Beyoncè’s Manicurist Gave Me Chip-Free Nails – For Just $15

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I’ll admit that I don’t get my nails done very often, but when I was presented with the opportunity to get a manicure from Lisa Logan – aka the woman who does Beyoncé Knowles’s nails – I was obviously very happy to oblige. Logan is a veteran nail artist who’s worked in the industry for 15 years. She runs a nail salon in New York City called The Nail Suite, and aside from Beyoncé, her client list consists of other A-listers like Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, and Pink. I met her for a meeting where she painted my nails a colour from Nails Inc’s Life Hack collection.

Logan applied Anti Social Climber (US $11), a light pink hue from the range, before following up with a 45-second, crystal-infused top coat from the brand’s new Crystals Made Me Do It Polish Duo (US $15). In the 20-minutes it took her to do that, she filled me in on her favourite look of Bey’s, which happened to be a gorgeous pink manicure that the singer sported back in 2013 for breast cancer awareness month. Beyoncé shared a photo of the look on Instagram at the time, and in it, she’s seen wearing a hot pink colour on her nails that she follows with a glittery pink on her pinky finger. Upon seeing the photo, I realised that the manicure I happened to be getting was similar, only mine was slightly paler in colour – the perfect Spring twist.

The polish, which is vegan, cruelty-free, and made with a rapid-dry formula, lasted way longer than I would’ve expected it to. (It didn’t chip for almost a week!) It’s pretty much the perfect colour and formula for anyone out there who’s too impatient to repaint their nails every few days. No nail polish I wear will ever look quite as luxe as it does on Beyoncé, but I can at least take pride in the fact that someone she trusted with her hands has also now touched mine. Get a look at my Beyoncé-inspired manicure ahead.

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