Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Flocked Nails Tutorial

You will need:

Nail polish of choice
Matching colour flocking (I found mine at Hobbycraft in the card making section, but I'm sure you can easily find it online too, try searching for "Fun Flock".
A little bowl or dish to catch the excess flocking (you only really need this is you don't want to waste it!)
♥ Nails (false or otherwise!)

Begin by painting the nails with one coat in your chosen colour. If you are doing this on real nails I would advise using a base coat. Then, doing each nail individually, paint on a second coat &...
...very quickly, pour lots of flocking over the top of the wet nail. You will need to be really quick, when I did this a second time on my real nails, some of the flocking came off because I wasn't quick enough putting it on & the polish was already drying. This is also why you will need to do one nail at a time :P
Shake off the excess flocking, & voila, you are done! Repeat for all your nails & you should end up with a manicure that looks a little like this:
Hope that helped some of you, see, I told you it was simple :)

Georgina

60 comments:

  1. This was so useful- thank you! :) They really do look like fairy dust, is flocking very expensive at Hobbycraft?

    Florrie x

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    1. I think I paid £5.99 for 6 pots of flocking (they came in a rainbow pack), so about £1 a pot, which isn't too bad. This was a few years back though. :) xx

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    2. Yay for multipacks of prettiness :) Thank you!

      Florrie x

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  2. omg those are gorgeous! definitely going to try this out!

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

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  3. Hi Georgina! I'm a new reader (after seeing Louise's Share the Love video) and I'm absolutely loving your blog :) I like the flocking look but am particularly intrigued by the design on your natural nail.. I've seen it before and definitely want to try it! Does it have a name and have you done a tutorial for it? So cute especially in pastel <3

    http://boscy.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey:)

      They are the heart nails, inspired by an Illamasqua shoot. did a little post about them ages ago when I first did them(http://www.cupcakesclothes.com/2011/02/happy-valentines-day.html), but I haven't done a tutorial for them. Might do soon though, if people are interested!

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    2. Thanks so much :) Would LOVE to see a tutorial.. I think it's so pretty xx

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  4. it looks amazing! i didn't realise it would be so simple to do xx

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  5. Just found your blog via wiwt! Love the nails! Such a good idea :) looks magical!
    x
    Angie
    sundaybelle.com

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  6. So pretty! I need to try this out :D

    http://juffielovesstyles.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love these so much Georgina, I've actually wanted to flock my nails for years but never quite got around to it. I had an obsession with flocking for a whole year of art college and went about flocking everything :P I used to find it would look better if I applied the flocking from a squeeze bottle instead of just pouring it on, I don't know if it makes much difference on such a small area like the nails as yours look fine, but it might be worth a try :)

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    1. Thanks Lillian, that's a great tip, I will definitely try it out!

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  8. What a creative idea! I am definetely gonna try it!

    Please follow me if you want to, I already follow you :)

    http://stories-of-a-student.blogspot.com/

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  9. great idea! thanks for sharing, your nails look really cute :)

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  10. I love flocked nails! They remind me of those old Easter cards with the fuzzy bunnies and chickens on them...can't stop petting them! So soft and cute.

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  11. The pastel color and fuzziness reminds me of those old fashioned Easter cards with the baby bunnies and chickens on them...I couldn't stop petting them as a kid, they were so soft and cute. Total nostalgia cute candy overload. Love it.

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  12. I love it! I really want to give it a go sometime

    xx Emily

    http://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com/

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  13. your nails look like they came straight from a faerie tale :)

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  14. So sweeeet! I'd like to taste it :-P

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  15. Oh that's gorgeous! I didn't realise how easy that was! Thanks for the tutorial.

    dp
    x

    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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  16. Thank you so much for the tutorial! Lovely nails =) X

    http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

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  17. This is really cute. Going to have to try this soon.

    I was wondering where you got the nails you painted on though? I've been searching for something similar for awhile now, but can't for the life of me find anything local or online where the false nails aren't loose, which are far too hard for me to paint on nicely.

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  18. This is really cute. I'm going to have to try this soon.

    I was wondering where you got your false nails from though. I have been looking in beauty shops when I happen to pass one and online, but can't find any that aren't sold in gigantic bulk options or loose (which I would imagine is hard to hold and paint nicely).

    Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. I got them on eBay. I spent forever searching for ones on a fishbone too, so I feel your pain!

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    2. Could you post a link to where you get yours on eBay? I still can't find them.

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    3. Just checked, this was the shop I got mine from : http://stores.ebay.co.uk/shop4femmestore. They aren't all shown in the main picture as on a fishbone, but if you look in the listing they are. I think this is the case for a lot of the nails on eBay, which is why they seem so hard to find.

      Hope that helps anyway x

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  19. This is so cute. I'll have to try it out.
    -Lisa

    meetmeinthecity-lisa.blogspot.com

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  20. i've never heard of flocking fiber before this! gorgeous nails <3 what nail polish color did you use?

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    1. Thank you:) The colour is called Babydoll, it came in a Glossybox a while back!

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  21. Ooh this looks really lovely!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  22. Wow, this looks great!! I totally love the result!!:D

    Stop by some time:D

    xxx

    Mia's Little Corner

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  23. I really really love this, it´s not the same as usual but so cute :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  24. that's so cute!
    ever since you posted the photo of your nails i've been like, "how did she do that! i need a tutorial!" so thank you for making one! can't wait to try this! :) xxx

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  25. Wow I looooove these! Will deffo be giving it a go, thanks for sharing! x

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  26. Absolutely beautiful. I can't find the flocking anywhere online though :(

    PS. I am your new follower. Your blog is amazing. You are such an inspirational and talented person xxx

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    1. If you are in the UK, this site seems to have lots of colours: http://www.glittermonster.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=224&sort=20a&page=1

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  27. oh really amazing:)) it´s like star dust :)

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  28. Hi Georgina,
    I love it, I was inspired by you today in my blog.

    Esmaltoterapia

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  29. So cute! They look like candy floss nails!

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  30. for the fake nails, what type of glue do you use to keep them on?

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    1. I use nail glue if I want them to stay on for a while, or double side tape/nail tape if I only want them on for a few hours :)

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  31. Hi I just had to write. I have seen a lot of these manicues, but have to say I luuuurve your version. The colour is just perfect. So elegant. X tfs.

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  32. Wow! this is so cool! I've never seen flocked nails before. It looks really pretty! I love your style by the way! :)

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  33. Olá Georgina.
    Nossa estive olhando suas fotos - garota como vc é criativa amei cor do seu cabelo ,seu Blog é lindo!

    Natália (BRASIL)

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  34. Olá Georgina.
    Nossa estive olhando suas fotos - garota como vc é criativa amei cor do seu cabelo ,seu Blog é lindo!

    Natália (BRASIL)

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  35. Georgina,thanks for tutorial,it is very beautiful.
    I tried to do so, and I got my nails are fluffy.
    ^^

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  36. Thanks, but I have a question.. Do you post anymore I can't find any new ones..

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