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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Wedding Nails Recreated

Hi everyone! The manicure I have to show you today is quite special to me. This is what I recently wore for my first wedding anniversary...a recreation of my wedding nails! Because I didn't blog about it the first time, I thought now would be a good time to share with you. 

For my wedding last year I wanted to avoid the typical bridal looks...pink, french manicures etc. Purple is my all-time favourite colour so it was an obvious choice for my wedding colour too. I decided to do something less traditional which felt more 'me'. 

Recreated Wedding Manicure - OPI Funky Dunkey, Rumples Wiggin & Planks A Lot - Red Dog Designs Custom

I wanted something special so I knew my friend Gina could help me out. Gina is the creator behind 'Red Dog Designs', one of my favourite indie brands. I love glitter polishes and Gina's are some of my favourites. Her polishes are always so sparkly and so well thought out and complex. 

I was thrilled when she agreed to make me a wedding day custom! I sent her a picture of my shoes as inspiration and trusted her to come up with the perfect polish. She did just that. 

Recreated Wedding Manicure - OPI Funky Dunkey, Rumples Wiggin & Planks A Lot - Red Dog Designs Custom

My custom is a blend of various shades of purple glitter in different sizes with the signature Red Dog holographic microglitter. 

I had a lot of trouble before the wedding trying to decide what base colour to wear underneath my custom but I kept coming back to the same few polishes. I ended up doing a gradient with them! 

I started out with a white base. Then I used OPI Funky Dunkey, Planks a Lot and Rumples Wiggin to create my gradient and topped with one coat of my custom and some topcoat. 

Recreated Wedding Manicure - OPI Funky Dunkey, Rumples Wiggin & Planks A Lot - Red Dog Designs Custom

I still love this manicure a year later and I feel like I will probably continue to wear it for our anniversaries. 

What do you think of it? What did/will you wear for your wedding manicure?

Red Dog Designs polishes can be purchased from the Red Dog Designs Store.
You can like the Red Dog Designs Facebook page to keep up with new releases and restocks! 

2 comments:

  1. Its gorgeous! I don't wear a lot of purples but these are fabulous!

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    1. Thank you! It was so perfect for the occasion :)

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