April 1, 2012

Birds of a feather

I came across a feather nail art tutorial on Polish Ninja recently, and knew I had to try it! I didn't have a lot of time so I only did a feather accent nail, but you can look forward to me doing a full feather manicure in the future :)

The feathers came from the craft section at wal mart. I used Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait as the base for the accent nail. Then I painted the nail with itsSoEasy Rhinestone glue from Sally Beauty and placed the feather on while still wet. Once it dried I trimmed the feather with clippers and topped it off with inm Out the Door Fast drying top coat (2 coats). When it was completely dry I used a nail file to shape up the feather at the tip of the nail (worked like a charm).

The other nails are Nina Ultra Pro Molten Copper

Right hand, apologies for the wimpy middle nail. It chipped a little while ago, I can't bring myself to shorten the rest.

Now.. back to writing my paper :(