Well, the sun is finally out and anyone planning a late spring or summer wedding can finally relax and stop bulk ordering woolly gloves and umbrellas as the wedding favours. Weddings are notorious fraught with dramas from the dress to the new mother-in-law making unreasonable demands, but if you’re the bride or the mother-of-the-bride, here’s one thing you really won’t have to worry about – your nails! Essie The Wedding Collection is a set of four gorgeously sheer shades that will look equally pretty on long or short nails – and you’ll have time to experiment ahead without having to splash out on full size colours. Choose from sweet Petal Pink, Walk Me Down The Aisle (my favourite – a crisp white), pearlescent Show Me The Ring and shimmering lilac Main Squeeze. They’re all flattering, suit all skin tone shades that mean when you say ‘I do’, your hands will look fresh and fabulous.

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