Beauty

This Is Why Julia Roberts Didn't Do Nail Art at the Oscars

The Best Supporting actress nominee went for solid nails on Sunday. Her manicurist explains why.
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We’re suckers for Julia Roberts' trademark smile, but on Sunday we were all over the Academy Award-nominated actress’ polished talons. Celebrity nail artist Lisa Jachno of Lab Nails — whose work was recently spied on W Magazine’s cover featuring Miley Cyrus — dished on Roberts' eye-catching digits, and her inspiration for the A-lister’s must-have mani.

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Bucking the season’s earlier nude nail trend, Jachno — whose client roster includes Diane Keaton and Jennifer Aniston — opted for Lancome’s Gris Angora ($15), which popped against the August: Osage County star and best supporting actress nominee’s black lace Givenchy number. But Jachno’s real inspiration was Roberts' dazzling diamond-and-platinum Bulgari arm candy, which complemented the purple-tinted gray hue. “When I think of the Oscars, I think of Old Hollywood glam, not nail art,” she said.