Rihanna rocked $5,000 nail polish at last night’s Grammy Awards!

Is nail polish the new must-have accessory? Celebs typically show up on the red carpet dripping in jewelry that costs an astronomical amount. But 24-karat nail polish???

Rihanna showed up on the Grammys red carpet last night with 24-karat gold nail polish. The Red Carpet Manicure polish, “Amor 24″ costs $5,000 PER BOTTLE. Now that’s a bit much. Seriously – she’s going to go home and take that polish off, most likely. Why not use a nail polish that looks gold – but isn’t ACTUALLY gold? See my “look for less” polish below!

Allure talked to celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi for her tips on keeping precious-metal nails pretty:

Stay short: File your nails to a short or medium length or it will look severe, Choi says.

Shape carefully: Soon recommends a gentle, round shape. “You don’t want it to be too extreme—too square or too pointy,” she says.”It’s already metallic.”

Make it last: Soon, who’s famous for her chip-proof manicures, uses a nail strengthener in place of a base coat. “It has better coverage,” she says. After two coats of nail color, she finishes with a glossy top coat.

PS: This OPI version only costs $5. GO HERE to buy!


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