Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Feather Skittlette

You may have heard of the Skittlette contest hosted by Marta on ChitChatNails. Skittlette is a term that Marta has come up with to refer to her unique manicure style. Unlike the typical skittle manicure where each nail is different, a skittlette by Marta's definition is "a manicure consisting of two, or three, different accent nails on each hand". I like to think of it as two to three nails are the same and the rest are different.

I was really excited to challenge myself to create this style and I honestly love how it turned out. Of course I waited until the very last minute to enter since I wanted my nails to grow out as much as possible after the break. Take a look at what I created and you can see more incredible skittlette contest entries on ChitChatNails...


This manicure features feathers which were given to me by a friend. After seeing my last feather manicure, she offered to collect a few feathers from her gorgeous blue and green parrot for me. The feathers were all naturally shed so no sweet birds were harmed for this manicure. I used the tips of smaller feathers in the manicure itself and I'm holding one of the larger feathers in the photos. The colors of the feathers inspired the colors of my manicure...


On my ringer finger is SinfulColors Happy Ending, a beautiful lime green with a gold shimmer. The rest of the nails were done in Cult Nails Time Traveler, a super pigmented dark navy blue. I thought it was so appropriate to use Cult Nails for Marta's challenge as it is her gorgeous photo spreads of the lacquers that made me want to get this polish in the first place.


I added the feathers on my index and middle fingers and covered them with two or three layers (I can't remember for sure) of top coat to smooth it all out. The feather image on the ringer finger was stamped using Cult Nails Time Traveler and Mash plate Mash-29. Time Traveler is thick and pigmented enough that it worked perfectly for stamping. For the pinkie finger I used a lime green round rhinestone to match...




I'd love to know what you think of this manicure and don't forget that you can see more incredible skittlette contest entries on ChitChatNails...

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

18 comments:

  1. I love these colors together, the contrast is awesome. The green feathers look amazing against the dark blue. As always, great manicure!

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  2. This is stunning! I can totally see you winning! Amazing manicure!

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  3. Marvelus, I love those colors together. :)

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  4. your nails, photos, feathers and that little rhinestone - everything is very beautiful! pure harmony :)

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  5. Oh my God, Anutka, I love this mani so much! You always have fabric designs and this one is fabulous!

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  6. These are so beautiful! And so lucky to have a friend with a beautiful bird! When we were in the chicken barn at the state fair, all I could think was how I wanted to go through all the cages for all the different beautiful feathers (tee hee)

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  7. Oh I didn't realise they were real feathers!! I love the green and navy combo, this is sooo pretty!

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  8. This mani is art! love it!


    www.gloria-agostina.com

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  9. Now i see i have no chance to win this against you....it looks very beautiful...keep up the good work :)

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  10. These are probably the best feather nails I've seen! I love those colors together. :)

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  11. This is stunning! I love the colors too :)

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  12. Wow, wow, WOW!!! This is so gorgeous! What a stunning, classy mani! Just lovely!

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  13. Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful comments! I'm so happy that you like this manicure! I still have a few feathers left and can't wait to play with them again :)

    @Tina, LOL! I do the same thing every time I go over to my brother's house. They have some beautiful hens and a rooster. I'm hoping to find a rooster feather one of these days, but my nephew usually beats me to it :D

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  14. I really love these <3 and congrats to you on winning this contest :)

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  15. Thank you so much Diana! I'm so glad that you like it :D

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