How-to: Janelle Monae’s statement nail at the Grammys

Janelle Monae - Grammys 2013 nails

The look:

Festive red with a single statement nail on one ring finger.

The inspiration:

“Janelle was sporting her signature tuxedo, with a pop of gold on the collar, so we wanted to accent that with a funky statement nail.”—celebrity nail stylist Tracey Sutter for CoverGirl.

The how-to:

1. Lightly file your nails into a squared-off shape. Make sure the corners are not sharp.

2. Apply two coats of CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Forever Festive everywhere except the statement nail.

3. For the statement nail, apply two coats of CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Black Diamond.

4. Glue two diamond-shaped pieces of gold metal on the top of the statement nail.

5. To create the small circle designs, use CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Snow Storm (shade not available in Canada; instead try CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Forever Frosted).

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