Sunday, 2 March 2014

Models Own Speckled Eggs Collection Swatches and Review*

On Friday Models Own announced yet another new collection of polishes - the Speckled Eggs*.  I love it when they do these 'surprise' releases - and there's always so much hype and excitement about them.  Although these aren't exactly groundbreaking in their originality - Illamasqua brought out a very similar speckled range last year which were pretty popular - they are a much more affordable alternative at £5 each (rather than Illamasqua's £14.50).  They are perfect for spring and Easter - and to emphasise their similarity to everybody's favourite chocolate Easter treat, these three arrived in the post with a yummy tube of Mini Eggs.

Models Own Speckled Eggs Collection

Models Own Speckled Eggs Collection

So the polishes - there are five in the collection, but I was sent three for review - Goose (yellow), Swan (lilac) and Dove (pink).  (The other two are Duck - baby blue and Magpie - mint green).  They had a lovely formula which was really smooth to paint on - and there was no need for having to 'arrange' the speckles at all because they're pretty dense in the polish.  It does need two coats really for full coverage, but that's not a problem at all (I'm interested to see what one coat looks like over white actually).  Because the polish is quite sheer, it means that the speckles from the first coat show through to a degree, giving an interesting depth to the final look.  I really liked that because of the speckles, these polishes are really forgiving in their application - in the sense that if you don't paint it perfectly, you'd never notice.  They dry to a semi-matt finish (shown below), although I popped a coat of Seche Vite on when I did the last one so I could carry on wearing it. And so to the picture-spam... enjoy!

Goose

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Models Own Speckled Eggs Collection Goose swatch

Models Own Speckled Eggs Collection Goose macro

Dove

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Models Own Speckled Eggs Collection Dove swatch

Models Own Speckled Eggs Collection Dove macro

Swan

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Models Own Speckled Eggs Collection Swan swatch

Models Own Speckled Eggs Collection Swan macro

I think these are an absolutely gorgeous collection for this time of year and it makes me really excited about the spring and summer months ahead.  I think my favourite of the three I was sent is Swan.  I'm wearing Dove now and it's pretty, but I don't think it's my sort of pink.  I will definitely be ordering Duck and Magpie when they come out - I love a mint green nail so this will be one to add to the collection!

Which is your favourite?

Isn't this picture just so cute?!

The Models Own Speckled Eggs are £5 each, launching at Models Own Bottleshops on March 8th and www.modelsownit.com, then at Superdrug on March 12th and Boots on March 19th.


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