Since I got my new Bundle monster plates I had been wanting to play around with some of the feathery designs and create a peacock manicure. Usually, when I have an idea in my head it never turns out how I expected, but for once, this did! I LOVED it and kept it on for 4 days before it was too chipped to save and got so many comments on it, from people thinking I was wearing foils or asking how I did it. I have been working at a playgroup this week, and one woman who I'd never even met before kept coming over and holding my hands to look at my nails! I think she was hoping I'd offer to do hers...something I've never done - I think I'd be too scared! Anyway, onto the pictures, there are a few...
The polishes I used were Models Own Purple Mystique, 17 Fast Finish Peacock, 17 Lasting Fix Exquisite and Miss Sporty Electric Beige for the stamping. I created the gradient with 2 coats of Purple Mystique and then sponged on Peacock 2/3 of the way down the nail, and then Exquisite on the tips. I use an eyeshadow applicator for sponging because it's more precise, and who hasn't got a ton of them laying around? Here's a quick pic of the gradient pre-cleanup.
There are quite a few feathery patterns on my BM plaes, and I think I have an actual peacock on one of my Born Pretty plates, so I'm sure I'll do something similar again, when this untried challenge is over...it's driving me nuts. BUT I will stick to it, I promise!
What's your favourite manicure ever? Send me a link or a pic!