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Hello lovelies,

 

Don't you just wish the summer would last forever? Sunny days spent at the beach, warm sunsets and blooming flowers everywhere! That's just my dream and I can keep dreaming because I live in Britain after all... So at least I can create pretty flowers on my nails :)

 

I've decided to decorate Illamasqua Melange with vintage style roses. I have used Illamasqua Melange, OPI Red Hot Rio, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Chic From Ears To Tail and Barry M Cardamom.

 

Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design

 

 

I'm also wearing a beautiful midi ring by Astrid & Miyu in the pictures. It's called Gold Crystal Floating Heart Midi Ring* and it is the perfect size to fit above my knuckles. Midi Rings are usually too big for me as I have slim fingers but this one fits nicely.

 

The ring is very delicate and feels like good quality product as opposed to some very cheap rings I bought before. The crystals fit perfectly, none of them are loose and this ring also comes in rose gold and silver colour.

 

It is made of gold plated brass and it's nickel free. If you would like to find out more and see some other Astrid & Miyu rings, visit their website.

 

Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design

 

 

You might have noticed that my pictures have changed a bit. Well I have a new camera which I'm currently testing so the pictures are mix from my new and old camera. I hope you like them and I hope you've enjoyed today's post.

 

Also, my dear friend Ruth has entered me into a birthday contest and I could win a pretty watch. The competition is on Facebook and as always with FB competitions, the most likes win. So if you would like to help me to get an awesome watch for my bday then please like comment from Ruth Knall in this picture: https://www.facebook.com/Watches2U/photos/a.234279439925292.65920.183000838386486/866629470023616/?type=1&comment_id=866639626689267&offset=0&total_comments=45  Thank you so much! xxx

 

Have a lovely Friday! Lucie x

*The ring was sent for feature

 

*PR samples

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Following my previous post where I've showed you bottle shots of the new Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection, here is the review! The collection consists of 10 colours infused with real diamond dust and I have 5 of them:

 

Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches
Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches

 

 

Princess Pink - cotton candy pink base with silver and pink flecks. This must be the girliest colour from the collection, it's very cute pink. I had to apply two thicker coats because it dries quite fast and when i worked slowly I started to get patches. The drying time was rather average probably because of the thicker coats and i dried nice and glossy.

Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches
Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches
Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches

 

 

Oval Plum - red-based purple with magenta sparkles. This is absolutely stunning polish, my favourite of them all! The colour is so rich and flattering ♥ The formula is much better than with the previous shade, it applied beautifully and I needed just two thin coats for full coverage. It dried fast and glossy, no top coat in the pics.

Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches
Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches
Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches

 

 

Marquise Maroon - deep red base with a bit of brown undertones and gold particles partly coloured in red. The brown undertones are more visible in the bottle than on the nail. The colour on the nail is deep and beautifully rich. This polish has also great formula and pigmentation. I've applied two coats, no top coat.

Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches
Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches
Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches

 

 

Heart Red - bright red with orange undertones and gold sparkles. This is a good shade for summer - it's vivid, bright and full of sparkle. It applied easily and two regular coats were fully opaque. No top coat in the pics.

Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches
Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches
Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches

 

 

Emerald Green - medium green with gold particles. In real life the green is more like a new grass with more yellow tones in it, not jade like in the pictures. Unfortunately I couldn't make the camera take accurate picture. I'm wearing two regular coats without topcoat. The polish dried glossy and application was without problems.

Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches
Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches
Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection polishes - Review & Swatches

 

 

They are beautiful, right? Apart from the Princess Pink they all had great formulas and even Princess Pink problem was solved with thicker coats. I'm not sure how much of the diamond dust is actually in the each bottle but I'm glad they still cost the same as any other Models Own polish. My absolute favourites are Oval Plum and Marquise maroon, they are absolutely stunning!

 

The polishes will cost £4.99 each and will be available on www.modelsownit.com from 19th September, UK Models Own Bottleshops from 20th September and Superdrug stores nationwide on the 24th 2014.

 

I hope you've enjoyed the swatches and let me know which one is YOUR favourite! Lucie x

 

*PR samples