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Pretty in a Royal Wedding Nails!

August 3, 2011

In honor of this past weekend’s wedding of Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall, I thought it would be fun to do a post on the latest in Royal Wedding manicures. Although technically Zara & Mike’s wedding was not considered to be a Royal Wedding, she still comes from a royal bloodline and so we’re going to pretend that it was 🙂

Duchess Kate’s manicure on her big day sent Essie’s Allure and – in the UK (luckies!) – Bourjois’ No. 28 Rose Lounge flying off the shelves! According to our friends at, Kate was treated to a “Signature Manicure” by the Duchess of Cornwall’s favorite nail stylist, Marina Sandoval at Jo Hansford Salon. Marina collaborated with Kate for an “off-white and bridal” look in a combination of these two nail colors:

Bourjois No. 29 Rose Lounge & Essie Allure

Surprisingly, it was a little difficult to find a really great image of Kate’s wedding manicure, but here’s our best effort courtesy of

Since Bourjois is not available in the US (but let us know if you do find it, or can find out how to get a hold of it), but I was able to find a very similar color in Essie’s Adore-A-Ball. This color alone is a very light, white pink – and when combined with Essie Allure you get a similar color combination! (You can also try two layers of Allure for a more opaque look).

For her bridal manicure, Zara chose to go with another very popular bridal look, the French Manicure:

So, dear readers – what manicured look did you wear on your wedding day – or will you plan to wear someday? 🙂

2 Comments leave one →
  1. bonkasaurus permalink
    August 4, 2011 3:16 am

    You can’t go wrong with a french tip and a pale color. it just makes nails look so much healthier and feminine.

    -Bianca at

  2. Carrie permalink
    August 27, 2011 9:35 am

    OPI Bubblebath is great for a touch of soft pink without looking too white or too pink.

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