For blushing brides-to-be, having perfect wedding nails is right up there with having the right dress and making sure you’re wearing something old, new, borrowed and blue.
So, we asked our crew to give us some of their top tips to help prepare for that big day.
They’ve come up with some great ideas to ensure your nails are as sparkling as the champagne!
Just follow these tips – and make your final treatment as a single girl the fabulous Bridal Bliss. An extensive and luxurious mani + pedi for you and your maid of honour. The perfect preparation for the perfect day.
Preparation is key!
It takes 3 months for a nail to grow. So start by having a consultation with a professional to ensure you are having treatments and using products that are right for you.
We are what we eat!
A healthy balanced diet is essential not only for nails but your hair and skin too. Ensure you are having enough calcium and Omega oils. No DIY dieting!
Cuticles are crucial!
Use a good quality cuticle oil – Dadi Oil or OPIs Avoplex are both great and available on board. They moisturise nails and the skin around them – so your nails become more supple and you’ll prevent splitting.
Stick to the natural shape of your nails as much as possible and if you prefer a rounded shape make sure you don’t take too much off the sides as it can cause nail splitting.
She wears it well
Colours change depending on your skin tone so make sure you choose a colour that works well for you.
If your skin tone is pale then lighter shades with pink or blue undertones are best. Pastel colours can look great too. Choose pinks or reds to brighten the complexion. With fair complexion beige, white and silver can be fabulous.Those with blue undertones look great with pink based varnish. Medium skin tones enjoy a wide range of colours and can be more choosy. Peach or gold colours enhance olive complexions.
Too bling bling?!
Don’t go for a very pearlescent colour on your nails. As with eye makeup it reflects the light more than matte products and can look different on the photographs. Matte with glossy finish would be our favourite.
Do you speak French?
The French manicure is back! Perfect for brides with well maintained nails, but if you need to cover up go for opaque pastels. Or choose a longer lasting treatment like Two Weeks To Tahitiwith a French finish.
Softly does it
Invest in a good hand cream to moisturise hands in between your treatments.
Hot Paraffin treatment combined with exfoliation twice a month will detox the skin and help cells to regenerate and skin will look healthier and younger.
You can match your nails to your toes or you can match them to your shoes, particularly if you have special and sparkly shoes. Just choose your sparkly colour very carefully! It looks best when it’s that very special Diamante sparkle not bling bling!
Always wear gloves when washing up, many liquids remove oils from your skin and nails as well as your dishes!!