10 nail fails that are the literal opposite of 'nailed it!'

10 Nail Fails That Are the Literal Opposite of ‘Nailed It!’

With salon closures during quarantine, many of us have been forced to do our own nails at home. While some are excelling, rocking perfect fingertip art or acrylics, others are, well, not so skilled in the DIY nail department.

Sure, it’s nice to look at the abundance of perfect manis online, but we can definitely relate to the DIY nail struggle of these ambitious people below. From smudges to chips, we’re here to celebrate those who are sharing their most epic nail fails on Instagram.

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Getting Patriotic

These Fourth of July nails definitely stand out. We have to give credit for attempting to combine jewels, stripes, and glitter to show next level love for your country.

Coloring Outside the Lines

Who needs perfectionism? Not us and not this DIY mani queen!

Tales from the Pandemic

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I want to start by saying I MISS YOU! ???? I hope everyone is staying safe and well. Last week when I sent out messages to each of my clients, with notice of all nail services being suspended, I also included instructions on how to care for your nails at home. I also asked that you direct message me some pictures of you???? ???????????????? ????????????????????. Through out the weeks that we are unable to have our regular visits, we are going to have some fun with these ???? So here is how it is going to work: 1. Send me those pictures 2. Give me your thoughts on what you think of them. Once I can reopen, all my clients who have participated will have a brand new set put on for the price of a fill. Base cost no matter length or shape. PLUS you all will be entered into a draw to have a FREE. set done and a self care gift ???? that is not limited to Nail Enhancements. ???? I can not emphasize enough that the very best thing you can do to protect the integrity of your natural nails is to ???????????????? nails down to manageable length and allow them to grow off. ????︎????????????︎???????? ????????︎ ????????︎???? ???? -Pick (that will be hard for some of you ????) -do not use clippers, filing is best (length only) -????????????and last but not least PLEASE do not try to do you own nails. Improper preparation and application can lead to all sorts of serious issues. ????????????︎???? ????????︎???? ????????︎???? ????????︎✔️ -file nails down to manageable length -use cuticle oil -have some fun with our ugly nail contest, we are all in this together! ???? Please message me if you have any questions. Stay safe my friends ???? ????????????????????????I also encourage all my fellow Nail Technicians to also reach out to your clients and give back to them in some way, as they are who allow us to be able to share our passion for the Nail Industry and have the best careers ever! ????????????#bestclients #lovemyjob #nailtechnician #lloydminsternailtechs #covid19yousuck #thistoshallpass #uglynailsdontcare #nailbasics.ca #nailbasicseducation #nailbasicsfamily #staysafe #stayhome

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Yeah, we agree that this virus is simply the worst.

Busted Sparkles

We love it when people keep it real on Instagram, including updates on their “busted” tips.

Instagram Versus Reality

We’re not exactly sure what this was intended to be, but major props for the ambition!

Ladybug Woes

Hey, they look like ladybugs to us!

We appreciate the message, but maybe this one is best left to the pros.

Hot Mess

This is a warning when attempting the at-home spray marbling technique.

A for Effort

We’re pretty sure this isn’t the outcome she was looking for, but we’re so glad she shared!

Holy Gradient

Another cautionary tale… use the tape when doing a DIY simple peel process.

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