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Hello lovelies,

 

Have you seen the new Models Own HyperGel Polishes yet? They are perfect for Autumn and Winter season and all have slightly jelly-ish formula!

 

Following the success of Models Own HyperGel, their first gel effect colour collection - MO are now releasing new in-demand autumnal updates. Five brand new shades that are super glossy with a gel effect, delivering extra rich colour. The new mega-shine shades are highly pigmented, long-lasting and chip resistant. The gel-like finish gives the professional shine of a salon manicure, is enriched with lotus flower oil and is easily removed with nail polish remover.

 

NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches
NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Ebony Green - dark forest green shade. I had to try this shade first because there's just something about green jellies that fascinates me. Ebony Green doesn't have completely jelly formula but there certainly is a hint of it and it makes the polish looks squishy and glossy. I've applied two regular to thicker coats and they applied very nicely. No patching, no streaks and no topcoat! This polish can be a bit lighter in places if you apply thin coats so you might need three coats in some cases.

NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches
NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Brunette Red - dark maroon red shade. Brunette Red very much says it all - this is not just plain classic red, it has brown undertones and squishy finish. I'm wearing two coats and no topcoat again. The finish is smooth and glossy and it was very easy to apply.

NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches
NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Raven Red - dark brown shade. This is clearly a dark brown so the name Raven Red confuses me a bit. The brown is very dark, almost blackened but you can still tell it's not black. It applied nicely and two coats were fully opaque. It also dried quite fast and glossy. No topcoat.

NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches
NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Pitch Purple - dark ink purple shade. Ooooh, this one is gorgeous! It's a mix between ink blue and grape purple, it's very rich and pretty. I'm wearing two coats again with no topcoat. Application was easy and it dried fast.

NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches
NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Inky Blue - dark blue shade. Beautiful ink/sailor blue that will be so awesome for winter! Inky Blue is not exactly unique shade but I love the glossy and smooth finish and it also has that jelly-ish look. It's fully opaque in two coats and application was easy. I am not wearing topcoat.

NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches
NEW Models Own HyperGel for Autumn 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

I really like the autumn additions to the HyperGel Line. Some of them could be a bit lighter but some of them are perfect. My absolute favourites are Ebony Green and Pitch Purple. They all had pretty much the same formula hat applied easily, was opaque in two coats and had that jelly-ish squishiness to it. All were very glossy even without topcoat but do apply topcoat if you want to wear them for more than a day.

 

I have purchased some of the original HyperGel polishes but I didn't like them as much as these new releases. I've shown some original colours in this post.

 

You could get these new HyperGel shades at Models Own website and at Models Own Bottle shops since 31st October.

 

Have a nice weekend and stay polished! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

Guess what? New A England collection is out and I have swatches! The collection is called Elizabeth & Mary and is inspired by '2 iconic Queens in British history'. It consists of 5 brand new shades, 3 holographic, one shimmer and one metallic.

 

Adina, the creator of the A England brand, says: "I tried to catch the mood from their portraits, their story and from the idea of the mossy Fotheringhay Castle where Mary met her destiny."

 

A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches

 

 

Crown Of Thistles - a purple holographic that matches the national flower of Scotland. This is a gorgeous medium purple with very fine and quite subtle scattered holographic effect. It's quite a signature for A England to create subtle holo shades rather than full-on linear holos. The polish had really good formula that applied smoothly and dried fast. All I needed were two thin coats because it's highly pigmented. It dried glossy so I'm not wearing topcoat in the photos.

A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches

 

 

Virgin Queen - antique white/silver/bronze holographic shade. Virgin Queen is one of those so hard-to-describe colours. I can see shades of silver brown, antique gold and hints of bronze. All that infused with subtle scattered holo powder. It has a bit of a metallic feel to it but it is not really metallic. It has easy to apply formula that dried fast and smooth and was fully opaque in two thin coats. Very unusual and A/W appropriate shade!

A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches

 

 

Fotheringhay Castle - mossy green scattered holographic with gold reflections. Second very unique colour in this collection, I don't think I have a dupe in my collection. The name is somewhat a problem for me as I can't even pronounce it but that doesn't stop me painting my nails with it! The formula was excellent and easy to apply and this polish is almost one coater. I applied two thin coats and no topcoat. It dried fast and glossy.

A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches

 

 

Gloriana - metallic rusty red base with gold flecks. Gloriana is very rich colour that was very hard to capture. It looks different in daylight, different under artificial light and in the sun. I just want to call it foxy red but I guess that's not really perfect description for it :) The formula was again easy to apply with great pigmentation. I'm wearing two thin coats and no topcoat.

A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches

 

 

Queen Of Scots - deep, rich royal blue shimmer. Oh wow, what a stunning blue! This is a perfect winter vampy shade and I absolutely love it! It is so glossy and smooth even without topcoat and the formula is opaque in one coat. I'm wearing two thin coats to get the best possible finish. It applied so nicely, I only have one thing to say about it - just get it while you can!

A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches
A England Elizabeth & Mary Collection - Review and Swatches

 

 

I really don't know what to say and not sound like I'm fan-girling over this collection. It's full of awesome colours with excellent formulas so that's really all you need to know. This collection is another 'nail world' masterpiece and I just don't understand how Adina does it. If A England can have such perfect formulas why can't other brands??? A England sets a very high standard for polishes (at least in my eyes) and they are totally worth the price, even better when there is a promotion running.

 

Elizabeth & Mary collection and all the others are available at www.a-england.co.uk and will be soon at various international stocklists.

 

Have a lovely day and stay polished! Lucie x

 

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