#Gelish #DipandBuff #Nails really do last – LOOK…

Often products and brands make promises that they just don’t live up to… but as they say, a photo says a thousand words… check out this image of brilliant, vibrant red Gelish Dip and Buff nails that I applied… As you can see there is nail growth, but the rest of the nail is in perfect condition… THIS IS 3 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION. Amazing! I love Dip and Buff, especially for weddings as I know the nails will last for the honeymoon too!

3 weeks diff and buff

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Your Kent #Wedding

Getting married in the summer months is a popular choice for people in the UK… there is more likelihood that the sun will shine, and that people will be able to take time off for the wedding, as well as amazing options for outdoor ceremonies, including the beach in Whitstable, which is a stone throw from my salon, Pinkies.

But… yes, there is always a BUT! You must be prepared when it comes to your make-up, and I have given my tips on Your Kent Wedding website, Click here to read the article:

Kerry bride kelli waldock makeup

#Nails and #Lips

SnapseedI am all for matching lips and nails… sometimes this can look over the top though…

Contrasting is a great way to do lips and nails in the same colour:

  1. You can do a lighter shade on the nails, and add one accent nail, perhaps with glitter too.
  2. You can go matt on the nails and glossy on the lips, but with the same colour.
  3. If you are going for a really dark nail colour, then it is best to come down a shade or two for the lips, to avoid looking too gothic, or making the lips look too skinny.
  4. You can choose super shiny or glitter nails, with a matt lipstick in the same colour.
  5. Some colours just looked right paired with nails and lips, and this is a bright red, or a neutral/nude colour.

Matching #make-up with flowers in the hair

When wearing flowers in the hair, it is important to tie in the colours without looking like you are being too much of a match, as this can look a little tacky.

But if the flowers are autumnal then autumn shades for shadows and lips can work, or if the colours are vibrant, then contrasting shades of the same colour can work, such as bright pink flowers with light pink lipstick.

It is also vital to pick out the right colours… adding green shadows just because the stems of the flowers are green is not really ideal… and with the shoot I did below on model Megan, although the white flower is the statement hair accessory, these tones would wash out Megan’s complexion… so, I picked up on the berry colours with a modern pink lipstick with sheen, an English rose complexion, and the deeper eyeshadow to pick up on the subtle purples, reds and pinks of the smaller flowers.

Lorraine Lucas Photography

Photographer: Lorraine Lucas Hair: V-Team