Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Something Old

by Meghan Carlson | 0 comments

The ladies of Petite Peinture are some of the most talented nail artists we know—so when we asked them if they’d be interested in creating some wedding nail art for us, we knew they’d come up with something gorgeous.

Actually, they came back with FOUR gorgeous somethings—four stunning nail looks that are perfect for any stylish bride, inspired by the old wedding adage, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.”

Today I’m sharing their “Something Old” nail look, a spin on the classic French manicure inspired by a friend of theirs who incorporated a piece of lace from her mother’s gown into her own wedding gown. Such a sweet story—and this lovely manicure follows suit.


To get this look, first buff and file all nails, and then apply a base coat. Then apply a straight nail vinyl across each nail tip. With Ava (Bombshell), polish the tips like any other French tip manicure.


Then, using a thin striping brush dipped in Ava (Bombshell), draw three thin arcs along the inside edge of the painted tip. With a very small dotting tool, apply dots to the arcs: one dot at the very top of the arc, one dot where the arcs meet, and one dot in between.

Once everything is dry, apply a light coat of Gemma (Boho Glam) over everything. Then add a top coat to seal in your design!




Sooo pretty, right? I love how delicate yet original this look is. I think it would fit in at just about any style of celebration. What do you think?

Stay tuned for the other looks in this series, coming soon: Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue!