Nicole Scherzinger nails the oh-so-cool, negative space manicure

Published Thursday, Sep 4 2014, 18:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Nicole Scherzinger became the latest A-lister to do the negative space nail trend, when she rocked a black and nude mani at this week's GQ Men of the Year Awards.

And not only did the former Pussycat Doll show us a fabulous close-up of her nails the day after the awards, but she also gave us the pleasure of seeing two manicure options at the same time – one in red and one in black!

Nicole Scherzinger, negative space red and black nails, 3 September 2014

© Instagram / @nicolescherzy

Nicole looked absolutely stunning as she worked the red carpet at London's Royal Opera House on Tuesday (2 September), with boyfriend and Formula One racing driver, Lewis Hamilton.

Wearing a pale pink, strapless Ermanno Scervino frock, her make-up was stunning and her hair left loose and wavy to show off her amazing shoulders and flawless skin.

And while the likes of Jessie J, Kim Kardashian and Ellie Goulding all opted for nude, barely-there nails, Nicole chose the opposite with black, shiny talons to offset her almost-white frock.

"Love my ns nails (negative space nails) by my girl @elize_nails!!!" Nicole Instagrammed on Wednesday (3 September).

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger, The GQ Awards 2014 held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals, 2 September 2014

© WENN / Lia Toby

Nicole and Lewis looked the perfect part on the red carpet at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, 2 September 2014

Negative space nails have already made an appearance on Pixie Lott's talons this summer and we love the trend as a simple and easy way to add that certain je ne sai quoi to a classic, polished manicure.

It basically just means leaving part of your nails, often a stripe, completely bare of colour.

Yes, it's that simple.

Celebrity nail guru, Elize Star is the lady behind Nicole's take on the trend and she certainly knows her way around a fabulous set of talons having been part of the X Factor style team while Nicole was a judge on the show.

To copy Nicole's look, simply apply a base coat to your nails first, then choose either a shiny black polish like Miss Sporty Lasting Colour Nail Polish in Fatal Black, £1.99, or a classic red like Eve Snow Nail Polish in Poppy, £14,

Miss Sporty Lasting Colour Nail Polish in Fatal Black

Miss Sporty Nail Polish in Fatal Black, £1.99,

Eve Snow Nail Polish in Poppy

Eve Snow Nail Polish in Poppy, £14,

Paint one complete nail with colour, then do the next nail in two sections leaving a horizontal stripe totally free of colour along the middle of your nail.

Alternative between a fully polished nail and a negative space nail then, when your colour is dry, finish with top coat.

Gorgeous. Now where's Lewis when we need him?...

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