Monday, November 9, 2009

Katy Perry's blinged out nails.

The other day, Katy Perry tweeted a pic of her nail look for the MTV Europe Music Awards....and I'm DYING.

katy perry crystal nails

Katy's nail artist, Kim Kyees, first coated nails in CND Silver Chrome, and then applied each stone individually: "I glued each stone one at a time - the thumb alone had 76 stones on it!! I'm super proud of them..."

Kim is also responsible for Lady Gaga's extreme nail looks, most recently in her upcoming Bad Romance video (she's wearing OPI's Alpine Snow Matte & China Glaze Liquid Leather w/ gold mesh).

If you have the patience, you can recreate the look easily with regular polish:

1. Apply two coats of your favorite silver nailpolish (I LOVE Sephora by O.P.I. in Queen of Everything)
2. Top with a coat of clear topcoat.
3. Once topcoat becomes a bit tacky, carefully place rhinestones (available at craft or beauty supply stores) with an orangewood stick.
4. Top with another coat of clear to seal and let dry completely.

Granted, this isn't an everyday look...unless a) You're Katy Perry and you have a team of manicurists following you around, or b) you're me. I will seriously carry around crazy glue and stones in my purse for touch ups.

Obviously not everyone is as OCD as me, so the thrill will probably wear off in the first hour- about the time it'll take for the stones to start chipping off. It's definitely a fun look for an event-- I'm thinking NYE will find me sporting this.

What do you think? Would you guys rock this look?


1 Responses to "Katy Perry's blinged out nails."
Karen Keith said...
November 9, 2009 4:36 PM

I never thought I'd fall in lust with disco ball nails but I can't help myself. This look is to die for fab! I would absolutely rock this look on a night out!

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