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Hello lovelies,

 

Today I want to share with you swatches and review of the latest Models own collection - Soft Pop. I'm a bit late to the party because I've received these just before I left for my New York Holiday/honeymoon and didn't have time to swatch them earlier.

 

This collection features five pastel neon polishes which are also an addition to the HyperGel range. And what's more, they all glow beautifully under UV light!

 

"Models Own takes pastels to the next level with the launch of Soft Pop HyperGel, a collection of five pastels that POP! This bold new spin on pretty pastels will add an instant colour injection to your mani allowing you to see in spring with a twist. Bright and highly pigmented to ensure maximum payoff, amplify your look with these deliciously sweet shades."

 

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

Lemon Popsicle - neon pastel yellow - a pastel version of a 'highlighter' yellow shade with green undertones. The polish was quite easy to apply in thicker coats but was prone to patching when applied in thin coats. I'm wearing two thicker coats and no topcoat.

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

Cosy Posy - zesty, lime sherbet - this pastel green with a hint of neon is very eye-catching and I can see myself pairing it up with the other shades from this collection. The formula was a bit trickier. I've had to apply three coats to get full coverage and I've experienced patching. No topcoat.

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

Sugar Rush - crisp and cool powder blue - The formula was on a thin side and I needed three coats for full coverage. Unfortunately, I've experienced patching again. I'm not wearing topcoat. This pastel blue is a bit darker than Blueberry Muffin shade (Fruit Pastel collection), definitely not a dupe.

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

Candyfloss - a sugary sweet pink treat - Candyfloss is pastel pink with a hint of neon and it has a strong glow under UV light. It has the same formula as Sugar Rush - I needed three coats and experienced pathing. I didn't apply topcoat.

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

Lilac Flush - intense, overexposed lavender - bright neon purple that I absolutely loved! I've applied two thicker coats as this shade is slightly better pigmented. If you plan on applying thin coats then you'll need three of them as it can also be patchy. It dried fast and glossy and I am not wearing topcoat.

Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches
Models Own Soft Pop HyperGel Collection - Review & Swatches

 

I'll be completely honest with you even though I hate being negative. I was so excited to see this collection and I was looking forward to trying it. Unfortunately, the formula just didn't work for me. Most colours needed three coats because they weren't pigmented enough and each of them was patchy, making bald spots that ultimately required the third coat. I really like the colours but the formula could have been better. The brush that comes with this collection is the wide tapered brush which felt a bit bulky but that might be because I was already frustrated with the formula and my nails are smaller than most people's.

 

If you'd still like to try the Soft Pop collection it is available at modelsownit.com and at the Bottleshops around the UK.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

I've got another post for the ABC Challenge (yes, I know I've been slacking!) where I'll be exploring the uses of coloured cellophane. It won't be the pretty pearlescent cellophane used for shattered glass nails but equally cool metallic gold one! I've cut out half moons and stuck them on the nails, creating a very chic look.

First up is a load of photos because I just couldn't narrow them down much more, I love photos with flowers! :D

ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge

 

 

I started with two coats of Models Own GlitterGel Petunia Glitz (for some reason this colour was part of last year's holiday collection) and one coat of topcoat to smooth out the surface. Then I've applied a nail foil glue to where I wanted my gold half-moons to be. You could also use topcoat or clear polish. Then I applied the gold foil pieces and sealed with another coat of topcoat.


It took me ages to cut the gold half-moon shapes so that they would fit my nail beds well. Thinking about it now, I would probably take a bit of translucent plastic, draw the shape of the half-moon following my nail bed and then use it as a template.

 

I hope you've enjoyed today's post and are perhaps thinking of joining the ABC Challenge. You can read everything about the challenge in this post from Emily from Nail Polish Society, who is hosting it :)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x