I’m so happy to show you my latest CELEBRITY COPYCAT manicure! From the instant I transitioned my nails from squoval to pointy I just knew that I had to try out this design! Ready to see my rendition of Kelly Osbourne’s black heart nails from the 2013 SAG Awards??
The photo I used of Kelly is not my property – it can be found in this article on reveal.co.uk
My mani isn’t a complete match, since her nails are way pointier. But I am loving this fierce look! I don’t dare file mine as pointy as hers- I really think they’d break!
I timed how long this manicure took me from start to finish and it was 27 minutes. And it didn’t cost me anything since I did it myself. I wonder how much time and money Kelly spent on these nails?! teeheehee 😉
Here’s the steps to create this look:
1) Base coat- I used one coat of Sally Hansen Maximum Growth.
2) Sheer neutral base color- I applied one coat of Seche Vite Chic which is a very sheer pinky peach color meant to be used as a base for french manicures.
3) Black tips- I used China Glaze Liquid Leather and skinny nail art brush to make the heart shape outline. Then I used the China Glaze bottle brush to fill in the rest of the heart with more black polish. However, when I went to do my second hand I skipped the nail art brush part and simply free-handed the hearts using the bottle brush. This was just as effective, but way quicker!!!
4) Silver accents- I can’t tell if Kelly was wearing silver glitter on her tips, or what…since they looked black but also kinda silver too. So I decided to add some pewter-toned polish on top of the black to imitate her look. I used a nail art brush dipped in Sally Hansen Gunmetal to go over top of the black. I brushed it on in a very ‘quick and dirty’ kind of way since I just wanted to add a bit of silver on top of the black.
5) Top coat- I applied one coat of Seche Vite topcoat to finish off my manicure.
And that’s it! What do you think? Any recommendations for other celebrity copycats that I should attempt??? I want to try more!
2 copycat posts in a row? I’m really on a roll! So, I finally went to see that movie Oz the Great and Powerful. All the hype from the OPI Oz Collection really piqued my interest and I was hoping to see some awesome nails in the movie. Well, I totally loved it- but suprisingly, there was not much nails to look at. There were only a few main female characters and Rachel Weisz’ character Evanora was the only one with a real mani! So today I’m copycatting her! I found the image of Rachel Weisz here at this source.
The one thing I noticed about her look was the very drab base color. It was a dull murky grey, but still very sheer. I think it’s closest dupe would probably be a coat of OPI My Pointe Exactly. Since I don’t have a sheer polish like that I had to mix one up myself! I really wish I had a paint palette or something to mix paint on… in the past I have used soda bottle caps. But since I have none left I used a plastic spoon… which worked fine. I mixed a sheer topcoat, a grey polish, and an off-white polish and stirred it up with a toothpick. Then I used an old artist’s paintbrush to paint one coat of this concoction on each of my nails. The result was pretty good- my basecoat was dismal and eerie.
For the black accents I decided to not use tape since that would make the shape too triangular. Evanora’s black strips aren’t too exact so I decided to free-hand them. I used NYC Nail Enamel in Black Lace and a nail art brush. Then for the dark green/gold sparkly outline I had to mix up another franken in a spoon. Hmmm maybe I need to buy more polish lol? I mixed up some China Glaze Smoke and Ashes and Julie G My Private Palace. I striped that on with a nail art brush along the rim of my black triangle. I didn’t want to make the sparkle too evident, because honestly, I could barely see the glitter in the movie. Then I topped it off with a nice thick coat of Seche Vite to give it a smooth and even surface. Lastly, I buffed all my finished nails with the medium side of a nail buffing square just to tone down the glossiness a bit.
Now I have long and pointy wicked witch claws! Come here my dear… would you like an apple? Buahahahahahaaaaaa!
While googling for Evanora images I found this simple tutorial by cutepolish. If you’re tempted to try this creepy look check out here video here.
I love when celebrities show off their cool nails! Like Katy Perry, Rhianna, Fergie and of course Adele! I just love Adele’s Louboutin Nails from last year’s Grammys. We’ve seen a lot of the black and red Louboutin nails… so I really like how she mixed it up by pairing the red with a glittery silver polish instead. I will probably never own a pair of Louboutins- so why not try the nails out for a spin? Sure, I’m a year behind…but that won’t stop me.
I found this Adele pic from a seventeen magazine article. You can click on the photo to read the full article. Seventeen reports that Adele’s nail stylist used Ciaté Paint Pots in “Jewel” and “Mistress” to create this mani. My stash is not that expansive and I don’t even own one single solitary bottle of Ciaté polish. So to copycat her look I had to get creative. Not including top and base coats, I used 6 different polishes for this mani! I did the red first, and used a few different mini bottles of polish to get the shade right (I loved using the teeny mini brushes for painting the underneath). I also put some seche vite on top of the red since I wanted to make sure it dried properly. Then I painted the top of my nails next. To simulate Ciaté Jewel I did two thin coats of a light purple called Revlon Charming, then a coat of silver holographic polish to make it glow. Then I topped it off with two different holographic glitters and some seche vite. I think I have 7 layers of polish on the top of my nails and 5 layers on the underneath! No one said being beautiful was easy.
I hope the underside of my nails don’t stain too bad. I used some creamy white Orly Ridge Filler before I painted on the red to help prevent staining. There was somewhat of a mess with the red, but that was expected. I used some ‘manicure swabs’ for cleanup which worked pretty well. Manicure swabs are handy for intricate cleanup because they’re essentially pointed cotton swabs. So glad I found them at Harmon – they’re perfect for paint jobs like this one.
I’m really enjoying having this mani on! I think it’s cool to glance down and see my nails painted from every which way! What do you think of this look? If you’d like to see my other Louboutin manicure- here’s the link!