10.06.2011

Feather Mani Tutorial

Hello again! Remember my feather mani? Well I have sort of a tutorial now, but it's mostly tips and tricks since I don't have a lot of pictures.

First, you will want to put on a base color. It can be whatever you want: something to coordinate with the feathers or a nude polish so the feathers stand out more. This is Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl. Obviously, it's not perfect and that's fine since most of it will get covered up anyway.

Here are the main things you will need that you most likely don't have laying around (or maybe you do!). Feathers and nail foil adhesive. I got mine from Dollar Nail Art. This makes the application process a lot easier, in my opinion. You can use wet topcoat too. You will also need scissors.



After you have painted your base color and let it dry, cut your feathers to fit your nail (or in whatever shape you would like). Then apply the nail foil adhesive and apply the feathers OR use wet topcoat and apply. Then use a cuticle stick to push down the feather and secure it.


Top it all off with a super thick layer of a fast dry topcoat. You may want to file the edges of your nails to smooth out any unevenness from the feathers and enjoy!

Unfortunately, I didn't get any good pics of this on it's own. But after we applied topcoat to this one, Dustin got all fancy on me and stamped these butterflies and added rhinestones. I think it's cute and I like that it covered up the fact that the patterns on the feathers don't all match. haha


So there you have it! If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! I would love to see if any of you do this look. Good luck! <3
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15 comments:

  1. OMG! So awesome!

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  2. Wow it looks awesome ... this is a must try!

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  3. These are so neat! I am going to have to get some feathers and try it.

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  4. I like this a lot!!! And thanks for the step by step. I want to try peacock feathers. Have you ever used the loose glitter? I bought some last week but I haven't gotten around to using it. I want to do a pink nail with a gold glitter french tip. You should save me the trial and error. ;)

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  5. I love this, I don't think it would survive me and the my little one, but it looks great on you! Feathers look so unique!

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  6. Oh! Gorgeous effect! I want to do this on my nails :)

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  7. Thanks ladies!

    @for the sake of giveaways- I have been wanting to try that for a while! I will soon ok? :)

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  8. OMGGG ! this is wonderful ! I have to try this .

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  9. WOW. I have these exact feathers at home. Well now i don't have to wonder what to do to my nails today!! <3

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  10. Too cute! The butterflies added a nice touch!

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