From the first moment I saw the Ice Neon Collection by Models Own I knew I needed to have it. Thanks to Brijit from Brijit’s Digits, who generously picked up these babies from her trip to the UK for me, they are now part of my stash. Thanks so much girl! *mwah mwah* According to Models Own: “The only way to keep fluoro really bright is to KEEP IT COLD! We’ve packed this collection in specially-designed frosted bottles that you should keep refrigerated to protect the intense fluoro colour from fading. These on-trend neon shades bring summer alive with fluoro flavour, bold and bright”. First things first:
I have to say, I had a hard time capturing these colors on camera. I tried my very best to get the most color accurate pictures. Don’t mind the difference in color of my skintone. That’s what my camera does when it freaks out from all the brightness 😉
I started this swatching fest with the yellow one and discovered that the only way I could get an opaque, bright and color accurate finish is when I layer it over white undies. So, these swatches are all with a base coat, one sheer coat of white polish, two coats of color and NO top coat (unless otherwise mentioned).
Also, these all dry extremely quick. By that I mean, it dries while applying. Yes, that fast! I found that I get the best result by working fast and applying the polish ‘flowing’. Otherwise you’ll definitely get brush strokes. And let’s face it, nobody want that!
That said, get your sunglasses ready, because some of these may hurt your eyes!
Pink Punch, a medium neon pink hue with strong corally undertones. Great shade for Spring and Summer!Luis Lemon, the brightest neon yellow I’ve seen so far! Amazing!The only one that just refused to get color accurate on camera is Pukka Purple. In real life this is way more purple and brighter! Unlike the others from this collection, this don’t need white undies. This is so extremely pigmented that I believe it only requires one coat for full opacity without undies. Also, the formula is really thick, almost rubbery. Not the easiest one to work with. As the name says Toxic Apple is just toxic! My goodness, look at the brightness. If this wasn’t my own swatch, I believe it when someone told me this is a glow in the dark polish of which the picture is taken in the dark. This picture is, as usual, taken in daylight. For real! I totally love this!The hot pink neon hue from this collection is called Bubblegum. In one word: love!What do you think of this collection? Which one(s) is/are your favorites?