A Feather Manicure in Memory
I had a bit of a rough weekend after hearing he passed and as I sat down to do my weekly mani I knew that I had to use feathers again in memory of him. This time I went all out and put feathers on every nail! Life is too short sometimes. Had I known it would be the last time I would see my friend, I would have spent more time with him while he was here and given him a much tighter hug when he left.
For this mani I applied my Gelish base coat and cured. From there I did each nail individually since using feathers is a little tricky. I applied a layer of Gelish top coat over the base and while it was still wet, I placed a feather onto my nail and pressed it down into the top coat and then cured (these are small craft feathers that you can get online or at a craft store). The feathers wanted to stick up on the sides, so I used an orangewood stick to hold the sides down while I was curing. Sometimes the feathers still stuck up a bit, so I applied more top coat over the feather one side at a time and again held it in place while curing.
At this point the feather still extended over the top edge of the nail, so I trimmed it down with scissors and then filed the remainder off. Because I didn’t use a base color underneath, the tips of my nails were exposed slightly, so I used Couture Little Black Dress to cap the edges and hide the visible tips. And then I finally topped it all off with one last layer of top coat.