Thursday, August 1, 2013

Zoya Zuza Zebra

Say that title 10 times fast! Little miss Zuza has been sitting on the shelf for a bit. I thought it would be appropriate for a later summer mani. I started with a bc and two coats of Zuza. It was quite as bright as I had anticipated from other swatches, but still a great color.

I picked up some feathers from Hobby Lobby awhile back - they were pastel colored feathers with zebra print. I couldn't walk away. I haven't tried real feather nails and thought this would be a nice accent to the color. I started with one thick coat of Essence Hang Loose and dropped the feather on. Since it was large and dense, it started to slide off my nail and I had to press down until it dried.
I then used manicure scissors to cut the excess off and used countless layers of a topcoat. Some of the edges wouldn't stay and some fur started to peek through after the first night. I'd love to try this technique again soon but with much lighter feathers. Do you like this technique or prefer decals/stamps?

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