Today’s post is written by the lovely Lauren Shalson from Spa By Car. I’m a big fan of Spa By Car and have been using them for all my beauty treatments for about 7 years now. Apart from anything else they do the *best* manicures in town, so who better to advise you on how to get your hands looking gorgeous for your W-day!
Hey brides – have you thought about your big day manicure yet? It’s actually a little scary how much your hands are in the spotlight! You’ll want photos of the bouquet, the ring exchange, any candle-lighting or sand ceremonies, signing the register, raising your glass, cutting the cake… no pressure, right?! Luckily, we’ve been keeping tabs on the ultimate wedding day nail trends. If you’re booking a bridal manicure, here’s what we at Spa by Car would recommend.
French tips are a tried and tested bridal style, with a bonus pop of colour or sparkle instead of a Classic white! If you’re trying one of these styles for the first time, our mobile nail technicians recommend a pre-wedding “test run” so you know what you’re getting into. Just because you love a style from a fashion mag doesn’t mean it’s going to be right for your wedding day!
From duck egg pastels to bold exotic cobalt, blue nails are always super stylish. Make a statement on your big day with glossy, flawless gel polish to really show off your something blue! We love Artistic’s gel gloss polish colour Graceful, a gorgeous light blue shade, or sparkly royal blue colour Contempo.
Bride of the century Kate Middleton is still our biggest inspiration for the big day! Get her princess-perfect nails with Essie’s Allure polish, one of the colours really worn by the Duchess at her wedding. It’s a classic shade that keeps the attention on your glittering ring finger. Other Classic neutrals we love from Essie are Ballet slippers, Adorable and Like Linen.
Bridal manicure by Spa By Car as seen in Lee Ann & André’s Kensington Roof Gardens Jewish Wedding
We have had lots of clients rock the all white high shine gloss colour Bride from the latest Artistic Wedding collection and our tip is to apply a pretty glitter on top of bride to soften the look, and it’s a great look for your bridesmaids too!