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*PR samples

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I'm sure you've spotted the new Models Own collection called Colour Chrome by now and I have half of it to show you! The whole collection consists of 10 metallic colours that can be worn by themselves or used for stamping (yes, they work great!). They have highly reflective metallic foil finish, stunning shiny bottles and they come with wider brush.

 

Swatching these was a bit of a challenge for me because I have ridges and imperfections in nails due to some health problems and these polishes show every single flaw. You're meant to use them without topcoat (bye bye ridge filling topcoat) and then 2-3 coats of polish. I must say even after light buffing my nails had many flaws so please excuse the imperfections and patched up pointer finger ;)

 

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Chrome Silver - bright silver metallic. This was the first shade I've swatched and I haven't buffed my nails at all so as you can see this polish highlights all ridges. I have applied three coats just to try and hide the imperfections but it didn't help much. The polish itself was fully opaque in two coats and applied well. I've applied topcoat as well.

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Chrome Green - cool pastel green metallic. I've applied two coats of polish, no base coat and sealed with topcoat. This is the last swatched polish with unbuffed nails.

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Chrome Gold - pale gold metallic. Stunning pale gold which I think will suit almost everyone and it will transform your nails into luxuriously looking manicure. Tw coats were fully opaque and I've applied topcoat as well. Nails lightly buffed.

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Chrome Pink - pastel pink metallic. This is the girliest colour from this collection I have and it leans a bit into lavender shades. I've applied two coats and topcoat. Nails lightly buffed.

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Chrome Blue - light blue metallic. I'm not too keen on this shade because I think it flatters me but otherwise it applied well and was opaque in two coats. Nails lightly buffed.

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Colour Chrome Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

I've got mixed feelings about this collection - on one hand I absolutely love the shiny metallic finish and the bottles but I absolutely hate how it shows the imperfections on my nails. I have read a tip in some nail group to apply it over another nail polish the next day, giving it smooth surface. That way you might get flawless finish and I will be trying that for sure.

 

The formula of all shades was the same - they applied well, the polish isn't thick but it does dry fast so work fast to avoid dragging colour and creating patches. All metallic polishes including these ones are somewhat streaky so pay attention to the brush strokes when applying the last coat of colour. Topcoat will not hide the streaks!

 

Also the big question about stamping with these beauties - I have tried it and I'm pleased to say THEY STAMP GREAT! I will be purchasing few more colours for sure and do some stamped manicures for sure.

 

Models Own Colour Chrome collection  will be available from 29th January 2015 on modelsownit.com and they will also be available from Models Own Bottle Shops from 31st January, and Superdrug stores from 11th of February for £4.99 each. BUT on 29th January Models Own website will hold a 50% sale and limited quantity of this collection will be available so you could get these polishes for as little as £2.50! I know I will...

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR samples

Hello lovelies,

 

What about some glamorous nail inspiration for New Years' Eve party? This is a very simple design that you can do just using the nail polish brushes straight out of bottle, no need for nail art brushes. I've used three All That Jazz polishes - All Eyes On Me, Be Fierce and Fit For Royals. All Eyes On Me and Be Fierce are colours from the autumn Spotlight Affair collection (reviewed here) and Fit For Royals is from the winter Indulge Me collection which I'll review later.

 

I've paired the design up with some gold bracelets and it was the perfect fit!

Glam Colour-Block Nails with All That Jazz + TUTORIAL
Glam Colour-Block Nails with All That Jazz + TUTORIAL
Glam Colour-Block Nails with All That Jazz + TUTORIAL
Glam Colour-Block Nails with All That Jazz + TUTORIAL
Glam Colour-Block Nails with All That Jazz + TUTORIAL
Glam Colour-Block Nails with All That Jazz + TUTORIAL
Glam Colour-Block Nails with All That Jazz + TUTORIAL
Glam Colour-Block Nails with All That Jazz + TUTORIAL

 

 

Even though it's a very simple design I've prepared a picture tutorial for you:

 

Glam Colour-Block Nails with All That Jazz + TUTORIAL

 

 

So what do you think? I really like this colour combination and how easy & fast it is! I didn't need a tape or a special brush, all was done just with the nail polishes. Simplez! :)

 

All That Jazz polishes are available at Nail Harmony UK website for £7 (you'll need to register first to shop).

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

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