Something that has always bugged me about wedding nails and some manicurists are when they convince a poor bride that putting on big ass rhinestones for their wedding nails is ok. Now, give or take a few styles that are ok, which I’ll cover, most of them are just nasty and ghetto and should not be there to ruin your perfect nails on your perfect day.
Now, with my original reaction that this is bad, trashy and ghetto, I do like some designs and styles of nails (Mainly because I made them up, even though people have probably been doing them before I thought of them) for wedding nails with rhinestones, but please promise me you will not go over board. I heard a rumor in the 90′s that Victoria Beckham, (Posh Spice), has a diamond implanted in her nail on her ring finger. Now that is actually pretty fabulous, mainly because it is classy, a real diamond and actually not visible to take away from her perfect manicure and distract you from what is most important,,,you as the person.
So with Victoria Beckham, this is fabulous and I love it, but with you, a rhinestone is probably not going to cut it, so lets go over what not to do first, then what to do for wedding nails with rhinestones.
Do not do:
- Use huge rhinestones
- Put rhinestones on each finger nail
- Wear huge fake nails
- Have the rhinestones in random places
- Choose rhinestones that stand out and flash – this is bad because you want your rings to be the center of attention, not your nails
- choose horrible bright nail polish colors – unless you are in south beach or somewhere where it is supposed to be loud and obnoxious colors….again because the focus on your hand is the ring, not your nails
- Use colored stones to match your wedding colors – do I actually need to go there?
All of those things are things to avoid when picking the design for your wedding nails and manicure. They take away from the ring, look white trash or ghetto and seriously devalue your dress and accessories,,,,not to mention the ring. Soo, with all these do not dos, why not give you some of the things that do work with rhinestones for your wedding day manicure….ok =0).
Here is what looks fabulous and classy with rhinestones on your wedding manicure and nails.
Choose natural colors for a french manicure (especially if you are wearing a belled gown or one that has tool in the bottom to make it full and out) – then instead of having a million stones, a few large ones, or even stones on every finger, have very small (like seriously almost unseen diamond chips) glued along the white tip of your nails following the bottom of the white line so it creates almost a wedding ring type of look just above the pink and just below the white tip. I love this idea of creating a fine line of crystals or rhinestones to make a fake ring or line going across your nail on your ring finger and only your ring finger on your wedding day. Now, here are my favorite two colors for this…but remember to match your colors to your skin and contrast your dress color.
I got these images from a store that I love called (I stopped shopping at this store and refuse to recommend them, they are scum!) and they have a ton of fabulous nail polishes from OPI as well as a ton of amazing hair products at serious discounts….
These are great for the base colors and use one of the white nail polishes for the top stripe and only use clear or white rhinestones for the line tracing the bottom of the white nail polish and above the pink, or whatever base color you choose.
Actually, I think that is about it for what I like with rhinestones for wedding nails and wedding manicures, however, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hold off from being creative and finding other ways to use crystals. For winter weddings, crystals are perfect for snowflakes and other designs for your ring finger when done causally as it helps to accent and bring attention to your ring, however just make sure you use caution and don’t over do it to look ghetto. Choose a nice design and classy looking crystals or rhinestones for your nails and make sure you don’t go overboard.
Anyways, I hope this helped you find a good way to work with your nails for your wedding day and don’t forget to shop at (Scum shop that you cannot trust) for your wedding hair and nail supplies…I also removed the images from their store as I found out they stole them from other sites….sorry for ever recommending that shop everyone. The reason they are no longer able to be recommended is that they did not live up to their promises and I am owed money and got screwed over. If you shopped there in the past, you should be fine, I didn’t have any issues with shopping,,,however it was consulting work I agreed to do after meeting them and I completely regret it!