Thursday, 1 March 2012

Peacock Feathers

Hi everyone!

I'm SUPER excited to be showing you all this mani I did after my exam on Tuesday!

I'm really proud of this one... I think this is probably the best nail art I've done to date. I discovered during the making of this mani that thinner is basically my best friend when it comes to nail art. I'm going to try to pick up some different shape/sized brushes next time so I can play with them!

Onto the nails! I had this idea is my head for a while now, but haven't really had the time to sit down and try it out until Tuesday. For some reason, I kept thinking about using a black striper to outline the vein of the feather, but I'm not really sure where it came from. I might have been inspired by someone else's nail art, but I can't really remember definitely. The rest of it came from looking at pictures of peacock feathers and a lot of experimentation.

For this manicure, I used:
China Glaze - Electric Pineapple
Color Club - Artsy Craftsy
Orly - Lucky Duck
Orly - Stone Cold
Unknown gold foil (I broke the bottle when I first bought it, so it's in a random mini bottle now)
Cult Nails - Time Traveller
Black nail art polish



I'm overall really happy with how this turned out! In the last picture, my thumb is what my original idea kind of looked like- you can't really see it in the picture, but I was originally thinking about using a bunch of awesome multichrome glitters/multichromes/duochrome polishes to make the peacock feather, but I ended up going with a creme based design.

What do you think? This manicure actually makes me kind of excited to try out some other nail art ideas I've had in mind! The next on my list is trying to do a watercolor painting-like method. I have NO idea what kind of design I should do, but I'm excited about trying out a new technique. Of course, this will probably be after this mani chips to death. ;)

On the same note, if you guys have any suggestions on what kind of inspiration/nail art ideas I should do next please drop me a line on twitter or leave a comment here! I'm working on setting up a Facebook page (finally) too, but it'll be pretty bare bones for now!

**EDIT - The Facebook page is now up and running! I'm still working out a few kinks -need to figure out how to get Networked Blogs to publish my recent posts, but other than that it seems like it's doing fine! Click here to check it out!


Thanks for reading! You guys are all AWESOME!

Marisa

7 comments:

  1. Oh these are lovely~ So pretty! :)

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  2. You did a great job! Looks so beautiful.

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  3. Thank you all! :D

    I got a bit confused since I didn't mean for this to post until this morning, but instead of scheduling it for '01/04/12' I put '01/01/12' so it published right away and was in the wrong month! Obviously technology and I don't mix well :P

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  4. this is stunning - amazing and beautiful xx

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