Saturday, January 26, 2013

YouTube Nail Art Week - Whimsical Feathers

Hi guys!

It's Day 6 of YouTube Nail Art Week! Only 1 day left!

Today's whimsical design comes from user TotallyCoolNails. When I saw this tutorial near the end of 2012, I immediately bookmarked the link because I knew I would recreate it some day.

The base gradient is done using Zoya Arizona, Zoya Lara and Essence Break Through. As always, I followed the same method for creating the gradient that I showed you in my gradient nails tutorial.

Without thinking about it, I accidentally did my gradient opposite from hers. She had the darkest purple colour up near her cuticle, while as you can see, the purple of my gradient is near the tip of my nail. Luckily, it looks great either way!

Once the gradient was dry, I added the sparkle using OPI Servin' Up Sparkle. I chose this one in particular because it's not too densely packed with glitter, so it didn't overwhelm the design. Finally, I used my trusty It's So Easy Striper in White to add the feathers.

I always love doing feather designs, but I think the pretty sunset gradient in the background makes this one extra pretty.

Thanks for looking!


  1. love the colour combination :)

  2. Omg, I made pretty the same gradient on my nails 3 days ago:)

  3. Feathers are my most favourite nail art. Yours are great :) xx

  4. Wow yours are so great :).
    After seeing these and the tutorial video I also just had to try it out, :)!

  5. This is absolutely stunning and reminds me of summer!


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