Monday, 26 August 2013

Sardonyx: Models Own Velvet Goth Collection*

This week is Models Own Week on Fundamentally Flawless!  Every day this week I'll be swatching Models Own polishes or using them for nail art.  And I can't think of a better way to begin the week than by giving some swatches of one of their new collections (the other collection will come tomorrow!)  Today I'm focussing on the one they announced a week ago - the Velvet Goth Collection - described as 'matte yet sparkly at the same time, each shade applies glossy and dries down giving a multi-faceted effect that can be seen but not felt.  Quick drying, and formulated with the finest glitter shapes and sizes, to achieve the ultra smooth sprinkling of sparkle and velvety finish.'

The packaging for these polishes is so cute - they have colour-matching fuzzy velvet lids and the usual shape Models Own bottle.  The polishes paint on really easily - they're quite thick, but not really gloopy and they do dry really quickly, which I always love in a polish.  I went for two coats because I like bold colour and no transparency, but you could get away with one if you were pushed for time!

Sardonyx is described as a blood scarlet red.  It is packed with tiny glitters - red and black in slightly different sizes - so when on the nail, the coverage is fantastic and has real depth.  The polish dries matte and pretty smooth (though I wouldn't say completely).  Because it's essentially a glitter polish, it's a bit of a mission to remove - I keep meaning to give the tin foil method a go!

I am a huge fan of this collection - and this is definitely one of my favourite colours.  This is a perfect colour with Christmas coming up - especially if you put a glossy top coat on it to make it really shiny (see last photo below).

Models Own Sardonyx Velvet Goth Collection

Models Own Sardonyx Velvet Goth Collection

Models Own Sardonyx Velvet Goth Collection

Models Own Sardonyx Velvet Goth Collection

Models Own Sardonyx Velvet Goth Collection
Macro shot

Models Own Sardonyx Velvet Goth Collection
With a glossy top coat

The Velvet Goth Collection is available for £5 each at the Models Own Bottleshops now, online from 2nd September at, Boots from 4th September and Superdrug from 25th September.

Click on these links for the swatches of the rest of the Velvet Goth CollectionAbsinthe (green)Amethyst (purple)Valerian (blue) and Obsidian (black).

Do you like the look of the Velvet Goths?  Which one is your favourite?

*PR sample


  1. I bought this one but haven't tired it yet! I'm looking forward to it! x