Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jordan Almond Bridal Manis

Can you feel it? Love is in the air! 

Summer bridal season has officially arrived. For better or for worse, anything goes now when planning a wedding. However, during the reception, you can almost always count on towering cakes, over-the-top ice sculptures and/or jordan almonds--my personal favorite.

Known as sugared almonds or confetti, these classic confections often appear as wedding favors. Colors typically include soft shades of green, blue, yellow, white, pink, purple and orange. They symbolize the yin and yang of life and love--bitterness (almonds) and sweetness (sugar).

Similarly, bridal nail trends can go from one extreme to the other--demure or daring. We obviously prefer the latter, so we'd like to present several playful pastel manis inspired by the colors of jordan almonds. We hope you love and cherish them. 

SHINE: Dazzle Dry Frozen Lemonade (yellow), Oasis (green), Morning Sky (Blue), Soft Caress (pink), Tropical Sunset (orange) and Linen Lace (White). BEAUTY: Create icing-on-the-cake colors by applying a base coat and then two layers of each shade--yellow on the thumb, green on the index finger, blue on the middle tip, pink on the ring finger and orange on the pinky. Next, paint one coat of white on each nail. Just before these layers dry (wait about 25 seconds or so), draw tiny squiggle marks with a toothpick or small blunt object to uncover the colors beneath. Finish with a lightly applied top coat (too much dulls the texture).

BEACON: Vegan, and contains no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor or nitrocellulose. 

SHINE: Essie Van D'Go/Marshmallow (pink and white; thumb--not shown), Marshmallow/Lapis of Luxury (white and blue; index finger), Lilacism/Marshmallow (purple and white; middle tip), Marshmallow/Van D'Go (white and pink; ring finger) and Mint Candy Apple/Marshmallow (green and white; pinky). BEAUTY: Vow to be daring with these diagonals.

BEACON: Contains no dibutyl phthalate, toluene or formaldehyde.

Mani model and nail artist: Natalie J. Wilson
SHINE: Milani Nail Lacquer Beach Front (blue; thumb), Orchidia (purple; index finger), Yellow Whiz (yellow; middle finger), U Pinky Swear (pink; ring finger) and White On the Spot (white; pinky and polka dots on ring finger). BEAUTY: With this ring finger, I thee wear polka dots.

BEACON: Free of dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde.

SHINE: SpaRitual Face of Destiny (orange; thumb), Love Is In the Air (pink; index finger), Enlightened Soul (yellow; middle tip), White Light (white; ring finger), and Eye of the Beholder (green; pinky finger) and Love Is In the Air (pinky tip). BEAUTY: Take the plunge with these pretty pastels.

BEACON: Vegan, and contains no synthetic dyes, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or formaldehyde.

Mani model and nail artist: Natalie J. Wilson
SHINE: Zoya Nail Polish Wednesday (green; thumb), Snow White (white; index finger), Shelby (pink; heart on the index finger), Kristen (blue; middle tip), Arizona (orange; ring finger) and Malia (purple; pinky finger). BEAUTY: Steal-your-heart style.

BEACON: No animal testing. Contains no toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin or dibutyl phthalate.

1 comment:

  1. I love Jordan Almonds and I love your polish color choices. Thanks for featuring Dazzle Dry. L-


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