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Posh Manicures (and Why They’re Worth It)

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rihanna nailsManicures can be indulgent in more ways than just getting a little self-pampering. For celebs and other VIPs, it can be a way to express wealth and style. Let’s take a look at some celebrity manicures that made headlines for their excess.

Beyonce Goes for Gold

In a promotional video earlier this year, Beyonce sported an over-the-top look complete with a $900 manicure. Each nail cost approximately $87 to shape and polish, making the full set close to $900. The nails were designed by designer duo H&H nails. The look is created by using their line of 2D and 3D metal nail designs inspired by theatrical makeup and metal. While nearly a grand on nails may seem like a lot to some people, it’s merely a drop in the bucket for Bey, who probably didn’t pay for them anyway.

Rihanna’s Nail Bling

At the 2012 VMAs, Rihanna sported a look that literally screamed money. That’s right. Rihanna’s nail stylist applied strips of $100 bills and £50 notes to the singer’s nails. While the look can be expensive, it is quite a common occurrence for Rihanna who has also been known to have rubies in her nail polish. According to the pop star, she sport four carats’ worth of ruby dust that was mixed into a varnish. While you may not be able to copy her ruby-encrusted version that she opted for, you can come close to the color with Red Carpet Manicure Draped in Rubies Polish. It’s the same gorgeous look without the extravagant price tag.

Why Manicures Are Worth It

While you may not sport diamonds, gold sheeting, rubies or money on your nails, that’s not to say that you shouldn’t go to the local spa to indulge in a mani and pedi. Manicures, like good auto care coverage, can provide a great boost of confidence for women.

Well-done nails can pull a look together, making you look more polished, sophisticated and elegant than you would without a manicure. They also make your hands look more slender and beautiful, especially when being photographed for engagements, weddings and other black-tie events. Whether you go with shaping and a clear coat or a color to add drama to your look, you’ll love the way a manicure makes you look and feel. You’ll also love all the compliments you get!

Not long ago, we highlighted Kelly Osbourne’s manicure with $250,000 black diamond nail polish that she wore to the Emmy Awards in 2012. While these celebrities may not have splurged quite that much, they are more than willing to shell out the big bucks to get fabulous looking nails. You might not want to go that far, but a great manicure can make you feel like an A-lister.

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