When Lady Gaga arrived at the recent Golden Globes Red Carpet, her stunning Valentine gown had an air of familiarity. It wasn’t that Gaga was repeating another actress’s look, or even wearing a duplicate dress. The performer has always been known for her often-shocking fashion choices. Her matching lavender hairdo was proof that some personality quirks will never be contained. However, the dress was a fitting homage to an actress from the past.
The lavender gown not only brushed the floor but trailed far behind the star as she made her way down the carpet. Though the neckline was simple, Gaga added a bit of her signature flair with the oversized, poofy sleeves. However, in this case, the only statement Lady Gaga was trying to make was one of admiration. After all, she was up for an award for a role that a number of other iconic women have played before her.
In her dress choice, Lady Gaga chose to honor the late Judy Garland, who played the same role in the second iteration of A Star is Born. The 1954 film featured a scene which included Garland singing clad in a violet gown. Though Lady Gaga’s chosen outfit is definitely a modern take on Garland’s mid-century costume, the similarities are clear.
This isn’t the first time that Lady Gaga and her co-star/director Bradley Cooper have paid tribute to the three previous versions of A Star is Born. While the story has been told with varying levels of success, for Garland, the role was a major comeback. Garland’s performance earned both the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award. While Lady Gaga may not have quite made the cut for the Golden Globe, she’s expected to receive an Academy Award nomination in the coming weeks. Perhaps there she’ll follow in Garland’s footsteps again.
Unusual Nail Art We Can’t Stop Looking At
Colored Pencil Nails
Have you ever wished you could throw away your pens and pencils, and just write or draw with your fingers? This unique nail design will leave you with colorful hands, not to mention a set of easily-accessible writing tools. The craziest thing about this trend is that these nails actually work and can be used as pencils. The colored lead is as real as it can get. This could be a perfect idea for artists or when it’s “back to school” time.
Everyone has a favorite band. Following them on tour, buying their merchandise, listening to their albums – those are all pretty typical ways that fans show their appreciation. But this KISS fan took it to the next level. Each nail looks like a member of the band, complete with wacky hair and stage shoes. Now that is dedication!
Sushi is a delicious gourmet food that has become popular all over the world. Sushi fans will definitely dig this nail design! These nails look ready to eat, with vibrant colors and intricate details. If you are a foodie, this might be a great way of showing your preferences!
Imagine that it’s your birthday, and one of your friends comes out with candles on her nails instead of on a cake. This design looks like a lot of fun – but hopefully you’ll still get to eat your birthday cake! You might get dripping wax all over your hands, but these nail candles will burn long enough to keep the party lit.
There is nothing more beautiful than seeing the sonogram of your baby. While some soon-to-be mothers stick their sonograms on their refrigerators or in a nice frame on the wall, others turn them into nail art so they are always at hand. This can be a very memorable manicure for any expectant mother, and you can show it to everyone wherever you go. What a unique way of telling others about your baby!
Blinking Eye Nails
Having a pair of eyes on your nails already seems a little creepy, but imagine seeing them blink. It will most likely send chills down your spine. But don’t worry – maybe it’s good to have these eyes watching over you and keeping you safe. Maybe in the future, this will become the next big thing and you will be able to have a full face on your hand.
Cork Board Nails
Who knew that office supplies could transform into trendy nail art? This cork board nail design might actually be useful. Maybe you have a post-it note containing important information or a to-do list that you’d like to pin on. Why rely on boring cork boards hanging on your walls when you can take the memos with you while still looking trendy and fresh? Somehow, this weird nail art trend is getting more popular every day.
Maybe this person found themselves in the winter season with cold hands and did not really like the look of gloves? That could be the only logical explanation for this nail art. Keeping your hands a little bit warmer with furry nails is trending online, making the Grinch a beauty expert way ahead of his time.
Dead Bug Nails
Dreams come true, and apparently, so do nightmares. This nail design is a nightmare that came to life, literally. Having real dead bugs incorporated into your nail art is a trend that’s becoming more and more popular on social media platforms. If this seems like your style – the next time you see a bug around your house, think twice before smashing it as hard as you can.
Just when you thought this list couldn’t get any better, here’s something even more crazy and weird. This person decided to turn their nails into a set of realistic-looking teeth, with cavities included. The accuracy is outstanding, but overall, this look might not be to everyone’s liking. If you go to the dentist – they might check your hands in addition to your mouth!
Another outstanding trend that is both amazing and eerie is these selfie nails. With your own face painted onto the nails, adding hair to them takes it to the next level. The artwork is, without a doubt, amazing and impressive, but the overall image is creepy and frightening. Having your face on your nails can look very cool when posing for Instagram, and walking down the street with this will definitely turn heads.
Reptiles can be quite scary, but when they are integrated somehow into your nails – you get to be the scary one. The texture itself looks cool and definitely feels reptilian, with realistic ridges and bumps. When you take a closer look at how this design blends seamlessly from the nails onto the person’s fingers, the cool-factor turns a tad creepy and makes you wonder if this is best saved for a Halloween costume.
The next design is bizarre and super-useful! Imagine being able to comb your hair with your nails. Wearing these could be annoying, though – since they look like they can get caught on just about anything. These comb nails may not be well-suited for everyday chores, but they sure are vibrantly colored and will win you plenty of attention. Your coworkers may just start asking you to comb their hair at the office.
Brace Your Nails
While braces are something that we have all seen at some point, we normally expect to find them in someone’s mouth or in a dentist’s office. That is no longer the case, as this trend shows. This manicure seems impossible to pull off on a daily basis because of the wire connecting all the fingers. Your hand movement will definitely be restricted. However, it might help other people embrace the look of braces, especially those who feel self-conscious about the braces on their own teeth.
Snow Globe Nails
If you are reading this with the Christmas season approaching, then pay special attention to this design. Inspired by the spirit of Christmas, this festive manicure even includes a snow globe! The snow globe actually works when you wiggle your fingers around, and gives your hands an overall merry vibe. This is surely a must-have nail design for next Christmas, isn’t it?
This trend has been around for some time now and will probably not disappear as quickly as other waves of weirdness on the internet. It can be a nice addition to a cool outfit if it fits your style, especially if funky piercings are your thing. You can easily give it a try at home – just make sure you place the hole correctly so that you do not harm your fingertips.
Some designs are purely gross, and this manicure is the perfect example. These nails have poppable zits on them, making them wonderfully cringe-worthy. This design is easy enough for anyone to do at home – but it’s definitely not for everyone. Prior to trying it out, make sure you have a strong stomach!
If you have lived under a rock for the past few years, then this one might come as a surprise to you. For the rest of the world using the internet, the iconic photo of Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi, holding her mother’s finger is among the most liked pictures on Instagram. A nail salon decided to recreate this picture on a pair of nails. We can’t decide if the result is heartwarming or disturbing – you can be the judge.
Geodes are hollow rocks with crystals inside – and it’s no surprise that they’ve taken the world of nail art by storm. This particular example looks stunning, and the colors blend perfectly. Most of the nails are matte black, which makes the Geode nail on each hand stand out even more. This classy manicure can compliment your evening outfit with ease. Many color variations and models are available online.
Unicorns are a beloved mythical creature and have inspired many design trends online. This particular nail art design even features a three-dimensional unicorn horn. These nails look absolutely magical. With a subtle blend of color and shiny stones attached to the nails, this design will definitely give your hands an enchanting vibe.
Plants made a leap from the flower beds into nail art, and it left the world baffled. You don’t see plants attached to an individual’s hand every day, but someone actually did it using real plants instead of 3D modeling. The result looks both amazing and organic. This luscious manicure gives the saying “green fingers” a whole new meaning.
Edible Chocolate Nails
Chances are, you might be a chocoholic and enjoy a sweet snack from time to time. One way of curbing those sugar cravings is by eating a piece of chocolate… or you could try this yummy nail design. This design is made using real chocolate and other morsels of dessert. It might look fun at first, but this manicure won’t last long – as having sweet nails will certainly be a finger-licking experience!
Prism Edge Nails
Possibly inspired by the unicorn nail art, this manicure looks like shattered glass and definitely makes a statement when put alongside a pair of stilettos. This set of nails looks very fragile and easy to break – seems like the perfect excuse to pass on doing the dishes! Overall, you’ll probably get a great deal of benefit from this manicure. It looks very fancy and stylish and will definitely make you shine.
This one is definitely for the makeup lovers out there. These MAC nails have gathered popularity due to their clever design, and they double as useful makeup brushes when you need them! These long nails look a bit crazy, and will surely gather some looks from the people around you. And don’t be surprised if your friends ask you to do their makeup for them on the fly.
If you find yourself going out to eat often, this nail design might be for you. It’ll ensure that you never find yourself without cutlery when going out, whether you’re at a picnic or a fancy restaurant. It may be tricky to type or do much else with these prominent nails – but on the plus side, you’ll be prepared for any dining scenario and may get some compliments for your ingenuity.
As intriguing as the bug nails, this new trend is quickly spreading in Latin America. Creating these nails can be a challenge, as you’ll have to procure real scorpions and incorporate them with sparkles and glitter – resulting in a design which is both fascinating and scary. This look will definitely garner a maximum amount of likes, but you’ll need to decide for yourself whether killing scorpions for the sake of nail art is a good idea.
Inspired by the jelly shoes which were popular in the 90’s, this manicure is quite fun and can be a good choice for summer. Paint your nails with this throwback to the summer of 1995 – a healthy dose of nostalgia never hurts. The color palette is up to you, but the glitter is mandatory to complete the design. It’s a great way of showing others that you remember the good old days!
Cute and Fun Nails
Here’s a cute trend which takes advantage of negative space – not filling in the entire nail with color, but painting or sticking on tiny designs and then glossing over with a coat of clear polish. These fun designs are easily achieved with just a bit of imagination, and you’re guaranteed to get a unique result every time. This might be a great choice if you are looking for a fresh and trendy way of decorating your nails!
Let’s go back to our childhood days when worries were nonexistent and our only concern was how to build the next Lego project. Take a trip down memory lane with this fun nail design. As an homage to the carefree days of youth, or simply as a funky fashion statement – these Lego nails are sure to be a good time.
Just like the chocolate nails we saw earlier, these M&M nails will make your mouth water. In order to achieve the bubble shape, nail artists simply apply multiple layers of acrylic to the nail so that a round bump is created in the middle. These M&M nails took the internet by storm, as expected. If M&M’s are not your thing, you can opt for Skittles or anything else that has a bubble shape. That’s where you get to be creative!
Many artists are inspired by the beauty of the ocean, and we must admit that this moving nail art is mind-blowing. You may be inspired to create your own little ocean aquarium right on your hands. The only downside of these nails is that because they are so pretty, you may spend hours gazing at them and wishing you were by the sea.
So we know how important it is not to lock your keys inside when you leave the house. But that doesn’t mean you should attach them to your nails! On the plus side, she never has to worry about digging through her purse to find her keys after a night out on the town. We think the key to this look is the diamante design additions that she has on the nails. It really rounds it out.
We’ve already seen the sushi nails, and here comes another way of showing off your favorite food – this time, Italian-style. With these nails, the world will know your love for carbohydrates and especially pasta. These nails consist of real, edible pasta and make you wonder what trend might come next when it comes to combining culinary favorites with nail art. It’s definitely a unique way of showing your love for a certain food type.
Abstract Art Nails
With splashes of color flowing into abstract patterns, these nails have a cool psychedelic element to them. With the only limit being your own creativity and imagination, you can choose any color palette and model to create a museum-worthy work of art. Some of the nails are short and some are long, creating a most interesting spectacle on your hands. Show it off on Instagram to make your friends envious!
The internet has been taken by storm with this new trend. Corkscrew nails look truly crazy and make us wonder if you can actually use them to open a bottle of wine. It seems like it would be hard to function with these long spiraled nails, but people really seem to enjoy them. You’ll never know till you give it a try!