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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Top 10 Most Epic DIY Nail Fails on Instagram
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
Yeah, we agree that this virus is simply the worst.
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!
Hey, they look like ladybugs to us!
We appreciate the message, but maybe this one is best left to the pros.
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!
Another cautionary tale… use the tape when doing a DIY simple peel process.
Katie Nave is a freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.