Saturday, October 15, 2011


I tried a new technique that I saw on Pretty Project Tumblr, where someone put feathers on their nails! I was dying to try it, and this is what I came up with.

First, I used two coats of Essie Case Study, which I swatched below.

Outside, with flash


I got my feathers from a local craft store for a few dollars, they were a little long so I cut the tips off.

To make the feathers stick to my nails, I added a coat of Seche Vite top coat on top of my Essie Case Study and then placed the feathers on top. There was some over hang on the tips of my nails that I clipped off with nail clippers, and then I added two thick coats of Seche Vite to seal in the feathers and smooth it over. After the top coat dried, there was still some feathers hanging off the edge of my nail. To fix this I just went over the tips of my nails with my nail file. I like how this turned out!

Hope you enjoyed, and give it a try! Thanks for looking!


  1. Love this post! You made the feather technique sound super easy. Maybe we can try this one next time, on a couple nails. There's just so much to try!

    Love the pics, too. :)

  2. Thank you - I would LOVE to try the feathers on you. The more I do something, the better it looks!