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Bubble Nails Are In! Would You Try the Beauty Industry’s New Viral Trend?



Hump Nails - BellaNaija - August2015*Sigh* Can we please talk about Bubble/Hump Nails.

I have been seeing these nails on social media for a while, and I hoped they would go away as quickly as they started, but no. They’re still here. Hump Nails are the latest offering from the beauty industry ahead of eyebrow extensions and ‘strobing’; and we can boldly say we’re going to sit this one out.

Hump nails are usually very short & really curved extensions. They are created by layering drops of acrylic on the fingernails and adding some more until the nail is rounded like the image below. After which you can go ahead and paint them to your heart’s desire or even add dainty accents to them.

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First sightings of the nail trend was in 2009 when a nail technician named Hoa Biu, who worked at the Ann’s Nail Salon in Philadelphia sent her nail art work to Nail Magazine. Now, more popularly called ‘bubble nails’, it seems to picking up in Philly and other parts of the States.

Of course there are a lot of people not feeling the trend. And the memes are really rolling in;

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People have called these nails everything from ‘cute’ to ‘weird’, but we want to know what do you think – would you try bubble nails?

See more photos that might just convince you. 🙂

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  1. Truth Teller

    August 24, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Ugly, horrible. Looks like some new type of ailment.

  2. AD

    August 24, 2015 at 4:26 pm


  3. Que

    August 24, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    EEEEWWWWW on all levels!

  4. Ibinabo

    August 24, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    It’s a NO-NO for me.

  5. veer234

    August 24, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Been making the rounds for about 2 months BellaNaija… and no, I wouldn’t try it.,

    • Kiiki

      August 25, 2015 at 9:17 am

      The lip colour/ shade on your Avi is everything! Where from abeg?

  6. MEE

    August 24, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Lol…they look ridiculous

  7. Mademoiselle

    August 24, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Wow! So ugly. SMDH

  8. poison ivy

    August 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Looks like an ailment from a Nigerian movie……..absolutely terrible.
    Am no artificial nail lover, my polished natural nails are pretty cute, thank you very much.

  9. WA

    August 24, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    It’s simply hideous!!

  10. Wale

    August 24, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Fastest way to turn off a guy!

    • Mocha

      August 25, 2015 at 11:25 am

      It’s not always about guys.

  11. freesky

    August 25, 2015 at 3:58 am

    One word…..Horrible.

  12. Dee one

    August 25, 2015 at 5:02 am

    NEVER…!!!! I’m not a fan of nail extensions in general and now this….again NEVER..!!!!

  13. adelegirl

    August 25, 2015 at 7:36 am

    The ugliest most un-appealing nail trend I have ever seen. I just don’t get it.

  14. aiphee

    August 25, 2015 at 7:41 am

    If you’ve got short fingers like mine,biko don’t try this to avoid stumpy fugly looking hands..

  15. Made

    August 25, 2015 at 9:11 am

    unfortunately only dark-skinned fingers are “rocking” these ogre-looking talons… so ghetto-ish

  16. Jhennique

    August 25, 2015 at 10:29 am


  17. whollop whollop

    August 25, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Two words “She ratchett!!!”

  18. dammygold

    August 25, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Its a No No for me

  19. olamide

    August 25, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    not on ma life!!!!!!

  20. Ghostmode

    August 25, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Ugly much!!!

  21. sparkle

    August 25, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    i can’t help laughing hahahahahahhohoho

  22. chichi

    August 25, 2015 at 9:50 pm


  23. Lebang

    August 27, 2015 at 12:07 am

    They look like leprechaun nails….Some trends should never have been thought of to begin with

  24. Christine

    January 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Fantasy of women is boundless, especially when it comes to beauty 🙂

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