If like me, you were one of the people who happened to get a gel manicure before the COVID-19 became a pandemic, then you might just be regretting that decision.
With no acetone around for safe home removal and nothing for company but my own swirling thoughts of panic, I ended up picking off all my gel nails and never has the phrase "do as I say, not as I do" been more appropriate.
Thankfully, as spotted by Allure, one influencer has come up with a frankly genius hack that will hide your outgrown cuticles, without causing any damage.
You don't need an at-home gel removal kit, acetone, or those weird nail clamps to do it either. All you need is a glitter polish, which I'm sure we all have hidden in the back of our cupboards.
Olivia Smalley shared her trick on IGTV which involves applying a coat of glitter polish to the base of your outgrown manicure. Think of it like a ~reverse~ glitter ombre.
Not only does it look beaut, but it also hides that annoying regrowth until you can get back in the salon to have it professionally removed!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.