Friday, 20 December 2013

Velvet Nails | Nail Rock Review


Hey girlie's!!!

I recently received my December Birchbox and within my box of goodies I got the Nail Rock, Nail Velvet in Burgundy!!!  I was super excited to see this in my box as textured nails and nail polishes seem to be everywhere at the moment and  Ive wanting to try velvet nail effects for what seems like forever, so I was really happy to finally get my hands on a good one to try out.

The nail velvet comes in 2 parts, a 10ml nail polish which acts as your base/glue and a 5g pot of the velvet. When it came to the application of the Velvet Nails it seemed simply enough when you read the box but it can be quite tricky and messy to begin with, here's how I apply mine....

1. Firstly you need to paint your nails with two coats of the nail polish, I found the nail polish dried super quick so bare that in mind when you apply your second coat as you need to move fast if you want your velvet to stick well.

2. Once you've applied your second coat you need to immediately dip/press your nail into the nail velvet, this is the tricky/messy part, as the pot of nail velvet is so small its hard to get your finger to bend in there and get a complete coating of the velvet onto your nail, I found the best way is to sprinkle a small pile of the nail velvet onto a piece of kitchen roll and press your nail into the velvet that way, trust me its the best way ha ha.

3. After your nail is covered in the velvet simply tap off the excess onto the kitchen towel and then repeat with the other nails, allow 15-20 minutes for your nails to dry completely.

4. Voila!!! You have a set of velvet nails that really do feel soft and furry ha ha.


I must admit the effect does feel very strange at first, I was worried that getting my nails wet would ruin the effect but it actually doesn't, the velvet does get wet but it dries back to normal. I never experienced the velvet shedding at all although it did attract any bits of fluff flying around which was slightly annoying. As for lasting power.... Its very disappointing, mine didn't even last me 2 days, also were I had been cooking, washing my hands, showering etc it really made the velvet effect look slightly shabby.

Overall I do think the Velvet Nail Effect is good and it certainly feels quirky and different but I think it's best used as an accent nail and not on all of your nails, I definitely think you would get more wear time that way.

Have you tried Velvet Effect Nails before??? What did you think???

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Hayley

19 comments:

  1. I LOVE velvet nails, I think it's such a cool unusual look! Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. It's defo unusual haha, takes a while to get used to aswell, but still qwerky!!!

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  2. I'd love to try this too. But, knowing me, I'd get the velvet powder everywhere.

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    1. Awww give it a go, just do what I do and use Kitchen towel, it saves on the mess xoxo

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  3. I have used Velvet nails before
    and love it
    Thanks For a great post

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  4. Oh wow it looks so pretty.. although I'm not sure I'd use it myself xx

    Gem // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. It sure is, ohhh give it a go Gemma you might like it xoxo

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  5. I got it in my box, in a dark blue and didnt like it at all :(

    Lucie // Fatbeautyx // My latest post ( Whats behind door number 21 in my Boots Beauty Advent Calender) // Vote for me in the #UKBA14

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    1. Ohhh dark blue... I dont think i'd like that either to be honest, the purples nice though xoxo

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  6. looks really fun and pretty, but not very practical for me!
    Thanks for the review!

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    1. Yeah i'd defo say Nail Velvet isnt very practical at all. Aww thank you xoxo

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  7. That stuff looks so cool! How long does the velvet last? x

    http://www.mappedoutblog.co.uk/

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    1. The lasting power was quite disspointing on me, it only lasted around 2-3 days but im constaltly doing housework, washing up and showering etc so it takes it toll on the velvet xoxo

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  8. i love this color! and such a fun and unique look for nails. thank you for sharing! i think i need to try this :)

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    1. Awww no problem hun, glad you liked it xoxo

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  9. This looks so cool !! Thank god you said about it I never heard of this stuff before. Great post doll!! x

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  10. I'm not personally a fan of this effect. I always think it looks a bit like you have fuzzy felts on your nails (I'm showing my age here if nobody actually knows what fuzzy felts are!) x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  11. How does this polish look without the velvet topcoat?

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