Nails : French Manicure vs 'Nude' nails.

Monday, 28 May 2012

This is a debate I have in my head quite often. I love how classy and elegant a French Manicure on your nails looks. Whenever I have it on my nails I instantly feel very grown up and professional! It's the go to manicure for your wedding day.. which is something I have been thinking about a lot recently (I'm on a bit of a wedding planning overload at the moment!) But I am umming and ahhing about it as I also like a nicely painted nude nail too!

Images sourced from Pinterest.

With both styles you can play it safe or inject a bit of personality, which I think is really important at your wedding! You make an effort for your day to be 'totally you' so why stop there and continue further all the way to your nails!  By playing it safe you can go for a classic frenchie or choose a very pretty nude shade to paint on your nails. Both really simple styles which are both really easy to do yourself and take no time at all. They are also the 'done Manicure for your big day.  However there is that part of me that would love to edge away from the classic style and do something a bit different...

I could have the option to have some pretty patterns along with the classic french manicure as pictured above. I do think this can look quite pretty if done tastefully. Sometimes I see designs and just think 'Argh! You've ruined a perfect manicure right there!' But tiny little floral accents do look quite nice I admit! Then on the other hand with a basic nude base to play with you can add a bit of sparkle! Its your day to be a princess.... and just show me a princess that doesnt have something on her thats sparkling! I do like the use of glitter on top of a nude manicure. I think it looks really pretty! Theres just the little niggle in the back of my mind... is it tacky!? Argh I dont know!!

I know I have plenty of time to decide but I just thought I'd do this little post to see what you all think.  Maybe you think its a terrible idea to steer away from the norm, or perhaps you are staring at your screen saying 'SPARKLE! Leanne go for the sparkle!' haha. Who knows! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! :-)

Much Love