NAILS OF THE WEEK: FEATHERWEIGHT

If you’ve skimmed nail art on Pinterest any time in the last 6 months you would of noticed it is dominated by feather designs.  Lately, I have been noticing feathers everywhere. On clothes and accessories, painted on nails,and even incorporated in makeup looks.  Here’s my take on this easy whimsical look, and how I got it.

finished feather nails

What I used:

-Baby pink polish ( I made my own, but any will do) If you are interested in how to mix your own nail polish colors leave a comment below.

-Black striper polish ( I used It’s So Easy Stripe Rite polish in black) available here

-Silver striper polish ( I used It’s So Easy Stripe Rite glitter polish in silver) available here

– Top coat ( I used OPI Top Coat ) available here

-Base coat( I used CND Stickey Base Coat) available here

 

I started off by applying a base coat to all of my fingers to protect my natural nails. I then applied the baby pink  nail polish to all of my nails. Next, I used the black striper polish to create a curved line for the spine of the feather. I then made small quick feathery strokes starting at the spine and flicking out and downwards. This will create the feather. Don’t worry about being too precise, the more irregular it looks ,the more realistic it turns out.  I continued the feather design on all of my nails except my index and ring fingers. Next, I used the silver glitter polish to outline the spine of the feather and over my entire nail on my ring finger. I added top coat to protect the design, and this dainty design is complete.

 

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NAILS OF THE WEEK:HEAVY METAL

NAILS OF THE WEEK: HEAVY METAL

HEAVY METAL NAILS

So as of lately, I’ve been diving into the wonderful world of striping tape. I loved this design because it’s fast, easy, and anyone can do it. The picture really does not do it justice, the way the metallic striping tape shines next to the gold glitter polish is just oh so amazing. If your interested in how I got this look read on.

What I used:

Base coat

Topcoat

Black nail polish

Gold glitter polish

Gold striping tape

Cuticle scissors

To get started I primed my nails with my base coat. I then put two coats of black polish on all of my nails. Next, I used cuticle scissors to cut the striping tape to the length of my nail. You need to make sure the tape is not longer than you nail or it will pull up and peel off. Finish by filing in between the tape with your gold glitter polish, and topcoat!

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