Today I am going to show you my New Years Eve nails :D
I received a flocking powder kit from the Born Pretty Store to review and thought a nice night out like New Years Eve would be the perfect time to rock such a neat textured nail!
The item I received is the fun flocking powder manicure kit in blue (you can click the link to get your own!) and it retails for $7.99
With the kit you get this massive jar of manicure grade flocking powder, a large pair of tweezers to pick up the stuff, and a little brush for clean up so it's a very good deal!
Unlike the flocking powder you can get at Micheal's or other craft stores, this one is really fine and creates velvety nails. No furry nails here!
Here is my first attempt with the flocking powder kit:
It was actually really simple to do, surprisingly.
- You have to find a polish that is close to the shade of powder you have (I used Barry M in Indigo)
- Apply a thin coat of polish on each nail, let it dry !Do the rest of these steps on 1 finger at a time!
- Apply a thicker coat of polish, don't worry if it isn't perfect, just make sure your whole nail is covered in wet polish
- Immediately dip your nail into the jar of flocking powder, or use the tweezer to pick up the powder and drop it on to your nail
- Make sure the entire nail is covered in flocking powder and using your other hand apply a light pressure all over the nail
- Wait a minute or 2 and brush off the excess powder back into the jar
- When both of your hands are done, use a moistened towel to remove any powder that is still on your skin
here is what my little set up looked like
The powder does get everywhere so make sure to do this over a paper towel or a sheet of paper...
This manicure was seriously easy peasy!
Since I would be wearing these on New Years, I decided to add a couple of rhinestones... That, my dear friends, was much harder.
I applied a drop of clear polish to the back of my rhinestone, but as soon as I placed it on my nail, the flocking powder absorbed it all away!
I did eventually manage to get them on there but it required a little bit more clear polish than usual and I also had to apply pressure on each stone until it was dry...
It was more time consuming than I had anticipated but I really liked the contrast of matte velvety nails and shiny rhinestones!
I took this picture the day after I did them...
This highlights one of the flaws of the velvet mani... fuzzies fuzzies everywhere!
I tried to pick them out but they just kept coming back! Short of using a lint roller on my nails, I'm not really sure how one would get rid of these...
So the velvet mani is a great and easy way to make your hands stand out, but they're more a of one night deal. After the fuzzy stage, you get to the matted stage. Basically after you get them wet a couple of times, the velvet stuff starts to wear off. It starts to resemble suede more than velvet.
So if you are looking for a really fun short term mani, I would totally give flocking powder a try :D
Also, because the Born Pretty Store is super awesome, they have given my readers a special code that you can use to get 10% off your purchase of anything on their website. It is HYL91 and if you ever need to find it again, the code is also located on my sidebar!
Have you ever tried flocking powder? what did you think of it?
Until next time ^_^
*The product in this post was provided to me for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy for more information*