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Flocked Nails. Yay or nay?


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#Post 1 of 19 OFFLINE   Dalylah

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

I have seen the flocked nail manicures for awhile. Basically you find a polish you like, buy flock that matches it and after you paint a coat on you quickly dip your nails in a small pile of flock. I actually sort of dismissed them until I saw the santa and cookie monster manicures. Those actually inspired me.  So what do you think? Have you tried it? Interested in it?

 

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The Santa nails are definitely my favorite. I like the idea of mixing this stuff with other textures. You can purchase flock in crafts stores and online.




#Post 2 of 19 OFFLINE   BrittneyMarie

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

Oh I wish I would have seen the Santa mani before Christmas! So cute! I've been wanting to try this!



#Post 3 of 19 ONLINE   zadidoll

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

It's cute but it would bug me due to the weight.



#Post 4 of 19 OFFLINE   beautymadn3ss

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

it's cute and I like the idea, but I would probably mess with it too much and ruin it D:



#Post 5 of 19 ONLINE   zadidoll

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

I started thinking... how does this hold up after washing your hands?



#Post 6 of 19 OFFLINE   Dalylah

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

Not sure. I searched and found this:

 

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I was shocked that when I gently (but thoroughly) washed my hands, the flocking didn’t just go down the drain. It actually adhered to my nail polish really well! It was so strange, though, because the fuzz was damp and turned a shade or two darker, just like a wet carpet.

It was a weird experience to have to carefully dry each of my nails. By patting it with a towel, the flocking dries back to the original look. When washing your hands, you shouldn’t scrub hard if you want this manicure to last. For this reason, it’s a far from practical nail look.

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It sounds like it would be a one day manicure for special days. You'd be ok as long as you didn't get into anything too stickey or use heavy cleaners.



#Post 7 of 19 OFFLINE   beautymadn3ss

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

Good point! I didn't really think about that O.O



#Post 8 of 19 OFFLINE   MissLindaJean

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

Cookie monster? How adorable! Very cute and creative, but not lasting or wearable for every day looks. It'd be fun to do nail art for specific looks or try an accent nail, buy I wouldn't be attempting this on every mani I gave myself lol. The Christmas one was a great idea, too!

#Post 9 of 19 OFFLINE   Shauna999

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

I'm really just not digging it...

#Post 10 of 19 OFFLINE   diana16

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

I liked the first picture but im sure they wouldnt last on me :P id spend all day messing with them, but id say it is a cute idea.



#Post 11 of 19 OFFLINE   TacomaGirl

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

Cute. I'd like to try it, but I wash and moisturize my hands several times a day. I don't think this sort of mani could withstand that.



#Post 12 of 19 OFFLINE   Playedinloops

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:43 AM

I only like the santa nails I feel like the rest are kind of tacky.



#Post 13 of 19 OFFLINE   KimberlyP

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

I could only do this for one day too. My cuticles get too dry and too fast. If I went over a day without lotion or oil, it wouldn't look pretty anymore. But, I would do it!
 



#Post 14 of 19 OFFLINE   KeepOnSingin

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

Personally, I think it's hideous...worse than the velour nails...



#Post 15 of 19 OFFLINE   lovelywhim

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

No.

 

...except for the cookie monster and Santa ones! If you do something like that, then it's cool.



#Post 16 of 19 OFFLINE   ItsMissMathers

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

      I think it's cute but I'd probably end up picking at it too much. :( 



#Post 17 of 19 OFFLINE   leah970

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

not for me. cookie monster is cute maybe for a kid but.....



#Post 18 of 19 OFFLINE   Dalylah

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

I know a lot of people would see this as a nuisance manicure but I just can't stop thinking of all of the stuff I could do with it. I have ideas for some easter nails either using the flock as grass under an egg gem or as a fuzzy bunny. Maybe use it to add some hair to a bride of frankenstein manicure I have been wanting to do for Halloween too. I guess I just loved textured stuff that I thought this was really neat. Also, despite being in my 30's I am very young at heart.



#Post 19 of 19 OFFLINE   Marj B

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

Nay! I wash my hands a lot and do dishes and put lotion on my hands. It would never last on me. I do like the Cookie Monster. That would be ok.....just one finger flocked. But all...no way.