They’re like mini snow globes daintily affixed to each of you fingertips creating a fun and interesting conversation piece that will make at least one stranger take notice and inquire about them. They’re also unique, creative, fun and are helping to contribute to the nail art trend that has become extremely popular in recent years.
But what are they exactly?
Reminiscent of 70s fish tank platform shoes, a nail aquarium is created by joining two layers of artificial pieces that are infused with water and glitter. The liquid and particles help to create the look of an aquarium or an underwater aquatic scene replete with everything except an actual school oftropical fish. Some nail technicians are choosing to experiment with the look and are nowplacing small photos of both of fruits and Disney characters inside of it, thereby remaining true to the whimsy and kitsch of the style itself. Others have decided to simply go all out with the theme and even incorporated granules of sand within the nail. Ultimately, with many nail techs offering to customize the style for each customer, one can be as OTT (over-the-top) as they wish when having them applied.
As a result, the look has begun to gain traction in both the blogosphere and in the media with Cosmopolitan magazine recently writing a piece about it and even more serious outlets including the Huffington Post opting to cover the topic recently. Social media appears to be one of the driving forces behind the increasing popularity of the unusual form of nail art with Tony’s Nails of Wichita, Kansas’ Facebook page garnering nearly 15 million views as a result of providing information regarding it. However, reading about something and knowing how to do it correctly are two different things, thus several sites are now offering directives on how to apply the nails at home. Pinterest offers a tutorial providing a video of how to apply the nails and Youtube has its own clip entitled “How to Get Aquarium Nails at Home” which offers step-by-step instructions as well. Further, in order to obtain the necessary supplies, Pinterest recommends the Glam Glitz Nail Kit and Jodie Layne of bustle.com suggests that newbies purchase those available online through Amazon for only $15.
Therefore with fall almost upon us and the unpleasant season of winter to come, now would be the perfect time to enjoy the luxury of trying the trend which will enable you to have a touch of summer at your fingertips, literally, all year long.