When Kelly Osbourne decided to get a $250,000 black diamond manicure for the 2012 Emmys, she was probably more nervous about carrying so much cash on her nails than about the reaction she'd receive. But turns out fans weren't so keen on her extravagant nail varnish -- now she's backtracked and has apologized for the seemingly misguided beauty treatment.

The co-host of E!'s "Fashion Police" announced her pricey beauty treatment before the Emmys on Sunday, posting an Instagram photo with the caption, "About to get a $250k manicure w nail polish made w blk diamonds made by @azature so excited & honored but absolutely shitting myself to have that much money on my nails!"

As it turned out, nails were one of the biggest fashion stories of the evening: E! had a special "Mani Cam" on the red carpet for celebs to show off their nail art and stars like Zooey Deschanel sported some intricate designs on their fingertips.

But no one had nails more impressive -- or controversial -- as Kelly's. After several days of backlash, including tweets accusing Osbourne of frivolity and calling her "ridiculous," she posted a series of tweets on Wednesday evening:

And for good measure, she posted one last Instagram pic:

Are you outraged over Kelly's extravagant manicure? Check out the nails in question below.

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  • Julianne Moore in Christian Dior Couture

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  • Lucy Liu in Versace

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  • January Jones in Zac Posen

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  • Elisabeth Moss in Dolce & Gabbana

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  • Claire Danes in Lanvin

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  • Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad

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  • Julie Bowen carrying a Swarovski clutch

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  • Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano

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  • Nicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi

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  • Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi and Fred Leighton

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  • Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney

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  • Tina Fey in Vivienne Westwood

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  • Hayden Panettiere in Marchesa

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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang and Irene Neuwirth jewelry

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  • Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta

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  • Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga

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  • Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli

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  • Jessica Pare in custom Jason Wu

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  • Kat Dennings in J. Mendel

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  • Zosia Mamet

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  • Sarah Hyland in Marchesa

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  • Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt

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  • Michelle Dockery

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  • Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen

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  • Mayim Bialik in Pamella Roland & Palladium necklace

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  • Kerry Washington carrying a Kotur clutch

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  • Ariel Winter in Katharine Kidd

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  • Jena Malone in J. Mendel and Casadei shoes

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  • Ashley Judd in Carolina Herrera

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  • Padma Lakshmi in Monique Lhuillier

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  • Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan

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  • Glenn Close

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  • Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi

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  • Edie Falco in Stella McCartney

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  • Giuliana Rancic in Romona Keveza

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  • Jessica Lange in J. Mendel

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  • Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier

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  • Kiernan Shipka in Zac Posen carrying Daniel Swarovski evening bag

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  • Betsy Brandt in David Meister Signature and carrying a Swarovski clutch

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  • Mindy Kaling carrying a Kotur clutch

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  • Kathy Griffin

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  • David Benioff & Amanda Peet in Calvin Klein

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  • Emily Vancamp in J. Mendel

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  • Hilaria Thomas & Alec Baldwin

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  • Archie Panjabi in Randi Rahm and Chopard jewelry

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  • Amanda Peet in Calvin Klein

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  • Melissa Rauch in Oliver Tolentino

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