TikTok has given us the gift of a new viral text challenge after a long dry spell. Light blue nail art is a trend that has gone viral on the TikTok app before and is doing so again.
This is not a brand-new fad. It all seems to have begun in 2020 when @ urdadsgirlfriend uploaded a video to TikTok with the caption, “Why is it that every time you ask a boy what colour you should get your nails they say ‘light blue?”
We’ve fast-forwarded to May of 2021, and it’s back. One of @notgraciefedorko’s videos has been liked over 360,000 times and has almost 2 million views.
When your friends want to have a “hot girl summer,” but you’ve just gotten your nails done in a pastel blue, as the video’s caption puts it: “When ur friends want to have hot girl summer, but u just got
Everyone wondered in the comments what having pale blue fingernails means. ‘I’ve been single for so long I had to read the comments to understand this,’ one user admitted.
What does the TikTok term “light blue nails” mean?
The general consensus is that a girlfriend with blue nails is taken. It’s also commonly believed that whenever a woman asks her boyfriend for advice on what colour she should paint her nails, he will always recommend a shade of light blue or baby blue.
Although it may seem like a “boy thing” only, a number of male TikTok users have come forward to say that they, too, know that a girl who is wearing a certain colour is “taken.”
Women are asking their boyfriends for advice on what colour to paint their nails and other TikTokers are stitching and duetting the clip. The correctness of the theory is demonstrated by some of them.
So, what does it imply to have pale blue nail polish?
If you answer “yes” to both of these questions, you are likely in a committed relationship. Girls reportedly take it as a signal that they are no longer interested in dating.
The common belief is that a female with blue fingernails has a boyfriend. When a woman wears this shade, she is telling the world she is taken.
Why is it so popular on TikTok?
At the moment, there are two distinct light-blue-nail video genres doing the rounds online. The first is hearing that you can’t participate in hot girl summer if you have light blue nails, which means you’re not currently available for a romantic relationship.
Every guy will tell you to get light blue nails, according to the comments on @brynnjaminfranklin##stitch by @itz Emerson (original voice: Brynn).
Another common video genre features female protagonists polling their male partners on the best shade of blue to paint their nails.
Doing a Run-Through of The Challenge
As far as I can tell, every single TikToker has light blue nails because their partner made them. The sceptic in me, though, prompted me to conduct my own experiment.
The following time I needed a manicure, I emailed my boyfriend and asked what colour he thought I should go with. To my delight, he suggested a soft blue. Problem solved.