Nail Ideas: Baby Penguin!

I simply must apologize for not posting for the whole of the week again! I had some swatches done last weekend but didn't have the time to watermark them and blog.

To make up for it, I decided to do a quick nail art design for today's post!

A fuzzy baby penguin with some grey flocking powder from Born Pretty Store! Urgh I wish I could cuddle it properly!!

I was inspired to do some penguin nails after receiving this flocking powder set in my mail:

Flocking Powder Set

First, I painted my nails with two coats of Misa's Grey Matters. Then, using the pair of tweezers, I placed some flocking powder over my ring fingernail when the polish is still wet. I took care to make sure every inch of my nail is covered and patted it down gently with the flat side of the tweezer. I waited a short while before using the brush to carefully sweep away the excess powder from my nails. That should give you a nice fuzzy nail.

Then, I went on to paint the details with black and white acrylic paint using a small nail art brush. Of course, I regretted it almost immediately after that. I had a shower and, to my horror, my penguin was gone!! :c The flocking powder stayed flawless on my nail but the details done with acrylic paint were washed away. You can be sure I will be sure to use polish for the details next time!

Some pointers on using the flocking powder...

  • Try to get the flocking powder to cover the entire nail. It will be hard to cover up the bald patches after that. 
  • Choose a base color that is close to the color of the flocking powder so bald patches will not be so obvious.
  • It is easier to use the powder over a regular polish rather than a quick-dry topcoat - the coverage is better and more even because you have more time to pat the powder down onto your nail.
  • Yup, it is ok to get the nails wet. The flocking powder will be damp but it dries fairly quickly and your nails will be back to their fuzzy self in no time at all.

You can find the grey flocking powder (Item ID: 4480) at the Born Pretty Store here. They have a wide range of nail products and provide free worldwide shipping! Feel free to quote "HDL91" for a 10% discount when you checkout:


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  1. Ok, that is probably the most adorable thing I have seen in a month or two. Now I got to have the grey fuzzy thing. Penguin, how awesome, come on.

  2. You more than made up for being away, this manicure is freaking ADORABLE! I was dead-set against flocking powder... but recently (thanks to you and another blogger) it's growing on me... what a creative way to use it! :)

  3. OMG, that is so cute! I don't think I'll be able to wear textured nail polish myself, but what a creative manicure! :)

  4. So cute!! Its a shame that it got washed off in the shower!

  5. AAAAAH this is so so cuuuute ♥!

  6. This turned out suuuper cute! Love it!

  7. ARGGGH!!! I adore this so hard! So, so cute!

  8. This is so adorable! I'm dying it's so cute!!

    Sam ~

  9. I can't believe how utterly adorable this nail art it! What a fantastic idea!!!

  10. Thank you Camila dear! I didn't think I would like it as much as I do! I can't stop touching the fuzz hahah! :P

  11. Thank you! I was so angry with myself for forgetting to use polish instead of acrylic paint :P

  12. Heehee thank you Jamie!! *blushes* <3

  13. Completely adorable!

  14. This is the best penguin manicure I've ever seen! And what a clever way to use flocking powder! Happy Penguin Day! :-)

  15. Lol! Thanks!

  16. Thank you Lani! I'm glad you like it! :D
    p.s. I never knew there was a Penguin Day! D: Happy belated Penguin Day to you too! ;)