2012 Wrap Up: Best Celebrity Nails

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Adele's glittery manicure was the perfect complement to her black dress.

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Adele's silver nail were second only to all of the gold Grammy's she took home.

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Model Amber Rose proves that matching a manicure to an outfit isn't always the best option.

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Amber Rose's coral polish popped against the blue of her dress.

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Pointy nails were a huge trend this year, and Demi Lovato gives the trend an extra edge with her black polish.

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Paired with a white dress, Demi Lovato's stunning manicure was unable to go unnoticed.

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Another star who matched her lips to her nails, Jennifer Lopez complements a champagne-colored dress with a purple manicure.

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Jennifer Lopez's simple manicure makes sure not to take anything away from her gorgeous ensemble.

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Sometimes brighter is better. Here, Kat Graham spices up a white dress with eye-catching yellow nails. 

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Kat Graham's manicure stole this particular red carpet. 

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Katy Perry steers clear of boring by adding some fun decor to her manicure. 

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Katy Perry's red nails work as both a fashion statement and art. 

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We love how Kesha pairs sharp black nails with a super girly dress. 

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Kesha keeps her edge with her killer dark nail polish.

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White nail polish with a nude French manicure? Thank you for the inspiration, Khloe Kardashian. 

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Khloe Kardashian shows us that nothing goes better with a LBD than a French manicure. 

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Rihanna adds some ferocity to her outfit with a white manicure with gold tips. 

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Rihanna reinvents the French manicure with her V-shaped golden tips.

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Amber Rose pairs a bright yellow dress with bright red nails, and the result is unforgettable!

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Amber Rose's red manicure is one of our top five favorites this year!

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Nicki Minaj proves that pink and black is always an unbeatable combination.

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Nicki Minaj's bubblegum pink manicure followed another nail trend: the separately painted ring finger.

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Rita Ora doesn't shy away from design or variation, and it pays off. 

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Rita Ora's pink jeweled nails are just the thing to complete her ensemble.

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Snooki's gold-and-silver nails jazz up her black-and-pink outfit.

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Snooki's nail glitter could've been too much, but we think the balance of gold and silver is just right.

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Sometimes, matching is the best option. Check out Kesha's orange polish!

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Kesha's nails perfectly complement both her dress and her clutch. 

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We've said it before, and we'll say it again: White and black is an unbeatable combination, proven here by Ellie Goulding.

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Ellie Goulding's matte finish black polish transitions perfectly from day to night.

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Can't decide on a color? Try the Jessica Biel approach and pick two. 

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Jessica Biel's dual-colored nails are a trend we'd like to see more of.

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Designs, glitter and letters might sound like too much, but Kelly Osbourne combines all three for a stellar nail combination.

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We love Kelly Osbourne's dress-nail color combination!

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Lana Del Ray combines orange and pink nail polish to complete her outfit. 

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Lana Del Ray's white dress is the perfect backdrop for her colorful manicure.

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Selena Gomez complements her dress with dark red and gold nails. 

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With a glittery ring finger nail, there's no way we could miss Selena Gomez's manicure.

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Zooey Deschanel takes a different approach and does not coordinate her nails with her dress, but we love the outcome!

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Zooey Deschanel's tuxedo nails are both cute and fashionable.

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Zooey Deschanel takes a different approach and does not coordinate her nails with her dress, but we love the outcome!

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Sometimes all it takes to make or break an outfit is the right nail polish. But color isn't the only thing that these celebs got right in 2012.

Celebrities like Zoe Deschanel and Katy Perry have put nail art on the trend map. Some news outlets have even started covering celebrity nails during their red carpet coverage of major award shows and events!

We've rounded up our favorite manicures over the past year, including the best in shape, color, design and more. From subtle to bold, check out the best nails that 2012 had to offer.

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