ESC: Kim Kardashian, Makeup Free

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As of late, Kim Kardashian has been flying a little more under the radar than we're used to.

For instance, her triumphant return to social media includes a scaled-down grid of gritty photos that are nothing like her old aesthetic. She's also had the sweatpants on heavy rotation lately—not that there's anything wrong with that. At least when it comes to accessorizing, she's back to her old, maximalist ways. 

First she debuted her faux lip ring and now she's at it again with an embellished manicure. If you saw the Snapchat of her freshest paint job, you know exactly what we're talking about.

In her snap from earlier this week, she showed off a newly minted set of acrylics in a fierce platinum silver color. But that's not the only flashy detail. Each nail is pieced with not one, but two or three tiny gold rings. "Khloe would be so proud of me right now," chimed the star as she flashed them for the camera. Practical? Not a chance—but Kim's also not the first celeb to go there. 

Keep scrolling to see other celebs who have sported the pierced nail trend before.

Newly obsessed with @laquenailbar #mattenails #ManiMonday

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Vanessa Hudgens adorned her matte nails with a dainty, pinky piercing back in 2014. 

“#KatyPerry has always been #JeremyScott's muse. Brilliant, provocative, happy and generally edgy and/or cartoonish – Jeremy Scott helps Katy Perry make sure that a pop star is always a superhero. Katy Perry has never considered her role to be that of understatement, and she came to the #MetGala in a spray-painted dress with Madonna and Jeremy Scott in his #Moschino label. As though the spray-painted dress were too subtle, she got to us on the landing on the North side of the museum steps and took 10 seconds to hold out her fingers to each of us to make sure we all knew that the label she was proud to represent at fashion's biggest event was, quite literally, spelled out for us.” As told to @RollingStone by photographer @taylorehill

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And who can forget Katy Perry's 2015 Met Gala mani? Fitting since she was wearing a matching gown by Moschino's Jeremy Scott at the event. 

Tell us: Does this trend feel fresh or over and done with? 

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