FUZZY WUZZY + tutorial
(REVIEW: Born Pretty Store Sweet Color #10 and Purple Flocking Powder)
Since I started this site over a year ago, I have received many requests for video tutorials, but I was not able to deliver due to my busy school and work schedules. However, I was feeling up to the challenge for a picture tutorial today (I’m slowly working my way up!) after trying out this velvet powder from Born Pretty Store (BPS).
I have seen velvet nail art here and there online, but not much. Like past trends (e.g. caviar manicures and such), I am sure it has died down, but I just tried it out today and I find it to be a rather funky look that everyone should try for the winter season.
So before I start reviewing the individual products, let’s take a look at how I achieved this “fuzzy wuzzy” look. :)
What you will need:
nail polish color of your choice, velvet powder, tweezers, small brush
- Start out by painting your nails with your favorite base color (over a base coat, of course). In this manicure, I used Sweet Color #10 from BPS.
- Prepare for the velvet nails by using tweezers to pick out some of the flocking powder and placing it on a sheet of paper. A little goes a long way, so don’t take out too much! I used the purple flocking powder from BPS.
- One nail at a time, paint on another coat of your base color. While that coat of polish is still wet, use the tweezers to sprinkle on the velvet powder all over the nail. Be sure to cover up any spots.
- Using the brush provided, brush away the excess flocking powder.
That’s it! Easy, right?
You can apply the velvet to all of your nails for a full fuzzy manicure, but I chose to apply it to my accent nails.
The texture is just like velvet, so you do not want to apply a top coat over it.
Sweet Color #10 by BPS is a gorgeous lavender-gray creme. It’s a one-coater, which is great for a pastel color. Love it! The bottle is super cute and the brush is flat, which allows for extra precision when painting. I chose to pair this color with a purple flocking powder (can be purchased here). Each bottle of velvet powder comes with a pair of tweezers and a small brush, so you don’t need to buy anything else to create this look. The powder is very fine and you will not get clumps on your nails.
I had a lot of fun putting flocking powder on my nails. If you want to try something new, definitely give these products a chance.
You can use my coupon code MANDIEW21 to get 10% off your entire purchase + free shipping at Born Pretty Store. Enjoy! :)
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All products mentioned in this post were sent to me for consideration from Born Pretty Store. As always, the opinions stated are honest and my own. For more information, please see my full disclosure.