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Award Show Nail Watch

Celebrity Nail Watch – Katherine Heigl

I have to tell you, in my opinion this gal never gets it wrong. Katherine Heigel always looks stunning on the red carpet. Her bold red lips and nails are perfect pops of color that are right on trend.

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Celebrity Nail Watch – The Emmys

In case you didn’t know, I’m an awards show junkie. It doesn’t matter how small or insignificant the award, if there’s a chance to critique celebrity fashion and beauty choices, I’m there. The Emmys however, are my all time favorite. More than polish and all my beauty addictions combined, my lifetime love of TV trumps them all. If my four Tivos/DVRs and embarrassing amount of television trivia knowledge don’t prove that, I don’t know what does. Seriously, try to stump me. I love a challenge.

So last night I was in heaven as I sat in my recliner, remote in one hand flipping between arrivals shows, mouse in the other surfing for celeb pics. I cried with Katherine Heigel, laughed with Steve Carell and a hip hop singing Rainn Wilson and raised a confused eyebrow as Robert Duvall rambled through two acceptance speeches. Talk about the picture of a couch potato. All I was missing was a can of beer. Though after having one too many at the Browns game earlier in the day, I was quite content with my big glass of flavored seltzer. Oh my aching melon!

While other blogs will be discussing the beauty and fashion trends of the evening, I choose to focus on the nails. And while the majority of the stars went with pale/nude shades there were some stars that stood out by sporting the fall trends on their tips and toes. It seems that the majority of Hollywood likes to play it safe when it comes to beauty and I don’t blame them. Stepping outside the box can spell disaster and land them on many a worst-dressed list. It’s amazing how a beautiful starlet in a gorgeous gown can get ripped to shreds over something as minute as earrings or hair adornment. Yet I still wait with baited breath to see who will be named worst dressed on E!’s Fashion Wrap. I’m only human.

So let’s get it started!

The Worst Nails of the Golden Globes

I can’t just kiss celeb butt, I need to address what I thought were polish mistakes as well. This is the stuff you’ll never hear Joan Rivers talk about. She can hardly remember the star’s names, let alone what’s on their nails.

Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos. I don’t know what she was thinking when she agreed to wear this hideous white polish. I know that white and pale colors are “in” for spring but it’s just not working for me.

Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy. I thought she looked stunning. Her dress was unique and it kept her from looking like a bean pole but the nail color choice was completely wrong. That dirty nude shade made her hands look like they belonged on a corpse. Naked tips would have been better than that monstrosity.

The ladies of Grey’s Anatomy need some serious polish intervention. I think Katherine Heigel is one of the most beautiful women on television and at the 2006 Emmy’s she was a goddess on the red carpet. But, the combo of dark eyes, dark dress and dark nails was just too much for me.

She should have been the fashion forward gal sporting white polish.

As much of a fashion plate as Chloe Sevigny of Big Love is, I expected more from her than naked toes in clodhoppers.

Chloe find Reese and become friends. Share pedi secrets and report back with some color on your toes.

Melora Hardin

The beauty from The Office was a vision in white and her dark nails and smokey eyes were a perfect contrast.

Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin’s opaque champagne nails compliment her bronze metallic gown exquisitely. She really stood out as she stood among her fellow Big Love wives.

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