Liz’s Friday Indie Daze – Wedding Nails! (ft. The Hungry Asian, A England, Cirque and Cover Band)

As Spring looms ever closer, love is in the air! Birds singing sweetly, flowers blooming in bursts, and weddings! Over the next few months, a few of my loveliest lady friends are getting married – in my mind, that means one thing… wedding-appropriate manicures! In my most humble of opinions, whether you’re the bride, a member of the wedding party, or a happy guest there is room to have fun with your nails on the big day. With that inspiration firmly in mind, I searched through my indie stash for the perfect wedding day manicures. Read on!

First up, I decided to reach for one of my favorite glitter toppers. This beauty by The Hungry Asian is called Mumbling, and it is too fantastic for words. This particular mix of silver and gold glitters in a clear base takes my breath away every time that I wear it! 

One coat of Mumbling over four coats of Butter London‘s Goop.com exclusive Bread And Butter Pudding provides enough bling for even the most fabulous of glitter lovers while still being sweet, understated and neutral. “Bling” and “understated neutral” may not always go together, but in this manicure they go hand in hand.

One thick coat of Seche Vite seals the manicure in place giving me a perfect smooth as glass finish. The simplicity of the unadorned accent nail only makes the rest of the manicure stand out further. I adore this mani!

If the last manicure wasn’t blingy enough, feast your eyes on this bad girl! Pink and gold mix together in a frothy, metallic, gilded look that is not for the faint of heart. As soon as it caught my eye, I knew that using A England‘s She Walks In Beauty for a wedding mani would be perfection!
 

She Walks In Beauty is chock full of gold, pink and green shimmer with different sizes of rose pink glitter. I decided to layer three thin coats of this pretty polish on top of two coats of Sonia Kashuk’s Sugar Rush – the sheer pink polish did nothing to hide my visible nail line, but it lent a barely noticeable blush to my nails that really brought out the pink shimmer within She Walks In Beauty.

I love how this polish glows when it’s hit by the light. Once again I used Seche to protect the mani and smooth the glittery surface. This is another neutral look that I love, especially because despite the neutral palate, there is nothing remotely boring about this manicure! Eye catching, unique and incredibly flattering, I think that this is a great polish for all kinds of fancy occasions… you can bet that I will be wearing the heck out of this polish!

I couldn’t resist putting a blue polish into this wedding-inspired post! My engagement ring is blue, my dream wedding dress is blue, (the T.A.R.D.I.S. is blue… but that’s another story) and quite frankly, it’s my favorite color. For the gal who’s looking for her “something blue,” look no further than Cirque‘s Cape Liz!

Aside from having the best name ever, Cape Liz is a gorgeous polish. A light blue cream base, filled to the brim with shimmer that shines blue, purple and silver… this is an amazing polish. To take the manicure up a notch, I painted one coat of Cover Band‘s hilariously named Love, Lace ‘n Lawsuits onto my ring finger. I think that the two polishes really complement each other well!

Cape Liz paired with Love Lace ‘n Lawsuits is a match made in heaven, and this is a manicure that I would wear to my own wedding. While not the blingiest manicure known to man, I find myself deeply in love. One coat of Seche really smoothed out my accent nail while bringing a high shine finish to the rest of the mani. In one word – AWESOME!

click to enter LOZLOSA's first birthday giveaway!  7 winners, 7 prizesWhen you think about wedding nails, do you consider indie polishes? What kinds of polishes do you look for? Glitters? Creams? Do you go bold and bright, or do you favor neutral nails? For a couple of other indie polishes that I would consider wearing to a wedding, check out our past posts on Three Little Words and Eggnogoholic!

Personally, I’m set to attend two weddings this year and eventually I’ll have to get around to planning mine (eep!), so I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject! :)

~ Liz       

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  8 comments for “Liz’s Friday Indie Daze – Wedding Nails! (ft. The Hungry Asian, A England, Cirque and Cover Band)

  1. April 12, 2013 at 8:09 am

    If I just go to a wedding I would wear a suitable polish for my dress – no matter what color (blue, green, gold etc.)
    When I’ll have my own wedding I would wear nude nails and some stamping upon it with “I love you” on the ringfinger 😀

    • Liz
      April 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Ooooooh, Ceitie, I love your wedding mani idea! I can picture it in my head, and I’ll bet that it will be absolutely amazing!!

  2. April 12, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I love all of these, but I’m really diggin Cape Liz!! Gorgeous, and such gorgeous swatches! When I got married, I, like you, wanted a colored dress! My dream dress was pink, not a crazy pink but a soft delicate pink. However, once I saw the dress I actually wore I knew it was love and opted for the traditional white. So was the bride who went a little bold with my mani and did a funky french! Hot Pink Tips! I had to be a just a tiny bit daring! LOL Great post! :)

    • Liz
      April 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      LOL I love the idea of a funky, bright French-tip with a traditional white dress! It must have popped like craaaazy! 😉

  3. April 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I love She Walks in Beauty, it’s a new purchase of mine, but I am yet to try it over pink!

    • Liz
      April 15, 2013 at 1:51 am

      I have to say, I am much more excited with She Walks In Beauty with the prospect of layering. I’m going to try it over a few different base colors to see how it comes alive!! :)

  4. April 13, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Mumbling is my favorite of the 3 – you could wear that with anything and make it look good!

    • Liz
      April 15, 2013 at 1:57 am

      Mumbling ended up being my favorite of the three looks – It honestly surprised me since I’m a sucker for blue, but I fell in love with the clean, neutral bling. :) I completely agree that you could wear it with anything!

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