Friday, 14 February 2014

Valentine's Day NOTD: Velvet Nails

Everyone has an opinion on Valentine's Day, so here is mine: I would absolutely love to be part of the fun but being in a LDR + my other half doesn't agree with it...I feel like a bitter old woman! I am eyeing off my friend's gifts and lovey dovey photos on Facebook with a bit of jealousy, I will admit. I've just never gotten the chance to celebrate it, you know what I mean?!

Anyway, moving on from my tragic sob story...

If you follow me on Instagram then you  may have already seen this picture. Fuzzy!

Revlon Nailpolish in 'Fuschia Fever'
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 'White On'
Butter London 'Come to Bed Red'

I am being totally cliched by using pink and red. I applied two coats of each polish, doing one nail at a time and then sprinkled some of the flocking powder on top of the wet polish. I used an old makeup brush (which is lurking in the background of the photo) to spread the powder out evenly and also brush off any excess. I bought a set of 24 colours of flocking powder for about $5 from Ebay! That's about 21 cents per pot. Such an awesome deal. The colours are quite nice too. 

Hey, did anyone notice the Butter London is called 'Come To Bed Red' appropriate! 

 Red flocking powder

Pink flocking powder

I included these photos to show you how bright the colours are! The powder is a bit messy to use, I wasn't too sure how to do it but I poured some into the lid, and then sprinkled it onto my nail. Expect mess, I'll tell you that. Other than that, it was a pretty quick and easy mani. A few of my friends have asked if its waterproof, so I thought I'd comment on it's not waterproof as such, it will get wet but then it dries again. It's not a long wearing thing though, gradually bits of the powder will fall off, but we all know that 3D nail art is always short lived! I'll probably remove it tonight, but I've really liked this mani :)

Did you do anything nice for Valentine's Day? I promise to not be too jealous! xx


  1. My boyfriend thinks it's a hallmark holiday but we usually still go out to dinner anyway! The powders look great :)

    1. It totally is a Hallmark holiday haha. Dinner sounds nice :)

  2. Gorgeous manicure, perfect for valentines! My boyfriend and I are not too big on v day, we spent the the better half of the day jet lagged in bed, and a few hours walking around the streets zombified lol

    1. Thanks Lily :) aww you poor thing! Looking forward to seeing your holiday pics :)

  3. Gorgeous! I don't even know how you'd start to put a manicure like that together!

    1. Haha I like to I have plenty of time to do these things :P

  4. me and hubby agree to celebrate it a day or two after
    1: no need to pay for bookings or other stupid charges
    2: chocolates are cheaper
    valentines day is just a day for us...

    1. Very clever idea! I agree, it isn't necessary to pick out just one day to express love :)


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