It’s almost sad how much I like these fur nails lol. I know they’ve been around forever, Ciate Velvet Manicure is basically the same thing. Fur nails, velvet nails, tom-ae-to, tom-ah-to…
I chose MUA Fur Effects Nails, which comes in three other colours – Blue, Hot Pink and Baby Pink.
How it works is pretty simple: You apply a coat of nail varnish and whilst its still wet, you douse your nail in the fur, brush off the excess et voila you have the look. I was very impatient when I did this, no brush and sort of just dumped a ton of it on my nails, as you can see with this messy little situation below!
No topcoat needed – in fact avoid at all costs, it destroys the manicure.
I applied a base coat, then purple varnish. I was too excited to do this one neatly as I was concerned about getting the fur on before the nail varnish dried. I don’t think it will last long, but then again, I’ve only just done it. So I will update you on how long it lasted when I find out. UPDATE – It lasts 2 days at most. It loses its texture as time goes on, becoming flatter and losing colour intensity.
It’s a fun one and at the incredibly low price (£2), why not!
Despite turning out to be quite resilient, it takes some getting used to and there were a few scary moments:
Top Scary Moments
- The first time you wash your hands. You’re certain it’s going to wash off – but it doesn’t!
- Brushing you hand against clothing/fabric. There is a “drag” sensation which never occurs with glossy nails. Feels weird at first.
- Going to sleep, convinced that it wont be there in the morning – but happily it was