With the endless list of pre-nuptials to do, the wedding nails could be an easily ignored detail. Sure, when compared to the venue, flowers or wedding dress, your nail color polish is definitely insignificant. There is definitely a lot more to nailing the right wedding manicure than just choosing between regular polish and gel. The top tips highlighted in this piece cover everything from selecting the perfect shade to what you should do in a nail-related emergency.
Choosing the Color of Your Wedding Nails
When preparing for a wedding, it is advisable that you go for a nail color that will complement your overall look. Blush, nude and neutral tones on the bride always look elegant and clean and do not distract you from your ring or bouquet. When selecting the ideal shade for your nails, it is crucial that you consider your skin’s undertones. This is because there are some colors that will brighten your skin tones whereas others will just clash or make the skin appear to be washed out. A majority of cool skin tones are usually fair and normally have pink or blue undertones which are suitable for pinky nude shades. A lady with a warmer skin tone, olive or yellow undertone will prefer peachy or yellow neutrals.
Should You Gel or Not?
Gel is obviously a perfect idea for the wedding day since it will not smudge or chip like a lacquer manicure might. Gel shall also last for close to a fortnight meaning that you will have perfect nails for your great day and the honeymoon as well. If you are not for the idea of gels, particularly if you have weak nails, the best option is a gel hybrid because it can be applied or removed at home just like the normal nail polish.
The Perfect Nail Length
It is always about feeling comfortable and at ease with the length of your nails on your great day. No one wants to get incredibly long tips a few days before the wedding if they are not accustomed to them since you will feel awkward and clumsy and you obviously don’t want to rip off your dress. In this case, you should consider medium-length or almond-shaped nails since they appear elegant and elongate your fingers. Generally, shorter nail beds always look perfect with a short, more square and less rounded tip while their longer nail bed counterparts can be manipulated into many shapes.
How Do You Choose Your Wedding Nail Art?
If you intend to go for nail art, it is advisable that you go for something that is subtle and non-distracting. You can try a white/ cream to a nude amber art. And if you want to go for color, try to keep it simple. You could try with a twist of the contemporary French manicure by applying a gold color tip on the nude base or just add some embellishment at the top of the nail sheer nude base. Whatever art you chose to go for, be sure not to go overboard since it will look tacky.