I’m in Switzerland today on a work trip, so please do excuse the pre-prepared post 😉
Of course, for the trip I needed Grown-Up, Sensible Nails. So I spent some time this weekend swatching the Velvet Goth Box Set by Models Own to get the fun out of my system 😉
I’ll mostly let the pictures do the talking! This is all 2 coats, no top-coat. They aren’t ‘velvet’-effect in the same way as Zoya, for example, they are rather gelly polishes with a heavy dose of glitter and a semi-matte finish.
First of all – Absinthe. This is a pretty dark, foresty green. Some of the glitter is larger than the rest – though not very large, it adds a bit of interest to the texture
Amethyst is quite a warm purple, I seem to remember the actual gem being a cooler colour. Still, very pretty!
Obsidian is the only one I found a little difficult to apply. The glitter is silvery, but the black base was tricky, it kept balding as I put on the second layer, until I really ended up overloading the nail.
Sardonyx is a ruby red, it really reminds me of Ruby Pumps by China Glaze, but a textured version is nice too!
And this last one is my favourite!
Valerian is a bright indigo, jean-like blue. Very striking!
So Obsidian is the only one I struggled to apply a bit. They all dry quite fast, and I didn’t wear them for long, but they weren’t too hard to remove… No more than other glittery polishes, anyway!