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Friday, December 4, 2015

Challenge Your Nail Art: Christmas Trees


I had a couple of ideas for today's Challenge Your Nail Art prompt, but I kept coming back to the one that involved flocking powder, because I still had yet to try it out, and the green always reminded me of fuzzy trees :D  So here's the design I came up with!


I used a base of ILNP's "Cherry Luxe" from the brand new Holiday Collection - I just looooooove the flakie goodness of it!!  It's the *perfect* Christmas red!



After the base, I used striping tape to make the tree design, then put clear nail polish down with flocking powder on top.  I have an accent nail where I used white glitter instead of the flocking powder to represent those that have those gorgeous white Christmas trees in their homes :D  All the trees got a holographic glitter star topper ^_^




I'm not too displeased with this mani, though my pinky looks super wonky - I tried pressing my finger into the flocking powder first, and found it clumped like a mofo.  I used a dry brush and dabbed it on the other nails and got a much better effect.  I'm definitely not opposed to playing with flocking powder again in the future!

What do you think of this design?  Have you had any experience with flocking powder?  Let me know in the comments, and be sure to check out the other fantastic designs for this challenge through the inlinkz below!

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23 comments:

  1. This is entirely too much fun! I don't know if I could keep a flocking mani on my nails without messing with it, but I love everything about this.

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    1. Yeah...they didn't stay on long lol The powder came off very quickly!

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    1. Right?! And I usually don't go for reds!!

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  3. Great mani! I've used green flocking powder once, to represent grass. I didn't like the way it wore :(

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    1. It's super wonky!! I'd give it a shot again, but not for anything long term.

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  4. That's amazing, the result is really stunning. I really enjoy your mani :)

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  5. Ooooh so cool you used flocking powder for this look!

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  6. Such a perfect mani! Merry Christmas!

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  7. I love how you did the trees, super unique!

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  8. Oh my word... that ILNP! Also, flocking powder looks perfect for this :)

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  9. These look awesome!! The base polish you used is gorgeous too!

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  10. The red is fabulous! I've never tried playing around with flocking powder before. It does have a pretty neat effect!

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  11. That's a lot of Christmas fun on your nails!

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  12. I love how unique this is and totally cute as well!

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  13. Oh my, that red!!!! I also love that you used flocking powder for your trees- super cute!

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  14. Ooh! Great look, I especially like the accent nail!

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  15. Ahhhhh!!!! I love the flocking!!!!!! <3

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