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Try Out Jada Pinkett Smith’s Gotham Finale Nails

Try Out Jada Pinkett Smith’s Gotham Finale Nails


By semick

jadapinky2Hey, Gotham fans! Season 1’s finale had lots of twists and turns, but if you still have the episode saved on DVR, don’t worry – we won’t spoil it for you. The one thing we will give away are the killer nails Jada Pinkett Smith wore in it. Manicurists Elle and Lexi Martone collaborated to pack as much of the villainess’ dark personality into the manicure as possible.

jadapinkysjada_smith_gotham_nailsThe Gotham Season 1 finale nails were blood red with a long, pointed pinky complete with a spiked mace ball. Says Elle, Smith’s character “needed a serious weapon nail.” Of course, while these dominatrix-style digits are right at home in a fantasy world alongside makeup and costumes, we know you probably won’t be sporting it to your day job anytime soon. So we commissioned Elle and Lexi to come up with a everyday version of the manicure you can do at home using Red Carpet Manicure gels (which can be found at Ulta).


  • Step 1

    Prep nails for gel application. Paint one coat of Red Carpet Manicure Black Stretch Limo and cure.

  • Step 2

    Press the foil into the tacky layer of the gel until the whole surface is covered. This particular color is "Wine" and is available at

  • Step 3

    Seal in the foil with a layer of gel top coat. Make sure to seal in all of the edges so your foil doesn't peel off.

  • Step 4

    Add another layer of gel topcoat and place in your spikes while it is still wet. Once you like the placement cure under LED light to secure into place. Remove tacky layer. Make sure to finish up with Dermelect Revital-Oil.


    Images: Elle/Red Carpet Manicure