Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Feather Nails... Finally!

I've been in love with feather nails ever since I saw them on Chloe's Nails over a year ago! I've tried many many times since then to recreate something similar but always failed miserably. Well when I was in the craft aisle at my favourite junk shop recently searching for anything I could stick to my nails, I spotted these purple feathers and knew I'd be attempting the 'feather nail' again.

This time I finally succeeded and now all I want is MORE FEATHERS! It is very tricky to get a feather stuck to your nail but once it's there you'll never want to take it off. 



Erika has a great method for feather nails that involves glue which you can see here. It's kind of hard to explain how I did this myself. I painted on the base colour of No7 Lucky Lilac and let it dry completely, then I used one coat of clear polish and stuck the feather on to that. Once the clear polish was dry and the feather stuck quite well, I painted on another coat of clear polish following the flow of the fibres to smooth it down. I just kept adding layers of top coat and gently pressing down the feather with a toothpick until I was happy!

The rest of the nails are stamped with Bundle Monster Plate BM-212 and Cult Nails Vicious. I used a dotting tool to add accents of A-England Princess Tears and finished it off with a top coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails.



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43 comments :

  1. One word: wow! So original, beautiful colors and fitting pattern on the other nails. Lovely mani.

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  2. Lovely! Where are you're feathers from?

    xameliax

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  3. Wow feathers! Such a unique idea hahah, gorgeous too <3

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  4. Beautifully done! Great combo of feathers and stamping :)

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  5. OMG I bought this big pack of feathers when I first saw these nails out but then every time I thought about doing them it seemed way too hard...I will have to try it out now, these look awesome!

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  6. Love this! I've been wanting to attempt this ever since I saw it on Chloe's Nails as well. You're turned out really well. Now I have to go feather shopping! lol.

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  7. That looks great! I love the purple feathers:)

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  8. It looks really pretty Sammy, especially paired with that "peacock" stamp.

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  9. I've wanted to do feather nails ever since seeing Chloe's post too! I love that you used a purple feather for this.

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  10. Looks great, the stamp goes perfectly with the stamp.

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  11. ohhhh erika first saw the feather nails and how to at my site, and i love that the love has spread. your version is AMAZING! purple is my fav color! i miss erika :( wish she'd start blogging again soon.

    jennifer ~ Fab Fatale

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  12. ps - i also did a yellow version for summer about a month ago. so fun!

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  13. That's an amazing idea! And you've done it beautifully!

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  14. I've been seeing a lot of feather mani's around lately I definitely want to try it too! This came out beautifully!

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  15. wow one of the coolest manis ever!

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous. One of my favorites!

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  17. OMG what a beautiful idea - I bet it took some practise

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  18. Beautiful pattern and you chose some awesome colors!

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  19. This is beautiful! It looks airbrushed on!

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  20. Very pretty! I tried this using feathers from our budgies :)

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  21. Beautiful! I love it. The colors and the feather *^*

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  22. G-G-Gorgeous!!! The Colours, the Stamping...adorable!! And once again, i reckognized that I HAVE TO BUY the Bundle Monster-Set <3

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  23. interesting idea! i like it :)

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  24. Very nice!!! :D
    I'v been wanting to try this out for a long time too but never really got around to it...
    Seeing these pictures I feel an urge to try it! ;)

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  25. They look absolutely incredible! Sooo want to try this! xx

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  26. Truly stunning! Love your work ;)

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  27. Gorgeous! Bet it would work well with the bottom bits of peacock feathers.

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  28. hard to do but the result is awesome !

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  29. Beautiful!! how can you make it so perfect??

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  30. beautiful, the pics are awesome!

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  31. These are so pretty! You did such a nice job. :-D

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  32. Great nail art, I like it :).

    lg Neru

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  33. I've never seen this before! It's gorgeous!! I almost mistook it for a stamp

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  34. Fantastic how you get the work done so precise and perfect :)

    Hugs
    Frida

    www.fridaspeach.wordpress.com

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  35. Holy fantastic! This is amazeballs! I didn't realise it was AN ACTUAL FEATHER! When I'm feeling a little more daring I might try this! Eep!

    It's beautiful :)

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  36. I love these designs. I wish they were acrylic nails.

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