September 17, 2011

She's like cold coffee in the morning..

So, here's my Models Own haul post! I'll be honest, I wasn't all to adventurous with my purchases! I already own loads of bright Barry M nail varnish so I went along the route of either sparkly or iridescent as most of my nail varnishes are matte and really bold, bright colours.

I purchased Green Tea, Smash up silver, Juicy Jules, Dusty Mauve, Mystic Mauve. I also received the Gun Grey nail varnish even though I didn't order it (I'd ordered some of the powder eyeshadow in 'Deep Mauve')but the item I did order got sent out to me quite quickly so I was impressed with that! As a bonus I got to keep the nail varnish too!

We'll start with 'Green Tea', this is a lovely bold green in the bottle but when put on nails it goes horribly matte and dull, was hoping it would have a nice shiny finish but was quite disappointed. Hopefully it'll be good for doing some nail art with (I'm thinking strawberries and watermelons XD) and with a coat of clear vanish over the top.

My favourites are defo Juicy Jules (so sparkly!) and Mystic Mauve, this is lovely and sparkly too! I've got Mystic Mauve on my toes at the moment and it looks great, hasn't chipped one bit either :)

Gun Grey is a lovely colour if you're not too sure about really dark nail varnish, breaks you in well as it's a little sparkly so it's more a dark silvery/grey. I think I'm going to wear it tonight with my hot pink playsuit :)

Now, on to the 'Smash up Silver', I've got a think against these smash up nail varnish. I think they should be called chipped up, cos that's what it looks like you've been doing to your nails! I thought I'd give this one a try, despite my reservations, as it was metallic and not a block colour and it did give a nice effect over the 'Gun Grey' varnish. Not sure  I'll be using this often but it's something I could introduce into my nail art I guess. 

Above Green Tea, Gun Grey, Smash up silver, Juicy Jules, Dusty Mauve, Mystic Mauve

Above: Dusty Mauve, Juicy Jules, Gun Grey, Mystic Mauve

Above L-R: Gun Grey, Dusty Mauve, Green Tea, Mystic Mauve, Juicy Jules

I also purchased the peach blush blusher, which again I'm not all too keen on. With being so pale I suit a flush of pink better than peachy tones. But, it's ok on me if I keep it to a minimal! The deep mauve eye powder I got separately (seeing as they missed it off my order!) is just sparkly enough to be noticed but not too much that it blinds everyone. It's a lovely deep purple that looks great against blue eyes, like my own :)

Overall, I'm quite impressed with the quality of Models Own and the products they have on offer. I'll definitely be buying 'Green Emerald' and 'Disco Mix' nail varnishes when they come back in stock!


  1. Mystic mauve, with pink fizz on top! looks imense! :) <3

  2. I need to buy pink fizz!! Or just steal my mums!! I'm gona do another order soon, I need disco mix :) x