Born Pretty Store Review: Red Flocking Powder

I got past hump day! Woot! Tomorrow is Thursday which means that the weekend is upon us again. I’m probably going to have another swatch-a-thon and get my posts all lined up for the week. It’s just so much easier to do that than to try to do individual posts each night. I really admire all my fellow bloggers who work (or go to school–or both!!), have time to post almost every day and still follow up with other blogs. I am so bummed that I don’t have enough time sometimes to visit my favorite blogs daily to comment and support them. I am going to have a lot of catching up to do this weekend! One of the manis that I worked on over the weekend is this velvet man that I’m going to share with you today. I was super excited to get the opportunity to review the red flocking powder from the Born Pretty Store because I had been wanting to do a velvet mani for ages. Let me show you how it turned out.

Born Pretty Store Red Flocking Powder

This is the bottle of red flocking powder. It’s a very generous size!


These are the three products I used to do my velvet mani.

Jessica Velvet Fantasy

As my base color, I decided to use my favorite bright red: Velvet Fantasy from the Jessica Glamarama Holiday Collection. This red is perfection in a bottle. It’s the absolute most perfect one-coater!

Velvet Mani Red Flocking Powder Born Pretty Store


Now, this is what my mani looked like after I applied the red flocking powder. Let me tell you that it was definitely messier than I anticipated because the red flocking powder will get EVERYWHERE if you are not careful.  I think that the most important step of applying the flocking powder is that you make sure that the top coat is still  fairly wet or else the powder won’t stick. Because of that, you have to do one nail at a time.  To tell you the truth, I love how this looks way more than I thought I would, but it’s not a manicure that you can wear for long. I wore it for a few hours and then I had to do dishes and stuff so that didn’t work out so well. It’s a “going out” mani that you can wear for the night if you’re not going to be doing anything crazy with your hands.

Velvet manis may be old news to you, but this look is 100% new to my nails and I’m super happy that I finally got to try it out. If you’re interested in getting some flocking powder from the Born Pretty Store, you can click here and see all the different colors that they offer. Don’t forget that if you use my discount code, JGL91,  you will get a 10% discount off your purchase. If you head over to the Born Pretty Store, make sure to look around because it is a nail art heaven.

Let me know what you think about velvet manis. Would you wear it? Have you tried it out before? Thanks for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.



Disclosure: The products featured in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR firm (except for the NYC Top Coat). For more information, please see my disclosure policy tab here.

11 thoughts on “Born Pretty Store Review: Red Flocking Powder

  1. 7 February, 2013 at 2:02 am

    I haven’t tried it yet but I’ve been wanting to. 😀 It gives the nails a cool effect. However I agree with you that it’s more of a few-hours-look than anything you’d wear for days. I mean, what happens if you go to the bathroom and want to clean the hands, the hair on the nails must get wet? Or should one use an hair dryer then? hahah 😀 Still, must try it one sometime! 😀
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    1. 8 February, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      You are totally right…this is not very practical but it is pretty and it’s worth a try just to be able to see what it’s like.
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  2. Cindi
    7 February, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I don’t care one bit for the dry flocked look. I much prefer the beautiful shine and glossy finish that your mani had before you added the powder. That red polish is beautiful on you just as it is.

    1. 8 February, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      This is just one of those things that I wanted to try but probably won’t want to do again. That red is definitely one of my favorite reds ever.
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  3. 7 February, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I’m up in the air about the flocking powder manis. Although I don’t wear my nails for longer than like a day, I still would be really annoyed when they’re all ruined after washing dishes or taking a shower or something. I did like that the polish was called red velvet and then here you did a velvet mani! These looks kinda cool, I just don’t think they’re for me.

    1. 8 February, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      They’re not for me now that I have tried it. haha. I actually might do them again if it’s something like a one night thing and it’s a special occasion or something. Otherwise, it’s a no!
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  4. AuttyW
    7 February, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I’ve been interested in flocking powders but honestly. I would wind up making too much of a mess then it’s worth. Knowing me, I would knock it over just like I’ve done with pigments. Hah. That red is bloody gorgeous though!!!

    1. 8 February, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      OMG…I totally did knock this thing over but luckily I had laid out some paper so I was able to just funnel the powder back in. That is the exact same reason why I won’t even mess with pigments. lol
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  5. 9 February, 2013 at 11:00 am

    LOL OMG I would make such a mess!! I like it, but I won’t try it because I would just make my apartment look like some sort of red fuzz explosion.
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  6. 10 February, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I know what you mean, i am so behind on so many blogs, i feel like i havent been to your blog in forever, makes me sad. Trying to catch up today!!
    I really love this mani, i still hVent tried this look yet, but i am totally loving it , loving the red!
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  7. Lesley
    1 March, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe the size of that jar!
    I haven’t tried out flocking powder. I’m not totally against it, but I’m also not super into it. I usually only do my nails once a week, so I need something with more staying power.
    Loving that red Jessica, though!

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