26 December 2013 by

Nailspiration! See The Top 15 Manicures We Loved In 2013

GALLERY >> The 15 Best Manicures Of 2013

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1. Anne Hathaway, The Met Ball, May

We fell head over heels for Anne-Hath’s awesome neon leopard print nails at The Met Ball back in May. Perfect with a tan- take note for summer 2014!

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2. Bella Thorne, June

Nothing says a summery manicure more than pastel hues. Full marks to Miss Thorne for rocking one of the prettiest manis we saw all summer long.

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3. Beyonce for Breast Cancer Awareness, October

We gave our full beauty approval to Nails Inc’s Limited Edition Pinkie Pink varnish back in October, with £1 from the sale of every bottle going to the Breast Cancer Campaign. What’s more, when Queen Bey posted this photo on her Instagram account we knew it was high time to paint our pinkies, too.

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4. Heidi Klum, New York, August

When Pantone unveiled ‘Emerald’ as the official colour for 2013 us beauty ladies were seriously excited. Although we loved rocking this exotic-inspired hue as part of our smoky-eye, our favourite way to wear the shade was, and still is, on our fingers, and catwalk queen Heidi Klum worked this look to absolute perfection.

5. Katy Perry, American Music Awards, Los Angeles, November

Total swoon- we just love how Katy Perry matched her spotted Oscar de la Renta dress to her manicure. Take note, ladies!

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6. Katy Perry, The Met Ball, May

Joan of Arc-esque, gold encrusted talons? Yes please!

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7. Kelly Osbourne, July

Take note ladies- the best way to show off your sparkler is a matching, metallic-silver mani! This colour is perfect for the festive party season. Get involved now.

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8. Lily Allen, November

When Lily Allen posted this manicure on her Instagram account a few weeks ago we were in serious awe- this might just be some of the most detailed nail art we’ve seen all year. The legend behind the design? None other than nail artist supreme Naomi Yasuda.

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9. Millie Mackintosh’s Engagement Manicure, April

When MIC babe Millie Mackintosh announced her engagement back in April we were just dying to see her ring. And by golly, weren’t we just over the moon to see not only a huge sparkly diamond but also a winning matte-grey manicure? Full marks to Millie.

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10. Olivia Wilde, The Met Ball, May

We’ve always been huge fans of the classic French manicure so gave our full beauty marks to the gorgeous mum-to-be Olivia Wilde for sporting this stunning black and pale pink version. Totally red-carpet worthy- we love.

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11. Blake Lively, New York, March

Tempted to go dark? Take a tip from Blake Lively and keep things matte for a really luxe finish.

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12. Rihanna’s Rose Gold Manicure, December

Us beauty ladies predict big things for rose-gold nails come 2014. Trust Rihanna to be ahead of the trends- we just can’t get enough of these amazing rose-gold, studded talons.

13. Serena Williams, Wimbledon, June

Take note, fellow tennis fans- some serious nail art might just be the perfect way to distract your opponent! We couldn’t stop staring at Serena Williams’ nails back in June and totally loved the fact that the queen of the green was prepared to bend the ‘almost entirely white’ clothing rule for the duration of the tournament. Way to go, Serena!

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14. Vanessa Hudgens, November

When in doubt, make like Vanessa Hudgens and match your super-elaborate nail art to your Alexander McQueen AW13 stilettos…

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15. Zooey Deschanel, ‘New Girl’ Series Screening, April

Pale blue might just be one of our total fave nail colours. Why, I hear you say? Well, not only will it really make your tan pop in the summer but it’s the perfect ice-maiden look come winter. We loved Zooey’s mani back in April and totes love how she added in a black tip too.

It’s been a pretty big year for nails- for the first time ever in the history of beauty, sales of nail polish in the UK overtook those of the £229 million lip colour market by over £1 million. Nail-tastic? We think so! A quick glace through your Instagram feed is proof that it’s not people’s pouts that are getting the hits but all those incredible manicures - the likes of Kelly Osbourne, Miley Cyrus and even Millie Mackintosh are all prone to posting pictures of their freshly painted nails.

From festival-worthy manicures to red-carpet stunners, 2013 has been one heck of a year for some serious nail-spiration. What’s more, the latest manicure technology has made it even easier to get A-list friendly talons- we fell head over heels for Marchesa and Revlon’s nail wraps back in October and manicure experts Nails Inc never fail to think of some seriously genius ideas from leather and feather effects to magnetic and fibre-optic finishes, the list goes on, and on.

It’s safe to say that the past 12 months have rendered us truly nail obsessed. Whether you’re after the colour of the moment or some serious nail art, there really is something for everyone. What’s more, a mere glance at Grazia’s very own Manicure Monday is further proof of the popularity of everyone’s new favourite pampering treat- the classic manicure. What’s not to love about nail art? It’s one of the best ways to try out some of the season’s colour trends without going full on and if you don’t like your new hue- you can just take it off and start all over again!

Click through our gallery and check out 2013’s best manicures, Grazia Beauty approved!   


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