For a guy who lives under the sea, SpongeBob SquarePants is quite the fashion muse.
6-year-old girls wear him like a badge of honor on tank tops, Marc Jacobs got him tattooed onto his bicep, and now Rescue Beauty Lounge has named its pre-fall polish colors after the Nickelodeon cartoon.
The nail trio includes a soft coral, a milky blue, and a pastel yellow, called “Star Fish Patrick”, “Bikini Bottom”, and “Square Pants”, respectively. Even though they name check the underwater animals, the colors are anything but adolescent—they’re more seashell than Saturday morning cartoon.
And although the nail polishes will have you thinking of summer by the beach long after the leaves have turned brown, the big question remains: Despite being endorsed by one of fashion’s biggest designers, is SpongeBob a worthy beauty icon?
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
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