The dresses may have been rather safe at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, but some stars went bold with at least one part of their look: their nails. Celebs from Carly Rae Jepsen (rocking diamond-dusted nails) to Kelly Clarkson (in a yet-to-be-named Deborah Lippman shade) sported killer polish, but we narrowed it down to four stars whose manis really stood out.
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Rihanna: She went for a modest gown, but the singer brought her signature sexiness with ’80-inspired square-shape crazy-long talons. “She wanted to match her dress perfectly with an orange-red color, so we blended two colors to come up with the perfect look,” her manicurist Kimmie Kyees tells PEOPLE. (She used a mix of Ooo La Liscious and Red Carpet Reddy by Red Carpet Manicure LED gel polish.)
Miranda Lambert: Adding a pop of blue with mini triangles on the base of her nail beds, Lambert added a funky twist to her ladylike rounded champagne numbers. (Her manicurist, Naja Rickette, used colors from the Azature Black Diamond Collection, including blue and champagne.)
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Jennifer Lopez: Lopez’s barley there lacquer is fitting considering her outfit showed, um, a lot of skin. She finished off her almond-shaped daggers with strips of gold — a deceptively simple look she told Ryan Seacrest required at least four steps.
Carrie Underwood: The country star spiced up her classic, short and square ruby mani by painting her ring finger a bronze shade on each hand.
Tell us: Whose manicure is your favorite?