Continuing with the Downton theme I thought I’d give some Downton Abbey/1920’s style wedding nails a go. Here is what I came up with!
I haven’t really used nail gems before because I always imagine that they will fall off really quickly. But on this occasion I only need them to look good for one day, so I gave them a go! In actual fact they have lasted absolutely fine for the last few days, so I needn’t have worried!
What do you think about this colour combination? Do you think it would work for a 1920’s style wedding? How are you planning to paint your nails for your big day?
If you are interested in how I paint my nails, you might find my Top 10 tips for flawless nails useful. You can check out my last wedding nail design here.
Essie – Sand Tropez
Rimmel London – 700 Block your Green
Barry M – Paint Black 47
Seche Vite top coat
Nail Stickers – number 3
Nail Gems (came in a set for £1 at Primark)
Today is the start of a new little series on the blog. A series which gives me the chance to talk a lot more about nail art! Specifically wedding nail art of course! If you read my lifestyle blog, you may know that I have a bit of a thing for pretty nails, so the decision of how they will look for the big day is going to be a big one! Much bigger than say, picking a wedding ring or finding bridesmaid dresses (I joke, but I haven’t actually done either of these things yet, eep!)
Initially I had thought that I would just get a French manicure. That seems to be the thing to do, right? And no doubt, if done well it does look lovely. BUT, that’s not how I wear my nails, ever! I want to be myself as much as possible on my wedding day and I like my nails best when they have interesting designs and pretty colours. I do get a lot of complements with how I do my nails, so I started thinking that maybe I would go for something a bit different.
As you can imagine, I have had lots of ideas on this subject, so I thought I would try out some designs. Perhaps you can help me decide what I should do, and hopefully I might inspire a few of you too!
Today I’ve got a simple geometric design in gold and beige/light brown. I normally go for brighter colours, but I am actually really taken with this combination! I think it would work really well for a boho style wedding in particular. I painted my nails with 3 coats of Essie’s San tropez. Then I used my triangle nail stickers and painted the tips in gold by Barry M. I finished up with a top coat of seche vite. If you are interested in how I paint my nails, you might find my Top 10 tips for flawless nails useful.
What do you think? Should I consider something like this for my wedding?
If you have any suggestions or ideas of other designs, colours or specific varnishes you’d like to see me try out, I’d love to hear from you. I love a good excuse to add a new nail varnish to my collection!
Be sure to check back regularly as I have at least 3 more nail designs up my sleeve (so to speak). You can follow me on Bloglovin here, Twitter here or Facebook here to get updates.
Essie Sand Tropez
Barry M Nail Effects Foil -Gold
Nail Stickers (Number 4)