Thursday, April 7, 2011

Feather Mani Tutorial

Polish addicts, as promised, here is the short tutorial of how to feather your nails!

Prep: Loose feather bundle (can be purchased at any art store), cuticle trimmers/nail clippers, orange stick, base color and thick clear top coat

Step 1: Paint your nails with a base color that is pretty opaque and matches with your feather colors. I used 2 coats of China Glaze Pelican Gray.

Step 2: Put on a coat of top coat and quickly BEFORE it dries, put on a feather and push it down with an orange stick.

Tip: If your feather is much too big, cut it down a bit before sticking it onto your nail.

Step 3: Using your cuticle trimmer/nail clipper, trim off the excess feathers. Try and trim as closely to the nail as you can. However if this is not easily done, trim it shorter/slimmer than your nail so no feathers will stick out and more of your base color will show.

Step 4: Top with 2 coats of clear top coat and you are finished! It will make the feather nice and shiny and your nails super smooth.

Sidenote: These tutorial pictures were taken after I cut my nails down a bit as I chipped one of them L But it goes to show that feathering your nails work on both long and shorter nails!

Hope this tutorial helped! Post a link to your picture if you decided to attempt this Polish Addicts! I would love to see all your designs! Click to enlarge picture!

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