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Beyonce Minx Nails

Beyonce performing on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas wearing Minx nails.
Photo: Courtesy of Minx/Beyonce's Tumblr

Sure, we love nail art, but when it comes to nail art on Beyonce, whew! It's a whole different ballgame, friends. Bey's go-to manicurist Lisa Logan (who has her own line at Minx and is someone you may remember from our prom nail art shoot back in 2011) created some custom tips for Beyonce's New Year's Eve performance in Las Vegas, and—OMG—they are uh-mazing. Bey posted a close-up pic of her digits last week, and Lisa says the designs were inspired by the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, who is known for his obscure graffiti pieces (and is also a favorite of both Beyonce and Jay-Z). The colorful decals varied by each finger (which we LOVE), and we think it complemented her rhinestone-encrusted black and white bustier and curly locks perfectly.


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Katy Perry Vampire Nail Art

Katy Perry on October 19.
Photo: Via The Cobrasnake

Guys, Katy Perry may be the master of Halloween. Like, she's been on an All Hallows' Eve kick ever since the beginning of the month, and we see NO signs of her slowing down. We're not mad though—she's always sporting the most on-point Halloween game (if that's a thing), and it's reallllyy beginning to get us into the spooky spirit. Just a couple weeks ago we spotted her wearing a mix-and-match witch, ghoul and jack-o-lantern mani (PRESH) and this week she went ALL. OUT. in a vampire costume with matching nail art for her blood sucking-themed birthday bash at the Magic Castle in L.A. She got decked-out in the most dead-on (heh) Victoria-era ensemble complete with a bell-sleeve white lace dress covered in gold crosses. She finished the look with a giant, bejeweled spider necklace (LOOK AT THAT THING), a gold crown, fiery red contacts, dark burgundy lipstick, fangs, and, of course, killer nails.


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Katy Perry, Obama nails

Katy Perry wore President Obama themed nail art for her 30 Days to Victory performance.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of @KatyPerry's Twitter

There are a few things that you can always count on Katy Perry to deliver in spades: ear-wormy pop music, commitment to a theme, and killer nail art. Miss KP had a big weekend, performing for both UCLA's Hammer Gala AND President Barack Obama's "30 Days To Victory Concert," but it was at Mr. President's star-studded Sunday night fundraiser that Katy hit that homerun trifecta. Case in point: this INCREDIBLE red-white-and-blue, Obama'nicure.


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Katy Perry Kimmie Kyees Minx Nails

Katy Perry and the Minx Professional for Kimmie Kyees collection.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of Minx

If you want to know the secret behind Katy Perry's killer nail art, look no further than her longtime manicurist Kimmie Kyees. (She's responsible for designing those custom checkered VMA nails with "Katy" written in cursive on each half moon!) Lucky for us, Kimmie hooked up with the nail wrap experts at Minx to create an eight-piece collection so we, too, can join her elite and fash-forward team of clients (think: Rihanna, Avril Lavigne, and Keri Hilson). She told InStyle, "I wanted my collection to be colorful with lots of movement to give my nail designs a life of their own," and we definitely think she delivered! From rainbow leopard print to florescent stars, she brings all SORTS of youthful goodness to our fingertips.


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Minx Nails Dress

A look from Charlie Le Mindu's Paris Fashion Week show on Sept. 30.
Photo: Courtesy of Becky Maynes/Minx

So, we're obsessed with Minx nails (if you haven't already noticed) because they are SO. FREAKING. COOL. Trying to do nail art like that on your own is basically impossible, and you can switch up your look in a snap since they're press-ons. But we thought Minx nails were for, you know, just nails. We had NO IDEA these crazy tips could transform entire outfits! Last week, French designer Charlie Le Mindu showed his collection at Paris Fashion Week, which featured items *gasp* made completely of Minx nails! Just LOOKING at one of Charlie's dresses (above) you can tell tons of time went into creating these ensembles—each nail is different! The creators painstakingly covered each nail tip with not one, but two layers of Minx, which resulted in using more than 30,000 press-ons. Minx co-founder Dawn Lynch-Goodwin said, "Because each coating was layered over a metallic Minx base, it took twice as long to prepare the Kiss nail tips, but the metallic sheen combined with the hair graphic truly made the dress look like it was rippling down the runway." The GORGE cobalt blue crew neck cap-sleeved dress with blue fringe was just the beginning of the Minx creations, though. Check out the endless possibilities of nail couture!

Minx Nails Dress

A close-up of the nails on a dress from Charlie Le Mindu's Paris Fashion Week show on Sept. 30.
Photo: Courtesy of Becky Maynes/Minx


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Gareth Pugh Minx Nails

Models backstage at the Spring 2012 Gareth Pugh show.
Photo: Courtesy of Minx/Becky Maynes

British designer Gareth Pugh, often known for his graphically bold club-kid inspired ensembles, showed his Spring 2012 collection at Paris Fashion Week, which was jam-packed with black and white striped dresses, pants, and capes, cage-like vests and shoes, and strong square-shouldered frocks. And while we loveloveLOVE all of the futuristic geometric looks that hit the runway, we had our eye on the insane beauty game that was happening backstage. The makeup was absolutely minimal (we're talking not even MASCARA on these models!), and Minx completely stole the show with customized black and white striped nails—even using the nail sticker palettes to create a floating white eyeliner effect (UH-MAZING!). Nail stylist Marian Newman admitted she had never seen Minx used as makeup before: "The effect was amazing, and so ingenious. The overall theme of the show with its cages and bars and lines was delivered perfectly!"


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Katy Perry Nails

Katy Perry's nails at the 2011 VMAs.
Photo: Getty Images

We were already smitten with Katy Perry's ever-changing VMA outfits (she started off in an Asian-inspired Atelier Versace frock and finished the night in a shapely Christian Dior Fall 2011 couture ensemble), but when we took a closer look, we noticed she ALSO swapped out her nails to match her outfits! *GASP* Katy is KNOWN for her to-die-for customized nail art (at last year's VMAs, she sported her hubby Russell Brand on her tips), but switching up her nail game MID-SHOW brings it to a WHOLLLEE other level.

For her red carpet look, her pink pastel nails matched the pink puffs on her dress PERFECTLY, and the neon yellow lines mirrored the exact pattern on her frock. UH-MAZING.


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Big Bang band members get their nails did.
Photo: Courtesy of Minx Nails Korea

Oh man. Why are androgynous dudes soooooooooooooooooo flllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly? No seriously, I have nothing against a brolic guy with a neck like a bridge abutment, or tatted-up sinewy lads with vascular forearms and elegant hands that are articulate but work-worn enough that you could light an old timey match off the palm, but when a VERY PRETTY manboy has the gall to look better in makeup and jewelry than I do, I get SO mad that it is SO HOT.

Case in point, the members of K-pop crew Big Bang. First of all, your man G-Dragon as a blonde with a hella '90s grunge theme in a skully and a mess of rings looks fantastic. That he's also stunting in silver reflective Minx nails scrambles my brains. And T.O.P. in matchy-matchy mercury tips needs a GIF of flashy spirit fingers so I can just see it over and over behind my eyelids to coax me to sleep. THESE are things I NEED. I want everything that is happening in these images, she says. While playing the "Haru Haru" video on repeat and making all the non-Kreen speaking individuals on my floor crazy. WITH ENVY.


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Oh noes! Prom week is almost over *sniff sniff* but lucky for YOU we're still rolling out only the best! All week MTV Style has been featuring must-have tips for THE perfect prom look. So far you've picked out your favorite dress for under $100 and practiced your to-die-for DIY hair style all while watching the HILAR MTV film "Worst. Prom. Ever." (which we hope inspires you to figure out what NOT to do on the big day). But what's a dress and hair without some killer nails?! Check out some handy (heh!) inspiration below!

OK, listen. We hate to enforce cliché high school stereotypes, but ladies, let's be real for a second. In high school, it's all about finding yourself and trying to be different but also trying to fit in at the same time. WHEW. Being a teenager is HARD. Luckily, we're here for you. Prom is SO FUN because you have one night to dress up and feel like total royalty, but you still want to be you. We've gathered some UH-MAZING nail ideas for every type of girl on her fabulous day, AND mom won't get mad because it doesn't break the bank. All of these looks were inspired and completed by the amazingest nail manicurist in the whole world Lisa Logan. (In case you don't believe us, Lisa has done Beyoncé and Katy Perry's nails, and she designed her own line for Minx. Yeah, she KNOWS what's up.) So now it's just up to YOU to decide which look you want to rock. Will you go girly glam or sporty chic? Pick your look below!!


Goth nails.
Photo: Zev Schmitz/MTV | Model: Lisa Chudnofsky

The girl who always dons all-black will most likely wear a dark ensemble on prom day as well, which is why we gave her a Minx metallic burgundy sheen to her nails. This pop of color will stand out against her black dress, and the Minx skull and crossbones accent nail adds an extra dark twist to her look. These nails require NO painting handiwork because they are press-on stickers! Heat up the sheet of stick-ons with a hair dryer for a few seconds to make them sticky and pliable and place on the correct size nail. Fold any excess over the top and file the rest away with a nail file. Adding a clear top coat isn't necessary, but it'll keep the look lasting longer. (Psst! Want the necklace too? Buy it from Forever 21!)


Sporty nails.
Photo: Zev Schmitz/MTV | Model: Chrissy Mahlmeister

Just because the athletic girls are always sweating it out on the field, it doesn't mean they don't want to get glammed up once in awhile too! Since they need to keep their nails short, it's fun to play with some strong colors like we did here. We painted two coats of Essie Mesmerize for the first layer, and then added some super-trendy half-moon accents. We cut out these white Minx half moons, layered it over the blue (now they look light blue!) and finished it with a top coat. This two-tone look would be PERFECT if you want to show some team spirit by rocking your school colors!


Wallflower nails.
Photo: Zev Schmitz/MTV | Model: Nicole Sia

The quiet, artsy girl that sits in the back of the class is probably buying her prom dress off Etsy—or better yet is MAKING it—and wants some equally individual nails to complement her outfit. That's why we went with two coats of Katy Perry's sparkly pink OPI Teenage Dream polish and topped it with a layer of China Glaze crackle coat in Lightning Bolt. Unlike most of the dark crackle top coats we've seen, these light colors give her nails a girly and springy feel without being over-the-top. The hint of super glammy sparkle is jusssstttt peeking through, kind of like our favorite wallflower girls who are just beginning to break out of their shell!


Prom queen nails.
Photo: Zev Schmitz/MTV | Model: Hilary Petee

The prom queen always has the most perfect hair, the most perfect makeup, the most perfect dress. The only thing she needs are the most PERFECT nails! We opted for something bright, cheerful, and SUPER girly for our popular lady. To get her look, we painted two coats of Sally Hansen's Nail Growth Miracle in Bold Buff. Then, to set off her GLORIOUS SPARKLY TIARA (obviii) we added an accent nail loaded up with different pink heart rhinestones by Erikonail! You can either use clear nail polish or nail glue to stick the stones on, but glue will last longer. Disclaimer: We can't guarantee the other girls in your class won't copy you.


Rocker nails.
Photo: Zev Schmitz/MTV | Model: Rachel Goldner

We can see this rocker girl showing up to prom in a tulle-layered, cocktail dress paired with high-top Converse sneakers and TONS of killer accessories, so of COURSE she needs some nails that will be able to stand out from the hubbub! These Minxlusion black fishnet nails look silver in some light but rainbow in others, which looks AMAZING if you plan to rock out under a disco ball and spotlights in these bad boys. Plan on getting noticed all night if you wear these, and seriously dudes, let us have a moment: OHHH MYYY GAHHHH HOW COOL ARE THEY?!?!

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Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globes on Jan. 16.
Photo: Getty Images

• Welcome back, Angie! It's been a while since Angelina Jolie has been featured in a designer ad campaign, but word on the street is that the mother of six has been tapped as the new face of Louis Vuitton. {Coco Perez}

Converse's new "Half Stacks" sunglasses glow in the dark. Kinda awesome and as intrusive as you want stunna shades to look like at night. {Racked}

Alexander Wang is diversifying his portfolio. The fashion designer is adding lifestyle accessories (think: fancy notebooks) to his line. Just in time for back-to-school! {Fashionologie}

• Rocker Adam Lambert is experimenting with facial hair. The American Idol alum has been spotted around town wearing a perfectly groomed goatee. {People StyleWatch}

• For the first time, Minx is teaming up with celebrity nail stylists Lisa Logan (who has worked with Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Madonna), and Marian Newman (who has worked with Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, and Victoria Beckham) to create eight pop art patterns. {Refinery 29}

• Hold the presses! Marlon Brando's 20-year-old grandson Tuki is a model for watch brand TechnoMarine (and he's posed in the past for Versace and L'Uomo Vogue)...and he's a cutie. {Huffington Post}

• Guys, listen to your elders. Especially this one: 78-year-old fashionista Lynn Dell waxes style knowledge like "We must dress everyday for the theatre of our lives." {Huffington Post}

• According to a new L'Oréal Paris survey 90 percent of women don't care about guys' opinions about their lipstick. So, fellas, we love ya but please keep your opinions about our blackberry lip lacquer to yourself. {Allure}

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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