Originally released in the Spring 2011 Precious Collection, Royal Velvet is a deep, plum/royal blue duochrome with blue shimmers.

Please ingore the broke nail on my pointer finger.

As much as I LOVE the color, I'm not too thrilled with the formula. Royal Velvet's formula runs thin, applies patchy, and requires three coats to even out any bald spots and achieve opacity. Also, this polish chips and/or peels after three days of wear. And, with all that written, I love the color enough to turn a blind eye on this problematic polish. What can I say? I'm a glutton for punishment :P

What are your problematic polish that you can't bear to part with?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.


  1. Interesting color. Neither do I like Orly. :(


  2. Love the holographic effect...I know what you mean...I love Butter London's Black Knight and No More Waity Katy but they chip so easily...even as top coats on top of other nail polish...but the glitter looks so amazing.

    1. I've been debating on getting No More Waity Katy, but I just can commit to it :P