Remember our weird story about fish pedicures? Well it seems that the ocean has even more to offer from a beauty perspective.

British scientists have produced a nail hardening product using the shells of crabs. Apparently the crab uses a substance called Chitosan to build and repair its shell.

A thin film of the Nail it! laquer helps strengthen and stabilise nail structure and protect against damage caused by physical or chemical agents.

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If you want to try some of this 'crabulous' nail varnish, head to this site - it costs £14.95!

Here are five more fantastic fingernail facts too:

  • Your fingernails grow at a rate of about half a millimetre a week and sometimes more. If you lived to be 77 years old and never cut your nails, they would be at least two metres in length!
  • Fingernails grow faster than toenails, a new fingernail will take up to six months to re-grow completely, a toenail up to a year
  • How do you spot a guitarist in the crowd? They will usually have longer nails on one hand than the other to help pluck the strings.
  • Fingernails grow faster in the daytime than at night time
  • Fingernails are much more porous than the skin. This is why your nails go soft when you’ve had a bath


What do you think?