2016 runways saw a crazy new nail trend – fur nails. To wear it or not? Here’s all you need to know about adding some fluff on your nails this season.

The latest nail art trend debuted during the Libertine Fall/Winter 2016 show. Fur nails – you may love it or hate but it’s definitely the quirkiest nail trend this season. They are weird, incredibly unique and furry! 😉

We feel that in terms of practicality, fur nails aren’t really functional! These are definitely not something that can be worn every day, you cannot wash your hands or pick up anything, and you can literally do nothing with them on. The only good and fun part is you can tickle everyone with these fuzzy nails! 😉 But should we leave this trend at the runway or try it on? And if we wanna try it, then how?

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Libertine Fall/Winter 2016

To Try or Not to Try: Fur Nails

The verdict is that this is certainly a trend we can try, because like every other extreme runway trend, you can make it more subtle and wearable for a real life use. We condemn animal cruelty, so avoid real fur. Faux fur nails are the way to go! Here’s the extreme trend, which we would reserve possibly for the Halloween parties (ahem, or avoid altogether!)!

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Image Credit: Cosmopolitan



Fur Nails You Can Actually Wear

Brown fur too much for you? Try some white for a winter party!

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Image Credit: Cosmopolitan

And here is the subtler version. You can be creative with fur (and even pom-poms) and create your own styles! Try fur on one nail:

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Image Credit: bobbo_young via Instagram

Or mix it with other nail art, like embellished or textured:

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Image Credit: Chomichomchom via Instagram

Or just use a little fur, instead of covering your whole nail with it. How cute is this one?!




How to Wear Fur Nails

There are two ways to get fur onto your nails. Let’s take a look at them both:

#1: With Fake Nails

All you need to get these faux fur nails are the following things :

  • Any colored or clear nail polish
  • Fake nails or nail tips with glue
  • Some faux fur of your choice (start with something less furry)
  • A pair of scissors

Cut fake fur into a small nail-tip sized piece (just a wee-bit bigger). Glue it onto the nail tip and cut the excess edges off with a pair of scissors. Glue the nail tip onto your nail.

#2: Without Fake Nails

You’ll need:

  • Any colored or clear nail polish
  • Some faux fur
  • A transparent top coat
  • The most important peel off base coat
  • A pair of scissors

The reason to add a peel off base coat is to easily remove the fur off the nails. Start with this and once you’re done, go ahead and paint a neat coat of your colored polish (optional).
Take a small strip of fur and glue it down with a layer of top coat. Wait for the polish to dry a bit and become thick before you place the fur. This will avoid the fur from slipping off the nail. Make sure the fur strip fits your nail perfectly, and cut the excess with a pair of scissors.

You can either do just one fur nail. Or more if you aren’t gonna be doing anything but flaunting the trend! This may seem all easy-peasy while reading, but it’s way more complicated, what with the fur-strands shedding, washing hands and of course, the overall feeling of having fur on your nails!

What do you think about this trend ? Personally I think it’s better off at the runway!!
If you would try on faux fur nails, let us know where you would wear them to. We want to know all the details. Comment below!