As I said in my post on Sardonyx and Absinthe, the packaging for these polishes is so cute - they have colour-matching fuzzy velvet lids and the usual shape Models Own bottle. The polishes paint on really easily - they're quite thick, but not really gloopy and they do dry really quickly, which I always love in a polish. I went for two coats because I like bold colour and no transparency, but you could get away with one if you were pushed for time!
Amethyst is described as a royal purple. It is packed with tiny glitters - different purples in different size glitters, with some big hexagonal glitter like in Absinthe - so when on the nail, the coverage is fantastic and has real depth. The polish dries matte and pretty smooth (though I wouldn't say completely). Because it's essentially a glitter polish, it's a bit of a mission to remove - I keep meaning to give the tin foil method a go!
I love the whole Velvet Goth Collection but this absolutely has to be one of my two favourites - it is a stunning bright purple colour and just so regal (the Romans would definitely have described it as Tyrian and the emperors would have been big fans of it). It looks particularly good with a glossy top coat (see the last photo) - which helps to smooth out the feel of the glitter, too.
With a glossy top coat
The Velvet Goth Collection is available for £5 each at the Models Own Bottleshops now, online from 2nd September at www.modelsownit.com, Boots from 4th September and Superdrug from 25th September.
Click on these links for the swatches of the rest of the Velvet Goth Collection: Sardonyx (red), Valerian (blue), Obsidian (black) and Absinthe (green).
Do you like the look of the Velvet Goths? Which one is your favourite?