Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sally Hansen Velvet "Velour"

Hi guys!  Today's nail polish is Sally Hansen's Velvet in "Velour." Velvet is one of Sally Hansen's textured collections and based on the name it makes your nails slightly fuzzy like velvet.

"Velour" is a fun royal purple color.  Formula wise "Velour" was easy to apply and surprisingly could have been a one-coater!  I used two coats of polish per the directions on the bottle which said apply two thin coats of polish.  The texture was unique to say the least.  I expected it to be fuzzier or somewhat 3-D, but it wasn't.  Instead it looked more like a stippling effect and when "Velour" dried it had a matte finish.  Here's how it looked matte:

Since I didn't care for how the matte version of "Velour" looked so I decided to apply a shiny topcoat and see how it looked.  The topcoat I use is Orly's "Sec'N'Dry."  Here's how it turned out:

Overall I am slightly disappointed by Sally Hansen's "Velour."  While I like the color and I was curious about the Velvet texture it went downhill after that.  The texture was a let down and the unexpected matte finish took away from the color.  I did however, like how "Velour" looked after I applied the shiny topcoat.  Not sure how often I'll wear this nail polish but when I do I'll stick to adding a shiny topcoat.

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