Wedding Nail Polish Color Ideas
As a bride, you’re envisioning every detail of your wedding to be thoughtfully planned out, right down to your wedding nail polish color. Here’s a round up of some of the new nail trends as well as tried and true favorites for brides.
For the Bold Bride
A sparkling gold nail polish could rev up your style. If you like gold accessories, the SEPHORA by OPI 18K nail polish may be the right dazzling accent for you. SEPHORA states that it is embellished with real gold flakes and prevents chipping. You just have to be willing to pay $30 for a bottle of it.
For the Trendy Bride
The hot nail trend for 2012 has been caviar nails, they are basically little micro-beads stuck to nail polish that give your nails a 3D effect. You can buy the kit at SEPHORA for $25 or do it yourself with any nail polish and some craft store beads. I’ve even attached a DIY video for you to give it a try!
For the Romantic Bride
The classic ballet pink is a traditional bridal nail polish color, and there is a wide array of this beautiful shade on the market. If you’d like to add a little something extra, you could try a scented nail polish like Revlon’s Cotton Candy. According to Revlon, each shade takes on a fruity scent when it has dried.
Nail colors: Julep-Malin | Chanel Le Vernis Ballerina 167 | Essie-Ballet Slippers | OPI-You Callin Me A Lyre | Revlon-Cotton Candy | Orly-Kiss The Bride
For the Something Blue Bride
If you have decided to honor the “something blue” tradition, you can do it in a less traditional way and wear it on your nails. Since blues range from a Tiffany Blue to Sparkly Sea Foam Blue, it’s easy to find a shade that fits your style.
Nail colors: nails inc-Haymarket | BB Couture Nails-Sea of Cortez | Orly-Blue Suede | China Glaze-Liquid Crystal
For the Girlie Girl Bride
Just add a little glitter to a pink polish and you have got instant sparkle for your special day. You can also use a glittery polish with the new holographic effect to take your sparkle up a notch and go full princess status.
Nail colors: Nicole by OPI-Imagine If | Essie Waltz & glitter polish | Milani 3D Holographic-509HD
For the Natural Bride
A french manicure is the traditional style for brides to wear, and it’s also a good choice for a bride who likes a more natural look for the day. You can go to any nail salon and have this done, and feel pampered at the same time.
If you decide to do it on your own, it’s actually not hard as long as you have the right tools. You can purchase a “kit” that has everything you need in a box or just get a pink/nude color like OPI Cuddle By The Fire and a white like OPI Alpine Snow and cut little “guides” out of tape. See below for the DIY.
1. Apply the “guides” just below the point you’d like the white tip to show. 2. Paint above the guide with white polish and let it dry. 3. Take the guides off and paint the entire nail with the sheer nude/pink color and follow with a clear top coat. Voila! You have a french manicure.