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Bride Blogger Casey - Nail Art

Largely thanks to Pinterest, DIY nail art has made a huge comeback over the past few years. Fresh ideas and tutorials for bridal nails have infiltrated the blogosphere and YouTube channels, making it easier than ever for brides to customize their look to suit their desired wedding theme. It used to be that a bride’s nails rarely deviated from traditional ruby red, blushing baby pink or an elegant French tip. Just ask your mother or you grandmother what her nails looked like for her wedding day!

One trend that has caught on like wildfire is the glitter-ombre look. I’m a big fan because of how subtle it is! This style allows you to keep with a traditional nail color palette, adding just a bit of pizzazz. To get this effect, all you do is sprinkle a bit of glitter or sparkly eyeshadow at the very tips of your nails and let it diffuse downward.

Chrome or glitter French tip is a hot take on the traditional. This can be easily recreated with stick-on nail guides purchased from Target, Amazon or almost any drug store!

Lace nails are probably the most awe-inspiring of the online DIY nail art demonstrations. This effect is created by cutting the lace pattern to fit over your nails and trimming it down. Use a base polish, then a top coat. Let the top coat act as glue for the lace and use a toothpick to make sure every inch is pressed against the nail bed. Once the polish is dry, swipe a clear coat over the lace and voila!

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Check out our new Winter 2015 Issue out on newsstands now! In this Winter Inspirations Issue, you’ll find a lovely mix of wintry florals and stunning fashion, as well as three gorgeous local real weddings. Be sure to check out our beautiful Winter Feature spread, styled with hints of white birch wood and chocolate brown accents, photographed by T. Free Photography.

NWD - Winter 2015 Promo - On Newstands NOW, part 1, updated

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Bride Blogger Emily - Checklists

After nailing down our venues, I honestly was not sure what to do next. I’ve been through planning a wedding before with my sister, but there is just so much to do that sometimes it’s hard to figure out what needs to come next. That’s when I turned to the Internet to find a good checklist to help me stay organized! I do not function well when unorganized, so this step was very important to me! There are so many out there, but what I found to be helpful was reading through a few to combine ideas to help nail down a timeline that worked with my wedding!

Having trouble find the perfect checklist? Check out the Wedding To-Do List in the From Our Notebook section of your latest issue Nebraska WeddingDay!

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