Statement shades for your wedding nails
10 Apr 2012
Fran @ Hitched
My wedding is now just 10 days away so for
the past five weeks I’ve been experimenting with different nail colours. I’m not one for getting overlays and I’ve yet
to try gelish polish which my mum and sister are raving about. I’ve tried to find a colour that not only
works well with my skin tone, but will also compliment the little details of my
day too. I also wanted to see how easy the nail colours were to apply, how long they lasted and if the colours were suitable for my wedding.
Here are my thoughts:
TOMA Nail Laquer with Pearl
Vernis a Ongles / Macarena – TCD109
This colour went on smoothly and features a hint of gold which I think would look absolutely wonderful with a champagne
coloured wedding dress. My dress is
going to be a lighter shade than Champagne,
but I bet this colour will look awesome against my honeymoon tan. This
particular colour is available from Madbeauty.com online and is priced at £7.25.
TOMA Nail Laquer with Pear Vernis a Ongles / Caramel – TCD161
I am having an amnesia rose featured in my
bridal bouquet, and if you’ve ever seen an amnesia rose you will know that it
is a slightly brown/beige colour. The amnesia
rose is said to have the meaning of love at first site – which suits our
relationship perfectly. My groom is also going to be wearing an amnesia rose as his boutonnière, so I wanted
to colour coordinate my nails with this particular part of our day. The caramel
shade by Toma looks great and I think would work really well with my day. It went on with complete ease and looks good against my
skin tone. I think this could be a
winner. Caramel is also available from Madbeauty.com and is also priced at
£7.25 along with a collection of 100 + alternative nail colours for you to choose from.
d’Anu – First blush
Like its name, this colour looked classy
and elegant even with just the first coat.
I like how subtle this colour is, and how it will go with any shade of
dress now matter what time of day you choose to tie the knot. First blush looked gorgeous as it hit the
light and was so glamorous looking especially after the second and third coat.
I really like this colour for a spring wedding and if you love the palette of a
French manicure then this shade could work well for you. Maison d'Anu has recently launched a ‘Gatsby
Collection’ which features stunning metallic shades of polish, perfect for a
rehearsal dinner or post-wedding party. If you want to give your nails a
glamorous coat of varnish then check out maisondanu.co.uk for further information. Expect to pay £9.95 for a 12ml bottle of long lasting, non-toxic d’Anu
W7 – 65 Silk
This shade from W7 came out a very pretty
pink colour – ideal for a summer wedding or if you’re having a hint of pink
feature in your wedding gown. I think
for me I would rather wear this colour for my pre-wedding dinner with my family
or on our honeymoon to match my pink bikinis.
The colour looked better and stronger the more coats I put on….which
actually makes it quite a versatile nail polish for your make-up bag. You can
purchase the W7 nail polish range from local New Look stores on the high
street. A 15ml bottle of W7 nail colour will cost between £4 and £5, making it
affordable to buy more than one.
W7 – 67 Linen
This was the strongest of all the shades I
experimented with. For a bride wanting
to make a statement with her nails then this could be a good option. Personally I found the texture to be a little
too thick for what I am looking for…but it could however be a fun option for
nights out on my honeymoon. Linen has a
hint of yellow mixed with ivory so is definitely a bridal option, but for me is
that bit to heavy for a 4:30pm ceremony. You can purchase a variety of W7 nail
polish from your local New Look store the next time you go shopping for wedding
Will you be wearing an unusual nail colour
on your wedding day?