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Manicures - Kerry Washington Maria Menounos by butter LONDON

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When butter London took hold of nails at the academy awards their Global Color Ambassador, Katie Jane Hughes, was on-hand to help beautify Kerry Washington and Maria Menounos. “Kerry had worn a similar red shade of lipstick for the London premiere of Django Unchained and loved it, so she wanted to recreate that lip colour for her Oscar nail look.”

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To create the look to complement Kerry’s purple Jason Wu dress, Katie began by painting the nails with two coats of butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in La Moss as a base. She then applied a layer of Nail Lacquer in Saucy Jack to make the nails a bit more red. Katie finished the look with butter LONDON’s Matte Finish Shine Free Topcoat to make the nails look velvety.

“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

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Katie began by using butter LONDON's Patent Gel Tops & Tails Basecoat. She created a custom blend for the base shade using butter LONDON Nail Lacquers in Union Jack Black and Pearly Queen. Katie 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

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

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