Getting engaged is a big deal, but so is the Instagram post to share the news of your future betrothal. A lot depends on one pic: you gotta get the lighting right, the pose should feel natural but not too casual and you need to make sure both your hands and the ring are looking stunning. It’s no small feat! However, actor Vanessa Hudgens absolutely nailed it, pun intended, with her snapshot, and honestly, her Goth-inspired manicure is totally competing with the new jewelry.
Hudgens recently got engaged to her boyfriend Cole Tucker in Paris, posting several photos from the big night to Instagram to show off her engagement ring — and her happy, blissfully-in-love smile, of course. Instead of the typical neutral or French tip mani, Hudgens opted for a set of super, super long stiletto nails painted a deep blood red to match the ruby ring worn on her forefinger. Of course, the star probably didn’t know she was getting engaged that second and didn’t plan the manicure in advance, but the juxtaposition between the giant diamond on a slim golden band and her deep, dark nails is pretty darn chic.