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Aquarium Nails are Here to Make Your Mermaid Dreams Come True

by Rose Adams Published on 29 December 2016
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Stars, jewelled gems and ALL the glitter - enter: the latest nail-art trend fresh from the ocean that you're about to become obsessed and that's otherwise known as aquarium nails. Believe us when we say it really does have to be seen to be believed.

Christmas Day may seem like a distant memory but quit the wallowing and take your head out from beneath your duvet because New Year's Eve is just around the corner and we've got just the thing to make sure you're the belle of the ball. Bringing together two of our favourite things: jazzy nail art and a hell of a lot of glitter, allow us to introduce the new nail trend you're about to become low-key obsessed with: aquarium nails AKA the nail art that moves.

This mesmerising technique is officially the hottest new nail trend in the beauty sphere - Instagram told us so, so it's kind of a big deal. Currently blowing up our feeds, it's got us quite literally seeing stars. I like to think of it as a cross between those snow globes you used to make at school (y'know the ones that use an old jam jar and some fake snow) and all things aquatic. And you can bet your bottom dollar that includes mermaids. The good news is it's easier to achieve than you think.

A photo posted by FIJI Water (@fijiwater) on Dec 1, 2016 at 10:44am PST

To get this mesmerising look, it's simply a case of fusing together two acrylic nails using a strong nail glue, then filling them with a little water and adding as many sparkly things as your heart desires. Then fill it with gel and pop it under a UV light to seal the nail. And there you have it - secure it to your natural nail using nail glue and repeat the process until you're the real-life mermaid you were born to be.

It seems the sky really is the limit when it comes to decorating our digits. First there was furry nails, the trend that bought us closer than ever to our pets, then shattered glass manicures came along and upped our mani game further. And who could forget when we looked to the unlikely muse of the garden path for inspo when botanical nails were born? This trend involved sticking actual, real, living plants to our talons. Basically, we're all for trying something new. But with a growing obsession with all things three dimensional, this could be our favourite one yet.

Check out these aquarium nails:

A photo posted by Amy (@dramaocelotnails) on Dec 28, 2016 at 8:30pm PST

A video posted by @loarenm on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:38pm PST

Will you be trying this mesmerising trend? Let us know @soFeminineUK!

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