Award Show Nail Watch
If there’s one big color trend from The Oscars 2014, it would be a lack of color, as nudes ruled the day. From barely there lips and tips to flesh-toned gowns, this is one Oscar year when the red carpet didn’t have a lot to compete with. Of course, there were a few standout moments but they were few and far between.
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|I was still enjoying my weekend away when the BET Awards aired but now that I’m catching up on all that I missed, I couldn’t resist a little celeb nail watchin’.
I’m hoping to catch a re-airing of the show or video clips online of the Michael Jackson tributes but for now let’s focus on the tips. The biggest nail trend of the night… Minx! As I said when I reviewed Minx last December, they’re great for special occasions and more and more celebrities seem to be embracing them for red carpet events.
Can you guess who wore Minx? I’m sure one name immediately comes to mind. Check out the nail winners and losers of the night, after the jump!
Monica, Letoya Luckett, Keri Hilson and Beyonce were all spotted with Silver Lightening nails and seeing Keri Hilson’s pic with her BET Award makes me wonder if it was intended to match the trophy, should they win.
Of course what would Beyonce be without some blinged out craziness. Bravo on not doing the matchy-matchy nail thing. Boo to the shoes!
As if the partially shaved head wasn’t enough, Cassie has made her transformation to red carpet train wreck complete with this macrame nonsense. She topped it off with tips that are too long and too square for such a stark white. Such a pretty girl, such a shame.
Adrienne Bailon I give you credit for working the bright orange. I love an orange too. But I wish your dress had been a few shades darker or nude.
Did anyone catch the awards? Who’s nails stood out to you? If you know of any links where I could watch recaps, please share in the comments!
Get The Look: OPI Got The Blues For Red Get The Look: OPI Keys To My Karma Get The Look: CND Tabloid Get The Look: Lancome Vernis Magnetic in Code Red Vixenish Vamps Get The Look: Zoya Raven Get The Look: Orly Plum Noir Get The Look: Chanel Madness Get The Look: Dior Black Sequins Were there any looks that stood out to you? Who was your favorite? Or do you just not care about award shows like I do?
Red Carpet Reds
Beautiful, charming and hilarious, Isla Fisher was stunning with her dark red nails. I’m not the biggest fan of the dress but I just find her adorable.
Susan Sarandon mixes a hint of sexy with age appropriate understated glamour. Her classic red nails are the perfect accent.
Evan Rachel Wood transitioned her crimson tips from last week’s Critic’s Choice Awards to a more vibrant robust red.
Anne Hathaway has certainly been all about the red nails lately. She wore red to the Critics Choice Awards and Bride Wars premiere.
Selma Hayek‘s dark nails surprised me. She always struck me as someone who prefers a clean, nude look.
Miss Golden Globe, Rumer Willis, complimented her plum gown with a dark eggplant nail.
Have you read Mindy Kaling‘s blog, Things I’ve Bought That I Love? In one of her posts she discusses how every girl only needs 5 shades of polish. FIVE?? Is she mad? Her pick for vamping it up, what she calls “first date nails,” is from Chanel.
Heidi Klum, never one to shy away from trends or over the top looks, selected a black sparkler for her tips.
Celebrity manicurist, Tom Bachik, gave Beyonce rich brown tips to accentuate her champagne colored gown using Chanel Haute Chocolat.
Get The Look: OPI Got The Blues For Red
Get The Look: OPI Keys To My Karma
Get The Look: CND Tabloid
Get The Look: Lancome Vernis Magnetic in Code Red
Get The Look: Zoya Raven
Get The Look: Orly Plum Noir
Get The Look: Chanel Madness
Get The Look: Dior Black Sequins
Were there any looks that stood out to you? Who was your favorite? Or do you just not care about award shows like I do?
Now I haven’t seen all the films of 2008 but compared to the ones I did, Mamma Mia is definitely my favorite of the year. My BFF turned me into an ABBA fanatic back in my late teens when he would play songs from ABBA Gold while we hung out after work. And I rushed off to see the stage version of Mamma Mia when it came to the Cleveburg, dancing in the isles with the crowd at the end.
Needless to say, when I had the opportunity to see an advanced screening of the movie version of Mamma Mia last summer, I was giddy with excitement. Even in a room full of media folk there was laughter, clapping and cheering including full out applause at the end. Truly fantastic! The biggest surprise of the movie… the gorgeous and talented Amanda Seyfried. Who knew this girl that I’d only seen playing a ditzy blonde (Mean Girls), a dead BFF (Veronica Mars) and a mormon teen (Big Love) had such a voice? She’s pretty magical in the role, especially with Meryl Streep by her side.
Well, on the red carpet at last night’s Golden Globes she certainly glowed all on her own. Amanda was a vision with beautiful berry lips, heavily lined eyes and deep burgundy tips. Even though I’m not a matchy-matchy girl when it comes to nails, it works on her.
Last night’s Golden Globes ceremony was all about Kate Winslet as she swept the film acting categories and rocked the red carpet. I’m not gonna lie, I teared up when she won her second statue of the night. For someone as accomplished and talented as Kate, she was so humble and sweet. And I laughed my butt off when Ricky Gervais said, “Well done Winslet, I told you, do a Holocaust movie and the awards come, didn’t I?” which is a reference to her stint on his short lived but HILARIOUS HBO series Extras.
Andy: I’m an actor as well. If there’s a line going in this film, I’d love to be part of this also, because I’d just like to say you doing this is so commendable. You know, using your profile to keep the message alive about the Holocaust.
Kate Winslet: My God I’m not doing it for that. I mean, I don’t think we need another film about the Holocaust, do we? It’s like, how many have there been? No, we get it, it was grim, move on. No, I’m doing this because I’ve noticed that if you do a film about the Holocaust, guaranteed an Oscar. I’ve been nominated four times. Never won. The whole world is going, “why hasn’t Winslet won one?”
Kate Winslet: That’s it. That’s why I’m doing it. Schindler’s bloody List. The Pianist. Oscars coming out of their arse.
Seriously, if you haven’t seen the episode, you MUST MUST MUST rent it just to see her give advice about phone sex while dressed as a nun.
Getting back to the nails…
Kate worked with celebrity manicurist and nail polish guru, Deborah Lippmann who chose Rhapsody in White to complete her overall look. The result…absolutely stunning.
â€œWe donâ€™t say it out loud but I am always picturing my client holding the award so finding a shade that wont detract is paramount,â€ says Deborah who styled the nails of Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet. Deborah used Rhapsody In White on Kateâ€™s hands and feet to complement her YSL dress.
Lippmann Collection Rhapsody In White from the fall collection retails for $15 and is available online at LippmannCollection.com and Beauty.com and on counters at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Barneys and Bath & Body Works flagship stores.