From Rihanna’s smiley face digits to Katy Perry’s stained glass Met Gala mani, it wasn’t too long ago that over-the-top tip decor reigned supreme on and off the red carpet. But, much like other trends, the days of bold nail art came and went, and in its place, an endless stream of blasé manis took center stage in Hollywood—until now. A-listers are once again showcasing their personal style with “nailfies” that are anything but ordinary. Take a peek at the manicures giving all of us a reason to be a little “extra” the next time we visit the nail salon.
Blake Lively’s Precious Gems
Leave it to the red carpet queen to deliver an unprecedented dose of glamour to the 2018 Met Gala. To match the luxe fabrics and ornate gems found on her stunning Versace gown, Lively opted for a jewel tone manicure and an accent nail boasting of oversized gemstones.
Cardi B’s Rainbow Bling
Rapper Cardi B. may be leading the pack when it comes to resurrecting the over-the-top tip styles of years past. The nail art fanatic has single-handedly shown off an array of eye-catching manicures with zero apologies. Case in point: The set of extra-long rainbow talons that she debuted on Instagram. The vibrant shades and massive bling added a playful touch to the rapper’s lengthy stiletto tips.
Rihanna’s Crystal Crosses
Thanks to long-time manicurist Maria Salandra, Rihanna’s tips never disappoint. The “Need Me” singer stunned at the 2018 Met Gala as she donned a head-to-toe, blinged-out ensemble inspired by the Pope—with a set of chrome and Swarovski crystal tips to match.
Jennifer Lopez’s “Dinero” Diamonds
Ms. Lopez may be the queen of all things extra, as evidenced by her appearance in her “Dinero” music video where she sported a fur jacket, a glam face and a diamond-bedecked manicure—all while eating a sandwich. When it came to crafting the nail look for the video, A-list manicurist and Lopez’s go-to nail guru Tom Bachik adhered to one rule: The more diamonds, the better—a powerful mantra every nail art aficionado should live by when decking out her tips.