Post # 17
@Ms. Blue: and alwayssunny and whoever else is considering that glitter image:
make sure you have the right nails for it. I brought that image with me to the nail salon when I went to get mine done and it looked so stupid. I had my nails grown out, but I have a short nail bed – because the nailbed is short it looked completely ridiculous, just cut my nails in half. Poor dear had to clean it off and I just went with the plain natural basecoat because I was so frustrated and didn’t want to make any more dramatic decisions last-minute.
Post # 18
I had a gel mani in hot pink! Not one of my wedding colors but I like color and decided to go for something fun and pretty that offset my colors (purple, navy, light blue, green). Here’s a pic!
Post # 19
What exactly are gel nails? Like fakes or is it a treatment like shellac?
Post # 20
@bluebelle23: Just like shellac. Doesn’t chip for at least a week but hard to remove! 🙂
Post # 21
@AstoriaK: Very pretty! Love that color 🙂
Post # 22
My nails were OPI gel polish in a pale pink (I can’t remember the name – sorry!). It looked very natural and romantic. My toes were a bright cobalt blue (one of our colors), but they didn’t show because I had closed toe shoes on. It was a fun color for the honeymoon, though!
This is the day after the wedding:
Post # 23
French mani gel nails here as well. I added a tiny bit of bling in the form of a small blue rhinstone on each ring finger. Matched perfectly with our theme color!
Post # 24
I had a dark, metallic red, which you can kind of see here:
It was a little lighter in person. It was a CND shellac manicure (so worth it for no chips!), and I think the color was called Red Baroness.
My toes were a fun color, OPI “The Color to Watch,” a pearly, blue-lilac shade.
Post # 25
My nails were shorter than usual, because the last guy who did my nails basically ripped off my nail growth when he took off my gel tips. I chose shellac polish and wore a pretty peach color and put a layer of silver glitter over it. Originally I planned on going for a rich dark color, but at the last minute chose the peachy shade. I am glad I did! I think it looked really pretty.
You can kind of see it here (thumb) on my wedding day after he put my ring on. I really liked it.
Post # 26
I did french toes and gel french nails. I think French is perfect for brides!
Post # 27
I wanted red nails that looked like that had a shimmer sparkle. I went with OPI Got the Blues for Red and then applied Essie Pure Pearlflection from the Luxeffects line on top.
Post # 28
I don’t have pics yet. I unfortunately got ripped off. I paid for a biogel pink and white full set. It cost $50. I have been going to my nail tech for years, and he knew I wanted hand painted white on the tips, which is what he usually does for me when I get that type of set. He used the wrong gel and said, oh, this gives you an opal effect, without even asked me what I wanted. I was not happy. For my engagement pics though, they were awesome.