It's Official: T-Rex Hands Are the New Fish Gape

Keep those nails did.

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What people don't realize about the latest selfie trend is that it's actually a sign of reverse evolution. 

A callback to prehistoric times, rear-facing-camera-loving celebs are channeling their inner Tyrannosaurus Rex (the OG of dinosaurs, let's be real) by showing off their freshly-painted talons in claw-like fashion. The term was coined by Insta-Queen Huda Kattan (opens in new tab), which makes her an archaeologist in this wild, double-tapping world as far as we're concerned.

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From Kylie Jenner to Selena Gomez, basically every star is T-rexin' and giving us distinct Sharptooth from the Land Before Time vibes. So needless to say, a fresh manicure (married with a fish gape (opens in new tab)) is a whole new kind of social currency. Check out the variety of approaches below and start flexin' those digits:

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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.