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.
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  Tweezerman Nail Pushy (R295). Smoothen and file your nails for your desired shape. We like  The Body Shop Nail Polishing Block (R75). Apply a base coat, like  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  Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in No Way Rose (R135) or  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  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  LA Girl Cuticle Oil (R39.95).