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August 29, 2016

Get the Look: 3 Nail How-Tos from the 2016 VMAs

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Cassie went neon, Ariana Grande debuted bangs and Bey went blond(er). But hair wasn’t the only beauty element we were paying attention to during the white carpet coverage of Sunday night’s VMAs. Here are some gorgeous nail looks that stole the spotlight.

Kim Kardashian


essie shade: Gel Couture in Sheer Fantasy
Inspiration: “Kim wanted a clean, polished manicure to accompany her sheer, black mini dress. essie’s gel couture in sheer fantasy was a beautiful, delicate pink hue to match,” said Celebrity Manicurist Kimmie Kyees.


Ashley Graham


essie shades: Tribal Text-Styles and Frilling Me Softly 
Inspiration: “To create Ashley’s textured nail look, we started with two coats of tribal text-styles, a black polish with crushed onyx shimmer, followed by a light layer of frilling me softly from the middle to the tip of the nail, creating an ombré effect. The fringe glitter look perfectly complemented Ashley’s sparkling Naeem Khan gown,” said Celebrity Manicurist Mar y Sol.


Bebe Rexha


essie shade: Cocktails & Coconuts
Inspiration: “Bebe wore a custom crystal-embellished ensemble. We chose a sleek, modern polish with a subtle hint of shimmer, cocktails & coconuts, to match her nude thigh-high Balmain suede boots,” said Celebrity Manicurist Julie Kandalec.