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Confetti gives brides advice on how to ensure they have perfect nails on their wedding day

By Andrea Petrou on September 25th, 2009 0 comments yet. Be the First

beautiful-nails1.jpgEvery bride wants perfect nails on their wedding day. After all, guests will be looking at these when they ask to look at, and coo over your gorgeous wedding and engagement (if you choose to wear it) ring.

With the stress leading up to the big day it’s sometimes hard to factor in when you will have time to get your manicure sorted out, but fear not Confetti has come to the rescue.

The one stop wedding shop has come up with a great list of hints and tips to ensure your nails are strong and don’t chip, to ensure gorgeous nails to show off that all important sparkler on your special day.

It advises brides who wish to show off their natural nails to by trying out a DIY treatment of gently warming some almond oil, and soaking your fingertips in it for 10 minutes. Push the cuticles back with a cotton bud, never clip them. For added protection, wear rubber gloves when gardening, doing housework, decorating and washing-up.

It also advises brides to clip their nails every six weeks as this encourages them to grow. Have your nails professionally manicured the day before your big day, including your toes.

If you’re worried about chipping the polish or breaking a nail, leave your manicure until as late as possible and keep your hands and feet above the water line if you have a bath that night.

If you’re painting your own digits use 10 to twelve strokes to cover the nail — most people think they can get away with three. Remember, pale colours show chips and smudges less than vibrant hues. For the natural look of a French manicure, don’t use bright white on the tips, it’ll look fake. Go for a slightly off-white shade such as Revlon’s White on White.

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