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Hello lovelies,

 

I'm sorry I haven't been posting much, I'm in some kind of a block. I don't feel like doing anything nails or blogging, it's probably all the wedding stress setting in. I'll try to post more often but if I don't then you know why.

 

I think it's time for me to finally try the leadlighting technique. I know this is old news and I'm very much behind but I just had to try it. This is really my first attempt. It is not a massive fail but it could've looked better.

 

I was testing out the Dance Legend Top Aquarelle collection polishes. They are basically tinted polishes that can be mixed and layered and can create wonderful effects.

 

Leadlighting Technique with Dance Legend Top Aquarelle Polishes
Leadlighting Technique with Dance Legend Top Aquarelle Polishes
Leadlighting Technique with Dance Legend Top Aquarelle Polishes
Leadlighting Technique with Dance Legend Top Aquarelle Polishes

 

I started with two coats of Models Own Chrome Green, then I've stamped with Konad black stamping polish and Pueen Fireworks Festival stamping plate. Then I've used doting tool and Dance Legend Top Aquarelle in Levitan and Picasso to fill in the patterns.

 

This cool pattern reminded me of peacock feathers so it was one of the first I wanted to try. The Pueen Fireworks Festival stamping plate is huge and full of different patterns and images. I will definitely show you more soon!

 

Have a lovely Sunday! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

There are so many new collections out right now, it's almost impossible to keep up! I have managed to swatch the newest Models Own collection called Festival which is full of bright neons and one glitter topper. As the name of the collection suggest, this collection will be perfect for festival season AND all the colours glow under UV light!

 

So let's have a look at the collection (they are brighter in real life, cameras just hate neons!):

 

Models Own Festival Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Pink Wellies - hot pink neon creme. I just love the name and now I want a pair of pink Wellies to match this polish! The formula was good to apply and opaque in two coats. The drying time was average without topcoat and the finish was smooth. I'm wearing topcoat in the pictures.

Models Own Festival Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Festival Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Purple Bandana - bright purple. This is as neon as purple gets and luckily it does glow under UV light nicely. The formula was simply excellent - the pigmentation was really good so two thin coats were fully opaque. It applied very nicely and dried smooth. As an experiment I've applied topcoat to only my index and middle finger to show you how much of a difference topcoat makes.

Models Own Festival Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Festival Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Blue Skies - azure blue going into neon shades. It's a beautiful colour, just like the blue sky and it glows absolutely insanely under the UV! The formula was good to apply but a bit sheerer than the previous two shades. I still managed to get away with two regular coats easily. The drying time gets longer thicker the coats so this one took a bit to dry but fast drying topcoat always helps.

Models Own Festival Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Festival Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Green Fields - light neon green. This green is lighter than the usual neon green polishes. This polish was also a bit sheerer yet still opaque in two thicker coats. It applied well and dried nicely smooth. 

Models Own Festival Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Festival Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Colour Explosion - mix of hexagonal glitters in a clear base. I can see pastel shades like peach, blue and chartreuse and silver holographic glitter. I don't have any glitter topper like this in my collection so I consider it quite unique. I've applied just one coat and no topcoat over other Festival collection colours. It dried fast but a little gritty so a final coat of topcoat is a must if you want a nice smooth finish.

Models Own Festival Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Festival Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Besides nail polishes, the Festival collection includes other make-up items like lip glosses, lipsticks, coloured hairsprays and gold & silver face paints! The polishes came out really good, especially because of the great formula. Neons can be a real pain to apply but these were a joy and I didn't even need a white base to get vibrant colour. All polishes have regular Models Own brushes, not the special flat ones. The camera dulled the colours a bit but I like them nevertheless. There were absolutely no streaks or patching and these truly are really good. If you like the colours you'll be happy with them just as I am.

 

The Models Own Festival collection is available right now at www.modelsownit.com, at Superdrug and in the Bottleshops for £4.99.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

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