We just got the memo à la Gabrielle Union‘s Instagram stories that she does not subscribe to traditional Christmas nail color trends. Totally cool with us, of course. Instead of opting for a festive shade, like the recently Interne-beloved dark green or crimson red, the actor and co-founder of Flawless by Gabrielle Union decided to paint her nails hot pink.
Union showed off her bright mani in some photos that she posted to her Instagram Stories on December 19. She gives us an up-close-and-personal view of her almond-shaped nails while sitting next to husband Dwyane Wade on a beach chair. Two other photos of Union lounging on a chair in a Kelly green ensemble provide another glimpse of the actor’s pink manicure.
Union didn’t drop the name and brand of the nail color that she’s wearing on her tropical getaway, but there are plenty of nail polishes out there that are practically dead-ringers for the actor’s picks. Two of our favorites, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Fuchaia Fever Neon and Claws x Pear Nova Classic Lacquer in Pink Collar Crime, are pretty much the closest you can get to Union’s standout shade of hot pink.
Her manicure may not be color-coordinating with the reds, greens, and golds of the holiday season, but it sure looks like that it’s aligning with the vivid color story of her tropical destination. If there’s any lesson that lies behind Union’s unusual holiday nail color, it may as well be this common saying: “Why fit in when you can stand out?” We’ll definitely have to give pink nails a try this Christmas, if not, the next.
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