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15 Nails That Defined 2015

by Beth Livesay | December 17, 2015

1. Aquarium Nails

Love this nails

A video posted by Tony's Nails (@tonysnail) on

While this trend isn't new, the idea of objects floating in liquid on your tips shook up social media in 2015. Instead of an aquarium on your nails, make it a snow globe for a festive touch.

2. Bubble Nails

@nailsbyann

@nailsbyann

Also known as hump nails, this is another nail trend that isn't new but for whatever reason bubbled to the surface in 2015.

3. Russian Cathedral Nails

@leximartone

@leximartone

The nails heard around the world graced our May cover.

4. LED Nails

These nails light up your life with the help of a smartphone.

5. Egyptology Nails

@cndworld

@cndworld

Ancient Egypt is enjoying one heck of an afterlife. See herehere, and here

6. Broken Glass Nails

Scatter swag at #glonailbar #nails #nailart #NewportBeach #CostaMesa

A photo posted by GLO (@glonailbar) on

Bits of mylar or paper can fix nails up niceley.

7. Rockhound Nails

@thepolishedpinky

@thepolishedpinky

The new way to embellish is completely down to earth.

8. Emoji Nails

moreeee emoji nails for @_giaaa._ 😋💁🏽💘👙👑😈

A photo posted by Lexi Martone Nails 🌙🔮💀 (@leximartone) on

Nails that make you go : )

9. Chrome Nails

Nails with a mirror-like finish in any color of the rainbow reflected the mood of 2015.

10. Chain Nails

#bts photos of the @nailsmagazine cover I did for November 2015. #notd #nailart #nailswag #nailporn #nailguytv

A photo posted by Robert Nguyen 💅 (@nailguytv) on

Whether you prefer long, dangling bits of jewelry, or a few embedded links, these nails are off the chain.

11. Sea Glass Nails

@nailjob

@nailjob

As sea-n on our August cover.

12. Cinderella Nails

@pinknailsny

@pinknailsny

With a live-action movie, lacquer line, and nail art contest, these glass nails fit just right.

13. Marsala Nails

@malishka702nails

@malishka702nails

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2015 had us guzzling down wine-soaked nails.

14. Goat Nails

@nailguytv

@nailguytv

2015 was also the Year of the Goat, so artists took the nail by the horns when creating Lunar New Year nail art. 

15. Pearl

@glonailbar

@glonailbar

Again, not exactly a new trend, but we are happy to see these classic embellishments make a comeback

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