By People Staff
August 20, 2012 12:00 PM

MODERN METALLICS

Jennifer Lopez‘s manicurist Tom Bachik shares how to make your mani shine like a star’s: with antique takes on silver and gold

Like nudes, gold polish goes with anything, says Bachik, but it’s especially cool to match your nails to metallic accents in your outfit. Bachik painted Lopez’s nails with L’Oréal Paris’s shimmery gold (top, left) to complement her dress.

L’Oreal Paris

Colour Riche Nail in Because You’re Worth It, $5.99; at drugstores

CND

Nail Colour in Silver Chrome, $9; goindulge.com

OPI

Nail Lacquer in Just Spotted the Lizard, $8.50; opi.com for salons

Milani

Nail Lacquer in Signature Gold, $4.49; at drugstores

Tom Ford Beauty

Nail Lacquer in Burnt Topaz, $30; neimanmarcus.com

ADD TEXTURE TO TIPS WITH GROWN UP GLITTER

1 Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Big Money, $6.95; at drugstores 2 Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Let’s Go Crazy, $18; nordstrom.com 3 Dior Vernis in Metallic Silver, $23; dior.com

CANDY COLORS

Rainbow brights are fun for late summer! Check out these options, plus a great tip from Solange Knowles’s manicurist Lisa Logan

SOLANGE KNOWLES IS WEARING THIS FAB GREEN!

Ginger + Liz

Nail Colour in Ivy League, $12; urbanoutfitters.com

Butter London

Nail Lacquer in Slapper, $14; butterlondon.com

Julep

Nail Color in Claire, $14; julep.com

Duality Cosmetics

NailPak in Marina, $15; dualitycosmetics.com

Nails Inc.

Nail Polish in Baker Street, $9.50; sephora.com

Avon

Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel in Sunshine, $6; avon.com

Maybelline New York

Color Show Nail Lacquer in Chiffon Chic, $3.99; at drugstores

Orly

Nail Lacquer in Beach Cruiser, $8.50; orlybeauty.com

SinfulColors

Nail Enamel in Dream On, $1.99; Target stores

M.A.C.

Nail Colour in Shirelle, $16; maccosmetics.com

Essie

Nail Polish in Orange, It’s Obvious, $8; essie.com

Color Club

Nail Polish in Wham! Pow, $8; b-glowing.com

Logan recommends white polish under a bright color to make it pop. Apply a coat of white over your base coat, followed by two coats of nail color and top coat.

Wet n Wild Spoiled Nail Color in Correction Tape, $1.99; CVS stores

GET CIARA’S JEWELED NAIL IN THREE STEPS!

1 Ciara has a gel manicure, but her nail technician Masomi Marie Ueno of Marie Nails says her look can be created at home by first applying three thin coats of nude pink polish.

2 Once the polish is dry, cut appliques to your desired shape and apply on index and pinky fingers.

3 Finish with a top coat over the polish and appliqués to ensure they adhere and to make the look last longer.

Revlon Nail Enamel in Pink Chiffon, $4.79; at drugstores

Kiss Nail Dress in Babydoll $6.99; Walgreens stores

THE JEWELED STRIPS PEEL OFF EASILY WITHOUT RUINING NAILS

BEADED MANI!

This kit gives your nails an added dimension. It takes 15 to 20 minutes for the beads to dry on top of two coats of polish.

Ciate Caviar Manicure in Rainbow, $25; sephora.com

NAIL ART

Looking for the perfect party nail? Try these fun DIY options

FIERCE STICKERS!

Fashion-forward celebs like Katy Perry are stepping up their manis by making each nail a different design. Try taking your look to the next level with these stickers, which come in multiple designs and pop on easily.

NCLA Nail Wraps by Melody Ehsani in I Don’t Play Nice, $16; shopncla.com

ART OF THE OLYMPICS!

Champions around the world take pride in their tips.

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TENNIS PLAYER VENUS WILLIAMS

TEAM: U.S.A.

“I’m here to represent the U.S., from … hair right down to the fingernails,” said Williams in a news conference.

TENNIS PLAYER CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

TEAM: DENMARK

Wozniacki paints her pinky finger to resemble the Danish flag.

SWIMMER MARGAUX FARRELL

TEAM: FRANCE

Farrell and some of her teammates sported their country’s colors.

SWIMMER MISSY FRANKLIN

TEAM: U.S.A.

The gold medalist reportedly enjoys getting a manicure with her mother before every competition.

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