Monday, 27 January 2014

Models Own HyperGel Naked Glow Swatch and Review*

On Saturday I was extremely excited to receive three of the new Models Own HyperGel Collection polishes and you can see my first thoughts post on them here.  I wanted to do individual posts on all three polishes, though, particularly with some comparison photos with other polishes.

There are 10 HyperGel polishes in the collection - a whole array of beautiful pastels and brights which are perfect for spring and summer.  They promise to give super-high-glossy gel-effect results without the need for UV light to set them, as you would have if you had proper gel nails in a salon (which I never have, because I like changing my nail colour too frequently).  The formula is also supposed to be long-lasting and chip resistant, which is always a bonus, and should apply without streaking.

Now, first of all, Models Own why did you call this Naked Glow?  You're going to play havoc with what Google thinks I'm writing about on my blog!! That aside, I love this colour - I'm told that nudes are still in for nails this season and it's a great subtle colour if you need something a little more sophisticated and grown up for work.

It has a great formula - which is quite thick (which it has to be if it's going to look like gel in one coat) so application needs a bit of a steady hand to get an even finish.  I've got photos below of the difference between what one coat and two coats looks like.  Admittedly, the one coat is quite a thin coat on purpose - I find it dries better and has a less blobby look to it if I do it in two coats.  With two coats it has a slightly raised finish (which it's supposed to - it's supposed to look like gel after all) and is so glossy, even without a top coat (which the photos below show without).

Models Own HyperGel Naked Glow swatch
One coat of Naked Glow

Models Own HyperGel Naked Glow swatch
Two coats of Naked Glow

Models Own HyperGel Naked Glow swatch
Two coats of Naked Glow

Models Own HyperGel Naked Glow swatch

Models Own HyperGel Naked Glow swatch

When I saw this Models Own HyperGel Naked Glow, a light beigey nude colour, it reminded me immediately of Barry M Lychee which I also own - and I honestly thought they were exactly the same colour.  In fact, when the bottles are side by side they look incredibly similar.  Because of this, I thought it'd be helpful to put each one on a couple of fingers to show the difference.  The difference is not only in colour - Naked Glow is a lighter, less yellow, beige than Lychee.  The formula of the two polishes is different too - the photo shows just one coat of each polish - Lychee is definitely thinner than Naked Glow and would need two coats, where you can get away with just one of the Naked Glow.

Models Own HyperGel Naked Glow vs Barry M Gelly Lychee comparison

Overall, I'm a huge fan of these Models Own HyperGel Collection polishes.  They're a super quick and super affordable way to have a salon-finish manicure.

Models Own HyperGel polishes launch at the Models Own Bottleshops throughout February and March 2014 for £5 each - but you can get yours PRE-LAUNCH in the Models Own sale exclusively at 50% off (there'll be a limited number available) - but only if they reach 250,000 fans on their Facebook page before midnight on January 31st 2014 (at the time of writing they're at 247,532 fans, so the sale is looking pretty likely!), so quick - head on over to 'like' them!

*PR sample

3 comments:

  1. Love this! :)

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    xox

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  2. This looks like a great nude polish! Naked Glow reminded my of Lychee too! :)

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  3. I am so in love with this colour, however it comes off pretty quickly for me :( do you have any suggestions?

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