Monday, January 14, 2013

Born Pretty Store: Flocking powder

I have for review today some flocking powder from Born Pretty Store. Flocking powder, mainly used in craft projects, can be applied to nails to make a soft, fuzzy texture.

I chose a rich navy blue flocking powder:


Item no. 4507 in blue.

To apply, first you will need:


A small cup, a fan brush to knock off excess powder and a scoop or spoon.  I cut off the end of a straw to make a scoop.  Also, lay down some paper to collect the excess powder.  If you don't have a fan brush, any large soft bristle brush will work.

Next, paint your nails a similar base color: 


I chose Kleancolor's Neon Sapphire. 

Then apply a slow drying top coat or another coat of wet polish: 


Dust the powder onto your wet nail and knock off excess powder using the fan brush. Excess powder can be poured back into the bottle for future use. Working one at a time, apply to the rest of the nails. Let dry, no need for top coat.

The finished result: 

(click the photos to enlarge detail)




(with flash) 

To remove, use the foil method


Final thoughts?

I liked the texture of the flocked nails. I did not wear this manicure for long to determine the durability of the flocking powder. I'm sure it would hold up like a normal manicure. I know this sort of look isn't everyone's preference but I can see it wearing it for a special occasion or Halloween. It was easy to work with but can be a little messy like any nail art project.

Also, you don't have to wear it the whole nail. I've seen other nail art where flocking powder was used to make mustaches or other patterns.

Availability? 

This and several other colors can be purchased from Bornprettystore.com and retails for $5.80 for the individual canisters. There are full kits as well that include brush and tweezers and corresponding polish colors.


Please be sure to use code EUL91 for 10% off of your next purchase. 

Thanks for reading! 

**Disclaimer: Product(s) were sent for my review for my honest opinion. Post contains affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure policy listed below.

37 comments:

  1. These are super cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love the texture, your mani still looks so clean, I'd imagine mine would be a mess! Its a cute idea and something I definitely want to try some time!

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    1. It was really easy to work with! Your mani wont be messy!

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  3. Omfg this is the coolest thing I've EVER seen!!

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  4. Wow! That's so creative!

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  5. I never would have thought to use flocking powder on my nails. That looks so awesome!

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    1. It's no different than using loose glitter. The polish protects the nail.

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  6. This is a great tutorial! Your nails turned out amazing. I really like the color choice.

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    1. Dark blue is my fav. color! Thank you!

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  7. Awesome look! I used the purple flocking powder from BPS before, too. You can actually get them wet and they'll still stay on your nails. :)

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  8. I LOVE flocking powder!! I have white and I can't wait to get another color! Your BLUE looks AWESOME!!!

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    1. thank you! I was looking at white as well. I think that would be neat!

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  9. This looks cute on you! I'm not sure that I could handle textured nails for long, but it would be fun for a special event just for something different. Thanks for the review! :)

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    1. I liked it for a different look! Sometimes just wearing polish can be boring!

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  10. Love this. Am really looking forward to trying flocking powder.

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    1. You should! You don't have to do a full manicure. You can do it as an accent nail!

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  11. Flocking powder sort of freaks me out, but this manicure is honestly beautiful! Great job!

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  12. Looks great!! I could totally see it being used as grass in a Springtime mani :)

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    1. Did you see that manicure with green flocking powder with little people?

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  13. I've wanted to try flocking powder for a while, your nails look so cool :) I going to ask for a Born Pretty Store gift certificate for my birthday, and flocking powder will be one of my purchases!

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    1. oh cool! Please be sure to use my code listed above for more savings!

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  14. This is great! thanks for sharing.x

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  15. Great tutorial, I would never have known how to apply this. It is definitely an interesting texture but makes interesting nail art.

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    1. good to know that my little tutorial helped!

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  16. Oh wow. This is interesting. Does it get wet when you wash your hand and fall off?

    It certainly is something I'd like to try. Love that Kleancolor polish too.

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  17. These look really fun and interesting. I've been wanting to try flocking powder for a while, but was afraid to jump right into it. I like how you showed how you used it too, so now I may have some idea of what I'm doing! I'll have to get some flocking powder and nail studs from them.

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  18. love the way this looks but i imagine it looks pretty gross when wet lol

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  19. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial. Your nails are yummy btw! Great color choice.

    When you say "knock off the excess with the brush" can you explain what you mean? Are you brushing it off or what? Thanks! :)

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    1. Yes you are taking the brush and swiping it off.

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  20. I've gotta try monster nails one day. This would be perfect :)

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