Sunday, September 22, 2013

Picking My Wedding Nails! Choice #1 - Classic French with Glitter Accent

Hey everyone!

As a lot of you already know, I'm getting married in November. Now, I'm a pretty organized and detail-oriented kind of person, so the whole business of planning the wedding has actually been pretty easy going for me. However, one area where I'm struggling is how I'm going to do my nails for the big day! So I figured, why not use this as an opportunity to get a little interactive with you all and have you help me choose my wedding mani!

How it'll work is that over the next 5-6 weeks, I'll post all of the possible designs I've come up with. At the end of that period I'll post them all at once and ask you guys to vote on which is your favourite. Once your favourite is chosen, I'll take that into serious consideration when finally choosing my wedding mani. So, here's choice number one!


The first design is this classic french with a glitter accent nail. While my wedding is peacock themed and I'm using a lot of deep teals, blues and purples in the colour scheme, I've decided that I want to keep my overall look somewhat traditional and classic. So most of the designs you'll be seeing will follow that style.


I started out with a base of OPI Step Right Up!, which I think is pretty much the perfect base for french manicures. I then freehanded on some french tips using OPI Alpine Snow. If I were to go with this mani for the wedding, I would probably use some french tip guides or tape to make sure the lines were completely perfect and consistent.

For the accent nail, I simply sprinkled some loose glitter over top of Step Right Up! while it was wet. I also think that if this was to be my wedding mani, I might try it out using the white polish as the base for the glitter and see how that would look. I think perhaps that might tie in with the french tips just a little bit better.


I actually quite like this look! I like that it's classic but there's still a pop of fun with the glittered nail.

Thanks for looking! More wedding manis to come!

28 comments:

  1. Great idea and gorgeus mani! I'm getting married in September 2014, but I'm already looking for many inspirations in every possible area ;). Peacock themed wedding sounds wonderful, I hople that you will share some pictures with us :) Good luck!

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  2. Since you are a nail blogger I think for a weeding mani go all out :) I dont mean neon yellow nails but maybe some awesome nude and white stamping look or nude white water marble :)

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  3. Ahh, this is lovely that you're including your readers; can't wait to see the rest of your ideas!

    I too was thinking, with this one, glittery tips would be really fun & sweet still.

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  4. This is stunning! Classic and elegant. I love it.

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  5. galorious.blogspot.comSeptember 22, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    i love the glitter nail, it looks a lot like textured nails!

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  6. This is classic, bridal and beautiful! I love that accent nail. And your free-handed french tips are about as perfect as they come! I wore a traditional french manicure for my wedding...it was before I really got into polish, so I didn't do anything crazy!

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  7. wow, I don't think I need to see the other options. I'm already declaring this as my favourite. Its traditional, classy and still has that little surprise that makes it stand out!

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  8. Wow this is beautiful! I can't wait to see the others. Are you going to show us your dress???? That would be awesome!

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  9. LOVE the loose glitter over the nude base!

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  10. I love the accent nail!

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  11. I would love to show you all my dress, but David often reads my blog and I don't want him to see it!

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  12. That's a really pretty look! I'm so happy for you guys :D can't wait to see your other ideas, and you'd better show us pics of the final look along with your dress from the big day! <3

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  13. This is such a stunning mani for a wedding. I love the look of a classic french tip and the glitter accent is perfect.

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  14. Very pretty for your wedding!

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  15. stunning! I can't wait to see the rest :)

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  16. This is pretty! By the way, did you wear top coat on top of the glitter?

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  17. Nice! They look absolutely perfect for a wedding.

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  18. These are lovely, I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

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  19. I love this look! I think it's perfect for a wedding. The glitter as an accent adds a fun touch.

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  20. Looking forward to seeing them all. Such a fun way to ring in married life! :) Love the look. AND your smile like is sick, which is to say that You Nailed It, Girlfriend.

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  21. Brides were my most challenging and fullfing tasks. I never minded sharing with brides my professional opinoins on the best wedding day looks and you nailed it!

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  22. Thanks! And yes, I did top coat the glitter.

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  23. I don't know how you'll pick.. I wasn't quite obsessed with polish when I got married, I just wore the only color I EVER wore, super dark Revlon Vixen. It was unusual but very ME. Now- hundreds of polish later- I'd NEVER be able to choose. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the glitter you used for this accent! But I'm meh on french manicures, though yours look amazing. Can't wait to see all the options!

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  24. oh WOW I lovelovelove this so much! I actually thought you'd used a liquid sand! If you use a glitter over polish like that, would you usually use a top coat or leave it?

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