02/20/2013 01:43 EST

Nail Art: Are You Over It Yet?

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Tokyo, JAPAN: Japanese nail artist Yoko Matsuda displays Hello Kitty shaped nail arts at the 'Beautyworld Japan', beauty service and products trade show in Toyko 07 May 2007. Matsuda shew off her nail art technique to the visitors for demonstration, hello kitty shaped nail arts for ten fingers are estimated at 18,000 yen (150 USD). AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Expressing yourself via your nails has been a hot trend for at least a few years now. As a result, we've seen some intricate and creative looks emerge (check out our Pinterest page to see the nail art designs that have caught our eye recently).

Celebrities like Sophia Bush and Zooey Deschanel are two of the many celebrities who are enjoying this trend. They often share their nail designs on their personal Instagram and Twitter pages.

During the red carpet season E! Entertainment Television introduced us to their ManiCam--super up-close views of celebrity nail art!

And, during the London Olympic games, many of the athletes took part in patriotic nail art. This gave them a not-too-distracting creative outlet during the competitions.

On the one hand, nail art is an inexpensive and somewhat low-key way to be creative and add a bit of spice to your outfit. On the other hand, some of these looks aren't so practical (heavy gems and add-on textures look great on day one, but are they worth the time and fuss?).

What do you think: are we over nail art now?

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