I haven’t been this excited about nail polishes maybe since Essie ‘Mint Candy Apple‘, or Illamasqua ‘Jo’Mima’. These shockingly bright nail shades from Models Own have literally just launched and I am absolutely obsessing over these garish, un-shamefully full-on neon colours. 5 shades in total, and have all been designed to enhance a tanned skin and are the ultimate nail collection for beach babes. For some paler-skinned ladies (and gents) this may be like ‘ewww but I don’t have a tan’ ..but you are allowed to wear these, nothing bad will happen to you except other girls on the tube will be totally jelly of DEM nails.
As soon as I got these, within about 10 minutes I already had ‘Shades‘ on my nails and ‘Flip Flops’ on my toes. The look really nice and bright as I had hoped and I haven’t taken either off since. I kind of wish I had the longer pointed nails to wear these brights but I think they look ok on my shorter nails too. I have my hen-do in Ibiza this summer and I’m already deliberating which shades to wear, they are nail-on-the-head holiday shades. I have 3 of the 5 shades and I am trotting to Superdrug as we speak to buy the other 2, I like them THAT much. [UPDATE: I drove all the way, my local Superdrug doesn’t stock them gaaaaaa] The other two shades look like a pink coral and then a more barbie blue/pink tone – swatches can be seen on London Beauty Queen.
The textures and finish of the polishes are a little bit different, with the pinks being a usual semi-gloss finish, but the yellows and greens are quite a matte formula. This doesn’t bother me as if you want more of a shine then just add a topcoat, alternatively if you want the pink ones to have more of a matte finish then Rimmel do a great clear mattifying topcoat.
As with all Models Own polishes I have tried, they last really well on the nails and just need a little top-up every few days. What do you think if these shades? Too bright and bold for you, or are you as excited and gibberish about these polishes as me?!