Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Models Own Polish For Tans Collection Swatches and Review

Models Own Polish For Tans Collection


I have another exclusive for you today!!  I'm excited to be able to give you your first look at the brand new Polish For Tans collection from Models Own. I'm practically dancing in my chair while typing this, let me tell you! So, grab your sunnies and come and see what it's all about...

Models Own Polish For Tans Collection

So, what is polish for tans? These 5 bright shades have been designed especially to enhance and compliment a natural tan. They've been mixed with a white base to create a "neon-pastel" formulation that will make your summer tan stand out! Fear not though, they're not only for people with tans...absolutely anyone can wear them, but if you do have a summer glow they'll give it a good oomph. I don't have particularly tanned skin myself and they still look great! 

The formula dries down to a semi-matte finish upon application, so if you prefer a glossy look, just add top coat. They're a bit thicker than a regular Models Own polish, and they can be a little streaky (as a lot of neon shades tend to be) but I have a couple of application tips: 

1. Apply a thin coat first, wait for it to dry, then apply a thicker coat over that (2 if needed)

Or, an even more fool proof way:

2. Lay down a white base coat first, then apply 1-2 coats of colour. You'll get a smoother finish and the colour will really pop (I only figured this out after I'd already swatched them all!)

Of course, if you do use top coat, this will also help to smooth out any imperfections. Touch-dry time is pretty fast too! Neons as a rule do tend to dry a little quicker than a regular polish. On to the swatches...

Bikini is a super bright highlighter yellow. 3 coats here


Models Own Bikini

Models Own Bikini


Sun Hat is a bright barbie pink, possibly even a little brighter in real life! I used 2 coats

Models Own Sun Hat

Models Own Sun Hat

Beach Bag is a bright peachy orange. I think this one may be my favourite, I don't have another polish like this! I used 3 coats

Models Own Beach Bag

Models Own Beach Bag

Flip Flop is a highlighter green and the brightest of the bunch! It also has the thickest formula, and I did find it streaky, but not unmanageable. This is quite possibly the brightest polish I own! I used 3 coats. 

Models Own Flip Flop


Models Own Flip Flop

Shades is a coral pink. This one was quite difficult to photograph; just imagine it a touch brighter in real life. Neon shades do tend to wreak havoc with cameras! 2 coats here

Models Own Shades

Models Own Shades

Are you in the mood for Summer yet!? I do love this idea of creamy, pastel neons and although the formula can be a little tricky to get to grips with, I'm so pleased with the beautiful bright colours! I will definitely be wearing them this summer, hopefully by a pool with a cocktail in hand. My head is spinning with nail art ideas too, and due to them being a bit thicker than a regular polish, they do work for stamping! 

What do you think, will you be picking any up? Let me know in the comments!

My Picks: Beach Bag, Flip Flop and Shades

Availability

- Available now at Models Own Bottleshops!
- Launching at www.modelsownit.com and Superdrug stores on April 9th
- Launching at Boots stores on April 16th

Don't forget www.modelsownit.com have an ongoing 6 for £20 mix & match offer! 

29 comments:

  1. Neons aren't really my usual thing but Beach Bag and Shades both look great :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  2. Oh my these are all fab! You wouldn't happen to know if any of them are dupes to some previous China Glaze collections? I feel like Beach Bag and Flip Flop Fantasy might be quite similar, so I'd just like to make sure before purchasing a shade I already own :)

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    1. I don't own those polishes so I can't make a comparison, sorry! I think FFF may be a little brighter and more jelly-like

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  3. There practically never is any tan that can be enhanced on my skin, but I always love a good neon polish! I especially like Beach Bag.

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  4. Yeah I take massive issue with the whole 'tanned' thing, maybe it'll work for the majority of their market but it just seems like a mistake to me to alienate us pastey folk. But, your swatches are beautiful as always, and prove that you don't need any tan to pull them off x

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    1. Yeah, I do worry people may feel alienated but that isn't the intention...I hope people will realise from my swatches you don't HAVE to be tanned. At the end of the day it's a collection of creamy neons that anyone can wear...even those with pale skin, if they wish!

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  5. I really want to try these but I'm not that keen on that formula...I'll see :)

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    1. It's so much better when applied over a white base!

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  6. I definitely need to get Flip Flop!! The shade is just stunning! But Shades is also really nice!

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  7. Hah, I wish the German version of asos would finally update their Models Own polishes so I can get my paws on the HyperGels and these beauties! (Sometimes I envy everyone in the UK. We can get pretty polishes in Germany but Barry M, Models Own & Co. are so difficult to get. :-( )

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  8. How are these different to the Ice Neon shades, would you say? Struggling to justify it when they look so similar!

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    1. I don't own the ice neons so it's difficult for me to say exactly, but from what I can gather, Polish For Tans are creamier in consistency/finish and more opaque.

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  9. I love Bikini and Beach Bag!

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  10. Wow these shades look really good! I love beach bag xx

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  11. I love your swatches!! And oh my goodness this collection is so perf, I'm in love with neons!!! I think bikini and sun hat are musts for me (and the whole collection). :)

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  12. I was hoping I didn't need these as I own the Ice Neons but from the looks of your beautiful swatches I absolutely do need these new releases ... ;))

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  13. I LOVE these! I really like Flip Flop, it reminds of Flossgloss Con Limon. I really think a muted or pastel neon is such a good way of wearing neon shades without feeling too day-glo, good call Models Own!

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  14. Fantastic swatches! And these colors are soooo fun! Gotta get them all! :)

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  15. they are awesome! the lime is amazing!!

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  16. oh my! I can't choose the only one! Love all of them but peach, yellow and green are my favs:)

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  17. Great swatches! I'm not sure if this collection is for me but I love the look of Beach Bag! I cannot wait to see what designs you come up with using these! :)

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  18. Your nail beds are so deep! Never noticed before :/ These swatches are great. Stand outs are Flip Flop and Beach Bag. Kind of wish there was a bright blue instead of the pink but a great collection. E&J.xx

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  19. I love polishes which dry quicly. The neon colours are fantastic, and I usually have my tan skin, because I was born near the Mediterranean sea.

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  20. Do you happen to know if they will be available on asos.com? I'm not from the uk but I would really like to purchase these :(

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  21. These look gorgeous! are they quite similar to the ice neons collection? x

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