Long time no seen! I wish I could say “I’m back”, but I’m not. At all. These days I’m home alone, so I’m even more under pressure, and even though I’d love to, painting my nails just isn’t a priority. Boo :(
I have, however, had the chance to try out these new Velvet Texture polishes from Sally Hansen, before the hubs decided to make his escape and leave me with the little monkey boy.
This new range comes in various colours, and I’ve been lucky enough to try out four beautiful shades!
But – there’s five in this picture, you say… Yes, that’s because I was also sent one Luxe Lace effect polish, which I will present to you in another post :)
Nails as smooth as velvet
The Velvet Texture polishes promise to give you that smooth, velvety look that you usually need flocking powder to achieve, but without the fuzz. And I have to say, they don’t really live up to that promise. Obviously they can’t give you the same, soft feeling that the powder does, so basically they look like your nails do after the flocking powder comes off.
You know that feeling, right? You sprinkle on the powder, but after a few hours it’s gone, leaving bald spots with cottage cheese-like holes in your polish. That’s what you get here. That’s not necessarily a bad thing! Just not like flocking powder in my oppinion.
I’ll give you an overall review at the end of the post, but for now – let’s see some pictures!
First up is number 610 – Crushed, a beautiful mauve.
I used two coats for this picture. This number was quite sheer, the most sheer of them all, but two coats is still enough for full coverage. You can’t do with just one with this one.
Next we have number 670 – Lavish, a dark burgundy, almost oxblood red.
Here’s also two coats, but for this one you could get away with just one. It didn’t stain, but it did make my fingers look kinda red. You know, lobster hands. It’s a shame, because I adore this colour, but some dark reds just do this to my fingers.
Number 640 – Velour is a medium coloured purple.
Here’s also two coats, but I think you could get away with just one for this one as well. I think this is the one that looks the most like velvet on the nails, perhaps hence the name ;) I did some damage to my middle finger, which made it look a little lumpy :/ This is how I discovered that it takes quite some time for these polishes to dry.
Last, but not least, we have number 630 – Lush. I have a thing about brown and nudes, although they rarely suit me ;) I don’t care, I love this one anyway!
I used two coats, and you couldn’t get away with just one here. Here you can also see how it looks like if you don’t find that golden middle when applying your second coat, especially on the pinky.
My overall opinion
Although I’m a sucker for texture polish, I’m not diggin’ these. One of the things I love about textures is that they dry fast, so they’re my quick and easy to-go choice. These aren’t like that.
All of the polishes are easy to work with at the first layer. If you need more than one it can get a little tricky, though. The formula is quite fast drying, because they’re mattified, so you need to make a Goldie Locks-move and get just the right amount of polish on your brush for the second layer to go on smooth.
Besides drying time they’re easy to work with, since they come with a semi-wide brush.
Compared to other textures, the texture in these aren’t as gritty, which make them less fun to touch ;) On the plus side, that means they won’t pick up as much dirt as your regular textures (you know, you wear them for half a day and the pretty light green now looks like an army manicure…)
I do love the colours, especially Crushed and Velour.
The Velvet Texture polishes are available now at your local Sally Hansen pusher (which means Matas, Ulta etc.)
*** These products were sent to me in exchange for my honest review ***