Models Own Haul
So I’d been lusting after a couple of Models Own nail varnishes for a while now and finally on one dull January day (January and February always seem to drag for me when I just want winter to be over) I gave into temptation when I found myself on the Models Own website yet again. There were two nail varnishes I really wanted and it was them I was really looking at and there was another one I was kind of looking at. But if you buy five or more nail varnishes then you get free shipping. And also if you buy five you get £5 off, so basically you get four nail varnishes for the price of five as Models Own nail varnishes are £5. So, long story short I got five nail varnishes for £20 with free shipping, which I think is a really good deal.
I’ve never done a nail varnish haul on my blog before, pretty much because I buy nail varnish almost constantly, something which should probably worry me (and my bank balance), more than it does. But when this package arrived I really wanted to share it because of the super cute packaging it came in. That was the first thing that really impressed me, before I even got into it to see my nail varnishes!
The one which I was half eyeing was Absinthe was the Velvet Goth collection. I also picked up another nail varnish from the Velvet Goth collection, Valerian. I’ve worn both these nail varnishes (with a topcoat because they’re a matte finish something which I don’t like) and I got some really nice comments when I wore them, people really liked them. If I’m honest, I much prefer Valerian to Absinthe and I totally thought it would be the other way round when I bought them as Absinthe was the one I originally wanted. The photos are of Valerian and Absinthe with a top coat.
The two which I really wanted and which I have been eyeing for what seems like a long time are Northern Lights and Southern Lights, both from the Wonderland collection. I love astronomy and the night sky, so when I found out their was a nail varnish called “Northern Lights”, I immediately began to look into it. The are both fine micro glitter nail varnishes, which you can get opaque on their own. In both photos I’ve done three coats and Northern Lights is the photo on the top.
And the one which I eventually added into my basket as my free nail varnish was Mermaid Tears from the Splash collection. This is a flakey topcoat, which shifts from pink to blue. It was a little tricky to work with and I had to dab it on to get the look I achieved on the photos below. I’ve swatched it over both black and white and that really highlights the colour shift in this varnish. The white I used was Sally Hansen Insta-Dri’s Whirlwind White and the black was A-England’s Camelot.