I skipped over caviar (I want to find a superfine micro bead) and went right to velvet. I was lucky enough to get 12 tubes of flocking powder for $4.00 on sale at my local craft store. I figured I would start small and velvet-ize my It Girl swatches, I just happened to have the perfect colors.
|Velvet skittles, velvet ombres, velvet trigger manis, oh my!|
I went a different route than most when it came to application. First, I applied two coats of color and let them dry. (I photographed my nail for my last post.) Then, I applied a thick layer of cheap clear top coat. I then sprinkled an even layer of flocking powder on the nail and patted it down. I cleaned it up by gently brushing around and on the nail with an old makeup brush.
|Delaunay drinks a carrot smoothie|
|A cold frost chills Daphne|
|Otte skips in a field of sunflowers|
I have to say, I like how it came out and I have some pretty sweet nail art ideas for the holiday season incorporating velvet manicures and sequin manicures.
I'll be on a brief hiatus visiting my parents and will be on the lookout for nail trends and possible a few new shades. Feel free leave to feedback, I'll be checking in to answer...