Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Swatches and Review

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection

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The first release of 2015 from Models Own comes in the form of the Colour Chrome collection, and just LOOK at those bottles! They could contain tar and I'd still buy them looking like that...although thankfully the contents is much more pleasing ;) I have 5 shades to share with you today!

I know a lot of people have been hoping for a chrome collection from a readily available brand such as Models Own for a while, including me! I had a feeling we'd be seeing these soon (don't ask me why...gut nail blogger instinct?!) They remind me of the Sally Hansen Color Foil polishes, which I'm yet to see in the UK.

The formula is reminiscent of smooth, liquid metal and has a flat foil-like finish with little to no shimmer, which is what I wanted from them! We also see the return of the flat brush (last seen in the Diamond Luxe collection) which really helps to get good application


Due to the nature of the super smooth and lightweight formula, perfect application can be a little tricky at first, but they're more or less streak free when applied well. As with any formula like this, imperfections in your nail surface (ridges, dents) will show up under the polish, so make sure you buff your nails beforehand to smooth them out. All of my swatches are without base coat and top coat, and I would recommend you ditch them too, they don't work well with polishes like this! (you could possibly try a good ridge filling base coat, but the one I tried from Essie didn't have good results)

Chrome Pink - 2 coats. In bright light they have a lighter shine, and in darker light they have a more metal looking finish. (hopefully I've made sense there, who can say)

Models Own Chrome Pink

Models Own Chrome Pink

Chrome Blue - 2 coats

Models Own Chrome Blue

Models Own Chrome Blue

Chrome Green - 2 coats

Models Own Chrome Green

Models Own Chrome Green

Chrome Silver - 2 coats

Models Own Chrome Silver

Models Own Chrome Silver

Chrome Gold - 2 coats

Models Own Chrome Gold

Models Own Chrome Gold

As you can see, the odd ridge is visible but it's nothing distracting. These are really good chromes, the finish speaks for itself and the fluidity of the application is quite surprising. They also make great stamping polishes (I've so far tried them with a squishy stamper and a firmer Konad stamper, the firmer one worked great but the squishy one was temperamental) so even if you wouldn't wear them alone, they're worth buying for that in my opinion; I'm over the moon to have a lovely new set of stamping polishes!

Application tips

- Buff nail surface before application (lightly, don't overdo it)
- Make sure nails are clean of oils/creams etc.
- Get an even amount on your brush, don't let it gloop off the end!
- Apply in a light fluid motion from cuticle to tip, try not to go over the same bit more than once (per coat)
- Apply 2 coats
- Don't use top coat!

My picks: Silver and Blue

Availability

- Exciting news! Limited quantities of these polishes will be available in the Models Own 50% off sale! Your chance to grab them for a mere £2.50 each, beginning on January 29th at 10am on www.modelsownit.com

- Available from UK Models Own Bottle Shops from 31st January, and Superdrug stores from 11th of February, priced £4.99 each

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17 comments

  1. These look absolutely incredible. I've not been so excited for a Models Own collection in ages!
    Megan x
    London Callings

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  2. These are just gorgeous. They remind me of the Barry M foil effect polishes but so much better x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  3. Stunning, they are great dupes for the SH Color Foils as I have two of those and these are pretty much the same in colour and application.

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  4. Can't wait for these to come out. They look so lovely x

    peepintokslife.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I never fancy chromes but your swatches make these look amazing! Your application looks sooo good! :D

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  6. They are so fablous! Much more vibrant than usual chromes...

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  7. I am so sold on these, and don't get me started on the gold. Thank you for the tips! If I'm able to find them online I'll give these a go.

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  8. Great swatches! I can't get over the application...they don't look like chromes!

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  9. I've been so looking forward to these! I too have been wanting the Sally Hansen ones - why aren't they UK-bound yet?(rhetorical!) Thanks for the great swatches - and of course, the sale on MO's website starts today - fill yer basket time methinks! Tx

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  10. Great information. Thanks for providing us such a useful information. Keep up the good work and continue providing us more quality information from time to time. Top Models

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  11. I've got most of these chrome colours but do find they don't last long as they seem to wear/rub off very quickly. What can I do to make the colours last. Is there a good top coat for these ? Thanks Jackie

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  12. I've got most of these chrome colours but do find they don't last long as they seem to wear/rub off very quickly. What can I do to make the colours last. Is there a good top coat for these ? Thanks Jackie

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