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Golden Globes Inspired Nail Art Tutorial – Mila Kunis in Gucci Premiere

Golden Globes Fashion Nail Art Tutorial

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Last night was so much fun, you guys! Not only did the Golden Globes air, my fave award show of the season, but I co-hosted the very first #NailGlossip twitter chat with Sarah from Chalkboard Nails and Jen from The PolishAholic. It was so great dishing on the award show looks with fellow nail fanatics. The hour flew by and I can’t wait for the next one, January 26th (Grammy night).

During the chat, @NailedKit asked if any dresses inspired us to create nail art so I threw down the challenge that we should all try our hand at some Golden Globes inspired designs. I don’t know about you guys, but I couldn’t take my eyes of Mila Kunis. I’ve never seen her have a bad red carpet moment and I knew her sequin and chiffon Gucci Premiére gown would look fantastic as nail art.

The Inspiration

Mila Kunis in Gucci Premiere at the 2014 Golden Globes

Mila Kunis in Gucci Premiere at the 2014 Golden Globes

What I Used

Orly Mirror Mirror, Essie Set In Stones, OPI Haven't The Foggiest

Orly Mirror Mirror, Essie Set In Stones, OPI Haven’t The Foggiest

Get The Look

Begin with a base coat of Orly Mirror Mirror. It’s smooth and well pigmented so you only need two coats.


Orly Mirror Mirror

Next, use a nail art brush dipped in OPI Haven’t The Foggiest to draw lines from the base of the nail in varying lengths. Then, fill in any spots at the base with super tiny strokes of Haven’t The Foggiest.


With Stripes of OPI Haven’t The Foggiest

Finally, add a super thin layer of Essie Set in Stones from the base to about 2/3 of the way up the nail. This will deposit a few larger sequins and a smattering of smaller glitter to emulate the metallic gems that appear on the bodice.


With Essie Set in Stones

Finish with a layer of top coat, once dry. Applying too soon could smudge the lines.


The Finished Product

Mila Kunis Gucci Premiere Inspired Nail Art Tutorial

Gucci Premiere Inspired Nail Art

Golden Globes Nail Art Tutorial

Orly Mirror Mirror ($4.99 on sale) is available at, OPI Haven’t The Foggiest ($8.99) is available at and, Essie Set In Stones ($8.50) is available at and

What do you think of my couture inspired nail art design? Is this something you would try? Who wore your favorite dress at the Golden Globes? And how would you recreate it as nail art?

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  1. Melissa H. says:

    Girl, you nailed it! Pun very much intended!

  2. Adriana says:

    This is awesome, it looks gorgeous and delicate. You totally nailed it :)

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thank Adriana! I kind of don’t want to take it off. I’m really happy with how it turned out.

  3. Natalie says:

    Wow! I’m so impressed, it’s perfect!

  4. Feeble my ass! This is gorgeous!

  5. A Boswell says:

    Oh wow, you did an amazing job. It really looks great

  6. Stephanie says:

    This looks amazing on you. Props, girl.

  7. kelliegonzo says:

    WOW you did an excellent interpretation! Love this!

  8. Lisa N. says:

    So pretty and simple! Love it :)

  9. How fun – this is so cool and beautiful!

  10. Stephanie says:

    Awesome job! Might have to recreate this myself sometime :]

  11. Elaine says:

    A lovely, ladylike mani. Beautiful!

  12. Fedoraharp says:

    I think I need Orly Mirror Mirror like I need air. I am definitely going to create a similar mani some time soon! Possibly in another color. Still, that grey… *puppydog eyes*

  13. Magda says:

    Absolutely brilliant. Mila missed the occasion to wear it… :)

  14. Florasol says:

    Is this something you would try?
    No, this is something I WILL try! Lovely!!!

  15. Brilliant, Michelle!!! The Golden Globe Awards were so inspirational, I actually ended up doing 10 dress inspired manicures. The best 6 out of 10 are featured today on SoNailicious. And, one of them is Mila Kunis dress :) yep, great minds! I love your version, it’s more complex! XX

  16. Sw says:

    This is so beautiful and chic! Think I’m gonna try this at some point :)

  17. butterdaisy says:

    I had a good time at the Nailglossip party and your manicure is fantastic! Love the gray and sparkle. 8-}

  18. Sotengelen says:

    OOOH! I love this! Uasually I don’t care for outfit > nail art conversions, but this one is fab! :D

  19. NailPolishFan says:

    Love it. It’s simple yet beautiful.

  20. DEBBIE BELL says:

    Michelle….girl you are definitely talented…your nail art is awesome!!! Gorgeous & talented…wish I lived close to you could do my nails for specials!:) xoxo

  21. DEBBIE BELL says:

    P.S. My favorite dress was on the acrtress Lupita Nyong’o gorgeous Ralph Lauren red gown! Stunning!!!

  22. Amanda says:

    Love it!! Plus… It’s gray themed, and I’ve been loving me some grays lately!!

  23. susan schneider says:

    I’m not usually a fan of nail art, but I love this!

  24. Wow! These look so good! You say often that nail art isn’t your thing, but I beg to differ, these look amazing! I may have to recreate my own red carpet nails. :)

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thank you! I just don’t have drawing skills so I feel very amateur when it comes to nail art. I could never put myself in a class with the really talented artists out there.

  25. Anya says:

    Looks great! My fave was Sofia Vergara in a beautiful black gown with a sky blue necklace. Obsessed! I will try to figure out how to best pair those two colors up on the nails.

  26. Cari Hensley says:

    Love this look! Might have to try it some time!!

  27. Roberta says:

    Very pretty!!! I think this is the best one I’ve seen yet for fashion inspired to nail art. It’s simple but so pretty!

  28. Shannon says:

    I love the simplicity in this design!

  29. Lilian says:

    Gorgeous!! Looks amazing :)

  30. cynthia says:

    beautiful! majorly loving this; so creative and chic.

  31. Jenni says:

    I totally love this look! So simple, and the colors are great together. Well done! I feel I must have my go, but I want to experiment with different color combos.

  32. Julia says:

    I have been on a cruise for two weeks and have missed this site. Glad to come back to such a gorgeous page.

  33. Gorgeous! Fantastic job.