|Bridal Manicures & An Intro!|
My name is Sylvia and I'm a new guest blogger here at PreciousInvitations.com. I'll start by telling you a bit about myself; I'm a fulltime fashion designer and blogger and I'm recently engaged. When I say recently, I mean my fiancé popped the question about 9 months ago. While most brides-to-be would have been planning every last detail and having pre-wedding parties like crazy, I've been relaxing because we're planning to wed in 2015!
My friends and cousins are getting married all around me, so I definitely have wedding fever too, but I don't feel any pressure to rush our own nuptials. Luckily our long timeline gives me the freedom to change my mind a million times about what I love & hate when it comes to wedding aesthetics. My background gives me a bit of a fashion perspective and I have a love of family traditions and honouring cultures. Though traditional in some sense, having a fiancé with a little rebellious streak like myself, I know we'll be having an unconventional wedding.
So here's what you can expect from my posts: I hope to talk about new wedding trends, cool products, fashion and beauty, DIYs for your big day and everything in between!
Read on for our first topic...
There was a time when going to the salon for a manicure just meant getting french tips, and doing your nails at home meant a simple coat of red. These days, nail art has really become an accessible fashion statement where the options for creating nail art are endless. While traditional bridal nails are just a basic french manicure, you can realy kick it up a notch and make your look unique by rocking a subtle french alternative.
Glitter: A simple coat in a natural tone can be topped with a glittery gradient. The glitter is subtle but at the same time, it can catch the light just like your diamond ring or other blingy jewelry. This one's easy enough to do yourself at home or a great look for the bridesmaids.
Lace Tips: Nail stamping is a really hot technique right now because you can get an extremely detailed, uniform print on your nails without needing to draw it on yourself. You might choose this look if you've got a touch of lace on your dress and want to match the details. You can find a tutorial on how to stamp your own nails with a stamping kit here.
Crystals: Three dimensional nail art isn't for everyone because the tendency for your nails to get caught on things after a few days, but this look really says that you're on the next level. These micro crystals are easy to stick on yourself, but most salons carry these too if you don't have a steady hand or the patience!
Something Blue: If you can't seem to figure out what your "something blue" should be, this french manicure looks adorable in these unconventional colours. If you're a really bold bride, match your nails to your bridesmaids dresses!
What kind of gal are you? The classic french, naked nails or nail art?
Until next time,