Leona Lewis works a 'checkmate' manicure for the Grammys party weekend

Published Wednesday, Jan 29 2014, 19:40 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
Leona Lewis rocked this weekend's Grammy celebrations with a fabulous, monochrome 'checkmate' manicure. And we know exactly how to copy her look...

Leona's fabulous nails were created by top celebrity manicurist, Kimmie Kyees whose handiwork has graced the nails of A-listers like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Britney Spears.

Leona Lewis shows off her checkmate nails, created by US nail artist, Kimmie Kyees, 25 January 2014

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And we particularly like the eye-catching simplicity of this black and white look which Kimmie created using Red Carpet Manicure LED Gel Polishes, redcarpetmanicure.co.uk.

You've heard all about gel nail colours, right? Well, Red Carpet Manicure allows you to create long-lasting gel nails in the comfort of your own home.

You just need to invest in the at-home Professional LED Kit, £89.95 which includes everything you need to get you started and you can become your very own nail artist in no time...

Leona Lewis, CAA Grammy Awards Party in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, America - 26 Jan 2014

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Leona looked stunning at the CAA Grammy Awards Party on Sunday night, 26 January 2014

To create Leona's look, first paint your nails white using the LED Gel Polish in White Hot, £12.95, redcarpetmanicure.co.uk.

Apply two thin coats for a good, even coverage, then when both coats have been 'cured' under your LED lamp, paint the sides of each nail with Black Stretch Limo, £12.95, redcarpetmanicure.co.uk finishing just before the base of your nails to create a kind of curtain-like effect.

Red Carpet Manicure LED Gel Polish in White Hot

Red Carpet Manicure LED Gel Polish in White Hot, £12.95, redcarpetmanicure.co.uk

Red Carpet Manicure LED Gel Polish in Black Stretch Limo

Red Carpet Manicure LED Gel Polish in Black Stretch Limo, £12.95, redcarpetmanicure.co.uk

And if you can't be doing with the whole LED lamp and gel polish malarkey, you can easily copy the same look with good old nail polish.

Try Models Own Nail Polish in Snow White, £5, superdrug.com, with Rimmel Lasting Finish Nail Polish Black Cab, £2.99, superdrug.com on top.

What do you think of Leona's checkmate nails? Let us know below. Our fave comment across the site each week wins £50!

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