“ Brand: Models Own / Type: Nail Varnish / Subcategory: Nail Polish / Suitable for: Nails „
Models own brand can be found in River Island or can be bought on-line and personally, I absolutely love it, in any colour. This was actually the first colour I ever purchased and it is absolutely gorgeous. Very in fashion at the moment with all the pastel colours, Models own is very on trend right now. I am usually quite picky with trying new make up and nail varnish but with this one, I spent £4.00 and it was really worth the money. There are so many different colours to choose from which is brilliant.
So why do I like this so much? Well... This nail varnish possesses many benefits. It dries within 2 minutes and it doesn't go tacky at all. This varnish doesn't chip easily, yes it can chip depending how heavy handed or heavy footed you are but it's great. Finally, the colour looks great even though you have only applied one coat- how good can this get.
On the down side, if you put too much of this one, it goes to the other extreme and doesn't dry for hours!This can be really annoying if you are waiting to go out or doing it quickly. However, this is the only bad point and I strongly recommend this to each and everyone of you... Totally in fashion and absoloutely gorgeous. Thanks for reading.
I got this polish at boots for £5 which I find pretty good value for money as most polishes are pricier than this... THe only other brands I can think if that are cheaper from the ones that I've tried are barry M and rimmel.
They have quite a nice selection of trendy colours that are good dupes for more expensive brands like chanel and opi.
I've been eyeing this shade for a while and decided to get it as it reminded me a lot of a mac and chanel shade that was limited edition and since it's so simmilar I thought I didn't have a lot to lose since this was just a fiver.
The brush is not too thick or too thin, the colour is a nice cream light minty green and the bottle is see through with a white cap.
The polish applies very nicely; smooth and evenly and doesn't take a lot of work to look nice. It dries reasonabley fast to a nice shiny finish and I've had it on for 3 days without chipping so lasts quite well too.
I would recommend this shade and am looking to try more of the models own polishes soon.
Having had this nail polish for a number of months and wearing it on my nails at least one day a week, I figured that I could probably give you a very fair review on it. I first looked into the Models Own brand when I saw it for sale in River Island, and was then prompted to buy my first nail polish from their brand when they opened up Models Own stands in my local Boots stores. I went a little bit crazy with the nail polish purchase when they were first released here, but I don't regret it one bit! One of those polishes was in fact Jade Stone, and that is the polish I'll be reviewing for you today.
Models Own nail polishes come in 14ml bottles which are very similar in design to Nail Inc. bottles. The bottle is made of thick, clear glass while the the cap is made of sturdy white plastic. I do find that these nail polishes can look a little cheap if the bottle is just sitting all alone, but if you have a few of these polishes then they look lovely together - maybe that's just me being weird though!
The bottle states that you have to shake well and that it is flammable (like all nail polishes).
You can very clearly see the colour inside through the glass, it is a stunning pastel colour which is almost like an aqua green. the image above shows the colour very well, although there is a slight aqua blue tone in it too. It is a creme finish which means no shimmer or glitter. I hoped that this would be a nail polish that would translate well onto my nails, and not one that would completely transform into a different colour as soon as it hits the air!
Applying the nail polish was easy, the cap comes attached to a fairly long, flexible brush which makes it easy to paint the whole length of the nail in one stroke. The brush isn't too thick or too thin, and you could cover the whole nail in 3 strokes (4 for the thumbnail). This is perfect for me as I hate spending too much time on my nails, I always started with the buffing/shaping etc and then by the time I get to painting them, I just get bored!
The nail polish itself is very thick so you'll need to wipe the brush down a bit before applying it to your nails otherwise you'll just be left with a green blob of goo on your nails. Not cute.
It was easy enough to apply a thin layer, and my nails were ready for a second coat within 4 minutes. I always advise a second coat for nail polishes, but this is one that definitely needs it as it applies slightly sheer if you look at it in a certain light. The first time I used it, I opted for 3 coats to make it as opaque as possible, but this caused bubbling and messiness, so now I stick to 2 thin coats, and I get a perfect finish every time!
Top it off with a top gloss coat and you're good to go.
The colour stayed perfect during and after application, there was no darkening after it had dried like with some polishes, it just looked exactly as it did in the bottle. There was no sign of streaking or smudging and the colour was evenly distributed all over my nails.
I can't comment on the staying power of this nail polish as I always use a base coat and top coat therefore it wouldn't be a fair review on the chipping etc.
Removing the nail polish couldn't be easier, simply wipe it away with nail polish remover and a cotton pad and you're done. I always recommend leaving the cotton pad on the nail for a few seconds to soak the nail polish away before wiping it off. I've experienced no staining and have had no bad effects to my nails since using this nail polish, but this could be down to always using a base coat underneath nail polish.
Models Own nail polish will cost you £5 per bottle which is fantastic value for the quality and colour pay off of the polish. You can purchase them from most Boots stores, River Island and online at modelsownit.com.
I absolutely love the Models Own range of nail polish and have built up a fair collection of them since their release in Boots, but I will remove 1 Dooyoo star for the bubbling I experienced on the third coat.
Thank you for reading.
~Reasons for Buying~
Pastel colours were really in this summer (unfortunately I think the summers over now though). I always like to try and keep up with the latest trends but as I didn't have much cash for new clothes I decided I would have to channel this one through make up. In Boots there was an offer on all Models Own products which was 2 for £8. As I had never tried any Models Own products before I thought I would give this a try. I had only ever heard good things about this nail polish so was expecting it to be worth the money.
Normally this nail polish would have cost £5 from Boots, £4 from asos.com and £4.99 from River Island. It is averagely priced compared to most other nail polishes out there.
I like the simpleness of the bottle that this nail polish comes in. It is a small clear bottle with a white lid. On the glass part of the bottle it is very simple, all it says is 'models own'. I like it and think it looks very pretty. There wasn't much packaging when I bought this; just a thin plastic cover that you have to pull of. It stopped people using this in the shop.
~Applying the Product~
It is very easy to paint on this nail polish. The brush isn't anything particularly special but it is a good one and helps you apply the polish quite easily and comfortably. As with most nail polishes the brush is stuck under the bottom of the lid.
I would recommend applying two coats as you get the best colour then.
Unfortunately this didn't dry as quick as some other nail polishes I own. It takes a couple of minutes before it is safe to start using your hands again, and also I would recomend waiting a minute or so for the first coat to dry before you apply the second coat otherwise you will never get it dry.
~Quality of the Product~
The nail polish started to chip the next day but it didn't completely chip off until a couple of days later. It looked a bit cheap because of the small chips at the ends but these only started to become really apparent after about three days of wearing it.
I liked the colour and it did fit in with the pastel colours trend that I had hoped it would do. I was happy with the way it looked but not as happy as I am with the way some of my other nail polishes look. For the price I think this should be better quality. I wouldn't recommend it for the full £5 normal retail price but if it was about £3 or something I would recommend it to try out. Basically its OK, but definitely not brilliant.