I've been a major fan of nail art since airbrushing flowers to my thumb nail when I was a pre-teen to the trend nail in 2014 to full-on Japanese nails in 2016. I once believed nail art was a fad, but I have been convinced otherwise lately. With boutique-ish nail salons popping up across NYC like TenOverTen, Paintbox, and Valley, to name a few, cool girls no longer need to wait to go to Tokyo to express their own personal style on their nails. As someone who did make the trip to Tokyo with a bucket list including getting my nails done all "Japanese-y" as Katy Perry sang in "This is how we do", I am so excited that nail art is becoming normalized in the US.
However, us ladies have been told to keep it clean, keep it simple when it comes to our manicures. Interviews - better have a manicure, but make sure your color is neutral. You and your boyfriend have discussed marriage? Better be ready at any moment with a manicure, but with a solid color so when you send your hand-selfie out to all your girlfriends, their attention is on your newly acquired jewelry and not your manicure. And don't even get me started on your manicure for your big day. Like your dress, it should be timeless.
I am a big proponent that weddings should be expressive of who you and your spouse are. And that includes your nails! You can still achieve timelessness with nail art. Here are some of my favorite looks for your wedding day.
Don't want to take the risk for the big day? There are so many other opportunities to include nail art into the festivities leading up to the wedding including engagement and bachelorette parties.