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20 Manicures Worthy of a Spring Wedding

If you’re walking down the aisle in these upcoming Spring and Summer months, then there’s no doubt that you already have a ton of wedding-related decisions to make in the near future. The cake, the venue, the flowers–with all these things to think about, the wedding-planning process can inevitably feel overwhelming.

And as your big day approaches closer, no doubt deciding on the style of your wedding manicure is at the bottom of your to-do list. Luckily, we’ve scanned Instagram to come up with the trendiest, prettiest, and most delicate Spring and Summer-time manicure styles fit for wedding season. Take a look at the beautiful options below!

1. The Embroidered Look

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London-based nail studio Dry By London calls this dainty look “Embroidery”. Described as a “romantic white-gold freehand pattern”, this design gets it inspiration from classic embroidered bridal veils.

2. Porcelain Pink Peonies


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If you want a nail look that matches your bouquet, opt for a manicurist who specializes in delicate hand-painted designs, like the one above. But make sure you vet your nail tech in advance to verify that they can pull of a more complex design. Some nail techs prefer to stick with solids.

3. Minimalist Yellow Tulips

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Another floral look, this nail design is perfect for a bride who has a springtime wedding but would like a little more color on her nail bed.

4. Red is the new white

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This look is for the bride-to-be who just isn’t a fan of the traditional bridal nudey-pink nail color. Contrary to popular belief, there is nothing wrong with rocking a red nail for your wedding day. Especially a minimal-yet-glam look like the one above. In fact, red and white are an extremely elegant color pairing.

5. Love Letters


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What better way to celebrate the union of two lives than by commemorating it on your nail-bed? Another look by the Dry By London salon, they call this look “Love Letters”, and its low-key look that even the least-experienced nail tech could pull off.

6. The Quirky Floral Mani

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This nail look is perfect for the bride who wants her manicure to reflect her quirky personality. There’s no reason to shy away from a busier nail design. It’s your wedding, after all.

7. Mexican Embroidery

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New York-based nail artist Betina Goldstein says this look is inspired by “hand embroidered Mexican dresses”. This is the perfect way to give a subtle nod to your cultural history on your special day.

8. The Nod to Nature


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If you’re getting married in the springtime, then this might be the perfect manicure for your wedding day. Springtime is the time of growth and renewal–what better way to reflect the optimism of the day than by celebrating it on your hands?

9. Crazy for Daisies

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Another Spring-inspired manicure, this look would be especially perfect for a bride who has this sunny flower in her bridal bouquet. It’s romantic, light, and fun.

10. Crystal Pyramids

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This look was created by manicurist to the stars (including Gina Rodriguez), Karen Gutierrez. If you’re looking for a little more glitz and glam for your manicure, a rhinestone-encrusted look like this one might be the perfect minimal, classy design.

11. Ombré with Half-Moons


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If you’re feeling the ombré french-tip look but you want to kick it up a notch, try adding white half-moons to the base. The look is still sleek and simple, but the half-moon adds a bit more glamour to an otherwise minimalist look.

12. Cute-icles

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If you’re a bride who gravitates towards the trendy, opt for a nail design that incorporates cuticle-striping. Unlike the outdated french-tip look, cuticle-striping (especially a duo chrome look like the one above), a design concentrated at the base of the nail looks young, hip, and fresh.

13. Japanese Cherry Blossoms

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The blooming of Japanese cherry blossoms is strongly associated with the coming of spring and is a time for celebration in Japan. The flower symbolizes the circle of life and the passage of time–in other words, a perfect symbol for a day celebrating the permanent union of two lives.

14. Simple Stripe


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This nail art is perfect for the bride who believes less is more when it comes to her wedding look. This design is simple, but its purveys all of the elegance and refinement that a bride aims to channel on her big day.

15. Mini Dotted Flower Clusters

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Who wouldn’t want a replica of tiny bouquets painted on your fingertips? Use this design to duplicate your official flowers and in conjunction with your wedding’s color palette.

16. Tropical Island

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If your wedding is deeper into the summer, why not opt for a cute and classy tropical look on your nails? Even better if you’re headed to a beach getaway for your honeymoon.

17. Another Gold Band


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Keep it simple with a nude base color and a soft gold band painted around the middle of your nail bed. The effect is elegant and timeless.

18. Pressed Gold Leaf


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Gold leaf manicures are the perfect design for a wedding. While metallic nail polish can come off as a bit too New Years Eve-y for a bridal look, metallic leaf gives off a more austere, regal vibe. Metallic leaf is a fragile and relatively-complicated nail art supply so, again, make sure your nail tech is well-qualified.

19. White Lace

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Nothing says “bridal look” more than lace does. Mimic the pattern of your gown and veil by having your nail tech (or better yet–your “nail artist”) hand-paint a lace-like design on your nail beds.

20. Clean and Bright

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This look is perfect for the bride who isn’t huge on nail polish or manicures. This design mostly features your nail’s natural color, but has a little bit of fun by adding some wedding-white stripes to the nail bed. Not only is it pretty and minimal, but it will have you in and out of the nail salon in under 30 minutes–that way, you can spend more of your precious time focusing on last-minute wedding details.

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

Grooming habits should be a matter of personal choice, but thanks to generations of the patriarchy telling women how they should look, what they should wear, and how they should take care of their bodies, that isn’t always the case. Thankfully, more and more brave women are embracing their natural beauty and that includes their own body hair.

Lourdes Leon showing off her natural arm pit hair is the normalization of body hair we all need.

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Whether it’s on the red carpet or in a photo with her mom, Madonna, Lourdes Leon has a relationship with her body hair we can all admire. For instance, he two posed for a rare selfie on April 10, and Leon’s natural look moved us another step closer to normalizing visible body hair.

The sweet image is captioned: “Like Pieces of your Heart Walking around outside of you #lola.”

‘Lola’ is the nickname of Madonna’s eldest child, whom she shares with Cuban personal trainer-actor Carlos Leon.

The fashion icon’s post has received more than 440,000 ‘likes’ with many fans praising her daughter’s decision to embrace her natural body hair – with comments including “two beautiful, strong women” and “beautiful mother with her gorgeous daughter.”

Leon has never been shy about embracing her natural beauty.

Her mother has pushed beauty boundaries for decades, so it makes sense the 24-year-old model would choose to do the same. In November 2018, Lourdes generated headlines when she showed off her unshaved armpits and legs on the red carpet at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala, just weeks after she turned heads for the same reason on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

Earlier this year, in February, she also showed off a glimpse of armpit hair in a new fashion campaign for Marc Jacobs. 

It seems that Lourdes may even have been inspired by her famous mom when it comes to ditching the razor. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in 2010, the singer said: “Going to high school, I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys. I knew I couldn’t fit into that.

“So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits.”

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

There’s no doubt that SNL has been the stage of some pretty groundbreaking performances and fashion moments. This past weekend was no different. While appearing as the late-night show’s musical guest the 37-year-old rapper of Mexican-American descent wore outfits a la late Nirvana rocker, Kurt Cobain.

Kid Cudi’s made a pretty big retro fashion statement for his Saturday Night Live musical performances this weekend.

For his first performance, which featured his song “Tequila Shots,” Cudi wore a t-shirt featuring the image of a late SNL cast member Chris Farley. Farley died in 1997 at age 33 from an overdose of cocaine and morphine. Over the shirt, Cudi wore a green cardigan, which many Twitter users were quick to note resembled one Kurt Cobain wore.

Cobain died by suicide in 1994.

During his performance of “Sad People,” Kid Cudi changed into a floral dress, which he confirmed in a tweet was in honor of Cobain.

Cudi’s took place on the same week of the anniversary of Cobain’s death, which occured on April 5.

“Virgil [Abloh] designed the dress for me,” Kid Cudi explained about the dress. “I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt w a floral print sundress and this man-made a masterpiece.”

Cudi also shared that he intends to collaborate with Abloh on his fashion label Off-White. The dress will be included.

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