Thursday, December 20, 2012

How to make velvet nails

I showed you my velvet nails on Sunday. Today, I'll give you a bit of a tutorial on how to make them yourself!

First off, here's what you need:
- Flocking powder in any color you like
- Nail polish that is roughly the same shade as the powder
- Top coat
- A low plastic container like a lid or something would be nice too

Two bags of 2 grams each and I got something extra :)

You can get flocking powder in any craft store. It's very inexpensive and you only need a little bit. I had two grams and my bag looks like it's hardly been touched. (Voor de nederlandse dames: ik heb mijn fluweelpoeder gekocht bij Mini Mil's en ik was aan mijn hele bestelling met 2 zakjes maar €2,20 inclusief verzendkosten kwijt)

It's really easy, you'd be a genius if you managed to screw this up ;-)

After applying a base coat, paint your nails with your base color. This doesn't have to be perfect because it will be covered up later by the flocking powder, but don't leave gaps because it might shine through.

Let your polish dry completely. You will want to put your powder in something more convenient to use than a bag, like a plastic lid. I used a tiny lid from a box that used to hold beads, so it's very low and easy to roll my nail bed in.

Okay, so here it goes: apply your top coat, not too thick but also make sure your nail is completely covered or there will be bald patches. Then, put your nail bed in the flocking powder and gently push and roll through it, making sure your nail is covered. Take your nail out and pat on the powder with another finger, pushing it flat and securing the powder to your nail.

After it's dried a bit, and this is quickly, you can stroke the excess flocking powder off your nail and shape the edges a bit. Mine has glitter so I'm still cleaning up after this nail experiment.

It feels funny and weird but it looks SOOOO FLUFFYYYY! Also, it's a lot of fun to do. But you'll have some cleaning up to do, I think, because that powder gets EVERYWHERE.

And that's my tutorial! As you can see on the last pic, you'll have a lot left afterwards, so you can try this as many times as you like. Thanks for watching!

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love to hear from my readers (that's you), feel free to tell me anything you want. Please don't advertise your own blog or giveaway, use my link page for that.