Polish Days: Feather Nails!

It's the first Polish Days of 2013! Our theme for the month of January is "Something New". Which is a very broad theme. It could be a color you've never a worn or a technique you've never tried. I opted to try a design that I have seen on various blogs and on YouTube that I had actually planned on trying at some point and just hadn't gotten around to actually doing. I had even bought the feathers! So this month's theme proved quite serendipitous for me!
For this design I used the tutorial that Sammy from The Nailasaurus made. I started with two coats of Essie Miss Fancy Pants. I then applied a thick coat of SV and applied the feathers I had picked out. A word of advice: pick out feathers that do not have thick stems. I learned this the hard way and had to redo two nails.  I also used nail clippers instead of scissors to remove the ends as I found these easier to control. Once I had cut down the feathers and filed and smoothed the edges. I then applied two more coats of SV.
I am really pleased with how this turned out. Despite a few hiccups it was pretty easy. I would love to try it with brightly colored feathers and a neon polish! May have to make another trip to the crafts store...that place has become dangerous for me lately!
Check out what the other ladies came up with for the latest Polish Days!