Tex­tured mani: it’s a DO!

We’ve seen this new craze on the run­ways, and we ab­so­lutely adore it! Here’s how to do su­per-artsy feath­ered nails.

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Step 1 Prep

It’s im­por­tant to al­ways pre­pare your nails be­fore a man­i­cure – it makes your man­i­cure look great and last longer. Soak your hands in warm wa­ter, then gen­tly push back your cu­ti­cles us­ing a tool, like [3] Tweez­er­man Nail Pushy (R295). Smoothen and file your nails for your de­sired shape. We like [1] The Body Shop Nail Pol­ish­ing Block (R75). Ap­ply a base coat, like [2] Ice Box Colors Treat­ment Base Coat (R110), and al­low it to dry com­pletely be­fore ap­ply­ing your nail pol­ish.

Step 2 Paint

Paint on two coats of a metal­lic or tex­tured nail colour. TRY [4] Mor­gan Tay­lor Pro­fes­sional Nail Lac­quer in No Way Rose (R135) or [5] Wet n Wild Mega Rocks Glit­ter Nail Color in Jam Ses­sion (R59.95). Then get coloured feathers from a craft shop and cut into tiny strips be­fore ap­ply­ing (see step 3).

Step 3 Fin­ish

Ap­ply a clear nail pol­ish, like [6] Rim­mel 60 Sec­onds Su­per Shine Nail Color in Clear (R49.95), to half of the feather strip be­fore you stick it to your nail us­ing a pair of tweez­ers. If feathers are too daunt­ing, cut cot­ton fab­ric into short strips and ap­ply in the same way. Put strips on the top and bot­tom of your nail, leav­ing parts of the metal­lic pol­ish ex­posed. Fin­ish with a cu­ti­cle oil, like [7] LA Girl Cu­ti­cle Oil (R39.95).

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