• Wed, May 9 2012

Duck Feet Nails Are Oddly Appealing

Let me start off by saying this: I have very short nails. As soon as my nails grow long enough for me to feel them hitting the keyboard as I type, I chop them down. I don’t have awesome stripper nails. I wish I did. But I can’t stand how they feel.

All that said, it makes little to no sense, but I find myself strangely attracted to this duck feet nails trend. Have you seen it? It’s where the nails flare out in a kind of inverse triangle leading away from the finger, mimicking the shape of a duck’s feet. Like so:

I don’t know if it’s because they’re so extreme and cartoonish, but if I didn’t gag every time I get dirt lodged under my nails — if, I mean to say, I considered my nails to be solely decorative and not potential disgusting nuisances, I’d totally do this.

It’s just crazy enough to be absolutely the best. Look how much embellishment you can fit on there!

It’s like having candy and make-believe on your fingers at all times.

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  • KeLynn

    *shudder*

  • Sam

    These give me agita :( Probably because I have contacts and all I can imagine is somebody trying to remove contacts with these and ughhhhh scary! Although the added workspace for more designs is pretty awesome…

    • Jessica Pauline Ogilvie

      Hah, fair. I had not considered the contact lens angle.

  • Heather

    The design ideas are way cute but the aesthetic of the shape is so revolting, it out-weighs the cute… at least it does for me.

  • kjon

    I think there was a more subdued version of this nail trend last year and people called the shape “fans”.

    Now I know that fun fact will come in handy at parties. You’re welcome.

  • Holly

    Oh God. All I can picture is someone using it to scoop things like salsa or cream cheese or ew.

  • Lisa

    My boyfriend just asked me if these were for people without personalities.