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

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?! 😀

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 – 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 😀 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 😉

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

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