Guest Blogger – Venessa Harris – Bridal Manicures

Your Magical Manicure for Your Enchanting Day

Bridal nails are a magical part of the bridal trousseau, that beauteous gold band is being placed on your 3rd finger left hand, and it will enchant everyone around you. Your luxury manicure can bring some extra charm to your day…leaving you feeling pampered and primped and ready to say ‘I do’.

A lot of Western brides opt for natural nails, a traditional French polish is thought to have originated in 18th-century Paris and popular in the 1920s and 1930s, it is the very paragon of elegance and chic to wear for that special day.

Wedding Nails

French Manicure by Appletree Days

A more modern twist on the French polish is the addition of nail art to the “ring finger” that enhances the focus of attention on to the wedding band.

Manicured Nails for your Wedding

Luxury French Manicure by Appletree Days

In 1954, Fred Slack invented the first artificial nail as a realistic-looking temporary replacement. After experiments with different materials to perfect his invention, he and his brother, Tom, patented a successful version and started the company Patti Nails. For brides who don’t feel that their nails are in good condition for a variety of reasons, fortunately because of Fred Slack, there are nail enhancements that can achieve the French polish look in a much more glamorous way.

Mad Makeup by Madeline

CND Nail Enhancements by Mad Makeup by Madeline

But why not be a unique bride, and try a little bit of something new: Available from Selfridges, the Ciate Caviar Manicure can be a very 3D and tactile polish for your special day.

Caviar Manicure by Ciate

Caviar Manicure by Ciate

Or how about using Zoya natural nail polish to achieve a very healthy and nourishing manicure. Zoya has been awarded as the longest wearing natural nail polish by an independent panel in Women’s Health Magazine and is a nail polish free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor, specifically formulated to deliver the longest wear possible on natural nails. Zoya suggest that the secret to selecting the perfect wedding nail polish shade lies in your skin tone. Go for cool toned polish if your skin’s natural colouring shows signs of pink or blue, and warm toned polish if your colouring leans more yellow or gold. One ‘bridal’ tone from their collection is ‘Sabrina’. 

Zoya nail polish ‘Sabrina’ by the Beauty Look Book

Zoya Nail Polish ‘Sabrina’ by the Beauty Look Book

If Victorian sci-fi fantasy is the theme of your wedding, then Steampunk Nail Art is your manicure: using nail art tools to create a special effect that is as unique as you are. Give your nails the steampunk treatment…think gothic futuristic innovations in a Victorian fantasy, make a statement, make a declaration of individuality!

Parisienne by Appletree Days

Parisienne by Appletree Days

For that snowy winter wedding, why not show your Crystal Colours: Rachel from Glam Glam Nails can apply crystals and glitter as the confetti to your wintry wonderland.

Winter Wedding by Glam Glam Nails

Winter Wedding by Glam Glam Nails

Finally, to match that elegant and ethereal lace dress, why not apply some real lace to your nails, a very delicate and romantic manicure for that magical day.

Lace & Pearl nails* source Girlybubble

Lace & Pearl Nails sourced from Girlybubble

 There are many ways to have more magic in your day. Your bridal manicure is as individual as you are. Make your day a woven enchantment of dreams and fairy tales. It all begins at your fingertips.

From Carol Ann Duffy

From Carol Ann Duffy

 Written by Venessa Harris of Appletree Days

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