Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nail Art - Thanksgiving Feathers Manicure

I am blessed to have so much to be thankful for this year, including having some me-time for manicures!
Thanksgiving Feathers nail art using O.P.I. Suzy loves cowboys, essie good as gold, sally hansen moracc-go, and Pueen encore stamping plate
This is a fairly simple manicure that can be replicated by most skill levels. I started with 3 coats of  'Suzy Loves Cowboys' by O.P.I. on my pinky and middle fingers. This polish is a dark brown creme released as part of the Texas Spring 2011 collection. I must sadly inform that its formula is pretty disappointing. It goes on thinly and it keeps pulling off if you try to reapply on top of a fresh, wet coat of polish. But, the color is gorgeous and perfect for Fall!

Thanksgiving Feathers nail art using O.P.I. Suzy loves cowboys nail polish
Polish shown is 'Suzy Loves Cowboys' by O.P.I.

Next, I used 2 coats of 'Moracc-go' by Sally Hansen on my ring and index fingers. This Summer 2014 limited edition polish is an orange-brick creme from the Insta-Dri line and the formula is fantastic. One easy coat was all I needed for full opacity, but used 2 just for good measure!

Thanksgiving Feathers nail art using sally hansen moracc-go nail polish
Polish shown is 'Moracc-go' by Sally Hansen.

For the stamping, I used 'Good as Gold' (gold creme) by Essie and a flower image from Pueen's Encore SE02A plate. I wanted to complete both Thanksgiving and feather manicure challenges on Instagram and thought this stamp translated well to feathers! I used a small nail art brush for the detailing using alternating brown and brick colors. I used small, round gold studs from Born Pretty to accentuate my ring and pinky fingers and finished by applying top coat.

Thanksgiving Feathers nail art using Essie good as gold nail polish
Polish shown is 'Good as Gold' by Essie.

Here are 2 more looks of this Thanksgiving Feathers manicure.



And that is all there is to this simple nail art! Easy, right?I hope all of US reader have a fantastic Thanksgiving Day and Thank You for reading!!!

 



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