7 Weird Nail Art Trends That Were Not Living Their Best Life In 2015

15 December 2015, 12:44 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Definitely did NOT nail it.

Sometimes, Nail Art can change a life for the better. Sadly, these criminal trends of 2015 did not. Admit it, did you try any?!

1) Bubble Nails


A photo posted by Jen (@nailartbyjen) onAug 5, 2015 at 8:33pm PDT

What are THOOOSE?!: We already addressed this heinous trend in our definitive 10 Weirdest Beauty Trends of 2015 round up and we still haven't changed our minds. Seriously, WHY?! They look like they're weighing your fingers down, how does one even go about their daily routines with these pebbles attached to their nails?! #NotLivingTheBestLife

2) Aquarium Nails


A video posted by Tony's Nails (@tonysnail) onAug 5, 2015 at 7:23pm PDT

What are THOOOSE?!: In theory, these are amazing but isn't it like walking around with one of those annoying protective phone screen bubbles stuck in your nails forever?! And you can’t get rid of it! Nightmare, honestly. Don't do this. 

3) Snow Globe Nails

What are THOOOSE?!: This is a completely unnecessary - and unreasonable - cross over between Aquarium Nails and Bubble Nails that has resurfaced just in time for Christmas. It's a no from us. 

4) Stiletto Nails

What are THOOOSE?!: Our problem with these talons is that you literally need a license to wear them. They are in fact weapons of mass destruction and they are completely and socially unacceptable. We're guessing if you rolled up to airport security with these stuck to your fingers, you'd be in a spot of bother. (The ~SUBTLE~ almond shape is great though so please, by all means, go forth and slay.)

5) Ice Cream Nails

What are THOOOSE?!: I scream, you scream, we all scream because 3D Nail Art has gone wild! Why though? The 2D Ice Cream Trend is like, legit super kawaii but this version is not living it's best life at all. May as well stick a flake on it too, WHY NOT?! IT'S CLEARLY NOT OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH!

6) Removed Polish Nails

Rodarte Nail Trend

Rodarte, Fall 2015

What are THOOOSE?!: This absolute monstrosity showed up on the Rodarte Fall 2015 runway and honestly, it should stay there. We have strived all our lives to avoid this disastrous post-varnish look so we can't understand why anyone would want to wear it ironically. Don't be one of those people in 2016.

7) Duck Feet Nails


A photo posted by @nails_by_nicoey onMay 13, 2015 at 10:26pm PDT

What are THOOOSE?!: These look like you’ve accidentally shut one of your acrylics in the Toastie maker and it’s been melted and squashed. Why did you PAY for these?! Did you get these just so you could have an easier way of scooping your salsa? Seriously, what’s going on here? 

Don't let this happen again, 2016.