Nails : High end for the big day?

Friday, 1 June 2012


Following my post on the search for the prefect manicure for my wedding day I figured why not treat myself. Afterall it's the one special day in your life where you are allowed to treat yourself a little aren't you. As I am still undecided whether I want to go down the french manicure route or the nude nail route (well I have plenty of time to decide) I figured I would start having a browse for my higher end nail varnishes that could be contenders for my big day!

When I think high end, I automatically think of Harrods. The creme de la creme of department stores! Whilst having a browse, there were a lot of products which I mentally put on the wedding gift list my wishlist. But my main focus was to look at what nail polishes they had to offer. I was specifically looking for pretty nude or pink shades. I found that all the brands stocked online had what I was looking for, which means it when it comes down to it, It will be a nightmare to settle on a shade! 

I don't think I have ever paid more than £8 for a nail varnish, so looking at these polishes that were more high end was alien for me but its nice to have a browse! (lets play 'put everything in the basket and wish your bank account would allow you to press the checkout button') Being that these would be for my big day I don't mind the higher price tags. 
OPI(£11), Lancome (£12) and Laura Mercier (£13) are on the lower end of the price scale. I have used OPI before, Lancome and Laura Mercier are both brands that have a good reputation so I'm sure their nail polishes are no exception. Being that they are a little bit more in my price range they are high contenders.
On the other end of the spectrum if I REALLY wanted to treat myself, we have D&G (£18), YSL(£18) & Tom Ford (£25).  I admit I haven't really delved into these brands much in the past, but just like the other brands, they all have other products that are popular with beauty bloggers so I'm sure the quality is great. 

Have you tried any of these nail varnish brands? I'm quite tempted to pick up a Laura Mercier one to try out, now that I've had my big tax rebate transferred into my bank account! :-) What shade to go for though? I do like the pale pink one! 

Would you treat yourself to some high end makeup items for your wedding day? 

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  1. I love this post. There is nothing like treating yourself and especially for your big day. Keep us posted on what you decide to purchase xx

    A fellow beauty blogger,


  2. These are all gorgeous shades and I'm sure they'll look perfect whatever you end up choosing. I love the YSL shade especially, stunning.

  3.  You should treat yourself for the wedding day ;) I never had to chance to try any above. I will just not recommend you to get Chanel one, as they won't last. OPI are very good. x

  4. Marilou Jimenez Alba1 June 2012 at 15:37

    I'd rather use a good old Essie (like Kate Middelton did) nude and spend the rest on a little makeup extra :) but those colours are gorgeous x 

  5. I can confirm that YSL & channel are both really good brands, hardly any chipping, and easy to apply! however I borrowed off a lovely (and better paid ;) ) friend because I too generally wont pay over 7/8 for nail varnish,apart from OPI!

  6. Shenley Gallimore1 June 2012 at 21:27

    OPI are fab but I've never tried any others. I don't think I'd go high end for my nails because I'd just use what I know lasts regardless of price but make up.... well lets just say the make up bill is going to be as big as the reception ;)

  7. Sadiebutterflywing2 June 2012 at 22:02

    I'd go for the YSL one :).

    Sadie x

  8. I love the way us ladies can justify spending more on certain things for our wedding day and thats the way it should be! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you decide on! 


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