The Best Manicures of 2012
Hathaway paired her Givenchy ensemble with a blinged-out reverse French manicure at the London premiere of Les Miserables. Her manicurist Jenni Draper used a trio of budget-friendly lacquers by Mavala (in Silver, Sparkling Silver, and Reno) to create the look.
Diaz's manicurist Michelle Davignon used LCN's Walk of Fame ($14, lcnboutique.com) to play off of the star's Lanvin ensemble.
The star added a lone white nail to her red manicure.
Hudgens debuted mint and white sparkly acrylic nails at the 24 Hour Plays benefit performance in New York. “Me and my little sister got acrylic long nails for Halloween, so they were red,” she explained. “Then I got bored, so I painted them white. Then I got bored of the white, so I got mint and glitter, so now I’m left with Easter eggs! It’s good for now, but they’re going to change soon.” As for the length? “It’s very impractical,” she said. “I could barely button my shirt!”
To match both of her ensembles at the MTV EMAs, the singer added red lace detail to each of her digits.
A white statement nail added edge to Stefani's otherwise dark manicure.
Klum mirrored the studded detail in her dress with her metallic bejeweled nails.
Kardashian accented her ornate LBD with a shiny patent manicure.
"These are actually from a photo shoot I did yesterday with my Django co-stars Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio," Washington told us on her nude and black half-moon mani. "I funked it up a little bit. I added the half moon!"
The supermodel mirrored her gown's crisp striped pattern on her nails in October.
At the Democratic National Convention in September 2012, the First Lady wore a trendy grey manicure.
Bush was trendy in tangerine from head to toe, matching her dress to her manicure.
Manicure maven Rihanna accented her black and white top with a matte sable design.
The Office star matched her inky navy lacquer to her intricate dress.
The Revenge star played up her printed ensemble with a neon orangey-pink lacquer.
Between Munn's polka dotted manicure and spherical-print dress, her ensemble at the 2012 VH1 Do Something Awards certainly came full circle.
Never one to disappoint in the manicure department, Deschanel wore a gold glitter and red French design with a checkered statement nail.
The actress wore a delicate robin's egg blue lacquer.
At the ESPY Awards in July 2012, Biel wore a pretty coral hue.
Ever the nail art enthusiast, Williams served up a floral pattern on a nude base at Wimbledon 2012.
Always one to lacquer up in fun nail art, Deschanel added a 3D bow decked out in rhinestones to her pastel yellow manicure.
Chung dressed up her nude nails with a ladybug-shaped gem.
I went to tweet that I’d be presenting, and realized that my nail polish is the exact color of the Twitter emblem and banner,” said Goodwin, who wore OPI's I Don't Give a Rotterdam shade. “I’m calling it Twitter blue. I hope that OPI doesn’t mind that I renamed their polish!”
The How I Met Your Mother star wore Chanel's Le Vernis in Graphite, a slate-hued mirrored chrome.
Kelly added a pop of color with Chanel's Orange Fizz ($27, chanel.com).
Princess Eugenie's Patriotic Nail Art
To celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, Princess Eugenie got creative with her mani, and wore a fun Union Jack design.
Hudson wore a cute violet lacquer.
The model was trendy in tangerine, matching her nails to her outfit and lipstick.
The star matched her nails to her cool turquoise eye shadow.
The actress paired her bold red dress with a soft blue lacquer.
Philipps put a twist on the traditional French mani by adding cobalt tips.
Alba added a springy pop of color to her ensemble with a lilac nail polish.
The actress offset her LBD with a cute robin's egg blue.
Trachtenberg wore a trendy seafoam lacquer.
At the Battleship Australian premiere in Sydney, Decker matched her gold nails to the sleeves on her dress.
The singer channeled her inner Greek goddess at the ACM awards in Las Vegas by pairing her gold polish with an elegant white dress.
At the UK photocall for Battleship, Rihanna added a metallic tip to her white nails.
Stewart's manicurist Ashlie Johnson painted on Chanel's Rouge Carat.
Gomez was pretty in pink at the Kid's Choice Awards.
Lambert showed off her gilded mani at the ACM Awards.
Underwood painted on a soft candy pink.
Lady Antebellum singer Scott lacquered up in a punchy cobalt.
McBride wore a creamy pastel.
Cornish wore Wasteland by CK One, a gunmetal grey, then painted on a light grey statement nail.
The Smash star accented her blue dress with a pastel seafoam polish.
The actress played up her all-black ensemble with an inky noir manicure.
Beyonce wore a shimmer-flecked cobalt inspired by new daughter Blue Ivy while out in New York City.
Kravitz kicked off spring with a grass green polish at Calvin Klein's screening of The Hunger Games in New York City.
Ever the mani enthusiast, Rihanna added a golden tip to her intricate nail art.
At the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games, Lambert wore a steely pewter polish.
On a recent trip to Leicester, England, the Duchess of Cambridge traded her traditional nude nail for a springy peach lacquer.
"We were excited to try out a more modern look for the red carpet," said manicurist Tom Bachik, who created JLo's nails at the Academy Awards. He achieved the look using the L'Oreal Color Riche Nail Polish in Because You're Worth It as the base, then swiped the brand's Haute Couture Red onto the tip in a V-shape.
Bullock painted on a dark ink polish at the 2012 Oscars.
The Bridesmaids star lacquered up in basic black at the 2012 Oscars.
Mara's sable nails provided a striking contrast to her feminine ensemble.
Chung's nail art drew many eyes at 2012 London Fashion Week in February.
The singer was spotted lacquered up in a fluorescent yellow.
Warren hit up New York Fashion Week 2012 in a bold fuchsia polish.
"I wanted something a little Michelle Pfeiffer from Scarface - sexy, but a little gangsta' at the same time," Rihanna told Ryan Seacrest of her gown. To complement her Armani halter, manicurist Kimmie Kyees applied Red Carpet Manicure's gel manicure in the Amor 24 shade. Kyees added a gold dollar sign to the singer's nails to finish the look.
Feeling blue, Katy? The singer matched her hair to her powder blue gown, and finished the look with a sapphire French manicure.
Always one to sport outrageous manicures, Gaga wore long, mirror-like nails in a steely gunmetal.
Rowland sported a gilded manicure with a blinged-out rhinestone statement nail.
Lambert's fingers gave off shine with a shimmery champagne polish.
Hudson wore a shimmery azure lacquer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Hudgens wore a shiny copper polish to the Los Angeles premiere of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
Saldana added contrast to her white gown with a striking black manicure.
The SNL star wore a dark noir lacquer at the 2012 SAG Awards.
Funny lady McCarthy wore a black polish laced with with copper shimmer.
Swinton wore a deep red wine hue.
The Shameless star accented her printed frock with a creamy pastel pink mani.
At the New York premiere of One for the Money, Heigl wore a retro half moon manicure in a wine and buff combo.
The fashionista sported a deep bordeaux on her nails.
Diaz hit up Paris Fashion Week with a dark wine manicure.