Katherine
Curious August 2019 Alberta

Nails

Katherine, on 3/August/2019 at 23:52 Posted in Beauty
Hi all,
What colour of nails are you doing for your big day? Anyone suggest shellac manicures, or just regular (I’ve never gotten shellac haha)

i cant decide what to do!
My bridesmaids will be wearing burgundy dresses with gold accessories, and I will likely be wearing silver jewelry. So silver nails then? I’ve just never really been a fan of silver nails...
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  • Tori
    Featured October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·

    For me - I HATE gel or shellac nails. They just completely ruin my nails and how strong they are after I get them done. I think that for my wedding I might just give in and get them though because of how sturdy they are when they are on your nails..

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    My wedding colours are teal and plum so something like these ^

    For you I would say that you could either go with a simple french manicure, or you could go with a burgundy french tip? No need to go with silver if you don't want to! Nails are so small and won't show up in most of the far away pictures which tend to be the ones with the wedding party - so really it just has to look good when it's you and your FH - so pick what looks good with your outfits.

  • Kelly
    Devoted May 2020 Ontario
    Kelly ·
    For sure get shellac! I recommend and more natural look I go for the “freehand” style

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  • Marissa
    Devoted August 2019 Ontario
    Marissa ·
    I did shellac in a very subtle shade. My bridesmaids will also be wearing burgundy.

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  • L
    Beginner September 2019 Ontario
    Linnae ·

    Go with a shellac french manicure! That way you don't have to worry about it chipping and its just a classic clean look!

  • Sondra
    Frequent user August 2021 Ontario
    Sondra ·

    Shellac lasts longer and is generally tougher (I am a shellac addict) I would definitely say shellac as you will have no worries about chipped nails from setup to honeymoon! Just don't peel the paint off later, either use acetone on cotton balls and wrap your fingers in tinfoil with the acetone cotton on your nails for a couple of minutes to remove or go have the polish professionally removed as there is a dehydration step and then a bond used for the polish and it can rip a layer of your nails off. Then you have fragile nails until they grow out

    You could do a natural colour like a light pink with a tiny burgundy heart on your ring finger to incorporate the bridesmaid dress colour into your manicure!

    Just change the heart colour? Nails 4



  • Heather
    Curious September 2020 Manitoba
    Heather ·
    I’ll definitely do schellac. I’ve been getting schellac manicures regularly for two years now. No damage to my nails. If the salon is good and the technician knows what they are doing there should be minimal impact to your natural nails. I had to take a few weeks off from schellac because of a procedure and my nails were still fine. This is what I did for my wedding social. Might do something similar for the wedding but with an accent of royal purple which is our wedding colour.

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  • Sarah
    Devoted August 2020 Ontario
    Sarah ·
    I’m going with a really, really light / sheer pink, like almost white. I just love this look and think it’s classy and elegant and would go with any colours or theme.

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  • Laura
    Curious February 2020 Ontario
    Laura ·

    I'm still months away, but I've already started thinking about how I'll do my nails!

    I tried out silver and cream last week. I thought I'd like the silver, that's why I painted most of my nails silver. I did my ring fingers a cream with white sparkle on top, which I found looked much better! Silver is off my list of considerations.

    Silver & Cream nailsNails 7



  • Jennifer
    Curious August 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    Yeah, we're doing burgandy dahlias, and blush and ivory roses with a bunch of greenery

  • Madisyn
    Frequent user April 2020 Ontario
    Madisyn ·
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    Here was a test run I did with a shellac. I think I'll probably end up going with this colour for the wedding, or something very similar! I also don't think getting one round of shellac should impact your nails much.

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  • Katherine
    Curious August 2019 Alberta
    Katherine ·
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    That’s true, I guess a statement colour would detract from the ring! I’ve heard that shellac is really bad for your nails as well; I’m leaning towards it though as many people have suggested shellac, but maybe I will get it relived after the honeymoon to protect my nails
  • Katherine
    Curious August 2019 Alberta
    Katherine ·
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    Oh that is so cute!
  • Katherine
    Curious August 2019 Alberta
    Katherine ·
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    May I ask what kinds of flowers you are using?
  • Dionne
    Frequent user August 2019 Ontario
    Dionne ·

    Probably as neutral and classic as possible. You would't wan't to look back at your pics in a few years and wonder "what the heck was I thinking?" I'm going with a pale lilac ombre with a subtle silver sparkle on my ring finger...and of course Shellac


  • Jennifer
    Curious August 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
    My bridesmaids dresses are burgundy/wine as well. I’m planing on doing a light pink (like a blush/baller slipper colour). We have burgundy, blush and ivory flowers so it will all tie in together. I’d definitely go for shellac for your wedding too, regular polish may chip depending on how far in advance you get them done.
  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Candace ·
    I did shellac for my nails, here is a picture of what I did!

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