On the day of your engagement, your hands will garner a lot of attention and a finely done bridal nail art will make sure that only praises come your way. Getting your nails done has evolved from being an interest of the privileged to a way of making a style statement. And for creating the perfect bridal look, you can’t afford to ignore getting them done. Delve into the stylish world of bridal nail art with this handy guide.
Nudes these days are not about one shade of the old and boring beige. A range of shades of peaches, pinks, tan and deep sunset yellow are the trending choices for nudes. Keep it minimal, light and classy. Basically referring to your skin tone-like shades, it doesn’t camouflage but brings out your natural colour.
The biggest myth about pinks is that they make you look darker. But in fact, the right shade of pinks and peaches can make your hands look livelier and lighter. So, get up brides, and don’t fear colours. (Also, chipping doesn’t show that easy in the nude shades.)
Pro Tip: These shades work with all bridal lehenga colours including pastels.
Traditionally, French tips were only base coat and white colour combinations. But nowadays, you can get adventurous with a blend of different styles by including metallics, nudes, glitter, ombre and more. Get a matte finish colour for your nails and a shiny one for the tips. You can also try reversing the order or simply go for reverse French tip. The reverse French tip draws attention to your cuticles leading the way for anyone’s gaze to stop at your gorgeous engagement ring.
Pro Tip: This bridal nail art style works best with contrasting shades. Select one of the two shades to match your attire.
Rhinestones are the most popular choice of embellishments for bridal nail art. Just like your jewellery, your nails also become a part of your glamorous avatar. Remember, to create a balanced look you should use complementary elements. It is the minimal that stands out to get you noticed. Even adding a bow to your ring finger’s nail can work as an attractive embellishment.
Pro Tip: Don’t go all out by embellishing all the nails.
Glitter and metallic shades
Use glitter and metallic shades in your bridal nail art to add bling your nails. After all, a bridal look isn't complete without some bedazzling elements. But all that glitters is not gold anymore. The newest fad in town are the shades of copper and bronze. Print mehndi design or your wedding motif as patterns on your nails by pairing them with nude shades or the colours of your bridal attire.
ProTip: Combine the glitter and metallic nail shades with the latest colour changing thermal nail colours for a unique look.
Customised according to the attire
If you’re wearing a bottle green lehenga for your engagement or a violet wedding gown for the reception and looking for the exact same shade, why not create one! Mix and match different colours available to attain the one you like best, in a design of your preference and by shaping the nails to your heart’s desire.
Pro Tip: Try quirky bridal nail art with your and the groom’s faces painted on your nails.
Most people get nail art done on extensions, but the choice is completely yours. Any length of the nails is in, long and sexy, short and classy or skewed and bold. As for the selection of shades, remember that the darker the colour you use, the more yellow your nails become after removing it. Since all the artists who work extensions prefer using gel nail paints as they tend to stay for 1-3 months, depending on how you care for them and on your nail growth rate. Go ahead and tell us your bridal nail art style in the comments below.