This year, celebrity nail art has really gone from artistic strength to strength. The designs became really creative, as you can see from our countdown of the best celebrity nails of 2012, or if you played our “guess the celebrity manicure” game with us. Whether it was Jordin Sparks‘ Pacman mani, Zooey Deschanel‘s little bowties, or Pink’s mini gumballs … we’ve got some amazo ideas to try for ourselves. But back to this particular picture, seen above. Reindeer’s? Candy canes? Santa? Mistletoe? It’s a Christmas manicure! The “she” in question, is known for getting some really stellar nail art. She can really sing. She’s absolutely lovely. She’s has some pretty cool tattoos. And she’s got this terrific nail art that’s cheering us up on this cold wintry morning. Can you guess who she is? Read more…
Over the past year nail art has reached new heights of popularity among celebrities — and regular people too. Stars usually step out on the red carpet with a fresh manicure, but of late, nails have stopped being merely an accessory and have evolved into a focal point. Zooey Deschanel kicked off the year with adorable tuxedo nails at the 2012 Golden Globes and Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Rihanna and Amber Rose have followed suit, stepping up the style on their digits and, for our benefit, documenting their creativity on Instagram and Twitter along the way.
Browse through our gallery and tell us which celebs hit the nail(s) on the head in 2012.
We’ve already talked about how certain celebrities, like Stacey Dash and Snoop Dogg may not be the best political endorsers. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t stars who make good and sincere spokespersons for candidates. Katy Perry performed at a fundraiser for President Obama in L.A. on Sunday night, along with Earth, Wind and Fire. She was super excited about it, tweeting, “Today I am so honored to play for the President!” Sadly, Obama himself had to leave right before the big performance because he was “whisked downtown only moments before he took the stage.” But he did give the performers major props saying, “My understanding is it was an incredible show. They just perform flawlessly night after night. I can’t always say the same.” A node to the debate, perhaps? But this story isn’t so much about the performance, or what he thought of it — it’s about what Katy did *zing *yes, we’re book-nerds. We know how Katy is the Queen of manicures, which inspired us to even make a game about celebrity nail-art, earlier this month. She just keeps the crazy nails coming — the picture on the right is what she got done for her performance. The caption accompanying the tweet was, “Appropriate nails.” Very appropriate nails — she has red, white and blue and Obama’s face on them. The next tweet came post her performance where she showed further support with the picture on the left, with a message saying, “I sang for President BarackObama last night because I believe in Equal Rights
#ForAll #Vote.” You heard the lady!
[Photos via Twitter]
Related: Stacey Dash, Snoop Dogg Are Probably Not The Best Celeb Spokespeople For Romney And Obama
Talon Queen Katy Perry’s Top 20 Nail-Art Designs Beat Kelly Osbourne’s Black Diamond Manicure
It was so much fun showing you Katy Perry‘s Top 20 Nail-Art Designs last week. We were inspired to do another round as we’re not quite done showing you fabulous tip tricks, so to speak! We know you’ve marvelled at some pretty awesome nail-art along with us over the years. Celebrities do tend to go all out with their manis before big events, just like La Perry. So here’s a fun little game we’ve put together for you. It’ll only work if you don’t cheat by clicking ahead. We’ve got pictures of some incredible nail-art but you’ll only find out which star the design belongs to by clicking on the next picture. See what we mean … you really can’t cheat or else the big reveal will be ruined. We’ve even given you handy little hints to make the guessing easier. Come and play with us! Start by clicking on the first picture in the gallery below. Have fun!
[Photos: Twitter/ Getty Images]
Related: Talon Queen Katy Perry’s Top 20 Nail-Art Designs Beat Kelly Osbourne’s Black Diamond Manicure
Katy Perry has always been way ahead of the nail game. We know Kelly Osbourne tried to usurp her with her with a $250,000 black diamond manicure. Seriously, she had black diamonds on her nails at the Emmys this weekend, which had a fair amount of people balking at the indulgence of it all. Not Kelly, though, who tweeted, “I see that my nail polish has offended some of you, however I see your point, but it was a once in a lifetime experience.
#MyApologizes” adding, “And please forgive me for not regretting it. it made me feel like a queen!” Queen for a day because one super-expensive manicure does not edge out all the other incredible nail designs Katy’s had over the last few years.
The singer almost always tweets out her new crazy manicures which range from the Smurfs, to her ex-Russell Brand‘s face, to the Royal Family in honor of Kate and Will’s wedding last year, to most recently, custom cartoon characters in Japan. Why don’t we ever get such awesome ideas? Exactly. So the next time you get your nails did, have a look at the gallery we’ve put together right below, of 20 of Katy’s most mind-blowing manicures. Yes … 20 of them and rest assured, none of them cost $250,000. Just so you get inspired to try something new and different! In case you’re wondering what Katy had to say of her nails — she tweeted out each and every one of these pictures — look right under the photograph and read what her messages said. Ready? Okay … click away!
[Photos via Twitter/ Getty Images]