Manicure Mondays: Feather Light Nails

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Beauty // Johnie Gall // 05/07/12
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Feather Light nails by O'Neill

Feather Light nails from O'Neill

The Look: Feather Light

The Girl:
Cedar Carter is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at O'Neill Girls, handling everything from events to ad campaigns and photoshoots. "Surfing and fashion are my two loves, so getting to combine the two in both my work and personal lives is so amazing," she says. " I live to travel and I take at least one surf trip a year…I'm actually off to the Dominican Republic this week!"

What You'll Need:
-Orly Bonder Basecoat (optional)
-Rustic orange nail polish
-Bag of feathers (you can buy at craft store)
-Wood nail stick with a flat edge or Tweezers
-Nail clippers or small scissors
-Clear coat nail polish

How To Do It Yourself:
1. Prep the area. Select a handful of feathers that you think have the most vibrant patterns and keep them in an easy to reach spot. Start off by applying the Orly Bonder as your basecoat to all your nails (this will prevent nail color from chipping or wearing off). Let dry for a couple minutes.

2. You will be working on one nail at a time for this step. Paint your first nail with the rustic orange nail polish and quickly and carefully place a single feather on top of the wet polish before it drys. We found that the best technique was to place the top of the feather closest to our cuticle (leaving the stem/base of the feather hanging off of your nail). If the feather needs to be adjusted or pressed down you can use your wood nail stick tool or tweezers to help you.

3. Repeat step two for all of the nails you wish to have feathers on.

4. Apply a layer of clear coat to all of your nails that have feathers on them and let dry for about ten minutes. It is not nessisary to apply the clear coat onto the part of the feather that exceeds your actual nail.

5. After your nails have fully dried you can use a pair of nail clippers or small scissors to cut the excess amount of feather off your nails.

Check out more Manicure Monday designs and DIY projects from O'Neill now!
See last week's Mermaid Tail nail design

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