(Just Another) Mani Monday- Monster Nails!

Hey fellow polish monsters!

Today I have a fun look for Mani Monday!  These are what I’ve dubbed… Monster Nails!

I know many people have seen the ‘fuzzy’ nail look- the first I saw with this effect was The PolishAholic’s Fuzzy Nail Sweaters.  So I’m not really reinventing the wheel with this, but I added a fun twist (that I haven’t seen before, but you know how big the nail world is- it’s possible that it’s been done!)

First off, I gathered my supplies:

You can get Flocking Powder in any craft store, it will be by the scrapbooking supplies.  I think this container was maybe $2 on sale.  I also grabbed a polish that was close to the color of the flocking powder (this powder I actually bought for crafts, not nails, so I worked with what I had), some clear top coat, and googley eyes!

I picked Zoya Lara as my polish for this mani.  It’s actually the first time I’ve worn Lara… and it look great on me!  Cooler colors always work best with my skin tone.  It’s a plain, pretty medium pink cream.

Next up: flocking powder!

(15 minutes later) Sorry, took a writing break to stalk Dollish Polish over on Llarowe’s site.  I was successful in my venture!

Ok, so flocking powder!  There’s 2 different ‘tops’, one to pour and one to ‘sprinkle’.  I chose the sprinkling option, so my fuzziness was on the lighter side compared to many versions I’ve seen.  Working 1 nail at a time, I simply put a coat of fast dry topcoat on, and sprinkled flocking powder until the nail was covered.

This is a fun look :)  Because there wasn’t a ton on there, it wasn’t moving at all and there was no residual flaking.

Now onto the fun!

To add a neat twist on this, I decided to turn them into ‘monster’ nails- I love monsters, and that’s of course the theme of my blog and franken polishes :)

To do this, I just added a googly eye to each nail- that’s it!  I dabbed it with a bit of nail polish, and placed it on.

I won’t lie, this isn’t exactly… user friendly.  These particular googly eyes are thick, and popped up:

And they didn’t have the best of hold on there, though they weren’t falling off either.  For more wear, I would probably opt for nail glue.

My cat (Alex) thinks I’m crazy.  And was also annoyed I was getting in his way of the sunshine.

I always feel like… somebody’s watchin’ meeee…

So there it is!  A quick, easy fun look :)  This would be GREAT for Halloween!  See everyone tomorrow- I’ll be featuring 2 new Essie’s for Try It On Tuesday!

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10 responses

  1. Mal

    very cute! I love the googly eyes and that sweet kitty face!

    July 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

  2. Erin Hall Lewis

    This is so unbelievably awesome.

    July 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm

  3. Adventures in Polishland

    haha how cool is this?! I love the look on your cat’s face, too.

    July 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

  4. Oooh, I have some flocking in my craft stash…no googly eyes though. But I really like the texture!

    July 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

  5. Oh my goodness, this is so cute! I remember using googlie eyes when I was little!

    July 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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  7. That is just too cute! I’m going to have to try this!!

    July 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

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  9. I loved the googly eyes, and picked up some really teeny ones in my local craft store. (Just posted about them) With them being smaller they sat on the nail a lot better.

    July 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    • I agree! At the time I just used what I had (and I only had 5 at the bottom of the craft drawer, so it worked perfectly) but I’d love to at least do 2 eyes per nail next time. I loved your mani!

      July 29, 2012 at 1:38 am

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