This fall, several designers caught George Costanza’s fever for velvet. Think Gucciâ€™sÂ Fall 2012 collection or Comme des GarÃ§ons to-die-for velvet blouses. Then, forÂ Ruffianâ€™s fall 2012 show, Keri Blair for MAC created custom velvet nails for the models,Â and it wasnâ€™t long until the trend caught on. Now, thanks to nail brands like CiatÃ© youÂ can create your own luxe coated nails at home. Introducing the newest nail sensation,Â the Velvet Manicure.
Eager to see what all the fuss was about, I tried out CiatÃ©â€™s version from Sephora. WithÂ itâ€™s box claiming to â€œbring decadent luxury to my fingertipsâ€ I was overly anxious to giveÂ it a shot so I bought the kit in Blue Suede. I admit I was nervous, having flashbacks of past failed craft projects, but the instructions turned out to be very easy to follow. The kitÂ also included everything I needed: nail polish, the crushed velvet powder, a little blackÂ brush, and a clear plastic tray.
Basically once you paint your nails, you then sprinkle a generous amount of velvet ontoÂ each wet nail, and sweep away the excess with the brush. Easy enough! This took me aÂ little under ten minutes, but I am no perfectionist when it comes to my nails. Sandra
from the Black Pearl Blog did a wicked white version of the manicure that Iâ€™m crazyÂ jealous of. She should call it the Chicago manicure since her velvet ended up lookingÂ like snow!
Although I rock a few bold pieces every now and then, Iâ€™m thinking this was a safe wayÂ for me to jump into the trend then say velvet pants? What do you think?! Love or HateÂ Velvet Nails?