Monday, 3 December 2012

To Flock or Not To Flock...?

I have been wanting to use this gorgeous turquoise flocking powder for months! It just never seemed the right time but with the weekend just gone and our various social events I thought... what the hell... just go for it!



I started with two easy coats of China Glaze For Audrey. It really is the most perfect turquoise blue polish. It has a creamy application and dries in super quick time. In fact on some of my nails I only used one coat... shock horror! :-)

I stamped this pretty little bow in Konad White using the design on plate BM317. I applied some bright pink rhinestones for added interest.


For the flocked accent nail I first of all passed the clumped together flocking powder through a small metal tea strainer/sieve and then when my NYC top coat was still wet I rolled my ring finger nail in the fine powder and allowed it to dry. I then took a small fan shapped nail art brush and gently swept away any loose strands.

The result was this gorgeous furry looking accent nail that was both easy to achieve and oh so effective!

What do you think of flocked nails? I would definitely wear this style again as the powder is available in every colour under the sun. I washed my hands to see how it would hold up and am pleased to say that after a few moments of drying time the flocking remained fluffy! :-)

Louise xx

4 comments:

  1. Ahhh! I have been dying to try this flocking powder after Sammy at Nailsaurus did a full mani. Did you get yours from Born Pretty Store? I would totally pick the same color you did...it looks great with For Audrey! I'm in love with this mani!

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    1. Thanks fo much Jamie! I purchased my powder from a UK seller called Goldleaf but have also seen it on the BP store. I highly recommend trying a flocked mani - you wil love the effect :-) xx

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  2. So cute! For Audrey is one of my all-time favourites. I'm not sure how much I would like the flocking powder on me (I feel like I would pick it off after a couple of hours), but I looove the look of it! It looks fab on you!

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