When it comes to wedding nails, they’re pretty dull to be honest – most of the time you’re encouraged to stick to predictable baby pink or maybe a softer nude pink. Maybe even a ‘oh so classic’ French tip… but none of those things feel very ‘me’ at all. At very ‘neutral’ best I will maybe go for a white or slightly off-white shade, but right now I am leaning towards a soft mint shade to match my bridesmaids – at very least on my toes, but maybe on my hands too. But if I chicken out and go with a safer option for hands it will be a white or off-white for hands or possibly a soft champagne gold… But, my choices aside, the point of this ramble of an intro is that I love that Butter London have given ‘wedding nails’ a bit of a quirky twist with some of the included shades in this Butter London wedding collection…
With four shades, there’s a lovely mix – none of them are really dramatically ‘out there’, so I’m unlikely to offend any of the more traditional of the guests on the day (unless maybe I go for the blue – although I do love the shade). The others are modern versions of classics – a pretty white and an off-white (tick for my personal choices) then the more quirky textured/matte glitter top coat to add a bit of interest. This is my favourite of the bunch as definitely the most interesting!
One thing I didn’t realise at first but really like is how they’re each linked to the ‘Something Old’ (that would be Doily…the lace-pink overcoat shade), ‘Something new’ (Alabaster Glaze – the white), ‘Something borrowed’ (Pink Ribbon – the sheer pale pink cream shade) and of course ‘Something blue’…(the shade called Petticoat, which is the periwinkle blue…obviously).
For bridal nails Pink Ribbon would be the most traditional of these four – with either Petticoat or Doily being the least predictable. You could always go for either Alabaster Glaze or Pink Ribbon then add a layer of Doily – just over your toes if you wanted to be really subtle. I really like Doily though, bridal but with a quirky twist.
If you’re a bride-to-be, what do you think of this collection? Would you wear any of it and if so, which shades are calling your name!? Or if you’re maybe heading to a wedding as guest or bridesmaid…what do you think of these four?
The Butter London Wedding Collection ‘Sweet Somethings’ * is available from Butter London (£28) and is limited edition.