April 18, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Fuzzy & Beaded Blue Texture Patchwork Nails


I've had a tiny box of flocking powder in my special nail art supply drawer for forever! I just could never think of a great, creative way to use it so it sat there, staring up at me whenever I needed rhinestones or stamping polishes. Just waiting in its wrapper, hoping for a day I would finally make use of its fluffy little particles. SO since it's The Digit-al Dozen time and our theme is 'texture' I figured now is the very best time to finally bring out the flocking powder! And then some :D 

The Digit-al Dozen: Fuzzy & Beaded Blue Texture Patchwork Nails | Manicurity

The Digit-al Dozen: Fuzzy & Beaded Blue Texture Patchwork Nails | Manicurity

The Digit-al Dozen: Fuzzy & Beaded Blue Texture Patchwork Nails | Manicurity

The Design

I am not a fan of tape manicures when I do them; I much prefer to look at other people's tape manicures and nod my head in agreement and delight at the wonders they can create. Frankly I'm just impatient. BUT I thought that flocking powder would make for a great manicure because I figured it was a great way to show off the change in texture. And no tape mani design is as elegant and classic to me as the Chloe's Nails Patchwork mani!! 

The Digit-al Dozen: Fuzzy & Beaded Blue Texture Patchwork Nails | Manicurity

The Digit-al Dozen: Fuzzy & Beaded Blue Texture Patchwork Nails | Manicurity

The Polishes + Supplies

For this manicure I used three polish colors and two different texture-y embellishments. I painted two coats of Pure Ice French Kiss as my base color on all nails. For the other shades of my triangles I used China Glaze Bahamian Escape (light blue) and Cult Nails Tempest (white creme). I layered my blue flocking powder over CG Bahamian Escape and the clear caviar beads with a pearly finish over the white. Michaels craft store is my favey place for half-priced ridiculous scrapbooking-turned-nail-art supplies :D

Now don't forget to check out the other manicures for today below!!



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16 comments:

  1. These turned out amazing! I love the different textures on each section of the nails here. Must have taken some time to do but the results turned out so good.

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    1. Thank you Lisa!! It was a little like doing the tape mani twice, but totally worth it. The flocked parts were so fluffy ^.^

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  2. Dang girl! Amazing! The beads remind me of bubbles! :)

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    1. Oh my gosh yes! Now whenever I look at this mani that's totally what I see :D

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  3. My flocking powder does the same to me. Fab mani!

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    1. LOL Vic! Glad to know I'm not alone! Thanks :)

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  4. I haven't seen anyone do pearls yet! So cool!

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    1. Thanks so much Anne! I like doing 'caviar' beads, but they don't usually stay on for very long :p

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  5. you're quite brave to take on microbeads AND flocking powder in one mani! that would have broken my will.

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    1. I figured I should end the week with a bang ;) Thanks Missy!

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  6. This is really a fun mani. I like it a lot!!
    and I'm not trying to point fingers or anything but I did the same mani a while ago.
    http://superficiallycolorful.com/2013/10/33-days-challenge-day-6-texture.html

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    1. Thanks Jin! The triangle patchwork tape mani is such a classic nail art design I'm not surprised to hear that we did a similar mani :D

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    2. LOL sure thing!!! The funny part is we both combined the beads and flock in the same mani without even knowing each other! =D

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    3. Well you know the saying - great minds think alike!! Your's was sooo much more time efficient than mine was, too!

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  7. I love the colors you used here!

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    1. Thanks so much Emily! It's like a deconstructed blue ombre :p

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