Sunday, 1 September 2013

Glam it up a Gear: Ford and Models Own Collaboration Collection*

I was excited when a package popped through my letterbox last week containing the new collection of Models Own and Ford Retail polishes (and some awesome Jelly Belly jelly beans too).

Ford have joined up with Models Own to develop a bespoke nail polish set for Autumn/Winter 2013.  It's a limited edition set of Fiesta colours and initially will be available exclusively to people testing the new Ford Fiestas for the month of September at a Ford Retail new car dealership.  If you want to get your hands on these polishes (and you'll want to, they're gorgeous!) you can visit the Ford Retail website - which will be live in mid September - (http://www.glamitupagear.com) to register your details and then head to one of the new car showrooms for the test drive.  Afterwards, you'll be sent the set of polishes!

The press release says this about the new Ford Fiesta: "The new Ford Fiesta combines contemporary style with state-of-the-art technology and every feature is designed to make the driving experience fashion forward.  The new Fiesta also comes with Ford SYNC which allows drivers to stay connected to friends and family whilst on the move and play music from USB, mp3/iPod or via Bluetooth.  With simple voice commands, the system allows for calls to be made as well as messages to be read aloud, which can then be responded to using pre-selected commands.  The new Ford Fiesta's 1.0 EcoBoost petrol engine combines satisfying power with exceptional fuel efficiency and it comes in a range of twelve striking colours."

About the colour choices, Kayleigh Holder, Head Manicurist of Models Own, said "The on-trend Hot Magenta helps keep your nails classic whereas the Candy Blue and Fashionista colours can hep make a bolder statement, especially for the upcoming party season."

Ford and Models Own Glam it up a Gear Nail Polish Collection

Ford and Models Own Glam it up a Gear Nail Polish Collection
Candy Blue, Fashionista and Hot Magenta
Ford and Models Own Glam it up a Gear Nail Polish Collection

So without further ado - here are the swatches!  All of these are just two coats of the polishes.  For some reason whenever I've been putting on polish recently I've been getting little bumps, so I apologise for those. I'm trying to work out whether it's putting on polish too soon after having acetone on my nails - anyway, try to ignore them!

The first is Fashionista - a greeny-gold metallic colour.  Definitely a lovely shade for autumn and Christmas, too, when it comes round.  It's quite a subtle colour on, but the metallic finish to it gives it a glamorous edge.  It was smooth to paint on and dried really quickly.  It didn't need a top coat to be this glossy.

Fundamentally Flawless Models Own Fashionista

Fundamentally Flawless Models Own Fashionista

Fundamentally Flawless Models Own Fashionista

The next is Candy Blue - a dazzling, shimmering electric blue.  I would love a car this colour (like the Candy Blue Ford Fiesta!) You may at first think it's a bit of a dupe for Models Own Dream Stream but it's actually more glitzy and less pearly, though they're similar shades.  This is a stunning polish and I loved wearing it when I tried it - it's just so eyecatching and fun.  Word of warning though, it is a terrible stainer - definitely needs a proper basecoat and it took quite a bit of effort to get it off my cuticles.

Fundamentally Flawless Models Own Candy Blue

Fundamentally Flawless Models Own Candy Blue

Fundamentally Flawless Models Own Candy Blue


The last is Hot Magenta, a really rich, dark reddy magenta.  Although it's called magenta, I'd say it's more on the red side.  I'm not usually a red polish sort of girl - I find it really hard to get the right red for my skin tone, but in this one I think I've found a winner! It's quite a classic car colour isn't it? It has beautiful depth and amazing glossy shine.  This is possibly my favourite of the three colours because I think it's the most wearable.  Sophisticated and very glam - I love it!

Fundamentally Flawless Models Own Hot Magenta

Fundamentally Flawless Models Own Hot Magenta

Fundamentally Flawless Models Own Hot Magenta


So will you be registering on the Ford Retail website to take a little test drive in one of the new Ford Fiestas?  Which is your favourite of the three polishes?

*PR sample

4 comments:

  1. Wow, I can't believe you got a press sample from Model's Own!
    I just wanted to know that i've nominated you for a Liebster award on my blog (http://nailartnewbie.blogspot.co.uk/)

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    1. I know, I was pretty excited too! Thanks for stopping by! x

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  2. These are lovley polishes aren't they?

    For the bumps I would recommend buffing them. Bumps and bubbles can also be caused if basecoat is not quite dry enough before polishing x x x

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