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Plumage nail art: 2 Feather-inspired designs

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

Get the look with real or painted feathers

If you love nature, you'll love these nails! We're incorporating a real feather that's sure to turn heads, as well as a glitzy and colorful painted version.

Painted feathers | Sheknows.com -- final

Painted feathers

Supplies:

  • Orly's Rose Colored Glasses
  • Orly's Rose Pixel
  • Orly's La Vida Loca
  • Essie's Wicked
  • Small paint brush

Painted feathers | Sheknows.com -- supplies

1

Prep

Prep your nails with a pink French manicure base, except for the ring finger — you'll paint that with rose gold glitter.

Painted feathers | Sheknows.com -- base

2

Paint

Using the small paint brush, paint a pink feather on each nail. Paint an oxblood line up the middle and a few lines coming out from it. Add a few strokes of the glitter polish to each feather and let dry.

Painted feathers | Sheknows.com -- decorations

Painted feathers | Sheknows.com -- final

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