Forget Oyster cards! You can now get around London using your nails

We’re all familiar with the struggles of the London tube. You get to the ticket gate just to realise your Oyster card is lost at the bottom of your bag and you’re holding up the ENTIRE queue.


Oh, the shame. Forget carrying around an Oyster card as, thanks to a fashion student’s invention, you can now pay for travel using your nails. Yes, YOUR NAILS.

Lucie Davis, a student at UAL Central Saint Martins, has created a set of acrylic nails, as part of her BA in jewellery design, which essentially work as an Oyster card. And it’s GENIUS.

So how does it work? After being inspired by her daily routine, Lucie discovered that if you take the RFID chip from an Oyster card and embed it within a full set of acrylic nails, you can pay for your journeys with a single tap. No card required.

Nailed it. Don’t worry, you can still top them up with money too. You just never have to worry about misplacing your card again!

Now we have a legit reason to go and get ourselves a manicure.

Would you use Oyster card nails? Let us know @maximumpop

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Written by Nina John-Clement

Style writer, maths geek and positive viber who's madly in love with words. Also an aspiring member of the Swift squad.

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