Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Celeb Manicures: From Bright Colors to Bling

Katy Perry may be the queen of the out-of-this-world manicure (we've got four of her best ones here), but lots of celebs—from musicians to starlets—are rocking wild nails. These are some of our favorite styles—like polka-dots, studs and weird decals.

Katy Perry's "disco ball" nails may have been responsible for the whole wild mani trend in the first place.

Cute Cartoons

Leave it to Katy Perry to push the envelope with kittens and french fries on her nails.

Lacy Ladies

Another Katy Perry gem: These lace overlays are totally original—and also really sexy.

Featuring Faces

In honor of the Royal Wedding, the one-and-only Katy Perry wore pics of Wills and Kate on her nails.

Big-Time Studs

Ke$ha's another rocker who loves a loud mani. Here, her pyramid-studded nails play off her accessories.

Artsy Designs

Disney star Nicole Anderson rocks a lilac and teal abstract print.

New Lengths
Lady Gaga's signature nail look is long, bedazzled and definitely out there. (We want to know how she tweets wearing these!)

Pop of Color

Why wear just one bright color, when you can mix and match? Jessica Lowndes opts for pink—with a pop of coral on her ring finger.

Matching Metallics

Vanessa Hudgens also does the ring-finger thing! She wears a shimmery, silver mani with subtly green polish that plays off her eyeshadow.

Graphic Prints

Glee's Naya Rivera rocks a whimsical polka-dot print.

Bold Hues

AnnaLynne McCord may be a little too excited about her bright blue mani, but the color is certainly gorge.


This look was spotted backstage at many a fashion show last season. It's like a reverse French and works best in bright and metallic shades.