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How To Do A Feather Feathered Manicure

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.

Ciate Paint Pot in Ivory Queen

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!

Ciate Feather Manicure

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. 

The Ciaté Feathered Manicure is available exclusively to Selfridges&Co, and there are three different sets to choose from. 


  1. 30th September 2013 / 10:53 am

    I'd be a little nervous that I'd muck this all up, but it looks amazing! 🙂 I may have to give it a try one day!
    Keep in touch 🙂
    Andrea xxx

  2. 30th September 2013 / 10:56 am

    I LOVE the look of this feather mani set. I don't have naturally long nails so I don't think this look would look great on me unless I wore falsies. Your swatches look gorgeous on the wheel though.

    Peach Pow XO

  3. 30th September 2013 / 11:44 am

    I'm really surprised at how beautiful the manicure looks! I don't think I'd have the patience to do this myself though

    Roshni’s Journey

  4. 30th September 2013 / 4:12 pm

    What an awesome idea! I have naturally long nails but I don't think I have a steady enough hand to perfect this ha. I bet it looks so pretty on.

    Tara xo

  5. 30th September 2013 / 8:37 pm

    So unique!


  6. 1st October 2013 / 9:41 am

    Wow these look amazing! Do you think it would work with any feathers? Say some you could pick up in a DIY/craft shop?

    Sweet Monday

  7. 1st October 2013 / 11:48 am

    ciate always comes up with the most exciting nail art trends! I like this alot but I agree with you, it definitely look better on longer nails.

  8. 2nd October 2013 / 11:02 am

    This is so cool! I doubt I'd be able to do this on myself but I'd love to try, so clever!

    Claudia xx

    Beauty and the Chic

  9. 12th October 2013 / 10:18 pm

    Can imagine it was quite tricky at first but the end result and effect is just amazing! xoxo

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