Hello lovelies,

 

I'm so excited to be the first to show you the latest Models Own collection - Glitterball! Models Own introduces new collections regularly and it's about time we've had some new glitters for the holiday season! The glitterball collection is being released this Thursday, 17 November 2016.

 

The Glitterball collection consists of five holographic glitter shades in coloured jelly base. They can applied by themselves or layered over other nail polish or they can also be transformed into textured glitters similar to Zoya Magical Pixie or OPI Liquid Sands. So this collection is pretty versatile.

 

Let's have a look at the collection:

 

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

FORMULA

Formula was the same for the whole collection - it applied well and the glitter is medium to densely packed. You can get a nice coverage in the first coat but the colour (or nail) will be visible through (you can see one coat over different colours at the end).

 

The glitter is suspended in a clear or coloured base which affects it's opacity. The darker colours are almost opaque in two coats, the lighter shades like Fine Flicker and The Precious would need three coats for full opacity. They dry fast and textured/rough due to glitter so I would recommend 1-2 coats of thicker top coat for smooth and glossy finish.

 

BOTTLE & BRUSH

Each of the bottles has a limited edition silver cap with embeded silver glitter so the caps themselves feel textured. This colection has the popular flat tapered brush with rounded off bristles. I love this brush because it allowed me for more precise application and I didn't have to do ANY clean up on these swatches. I wish this brush was in all their polishes!

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICE

The Glitterball collection will be available at modelsownit.com and in their Bottle Shops from 17 November 2016 for £4.99 per bottle.

 

 

Fine Flicker - holographic glitter in a golden yellow jelly base. 2 coats and a thick layer of top coat.

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

Glitz n Glam - holographic glitter in dark turquoise blue jelly base. 2 coats and a thick layer of top coat.

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

Showbiz - holographic glitter in dark grey jelly base. 2 coats and a thick layer of top coat.

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

Tinsel Town - holographic glitter in rose pink jelly. 2 coats and a thick layer of top coat.

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

The Precious - silver holographic glitter in clear base. 2 coats and a thick layer of top coat.

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

How to transform Model Own Glitterball polishes into textured finish:

 

Step 1 - Paint your nails with base coat and one coat of the Glitterball polish

Step 2 - Apply a skin protector around nails (e.g. liquid latex)

Step 3 - Paint the glitterball polish on a makeup sponge and sponge it on the nail. Repeat until the nail is covered in glitter

 

You can leave it like this and have a textured finish which feels like a sand or you can apply two coats of topcoat to get a full coverage glitter with glossy finish. The glitter comes alive with topcoat and the sparkle is amazing!

 

 

Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches
Models Own Glitterball Collection & Instagram GIVEAWAY Announcement | Review & Swatches

 

 

Here's the list of colours I've used for the above layered looks (all polishes used were Models Own):

 

  1. Fine Flicker over Dare to Bare
  2. The Precious over Pink Icing
  3. Tinsel Town over Cashmere Rose
  4. Tinsel Town over Marquise Maroon
  5. Glitz n Glam over Powder Blue
  6. Glitz n Glam over Blue Glint
  7. Showbiz over Everyday grey
  8. The Precious over Emerald Black

 

 

THE COMPETITION

 

You can with one of 3 sets of the Glitterball collection right now on my Instagram thanks to Models Own who are donating the prize. Open to UK residents.

 

To enter: Head over to my Instagram page, follow @lucysstash & @modelsownofficial, repost the competition image and tag @modelsownofficial along with #GlitterballNails and that’s it! Good Luck!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*Polishes sent for review, no sponsored content

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Have you spotted the latest A England collection yet? It's called TENNYSON'S ROMANCE, it features five beautiful holographic shades and I can't wait to show them to you!

 

Adina Bodana, the creator behind this collection says:
 
The inspiration comes from the beautiful poem by Tennyson: The Beggar Maid about a king who fell in love at first sight with a beggar maid and married her. The colours are inspired by the extraordinary, sumptuous painting by Burne-Jones: King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. The common theme in both works is universal love and equality with humbleness in front of love and beauty.
 
The collection is composed of 5 holographic shades whose name are taken from the poem.
KING COPHETUA holographic blackened green delicately shimmering like a forest in the starlight
THE BEGGAR MAID complex hologram in medium warm grey with metallic sheen
ANGEL GRACE soft, delicate periwinkle hologram suffused  with lilac blush
IN ROBE AND CROWN dark lavish red garnet resplendent in its prismatic hologram light
SHALL BE MY QUEEN dazzling imperial red brimming with holographic particles
 
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches

 

Shall Be My Queen - rich raspberry red full of fine holographic particles. This beautiful red is the most feminine colour of the collection and my favourite. I'm a sucker for warm reds and purples and this one was like a dream. It applied beautifully and was opaque in two regular coats. It dried fast and glossy with minor streaks that disappeared after I applied a coat of topcoat. Absolutely love this shade!

A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches

 

Angel Grace - soft lilac purple full of fine holographic particles. Angel Grace is a bit cold for me but it's a very pretty and feminine shade nevertheless. The formula was nice to apply but little less pigmented than I'm used to with A England. It was opaque in two slightly thicker coats and I'm wearing topcoat as well. One thing I disliked about this polish was the smell. It has that little bit of the rotten eggs smell that some blue and purple polishes have sometimes. But I got over it, this pretty shade is worth it.

A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches

 

In Robe and Crown - warm eggplant purple full of fine holographic particles. I felt so chic when I wore this colour and almost wanted to say 'MEOW'! Such a cool and vampy colour! It looks very dark in the shade but you can clearly see it's purple if you look at the polish in the sun. The colour is lovely and warm but also dark and chic ♥ 

 

It was fully opaque in two thin coats, the pigmentation of this shade was excellent! It applied very easily and the finish was smooth but not completely glossy - a coat of topcoat solved that. In Robe and Crown is definitely my second favourite shade in this collection.

A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches

 

The Beggar Maid - dusty grey metallic with a hint of olive green and purple. This is a very complex shade that completely transforms when in direct sunlight. The holographic effect is quite subtle but visible in sunlight. The polish had good to apply formula opaque in two coats again. I'm wearing topcoat. 

A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches

 

King Cophetua - charcoal black base with a hint of forest green, packed with fine holographic particles. This colour is quite wearable because it's not a flat out black and it 'lights up' in the sun. It also had great and well-pigmented formula and I had no problems with this polish. I've applied topcoat to get super glossy finish and I love how this colour looked in the shade.

A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches
A England TENNYSON'S ROMANCE collection - Review & Swatches

 

I'm always looking forward to the next A England collection to see what new beautiful colours Adina will come up with. Tennyson's Romance collection gave me not one but two polishes that I absolutely adore - Shall Be My Queen and In Robe and Crown! I was impressed as always with the formula and gorgeous colours so it's thumbs up from me for this collection.

 

A England Tennyson's Romance collection is available at A England website for £11 each and at various international stocklists

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*Collection was sent for review; all opinions expressed are my honest opinions