It's an art attack, a nail art attack!
While the idea of nail art might make you think of the rub-on decals you wore when you were eight, the nail art trend is much more sophisticated this time around.
We're seeing intricate little paintings on the talons on pretty much everyone in Tinseltown - from the eccentric Gaga; queens of pop Rihanna and Katy Perry to indie hipsters Alexa Chung and Zooey Deschanel.
I've never been much of an artist being cursed with an incredibly unsteady hand. After a recent attempt to paint polka dots and teeny tiny cat faces on my nails failed miserably, I decided to turn to the experts* to fulfil my nail art dreams.
Completely spoilt for choice, after much deliberation (really just indecisiveness), I decided to stay true to myself and combine old pal, the skull with a bit of girly glitz, for this first foray. It's a pirate's dream - aye captain? Aye, Aye you say.
*Nail art by Nail Bar, People Hairdressing, Surry Hills