Friday, March 29, 2013

Minty feathers

Hello my lovelies! It's Friday and I think we all deserve some rest. This has been a wintery week for me, but it has also been filled with amazing nail mail. I will show you my March haul in a few days and lots of swatches will be coming your way in the next weeks. But today I want to show you a new kind of nail art. I've seen feather nails in different places lately, so it was just a matter of time until I gave them a try. Here's how my first attempt looks. 

I went to the local craft store and purchased a pack of feathers. I chose some neutral colored ones that have lighter spots so the color underneath peeks through. They had all sorts of colored feathers but I preferred these because they had some detail on them. These are great because they can be paired with all shades of nail polish without worries of them not matching. 

The polish I used this time is Eyeko Vintage, one of my favorite minty polishes (along with OPI Mermaid's Tears). Sadly, this polish is discontinued but I'm sure you can find something similar easily. Mermaid's Tears is pretty close, I have a comparison here if you wanna check it out. There are different ways to apply the feathers and the result is pretty much the same. I used this tutorial for mine. It's pretty easy to do and it makes for a great and eyecatching accent nail for any manicure. 

I'm definitely gonna try this again in a different color scheme. I will also look for more interesting feathers. I've seen that the Born Pretty Store has some too. Please tell me in the comment section what you think about this. Would you try this form of nail art? Let me know! 


  1. I really want to try this. This looks so pretty!

  2. E foarte frumoasa! Arata bine pana pe unghie. E o pana speciala sau poti folosi orice fel de pana?

  3. Foarte frumos! Am si eu in plan o astfel de manichiura :)

  4. doamne, ador genul asta de manichiura!!! mi-am comandat si eu 5 pene de curand :)) sper sa-mi iasa :*


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