How To Do A Feather Feathered Manicure
CIATE All A Fluttered Feathered Manicure Set* – Exclusive to Selfridges&Co – £20.00
Over the past few months, I have blogged about the Ciaté manicure sets
that I’ve been trying. With each one as innovative as the next, the latest offering from the brand is the feathered manicure.
I received the All A Fluttered set which contains a miniature Paint Pot in Ivory Queen, a full size bottle of top coat, a pair of nail scissors, two filing blocks and a packet of colourful feathers.
This takes a lot of patience but apart from waiting for each coat to try, Ciaté manicures are pretty easy to do albeit slightly time consuming, but hey! I’m a patient lady!
I practised on the nail wheel first, which was fun. It isn’t perfect but I was well chuffed with myself, I thought it was going to be messier!
In this set, I received Ivory Queen which is a rose gold (nude pink with gold flecks). In the bottle, the Paint Pot is very pretty colour, but when I applied it on my nails, it was too nude for my liking and I didn’t really like it because it made my nails look like they were unhealthy – but you can use any base colour you want though. Pick your favourite!
After waiting for the two coats to dry, the next task is applying the feather (the exciting part!). The trick is to apply a generous coat of the fast drying top coat so that the wispy part of the feather can stick to the surface of your nails.
I found the feathers really fiddly because they are so delicate, but the colours doesn’t transfer so as long as the polish is still wet, you can pick the feather off and reposition. The feathers separates when you do this more than a couple of times, but there are plenty in the packet to try again!
They last a fairly long time, I put two layers of top coat on my nails, I wanted to make sure the feathers were secure. It will last a good 5-7 days without chipping or peeling. This looks good on really long nails which is why I prefer how they look on the wheel than my own nails.
If you’re pretty nifty at doing nail-art and fancy manicures, then you’ll find this a doddle! Otherwise, if you’re like me, you might find this a bit daunting because the feathers are so delicate.