Have you seen our new story “Pastel Passion” with the infamous fuzzy nails? Fuzzy nails? Yes, you heard right! A fluffy, furry nail-do! Sounds strange but looks amazing. Chisato Yamamoto – our inventive manicurist created these soft beauties in 4 easy steps.
But first … how do you get furry nails? We used flocking powder – which is made up of masses of tiny fibres. The flocking powder adheres to an adhesive or sticky surface such as glue or nail polish. It is sold in small tubs and a little goes a long way. Alright, and now to the how-to!
You know the drill. In order to protect nails from staining and to create a smooth surface you need an undercoat – Chisato used the Essie nail polish cheekily named “First Base”. Let it dry for a minute or two and move on to the fun part!
Obviously, we looove pastels. But you can choose any colour in the spectrum – go crazy! Ideally chose a tone that will match the flocking powder you purchased. If you want to add some extra dimension you can go a shade lighter or darker. Apply one coat and you’re already half-way there.
Fluff without fuzz
Base coat – done! Colour – done! Okay great, one last coat of colour and here comes the flocking powder. Doing one nail at a time and while the colour is still drying dust a generous amount of flocking powder onto your nail. Chisato used tweezers to apply more precisely. Then just gently press it into the nail surface – and as Taylor Swift would say : “Shake it off, shake it off!”.
Almost done! To make sure everything looks nice and neat – we recommend to brush off any excess flocking powder with a wispy fan brush and clean the edges with a cotton bud drenched in nail polish remover. And look at that – you have fluffy nails ready to be THE conversation starter at any christmas party.