A girl can never have too many nail-polishes well that is what I tell myself. My post-dissertation spending spree involved buying two Models Own nail-polishes since they were 2 for £8 or £5 for one - seemed a shame to not buy too.
I have been in the market for a while for a nice basic glitter nail-polish so when my magpie eyes seen the Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix polish from Models Own I knew it had to be mine.
I would find myself going into Boots after work to look at and then deciding that I couldn't validate spending £8 on nail polish but my dissertation provided me with an excuse.
As you can see its a nice multi-coloured glitter with golds, blues, greens and a slight hint of lilac. The glitter pieces are not equally shaped so the bigger pieces catch the eye. Different from the typical glitter polishes that cover the whole nail - with this polish you can still see the base polish.
Here it is modelled by my flatmate Victoria of Victoria Sponge Pease Pudding on Victoria from Nails Inc - whole lot of Victoria going on here but in my biased opinion that is never a bad thing.
When I first bought the polish I tried it on a coral polish and it was all a bit too much and the harshness of the coral overpowered the glitter. It definitely works better on darker polishes. I have been wearing it on a dark teal green and it works really well on that and it works well on the dark reds like Victoria by Nails Inc. No.7 and Collection 2000 do a colour very similar and cheaper to Victoria.
The polish its self has good lasting power and does not chip too easily but does take a little while to dry and I would advise on doing two coats but allowing one to fully dry first before applying the second coat other wise it just becomes gloopy.
Models Own have a variety of glitter polishes at the moment and I prefer them to the Barry M glitter polishes. I will next be reviewing Magenta Divine on Wellington Street by Nails Inc.