A Look at Kourtney Kardashian’s Gorgeous Engagement Ring

There was some serious bling involved in the third marriage ceremony of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker. The stars exchanged their vows with custom-made Lorraine Schwartz wedding bands amidst the Italian landscape. Kardashian’s jaw-dropping engagement ring was also designed by the same jeweler, with the suggestion and close supervision of her groom Barker.

The Ring

According to the celebrity jewelry designer herself, the engagement ring, which the Blink-182 drummer gave to Kourtney Kardashian, features a beautifully cut, flawless diamond. Schwartz herself revealed that Barker had a big part in creating the ring and he was there hands-on during the entire making process. Barker proposed to Kardashian with the ring at the Rosewood Miramar at Montecito in California. The first glimpse of the engagement ring was seen through photos posted by the ladies of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. In the snaps, the gorgeous oval diamond was seen sparkling on Kardashian’s beautiful black manicured finger. The romantic beach proposal was completed with floral arrangements and candles during a glorious sunset.

The Jeweler

American bespoke high jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz has been the longtime go-to jeweler of the Kardashian-Jenner family. She also famously designed the engagement ring of Kim Kardashian from her ex-husband Kanye West. There’s no surprise that she was the first choice of Travis Barker to craft the engagement ring for his now-wife Kourtney Kardashian. Schwartz has also designed jewelry for celebrities like Beyonce, Blake Lively, and many others.

The Wedding

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker said ‘I do’ in a stunning sunset ceremony in Italy, surrounded by their friends, families, and loved ones. The venue was beautifully decorated with lots of red roses and golden accents. The pair’s six kids were also present for the happy ceremony. Both the bride and groom donned looks by Dolce & Gabbana for their special day. While the groom Barker wore a sleek black suit, the bride Kardashian wore a custom-made white corset mini-dress with a super-long distinctively designed dramatic veil.

Understanding the Difference Dip Powder and Gel Manicures

The traditional manicure has evolved with the introduction of new styles and designs. There are many manicure styles to choose from extensions to dip powders, gels, and even acrylics. Each of them has its individuality and comes with its pros and cons. This article will highlight the main differences between dip nail powder and gel manicures.

Application Process

Gel manicures are very similar to regular nail polish. The application process between the two is very easy to spot. You can add extra coats if you want and cure them with LED or UV lamps. On the other hand, the application process of dip manure starts with a primer or base coat. Before the coat dries up, you need to dip your fingers into the colored powder.

Lasting Powder

The last powder can last for around 2-3 weeks when appropriately applied in the case of a gel manicure. People with oily or weak nails have to be careful as the nails are prone to chipping and breaking. On the other hand, dip nail powder lasts longer than the gel ones and retains its beauty for close to five weeks.

Removal Process

You can easily remove gel manicures that are much shorter than dip manicures. In both cases, the top layer is gently taken off, and then the nails are soaked in water after filling them. However, with gel manicures, you can remove them by using a cotton ball-dipped acetone solution. In the case of dip manicures, you would need to put your fingers into a bowl of acetone.

A Final Note on Dip Nail Powders and Gel Manicures

Although some parts of the procedure may seem alike between dip and gel manicures, there is a difference in the time it takes to do them. If you are confused about which one to opt for, you can always ask your manicurist about what will suit you.