Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bridal Inspired!!! (LOTS of pics)

I had a request from my friend Jenna who is getting married...

  Her big day is this Saturday!!!!! I know she will be a beautiful bride and her wedding will be just wonderful! Anywho, Miss Jenna reached out to me about doing a mani that was bridal inspired and I accepted the "challenge" :). I asked what her colors are and the combination sounded so beautiful I couldn't help myself. She chose as her colors Eggplant, Charcoal/ Silver and Diamond White.
  I came up with Two looks. One for the bride and one for the bridesmaids using the colors Jenna choose for her wedding.
  For the brides look I decided to focus on the Diamond White and Silver with minor Eggplant accents to keep the nails soft but interesting.
The little specks are random Silver glitters in the Silver Konad Special Polish.
  As my base color I used Zoya's Christinna. I must be honest, I pretty much got this shade because she had my name (or close enough lol). Little did I know I was going to fall madly in love with it. It is a Silvery shade of White. My nails look like the most beautiful pearls ever. It's sophistication at it's finest. Do I need to go on about how excellent the formula is? I didn't think so lol, Two coats and done... Magnificent of course. For the stamping I went with a subtle, barely- there Silver that is really really beautiful in person. I wish it would show better in my pictures. The effect is really stunning though. I love the Eggplant stripe. It remind me of like a bow on the brides dress or something. 

  For the bridesmaids look I went for something darker but similar to the brides look by using the same stamp but going darker. For this look I focused on the Eggplant and Charcoal colors. I have to say I really love this combination.
  I decided to use Eggplant and Charcoal as my colors. As my base color I used Eggplant Frost from Wet 'n' Wild. This color is an amazing Dark Eggplant base with a beautiful Blue flash that adds incredible depth to this shade. The formula on this polish is beyond amazing. It dries quickly and shiny. I was really happy with the application and only needed Two coats for the color to be fully even. I highly recommend this shade to all Purple lovers out there. I absolutely love how this turned out. It doesn't scream wedding but it is sophisticated and I could see the bridesmaids rocking a mani like this one. 

  Just for fun here is a  swatch of the ultimate bridal pedi color:
China Glaze For Audrey
  Great Bridal pedi Color! This is one of my all time faves! Pain in the a** to apply but the payoff is so worth it.

Jenna, Congrats on your big day! I will wait impatiently for pictures!
<3 Cristina

Colors:
WnW- Eggplant Frost base + Tips
Stamp: Petites Twilight + Konad Silver SP
Plate: BM20
CG For Audrey
Zoya Christinna
TC: Seche Vite

11 comments:

  1. Congrats to your friend!! And she chose such pretty colors :)

    I like the first one a lot :) but I am absolutely in LOVE with the second one (bridesmade).... now I need to get that wet n wild color lol.

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  2. These manis are so beautiful! I'm literally drooling over them. Your konading is flawless!

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  3. I love love adore adore the bridal mani!!! looks absolutelly beautiful and I am also loving the shape of your nails

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  4. First design is very elegant but the second one.... Awesome!
    Your friend is very lucky :-)

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  5. Very nice the first look! but the purple is awfully nice!

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  6. I LOVE Eggplant Frost. Its so luxurious looking for a buck!

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  7. Lovely manis :D also sorry if you've already received it, but I've given your blog The Stylish Blogger Award:
    http://diavaslacquerbox.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

    Diava
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  8. Lovely manis :D also sorry if you've already received it, but I've given your blog The Stylish Blogger Award:
    http://diavaslacquerbox.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

    Diava
    X

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  9. These manis are so beautiful! I'm literally drooling over them. Your konading is flawless!

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  10. I love love adore adore the bridal mani!!! looks absolutelly beautiful and I am also loving the shape of your nails

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  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks For Audrey is a pain to apply. But oh sooo pretty!! :) Your swatches are amazing!

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