Award Show Nail Watch
I’ve been so starved for an awards show red carpet, I can’t even stand it. Between the lack of new episodes of my favorite shows and non-existent televised red carpet, my Tivo and I have had small shaking fits. The DTs are rough. So THANK YOU Screen Actors Guild for fulfilling the craving.
With the SAG Awards being the only big red carpet night for the television ladies until fall, they rocked it out of the park. Icy silver metallic and a full range of blue gowns were the standout trends of the night and there were equally hot nails to match. The old standard red and the tail end of the fall vampy trend made an appearance as well.
Red – Mindy Kaling from The Office looked classic with her red tips, even though I think the makeup is a bit heavy. Oh and if you’ve never read her blog, Things I’ve Bought That I Love, you are missing out.
Vampy – Missy Pyle is one of my favorite comedic character actresses; such a scene stealer. And her dark wine tips add the right amount of drama to her smokey eye and nude lip. Even though her character on Samantha Who? has such a sweet, grown up Shirley Temple look, Christina Applegate turned it out with glamour gal style. Blue – OK so Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s dress isn’t the most flattering thing she’s ever worn but I’m diggin’ it’s dark blue-green shade next to her navy tips. I love getting to see Jenna Fischer all glammed up and she did Pam proud accenting that gorgeous frock with silver accessories and deep blue nails. Pearly White/Silver – Eva Longoria Parker’s look isn’t groundbreaking; don’t get me wrong, she always looks stunning but, has a very signature look. What I did love… the shimmery opalescent nail shade. How adorable is Brittany Snow? Was anyone else a fan of American Dreams? Her dress may be all woman but her face is still very “girl next door.” House‘s Olivia Wilde such has come a long way since her days playing Marissa Cooper’s love interest on The O.C. Amanda Bynes is one tall drink of water and she always looks beautiful. This look is classic, elegant but still fun. Ah Jan, you scorned vixen. How I love you, you big ball of crazy. Melora Hardin was built for red carpet gowns and even though I’ve praised her love of vampy nails in the past, I think the light shimmery shade she’s wearing is perfectly subtle. Now I am generally a french manicure hater because I feel they look fake and tacky but take notes girls because Andrea Bowen has shown us all how a french can look classy and natural.
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Just to clarify, I am NOT a country music fan (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but that damn Carrie Underwood song, Before He Cheats, does get stuck in my head. Regardless, I couldn’t help but check out the Country Music Awards arrivals to see what the gals were wearing on their nails. I’ll admit that I had a little prejudice going in, expecting to see french manicures and pale nails everywhere but much to my surprise, it was vampy night at the CMAs.
like Jewel is sporting a dark purple creme.
there. I’m just going to envy her gorgeousness and bronzed tips
though her outie belly button freaks me out!
black polish is still in or that no one has told Nashville yet.
And was it just me or did the rest of the red carpet look like the American Idol rejects show (Carrie Underwood excluded)? Phil Stacey, Bucky Covington, Kellie Pickler… What, no Sanjaya?? Certainly the hospitable people of the south could throw him some love.
Unfortunately, all the stylists in the world can’t prevent every celebrity fashion/beauty misstep. And there were a few last night.
If you’ve been a reader since the beginning, you know that I’m a fan of Helen Mirren and have praised her fashion forward nails in the past. New readers, click here. Much to my dismay, I just can’t give a thumbs up to the lavender tips. It’s just too much. Though I’m overjoyed for her Emmy win. She’s had an amazing year.
There’s no denying that Patricia Heaton has an incredible body and fantastic sense of humor. And I usually love her fashion choices but for me, that raisin nail shade detracts from the overall look.
I don’t even know what to say about this other than, who the hell is Phoebe Price and why couldn’t I escape seeing pictures of her everywhere? Phoebe, go back to the drawing board and try try again.
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As much as Seacrest bugs me with his multi-media domination, I continue to tune into E! News because of Giuliana. I was so bitter when they removed her as co-anchor a few years ago. At least the powers that be regained their senses and put her back where she belongs. Again this is a case of pale nails that work. I know Giuliana isn’t afraid of color so when she sports a light tip, it’s on purpose. With her daring detailed dress, flowing hair and massive amount of hand and wrist bling, it would look out of balance to wear a dark polish.
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