Friday, February 22, 2013

Born Pretty Store Flocking Powder Review

Hello my lovelies! It's Friday and since the weekend is near, I would like to post something really fun today. I have another product from the Born Pretty Store to show you. Fluffy nails have been showing up all over the place lately and this flocking powder* is an easy way to achieve the look for less than $6. 

Born Pretty Store flocking powder
The color I chose is called "Sky Blue", but in reality it's more of a light turquoise color. The amount of product is generous (13g) as the jar is quite big. It really depends on the size of your nails and on how much of the excess product you save after applying it, but I would say it lasts for a minimum of 6-7 full manicures. As usual I created 2 different looks with this, to show you that it can be used to create more complex nail art too. The first thing I did was a full manicure with the flocking powder. 

I started with one coat of China Glaze Aquadelic, which is a perfect match for the color of this flocking powder. After the first coat dried I did a second coat and picked up a generous amount of flocking powder using some tweezers and covered the entire nail. At this point all you have to do is be careful that the whole nail is covered with the powder and press it gently using your finger to get as much of the powder to stick to the nail. Of course this has to be done one nail at a time. All I did in the end was to clean the nail with a fan brush. The excess powder comes off and only the part that adheres to the polish remains on the nail. 

Make sure you use a piece of paper under your hand so you can collect the extra flocking powder and put it back in the jar after you're done. This was extremely easy to work with and even though it was my first time using flocking powder, I didn't have any trouble with the application. The second mani I did is a little more complicated but also very fun. 

For this one I started with 2 coats of Color Club Pucci-licious and a coat of Seche Vite to make it dry faster. I used scotch tape to mask the upper part of my nail. The polish needs to be completely dry before you apply the tape, so make sure you let it sit for a while. I placed the tape pieces sort of diagonally to do a funky french, then painted the tip with one coat of Aquadelic and immediately placed the flocking powder on top. After I pressed it a bit, I removed the tape. You really have to work fast for this because the polish dries and it can mess up your line when you remove the tape. I enjoyed this mani so much that I wore it for almost 2 days. I think the purple and the turquoise look so good together! The flocking powder comes off a bit when you wash your hands, but I am happy to report that I showered with this on and there was still plenty left on my nail afterwards. 

If you want to try this flocking powder, you can find it here. There are 14 different colors to choose from. Don't forget to use the code MFL91 at checkout to get 10% off your order. The Born Pretty Store has free international shipping too! 

I'm really glad I got to try this product and I'm so curious to see what people at school would think if they saw me with fluffy nails. This is definitely the most fun type of nail art I've ever done! 

*Disclaimer: Product sent for review consideration. For more info see my official disclosure policy.


  1. I love flocking powder, it's so fluffy and kind of cute ^_^
    I didn't managed to apply it without "baldspots" yet, but I'll try again...
    Your flocking-french is cool!


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