Tuesday 15 September 2015

Peacock Nail Art for Avon + Tutorial

Hey everyone! A while ago I created some peacock feather nails for Avon, but I'm just not happy with how they turned out (even if I thought I was at the time). I must admit I didn't really step out of my comfort zone with them and I made them incredibly simplistic. So when Avon asked me to create some more, I knew it was time to try something new and push my boundaries a bit. Turns out.. they're not that difficult! I just expected them to turn out a disaster but all I did was paint a few flicks, add a bit of glitter, and a stud, and they looked like peacock feathers ... easy peasy. The peacock itself was also relatively straightforward. In fact, if you want a tutorial to create these yourself, or info on colours used, just click after the jump! 

For these I used Avon - Turquoise Pop, Savage, Envy, Topaz, Glimmer, Cosmic Blue, Matte White and Black. Plus Blue Avon studs. Finished off with a coat of Seche Vite

Step 1: paint your nails with your base colour
Step 2: using a striping brush and a darker green paint wispy lines starting from the centre outwards, this should form a line in the centre without you needing to paint one first
Step 3: repeat this with a darker green and a glitter
Step 4: using a dotting tool and a copper colour add a dot to the centre of your feather
Step 5: add a lighter green dot to the centre of the copper dot. Then, if you wish you can add a peacock to your accent nail. Paint a head using navy and a striping brush and fill in the details with black and white using a small nail art brush
Step 6: add feathers to the background of your peacock as you did on the first nails. On your other nails add a blue stud to the centre of your feathers and finish off with a topcoat to seal in your design 

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

P.S. I've entered the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards again for 'Best Beauty Blog'. I'd really appreciate your nominations (if you think I deserve them) you can vote here.


  1. Those look amazing! ! :) The peacock is perfect!

  2. Wow! Very nice peacock manicure! Thanks for the tutorial, i will try it!


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