Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Feather Mani

Hello all Gabbz here....

I know it's been too long since my last post and for that I am sorry. I've just been too lazy and not really inspired but I tried something new and I just had to share it wall you all.

Kourtney was the one that actually told me that she wanted to buy feathers for a manicure she wanted to try. So she went to Hobby Lobby(craft store) and purchased a pack a feathers for herself and because she's an awesome friend, she bought one for me too :)

She did the mani and it came out great but hers only lasted a day, if that. Let's just say she was not very happy lol. The feathers were pealing right off that same night when we went to the store. Let's just say she was not very happy with that lol.

We were headed to the midnight premiere of Breaking Dawn and I had to figure out what to do with my nails, then it hit me. Now, if you're a fan of Twilight like Kourt and I, then you've read the books and by now have seen the movie. Then you know that there is a very important scene that involves feathers. So of course I had to use the feathers to create a look for the premiere.

I had an idea of how to achieve this look but I logged on to and searched for feather manicures and found one. You can click here and skip to 2:46 of the video to watch the tutorial. It's really easy to do but kinda messy. FYI....don't do this with a (ceiling) fan on, feather bits everywhere lol.

Enough chatter, on with the pics....

Here's the package Kourt got, sorry I tore off the label
but you can find these at any craft store.

Sorry forgot to take a pic of my base color that day so I'm using an
existing picture.

I used 2 coats of China Glaze Pink Voltage

Here it is again. I love this color...It's soooo bright

Then with the pink feathers over Shocking Pink

Just for fun, I decided to use the green feathers yesterday. I should of used a lighter color as a base but I was wearing the color below already and wanted to spice it up lol

For the look below I used 2 coats of Zoya Freja. I got this color in one of Zoya's promos. If you don't already have a Zoya account,what are you waiting for, do that NOW!! lol They always run great buy 1 get 1 free or buy 2 get 1 free, etc...etc and the polishes are great.

Freja is a really pretty dark gray, hmm a gunmetal color I should say. If you look closely, you can see it has like super fine teal and silver shimmer in it. I tried to capture that in the pictures, but I failed :(

2 Coats of Zoya Freja w/1 coat Seche Vite

Closer look of Freja w/flash

Then with the green feathers overtop

I will say though, I didn't use Seche Vite to adhere the feathers to the nail, I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails UV Top Coat. After the SH dried, I used like 3 thick coats of Seche Vite. You don't have to use the same top coats I used nor the same amount. I just did 3 because the feathers made my nails feel gritty and I didn't like that. Another thing is that Kourt didn't use Seche Vite to finish the look and hers peeled right off and my pink feather mani lasted a whole week, no chipping nor peeling.

So I hope you liked this look. Let me know what you think in comments below :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hello Kitty Mani

Hey everyone! Kourt here...Sorry it's been a minute since I posted last. I went back to work for the first time in 6 months and I'm trying to adjust haha...So for Halloween I was Hello Kitty and of course had to do a Hello Kitty themed mani to go with my costume...This will be a quick post...

I had a bottle of Confetti's White Wedding which is just a creamy white and super affordable! It didn't apply as well as I wanted it to but I ended up putting a coat of Orchid's Bedazzled (pretty pink micro glitter) on top and it hid the imperfections. Sidenote - Orchid's polish is awesome and it's another very affordable brand. If I could I would putthis pinky glitter on top of every mani I did.

I had some Hello Kitty stickers that I got for free from BornPrettyStore when they were running a free promo so I used the bows to put in the corner of the nails.

Not much to the mani, it was simple and quick but I wore it a week because I loved it so much!

Alrighty I started off with China Glaze Base Coat, Confetti White Wedding, Orchid Bedazzled and follwed buy CHI top coat. And of course the Hello Kitty nail stickers :)

Just for fun I'll add pics of my costume :) My mom made the bow headband for me.


I had to add this because this is my 1 year old niece and she and I almost had the same skirt and I'm 27 hahaha She is too cute for words and brightens my day :)

So did any of ya'll do a Halloween Mani??? If so comment below because I'd love to see them!!!!

Kourt OUT!!!