You can see, from the wheel, the types of shades I've gone for. Swatching them made it so much harder as they're all so beautiful in their own way and I can picture so many of them working for the special day!
These are the three pink tones that I went for. L-R we have Essie 'Eternal Optimism', Essie 'Tea & Crumpets' and Barry M 'Duchess' (which is from their textured, royal collection)
Next up we have the neutrals. L-R Color Club 'Goldstruck', Models Own 'Utopia' and Estee Lauder 'So Vain'
The last four shades are all my gold toned options. L-R we have Models Own 'Champagne', Nails Inc 'Uptown Glamour', Makeup Revolution 'His Heart Is Gold' and Barry M 'Majesty'.
Like I said, sorry about the dust. The shade on the far left is Essie 'Eternal Optimist', it's a beautiful dusky pink but I think it's a little too dark for what I want for the day. That said it Is so pretty. 'Tea & Crumpets' is possibly not the right sort of shade but there's still something about it. I can't decide if I prefer the Barry M textured polishes with or without a top coat, as you can see with 'Duchess', above, when it's without a top coat it's got a really nice tone to it but I'm not sure what I think of the texture.
Next up we have the neutrals. 'Gold Struck' by Color Club is one of the current front runners as it's a metallic neutral shade and it's not too in your face but would work with a lot of colour schemes. Models Own's 'Utopia' is the other that I'm really considering; in a lot of photos it looks white but you can see, in this one, that it's actually a lilac/grey toned off white shade and I just Love it! But I'm not sure if it's Too pale. Lastly, here, is Estee Lauder's 'So Vain', this is one of the only ones that I've totally counted out, I think it'd really work for a wedding but it's just too dark for my colours.
The last four are the more golden toned shades. I say golden but 'Champagne' by Models Own has a cooler tone to it it's a beautiful shade but might be a bit too shimmery for what I want. When it comes to golden shades 'Uptown Girl' by Nails Inc and 'His Heart is Gold' by Makeup Revolution are great examples for a warmer, deeper shade you can go for the first one and then for a yellower gold you have the second - I love them both. Oh oh can you see why this is so difficult?! Lastly we have 'Majesty' by Barry M; for a while I thought about having that as my mail colour with 'Duchess' as an accent nail and having a top coat on them to take away some of the texture but it makes them a bit too glitzy.
So, you can see. There's some I love, there's some I love for other reasons and there's some I think could be great but I'm just not sure. I've not got long left, so I guess we'll just have to see. I'm sure I'll post on Instagram once I've decided so, if you want to follow me on there, you should do. I will be posting lots of little snippets of wedding details in the coming days, my account is: http://instagram.com/petitmoi_bigworld
So which would you go for? What's your favourite? What polish did you have for your wedding day? Help!
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