Hello lovelies,

 

I've recently bought Dance Legend AQUA genetic which is supposed to be a base coat for holographic polishes BUT I know that it can be used as topcoat over nail foils! So obviously I've had to try it straight away...

 

I went with a very simple abstract design where I've layered four nail foil colours over Models Own Gumballs.

Foiled Nails with Models Own Gumballs - Abstract Nail Art Design
Foiled Nails with Models Own Gumballs - Abstract Nail Art Design
Foiled Nails with Models Own Gumballs - Abstract Nail Art Design
Foiled Nails with Models Own Gumballs - Abstract Nail Art Design
Foiled Nails with Models Own Gumballs - Abstract Nail Art Design

 

 

I'm quite happy with the look, these abstract and colourful mixes look very cool and there isn't easier mani to do with foils than this one. The Dance Legend AQUA genetic (I bought mine at Rainbow Connection) worked brilliant as a topcoat. It didn't crinkle the foils nor did it stripped the colour. I am yet to try some other holo bases like FNUG and Picture Polish but I'm already over the moon that this one works perfectly! If you would like to see some nail foil tutorials, I've done one here and some here.

 

And just to remind you - The voting for Cosmo blog awards is open only till the end of August! I would be very grateful if you would find few minutes and give me your vote in this year's Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. I'm in the very first category - Best Established Beauty Blog (Lucy's Stash of course) ;) You can or don't have to vote in each category, you can just keep pressing the next button to get to the end. Also you don't have to live in UK to vote. Thank you SOOO MUCH! xx Please vote here!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

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Hello lovelies,

 

As you might know, Models Own have released a new Sweet Shop collection that features 5 new shades. All of them are called after a type of sweet/candy and they also smell like them! Yes, the polishes are scented and smell really yummy! I have been sent Liquorice, Fizzy Cola Bottles and Gumballs (and a bag of sweets - thank you xx) so below are my swatches and reviews:

Models Own Sweet Shop Collection Polishes - Review & Swatches

 


Gumballs - medium pink creme with a sweet gumball scent. Be careful not to attracts bees and wasps, this one smell nice and sweet <3 I've applied two thicker coats but three regular ones might be better. I would have liked the polish to be a bit better pigmented but two coats will still be enough. The formula was easy to apply and I'm wearing a topcoat as well.

Models Own Sweet Shop Collection Polishes - Review &amp; Swatches
Models Own Sweet Shop Collection Polishes - Review &amp; Swatches

 


 

Fizzy Cola Bottles - muted brown with gold particles and cola scent. I was sniffing my nails all the time, I love that smell! The formula was a bit thicker so I've applied two regular coats which provided full coverage. There are gold particles in the polish which make the surface a bit gritty so topcoat is necessary.

Models Own Sweet Shop Collection Polishes - Review &amp; Swatches
Models Own Sweet Shop Collection Polishes - Review &amp; Swatches

 

 

Liquorice – black creme with liquorice scent.  I'm not a fan of liquorice, I don't eat it but the scent is spot on. The polish itself has lower pigmentation so I've applied three coats to get full opacity. It applied well and dried smoothly and glossy. 

Models Own Sweet Shop Collection Polishes - Review &amp; Swatches
Models Own Sweet Shop Collection Polishes - Review &amp; Swatches

 

I really like that Models Own is bringing back scented polishes. It's somewhat a refreshing change from the regular stinky varnishes. All three shades smelled nicely and strong after they dried and I'm very tempted to get the rest of the collection just for the smells :D I only wish that Models Own polishes weren't such a hit and miss formula and pigmentation-wise.

 

Sweet Shop collection is available now from Models Own website and bottle shops, Boots & Superdrug stores.

 

What do you think if the scents? Are you going to be getting any of these for yourself? Let me know! Lucie x

 

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