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20 Bizarre Nail Art Ideas That I Just Will Never Understand

Having nails that are on fleek, can be so essential to amping up your look for the beach or even what you wear to date night. Still, some nails can be so extra.

Here’s a look at 20 nails that are sick AF, check them out!

1. The Sirina Nails

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These mermaid nails make for a cute and stunning beach look but how the hell are you gonna eat those Takis.

2. The Classic French Rizos?

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These crazy curly nails won’t make for good friends at brunch, but they will catch your attention.

3. These nails that were drawn through the garden.

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You won’t be able to wear these babes while doing the garden work, but they’ll look cute as hell to the club.

4.These Viva Frida Nails

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Yes to these uñas which bring on all of the Frida appreciation.

5. And these classic Frida babes

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I’d say that these nails with Frida designs and her face are a bit more practical than most of the uñas you’ll see coming up.

6. These Selena claws that bring the La Flor

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You gotta love nails that do a good TBT / Selena tribute.

7. These Flores blancas

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Getting all of the ~como la flor~ vibes with these nails.

8. These unreal concha nails

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These nails are sweet and too good to eat. Gotta love the way these conchas look on these claws.

9. These bracelet nails? WTH?

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There is so much bling going on the surface of these claws its hard to understand what’s going on. It looks like the artist might have used a bracelet or necklace.

10. These classy bling nails

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YES bring the bling to work/ the club/ the fam with these nails that are a bit over the top but still a little bit more tamed.

11. And these ultra-sharp nails that could cut you or take you to a nice dinner

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Girl, you could poke your eyes out with these babies.

12. These nails which look exactly like crystals

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These ice snails glow in the dark and look like they should be in Frozen.

13. These fun summertime nails

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These pineapple manis are everything you’ll want to add to your look this summer. Such a cute treat.

14. These chrome nails

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Yessss love these coffin nails that bring all of your púrpura dreams to life.

15. These flower nails

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Gotta love these on fleek floral designs. These have a crazy detail and are a little less intense to wear for every day.

16. These slick nails give us total Selena bustier

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These nails and the single blinged out nail will give you all kinds of Selena vibes for your girls night out. Gotta go glam with a red hot Selena red to do it justice though.

17. These glam designer nails

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If you’re not down to spend LV money on a bag or accessory, these nails are definitely worth the spend.

18. These marble nails that look like your worst nightmare and best night out at the same time.

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There’s so much texture and design going on in these nail sets. Gotta love how the artist brings the glitter and uses the theme of stones and marbles.

19. These 3D nails

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The nail art on these babes add a fun twist to the classic French nail so many of us got in the late 90s. Easy to love how stunning these 3d flowers are.

20.  These corazón nails

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These nails aren’t quite so out there, but they’re perfect for date nights and Valentine’s day. 

21. These nails will get you super LIT

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And of course, you can’t make a list about the insane power of good nails without including a pair that are ~mary jane~ inspired.


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Forget The ‘Sexy’ Costume And Dress Up As 2019’s Most Talked-About Mystical Creature: A Mermaid

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Forget The ‘Sexy’ Costume And Dress Up As 2019’s Most Talked-About Mystical Creature: A Mermaid

We’re all a little basic sometimes. And don’t get me wrong, I love a quick costume that I can pick up at a local Forever 21 as much as the next girl. But we all know the costumes that get overdone year after year; the witch, the sexy nurse, the black cats, the angel… they’re just straight-up basic. So how about this year you try something that doesn’t feel outdated or boring? Like a mystical creature from the depths of the sea.

2019 has been the year of the mermaid, so why not channel your inner sea-princess this Halloween?

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2019 has been the year of overhyped mermaids. From the wild reactions people had to Halle Bailey playing Ariel in The Little Mermaid’s live action remake announced earlier this year, to the premiere of The Little Mermaid Live! —another remake of the classic Disney film to be broadcasted on live TV. What’s more, mermaids are one of Pinterest’s top costume searches, even in 2019.

So we say, clad yourself in pearls, seashells and glittery scales. You could go modern and sleek, Nicole Kidman-style in Aquaman, or classic and romantic like Disney’s children’s classic. This costume gives you lots of room to let your creativity run wild and make the mystical character your own. 

We wanted to offer some help, so we rounded up our favorite mermaid makeup inspo for you to get planning your Halloween getup:

 Technicolor Barbie doll inspired mermaid.

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Think 90s Mermaid Barbie doll. No Barbie-inspired makeup look is complete without Barbie Pink and Purple. For this look, beauty blogger, Wiktoria went all out with those Barbie-inspired hues. Iridescent products are key for any mermaid interpretation, so don’t be shy. Bring the color from your cheekbones to the side of your face and brows for a colorful, artful take on the underwater look.

Pearls are a mermaid’s best friend

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When constructing a sea-themed costume, pearls are a must for a luxe, boujee mermaid look. Case in point: James Charles. And because we’re guessing you’ll be tired after you’re done struggling to glue those pearls on your face, keep the rest of the look natural. Maybe add blue tones to your eyes for an under-the-sea feel, and top it all off with metallic blue lips.

Iridescent scales 

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Yes, this looks like you need a certain level of makeup experience and expertise to pull off the technique. But we promise you, it’s a lot easier than it looks. Recreate the look of self-confessed makeup geek, Naz Rahman, by using fishnet stockings. Hold the stocks over your face and dust the iridescent shadows through the holes. Easier than you thought, amirite?

The Little Mermaid with a twist 

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…if the fishnet tip is still too much work. Draw the scales with colorful eyeliner. Put those Euphoria-inspired neon liners to good use this Halloween before the fad ends. 

Barely-there mermaid look

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This one is for that last minute invite to a Halloween party. If you didn’t have anything planned and need to whip up a costume at the very last minute, we got you covered. Do your everyday look, and brush a bit of pink or blue shadow over fishnet stockings for subtle scales. Stop by a craft store on your way to the party and glue a few pearls over your temples and forehead. Now you’re ready to go trick-or-treating!

The princess of the ocean

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I mean… wow. Why no go all out like makeup artist influencer @moninamua? Let that creativity run wild, it’s Halloween! Visit your local craft store and bag some sequins, paper shells, and pearls to recreate this look. 

Simple and Classic

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For a more subtle and classic take on the sea-creature, get yourself a pair of seashells to cover your boobage and keep the hair and makeup natural and beachy. Add a metallic eyeshadow and matching lip for a little bit of a pop —it’s Halloween after all! Don’t keep it too boring, girl.

The artsy take 

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This is for the gals that want a less literal costume. Create a wave-inspired effect across your face and add touches of glitter to evoque a sense of bubbly rippled-water.

Extra Extra 

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If “Go hard or go home” are words you live by, then this level of commitment to a theme is for you. Make a statement with pearls, a whole crown, a wig, blue body paint and purple lips. Then proceed to cash that ‘Best costume of the night’ prize, you earned it. 

Dead mermaid bc Halloween, duh!

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The occasion calls for a costume, but also for scary vibes —it is all hallows’ eve after all! So if you’re looking for a dead-something or another, add some fale blood and under-eye bags to your mermaid look, et voila! You’re welcome. 

Meghan Markle Was Spotted Wearing A Pair Of Mexican Huaraches That Cost $225 While In South Africa

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Meghan Markle Was Spotted Wearing A Pair Of Mexican Huaraches That Cost $225 While In South Africa

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The Duchess of Sussex was spotted out in public on official business for the first time after giving birth to baby Archie. Meghan Markle was seen earlier this month, during the royal couple’s 10-day trip to South Africa, wearing a pair of tan-colored Mexican Huaraches. Naturally, we were excited to see the Mexican footwear staple on such a prominent figure. Here’s everything we know about the royal’s choice of shoes.

The sighting of the royal baby made headlines across the globe, but for us, it’s what was on Markle’s royal feet that caught our eye. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s began their first overseas trip as a family on Mon., and according to the couple’s official Instagram account, their 10-day South African tour will focus primarily on “community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment.” Their busy calendar and lots of visits to various places around South Africa kept our news and social media feeds packed with Royal family content. Meghan Markle’s down-to-earth styling choice, however, grabbed our attention the most. 

Meghan is known for defying royal fashion protocols with her down-to-earth fashion choices.

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She was seen sporting a pair of black jeans and a Madewell denim jacket —yep, this royal wears Madewell too. The #ootd was pretty on point for the occasion, a casual visit to Monwabisi Beach in South Africa, where the couple learned about the work that the organization ‘Waves for Change’ does supporting local surf mentors who provide mental health services to vulnerable young people living in under-resourced communities. The Duchess rounded out her beach day outfit with a white J. Crew button-down shirt and last, but definitely not least, a pair of tan-colored huaraches. 

The woven sandals worn by the royal are traditional Mexican pre-hispanic shoes.

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Huaraches are a popular style of handmade, pre-Columbian footwear, that is said to have originated from the Mexican states of Jalisco, Michoacán, and Yucatán in particular. Typically associated with Mexican farmworkers, huaraches were popularized in the US due to 60s hippie culture, and continue to be popular with both Mexicans and visitors to the country.

The Duchess of Sussex’s choice of footwear was not at random. Royals’ outfits are carefully thought out. 

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Being part of the royal family comes with a lot of traditions and rules that affect the clothes they wear and how they wear them. Megan’s shoe choice was not at all coincidental. The tight fashion protocols given to the royals make it important to note that Markle’s huaraches were not just chosen at random.

The huaraches are made by Brother Vellies, a brand that makes “traditional African footwear”.

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With the goal of introducing the rest of the world to her “favorite traditional African footwear”, while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs within Africa, Aurora James founded footwear and accessories label Brother Vellies. James’ label creates luxury items handmade in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Morocco. Their boots, shoes and sandals are all designed in styles that “maintain the spirit and durability of their ancestral counterparts.”

The luxury ‘slow-fashion’ version of huaraches is way more expensive than the price you might get on the streets of Mexico.

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Listed on the website, Brother Vellies states that the shoes are; “a little update to our favorite handwoven braided leather sandal. Made in México. The name ‘huarache’ comes from ‘kwarachi’ in the Purépecha language spoken in the highlands of Michoacán.” And as much as we love seeing Mexican and Latino elements represented in the highest spheres of fashion, consumers should know that the pre-Columbian shoes made in Mexico are not items of luxury, but traditional footwear made and sold by indigenous people all over the country.  The Brother Vellies pair will set you back a whopping $225. Now, we know it’s not a “high price” to pay for a pair of ‘slow’ eco-conscious fashion find. But we’re fairly certain that these shoes “made in Mexico” are made by the same artisans who sell their own footwear on the streets —at a much more reasonable $250 Mexican pesos

For luxury ‘slow fashion’ brands, supporting local artisans comes with a higher price tag. 

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The Slow Fashion movement has grown steadily since the late 2000’s and has never been as relevant and on-trend as it is now. A reaction to Fast Fashion, championed by high street giants such as H&M and the recently bankrupt Forever 21, the growth of Slow Fashion has been driven by a wide array of independent designers seeking to place the customer’s focus on durability and quality rather than the immediacy of micro-trends. 

A habit of slow fashion brands is to hype certain concepts and products as new and innovative, when in fact, they have been thriving for long before Slow Fashion as a concept became mainstream. In this case, huaraches, have been the footwear of choice for indigenous people in Mexico for centuries before it became a fashion staple to buy for $225 dollars. 

For Mexicans everywhere, huaraches are part of culture, so we can’t help but feel a little bit skeptical about the luxury version.

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It’s hard to track the manufacturing process and to find out whether the financial profit that the shoes are raising is being destined to support the artisans and their local communities. Or if they are at the very least, receiving fair compensation for the work they put into the artisanal shoes they’ve known for generations, and which are now being sold to NYC’s elite at a luxury price point. 

We celebrate Meghan Markle for bringing under-represented fashion pieces to the mainstream,  and possibly making ‘huaraches’ an “it shoe” for the season. But huaraches have been a part of Mexican culture since time immemorial and we can’t help but feel a little skeptical of where the hundreds of dollars that these shoes are raising are going. It seems to us, that if you want to recreate the royal’s look, you could save yourself some $$$ and take a trip south of the border to buy yourself a pair of handmaid shoes that will profit the artisan directly —and enjoy some bomb food and sights while you’re at it.