In light of Ciate doing the velvet manicure kits that are ridiculously expensive, I thought I would try the DIY version. I know this isn't new to nail artists, I have seen it. I just have never tried it. I went to Michaels yesterday to get some flocking and they were out. I went to Joann's and they don't carry it. I was so bummed! Then, I remembered that I might have a few bottles of it from my paper art days. I just didn't know where. So, I dug around in my stash and found them. Not bright pretty colors that I want to try, but two shades of brown and black. I thought I would give the lighter brown a try to see if I would even like doing it:
I definitely need to buy more colors! This was fun! It was so quick and easy too. I have no idea how it is going to wear, but it looks cool. I think it is going to be an awesome fall manicure cuz it just makes me feel warm and fuzzy ;)
I did a base of China Glaze Fast Track from the Hunger Games collection and then sprinkled on the flocking while it was still wet. I gently patted it down into the polish and let it sit for a few seconds. Then I used a fan brush to clean up the excess. It went so fast.
Tomorrow will be a test to see if it holds up. I don't see it lasting through a shower and handwashings all day, but many nail gurus say that it does. We'll see...
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