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This Bizarre ‘Bubble Nail’ Trend Is Very Popular


by Jennifer McShane
09th Aug 2015
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When it comes to beauty and nails, new trends can crop up faster than the Sunday night Fear we get at the end of the week, and you can be sure that some will be more bizarre than others. Today’s odd Trend of the Month is all about emphasising your nails, with a technique known as Bubble Nail art. Sounds odd, right?

According to Mashable, the craze for Hump nails originates in a salon in Philadelphia, and the piece in Nails Magazine explains how nail technicians can get the look:

“Bubble nails require building and sculpting of the acrylic until you get the look your client wants to achieve. You have to know exactly where the hump is supposed to be, then slowly build the nails. You start with a ball of acrylic in the middle of the nail, which is the highest part of the hump. The nail has to be thin at the cuticle, then it gradually gets thicker as it gets to the middle of the nail plate. Then from the middle of the nail plate it has to gradually get thinner at the tip of the nail, like a nice smooth hill. The curve has to be perfect.”

While this isn’t really a new trend as such, recently it has exploded on social media. While the results are very colourful and the effect looks very funky, we’re not sure how practical these would be for daily life ( regular acrylic nails alone require a lot of special care), and just how healthy it is to have a huge amount of?acrylic built onto your nail bed. Here are a few examples of the Bubble Nail Art:

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A photo posted by Julia K (@kononenko_julia) on

#bubblenails #gross #disgusting #hideous #justno #makesmecringe #why #howisthispopular #iwillneverunderstand #blah

A photo posted by Ciara Mitsuko Nishi (@aznstoner) on

Que cosa mas fea!!!! Cuidado las voy a ver a ustedes poni?ndose esas u?as as? de horribles. #Bubblenails

A photo posted by Kathy gamez (@kathygamez) on

#nowa #moda #styloweczka#nails#joke#nailsfashion#hahahahahaha#bubblenails#bubble

A photo posted by AleksandraDutkiewicz (@aleksandradutkiewicz) on

My whole outlook on #nailart has gone into #cardiacarrest… #bubblenails and #humpnails #notfeelingit #next

A photo posted by Amy Peterson Uribe (@realitywrapstar) on

Will you be opting for this?