Nina Ultra Pro: Crushed Velvet Collection
|Product: Nina Crushed Velvet Collection, Limited Edition Nail Lacquer .5 oz|
|Retail Price: $3.49/ea|
|Buy it: Sally Beauty Stores|
Last week when I stopped by my favorite beauty store to pick up some nail gel, I stumbled across a sweet, limited edition collection from Nina Ultra Pro that caught my eye.
The Crushed Velvet Collection introduces six, hi-gloss metallic nail lacquers laced with stunning flecks of gold shimmer. For the most part, each color is well pigmented and has a foil-y metallic finish. With the exception of Vintage Velvet, all shades applied smooth with two coats.
Are you ready for some swatches?
Vintage Velvet - is a gorgeous green metallic with flecks of gold shimmer.
Velveteen Rabbit - is a mixture between a white gold and bronze metallic with flecks of gold shimmer.
Viva La Velvet - is a red metallic with with flecks of gold shimmer.
Velvet Underground - is a purple grape metallic with gold shimmer flecks.
Velvet Revolver was the only color from the collection that has a true metallic finish without flecks of gold shimmer. You'll notice in my swatches, the streak lines are more visible compared to the others.
Velvet Seas - is a blue green metallic with flecks of gold shimmer.
And for the Matte Edition starring Essie's Matte About You.
Overall, Great Collection for the metallic or foil lover. Nina Ultra Pro polishes are Big 3 free of toxic chemicals. Nice variety of colors, smooth application and reasonably priced for the budget savvy diva.
My favorites: Velveteen Rabbit, Velvet Seas, Velvet Underground and Vintage Velvet.
How do feel about Nina Ultra Pro polishes? What are some of your favorite colors from the collection?
Posted by Steph at 04:28:pm
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Niki said on Jan 21st, 2010 4:55 pm
Yes! I loved these. So neat. Loved your swatches! Your faves are mine, also. Haven't seen a new collection from "Nina" in a while - I generally like their polishes!
Tracy said on Jan 21st, 2010 5:29 pm
I bought the Vintage Velvet - and I LOOOVE it!!!! It looks a little more teal in this pic than it does on me - it just a really rich mossy green on me.
Sandy said on Jan 28th, 2010 5:13 pm
The ONLY one I didn't purchase was Velvet Revolver - onk! onk! Steph, you are killing my budget because your swatches are just so very good! Think I'll go home and do a mani in Vintage Velvet (I don't own anything close to it)so I can wear with my green warm sweater tomorrow - Thanks, Steph!