How To Get Rihanna’s Nail Look

Rihanna has a knack for turning heads for a number of reasons. Miss Fenty is very unique in her looks and I always pay attention to her nail looks. I posted these images earlier in a Rihanna post HERE and I just had to find out how to achieve this burgundy nail look it looked sexy as hell. 

After much research I found out the shade her manicurist (Kimmie Kyees) uses, either IBD Red Velvet Gelac or O.P.I I’m Suzi And I’m A Chocaholic.

All Lacquered Up

 I had difficulty getting a hold of O.P.I I’m Suzi And I’m A Chocaholic so I bought two shades from CatchOfTheDay that I thought came close to resembling this shade:

  • O.P.I Manicurist Of Seville (2009 Espana Collection)
  • O.P.I Mrs O’Leary’s BBQ (Classic Collection)


These colours are perfect Fall and Winter shades, however are easily worn all year long burgundy nails are a timeless classic worn by many, paired beautifully with burgundy lipstick (the way it used to be). I’ve seen celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe on countless times wear burgundy lips and nails.

Manicurist Of Seville is a creamy deep magenta/burgundy hue, it applies very well and is lighter and more magenta than Mrs O’Leary’s BBQ. It wears very well, getting one week wear chip free (as per other O.P.I’s) It is a great corporate shade as well being on the vamp side.

 To achieve this nail look:

  • File nails in an oval shape;
  • Push cuticles back with an orange stick/cuticle pushing tool;
  • Apply a base coast (to prevent staining of nails);
  • Apply two coats of O.P.I;
  • Apply one top coat.
Voila! Instant Rude Boy!

Fancye scale:  4 / 5

Mrs O’Leary’s BBQ is a rich, true burgundy hue which also applies very well. The colour is very concentrated and I think you could get away with one coat. This colour is probably the closest to I’m Suzi And I’m A Chocaholic by comparison of swatches. I have received compliments while wearing this shade on my nails.

Fancye scale: 5 / 5

You can purchase O.P.I nail polish from all leading nail salons and David Jones (Australia).

Do you own any of these colours? What are your thoughts?

Miss Fancye


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