Arden here! Recently, I've been not-so-subtly trying to convince all of my engaged friends to let me play around with their wedding colors and create some possible bridal/bridesmaid nails for them. (My boss says I should start my own business after I get ordained called "Nails & Nuptials" where I not only provide wedding nail art, but also officiate the wedding. I secretly think this would be an AWESOME career decision.)
The first person to actually take me up on it was my friend Krystal. Full disclosure: Krystal didn't actually tell me her colors so I could come up w/ nail designs. Her fiance mentioned their wedding colors while we were playing trivia one night, and I ran with it. But I told Krystal what I was up to, so I'm not tooooo much of a stalker.
Krystal's colors are pink and black (plus a little bit of silver as an accent), which are super fun colors to create nail designs with. I had a bunch of ideas, so I ended up doing something different on every nail.
|Excuse this iPhone pic. It was the only one I had where you could clearly see all 5 nails!|
Pink: China Glaze Make an Entrance
Black: Sally Hansen Black Out
Silver: Sally Hansen Celeb City
Glittery Black: Zoya Storm
I started with two coats of China Glaze Make an Entrance on each finger. Then I added the following embellishments:
Thumb: Polka dots! I used both ends of my dotting tool to make larger black polka dots as well as smaller silver dots in a uniform pattern
Pointer finger: Sponged some black on about a third of the nail at the tip, and then sponged on Storm at the very tip.
Middle finger: More dots! Made a dot gradient (tutorial here) by using my smallest dotting tool in black, and then added some small silver dots on top of that.
Ring finger: Just a simple gradient using the pink, silver, and black polishes. Our gradient tutorial can be found here.
Pinky: Finally, a lace-like pattern made using dots. I started my taping off the bottom half of my finger and painting the tip black. Then I made some black dots along the edge of that line, so it was now a scalloped edge. Then I added pink dots on top of that, followed by some smaller black dots opposite. A similar pattern can be found here.
If you've got a wedding coming up, feel free to steal any of the above designs! Or leave me a comment telling me your wedding colors and I can work on some designs for you as well!
I've also been working on some bride-specific nail designs, so look for those next week!