I do…Accent Nail

Happy Friday peeps!

I have lots of fun things planned this weekend. One of them being a course tomorrow morning which I promise to blog about at a later date. It’s a topic I know nothing about so I’m also a little nervous but I’m sure I’ll learn some useful stuff so it’s also pretty exciting too!

So far we’re up to Part 2 of my ‘I do…’ series of posts and today I thought I’d elaborate on one of the wedding nails themes: the accent nail.

This is the perfect choice for anyone who’s wanting to do their own nails for the big day, or if you’re looking for subtle sparkle rather than in-yer-face bling.

NailsInc Accent nail

Here I am using two of my all time favourite polish brands – Jessica Nails and Nails Inc.

 Accent nail bottle shot

If there’s one time when you don’t want to scrimp on a cheap polish it’s your wedding day. Jessica Nails Berry Burst is a lovely dusty, muted pink. This lends itself perfectly to being accompanied by the silver-lilac glitter of Nails Inc‘s Devonshire Street.

 Berry Burst accent manicure

The pictures here show two coats of Berry Burst (it’s fully opaque with no visible nail line) and one coat of Devonshire Street.


Nowhere else could we have put the accent nail for a wedding manicure than on the ring finger – if nothing else it’s a helpful signal to your groom where he’s to place the ring!

 Finished manicure

Jessica Nails polishes always have a superb formula which is glossy and self levelling. However I’d still strongly recommend a good base coat and quick dry topcoat.

 Berry Burst manicure

There’s nothing worse than creating a beautiful manicure only to smudge it five minutes later! I have used a generous amount of SecheVite. It smooths out the glitter and adds an extra protective layer to your polish.


It’s also worth noting that no two pinks are alike; some lean more red, others have more blueish tones. It’s important you try them out against your skin and not just pick from the look in the bottle. It is doubly important to test if you intend to tan for the big day as what suits you pale may well clash with your tanned skin!

Is an accent nail the way to go on your wedding day? Would you have done something different on your ring finger?


About lushnails

I'm a qualified Nail Technician based in Liverpool. This blog is my way of sharing some of my favourite techniques, products and nail designs. I love all things rainbow-coloured and spangly! Hope you enjoy reading/viewing :)

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