How-To: Rita Ora and Ciara's MTV Video Music Awards 2021 Nails

The time for dark nails is now. Check out these two sets celebrity nail artists Naomi Yasuda and Eri Ishizu created for Rita Ora and Ciara for the MTV Video Music Awards 2021.

Rita Ora, Nails by Naomi Yasuda
Rita Ora, Nails by Naomi Yasuda
Courtesy of @naominailsnyc

MTV Video Music Awards 2021 presenter Rita Ora rocked a fierce nail look by Naomi Yasuda, a celebrity nail artist.

Yasuda complemented Ora's all-black look with gold slithering snakes for her nails, using OPI products. 

 Get Rita Ora's Look: 

  1. Start by using OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat.
  2. Apply two coats of OPI GelColor in Black Onyx. 
  3. Then use OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat.
  4. Wipe off any residue. 
  5. Using a thin nail art brush, take OPI GelColor in Suzi's Slinging Mezcal and create squiggly lines mimicking the look of a snake on each nail.
  6. Again apply OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat.
  7. Next, apply clear gel on top of Suzi’s Slinging Mezcal to give it a 3D effect. Repeat this on each nail. 
  8. Add crystals for the snake eyes. 
  9. Finally, add another clear coat on the snakes to secure the crystals. This also gives more dimension to the snake. 

MTV Video Music Awards 2021 presenter Ciara wore a shimmery black nail look by celebrity nail artist Eri Ishizu.

Ishizu created the look using OPI products. The shade paired beautifully with Ciara's Tom Ford lace dress.

Get Ciara's Look: 

  1. Start by using OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat.
  2. Apply two coats of OPI GelColor in My Gondola or Yours?
  3. Then apply the OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat.

Ciara, Nails by Eri IshizuCourtesy of @erierinailz

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