Beyonce made her first public appearance after giving birth to Blue Ivy, looking amazing and spotting a blue manicure as a cute homage to her daughter. Here’s how to get the look on a budget and avoid nails looking a little too Smurfette:

1. Keep your manicure neat and short. Blue talons are not a good look on anyone.

2. Put a ring on it! Compliment bold colours with a bit of bling. Beyonce teamed her cobalt with gorgeous golds and a matching blue ring. Have some fun with your nail colour.

3. If you are unsure about blues, try lighter shades first. Pastels and minty hues are also very on trend.

Our favourite blues (from left to right): Face of Australia BRIGHTS in ‘Blue’, LUXE in ‘Minty Mojito’, LUXE in Ocean Villa’ & BARBADOS in ‘You Blue Me Away’, all $4.95.

Would you try a blue manicure?