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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Models Own - Pastel Collection


I thought I would show you all the Models Own Pastel Collection this time.  I won these in their 30,000 likes giveaway that they recently ran on facebook.  When they hit 50,000 likes they are giving all facebook fans a code for 50% off on their website so if you like Models Own and are not already a fan on facebook, get over there now!!!  I think they are almost at the 50,000 likes, just a few more hundred to go and 50% discount is definately worth having.  I already have the products I want to buy in my basket, I'm just hoping the code isn't issued whilst I'm at work as I think there may be a huge response and items will sell out quickly!  Anyways, this is the pastel collection :


For once my camera has done a good job of capturing the colours!

I think that Models Own polishes are up there with the likes of OPI and Leighton Denny in terms of application.  I think that I could have got away with just one coat of all except the blue and teal, they were the only two that had a streaky first coat, and in terms of drying time, they dry super fast, even after two coats they were dry within a couple of minutes.  Much quicker than the above mentioned brands. Pastel shades are usually a right bitch to get an even application with, not these little beauties!  Best of all they only cost £5 each whereas OPI and LD are £10 - £11 each.  I also like this brand as they have sooo many different "fashion" shades and glitter polishes too!  I soooo love my glitter polishes and it's so hard here in the UK to find anything other than gold or silver if you're very lucky.  I know OPI have some lovely glitter polishes but Models Own have more!!  Oh and Nails inc have some gorgeous glitters too at the minute but they are also around the £11 mark.

This is my mani for the week, using the usual base and top coat along with the pink and lilac from this collection with just a tiny bit of sparkle courtesy of China Glaze!

Thanks for reading!  Have a good week and see you next time!

Julie x

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Pink Tips

Hello everyone

I've been a bit busy lately, no time for me which is pooh!  This is the design I wore last week so I thought I would put it up even though I have just changed it!

This mani is two coats of OPI's Makes Men Blush and Leighton Denny's My Fair Fuschia for the tips and then as I am queen of bling, lol, I used a coat of INM's Northern Lights Silver Hologram Top Coat for a little bit of sparkle before adding a little nail art.  INM is  a quick dry top coat with little holo glitters in it, you can barely see the sparkles when you paint it on but it is soooo very pretty when the light hits it, but it's not quick drying enough for me so I had to apply a coat of the wonderful Seche Vite after I had finished everything.  I don't know what I would do if Seche Vite ever became extinct!  I have yet to find anything that comes even a close second to it.

Hope you all have a lovely week

Julie xx