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Nail Art at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show | 2016

The Victoria's Secret Models Have Never Gotten a Manicure Like This Before

Victoria's Secret PINK Nail Look
Image Source: Courtesy of Red Carpet Manicure

When we watch the mesmerizing models of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show take over the runway, it's hard to figure out where to look first. Do we envy their incredibly toned bodies, look to their beach waves for inspiration, or ogle their flawless skin? Well, this year, we're making their manicures a priority. That's because for the first time in the show's history, the models will be rocking nail art.

Celebrity manicurist Elle, who has also worked with Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith, partnered with Red Carpet Manicure and the Victoria's Secret team to craft a custom look for the PINK Nation section of the show.

"We're doing a little bit of nail art, encrusted Swarovski crystals with a crushed crystal in between," Elle told POPSUGAR backstage before the show. "They're adhered with the gel." The team custom blended a lacquer color to perfectly complement the iconic Victoria's Secret pink shade, which is named Silk Slip. (Even better, you'll be able to buy it in 2017 — stay tuned!)

She went on to say, "A manicure is the ultimate accessory. I think of it like jewelry. Gel embellishment is a hot trend right now." She added, "[The Red Carpet Manicure team] and I decided to collaborate with Swarovski — because they are such a large part of the show — and embellish the nails with genuine Swarovski crystals, a multifaceted cut of crystal that sparkles like no other."

As for the women not walking as part of PINK Nation, they wore a "Parisian manicure" using Red Carpet Manicure LED Gel Polish in Candid Moment ($10), a delicate light pink that made all the models' fingers look long and elegant. Read on to see the beautiful styles, and don't be surprised if they inspire your next nail appointment.

— additional reporting by Lauren Levinson
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