Tips for Long Lasting Bridal Pedicure

In this edition, the wedding fads at PlanYourWedding have spoken to ournail art experts on the essential application tips and steps that should be taken before and during DIY and professionally done manicure and pedicure to ensure that they are long lasting. If you would like to read more on the simple steps that you should practice in after care of your nails, please read this article on the after care for long lasting bridal nail.

In the first section, we have compiled a list of simple steps that brides should follow to ensure long lasting manicure and pedicure. The second part contains tips on maintaining professionally done nails.


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DIY Manicure & Pedicure

If you’re a DIY person and opted to do your own nails, here are some tips to follow by:

  • Start by applying either nail remover (acetone-free) or even vodka to your nails. This will remove any dirt, dust, and oil, providing a good surface for your nail polish to grip to.
  • Invest in a good quality base coat. Base coats are specially formulated to adhere to your nail’s surface and fill out any ridges, providing a smooth surface for your chosen colour.


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  • Wait at least 15 minutes for the base coat to dry completely before applying your nail polish.
  • Work in layers by paining on thin coats layered on top of one another, making sure once again that each coat is dry before the next coat is applied.


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  • When you’ve achieved the desired level of nail colour opacity, apply a clear top coat to seal in your hard work.
  • Investing in a good top coat is important to protect your painted nails from chipping. Bring the top coat and your nail colour along to your wedding and honeymoon to fix up any mishaps that may occur.

Professionally Done Manicure & Pedicure


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  • Purchase a bottle of the nail colour used on your manicure for essential touch-ups.
  • Brides who use artificial nails should be armed with spares and nail glue. You'll never know when an accident will happen where you’re left with a very ‘naked’ nail.


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  • Make the right decisions prior to your manicure. If you’re not used to it, avoid nail designs with lots of rhinestones, glitter, sequins, and pretty much anything that has the potential to fall off on contact.


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  • For a classic look, pick a subtle colour with some shimmer. It is known that shimmery colours tend to last longer on nails while a subtle shade will allow your dress and face to take centre stage. Best of all, any minor damages on your manicure will be less noticeable.


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Do you have any additional manicure and pedicure application tips? Share with us in the comments section below!

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