Monday, 29 April 2013

Swatch: Models Own Utopia and Pink Fizz with added Glequins

Once again I took a little trip to the Models Own bottleshop at Westfield White City this weekend - I just can't keep away! If you haven't been to the bottleshop, it looks like this...

Models Own Bottleshop

Isn't that just so awesome? For the third time (I'm a bit of a regular customer), the very helpful Ellie helped me pick out six new polishes - and was so patient with me umming and ahhing about which ones to choose (really, I want them all, but I always limit myself to 6 for £20).  I also got a sneak peak of some deliciously glittery almost neon polishes (sitting by the till in a little perspex box!) which they're releasing soon.

Anyway, today I thought I'd wear Utopia with Pink Fizz on my ring finger as an accent nail.  Utopia is a very pretty muted almost nude pink.  I thought it would be a good base colour for some Cath Kidston-style manis I have planned.  It applies nicely, needing just two coats to be completely opaque.  It is a little on the gloopy side so a little bit of care is needed in application.  Pink Fizz is a very pretty dense rose pink glitter - and by dense, I mean really dense - the photo below shows just one coat and really not too much glitter arrangement needed at all.  I topped it all off with a coat of No 7 Stay Perfect top coat (which I discovered in my polish box and I had forgotten how great it is!)

Models Own Utopia and Pink Fizz

Models Own Utopia and Pink Fizz

Models Own Utopia and Pink Fizz

Models Own Utopia and Pink Fizz

Models Own Utopia and Pink Fizz

Models Own Pink Fizz

After I'd had this on for a little bit, I realised I had some glequins (hexagonal glitter sequins) from Born Pretty Store, which is a great website for everything nail art - and really not expensive. I bought a pack of 12 little pots of glequins for $6.45 (£4.17) and they come in a good selection of colours.  There are always discount codes for BPS - so look around for them.  I chose the glequins which were the exact colour match for Pink Fizz and created some designs, with the help of the Nailasaurus' YouTube tutorial.  Admittedly my designs don't look perfect, but as a first attempt I think it went ok...!

Models Own Utopia and Pink Fizz with Glequins

What do you think of the colours?  Are you a fan of the accent nail or do you prefer to have all your nails the same?  Have you played with glequins yet?  Let me know in the comments below!


5 comments:

  1. Adore these! I really want to go to that polish shop (and be inside a massive bottle!) ...love both the pale pink an the really glittery glitter - and the addition of the glequins makes it so different. Love!

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  2. I love an accent nail. It's such easy way to give a mani a bit of oomph

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  3. I love an accent nail if you want something a bit different but don't have tpp much time to create something on every nail

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  4. I'm a big fan of accent nails. Lovely manicure. It's so soft and calming to look at.

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  5. That looks lovely on you. I just bought utopia today, inspired by this post!

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