Jennifer Lopez’s next studio album, It’s me nowsort of follows It’s me… So, which was released in 2002 during her initial relationship with husband Ben Affleck. Discussing this evolution requires thought, openness and a look that pays homage to where Lopez has been and where she is going. With a slicked-back pony and hoops, Lopez’s ultimate beauty punctuation came from her buttery manicure, heavily highlighted as she gestured through a raw conversation with Zane Lowe for Apple Music.
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Rather than the rich tones and neutrals that J.Lo has been favoring lately, nail artist Tom Bachik painted the pop star’s elongated manicure in a light, almost creamy yellow, the buttery hue lending a chic lightness to the look from Lopez (the Mongolian blue fur collar also helped). The vibrant choice, an unexpected alternative to dark winter nails, also echoed Lopez’s sentiments around the album.
“Now I think the message of the album is very strong: if you were wondering, if you, like me sometimes, lost hope, almost gave up, don’t do it,” she says. “Because true love exists and some things last forever. And it’s real. And what better prop to that feeling than an upbeat yellow shoe polish?