Hello readers! I have a really fun nail art technique to show you today! It’s called “velvet nails” and is done using flocking powder applied to wet nail polish for a fuzzy nail look. I can’t remember where I read it when this technique started coming out, but someone said it looked like they had “sweater nails” and I totally agree! It’s such an odd feeling when I run my fingers over my nails, but I kind of like it! Hailey(4 years old) was watching me do my nails and begged me to please do it to her nails, too. I think I’ll do hers today!
Born Pretty Store sent me this kit to try out, and it makes it so easy to have it all in one kit!
I’m going to show you how I did it!
Supplies included in the kit: base color, polish, flocking powder, tweezers, clean up brush.
Step 1: Apply base coat to all nails and let dry.
How pretty are these bottles?! (Ignore my orange stained nails! ugh)
Step 2: Apply one coat of color and let dry.
Look at the coverage of ONE coat of this creme polish. I’m impressed!
Step 3: One nail at a time: Apply second coat of color. Make sure it is a good thickness so the flocking has time to stick before it dries. While still wet, use tweezers to cover nail with a pile of flocking powder over your surface paper. Don’t be afraid to use a ton, you will be able to save the excess. Make sure you cover the entire nail!
Step 4: Using your finger, gently pat down the pile of flocking all over the nail surface so it adheres better to the wet polish.
Step 5: Using brush, gently sweep away excess flocking from the skin around the nail as well as the nail surface. Make sure you are gentle when sweeping over the nail itself. It takes 10-15 minutes for it to completely dry(just an estimate) so you don’t want to “drag” any of the polish off if you are too rough.
Step 6: Repeat on the rest of your nails. No top coat! This means you need to be careful for the next 10-20 minutes to ensure that it’s completely dry.
Step 7: Roll up your paper surface into a “funnel” and pour the excess flocking back into the container to use next time!
Ta-Da! I can’t believe how neat this is and I’m really liking it! I’ve had it on for 12 hours so far and it still looks great!
FUZZY NAIL MACRO! How fun!
Before you ask, YES you can wash your hands! They look a little odd for a minute while the flocking dries but they they are just as fluffy! I’d try to avoid getting cuticle oil and lotion on the nail surface, though. I put on my lotion before bed like always and they were a little less fuzzy this morning until I washed my hands again. They are back to normal now, though!
Tell me what you think of this technique! You can find all of the Born Pretty Store flocking velvet nail sets among other nail art
. There are a TON of different colors!
Will you be ordering any or other things from The Born Pretty Store? If so, please use my 10% off code with your order: JACJ61. Don’t forget that Born Pretty ships free worldwide!
Thanks for reading!
*These products were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.
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