Manicures for Each Phase of Your Engagement: From the #EngagementRingSelfie to Your Wedding Day

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Oh my bride! You're engaged! And never in your life have your hands garnered this much attention... With a big bridal bauble (finally!) on your finger, catching eyes and stirring up tons of excitement, your newly-engaged status is putting the spotlight smack dab on your mani.

You may well be the belle of the ball come your wedding day, but with all of those Let me see the ring!s leading up to those "I dos," it's your nails that are taking centerstage. And frankly, flawed fingers can take away from your fabulously flawless engagement ring. So what's a bride-to-be to do? BRIDES x OPI has got you primped, polished, and covered! You found the perfect guy, he found the perfect ring, and we? Well, we found the perfect polish — six to be exact!

We partenered up with OPI to bring you Your Year of Polishes, a collection of our six favorite nifty nail shades, each chosen for every one of your big engagement moments — from you very first #EngagementRingSelfie to your walk down the aisle. Never has your new bridal bling looked so good...

opi glitzerland

Photo: OPI

You've been dreaming of taking this snazzy snap ever since the #EngagementRingSelfie hashtag began trending and now you can't wait to tell the whole wide world (or at least just your Instagram followers) that the love of your life popped the question. A nail shade that'll help your finger bling stand out? "Glitzerland." As the name would imply, this luxe hue is full of glitz, glam, and tons of shimmer that'll complement your new sparkler without taking away from its beauty.

opi big apple red

Photo: OPI

Engagement Party
It's time to celebrate! Save the blushing bride act for later and rock your bold bridal status with all of your family and friends — and a daring, glossy red créme. OPI's "Big Apple Red" will give you that "on top of the Empire State Building" -type of feeling when all your guests won't be able to stop ooh'ing and ahh'ing over your engagement ring (or your magnificent mani!).

opi be there in a prosecco

Photo: OPI

Bridal Shower
A light-as-air beige is just what a bride-to-be needs on her nails as she sips tea at the Plaza or daintily picks at some finger sandwiches. Everyone from your chic-as-can-be maid of honor to your grandma would totally approve of OPI's "Be There in a Prosecco." (And will probably ask you for the name of the shade!)

opi lincoln park after dark

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Bachelorette Party
Pour the champagne, roll down the limo windows, and get a little crazy with the girls because it's time for your bachelorette bash! Leave those shy shades (and your inhibitions!) behind. The vampy, midnight purple "Lincoln Park After Dark" will make you want to say out way after the clock strikes 12.

opi bubble bath

Photo: OPI

Wedding Day
You've made countdowns, calendars, and checklists, and now those wedding bells are finally, finally, finally ringing. Everyone's eyes will be on the bride, so it's time to let your gorgeous gown, bridal glow, and mile wide smile take centerstage. But that's not to say you should be a nail nudist! Instead, brush on a soft, sweet shade like OPI's "Bubble Bath." The pale, pretty-in-pink hue against the white of your wedding dress will have you saying "I do."

opi aloha from opi

Photo: OPI

You've made it! Through all of the wedding planning stress, flaky vendors, and pushy in-laws, you've kept your eye on the prize — your hubby! Now you're sunning (and romancing...) yourselves as official newlyweds at your honeymoon destination of choice. But don't forget to pack a bottle of "Aloha from OPI," a summery, coral shade that'll match that fruit punch you're bound to be sipping on. After all, why should all the bridal beauty fun end at the reception?

Can't wait to show off your engagement ring with all of these pretty polishes? Enter the BRIDES x OPI 'Your Year of Polishes' Sweepstakes to win all six shades!

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