Saweetie's "Lumie Chrome" Manicure Supercharges the Stiletto Shape

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While social media was once a place to connect with friends and family, its basic purpose for me these days is celebrity manicure updates. Every time Meghan Thee Stallion or one of the plethora of nail artists I follow on Instagram shares a new post, my heart skips a beat. The same goes for Saweetie—and her most recent manicure was worth all the scrolling that came before it.

On Tuesday, January 16, the 30-year-old shared a snapshot of her new manicure to Instagram. Painted a fantastical pale-pink chrome, the nails are stiletto shaped and at least two inches long, so sharp they could actually, probably kill someone.

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"Lumie chrome tips, double R whips," she captioned the post, a nod to her nails and the Rolls Royce keys (complete with a Sailor Moon keychain) she holds in her manicured hand. The next photo shows the "Best Friend" artist inside what I can only presume is the same car, her silvery winged eyeliner glowing in the dim light.

Unsurprisingly, Saweetie's newest mani is the work of her regular nail artist, Temeka Jackson. The luxe manicurist, who has over 20 years of experience in the industry, shared some insight into the look in an Instagram post of her own, noting that the iridescent color was the work of The GelBottle Inc "Blanc" and Riya's Nails "Unicorn" gel polishes, topped with Social Claws "Lumichrome" pigment (hence the rapper's caption).

"ITS A NAILFIE FROM THE BADDIE BOSS [Saweetie] WITH A SIDE OF RICHTIVITIES," Jackson captioned her post. "Ladies, this is how you take a car Nailfie."

Manicure lovers, take note—and please don't forget to post the photos you take! My scrolling habits depend on you.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.