If you can dream it (and afford it) a nail artist can do it. Whether it’s flame tips, jelly waves, or beautiful butterflies, manicurists are making it happen. Celebrities are especially big fans of wearing designer logos on super-long nails — take Billie Eilish, for example, who’s donned Gucci nails more than once — and Nicki Minaj is no exception. Unlike Eilish, however, Minaj is not playing favorites. Her new manicure is basically Madison Avenue on 10 sparkling little canvasses.
Late on Monday night, Minaj shared a video letting us explore her latest set — an absolutely stunning mani covered in opalescent crystals, gold leaf, and even a three-dimensional pink butterfly. But the true stand-out details are the variety of designer logos spread throughout the masterpiece.
A close look at Minaj’s manicure reveals Dior, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton logos on her middle finger; and her ring fingernail is covered entirely in a larger, gold Louis Vuitton pattern atop a clear, see-through, extra-long nail. Her thumb is especially impressive: On a nail filled almost entirely with crystals, nail artist Junkie4Nailz made room for a Fendi logo, a Chanel No. 5 charm, and a Chanel logo. Fitting considering Minaj is modeling the manicure in front of a satin Chanel chair.
Allure reached out to the artist for details on the manicure, but we haven’t heard back yet, probably because she’s getting so much love and so many shoutouts, including from Minaj herself. Junkie4Nailz posted her gratitude to her Instagram stories, “I’m at my hotel crying like a baby y’all. I never cry. I appreciate all the love. Like this is touching my heart so much I can’t even explain. I still can’t believe I had the opportunity to do this. I love you and appreciate you so much. This is the biggest thing I’ve ever did. @nickiminaj I appreciate the opportunity, I appreciate your words, I appreciate everything.”
This inspired Minaj to share those words on her own stories and reply, “You did a great job, mama. Thank you for coming through.”
We have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of this artist’s work in future celebrity manicure selfies.
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