E.L.F. - Red Velvet

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!

In a recent conversation with two of my polish buddies, Crystal and Saira, I discovered that they both liked red polish, but had to be in the mood to wear it.  I was totally shocked, because I'm a total red lover and I can wear it anytime!  I think red is one of those classic nail polish colors that looks awesome on any skin tone.  So I told them it would be my job to make them become red lovers, heehee ;0).  Saira then promised she would try a red during the week and got Crystal on board.  So we decided to just post our reds on the same day.

For my red, I'm sharing Red Velvet by E.L.F. which I got from Target as a part of a holiday gift set.  The set came with 5 polishes and cost $5.  Of all of the polishes, the only I've used prior to this was Golden Goddess, one of my favorite glitters.

Red Velvet is a really pretty deep red shimmer that applied well.  It was fully opaque in two coats and had just the right consistency.  The only thing I wasn't too fond of was that it dried to a velvety finish.  It was weird for me.  I never had another polish dry that way.

In the pics below, I used Essie All in One Base and two coats of Red Velvet, no top coat.

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I then added OPI Excuse Moi as an accent nail and a coat of Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat.
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I really like Red Velvet, it's a lovely shade of red.  For me, it just needs a top coat for that shine. 

Don't forget to stop by my girlies' blogs to see what reds they chose, and most of all, if they liked them ;0).

Crystal: http://crystalscrazycombos.blogspot.com
Saira: http://sairas-blog.blogspot.com

What do you guys think of Red Velvet?  Are you a fan of red nail polish?
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30 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous on you! 5 for 5 what a bargain, enjoyed all the red posts too!

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  2. This looks gorgeous on you Marisa! Maybe I'm beginning to slow road to 'red conversion' ;)

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    1. Thanks Saira!!! Yayyy, I'm slowly winning you over, heehee ;0).

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  3. Red does look great on you. As you said, classic colour and so sexy! ;)

    The link to Crystal's blog shows the link to your blog instead.

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    1. Thanks so much Susan!! Red is awesome!! Thanks for letting me know about the link also. Oops! Fixed it now.

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  4. Ohhh this is very much like essie's swing velvet - but so much more red!! love it

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    1. Haven't seen Swing Velvet. I have to check that out.

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  5. I always love red on you!! This is so pretty! And I of course love the accent finger!! ;-) thanks for making me put on red!! I do like it ;-) hehe

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    1. Thanks Crystal!! Red looks great on you too ;0).

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  6. I really enjoy ELF polishes but HATEEEE the dry time. How was yours?

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    1. You're right. Dry time was slow. But I think using the SV helped.

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  7. This polish is stunning!! I love me a good red! :D

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  8. Stunning Marisa , I have both of these they look great together :D

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  9. Red is definitely one of those classy colors :) I'm loving this one on you!!

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  10. I love red too and this one is a beauty! I've only worn it as a pedi, but it's really awesome. Love the accent nail :)

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    1. Thanks Amanda!! I know you're a red girl too ;0)

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  11. I think red is a very hard color to wear because of the blue or orange undertones in it. Most reds look orange on me because of my cool-toned skin. I have to find blue-based reds. I'm sure most reds look great on you and this one does too and the shimmer is very pretty!

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  12. Holy red hotness! You know know how much I love reds and this is no exception! Looks fab on you- love the shimmer!

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  13. Did this last for you? When I've tried ELF polishes, they're chipped in 2 days max, even with a top coat. I haven't tried a base coat with them though.

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    1. I actually didn't wear this for more than two days, so I really can't speak to if it chips quickly or not. Sorry.

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