Bold Beauty: Must-Have Nail Colors

Celeb Beauty: Must-Have Nail Colors
ESSENCE.COM May, 28, 2012

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Tanika Ray served as the host with the most at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event wearing a flirty fuchsia nail shade on short nails.

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These easy-to-adhere tabs can go on solid or for a more adventurous look, you can customize your mani with rhinestone and animal print wraps.

$9.99, available at Ulta.

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After the birth of her baby girl, Blue Ivy, Beyoncé sported royal blue nails that instantly became one of the season’s hottest nail shades.

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Celeb manicurist Lisa Logan revealed that Bey’s blue mani was created with Nails Inc.’s Baker Street. The shade instantly flew off the shelves at Sephora, but has since been restocked online.

$9.50, available at Sephora.

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Can’t decide on which color to grab from the wall of endless polishes at the nail salon? Choose white. It goes with any outfit and occasion and is totally on trend. Cassie wore a gleaming white mani on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Leave it to MAC to take the season’s nautical trend and translate it into a nail polish collection. The Hey, Sailor! line contains three summer-worthy shades to adore: Gold Knot, Touch of Red and Vestral White.

$17 each, available at MAC.

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Add a pop of contrast to your summer whites by pairing them with jet black nails. Monica made her ebony mani stand out when she wore a white gown to the Billboard Music Awards.

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Sally Hansen compiled all five steps of your standard manicure into one bottle with the Complete Salon Manicure collection.

$7.99, available at Ulta.

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We were green with envy when we spotted Solange sporting a seafoam green mani at the Splendid Soho store opening party.

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The Duality Nail Pak makes creating a fresh mani on-the-go a breeze. At the top is a full bottle of nail lacquer, while the bottom twists off to reveal a nail file and 40 pre-soaked pads with non-acetone polish remover. Genius idea, right?

$20, available at Duality Cosmetics.

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Christina Milian arrived at the 2012 NBC Universal Summer Press Day wearing a bright pink manicure topped off with purple tips.

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Polish & Company’s Spring 2012 collection includes yummy shades that are perfect for a pink, two-toned mani including Future and a Past, Oh Hell No and Body to Body. Don’t you just love the bold names, too?

$12 each, available at Polish and Company.

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Tamala Jones attended the PaleyFest 2012 wearing a shiny violet manicure that contrasted beautifully with her metallic gold dress.

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Ginger + Liz’s vegan nail polish line contains brilliant colors your fingertips will love. Create the perfect purple mani with I’m So Over Him.

$12, available at Ginger + Liz.

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Add some pizazz to your nails with bold yellow manicure like the one Adepero Oduye wore to the Vanity Fair Post-Oscar Party.

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Not only do we love butter LONDON’s juicy nail polish shades, but we’re happy that all of their lacquers are “3 Free”—meaning they are formulated without formaldehyde, toluene and DBP.

$14, available at butter LONDON.

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While we’re totally into bright nails for summer, a starry, metallic mani is sure to get you noticed. Meagan Good rocked hers well at the OK! Magazine’s Pre-Grammy Event.

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For a metallic mani of your own, swipe on a few coats of this nail lacquer ultra-saturated silver tips.

$14, available at Sephora.

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KeKe Palmer attended the Kid’s Choice Awards in a stiletto manicure outfitted in a fun, fuchsia nail color.

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NailEZEE’s line of vivid polishes include the shockingly bright Sugar Plum Fairy, a rich pink that lasts for days without chipping.

$10, available at NailEZEE.


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