The ABS-CBN Ball's red carpet rarely ever gives the celebrities' manicures the justice they deserve. We have to squint just to get a glimpse of the painted nails clutching those minaudières, and sometimes we still tend to miss them. Luckily, Instagram makes it possible to get a closer look—so below, we round up some of the best manis that definitely deserved the spotlight:
1. Bea Alonzo
To complete her señorita ensemble, Bea had her nail tips painted red—Spanish tips, as celebrity nail artist Mims Qiu calls it.
2. Anne Curtis
By far the most luxurious mani on this list is Anne Curtis', whose double French tips were adorned with real diamonds.
3. Kim Chiu
Kim Chiu's nails had an assortment of stunning golden butterfly nail art made with Swarovski crystals. We definitely wouldn't want to wash any of those down the drain!
4. Denise Laurel
Vinyl black polish with glitter accent was Denise Laurel's mani of choice to match her silver jewelry.
5. Julia Barretto
Julia Barretto's sheer, milky polish finished off her dainty all-white ensemble.
6. Andrea Brillantes
Andrea Brillantes' melon-hued manicure was just as adorable as her dress. She had glitters and beads galore!
7. Maymay Entrata
Maymay Entrata's nails prove that she was the ball's golden girl—so extra, but so, so good.
8. Sarah Lahbati
Blink and you'll miss the geometric black accents on Sarah Lahbati's nude polish.
9. Kira Balinger
Kira Balinger may have gone minimalist for her ball look, but she sure didn't forget to wear some shine on her digits.
10. Georcelle Dapat
Teacher Georcelle's extra-long gilded manicure was truly a sight to behold. The beads on her cuticles even matched the ones on her sunnies!