Hi everyone! One of my besties is getting married this Friday, so I thought I would share some of the wedding friendly nail art I’ve been trying out. These are really quick and easy, and are great whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid, or a guest.
A couple of these are designs I’ve done recently, but have changed them around a little with wedding friendly colours. I’ve done all five with just four polishes. I picked a nude, a white, a gold, and a light pearly polish. The coloured polish isn’t necessary, but I thought it would be nice to add a little hint of your colour scheme. My friend’s colour is a lovely ‘Cadbury’ purple, so I opted for a light purple polish for just a hint of colour.
The polishes I used are White, Moon, Seashell, and Violet (all by Technic). I’ve also used a thin nail art brush, a dotting tool with a medium & small side, a makes up sponge, and a bit of cling film/plastic wrap.
Design 1 – Dry Marble:
Before you start this design, I’d recommend having a thin eyeshadow or concealer brush you don’t use and some polish remover handy for a neat cleanup.
Step 1: paint your nails with one coat of nude polish.
Step 2: dab on blobs of white polish.
Step 3: dab on a few blobs of nude and gold polish.
Step 4: place a small piece of cling film over your nail and pat down.
Step 5: peel the cling film off, gently (this will take any excess polish with it).
Step 6: use your brush and polish remover to clean up.
Design 2 – White & Gold Flowers:
Step 1: paint your nails with two coats of nude polish.
Step 2: using the medium dotting tool and white polish, create a few circles of five dots to make the flowers.
Step 3: place a dot in the centre of each flower with the medium dotting tool and gold polish.
Step 4: place some white and gold dots in the spaces between the flowers with the small end of the dotting tool.
Design 3 – Waterfall:
Step 1: on a white base, use your nail art brush and gold polish to paint some wispy lines starting at the base and finishing just under halfway down your nail.
Step 2: repeat this with your pearly colour polish, filling in the gaps between the gold lines.
Step 3 (optional): I’ve skipped this step, but for a little sparkle you can add some lines of gold glitter polish (I did this in my original post with silver glitter).
Design 4 – Confetti
Step 1: paint your nails with one to two coats of nude polish.
Step 2: place a few medium and small white dots on the top half of your nail, concentrating on the tip (try larger ones at the top and smaller ones lower down making it look like they’re fading).
Step 3: repeat this with the gold polish, filling in any big(ish) gaps with small dots.
Step 4: add a few dots with your pearly colour polish the same way.
Design 5 – Fadeout French Manicure:
Step 1: paint your nude and white polishes onto a makeup sponge, making sure to overlap them.
Step 2: dab the sponge over your nail, making sure the white is at the top half of your nail.
Step 3: dab the white on another couple of times, concentrating on the tip.
The last step for each design is to clean up and add topcoat!
I also wanted to add couple of extra pictures for you too. I thought the French manicure wasn’t as easy to see as it was on my pinky, so here’s the original! I loved this on as it made my nails look longer and is a little more subtle than a normal French manicure. I was also a bit surprised at how many people though I had false nails on too!
These two next pictures are of my Scalloped French Manicure… …and my Layered Dot Manicure.
I didn’t include an update of these two in this post as I did use the same polishes I’ve used today to create these originally.
You can see the original posts for these here https://beginnersnailart.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/easy-scalloped-french-manicure/ and here https://beginnersnailart.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/layered-dot-manicure/
I really hope you liked these designs and give them a go, even if you don’t have a wedding coming up!
Thanks for looking, Kirsteen x