BornPrettyStore: Fuzzy Flocking Powder..

So today I’m reviewing a pot of ‘Fuzzy Flocking Powder‘ sent to me by BornPrettyStore. It comes in a little screw-cap tub within a plastic pocket which helps keep all the fibers that might escape away from everything else.

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When I saw the colour of the powder, which is option #4, I immediately knew what it was destined for – anyone else see that colour as bear?

I firstly outline the desired shape in brown polish, but it wasn’t enough for this bear to be fuzzy, he had to have dimension too! So I painted up a few layers of UV cured gel to create a 3D head shape.

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Once I was happy with it, I painted a thin layer of UV polish over the shape and tipped the flocking powder over it. I tapped off the excess and then stuck it back under my UV light. Once it was fully cured I used a soft nail brush to dust off any loose flock: by using UV cured gel rather than polish I believe it help the flock stay stuck. (Top tip – do the flocking part over a piece of paper, that way you can tip the extra flock back in to the tub with ease, without it being all over your work area too!)

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He’s still not finished though, he was missing his eyes and nose of course. Again I used cured UV gel to give them dimension and ta-da!

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Didn’t he turn out cute and super fuzzy! (I unfortunately see him as part squirrel or something though…)

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As you can see, the flocking powder has done a really good job at covering the whole area and retaining it’s own colour – you’d bearly (haha) know that there was such a dark brown underneath.

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If you’re not keen on using the flocking powder in such an extravagant (ridiculous) way and are looking for a quick and easy design, then I suggest you try the fuzzy leopard look! I used normal polish for this and even though the coverage isn’t as good, the fuzz is definitely noticeable.

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Have you tried flocking powder before, if so what do you think of it? Do you prefer the bear or the leopard print design? If you place an order with BornPrettyStore, use the code ‘AZYW10’ at the checkout to receive 10% off all full priced items in your basket! Yaaay!

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Fluffy Chick…

So it’s almost Easter and I’ve not painted anything Easter related yet! The best I could come up with was this fluffy chick. I used some ‘cotton candy’ flock powder, and then painted on top. Painting the chick was the trickiest part as the polish was soaked up quite quickly and seemed to leak a little through the fibers. I think he turned out okay though!

Fluffy Chick Nail Art

Nail Rockits Velvet…

So I’m a bit slow to try out the velvet/flock powder stuff mainly because I never really fancied it. But when I saw a velvet kit by ‘Rock Beauty London’, which usually retail at around £9.99, selling for £1.29 I had to give it a go.

– The polish used to ‘stick’ the velvet was super thin and dried really quick, but if you managed to catch it wet the velvet did indeed stick. I must say I loved the feel of the velvet, so soft and fuzzy!
– On the package it suggested you use the nail varnish to stick the studs – it didn’t really work. I think the velvet hindered them sticking properly, and also you couldn’t put a top coat on as it made the velvet go rock hard and look ugly. The stars and small studs were a fine size, but those over-sized circles? I don’t know whos nails they’re meant to fit, they totally didn’t lie flat!
– The application was a bit clumsy too as it’s a double sided thing. The surface area to stand the pots up was ridiculous, I was waiting on them taking a header at any moment.
– The clean up of the velvet was a bit messy. It doesn’t let you shake it about as nicely/cleanly as glitter so I ended up brushing a lot of it onto the floor. Shhh…
– The longevity of the whole thing, like under two minutes after I’d taken the photo. The majority of the studs were literally balancing on my nails having not stuck to the velvet. But, if I could figure out a way past this issue, I’d say they’d be pretty cool for a night out. Definitely worth £1.29, but probably not £9.99.

Nail Rockits Velvet