Katy Perry at the 2012 VMAs in L.A. on Sept. 7.
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Just when you think we’ve dissected every fashion and beauty moment from the 2012 VMA red carpet, we still have a little somethin’ somethin’ hiding up our sleeve—nail art! Tons of our favorite ladies sported super cute designs on their digits, and we NEEDED to get a closer look at these mini masterpieces. Katy Perry matched her nails to her killer goth-meets-garden-party Elie Saab Couture gown. She got her claws dolled up with a mishmash of studded half moon floral designs, bejeweled crosses, and red marbled tips. We’re gonna need to try this mani out ASAP, kthxbi.
Rihanna at the 2012 VMAs in L.A. on Sept. 7.
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Rihanna did up her digits with nails that looked like hundred-dollar bills. BALLER. This set is straight from Minx’s line, which means, YES, you can sport these bad boys on your tips, too. We love this look on RiRi, and something tells us this is TOTALLY up Ke$ha’s alley.
Nicki Minaj at the 2012 VMAs in L.A. on Sept. 7.
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If you can tear your eyes away from Nicki Minaj’s ensemble, check out the fancy artwork on her nails! She wore pink, purple and white watercolor tips that add a soft, girly touch to her badass office.
P!nk at the 2012 VMAs in L.A. on Sept. 7.
If you only peeped P!nk on the red carpet, you would have missed her killer nail art. Her custom lip nail art (courtesy of Minx) was put on to match her performance outfit, but, lucky for us, she kept it on for the remainder of the show!
Kat Graham at the 2012 VMAs in L.A. on Sept. 7.
Kat Graham STUNNED in her ’90s-inspired burgundy suit with a leopard bra peeking out the front, but when it came to her nails, she amped up the fierceness factor beyond ALL our wildest expectations. She sported blood red tips with 3D chains glued across the top for a mind-blowing mani we can’t stop staring at. Perf!
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