Saturday, June 14, 2014

Joanne's bridal nails & affordable options from Sally Hansen, Essie, NYC & Nails Inc

Despite having more nail polish that sense, I was too scared to be in charge of Joanne's nails for her wedding day.  I'm not the neatest when it comes to applying my own polish and I wanted everything to be perfect for her on the day, so two days before she got married, we went to The Beauty Parlour in Terenure where the fantastic Pamela Laird took care of all things nails.  You can see her in action in a recent vlog working her magic.

Once Joanne explained what she was looking for, Pamela spent a few minutes going through her stash and suggested a few shades before applying different colours on each nail so we could see what they were like on.  Joanne ended up with this insanely beautiful, delicate manicure that she was over the moon with.  And over 2 weeks later, her nails have grown so much but there's not one single chip and that's with just regular polish, no Shellac or gels or acrylics!

Two coats of CND Vinylux in the shade Romantique topped with one coat of Chanel's Frisson and her nails were good to go.  Romantique is a really light and delicate pale pink shade and Joanne didn't want anything too opaque so they stopped at the two coats.  Frisson is a pale baby pink polish infused with flecks of gold and was the perfect icing on the cake.  Mmm wedding cake....

If you're brave enough to do your own nails on the big day, then we have a few options for you.  All are cheap and cheerful, will give you a pale, delicate manicure that will finish off your wedding day look to perfection.

Top row - right to left: Sally Hansen - Peachy Keen, Essie - Spin The Bottle, Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish - Mayfair Lane
Bottom row - right to left: Essie - Romper Room, Sally Hansen - Mauve Along, NYC - Oh Soho Sweet

Would you consider doing your own nails for your wedding?  Do tell!

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