We interrupt your regularly scheduled mani monday to bring you a very special Lady Gaga inspired DIY nail art creation.
While I don't think Judas is Lady Gaga's best video to date (Bad Romance is unbeatable in my book), I do think the beauty world can take a few little gems away from the creative direction and styling. The one thing that caught my attention right off the bat was her amazing long, embellished velveted nails. Now, 99.9% of people could not function properly with 2 inch nails covered in velvet and adorned with linking chains. I have simplified the concept to just textured, velveted nails.
• Zoya, Veruschka matte velvet nail polish
A dark green matte that dries quickly. The color doesn't matter as much as the finish. You don't really want to see glossy bits peaking out from under the velvet. If you don't use a matte, it's not the end of the world.
• Flocking material by Doodlebug Design Inc. I chose black, but it comes a wide range of colors and can be purchased at craft or scrabooking stores.
• A small bowl or ramekin with a wide opening
• Paper, for easy cleanup
• Fluffy makeup brush (optional) Be sure to wash it afterwards before using it again for makeup.
Do be aware that these nails will probably get messed up pretty quickly so they're great for a night out, but don't make it through showers very well. The flocking does come off easily with nail polish remover; you may need to use more cotton balls than usual.
Click through the gallery for step-by-step instructions.
Would you rock velvet nails?