Creative musings in bright colors

Birds of a Feather

I have always loved peacock feathers…the color and arrangement of the eyes, the bold delicacy. I tried to do peacock nails about 6 months ago when I started doing nail art…and they were awful.

As an entry in a contest, however, I decided to re-try peacock nails. And I think I succeeded.


Unfortunately, my right hand was the victim of 4 broke nails (really, everything but my pinky) as the product of bowling. However, I bowled a 105 (one of my personal bests. I am terrible at bowling) so I don’t feel too bad!


I decided to combine two styles of peacock…stylized eyes on my accent nail (with a base of A England – Saint George), and feathers on my other nails. Which style do you like better?

The colors I used:

  • Light green: Nail Art – Green
  • Dark green: A England – Saint George
  • Teal: Petites Color Fever – Figi
  • Light blue: Wet n’ Wild (megalast) – I Need a Refresh-Mint
  • Dark blue: A England – Tristam
  • Gold: Maybelline (color show) – Bold Gold


My thumbs got blow-ups of the eye of the feathers. I should probably have made the eyes bigger on all my fingers, but I didn’t want to overwhelm the fingers in gold!


Then I just went nuts with photos. Sorry! I just realllly love peacock feathers πŸ˜€




Monday is gonna be good with these on πŸ™‚

Comments on: "Birds of a Feather" (23)

  1. This is SO beautiful! I wish I could do nail art as nicely as this!

    • thanks so much! all it really too was practice and finding the right thin brush. i’ve only been doing this for about 6 months. πŸ™‚

  2. This. Is. Beautiful! You have some real art skills there! Great job πŸ™‚

  3. This looks so great! I hope someday I get brave enough to try a peacock design !

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! :d

  5. shortandsweetintexas said:

    This looks incredible!

  6. these are gorgeous you nailed it!

  7. These nails are so amazing! I just posted a link on the workplaypolish facebook!

  8. Beautifully done! Love it!! πŸ˜€

  9. These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!

  10. they are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I wish I could do stuff like this.

    • thanks! And you can…with practice. I am no artist and I have no formal nail training. All it takes is patience and willingness to have really odd looking nails until you get it right πŸ™‚

  11. Just a quick congrats on your on the the MLNP face book page!!

  12. […] So what do you think, red/gold peacock feathers, or blue/green peacock feathers? […]

  13. […] vs. My favorite nail art ever: […]

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