Sunday, 19 May 2013

Swatch: Golden Shore Models Own Splash Collection

A little later than promised, but here's the first of the more detailed swatches of the new Models Own Splash Collection glitter polishes.  I'm starting with the orangey one, Golden Shore.  As I said in my first brief swatch post of the Splashes, the formula of these polishes is a bit tricky to work with. It's quite jelly-like (though not like a gelly polish, I mean like actual jelly) and therefore it can flood the cuticles a bit - the glitter is also a bit of a nuisance to arrange, sometimes you get lots on the brush, sometimes not - which means that you may have to do three or so coats to get full coverage.

I wanted to see what it looked like over various colours - so I have labelled them on the photos below.  On all but the naked nails I used two coats of Golden Shore.  The neon orange was Nails Inc Westbourne Grove, naked was with nothing on my nail, white was Models Own Snow White, black was Models Own Black Magic, baby pink was Models Own Strawberry Tart.

As you can see best from the black nail, the 'hand cut' glitter comes in a variety of shapes and sizes.  As you can see from the neon nail, some of the glitter likes to stick up - and can be difficult to smooth even with top coat!

Models Own Splash Golden Shore

Models Own Splash Golden Shore

Models Own Splash Golden Shore

Models Own Splash Golden Shore

Click here for the Pink Paradise swatch and here for the Red Sea swatch.

I think my favourite is over black - which one do you like best?

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