Aquarium Nails Are the Most Over-the-Top Beauty Trend of the Year

Mermaid-ify your nails.

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When Korean nail maven Unistella gifted the world her mosaic-style glass nails,we breathed a collective sigh of relief that the internet could now forget they ever tried to make bubble nails happen. (If only the art-deco designs weren't so hard to recreate at home, right?) But as movements go, there's a new infectious (and impractical) manicure trend that's sweeping Instagram: exquisite aquarium nails that allow land-dwellers to deck themselves out like mermaids.

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First, salon artists set the nails by injecting baby oil and glitter between a double-paned acrylic nail. Then, the nails usually get bedazzled with rhinestones and even more glitter (because go glam, or go home).

The result is a floating "aquarium" that swirls like a snow globe as you wiggle your fingers. And thankfully, designs don't involve actual dead fish. Behold some of the most extravagant aquarium nail designs, below:

Robyn's aquarium nails today ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฌ #aquariumnails #nailsofinstagram #swarovskinails #nailsclip @nailsclip

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Mums aquarium and holographic nails ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ’Ž #nails #nailart #nailsoftheday #nailsofinstagram @brian_champagne @swan_nails #nailsonpoint #nailsonfleek #amazingmakeupart #swarovskinails #aquariumnails

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Beth's new nails, pink, purple, bling, and aquarium nails ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฌ #nailsofinstagram #swarovskinails #aquariumnails

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