8.3.13

The Nail Files: Pretty as a Peacock


The Nail Files Link Up


I spent last weekend in Toronto and it was a special enough occasion to break out Penelope, my rhinestone peacock bracelet and even though she bit me, I still love her (barely...haha, kidding!). So when I saw a Pinterest tutorial for a peacock feather, I decided to give it a go.


Pinspiration:









What I used: 



The mani:



Two coats of either Paper Mache, Turned Up Turquoise or Charged Up, depending on the finger. For the thumb, an extra two coats of Frenzy.


For the feature finger, I started with the Black Rite Stripe and followed the Pinterest instructions. I used Rebel for the middle of the feather, then did Turned Up Turquoise for the smaller circle and used a dotter for Charged Up, followed by another dot of the Pink Glitter Rite Stripe. Using a small nail art brush, I first did a few stripes of the Teal Glitter Right Stripe and then a few with Harper (but only on the upper feathers).


The result? I'm in love! The pretty peacocks may all be male but I'm sure strutting around. Haha!


Thanks to Tara and Vicki for hosting!



15 comments:

Jenna said...

I love your nails! They always look so amazing!

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

Ooooh la la! Love it. Feels so fun and Mardi Gras to me :) I love the colors and might try to tackle that feather! Have a great weekend!

Steph said...

You always do such great designs! These look amazing. I just bought Frenzy yesterday...it is currently my accent nail. Love the sparkle, as always. :)

Aishah said...

Such a gorgeous design! Love it!
Just stopping by for the link up :)

Kali Angeles said...

Hi, just wanted to see what you shared for this week's Nail Files. This is awesome! I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing :)

***Kali
Kali Now Living

Crystal said...

Oooooooooooooooo I love it! I've had a thing for feathers for some reason lately. Great colors together too!

Holly said...

Jennie you are totally Rocking this Nail Art!!! I love how your Peacock came out I think it's cuter then the pinterest one.

Rachael Farris said...

Visiting you from The Nail Files! This is amazing! Great job! I wish I had the patience for this! Be sure to check out my blog on Monday for a butterfly tutorial by my good bloggy friend Mrs. Y! I'm going to attempt it myself!

Sending you sunshine,
Rachael

http://thegrowingtreeblog.blogspot.com

Rachael Farris said...

Visiting you from The Nail Files! This is amazing! Great job! I wish I had the patience for this! Be sure to check out my blog on Monday for a butterfly tutorial by my good bloggy friend Mrs. Y! I'm going to attempt it myself!

Sending you sunshine,
Rachael

http://thegrowingtreeblog.blogspot.com

the style soup said...

this is gorgeous! I love everything peacock!

SeattleSarahSpeaks said...

Love peacock stuff! Your nails turned out great!

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Oooh love the peacock feather!! Great job :)

tara said...

STOP IT. i seriously cant handle your amazingness anymore.

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

OMG cutest mani ever!

Sarah E. said...

Good golly, that's amazing!