Friday, 20 April 2012

New Models Own Polishes

After waiting with much anticipation for these babies, they finally arrived this morning!

L-R, Ibiza Mix, Indian Ocean and Tropical Sun

Ibiza Mix is from the new Hed Kandi collection which if I'm not mistaken, is made up of 5 polishes - 3 neons and 2 glitters. Ibiza mix is a clear base packed full of different sized glitters in so many different colours - mainly blue, green, gold and lilac. I haven't swatched this yet but will report back when I do as I'm pretty excited!

Indian Ocean is one of Models Own's new additions to the Beetlejuice collection. It's a light blue colour with a pink shimmer, and it is absolutely gorgeous. Be warned though, it is VERY sheer, and will require about 4-5 coats for full opacity. i find it best to layer it over a light purple or light blue. This is the only one of these polishes I have actually swatched so I will put that at the end of this post :)

Tropical Sun is another one from the Beetlejuice collection, and is an orangey, almost coral colour with flecks of tiny silver glitter. It is literally like summer in a bottle! The beetleuice collection was originally marketed I think as a collection of duochromes? Now, Indian Ocean and Tropical Sun aren't as much of a duochrome as the older beetlejuice collection and I technically wouldn't label these as duochromes but I suppose some might.

Now, I tried Indian Ocean this morning, and I can not stop staring at my nails! I think I'm in love.

This is a poor picture which doesn't do this polish justice at all, sorry. But this is 2 coats of Indian Ocean over 1 coat of 17 Lasting Fix in "Heart Beat" which is a baby blue colour. In terms of application, this polish was amazing. It applied smoothly and dried extremely quickly. The formula was quite runny but still easy to work with. The brush was also good, which is usual for Models Own polishes. The only negative thing about this is the sheerness of it. I personally hate layering tons of polish on my nails so would avoid trying to make it opaque on it's own. However, you could try this over a lilac or even coral, and actually I've seen some swatches online where this is over black, which also looks fab.

The colour overall is super pretty, summery and girly. I absolutely love it, and Models Own is fast becoming one of my favourite nail polish brands.
 What do you think? xx

Models Own is available at Boots and for £5.00 each.

DISCLAIMER: This post is in no way sponsored and I bought these products with my own money. It is simply my opinion and a true reflection of what I think of these products.


  1. So many great posts on the Models Own polishes, I have not tried them yet though...that might have to change :-)


  2. omgggg im so jealous, i've been dying to get indian ocean!!! it's sooo pretty :DD