The New Trend in Nail Art Isn’t for the Faint of Heart, but It Is for People Who Love Bugs

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If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that 2017 beauty trends have been weird. Like, verging on alien-level weird. So weird that if you went out in public rocking any of them you might be shunned by society.

But even if you’d never want to actually try them out, they sure are fun to look at. So, we present to you the pièce de résistance of bizarre beauty trends: dead bug nail art.


Remember squiggle brows? This look gave everyone a perpetually confused expression. Thankfully, it didn’t last for long.

While we have to admit that this look was kind of pretty, there was one major flaw: You couldn’t achieve it without the help of Photoshop. Bummer.

Squiggle brow’s much stranger cousin, this wacky lip trend pretty much just made people look like they were having an allergic reaction to shellfish. But hey, whatever floats your boat…

This look was the most achievable of the bunch, but the question remained: would you want to achieve it? No. You would not.

You may have heard about the “hair nail” trend that briefly made an appearance, and if not, consider yourself lucky. This look is truly what nightmares are made of. So now, after this fine walk down memory lane, we present you with the most extreme beauty trend of the year…

A nail salon in Melbourne, Australia called Deadly Beauty And Nails Studio has been making quite the splash on Instagram lately. Their creepy-crawly creations have most people transfixed by a mix of wonder and disgust.

For instance, if you want a dead wasp encased in acrylic on your finger, you can have it! Is it just us, or would these nails only make sense on some kind of supervillain?

Everything from ladybugs to spiders, seahorses, and scorpions is fair game. Cute!

Casati drew inspiration for these creepy creations from Mexican women who would incorporate scorpions into their nail art.    

While this type of thing may not be our cup of tea, we do admire the courage it takes to rock the look. And the snakeskin version is probably the least repulsive option if you want something dead embedded into your nails.

Take, for example, this horrifying creation. Seriously, how do you function in your daily life with nails that long and pointy? It looks like you could actually poke someone’s eyes out with those things. But I guess that’s what they were going for?

But we promise to let you know ASAP once the next insane beauty trend takes over. And honestly, we can’t wait to see what’s coming next.