Rihanna paid as much as £6,000 to have a manicure.

The 26-year-old singer is currently enjoying some rare time off on a luxury yacht in the Mediterranean and flew out Jenny Longworth - an A-list nail technician - to tend to her famous talons.

The eye-catching cost of the work is said to have included putting the Revelon ambassador up in luxury accommodation and paying for her first-class flights.

A source explained to the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Rihanna is quite fussy and wants to be able to trust her glamour team. She's known Jenny for a while and loves her technique, so would prefer to pay for her to fly out to Italy than risk going to a stranger.

''Rihanna also travels with a hairstylist to keep her luscious locks in check and is looking for an eyelash extension guru to work on her peepers.''

The 'Rude Boy' hitmaker is enjoying the trip with best pal Melissa Forde and has been pictured smoking, drinking and dancing on-board the yacht.

The source explained: ''Riri's staff love working for her as they get to party like rockstars aboard an extravagant yacht.

''Once you have entered the inner circle the perks are endless.''