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Get The Look – Fergie's Striped Nails at the Wolverine Screening

By on April 29, 2009
in Celebrity, Nail Art
At last night’s screening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, one of our fave nail trendsetters, Ms Fergie Ferg, rocked the red carpet sporting some flashy nail art. You all should know by now that I’m not really a nail art kind of girl but the occasional polka dot or stripe can be fun.

To accent her black and metallic dress, Fergie donned a silver and black striped nail that looks like a futuristic easter egg. She wore this same design for her birthday bash in Miami a few weeks back which is why I suspect that she’s actually wearing Minx, not polish. But fear not nail art lovers. You don’t have to plunk down a pile of cash to have a pro give you this look, you can recreate it at home on the cheap. I show you the tools and technique after the jump!

Edited to add: Celebrity Manicurist Kimmie Kyees just confirmed that she did apply Minx on Fergie for the screening.

Instead of recreating the look dead-on, I chose to do an inspired design with swoosh-like stripes.

Tools: China Glaze INK with Nail Art Brush and Sally Hansen Shooting Star

Technique: 1. Apply two to three coats of Shooting Star and let dry. 2. Lightly swipe the INK nail art brush against the bottle to remove excess polish but leave a very small blob on the brush. 3. Place the tip of the brush at the side of your nail and gently roll the nail to create the swoosh. The brush will drag the blob across the nail, getting thinner as you reach the other side. 4. Repeat to create the number of stripes you prefer. 5. Let the design dry completely before applying top coat.

Application tip: I rest my arm on a hard surface and hold the brush steady while rolling the nail to create a fluid, smooth line. Shaky hands + moving brush = uneven lines.

You can use any foil-like silver polish if you can’t find Shooting Star. Finger Paints Easel Come, Easel Go! is a great substitute. China Glaze INK with Nail Art Brush ($2.60-$2.99) can be purchased online from or

Or if you prefer the straight lines, try Sally Hansen’s Nail Art Pens. The tip is like a small felt tipped pen and because the formula is water based, you can wipe off any mistakes without having to start over.

So are we feeling this look? Would you try it at home? How do we feel about nail art? Share with the class.

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  1. Krasey Beauty says:

    This looks HOT! Thanks so much for showing us how to re-create the look on the cheap ;)

  2. carin says:

    i looooove this!!!! it’s so edgy but simple at the same time :D
    i used to be SO anti nail designs but in the past few weeks i’ve really been getting into it. I’ve been seeing konad designs pop up all over and although a lot of them look kinda tacky, there are some that are just too cool!!! I think you should make this a regular post, just how-to’s on simple nail designs :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    i am not feeling it i would if i were fergie, lol

    but as a 40 something work at home, meh

  4. Renee says:

    thank you for the post! i recently found this blog and i am so happy! i took my gel nails off recently and now back to painting my own nails… i’m liking the freedom of changing the polish on my own! Thank you for this blog!

  5. Lucy says:

    I think that is a funky looking manicure. Looks easy enough to recreate.

  6. Michelle says:

    Love this! Thanks for the tip on how to recreate the look!!!

  7. Gerry says:

    Solange Knowles had that exact same nail design in her latest music video. I guess it’s really starting to catch on. I like it, it’s very contemporary :]