Saturday, October 20, 2012

How To: Feather Manicure

You already had a chance to see this manicure in my Weekly Sum-Up #35 post and today I'm gonna show/tell you how to create it. Deborah, this one is for you! =)

How To Feather Manicure

1 - Things you'll need:

* nude nail polish (I used BYS Pink Manicure)
* feathers (art stores usually carry them)
* top coat (I used Konad top coat)
* small scissors
How To Feather Manicure

2 - Apply your nude nail polish. 
How To Feather Manicure

3 - Add top coat.
How To Feather Manicure

4 - Place the tip of the feather on your nail while top coat is still wet.
How To Feather Manicure

5 - Cut of the excess of the feather. 
How To Feather Manicure

6 - Repeat on all nails. 
How To Feather Manicure

7 - Add top coat for smoother finish and long(er) lasting manicure. 
How To Feather Manicure

I only thought of this once I've already completed the manicure: I realized I don't really know where the feathers came from. There's a chance this manicure isn't animal friendly... And that's the main reason I won't do it again. 

Thanks for looking and commenting!

23 comments:

  1. This is so pretty!! I had no idea it was this simple. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Those look like guinea fowl feathers... they shed them by the bucket load, I'm forever picking them up in our garden so I think I'll try this sometime :)

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  3. This is awesome and unique. Love it :)

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  4. Looks fab tho! Funny enough i think i have some feathers hanging around from inside a cushion, i may give this a try!

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  5. To sem tudi jaz vedno pomislila, ko sem gledala perje, od kje je. Če je fake, bi tudi jaz enkrat probala nekaj podobnega, ker zgleda super <3

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  6. OooOoo i really like this! im gonna have a go at this! :D

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  7. Those feathers do look artificial to me. All kinds of arts and crafts shops have different kinds of feathers available, and most tend to be artificial even though some are made to imitate real feathers. :) Real feathers would be more expensive, and regular craft shops really don't have them that much in their selections (in my experience).

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  8. Kako dobro izgleda! :O Ko sem videla prvo sliko, sem bila prepričana, da so nalepke (čeprav potem napis "how to" v naslovu ne bi imel smisla).

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  9. AMAZING!!! I have no words, I really like it!

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  10. It's animal friendly as long as you don't have to kill a bird to get them. They shed feathers and sometimes you can find them on the street, on the floor.

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  11. This is gorgeous, I need to find some fake feathers myself

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  12. Ooooh I really love this manicure so much! And most likely will try once following your tutorial :). Though you are right about the animal friendly part, I wouldn't want birds to be hurt for my nails. Might have to look into that.

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  13. Waaaw, ampak kje si pa kupila to perje?

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  14. Ovo predobro izgleda! Samo moram izmisliti gdje da nabavim perje :D

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  15. Wow, gorgeous! This is by far the best manicure i've ever seen! :D

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  16. So artistic !
    Thanks for the tutorial

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  17. Love the manicure, I just tried my own with grey, red, and black, and it came out beautifully. The guinea feathers are the by-product of culling and meat-farming, they are not pursued for fashion/craft. They are treated like chickens/ducks in India and Africa. You can mani with the feathers with a clean conscience...unless you are vegan, I guess? :)

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  18. Love the idea :) I have chickens, guineas and a parrot and feathers galore!! No animal will be harmed from my manicure and during molting season, they drop them everywhere!!

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