Some Valentine’s I go pink, some I go red…and I have a lovely combination of both for this year! It’s always about lips and nails for me on Valentine’s Day. This year, my choices for V-Day are Doll10 Lip Velvet and KBShimmer Such a Vlad-Ass nail polish.samples, affiliate links
Lip Velvet is an outstanding lip gloss that gives soft, velvety matte color to lips. I often struggle with matte lippies because they are so drying or else rather harsh looking so they make my thin lips look even more thin. However, I can honestly say that Lip Velvet is the most lovely and comfy matte I have ever used.
Lip Velvet applies just like a gloss with a texture like whipped mousse. It’s the kind you can apply without even looking in the mirror, knowing that it looks perfect. It also has the pigmentation of a lipstick so I always blot once after application for the perfect soft matte lips. The ingredients include something Doll 10 calls “DuraQuench IQ” which has lots of antioxidants that fight free radicals and give moisturized lips that are smooth, not full of wrinkles.
The two shades I think are perfect for V-Day are Love Pop, a soft red, and Devotion, pinky-peach. They are simply stunning shades that anyone can wear, and I love them both so much that sometimes I can’t choose so I alternate between the two all day. My only gripe about these lovelies is I wish they were longer lasting. They do wear off to an even light stain on lips, but they definitely don’t last the longer hours of a more traditional, drier matte lip gloss/stain.
I love how these two Lip Velvet shades go perfectly with my V-Day nails, KBShimmer Such a Vlad-Ass.
First of all, could there be a better name for this polish?? No way. KBShimmer never fails to crack me up with their spot-on polish names. I feel like a Vlad-Ass when I wear this absolutely gorgeous shiny blood-red cream.
I think this is the ideal red for Valentine’s Day inspired nails. Bold cream – no shimmer – and a blue-based red that says I can do ANYTHING. The consummate nail polish for a day celebrating love!
Lip Velvet Ingredients
Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Kaolin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Nylon-12, Cetyl Alcohol, Silica, Isostearyl Isostearate, Cetyl Behenate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Behenic Acid, Mica. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77491, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides).