Great Beauty: Celebs Rock Hot Nail Hues

If it's one thing that the most stylish celebrities know, the right nail polish can make or break an outfit (as Whitley Gilbert once said, "It's a little thing, but a big thing."). Here, we take a look at our favorite celebrities rocking the twelve hottest shades of the winter. Let us know your favorite in the comments section!
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 12, 2011

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Chicer than clear and more unexpected than white, Solange’s nude mani is the new neutral! To get the look, try Creative Nail Design Polish in Desert Suede ($8.48,

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When it comes to nails, Ciara is a fan of classic shades like rich, glamorous crimson. Try Essie Nail Polish in Really Red ($8,

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Nicki Minaj’s pale, Carolina blue nail hue goes perfectly with her mismatched hair! We love Chanel Nail Colour in Coco Blue ($29,

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Rihanna rocks audiences — and us! — with her deep, greenish-black manicure. Try Deborah Lippman Nail Polish in Billionaire ($16,

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Kelly Rowland adds a pop of color to her all-black ensemble with a fierce fuschia polish like Estee Lauder Pure Colour Nail Lacquer in Fuschia Flame ($19,

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Keri Hilson sports a bright, peachy-tangerine shade like Givenchy Vernis Please! Nail Lacquer ($16.59,

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LaLa Vasquez lightens up with a creamy shade like Essie’s Big Dipper ($1.27,

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Beyonce goes glam in a classic red shade like OPI Nail Polish in Red My Fortune Cookie ($4.49,

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Janet Jackson rocks out in a metallic black hue like Dior Vernis Nail Enamel in Black Sequins ($21,

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Ashanti’s nails pops in this super-pale pink shade. Try Essie Nail Polish in Light Pink ($3.99,

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Shingai Shoniwa goes for the gold in a sunny metallic like Chanel Nail Colour in Gold Lame ($25,>

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Toni Braxton goes for high drama with a stark, super-matte white hue. Try Priti Polish in White Ballet Dahlia ($12,

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Selita Ebanks goes for the gold in MAC Gold Veneer Nail Lacquer.

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To rock a deep, reddish-black like Eve, try Essie Nail Polish in Wicked ($4.50,

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Garcelle added a pop of color to her all-white ensemble with emerald nails. We like OPI Green-Wich Village.

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Rihanna keeps things edgy by pairing black nails with a white half-moon at the bottom. Try Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Pat on The Black ($6.99,

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Eva sets the red carpet on fire with an electric pink manicure. Try Creative Nail Design Nail Polish in Hot Pop Pink.

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Dressed in all black, Ciara wore a metallic shade like Forever 21 Nail Polish in Liquid Silver. Fabulous!

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Mary J. Blige rocks 2010’s hottest trend, the greige nail. OPI Nail Polish in Over The Taupe is almost identical.

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Powder blue polish perfectly flatters Rihanna’s springy floral dress. Reproduce the look with Essie Nail Polish in Barbados Blue.

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Ashanti brings the drama in a velvety blue hue like Chanel Nail Polish in Blue Satin.

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Keri Hilson goes for a tropical shade like POP Beauty Nail Glam Polish in Turquoise.

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Kerry Washington opts for an understated manicure here, letting her glam ensemble do the talking. We love Dior Vernis Nail Polish in Nude Chic.

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Angela Simmons makes a statement with bold black nails. Try Chanel Le Vernis in Black Satin.

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We’re so in love with Jennifer Hudson’s dazzling ultraviolet nails! Try Nars Nail Polish in Purple Rain.