Christmas Feathers

13 Dec

Moral of this story?  Don’t try a feather mani with my left hand.  Cutting off the excess feather with my left hand (using right handed scissors nonetheless) didn’t end well.Christmas_feathers (13) WLcopyI think this could have been pretty amazing, but I’m just not happy with it.  In fact, I was so unhappy that as soon as the pictures were taken, off it came.  I did a very similar mani way back in February, Feather Skittles, and loved it.  I’ve been wanting to play with feathers again ever since, but just hadn’t gotten around to doing it.

Using my non-dominant hand was my first mistake.  My second mistake was using red feathers over green polish.  The red feathers are too dark to really see the green underneath.  I think the green feathers would have allowed red polish to show through more had I done the opposite.  Another lesson learned.

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Not that you can really see it, but under those feathers is a white and green Nailside cloud done with China Glaze White on White and Sinful Colors Happy Ending.  I used a variety of top coats in order to stick the feather on, then seal it and achieve a smooth finish.  My final coat was Jordana Quick Shine top coat.

According to me, this was a feather failure.  Do you concur?


8 Responses to “Christmas Feathers”

  1. workplaypolish December 13, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    You’re crazy! This is fab mani.

    • TopCoatIt December 13, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      LOL! Thank you!

  2. everysensory December 13, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    I think it’s great! You can see the cloud, and the colours. Sure, try the reverse too, but I think it looked beautiful 🙂

    • TopCoatIt December 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

      Thank you!

  3. Kas December 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    I really adore this one! It’s so pretty! As soon as I saw the picture, I thought of how creative an idea it was. Don’t be so hard on yourself. 🙂

    • TopCoatIt December 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

      Thanks Kas!

  4. emiklio December 14, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    I think it looks lovely! I’d go nuts (with happiness) if I did that mani 🙂

    • TopCoatIt December 14, 2012 at 10:16 am #

      Ha ha, thank you! 🙂

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