Velvet nails (Flocking powder from BPS review)
I've been wanting to try out the velvet nails trend for ages now, so I chose it for my next Born Pretty Store review. Here's now my nails turned out!
I also tried doing some stripes with them too. They weren't perfect, but still kind of cute! To apply the flocking powder you just paint two coats of polish on your nails, then drop a bunch of the powder on the wet second layer. Then you pat it down with the tweezery things that are supplied and then brush it off with the brush that also comes with it. There are heaps of YouTube tutorials for it :).
The base colour I used for the first manicure was "Kiss Me on my Tulips" by OPI. For the second one I used CR's "color 58" and Ozotic's "sugar 901".
The photo below is of the next day, so you can see how it wears. Honestly, I thought it would be a lot worse. It would have stayed on much longer too, but I change my nail polish too much for that :P. I'd heard in another review that it wouldn't last very long but I found it quite the opposite! It was harder than normal nail polish to remove, but not as bad as glitter.
In the photo below you can see the tweezers, brush and flocking powder, which all came together. They cost about $8 US with free shipping so it's a pretty good deal really.
It isn't a nail art trend that I'm completely in love with though. It's cute, and the fact that your nails feel all velvety and fluffy afterwards is super cool, but I like nail art too much to wear this regularly. But I can see why it'd be good for people who don't do nail art but still want to try something a little different.
It'd be cool for a fancy dress party! OMG, like if you were dressing up as a bunny for Easter or something... cuuute!! There's a bunch of different colours too, by the way. I think I'll get a darker colour sometime, a green or red would be cool.
If you want to buy some flocking powder you can find it here. I have a 10% off code too that you can put in when you check out, it's CEL91.
Here's BPS's picture of this - click on it to go to the store!
*This polish was provided to me for honest review from Born Pretty Store*