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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Swatch review Models Own Splash Collection

Hello my lovelies!  I hope this Saturday finds you well and happy!  I have been itching to get my hands on the new Models Own Splash Collection and yesterday whilst at Bluewater Shopping Centre i finally had the chance to get them, and they are on offer at the minute 3 4 2, so i got the whole collection for £20...plus a cheeky scented polish thrown in for good measure!  

now i will warn, this is a bit of a pic fest post as i thought i would show you guys the whole collection.  For those who wanted to know, these are indeed flakies...there was a little confusion as to weather these were glitters or flakies...well hope that helps.  So here we go..i will try and keep my waffling to a minimum!

First up is Pink Paradise.  This is a loaded polish filled with  chunky flakies that flash purple, and corally pink.  I used 1 coat over Enchanted Disco Barbie. 




Golden Shore.  As with all of these polishes they contain the same kind of rough jagged shards of glitter.  The flakies in these are indeed golden.  I used 1 coat over OPI In my back pocket.



Aqua Splash.  Again, the same shards of flakies is what makes this polish up.  The flakies in this flash silver, golden and aqua.  I used 1 coat over Nails Inc   Kensington Park Road.




Red Sea.  Unlike the others in this collection the base of this is much more coloured.  The flakies in this flash red and purple.  I used 1 coat over Essie Snap Happy.






Mermaid Tears.  The flakies in this one were definately larger cut than the rest of the collection...still in keeping with the rough jagged look,  the flakies flash aqua.  I used 1 coat over Models Own Pukka Purple.




For fun i decided to show you these layered over a black to show you the different dimension they take on under different colours.
Thumb is Aqua Splash, pointer Golden Shore, Middle Finger Mermaid Tears, ring finger Pink Paradise and little finger is Red Sea

My sum up on these are a hard one really.  I loved the idea of a whole collection devoted to flakies, we have oodles of glitters and such on the high street but not that many flakies so i give M.O credit for coming up with these.  I like them because they are very pretty and very versatile.  The negatives i find with these are the base colours.  In the bottle they look quite deceiving, i knew they were going to be used for layering butttt i didn't expect the colour to be so sheer they are almost clear (with the exception of red sea)  M.O say these can be worn alone, i kinda disagree, especially if like myself and so many other nail polish wearers my nails arn't a super pretty colour underneath.  I kind of feel although these sure are pretty in the bottles the flakies arnt unique enough to warrant owning the whole set.  Also the glitter had a tendency to stick out on the nail even after 1 coat of seche vite.  

My picks of this collection is definitely red sea, aqua splash and mermaids tears.  Application on all of these were ok, the shards did tend to drag towards the end of the nail and i did have to go back in a dab a little.  Dry time was OK.  

So there you have it, i hope you guys enjoyed my review xxxx

18 comments:

  1. Oooh the orange is my favourite! gorgeous!!

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    1. ahhhh im so glad you found one you liked, thank you my lovely! xxxx

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  2. So much flakie goodness!! I want them now, haha!

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    1. LOL!!! ahhh I hope you manage to get them soon my angelx xxxx

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  3. Jeez they are so gorgeous in the bottle though and stunning on your nails!!!

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  4. Thank you for your fabulous review of this collection. I love your honest comments and can always look to you for a true review. Your swatching is an A+. You are quite a genius in you color combinations. I love you my angel!!!

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    1. awwww patty my sweet you are a diamond! I am glad you like the collection and I cant wait to see them on your amazing nails!! love you to my sweet xxxxx

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  5. Hmmmmm interesting. I think ill buy the red one but leave the others.
    Brilliant swatches as always Mimi xx

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    1. thank you my lovely Claudia! im glad this has helped your pick...btw the red is stunning! xxxxx

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  6. Wow they look so nice :* Enjoy them
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  7. Bugger. I was pretty 'meh' about these, but now you've put them over black, I definitely need at least one of them! I also need OPI In My Back Pocket!

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    1. hehe ahhh glad I could help you change your mind my lovely cazzy1 xxxxx

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  8. I'm waiting for this collection to arrive at my doorstep. Great swatches! Love them, especially the pink one :)

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    1. ahhhh excellent,icant wait to see them on you, im sure they will look awesome! xxxx

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  9. These are beautiful!! Thanks for the gorgeous swatches x

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    1. awww your welcome my lovely char so glad you like them <3 xxxx

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