The Beauty Bible: Nailing It – Wedding Day Tip Off’s For Gorgeous Nails…
Happy Good Friday loves! What are your plans for today and this weekend? We are so looking forward to a few day’s off, fizz is definitely on the cards for today. Oh, and I am so looking forward to finally tucking into that easter egg that has being staring at me for the last month. Let us know what you are getting up to this long and lovely weekend in the comment’s section below this post. Plus, congratulations to all of our beautiful brides and grooms that are getting wed this weekend, we hope you have the BEST day x
For this weeks edition of The Beauty Bible we are talking all things nail related. Now, this is one part of the bridal beauty regime that may get missed. This is purely for the fact that it’s not your hair or make-up, it’s not necessarily something that you may think you have to book, or even consider until a few day’s prior to your wedding. If you are one of those people, then we have some top tip’s for you on everything regarding nail health and the colours that you may opt for too.
Firstly, did you know that depending on your current nail condition it can take up to six months of regular manicures to repair and strengthen the nail plate (the nail plate takes six months to grow from root to tips!). Fortnightly manicures condition and treat the nails as well as reshape and smooth the cuticle line, keeping them pretty as ever. After all, what harm can an extra manicure, or two do?
So, when should a bride book her manicure for the wedding?
Have a Shellac one or two days before the wedding. Natural polish is always at risk of smudging or chipping, i’m sure we all know the struggle of swiping on endless layers to only then smudge them a few minutes later.
Shellac is much glossier than natural polish and chips are pretty much non existent. Having your nails done a couple of day’s before you tie the knot will also mean it should also last for the duration of your honeymoon. Get together with your bridal party and have your nails done together in your favourite salon or ask if they can come to you. This time out to stop and be pampered is just what you all need before the wedding.
Should brides test out Shellac beforehand?
Definitely, 100%. Trial Shellac on your nails three weeks before the wedding. Shellac lasts up to three weeks so book an appointment to have the Shellac removed three weeks later to assess your nail condition and have a natural manicure to treat and condition the nails and keep them in tip top shape.
And, How should they care for their hands and nails in the lead-up to the wedding?
Apply cuticle oil every night before bed to give your nails on overnight nourishing treat, rather than continually reapplying during the day after hand washing.
My nail technician (is that what you call them?) uses CND (Creative Nail Design) SolarOil Nail & Cuticle Conditioner because it soaks well into the nail plate and contains vitamin E for repair and regeneration. I even brought one to keep in my hand bag for when I feel like my nails need some TLC, handy, right? The same goes for hand cream, keep a luxurious moisturising SPF in your handbag or car and apply every day to keep hands soft and subtle.
Our favourite nail polishes for brides?
Of course, Soft pink has always been the most popular shade for brides, it’s romantic, feminine, chic and goes with just about anything. However, for a little extra pop of colour why not try a colour with a touch of peach or honey, these hue’s warm-up skin tones and are perfect for Spring and Summer Brides. Another colour that we are crushing over this Spring is an orangey-red colour, it look’s striking against a classic white or champagne dress.
The colour of your dress, shoes, flowers and make-up may influence the nail shade choice, after all it’s completely up to you what colour you go with. What colour is your favourite?
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