Friday, 17 May 2013

Swatch: Models Own Splash Collection

Last weekend Models Own brought out their new collection - the Splash collection, which they describe as "A completely unique glide-on glitter in gleaming jewel shades.  Inspired by the sea and distant shores, this pretty collection will have you dreaming of summer haze and tropical sun - each polish contains 5 different chunky hand-cut glitters that are guaranteed to glisten, sparkle and refract the light".  And so, being a Models Own addict, I had to order myself some as soon as they were available on the website on Monday morning! I've not seen many swatches around on the internet yet, so I thought I ought to put that right! I didn't have a huge amount of time to do proper swatches, so all I've got here I'm afraid is the polishes over the Models Own Ice Neons (I'm going to do full and proper ones on Saturday).

Models Own Splash Collection

So, the formula. I feel I have to say something about it because I think people are going to comment on it - usually Models Own polishes go on super easily and you can be done with about two coats.  Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case with the Splashes.  It's quite a gelatinous formula and the glitter really is chunky - and so the glitter is rather tricky to arrange on the nail.  It certainly does sparkle though! In terms of colour, in the bottles the polishes look gorgeously bright... but if you wear them on naked nails with no base colour, they are so sheer that I reckon it's going to be at least 3 coats before you get colour close to the bottles (with the exception of Red Sea).  However, I'll save all of that until Saturday when I do proper swatches of them over different bases.

Below I've just done each of the Splashes over their Ice Neon colour counterpart (with the exception of the orange because I don't have the Hed Kandi one, so it's Nails Inc Westbourne Grove).  I topped them all with No 7 Stay Perfect (though the glitter is still sticking up even with two top coats!)

Orange - Golden Shore (over Nails Inc Westbourne Grove)
Purple - Mermaid Tears (over Ice Neon Pukka Purple)
Red - Red Sea (over Ice Neon Pink Punch)
Blue - Aqua Splash (over Hed Kandi Balearic Cool)

Pink - Pink Paradise (over Ice Neon Bubblegum)


Models Own Splash Collection


Models Own Splash Collection

Models Own Splash Collection

Models Own Splash Collection


Models Own Splash Collection

Models Own Splash Collection

Have you got any of the Splashes yet? Which is your favourite? Will you be getting some?

2 comments:

  1. I love them. I will be getting them all once they are in boots down by me :) xx

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  2. I don't have any Mods Own polishes (100% of my collection is Essie), but WOW, they're beautiful!~ :o Though I probably couldn't apply it as well as you did, with its formula and all ^^;
    Great job!

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