Yes, I bought this one for the name. I have a problem, ok? At least I like this one. And yes, I have bought ugly polishes that may or may not have awful formulas just because I liked the name and/or had (yes, had) to complete the collection (cough – OPI Who the Shrek Are You? – cough). But Vel-awesome Raptor is actually pretty “awesome.
Vel-awesome Raptor is from an indie brand called Two Birds (their Etsy shop is called Two Birds, One Store – how cute is that?). And it is a glitter topcoat – though you might be able to get it opaque eventually – made up of matte neon green and black micro glitter. I layered it over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. From a distance, it pretty much just looks like pale neon green polish with black flecks, but I kind of love the effect! The green glitter is a bit sheer, so it’s hard to see over darker colors.
You can purchase Two Birds nail polishes from their Etsy store. I’m (not so) patiently waiting for a restock of Sandcastles in the Sand – I love a good neutral holo!