Fact: We take our manicures seriously every day of the year — whether it’s a DIY one (done on the couch in pajamas, probably) or a special salon experience with nail technicians and all of the tools to really perfect the nail look. So when it’s time to walk down the aisle, choosing a wedding manicure won’t be easy. That’s why we rounded up five bridal nail ideas based on your personality, ranging from the subtlest look to the most ‘gram ready. Because there’s a wedding many for everyone — from the DIY queen to the salon regular.
STEP 2:For the shimmer coat, Julia Graf uses a clear polish to help the glitter stick to her nails.
STEP 3:Graf uses two different types of glitter: a white, multi-tonal glitter and gold, warm-toned one.
STEP 4:Apply the clear nail polish to the top of your nail. Don’t take it all the way down to your nail bed so the glitter has a gradient effect. Graf recommends polishing and glitter-ing each nail before starting on the next nail so that the clear polish doesn’t dry before glitter is applied.
STEP 5:Apply the white glitter using a fan brush, followed by the golden glitter just at the top of your nail.
STEP 6: Clean up the edges of your nails with a nail polish correcting pen.
STEP 7:Finish with a top coat to make the surface of your nails smooth.
If you’re looking to sneak in “something blue…”
STEP 1: Start by applying polish barrier on your fingertips.
STEP 2:Paint the underside of your nails turquoise, or your favorite shade of blue.
STEP 3:Apply sheer white polish all over your nails, followed by a polish barrier over your cuticles.
STEP 4: Add nude polish onto a sponge and white polish at the top of the sponge.
STEP 5:Dab onto your nail to create a gradient and then peel polish barriers off with a tweezer.
STEP 6:Using a wax pencil, place rhinestones on your nails (optional) and finish with a top coat.
If you’re a nail art enthusiast with creative talents (or a good nail tech) ...
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