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Feather Manicure


So was surfing the net during my lunch break and came across Feather Manicures.  Never even heard of this but looks pretty cool and stylish.

First paint your nails with a base color.
After they dry, apply a thick top coat. Take a feather (you can buy from Michael's for around a dollar- the pack comes with tons of feathers too) and apply the top of it at the base of your nail. You can apply the feathers diagonally  or straight if you choose.
Press the feather into the top coat. Take manicure scissors and snip off the end of the feather. It might take a couple of trims to get the feather close to where your nail ends.
Apply the thick top coat over the nails (going from the tip of your nails to the base as to not disrupt how the feathers are facing). And you're done!
Tips:You may discover that the feathers fray after a day or so, so just apply the top coat again to keep them put.
Using a thick top coat holds the feathers better than a thin one (usually quick-dry top coats are thinner).Resist the urge to peel your nails! It will be tough because with the feather and multiple layers of top coat you may really want to just peel it off- but don't! It'll be worth it.

Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:49 am

7 Replies


This is great!

Love this! Definitely gonna give it a try!
Jul 19, 2012 @ 11:31 am

Hit and Miss

We actually once tried this at the CA office and we came up with disastrous results, they looked NOTHING like these gorgeous photos!

I think the trick is to use a higher quality feather and top/bottom coat. And to make sure your colours flow nicely together.

Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:15 pm


It looks gorgeous over that blue nail polish!
Jul 19, 2012 @ 01:00 pm


Wow!! That's fantastic!! I think it's beautiful, not sure I could pull it off but would love to see it in real life on someone else. Thanks for sharing!
Aug 23, 2012 @ 09:00 pm


this looks awesome,but lots of work,hm?i love the blue nail polish, what is this polish?
Aug 23, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

Not a fan..

Not a fan of this at all. I saw someone at the bank with a feather manicure, and it looked absolutely terrible. The picture on here looks alright, but I'm still not into it!
Sep 04, 2012 @ 09:27 am

love it

This looks so pretty! I'm sure it takes practice though
Sep 04, 2012 @ 03:13 pm

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