Fuzzy Red Sweater Nails!

After learning from a friend that flocking powder manicures were remarkably long-wearing I set out to try it myself. I purchased red flocking powder from Ebay since I wear so many red nail polishes and started experimenting. The mani itself was very messy to do, but surprisingly easy!



Here's my flocking powder, it came in a HUGE container, this will last me for quite a while. 


Like I said, messy:


It's so simple to do, I painted my nails with one coat of a dense red polish, it didn't need to be opaque. Once the base was dry I applied a single layer of quick dry top coat one nail at a time and immediately dipped that nail into the flocking powder (and wiggled it around just a bit). When I was done I had flocking powder everywhere, most of it stuck around my cuticles.

I used a small, stiff bristled nail brush to brush off the excess flocking powder once I thought the polish was dry enough that it wouldn't smear. Although I only waited around 5 minutes, the flocking powder was stuck quite firmly to the nail and didn't smudge when I used the brush at all. I scrubbed quite vigorously and didn't knock off any of the flocking powder I wanted to keep.



Just look at that fuzz! Overall, I love it! I'm shocked that I love it as much as I do. The texture is entirely soft, rather than rough like I expected. It reminds me of those velvet posters I colored in as a kid.



I had a lot of fun wearing this manicure, although my friends thought it was a bit odd. It lasted for two days without chipping (and I decided I wanted to go back to smooth shiny nails). It was a bit strange when doing daily tasks like washing my hands or doing dishes because my nails would stay damp for a couple of minutes (but not long enough to be annoying). Removal wasn't bad, it took a bit of scrubbing, but it was still easier than glitter.

What do you think of velvet/flocking powder nails? Have you tried this look or do you think it looks strange/stupid?

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, thanks for reading!

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  2. You can do the same thing with a fine glitter for some crazy sparkly nails!

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    1. I haven't tried it yet, but I definitely should!

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  3. this is so cool lol and unique. def gotta try this thanks!

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    1. It's really fun to wear! (Even if everyone does look at you a bit differently, lol!)

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  4. So cute and furry :D Although when the red flocking powder is all over your fingers it is scary hehehe

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    1. It is scary! It looks a bit gory with that red! The furry feels so cool though. :D Thanks for commenting!

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  5. I like the look and have done it a couple of times, but I don't find it to be long-wearing. I find that the flocking starts to wear off and you get some funny bald spots after a couple of days. Still fun though!

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    1. Mine wore like iron! It probably depends on what top coat you use to attach the flocking powder too. I used a thick old Seche Vite so I probably had more of the flocking powder anchored in the top coat. It would probably look interesting with bald spots too though! Just tell everyone it was intentional. :)

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  6. I don't get it, I try, but its one texture I don't think I can get used it. Having said that, I've never tried them so my opinion could change. I think the feeling on my nails would drive me a bit crazy. I want to call these Elmo nails!

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    1. It totally looks like Elmo nails! LMAO I didn't even think of that one! :) As far as the texture goes, I really thought it would drive me nuts but I ended up loving it. If you like the textured polishes out right now you might not mind it as much as you think!

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