Rihanna is bringing French back, and we’re not talking about in the way that would incite a hair-pulling match with Khloe Kardashian. We’re talking about her nails.
Rihanna’s fab french manicure was done by celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees, who created the look using Red Carpet Manicure Candid Moment Nail Lacquer. Kimmie explained how to copy Rihanna’s look:
- Prep nails — file, buff and push back the cuticle.
- Apply a base coat (she used Clingy Base Coat) and start by painting a stripe down the center of the nail, then two more stripes on either side. Fill in the entire nail using smooth, even strokes. Allow to dry.
- Next, she lightly brushed Red Carpet Manicure Candid Moment onto the tips of the nail, making a frowny-face shape with the polish. You can use nail guides (included in the Red Carpet Manicure French Manicure Kit) if you’re unsure about doing it freehand.
- Finally, Kimmie sealed in the look with Red Carpet Manicure Shine On Top Coat.
What do you think? Is Rihanna’s name big enough to make the signature nail of the Jersey Shore come back into fashion? Floyd’s certainly not mad at it. (But what’s with the duct tape?)