‘Thank U, Next’ Nail Art Is Cropping Up On Instagram And We Kinda Dig It

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Ariana Grande‘s banger toon ‘Thank U, Next’ clearly resonates with fans the world over.

In less than a month since its release, the song has already catapulted to the top of the charts and spawned a tonne of hilarious memes:


This week Ariana’s continued to fuel our excitement by starting to tease the music clip for her cult-status song, including references to some of your fave 2000s movies.

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Perhaps the most notable of all is her Mean Girls segment, featuring the OG Aaron Samuels and, of course a custom Burn Book:

You know that saying ‘give them an inch and they run a mile’? Well that couldn’t be more true with the nail art community.

Let’s not forget, these are the same people who brought us Kylie Jenner baby announcement and Dr. Pimple Popper-inspired manicures.

So it was really only a matter of time before we were bless’d with some very millennial ‘Thank U, Next’ nails starting to pop up over Instagram and Twitter:

Oh my god. Is it wrong that I’m actually obsessed with this?


Of course, there are a variety of iterations on the trend with different nail shapes, lengths, colours and letter options to play with.

From teeny tiny kiss motifs to some truly OTT 3D details, nail artists and fans alike are creating their own take on the look:



Don’t have that much time or patience? How about this slightly simpler design?

Then there’s these talons, reserved for only the most die hard fangirls:

Actual footage of us right now:

Since Ariana’s totally down with her fans – and their ~creative~ ways to express how much they love their kween – I’m quietly holding out for Ari to debut her very own set of custom ‘Thank U, Next’ acrylics on Insta.

I mean, it could totally happen. And, if it did, the beauty community would probably explode.