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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?

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Feather Skittles

20 Feb

I did my first feather manicure months ago. I only did one accent nail.  It turned out pretty good, but I never took a picture of it.  I’ve been wanting to do another one ever since.  I picked up some fun colorful, polka dot feathers at Michael’s and was eager to get to work.I started with a white Nailside cloud on each tip as a back drop.  I put on a coat of Jordana Quick Shine top coat and while that was still wet, stuck the feather to it and pressed it down a bit.  Once it was stuck I trimmed it up with some scissors and topped it all off with Seche Vite.  I had to put on a couple coats of Seche Vite to smooth out the rough edges.

I love the blue feather, but think my index finger turned out the best.  I love how that yellow feather fanned out.  So much fun and so unique.  Hopefully it won’t be too difficult to take off.

The purple feather on my thumb was really dark (almost looked black) and didn’t fan at all.  I was disappointed in my thumb.  Oh well.

What do you think of feather manicures?  Have you tried one out for yourself?

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