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This New Manicure Trend Will Turn Your Manicure Into An Aquarium

Buckle up for this.

Nail art has gotten pretty fucking dope in the last few years.

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But the aquarium trend — the art of creating a tiny, moving glitter aquarium on your nail — is changing the game.

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JUST. LOOK. AT. THAT. GLITTER. MOVEMENT.

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Please excuse me while I watch this on loop and meditate on the peaceful life of a glitter nail.

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They're made using two clear fake nails.

One should be slightly smaller than the other. The larger nail is trimmed to fit the natural nail bed.
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One should be slightly smaller than the other. The larger nail is trimmed to fit the natural nail bed.

Layering the smaller fake nail on top, clear gel is used to seal three sides of the nails together, leaving the cuticle side open.

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Through the open edge, the nail is filled with glitter and water to create an "aquarium."

Serious nail artists use syringes (!) to get the water in without making a mess.
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Serious nail artists use syringes (!) to get the water in without making a mess.

The free edge gets sealed with gel again.

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And after the entire nail is coated in clear-gel top coat, it's adhered to the natural nail. Pretty cool!

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People are getting super creative with how they use the aquarium technique.

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See? Innovative AF.

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I don't know anyone who loves Fiji water this much, but WOW, way to think outside of the box.

Bottom line: Aquarium nails are freaking perfect for anyone who secretly wants to be a mermaid.

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