Yellow & Grey Feather Skittle Manicure

I was inspired to create some nail art this weekend to compliment a dress that I wore to a wedding. I wore a light grey and white floral dress from The Limited that has a little yellow ribbon around the waist.  The pop of yellow really made me want to do something fun with that color.  I was at the craft store last week and saw a bag of spotted craft feathers, and the yellow caught my eye and gave me the idea to attempt a feather accent.  I ended up with a skittle mani consisting of stripes, stamps, feathers, and glitter!

The colors used in this manicure are Couture Tres Chic, Gelish Cashmere Kind of Gal and Gelish Emerald Dust.

  • My index finger has three coats of Tres Chic, and I used nail art striping tape and Cashmere Kind of Gal to create some diagonal stripes.
  • My middle finger has two coats of Cashmere Kind of Gal, and a stamped design using Bundle Monster plate BM314 and Konad white stamping polish.  I topped it off with one coat of Emerald Dust for some sparkle.
  • My ring finger also has two coats of Cashmere Kind of Gal, and then I applied a feather on top.  To do this I applied a layer of Gelish Top It Off, and then stuck the feather on top and pressed it down so that it was flush with my nail.  I cured it in my LED light for 45 seconds then used scissors to trim off the bulk of the excess feather and a nail file to clean up the edges.  I applied one more coat of Top It Off and cured again.
  • My pinky finger just has three coats of Tres Chic and one coat of Emerald Dust, and my thumb has two coats of Cashmere Kind of Gal and one coat of Emerald Dust. yellow & grey feather skittlette mani yellow & grey feather skittlette mani

Here is a quick shot of my dress pattern and the ribbon.yellow-feather-inspiration

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4 Responses

  1. Cathy M says:

    Gorgeous! I always love creative skittles, and you did a great job.

  2. Elina says:

    Your nails look really great!
    I also have an idea to try feathers in gelish. Need to do it!

  3. Angie says:

    I had trouble using striping tape and gelish polishes. The color always bleeds under the tape. Do you have any tips?

    • Andrea says:

      Be sure to wipe off the tacky layer before applying the tape and press the tape down really well. You have to get a perfect bond on the nail. :)