Sunday, 18 November 2012

31DC2012: Day 22 Inspired by a Song

Day 22's nails have to be inspired by a song and I struggled for a long time to come up with an idea. In the end, I just put my MP3 player on shuffle and waited for inspiration to strike. When Lana Del Rey's Blue Velvet came on I remembered this flock that I have from Born Pretty Store and knew it was meant to be!

Rie and Cris' nails for Day 22 of the challenge are very impressive! Go see!



I used one coat of NYC Water Street Blue* to my nails. Then, one by one, I added a second coat, waited about 30 seconds and dipped my nail in to the flocking powder. It comes with a really good brush that I used immediately after application to brush the excess back into the pot and it made very little mess. Because it's so fine, the bits that missed the pot just kind of blew away in to the air like dust! 

This powder is much finer and therefore way better than the stuff I used before and has even convinced me that a velvet manicure can be lovely when done right.



And here's the song that inspired the nails. Did you know the original version is by The Clovers from way back in 1950? You can hear that here. It's been covered by loads of people through the years but Ms Del Rey has managed to put her sombre, dreamy spin on it perfectly.


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42 comments :

  1. This is actually one of the first flocked nails i've seen that i've actually liked! Mind you, i'm always a sucker for blue x x x

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  2. this looks awesome!
    have a nice day ♥

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  3. Brilliant idea! I love flocked nails, can't wait to get my hands on some!

    Jazz x

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  4. Do you find yourself rubbing your nails constantly with the flocking powder on them? I feel like I wouldn't be able to leave them alone! I like this look on you :D

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  5. So cute nails! I really want to try that out on my nails! ♥

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  6. I never thought the blue velvet would look so beautiful! :)

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  7. Really nice, I tried it with purple velvet but that's better in blue.

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  8. This nails are most beautiful nails I've ever seen, I have to do it too!! :)

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  9. I love it. It looks like a blue teddy bear (:

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  10. this looks adorable!! makes me want one of those ciate sets lol

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  11. I'm not a huge fan of the fuzzy nails but this looks great

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  12. Usually don't like these kinds of nails, but I think you've convinced me I might need to try it!

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  13. I totally want to try these flocked nails!

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  14. Looks great! Going to tell my friend about it! :)

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  15. These are adorable, Sammy! I've seen different kits, with different results, but the BPS flock really does seem to look so much better. Especially this awesome blue!

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  16. These look adorable! I don't think I've ever used flocking powder!

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  17. Cute and fuzzy <3 How long does it stay on your nails? :)

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  18. Thats so awesome! Ive yet to try this! :D

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  19. What happens when you wash your hands?

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  20. Very cool but I'm still finding the whole velvet manicure thing a bit odd.

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  21. Can you get them wet? I like the look of it, but as an obsessive hand washer at work, I'm afraid it would be a waste of my effort if water would ruin it...

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  22. Beautiful beautiful nails :D Such a nice and tidy job!

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  23. they look so good I want to pet them!

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  24. I did blue velvet nails a few weeks ago too! Definitely convinced me that velvet mani's aren't all ugly :)

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  25. Wow, I didn't knew this existed. It's lovely and so neat. You work so fine, I love all your nailarts.

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  26. It's so pretty, it reminds me of the character from the 'monsters Inc.' movie <3

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    1. That's what I was thinking!!! haha :)

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  27. I love fluffy nails. Great inspiration!

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  28. I love it, and I ordinarily can't stand flocked nails.

    Super job, Sammy!

    Lisa

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  29. This post makes me want to give in to the flocking trend and finally try it!

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  30. Hmmmm, I see some winter sweater manis in my future!

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  31. im in love with her..every manicure i do is for her

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  32. Gorgeous as ever! You always take the most amazing pictures too x

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  33. these are sooooo coool! i wanna try them!!

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  34. Is that flocking powder like Ciatés velvet kit?

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  35. Wow. Never seen flocking before. I must say I kind of like this on you. Reminds me of a muppet. :D

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  36. Your application is sooooooo good!!! Even with glitters you have really clean, uniform edges. I can't imagine how you managed to do it with flocking powder too!

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