ANNY: Bloody Return & Models Own: Sardonyx

For the ‘vampy’ theme of the ‘The Never Ending Pile Challenge’ I picked Bloody Return by ANNY and Sardonyx by Models Own:anny - bloody return - models own - sardonyxBloody Return is a dark red crelly with a nice formula. I started with two coats and waited for it to dry completely. Then I used nailvinyls and added Sardonyx on the tips of my nails. I ended up liking the rubber-isch look of Bloody Return so I didn’t add top coat.anny - bloody return - models own - sardonyx1

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Models Own: Dove – Speckled Eggs

Models Own released their Speckled Eggs Collection a while back. The colors are perfect for Spring (and Summer), all soft/pastel hue’s packed with three sizes black hex glitter. This is three thin coats of Dove plus top coat:models own - doveIsn’t it lovely?! πŸ˜€

Until April 8th you can purchase 6 polishes for only 20,- at the Models Own website! Are you going to take advantage of this awesome deal?

Models Own – Beetlejuice Collection

mo - beetlejuice collectionLet’s take a look at the Beetlejuice Collection by Models Own.Β I can’t believe that this collection has been laying around in my stash untried for months!Β mo - beetlejuice Continue reading

Models Own – Splash Collection

Happy Friday!

Today I have the Splash Collection by Models Own to show you:
mo splashThis collection consists of five sheer shades with flakies πŸ˜€ You all know I’m a huge fan of flakies, so I was very excited when this collection came out. Honestly, the formula of these is not a pleasure to work with. It’s kind off thick and gloopy. The flakies are stubborn and have a tendency to stick out, even with a generous coat of top coat. Also, the base colors seem so pretty, but are extremely sheer on there own.

That said, on to the swatches!

My camera couldn’t get Pink Paradise captured as how it looks in real life. Here it looks like there are small strips of glitter in the formula, but they just aren’t there. Also, it looks like I’ve done a gradient on the nails of my ring finger and pinky. Look at the difference in color! Sorry guys! Check out Eeeek!’s swatch here for a more color accurate pic.
This is one coat over Kiss Me On My Tulips by OPI.mo pink paradiseThis is one coat of Aqua Splash over Pool girl by ANNY:mo aqua splashMermaid Tears is my favorite from these five. I think that’s because of the purple/teal blue shifting flakies. Shown here is one coat over Snow revolution by ANNY:mo mermaid tearsAnd here is one coat of Golden Shore over A Roll In The Hague by OPI:mo golden shoreLast but not least Red Sea, shown here over Woman in red by ANNY:mo red seaOverall, I’m a bit disappointed by this collection. I like the color shifting flakies, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that I feel like the formulation of these is a big bummer 😦 Maybe I’m spoiled by Nfu Oh’s fantastic flakies. So, I think I’ll stick to them πŸ˜‰

How do you feel about these? Have you tried them?

You can buy them online at the Models Own website for Β£5.00 each or Β£20.00 for the entire collection. They ship internationally!

Models Own – Ice Neon

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* models own ice neonAccording 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”.models own ice neon bottles 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 πŸ˜‰
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!models own pink punch - ice neonLuis Lemon, the brightest neon yellow I’ve seen so far! Amazing!models own luis lemon - ice neonThe 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. models own pukka purple - ice neonAs 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!models own toxic apple - ice neonThe hot pink neon hue from this collection is called Bubblegum. In one word: love!models own bubblegum - ice neonWhat do you think of this collection? Which one(s) is/are your favorites?

Models Own – Fruit Pastel Collection

Models Own has recently released their Fruit Pastel Collection:models own fruit pastel1
This collection consists of five pastel shades that are scented!

The formula of all of these is a dream to work with. The application went smooth and easy. It was a bit streaky but it leveled out very nicely to a smooth finish. They need two coats to get full opacity. Thumbs up for that! If you love pastels -like I do- then this collection needs to be added to your stash! You won’t regret it, believe me.

Of course I was very curious about the whole ‘scented thing’. They all have a very nice subtle smell. And even with top coat the smell is still present. It’s not overwhelming at all but it’s very subtle. I love it!models own fruit pastelAll swatches have a base coat, two coats of color and a top coat.

Apple Piemodels own apple pie
Banana Splitmodels own banana split

Blueberry Muffinmodels own blueberry muffin

Strawberry Tartmodels own strawberry tart
Grape Juicemodels own grape juice

What do you think about this collection?

I purchased these at the website of Boozyshop. I just checked and saw that they’re currently out of stock. But you can get them at Pretty Polish too! πŸ˜€

Ps.: Models Own also released their Ice Neon Collection. Do you have (any of) that collection? I’m lemming over them and love to know if they are as pretty as I think they are πŸ˜‰ Please let me know!

Thanks for watching! Keep on painting πŸ™‚