Friday, 5 September 2014

NEW - Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection - Sneak Peek Swatches and Review

Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection


A little while ago a very exciting press release dropped into my inbox, along with instructions to keep hush until today (it's always very hard to keep quiet about such things!) but now I can show you some polishes from the brand new Diamond Luxe Collection from Models Own!

So what's special about Diamond Luxe? Well, the beautiful shimmer is actually real diamond dust! Which I must admit made me feel like a bit of a princess (especially with the pink one) and they feature never-before-seen limited edition gold caps, which look super classy. Even without the diamond dust thing, these are really nice polishes, but it's a fun feature - and don't worry, they're the same price as a regular Models Own polish!

Left to right is: Princess Pink, Trillion Taupe, Heart Red, Pear Purple, Marquise Maroon, Carat Coral, Asscher Blue, Radiant Pink, Emerald Green and Oval Plum,


The fine dusting of subtle shimmer in each bottle is wonderfully sparkly, more so than my pictures suggest, and the darker shades especially have a really nice depth to them. They dry pretty quick, especially as you don't need many coats for most of them, but as always if you want a fool proof finish I'd always suggest quick dry top coat. Also, don't forget your base coat with the darker shades because they can stain due to the pigmentation! There are 10 shades in all and I have 5 to show you.

Oval Plum is a beautiful deeply pigmented plum shade with purple shimmer and teeny tiny flakes. The formula is wonderful and you could definitely get away with just 1 coat. I've used 2 (as always) plus top coat.

Models Own Oval Plum

Models Own Oval Plum

Models Own Oval Plum

Models Own Oval Plum

Emerald Green is my favourite - it's just lovely! Beautiful bright green with a super-fine sprinkling of gold shimmer. Another great, highly pigmented formula, I've used 2 coats and top coat.

Models Own Emerald Green

Models Own Emerald Green

Models Own Emerald Green

Princess Pink is an incredibly girly, barbie pink with silver shimmer. The formula here was a little trickier than the others and needed 3 coats, but evened out pretty well. There is definitely a place in my heart for this sort of shade!

Models Own Princess Pink

Models Own Princess Pink

Models Own Princess Pink

Marquise Maroon is a gorgeous deep red wine shade with red and gold shimmer. Super pigmented and only 1 or 2 coats needed! I've used 2 coats and top coat.

Models Own Marquise Maroon

Models Own Marquise Maroon

I've purposefully put Carat Coral at the bottom because it's the one and only disappointment of the bunch. I don't know whether I got a bad bottle or not, but the formula just dried lumpy and didn't spread very well. So disappointing because it looks lovely in the bottle and the bright coral colour is pretty! I didn't even want to post my swatch because it looks so bad, but I'm not going to write it off until I've heard how other people got on with it. I tried it with and without top coat but it just went lumpy each time, and none of the shimmer showed up on my nails!

Models Own Carat Coral

Models Own Carat Coral

Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection

With the exception of Carat Coral, there isn't a shade I don't like here! The pigmented formulas are great and whether you're excited by the prospect of diamond dust or not, these are really pretty polishes. The rest of the shades in the collection look really nice too (Especially Asscher Blue) so be sure to keep a look out for them on other blogs! 

My picks: Emerald Green, Oval Plum and Marquise Maroon

Availability

- Available on www.modelsownit.com from 19th September
- Available from UK Models Own Bottleshops from 20th September
- Available from Superdrug stores nationwide from 24th September
- Priced £4.99 each

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19 comments

  1. Marquise Maroon and the Emerald Green are lovely, shame about the crappy formula on the coral as it's the sort of colour I'd go for. And props for getting the swatches up with the short turn around time ;)

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  2. Wow these all look amazing! It's been a great year for Models Own release-wise and these don't disappoint! I think Emerald Green is my favourite! Marquise Maroon is so nice too! It's a shame about the formula of Carat Coral! I think the Gold packaging is a nice touch too! :)

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  3. I've been saying on every entry I've seen about the polishes that I can't wait to see Emerald Green in the flesh, it's one of those dream shades you think about in your head and now it exists! Great swatches as always, I can't wait to get my hands on some of these :-)

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  4. Emerald Green is my favourite too, it's gorgeous!

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  5. theyre all so gorgeous! I especially love the purple and red shades!

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  6. Oval Plum is my favourite. The green one looks like Barry M's Kiwi, but with shimmer. The dark red is pretty too.

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  7. These all look so good, can't wait to get my hands on them!

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  8. Can't wait til they come out in shops. They look so pretty! x

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  9. This collection is so beautiful. Right up my street. Love emerald goddess x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  10. These look amazing! Can't wait to get them!

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  11. This look pretty, shame about the coral one!
    Katy | sirensandbells.co.uk | facebook.com/sirensandbellsblog

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  12. Think I might have to get Oval Plum! They're all lovely colours though, annoying that the coral one isn't as good xx

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  13. Emerald Green is beautiful!

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  14. Plum, dark red and green are my faves! Dark red one looks perfect for autumn/winter (

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  15. These polishes are absolutely beautiful! Awesome swatches, by the way. I think Emerald Green and Marquise Maroon are my faves :)

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  16. I've just ordered Oval Plum and Pear Purple, I can't wait to see them in the flesh, I love a bit of shimmer!

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