Monday, 9 December 2013

Models Own Limited Edition Glitter Kit Swatch and Review

I'm currently in training for a half marathon in March... this is quite something for me, because before a couple of weeks ago I hadn't actually done any exercise at all for an entire year (which is completely awful and I am ashamed to admit it).  I'm running for a trust that is very important to me and a lot of my close friends - for a few years I've supported them do the half and now it's my turn.  So - since I am in training, I decided to kill two birds with one stone this morning and run to the nearest Boots that stocks Models Own (2.7 miles away, if you're interested).  I needed to pick up a Velvet Goth polish for a present for someone and the new limited edition Models Own Glitter Kits sat staring at me and inviting me to buy another polish so I could get one free (they're free with 2 Models Own purchases from Boots)... and it's never exactly a problem for me to find a new polish to buy.  I'd been thinking about Jack Frost for a while, and since it's winter and nearly Christmas, I plumped for that one - look out for it in a mani on Wednesday this week.  So instead of being able to pop one polish in the little pocket in the back of my running trousers, I had to stuff in two and then carry the glitter kit in my hand... I don't think a serious runner would have approved.

So, the glitter kit.  It comes in a little box and contains a pink polish called Dinky Pinky, two little pots of glitter (silver and gold) and a four-sided buffer (file, buffer, smoother and shiner).

Models Own Glitter Kit

Models Own Glitter Kit

Pink is such a hard colour to photograph accurately - and I'm afraid I've not done a great job with these.  It's a bright, bluey-type pink which I love.  I do think it's a bit of an odd choice for the kit though - because it's not a remotely Christmassy colour - I think a red would have been a much better choice!  It's like most Models Own polishes - goes on smoothly and evenly.  But it smells awful!  I don't usually mind the smell of polish, but this is so strong it actually made wearing it a little unpleasant, even when it was dry.  The photographs below show two coats - though I think one more would have been perfect as it looks a bit thin on my middle finger.  I poured glitter on the top of two wet nails and then put a top coat of No 7 Stay Perfect Quick Dry over them - I've not used glitter like this before and it was a bit of a mission. I got glitter everywhere and then the top coat made it look a bit odd.  Perhaps a glitter gradient would have been a more aesthetically pleasing option!

Models Own Glitter Kit - Dinky Pinky

Models Own Glitter Kit - Dinky Pinky
This one's probably the closest to the actual colour of the pink

Models Own Glitter Kit - Dinky Pinky

You can find Models Own Glitter Kits in participating Boots stores (see here for stockists) when you buy two Models Own products - subject to availablility whilst stocks last - so get yourselves down to Boots quickly before they all run out!

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