Actress Zooey Deschanel is clearly a certified nail junkie and we love her for it. While other stars are worried about their jewelry and shoes, Zooey's best accessories are always her ten fingers that often rock eye-catching nail art and fun designs. So of course, we were eager to see what she would be sporting on the red carpet for this year's Emmys, and the New Girl star did not disappoint, thanks to the manicurist from her glam squad, Tom Bachik. Click through the slideshow to check out Zooey's nails up close and personal.

Tom, also a L'Oréal Paris Global Nail Artist, had a long nail reputation to live up to. Aside from Chanel's creative tips of the past, Bachik also had to factor in the star's dress, which was a gorgeous ice blue gown design by J. Mendel. Zooey wore a similar shade to the awards show last year, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it! We thought Zooey looked beautiful in the figure-flattering gown that contrasted her chocolate brown tresses fabulously.

For Zooey's nails, we hear Tom was inspired by modern geometric art for her nails, so he decided to create a look that was simple, graphic and not too literal. To contrast the softness of the dress but not clash with Zooey's Chanel jewelry, Tom created a checkered pattern using stark black and white shapes.  We are loving this simple, yet oh-so-chic design. The colors pop for red carpet pizzazz, but would work great for everyday nail fun as well. Here's how to make Zooey's mani your own:


Step 1: Apply L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in I Will! ($5.99) to all nails.

Step 2: Using a striper, draw a plus sign on the nail to divide it into four quarters.

Step 3: Then apply L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in After Hours ($5.99) to create the checkerboard pattern in a reverse pattern from finger to finger.

Step 4: Using the back of a makeup brush for a tip, paint on tiny dots for to create the 3D textured sequin effect.

Step 5: To complete the look, spin the brush of the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in After Hours on thumbs to create a tiny moustache.

Easy and done! This get the look proves that there can a little as five steps to fabulous. There's no doubt Zooey was loving her Emmy Awards manicure. She even took photos on the red carpet that made her nails the center of attraction. Gotta love a girl that can appreciate a cool nail design.

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