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I love to do my nails and am always looking out for new brands and shades to add to my collection of nail polishes. I give myself a full manicure every week at home, and as I have long nails I like to make a lot of effort to keep them looking neat and in good condition. I initially purchased several shades of this Models Own Nail Polish directly from their brand website, but they are also available on the high street from stores like Boots. The RRP is £5.00 for a 14ml bottle.
Product description: "Stay on-trend right down to the tips of your toes. Creamy or pearly, glittery or neon, all our nail polishes glide on smoothly and are hardwearing and long lasting. Designed for fashion - and fun!"
I already have a couple of Models Own glitter nail polishes, so this plain nude beige polish seemed a little bit boring in comparison. I put it aside in favour of wearing more interesting shades, until I recently attended an interview and was searching for the right shade of nail polish to give a neat, groomed look that would complement my long nails without making them look too done up. Although this is called "nude beige" I would say the colour is a bit deeper than that, and I describe it as more of a fawn shade with a warm tone to it. This nude colour comes out perfectly on my nails and is the exact thing I was looking for to give a smart professional appearance. I have since taken to wearing this nail polish frequently, as the neutral colour allows me to play around with brighter coloured make-up on my face and I can wear a stand-out lipstick without looking overdone as the nude nails tone down the overall look. This nail polish colour is so easily wearable and I think it would suit anyone, for any occasion.
The Models Own nail polish range is packaged in chunky glass bottles with a large plastic lid, and this makes it easy to get a good grip, allowing for an even application. The polish is really smooth and flows easily over the surface of my nails giving a good even layer. I was surprised that even after only the first coat I was left with a good level of colour and although adding a second coat does help to give a slightly deeper colour and adds to the longevity of the polish, it is not necessary as one coat gives full coverage without any sheer streaky sections. The polish dries really quickly and is safe to touch after only a couple of minutes which is really handy for times when I need to do my nails in a rush and this means I can freshen up my overall look in just a few minutes from the start of application to the finish once it's dried.
I tend to wear one coat of this nail polish, mainly to save time and also to make the bottle last for longer. I find that a one coat application will last me anywhere between 3 to 5 days, depending on the level of manual tasks that I have to do. For example, if I'm cleaning my whole house, and putting my hands in hot water for cleaning dishes or taking a bath, this does weaken the polish and make it wear away faster. That said, on a normal week when I'm just getting through my straight forward 9-5 at the office, the polish will last for 5 days and remains in a good condition throughout. It does last slightly better when two coats are applied, as the thicker layers will stop it from wearing away so easily, but it will only extend the life by about 2 days at best, so I'm happy to continue with wearing the one coat as this is more convenient for me.
I like Models Own make-up in general, and have tried several of their different nail polish shades before. This Nude Beige Polish has become a really important product in my make-up collection and I get an awful lot of use out of it. It ticks all the boxes I require from any nail polish: easy and smooth application, quick drying, long lasting. The best thing about it is what initially made me overlook it, and that it the perfect neutral colour. It really does match in with any outfit regardless of what style I'm dressed in, and it works well with all sorts of make-up look whether it's bright and bold or just everyday natural. I would definitely recommend this nail polish and will be buying it again once I run out.
Models Own nail polish is very popular, I think this was mainly due to the vast colour range that they boasted and as more and more people tried out the nail polishes more and more positive reviews began being churned out regarding this product. I'm quite late to try out this brand of nail polishes which is quite weird as I usually buy exciting new products straight away but this one has just escaped me for some unknown reason, that is - until now!
The models own nail polish comes in a glass opaque jar with a large plastic lid. The brush to apply the nail polish is attached to the lid like most other nail polishes. The 'models own' brand is emblazonned on the front of the jar and the colour of the nail polish can be seen clearly through it. In my case the colour was beige/nude. This is because I thought that it would compliment most of my outfits and was a good, safe colour to try out incase I didn't like the brand.
The brush is just like my other nail polish's brushes, I wouldn't say that there is anything different in the department. I think what sets this nail polish apart from the others is the viscosity of the polish itself. Cheaper nail polishes tend to be quite watery and runny whereas this one looks thick and tends to stick to the brush rather than running off the brush straight away. I also think the pigment in this nail polish sets it apart from the others and makes it well worth it's price tag.
I have used this nail polish three times now. The brush fans out perfectly to cover the whole of the nail and spreads the product really evenly. I do find that one coat of this nail polish isn't enough as it does look a little bit streaky but after a thin second coat this is very soon and expertly counteracted and the nail polish looks thick. The colour was a bit darker than 'beige' as described in my opinion and was more stoney than beige but it is still a good nude-type colour that does go well with most of my outfits and is very much on trend right now.
As for longevity of this product I have no complaints, due to the thickness of the product this stops the polish from chipping and looking messy. This is not to say the polish stays completely chip-free, as it does start chipping away after 4-5 days but I think this is reasonable considering how much you use your hands - especially if you work etc.
I bought this nail polish from Boots for £5.00. I think the price tag is justified as the pot does contain a lot of product so it will last me a long time.
As a lifestyle/beauty blogger, I'm always keen to try out products I've not encountered before. Having seen the immense popularity of Model's Own make up since reading blogs I decided to indulge using my Boots points. The nail polishes come in 14ml bottles and are priced at a reasonable £5. For what you're paying, you're getting a decent amount of polish. They're also available in a VAST array of colours ranging from neons, metallics, mattes, shimmers and special edition collections.
I've since opted in 'Utopia' (a beautiful matte pink) and Nudge Beige, the shade under question. I've used this product multiple times since owning it, and have had no issues with it in terms of application. It glides on smoothly and doesn't necessarily require more than one coat to get a decent finish. I personally opt for two coats as standard but like I said, you could rest assured that one coat provides good coverage. The brush itself is a tiny bit chunky but I don't think it affects brush strokes as such.
The colour itself is a decent nude, it suits all skin tones and dries very similar to how it looks in the bottle. Speaking of drying, it dries incredibly quickly, so gone are the half an hour's spent sat with your hands spread out in the air to avoid catching them on things and messing them up. I'd recommend having a go at Model's Own polishes - even if you don't want to choose the classic Nude Beige. For me, Model's Own epitomises what you'd want from a nail polish - good colours, good coverage, decent in quality and long lasting. I've found that my nails only chipped after around a week, and even so that was thanks to washing up!
Model's Own can be purchased online at www.modelsown.co.uk or via Boots stores nationwide.
Product: Models Own Nude Beige Nail Polish
I love Models Own Nail Polishes and i now have quite a few of this brands polishes in my nail polish collection. Models Own have launched a vast amount of shades to suit everyones personal preferences, from neutrals to brights, there's something to suit everyone, the only trouble is i want to buy them all!!
The packaging is very simple, a chunky sturdy glass bottle which is transparent so you can see the shade of the polish directly through the bottle. It as the Models Own Logo emblazoned at the front of the polish bottle then all other relevant information in small print at the back of the bottle with the name of the polish embedded on the base of the bottle. I really like the packaging, simple but effective.
One of my favourite shades at the moment is the Models Own Nude Beige Polish. It's just as the title suggests, a nude beige and a nice natural neutral shade, lovely and shiny.
I bought my polish from Boots for £5 which i feel is a reasonable price for a Nail polish. The quality is fab, great consistency and the colour glides on effortlessly. The size of the Nail Polish is 14ml so you get a generous amount of product inside the bottle.
I normally only need one coat applied to my nails, but for a more opaque finish it's suggested you use two coats and then a base coat applied over the top once dried.
I'm really pleased with the results of the polish. A fabulous shade, opaque finish, extremely easy application and very speedy to apply.
The nail polish lasted on my nails for approximately 3 days chip free which i feel is good going, i'll definitely continue to buying more of the Models Own Nail Polishes in the future.
If you want to see a photo of my nails you can check out my photo on my personal blog:
The above photo was the Models Own Nude Beige applied just the once to the nail.
I absolutely love this nail varnish - I can't really fault it to be honest. It's amazing quality and their is such a wide range of colours (over 70) to choose from to match every outfit, occasion and season. You can get matte ones or sparkly ones. I personally prefer the matte ones but I do have a glittery one which is so much more nicer then any other glitter eyeliner i've ever tried - it doesn't look tacky at all and glides on so easily, spreading the glitter evenly. I also have 20 of the matte colours, I won't list them all but some include pink sherbert, lilac dream, purple grey, hot pink and pastel pink. As you can see, each shade has its own little name, which I really like - it's a nice change from it just been called 'shade 101' etc.
The nail varnish is relatively expensive compared to other nail polishes however you get a generous amount of product (14ml) which lasts for ages and it's amazingly good quality. I paid £5 each for all of my Models Inc nail varnishes which I think is an okay price, no it isn't cheap but it's not extortionate either. The nail polish is very widely available and I got mine from ASOS. The packaging that the nail polish comes in is quite basic - sturdy bottles which contain a generous amount of product - each bottle contains 14ml of nail varnish which is around double the amount of an average nail varnish. The bottles are bigger and chunkier then average nail varnishes which I like as it makes them stand out from the crowd.
The bottles are transparent so the shade can be seen through the bottle, which I love because I store my makeup varnishes on my shelf and they look really pretty, like a rainbow lol. Also, the colour of the actual nail polish is excactly the same to how it looks in the bottle which is great as sometimes it can look totally different once it's on the nails to how it looked in the bottle. Each bottle has a white screw-off lid which has the applicator brush attatched to it. The brand name (Models Own) is written on the front of the bottle in large white writing. I would prefer the lid and writing to be black as I think the white can look a bit cheap but it's no big deal and doesn't effect my opinion of the product.
Applying the nail varnish is easy. The brush is a good size and well compacted - the bristles don't splay. The colour is amazingly well pigmented, with the darker colours such as the grey and the blue ones, one coat is enough as the colour's very intense, however with the lighter colours such as the light pink shades, you need 2 coats for a bold look as one coat is quite sheer. I like this though as that way I can choose how noticeable I have it. The nail varnish is just the right texture, very smooth and quite thick, you only need a tiny amount to cover all of your fingernails and it doesn't streak at all. I also use it on my toes which is just as easy however the brush is a tiny bit bigger than my little toe so it can be a bit awkward lol but I manage!
The colour looks really bold and intense with the darker colours, and I especially like the Purple Grey one which is such an unusual colour, it looks gorgeous. Beige is also a very unusual colour, it's almost a mushroom shade. The nail polish is very noticeable with the darker colours (and lighter colours if you do 2 layers) and I often get compliments and questions from my friends asking where I got my nail varnish from/what shade it is. The appearence makes my nails look really jazzed up and the coverage is flawless. It also gives my nails a very smooth, slightly shiny look which I love. The nail polish is very hard wearing and long lasting, and lasts for around 4 days (i've had a few occasions where it's lasted for over a week) before it starts chipping. Obviously if you use your hands alot then the lasting power may vary. I think the lasting power is great and I can not fault this nail polish at all - 5/5!
In my early-mid teens I always found giving myself a manicure to be the epitome of relaxation and would regularly put aside an hour so to give my nails a fresh lick of paint and shape them perfectly. These days I find doing my nails to be a tedious task and I can't quite wait to get that hour over and done with! Time can't be shaved off of the whole cutting/filing/buffing section so I rely on good nail polishes to save me a little extra time. I've also become a little less adventurous with the colour palette I use for my nails and stick to the classic nudes, reds, dark berry tones or the famous french manicure. My current favourite polish at the minute is Models Own Nude Beige and it's a polish that I believe everyone should have!
Models Own has recently become one of my favourite brands and that was originally based on their extensive nail polish collection. I started off with a few of their pastel colours but eventually branched off into their more neutral tones and taking Nude Beige home with me. This quickly became one of the best selling nail polishes of 2010 and it's easy to see why when you use it.
Looking very bland and not very exciting in the bottle, Nude Beige is exactly as it sounds. It's a very creamy looking beige colour that appears to have a lilac undertone. The bottle itself is something I find myself changing my opinion on daily. I still can't decide whether it looks cheap and tacky or quite cute. As you can see in the image above, the bottle design is very similar to that of Nail Inc, with the lid being the same circumference as the bottle. This ensures that you have a good grasp of the brush and makes it very easy to hold. The bottle itself is made of clear glass and all of the print is done in white. You have the brand name, Models Own, on the front of the bottle with "shake well, flammable" on the back. You're also told that the bottle contains 14ml of product and the bran website is printed below. The polish colour is printed on a label on the bottom of the bottle, and obviously in this case this is Nude Beige.
I'm relatively fussy when it comes to nail polish brushes, and I absolutely refuse to use OPI because of their brushes. The brush on this nail polish comes on a sturdy medium length stem, with the bristles being roughly just shorter than an inch long. The brush isn't too thin, and isn't too thick, in fact Models Own nail polishes have my favourite brush for applying nail polish. The medium size of the brush makes it quick and easy to apply nail polish all over your nails but keeps messy bits to a minimum.
As with all nail polishes, there will fumes. Sadly, this is one of the stronger scented nail polishes that I've smelled, and it does give me quite a headache so you want to use this in a well ventilated room.
The nail polish itself appears to be quite thick, but not in an unattractive gloopy way. I like my nail polishes to be thick as it usually means that I only have to use one coat and I'm good to go! I applied this nail polish with ease, and most nails only took 3 strokes to be fully covered. There was no streakiness and certainly no bubbles or clumps. Perfect!
I could tell instantly that this would become a new favourite of mine. Highly pigmented, a lovely colour, an easy to use brush and I only needed one coat!
It dried within around 90 seconds so I quickly topped it off with my trusty top coat and waited for it to dry. The colour I was left with was identical to the one in the bottle, but had more of a pink tone on my nails than the lilac I spotted in the bottle. I actually prefer the pink tone in this colour, so I was very pleased with that. This colour is suitable for absolutely any occasion as it gives you a subtle and classy, perfectly polished manicure without being over the top. Perfect for work.
I won't comment on the longevity of this nail polish as I always start and end with a base/top coat, which will prolong the life of my manicure. Buffing and shining my nails before hand also helps the nail polish to adhere to my nails better, so it wouldn't be fair to assure you that this lasts a week on my nails before any signs of wear and tear appear because I've never worn it on completely natural nails.
I also won't comment on how easy it is to remove for the same reasons mentioned above.
Like I mentioned earlier, this comes in a 14ml bottle and will only cost you £5 from Boots, River Island, Asos or modelsownit.com.
Models Own are also running a 25% off offer at the minute if you go to modelsownit.com/fabulous, so if you fancy trying this polish then you can get it a little cheaper.
I absolutely love this polish and really wouldn't be without it now. It's my go to polish if I can't decide on a colour and I can't praise Models Own enough for coming up with such a great consistency, colour and drying time all for such a great price!
Thank you for reading!