This palette really does remind me of a garden with its lush variety of green shades on the bottom. The top row features 4 peach-toned shades each with chunky glitter and a dark maroon with glitter as well. I especially appreciate the included maroon as its a shade that I'm lacking in my collection.
For the Secret Garden FOTD I used the top middle shade (pinky-peach w/ glitter), the bottom second from right shade (dark matte green), and the bottom right-most shade (frosty mint).
Velvet Rope has the most vibrant purples of any palette I own. They're blue-toned violets and also comes with a dark true navy, matte black, black with purple shimmer, a light frosty pink, and a violet pink.
I got this palette because I thought I would be a good, cheaper alternative to Urban Decay's Black palette. Both of these palettes have black shades concentrated with colored shimmer. I can't say whether or not it is, indeed, a substitute since I never got the UD one, but I can say this is a very unique palette. The shimmer turns all these blacks into different shades and makes it perfect for use with smoky looks using colors. You also get a bright electric teal and light frosty pink.
So that's it for Part 1, check out Part 2!