ROCK Velvet Manicure

As promised, here is my Nail Rock velvet manicure from my January Birchbox! I had been wanting to try a velvet manicure forever so I was super excited to find it in my box. Unfortunately the results were less than stellar. In it’s defense…this was my first attempt so maybe it would turn out better the next time. The directions seemed easy enough…apply two coats of polish and then dip your nails into the velvet. Well, what they don’t tell you is that the little pot of velvet is actually rock hard so the fuzz was only really sticking to the tips of my nails. Also, by the time I got to my pinky nail…the polish was even drier (which means even less velvet sticking). So in a last ditch effort, I pinched some out of the little pot and pressed it into the areas that were bare. Then I waited the recommended 20 minutes for dry time. But after I washed my hands to get all of the excess velvet off, it ended up looking like I had just painted my nails and gone to bed with them wet. So yeah…fail. Not sure I will take the time to give it another go but just goes to prove that trying new products via Birchbox is worth the $10/mo subscription. On a positive note, I did love the color of the polish!


ROCK velvet manicure

5 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Emma Finlayson
    Jan 27, 2014 @ 8:20 am

    I HATE when the instructions seem so simple yet the application is a disaster. I had so many of these experiences!
    xo Emma

  2. Lisa Cushman
    Jan 27, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    I too was excited, but now I’m thinking “What a Mess!” as I’m not the most graceful. Good luck with round 2 and thanks for posting. =)

  3. leslie
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

    ha, i got that stuff to and was super excited to try it out but now not so much! and you are right it does look like you went to bed with wet nails;) thanks for the review

  4. mystilettolife
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 11:52 am

    Very fun style! If you like nail polish and subscription boxes, you’ll love my new service! Poshly Polished™! !

    Send me your email! I’d love to send you a box to review! : )

  5. Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

    Oh yikes! The pre-washing hands pic looks like Lorde’s Grammys mani! I’ve been dying to try the velvet mani so bad, maybe I’ll have better luck? Or we will both #NailFail together 🙂
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy