How to: Maria Menounos Nail Art at the 2014 Oscars

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by Maria Lago, guest blogger

Nail art is all the rage on the red carpet these days thanks to the invention of the ‘Mani Cam’.  Stars are coveting the best nail artists in the business to not only get a manicure, but to get the art too.

Maria Menounos was one of the first to arrive on the damp Los Angeles red carpet and didn’t waste any time.

She was soon to match the fun detail on her nails with the bunny ears she planted on Michael Strahan.

Isn’t it great that the Oscars are now actually fun to watch and not as stuffy as they used to be?

EHHEM… #photobomb

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Katie Jane Hughes is the woman behind Maria’s nail art and she’s dishing on how you can get the same look at home.

“Maria’s white Johanna Johnson gown was elegant and understated so she wanted her accessories to be bold and make a statement. Nails are a really important accessory when it comes to the red carpet so we decided to play them up with a chic chevron.”– Katie Jane Hughes

Nail How To:

1. Katie began by using butter LONDON’s Patent Gel Tops & Tails Basecoat

2. She created a custom blend for the base shade using butter LONDON Nail Lacquers in Union Jack Black and Pearly Queen

3. She then used butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black to create the outline of the chevrons on the tip of each nail, using a thin striping brush to achieve the thin line of lacquer

4. The interior of the chevron was filled with butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Gobsmacked, which created a contrast between the base shade and the chevron

5. Katie completed the look with the butter LONDON Patent Gel Top & Tails Topcoat

You can follow Katie and Butter on Twitter:

@KatieJaneHughes @butterLONDON