Can we talk about how incredibly intricate Saweetie’s show-stopping nails looked on this month’s GLAMOUR cover? Superstar, entrepreneur, and our very own icy girl CEO, Saweetie has graced us with a cover shoot of dreams, serving up OTT Barbie opulence. As for the talons, they were as plush and fun as the woman herself.
Of course, we had to delve deep into the inspiration behind the look and we asked none other than Saweetie’s trusted nail artist, Temeka Jackson to spill all the tea on this fun world of pastels, flower power, and fuzzy heart talons. She tells us that she wanted to embody that “icy girl fun” that Saweetie naturally seeps: “It was important to be playful, however still incorporate extreme bling to keep the ICY queen exclusive, expensive and custom,” Temeka reveals.
Temeka often consults Saweetie when custom-making her press-on nails, but naturally as a creative herself, Saweetie lets Temeka take the reigns when it comes to creating her mani masterpieces. “During our nail sessions, I always listen to requests and incorporate them later in future sets, as I did with this cover. Saweetie loves monochromatic vibes, so I decided to take each colour and do an assortment of colours from that hue family on each nail,” says Temeka. She also included 3D elements plus a ton of bling, almost to mirror Saweetie’s eccentric and multifaceted personality, making each set a conversation piece.
As for the nail shape, although Saweetie is known to switch between narrow coffin and spiked stiletto nails, one thing that won’t change is the length: they need to be looooong. Saweetie is known for being an expressive babes and like many of us, she likes to talk with her hands, and her warm energy radiates through her gestures. Naturally, people will see her nails before they hear her voice, so in the world of Saweetie, they always have to look spic and span. Temeka says: “Saweetie talks with her hands, she lets the world know she is a nail girl. She doesn’t just like one style, she is open to many. However, it is very clear large crystal bling is a statement for her.”