Engagement photos… nail help!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which colour?
    Beige/Pink : (8 votes)
    53 %
    French : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Navy : (0 votes)
    Black : (0 votes)
    Red : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Natural with clear coat : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Sparkly : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Other- I'll show you below! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1582 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @MissLibra: I wouldn’t go dark for nails unless you were going to do it in a red spectrum (like burgandy or something like that, mostly because it’d match the wine!). Other colours like blue, or even black, seem too “trendy” to me to be timeless. That said, I think french manicures are always beautiful!

    And the first colour that popped into my head for clothing was purple, though I’m sure you’ve already made up your mind, hahah. It would just look so preeeetty against the woodgrain!

    Post # 4
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    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I would go with something neutral, even though I tend to go with reds. I wouldn’t want anything too “look at me” on my nails for photos. 

    Post # 5
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    5997 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would do a red or pink. I typically like rich reds that have a little shimmer (like Shellac Masquerade or Red Baroness) but I wore Shellac Hollywood (more of a bright red with shimmer) for my wedding and it was beautiful. I love soft pinks like Shellac Cake Pop but they don’t look good with my skin tone.

    Black is too dark for me. Blues tend to look childish, IMO. I don’t typically like purples. French manicure is what I did for my engagement pictures but I really don’t like it anymore. Much prefer a solid color.

    Post # 6
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    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I went around and around with this debate for our e-pics and after much research on Pinterest and other related sites, I settled with a very soft light pink – I chose it because it was relatively neutral, timless and feminine – but that’s also my style! Best of luck to you!  

    Post # 7
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    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MissLibra:  I did a basic Red because I wore all black for my pictures. It looked nice but honestly there was probably only one or two pictures where you could see my hands! 

    Post # 8
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    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MissLibra:  omg this is my area of expertise, so I have to weigh in! I work for a beauty bar company and am completely nail polish obsessed. 

    To keep it timeless and beautiful I agree a dark red would keep it current but not overly trendy. Here are my two favourites:

    Both of these are OPI so they’re also available in their Gel Colour. I always reccomend Gel Manis for special occasions/when you’ll be photographed – they’re just so much shinier and more flawless!

    Post # 9
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    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    oops – first one is chick flick cherry, the second is malaga wine, forgot to add those!

    Post # 11
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    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @MissLibra:  I voted French- goes with everything!

    Post # 12
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    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i wore dark red for my engagement photos. i think that it was OPI “glove you so much”. it was pretty, and contrasted against my ridiculously pale skin. i will also be wearing red nails for the wedding.

    Post # 13
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    6960 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @MissLibra:  I would go with a nuetral. Somethihng like ‘otherwise engaged’ by OPI. 

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