To dye for

Remember the good old days when ‘bold’ nail art translated to glitter and rhinestones? These days, nail art can encompass anything from hair extensions to jelly to dead insects. This year’s manicure trends, in comparison, are rather tame.

The latest one is tie-dye nails, which became all the rage after Kylie Jenner sported them in yellow, blue and pink hues last month. They remind you of rainbows, 1990s pop songs, and the Booster bubblegums of your childhood. The trend sure picked up after Jenner nailed it, with different versions—like tie-dye glow-in-the-dark, tie-dye glitter and tie-dye bejewelled—popping up on Instagram.

And tie-dye need not be restricted to your nails. Last week, Starbucks came out with its ‘Tie-Dye Frappuccino’. If you remember, Starbucks has a penchant for all-things-wacky when it comes to its frappuccinos. After ‘Crystal Ball Frappuccino’ and ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’, the expectations are high for this one. The swirling yellow, red and blue colours are provided by red beet, turmeric and spirulina. So, whether you bite it or brew it, looks like tie-dye is here to stay!