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Get the Look: Zooey Deschanel’s Film Strip Nails

It’s far more difficult for us nail lovers to watch the Red Carpet pre-shows during award season, because catching a glimpse of our favorite celebrity manicures is no small feat. But nails are now being spotlighted thanks to E!’s Mani-Cam, and it ups the red carpet fun at least 3 notches. I always anxiously await for Zooey Deschanel and her quirky Ladyfingers (remember her retro TV Emmy’s mani?), and she never disappoints. Last night at the Golden Globes, she sported film strip nails (complete with a vintage movie camera) by Tom Bachik and I wouldn’t be Miss Ladyfinger if I didn’t show you how to get them yourself…

To emulate these Ladyfingers, I used Blanc by Essie, Strike Gold by VS Beauty, Black Taxi by Nails Inc, a nail art brush and a nail art pen.

1. Start with a full white nail

GET THE LOOK: Zooey's Film Strip Nails 1


2. With your gold, create a thick curved line going across two nails

GET THE LOOK: Zooeys Film Strip 2


3. Outline the edges of the line using black and your nail art brush, extend to the third nail by creating a loop

GET THE LOOK: Zooeys Film Strip 3

4. Using a nail art pen, draw in the little movie camera like so. Also, draw vertical lines through your curved gold to create the film strips

GET THE LOOK: Zooeys Film Strip 4


5. Dot in white in the top and bottom black lines

GET THE LOOK: Zooeys Film Strip FINAL


6. Top it off with top coat

(Nail photos by Taryn Multack for Miss Ladyfinger)


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  • Citizensofbeauty Kendra

    These look so good!

  • Juh Sampaio

    Love all your inspiration 😉

  • Ophely

    It’s so beautiful, I Love♥♥