Thursday, 15 December 2011

Lana Del Rey's Born to Die Manicure

I watched Lana Del Rey's newly released video for Born to Die and was totally inspired. Check it out.

First of all, I am pretty obsessed with her intense voice and whole shtick (see more videos further down in this post). Second of all, the nails! I knew I had to try them as soon as I saw this video. Here are some shots from the video of her nails:

Aren't they awesome? OK - so I don't have the super long and square fake nails thing going on but I decided to try my own version of this look anyway. Plus, the bright red and thin line of gold glitter are perfect holiday party colours. So, since I knew that my bare nails would be showing, I gave them a good buff to make sure there were no discolourations. Then, I painted one coat of China Glaze's Strong Adhesion Base Coat. 

This has been my go-to base coat for a while now. It dries quickly (important) and seems to really help my manicures last longer. It gave my nails a nice subtle shininess that would accent the red and gold tips perfectly. Then, I hand-painted the rounded "V" shape onto the tips of my nails and added thin lines of gold glitter with a skinny brush. As expected, I used my favourite red, OPI's Red My Fortune Cookie.
For the gold glitter accents, I used Nicole by OPI's Twist of Fate.

This is how it turned out:

I really love how these turned out! Like the geometric christmas tree nails I posted yesterday, this manicure really elongates the nails. Plus, I'm pretty sure these nails could really work a holiday party. 

And, as promised, more Lana Del Rey.

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  1. They look perfect! I wish you could do mine this way!! Adooore Lana Del Rey! <3

  2. These are amazing! Lana del Rey is so intense & I love it that her nails are a big part of her video. Awesome.