Katy Perry’s latest nail art

Thursday, 8 November 2012

If there’s one celeb who goes totally cray-cray with her nails, it’s Katy Perry. Over the last few months we’ve been following her Twitter feed and her manicures.

Her latest mani was patriotic, yet appropriate, just in time for the US presidential elections. Personally, we find it a little creepy to have Barack Obama’s smile looking up at you from your hands, but we loved the white, red and blue candy stripes.

Katy Perry's latest nail art

But it seems Katy likes faces. And Daria. She had the characters from the MTV TV series hand painted! With that incredible detail, we wonder how long that mani took.

Taking on a religious theme, Katy had her ‘claws trixxed out’ in roses and crucifixes. If you prefer something a little less busy, try plain black nails with a crucifix only on your thumbs.

Not one to forget her toes, Katy has a paisley print going that looks super cute, especially in summer!

What do you think of Katy’s nail art? Is it something you would try or do you prefer something a little subtler?

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Riana Alexander

    Love Katie and her nails. It make my nail art so much fun.

    6 years ago •

  1. Moodley

    Stunning, I love nail art. Not too crazy about the faces though.

    6 years ago •

  1. Abby

    I love Katy’s nail art. It is always exciting and cute. I wish I could do my nails like hers.

    6 years ago •

  1. me

    Some of these gives me a smile, but I do not think I’ll put in on myself.

    6 years ago •

  1. Carlene

    I love nail art and the paisley print on her toes are lovely, but the rest are a wee bit busy for my taste (unto each their own I suppose, LOL).

    6 years ago •

  1. Nadine

    I think these are a bit over the top, would concider having my family pictures on my nails though.

    6 years ago •

  1. Lauren

    I love nail art and pretty nails but I think her nails are a little too busy!

    6 years ago •

  1. Lumkwana

    I FIND THIS as childish, it’s sort of like you running out of the ideas and end up making all your nails dirty and busy..im not into it sorry

    6 years ago •

  1. SpiceY

    I find it rather over the top……

    6 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Love the latest nailpolish trend to add designs to your nails!

    7 years ago •

  1. Alison

    Katy always has the most interesting and creative nail art!

    7 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Wow I love the nail art on the to nails it really looks beautiful and it just says summer

    7 years ago •

  1. Firefly

    These are a bit over the top for me

    7 years ago •

  1. CindyR

    the xmas themed nails are too cute.

    7 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    This is cool… Art in its own right…

    7 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    These are so so funky and awesome!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Cat

    Love Love Love it, looks awesome. She always manages to do her nails beautifully

    7 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    The Daria mani is gorgeous!

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I’m not a huge fan of such ‘busy’ nail art, but love those Daria cast nails. :)

    7 years ago •

  1. JamieBaby

    Stunning nails!!! I absolutely love it! I wonder how she actually maintains it though without it actually chipping! I love it!

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Nice for kids, but some things are meant to be subtle….class never screamed or shouted “Here I am”.

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    Wow – so much detail. Looks great but I would be very nervous about messing it up!

    7 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    It is very cute, but to busy for my liking….

    7 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Love nail art and some so Katys art is looking fantastic

    7 years ago •

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