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I love Models Own nails polish and their range is very extensive. I was looking for a new colour to wear to work and picked this out in Boots, you can get a 14ml bottle for £5 (May 2013). The nail polish comes in a clear glass bottle so you can see the colour and it has a plastic white screw top lid, underneath is attached the application brush. The brush is quite small, but has a lot of thick bristles that allow you to apply the polish in one stroke, if you have small nails, as I do, the brush holds the nail polish well and this allows for even coverage of the nail and tends to take about two brush stokes and three for my thumb nail. Copper Pot forms part of the 'Beetle Juice' Models own collection and it is based on the shimmering dual colours of a Beetle, the range also includes 'Aqua Violet, 'Purple Blue', 'Tropical Sun', and 'Indian Ocean'. I have been impressed with the colour and have picked up a few others in the range. The colour is described as 'a complex shifting colour with flashes of vivid tones and ethereal hues giving it a shimmering duo chrome finish' - basically it is made up of two shimmering colours that when you move your hand around the light will show it looks like you are wearing different colours that contrast, yet complement each other and your nails will look fab, like the wings of a beetle ready to fly off. I find that two coats give me a great depth of colour and that the nail polish tends to last for around 3-4 days before it needs either touching up or removing. I have also used it on my toes and it lasts a bit longer, around a week. To remove the nail polish I just use a supermarket own brand of nail polish remover and a bit of cotton wool, the colour comes off well and does not stain my fingers, though I always wear a base coat to help protect my nails. Overall I would recommend this nails polish to others as it is a great vivid colour that you is very versatile. It is good quality, lasts well, removes easily and is well priced.
I got my first Models own nail varnish as a freebie and decided to buy a couple more when I saw the colours available as they are a bit different from a lot of brands, I bought the nail varnish from Boots and it cost me £5 for the product but I really like it so it was worth it, there is a fantastic array of colours in the range and the display is fantastic. The nail varnish comes in a very simple see through glass bottle with Models Own written across the front of it, the lid is a twist off lid which is white in colour and has the applicator brush on the underneath. I was drawn to this nail varnish as the colour is really striking and seemed to jump from the shelf at me. The nail varnish is copper in colour and has a really metallic look to it which I really love as it seems to change shade depending on which way you turn your hands. The applicator is under the lid like with most nail varnishes and I do personally find that it is easier to paint my nails holding a thinner lid than this one, the applicator brush is a decent thickness and I can paint my smaller nails in 2 strokes and my bigger nails in 3 strokes so the actual painting of my nails doesn't take very long to do. I found that this nail varnish dries within about 10 minutes so you can put another coat on however to be properly dry so that you won't get smudges takes around 15 minutes which is generally a little bit too long for me however it was just a colour I loved so I decided to put up with the length of time. I always use a base coat and a top coat and I have found that with this nail varnish being such a strong colour I only need 2 coats to be happy with the job, the finished effect is lovely and my nails look really glossy. I always have the good intentions of reapplying my top coat every day when I paint my nails but do admit to often forgetting, I have found that this nail varnish lasts 2-3 days without chipping when I don't reapply my top coat so if you reapply the top coat every day you should be able to get an extra day or so with your nails looking great. The only draw back of this nail varnish and in fact the range as a whole for the ones I have tried is that the drying time is a little too long but the colour range is fantastic and you can get some colours that I simply haven't seen in other brands so they are worth the wait. This nail varnish gives a great finish, is easy to paint with and is about average price for a branded nail varnish.
I have short nails and one of my goals for this year is to stop biting my nails, but working at KFC where we have to keep our nails short anyway I'm stuck in the mind set of may as well just keep biting them short. To help me get out of this I came to the decision to always keep my nails painted whenever I am not at work and since more times I get 2-4 days off at a time I thought this was a pretty good idea because if they look good I wouldn't want to spoil them and so far so good. Every week I've been going into town and have bought a new shade because I don't really have that many shades at the moment so need to bulk it up so I can vary them and do different styles with them. I can across models own which is sold in Boots, this is £5 per nail varnish which I did find quite steep but I thought that it must be good and I have the money available to spend. I was chatting to another girl who was browsing the same section and she told me to check out the "beetlejuice" collection as it was new out. I'm very particular about the shades I use, I like subtle dark tones and shades rather than bright ones. Copper pot is an orange/gold/rusty looking colour which I thought was very nice compared to the normal red/orange shades so I purchased this one, the reason the collection is called beetlejuice is because the shades are colour shifting with vivid tones like the wings of flies. When applying the first coat I noticed the application brush wasn't overly long which is great because I still have small nails as I'm only just growing them, this meant that I could paint my nails and not have to worry about getting too much on my skin and having to spend ages tidying it up. On the first application this was a very weak shimmery gold colour, of course at least three coats are needed for a strong colour. This was really fats drying so it meant I could get on with applying the next coat. Once I had finished I had a brush stroke free strong block colour but the shade didn't look like it did in the pot but just looked more shimmery/glittery pale gold. I wasn't overly impressed with the colour so I took it off and put black on instead. I was having a play around with some glitter nail varnishes over the black when I decided to apply copper pot over the black and I was extremely happy with the results. The shade was a dark brown/gold which shimmered and glittered. I was really pleased, this shade is really gothic and eye catching. To get this shade I have two layers of black and two layers of copper pot. I had this on for four days and it didn't chip or weaken when washing my hands, in the shower or even while I cleaned and went to the gym, all these things I use my hands for so I assumed that the varnish wouldn't last long and it would all be chipped after the second day but they were perfect still. When it did come to taking this off I used standard nail varnish remover where it came straight off without any effort and it left behind no stains. I'm really pleased with this, despite not liking the actual shade I was able to modify it to one I do like by putting black under it and the way it doesn't chip and is long lasting it is well worth the £5 I paid