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The countdown to the spring wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has begun. The reality TV star celebrated a Paris themed bridal shower at The Peninsula in Beverly Hills, Calif., last Saturday. The couple now prepares to tie the knot in Florence, Italy on May 24, debunking earlier reports that the two were planning a ceremony in the City of Light.
Is there anything more magical than a spring wedding? As day lengths get longer and flowers begin to bloom, the season celebrates renewal and rejuvenation. The future seems as bright as the post-winter sunlight.
Bride and groom: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
In addition to Kardashian and West taking the plunge, other superstars may soon follow in their footsteps. Will engaged couples such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo, and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher also exchange vows? Only time will tell!
In the meantime, we'd like to celebrate the spirit of spring weddings with something blue pedis and peeps. These bright and bold lacquers and eye makeup place a unique spin on the traditional belief that brides should wear "something new, something old, something borrowed, something blue" on The Big Day. Plus, the calming color represents trustworthiness, dependability and commitment--traits required for a successful marriage.
Photo by Bev Sykes
You don't need to be a bride to pair blue polishes with eyeliners and shadows. This look works for guests and bridesmaids too. Thus, we'd like to extend an invitation to you to try them--no RSVP required. In addition, let us know your predictions for which celebrity couples will walk down the aisle next.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
SHINE: Azature Nail Lacquer (Blue). BEAUTY: This shimmering deep shade symbolizes the balance and inner strength of a blue diamond. BEACON: Cruelty free. Contains no toluene, formaldehyde or dibutyl phthalate.
SOMETHING BLUE PEDI POLISHES
Matrimonial metallic: Create a glamorous glitter effect with holographic pixie particles in Vega by Zoya Nail Polish.
SHINE: Color Club Nail Lacquer. BEAUTY (top to bottom): Make your May day marriage memorable with In De-Nile (baby blue), Trippie Hippie (bright electric blue), Sexy Siren (teal blue glitter), Baldwin Blues (dusty navy blue) and Williamsburg (dark blue glitter). BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde.
SHINE: Essence Colour & Go (Miss Universe). BEAUTY: Say "I do" to this deep blue glitter polish. BEACON: Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde.
SHINE: Jesse's Girl Cosmetics Julie G Textured Nail Color (Sleigh Ride). BEAUTY: Vow to brighten your bridal style with this blue shimmer shade. BEACON: No animal testing.
SHINE: Pure Ice Nail Enamel. BEAUTY (top to bottom): Take the plunge with this on trend trio--Bikini (sky blue), French Kiss (dark blue cream) and Splash (cool blue metallic). BEACON: Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde.
SHINE: Ruby Wing (Wanted Dead or Alive). BEAUTY: Get two for one, as this lacquer shade goes from turquoise when you wear it indoors to deep blue when you go outdoors. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Supports GLAAD, Autism Speaks and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
SHINE: SpaRitual Lacquer. BEAUTY: Wedding bells will ring and the sun will shine with Undercurrent (dark navy blue cream), It's Raining Men (sky blue shimmer with a hint of pink) and Intellect (blue shimmer). BEACON: Vegan, and free of toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate and camphor.
SHINE: Zoya Nail Polish. BEAUTY (top to bottom): You will love, honor and cherish these lovely lacquers--Vega (blue opal sparkle), Tart (medium blue metallic shimmer), Ling (vibrant royal blue cream), Muse (blue raspberry holographic fizz with gold undertones) and Robyn (turquoise cream). BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate.
SOMETHING BLUE EYE MAKEUP
Photo by Deborah Austin
SHINE: Essence Cosmetics. BEAUTY: Create a big look for your big day with Metal Glam Pressed Powder Eyeshadow (Jewel Up the Ocean in shimmering sky blue) and Pressed Powder Eyeshadows (My Baby Blue! in powder blue and Miss Atlantis in royal blue). BEACON: No animal testing.
SHINE: Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Shadow Duo. BEAUTY: Your significant other will do a double take with this pretty palette of Taupe Shimmer and Blackened Blue Shimmer. BEACON: Free of parabens.
SHINE: Milani Cosmetics. BEAUTY: Wow as you exchange your vows with a pop of color of Liquid Eye Liner (Infinite, electric blue). BEACON: Cruelty free.