13 Epically Funny Christmas Nail Designs Fails

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If you ever want to feel better about your own manicure skills, just look at these.

Nail Design #1: Candy Cane Claws

The Goal:

OK, we love this fun and festive nail art, but these lines are so perfectly flat that it’s hard to believe a layperson could pull it off.

The Fail:

Yes, here we paint in red and white, but those wonderfully straight lines? This candy cane pattern is just not quite the same if you try to draw it freehand.

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Nail Design #2: Plaid Nails

The Goal:

Whether it’s fall or spring, everyone loves plaid shirts. So why not transpose this favorite pattern to your nails?

The Fail:

Wouldn’t it be better to choose a simple color?

Nail Design #3: Milky Marble

The Goal:

Cool tones and metallic hues blend together to create another beautiful marble manicure.

The Fail #1:

Instead of looking like a marble dream, it has turned into a gloomy, dirty nightmare.

The Fail #2:

And there you have it: another inexperienced nail technician who can’t master these seemingly complicated instructions. Nevertheless: an A for effort!

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Nail Design #4: Neon Marble

The Goal:

There you have it: another great self-study on marbled nails! I think you can guess where this is going.

The Fail:

It’s the effort that counts. The nail polish remover you use after such an incident is also important.

Nail Design #5: Awesome Angles

The Goal:

Ironically, these instructions are on a blog called Easy Nail Designs. On the next slide, we see how easy it was for one person to do this.

The Fail:

It does have a nice coral color, but you can’t see a single feature – except for a black spot on the thumb, it seems.

Nail Design #6: Polka Dots

The Goal:

Charming points? Why not?

The Fail:

To save the nail artist’s honor, it must be said that she drank beer during this attempt.

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Nail Design #7: Pretty Poinsettias

The Goal:

This cheerful, festive manicure is full of subtleties that make it perfect Instagram material.

The Fail:

Unless you have two uncomfortable crosses and some green spots in between.

Nail Design #8: Watercolor Nails

The Goal:

How can they be twisted to perfection? We call it witchcraft. The magic of manicure.

The Fail:

…At some point, you simply have to abandon the nail art project.

Nail Design #9: Lime Design

The Goal:

Even better than shoes and a handbag, you can match your nails to your artistic cell phone case.

The Fail:

The color is cool, but those awkward white and black flourishes aren’t exactly inspiring. Nevertheless, it’s not too bad.

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Nail Design #10: Chevron Stripes

The Goal:

The fact that it is so precise makes it a bit of an epic masterpiece.

The Fail:

Well, you can at least see where this idea leads, right?

Nail Design #11: Neon Swirls

The Goal:

Everyone seems to like this type of design, but can you follow these guidelines to get it right?

The Fail:

If we’ve learned one thing from all of these failures, it’s that nail removal can be the hardest thing in the world.

Nail Design #12: Stars & Stripes

The Goal:

How great does this patriotic art look on Pinterest?

The Fail:

They are almost bands, but the stars look a little blurry, to say the least.

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Nail Design #13: Turquoise Tips

The Goal:

A beautiful, clear interpretation of traditional French Tips takes this classic manicure look to a new level.

The Fail:

French tips: the most deceptive of nail arts.


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