My Peacock nails / Feather nails using real peacock feathers for 31DC2014, Day 13. Part I
In Indian, who does not love peacock accessories? Atleast I am big fan of peacock accessories. So i designed this peacock nails to match my other peacock design accessories.
Working with real peacock feathers is very difficult. Read below to know my tips and ticks to use the real feathers for this Peacock nails.
White nail polish: Maybelline Color Show Porcelain Party,
Maybelline Express Finish Top Coat
Born Pretty Store Peacock feather design Water decal ( From Here )
Real Peacock Feathers, Scissor, Tweezer.
If you try to cut them and apply directly, they will fray and not stick together on nails. So to solve this issue, i tried this method.
First decide which part of the design you want to use on the nails. Apply clear polish on the back side of the Peacock feather on the area you choose. Let it set for 5 to 10 mins.
Now it has bonded the layers together. So it will not fray easily. You may cut out the desired part of the Peacock feather.
Using scissor give finishing on the edge as per shape of your nails. I trimmed it circular to match up my cuticle curves. Apply a base coat or nail polish and stick this feather design onto nails. No need to apply top coat. If applied top coat on this real peacock feather, it will loose its real feel.
This design looks stylish and can be worn for a function or party. This Real feather holds very well on nails without using top coat.
Once you are back from the event, you can remove the feathers and transform this stylish peacock nails to very elegant and sober peacock nails too.
For this second version of the Peacock nails, i removed the peacock feathers. Matched up the middle finger with other nails using Born pretty store peacock feather water decal. This BPS peacock feather design water decal can be used as french tip. But i applied them on cuticles side. It had flat edge, so i trimmed them circular before applying. This water decal design can be used in different ways. Like use it as french tip or with gradient base, white base or blue base as well.
It already has blue and white gradient base, so i chose it with White nail polish base, using Maybelline Color Show Porcelain Party.
I hope you liked this classic Peacock nails / Feather Nails. Sometimes its good to do manicure that is not everyday style and can draw attention. If you are attending any marriage function or any fashion/ college event, try this edgy peacock nail design and come back to tell me how many complements you receive 😉
Check out another version of my Peacock nails featured by Nail It mag here.