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