From velvet minidresses (1990s-inspired, of course) to velvet leggings (in a bevy of hues), this rich fabric is on my holiday must list. But even if you’re not quite ready to go all-out with velvet, it’s easy to incorporate this plush, seasonal fabric in a subtler way – just check out the Ciaté “Berry Poncho” manicure below.
The polish is available at Sephora and includes step-by-step directions. But, if you ask me, this tutorial on Ciaté’s website is even better.
A few tips:
1. Paint each nail with two coats of polish. Immediately after adding the second coat, powder on the
velvet – it will hold to the polish much longer. 2. Put some velvet powder in the “catch-all” tray provided and roll each nail in it, making sure to coat the nail completely. 3. Place some paper towels underneath your manicure station, because that velvet dust will wander. 4. DO NOT DO YOUR MANI NEAR A FAN! (See wandering velvet dust, above.) 5. Get used to friends asking to pet your nails – it’s going to happen more than you’d think.
By Carolyn Schultz, Staff Writer
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