Possible Wedding Manicure …?

The wedding is now just over four weeks away.  The makeup trial has been done, the dress has been adjusted, the reception decisions are almost all made, I remain a blogger in search of a hairdo, however, and owing to budget constraints I’m going to have to do my nails myself.  Ah well, I’ve had fun over the last few weeks experimenting with nail colours to go with my dress.  However, I’ve been thinking that purple fingernails with a purple dress is just a bit too matchy-matchy for me.

After all, I have a tendency to paint my nails whatever colour I like on a Sunday evening and then just wear the hell out of it till it, basically, falls off.  As beauty bloggers go, I’m a lousy one when it comes to nails.  This combination though, happened by accident (I didn’t like one of the shades, so was covering it up) but I rather like silver with purple, so at the moment, this is the front-runner for wedding-nails.  From left to right we have Out the Door topcoat in Northern Lights, which is a holographic fast-drying topcoat, OPI’s Lucern-tenly Look Marvellous (which as most people call me Luce is apposite, at the least), and finally Deborah Lippman’s Believe, which was created with Cher.  If you can’t channel Cher on your wedding day, frankly, then I don’t want to know.

The final product (two coats of Believe, one very thin coat of Lucerne, and a topcoat of Northern Lights) looks like this:

It’s about four days old on my nails there, so forgive the state of it in the pictures.  It’s silvery, and glittery without being too grey, and without screaming GLITTER.  What do you think?

  
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19 Comments

  1. January 16, 2013 / 6:16 am

    Beautiful, love that it is not traditional but chic and pretty!

    • January 16, 2013 / 10:05 am

      It is not a very traditional wedding! Thank you xx

  2. January 16, 2013 / 8:56 am

    I think it's inspired! It will look great with a purple dress and I love that you're being so true to your own tastes and personality xo

    • January 16, 2013 / 10:07 am

      Thank you very much! Happened completely by accident – as many of the best things do 😉

  3. January 16, 2013 / 9:47 am

    Pretty. I like. My only question would be about the colours of your accessories – which you've obviously thought about, but not mentioned so now I'm curious. 🙂 (And I rather want to compare this Northern Lights with China Glaze's Wireless which is obviously different, but closely related …)

    • January 16, 2013 / 10:04 am

      The dress is purple and silver, Jenny, so accessories are … silver 😉

  4. January 16, 2013 / 9:49 am

    I think this is a lovely combo. 🙂

  5. January 16, 2013 / 11:58 am

    Love the combination it's perfect, so refreshing to see someone using colours other than french manicure and nudes for wedding nails!

    • January 17, 2013 / 11:36 am

      My nails are too stumpy for a "French", and I HATE PASTELS 😉

  6. January 16, 2013 / 4:36 pm

    That combo is perfect and such a nice departure from the callis and overdone "french manicure" I sported that in my wedding, bt I was married 11 years ago, so I have an excuse. But now I need that Believe n/p from DL!

    • January 17, 2013 / 11:37 am

      I didn't like the Believe on my nails, unadorned – just too harsh against my skin, but it makes a lovely base for a metallic!

  7. January 16, 2013 / 6:12 pm

    It's not traditional and I love that! I'll definitely be one to paint my nails something unexpected.

    • January 17, 2013 / 11:37 am

      My wedding is about as untraditional as it is possible to be, and still call it a wedding, I think xx

  8. January 24, 2013 / 8:50 am

    I think it's perfect. Just perfect!

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