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Hellooooo, Nicki Minaj! *mimics a honking semi-truck and makes obnoxious wolf noises* We’re big fans of Nicki’s understated McQueen look from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards red carpet. The whole ~subtle~ thing is really working for Queen Barb, and we are very much here for it. Thus, we enlisted the help of nail art mastermind Miss Ladyfinger to help us immortalize Nicki’s look as a manicure, just in case McQueen formalwear doesn’t exactly fit into your personal financial plan. For this look, all you’ll need is a bottle of Revlon Nail Enamel in Knockout and a super-skinny nail-art brush (and a steady hand, but IDK where you can buy such a thing).
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Start by painting a thin line along the curve of each nail to mimic the curve of her dress.
Add another curved line verrrrry close to the first one but bowing out slightly. Also, make sure this line is as skinny as you can possibly make it by removing excess paint before taking the brush to your nail.
Paint a third line in a bit of an S-shape, but provide a slightly convex outline.
Fill in the rest of your nail with a normal sized brush.
Finish off the herringbone styling of her McQueen paneling with a bunch of short crossing hatches.
C’est fini! A subtle nail look befitting the new era of Nicki.