Way, way back in the early days of this blog, I wrote about wedding nail colors. There were a lot of safe, practically unnoticeable pinks and nudes which, don't get me wrong, are pretty, but in the two years since then I've branched out into thinking a more statement-y mani can be a great bridal accessory.
Popping in a movie, pouring a cup of tea, and painting my nails is one of my favorite luxuries, though, with a 6-month old, there are way fewer opportunities--these days I ditch the movie and the tea, file the digits during one of Aaron's naps, and then paint them like lightning during the next one while desperately praying he'll stay asleep long enough for them to dry most of the way (I'm not deluded enough to think he'd actually nap long enough for the whole enchilada, start to finish, in one sitting). But anyway, I still stand by my opinion that doing your own nails is much more relaxing than going to a salon. You can just hang out in your PJ's, you can buy a whole bottle of polish for less than the cost of one salon manicure, and you don't have to tip or breathe in all the chemicals.
So, can I suggest a bride-and-bridesmaids mani-pedi night after your rehearsal dinner? Here, a selection of pretty picks, from blushing to bold:
|Row 1, left to right, Essie: Clambake, Go Overboard, Van D'Go, Beyond Cozy, Bikini So Teeny. Row 2, Julep: Rae, Chloe, Abigail, Adele, Octavia. Row 3, Butter London: Jaffa, Saucy Jack, Yummy Mummy, Stardust, Fiver. Row 4, OPI: Shorts Story, Black Cherry Chutney, Kyoto Pearl, When Monkeys Fly, I Don't GIve a Rotterdam.|