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A England – Tess D’Urbervilles with Models Own Stamping

I decided I wanted to see how good the new Models Own HyperGels would be as stamping polishes and ending up putting this right to the test!!

I used as my base A England, Tess D’Urbervilles. I love A Englands polishes but I have to admit I wasn’t totally into this one. I think its because most of the time it just looks black. You have to really get it into the sun to establish its a dark green.

I stamped using HyperGel in Turquoise Gloss using a Bundle Monster plate. I chose to use a bamboo stamp to see how much detail the hyper gel would pick up.




What do you think? Could you tell?

I’m not convinced myself at all on this mani and will change it pretty quick I think.

Thanks for reading. x


Pink Argyle Art!

I had some time on my hands and decided to play around with some nail art. I browsed through some tutorials in pinterest and came across this one which seemed simple enough!


With thanks to nutin but a nail thing for doing this.

I used as my base colour one of the new Hyper Gels from Models Own, Pink Veneer and as my darker pink Kiko 447 Carmine Red (although to me it looks more pink but whatever!!).

I used my Barry M nail art pens and away I went!!





Its a shame my white pen is a little watery compared to my black pen as I think it would have worked better if it wasn’t. But I was still totally pleased with the finished look!

What do you think?

Thanks for reading xx

Models Own Hypergel – White Light

Unless, as the saying goes, you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks Models Own have released a new collection of polishes. They are like Barry M Gelly’s whereby they have a gel like finish without the need of a UV lamp and you can remove them as normal.

They hit their 250,000 likes target and as I suspected the moment that they issued the 50% off code the website crashed. Two hours later I managed to pick up the few polishes that I and a couple of the ladies from NPAA wanted. They arrived super dooper quick, the next day in fact!! No label and over 4 polishes in the parcel. One rule for one, one for another it would appear. Anyway I digress!

The one I was most excited to try was the white. I’m always on the look out for a good white polish. Unfortunatly the first time I tried this wear this polish was a disaster. I was trying to do it quickly and formula didn’t assist in this! Its very thick and a little unmanageable. You cannot go over the same area twice in quick succession otherwise the polish will just streak and go lumpy. You’ll also have problems with air bubbles. So in a fit of frustration I took it off and tried again the next day. So basically what you are seeing here is my second attempt.

Sadly my stamping messed it up and the photographs are shit.

Basically my thoughts on the one HyperGel I’ve tried so far is that its not a polish to use when you are in a hurry. The second time I did it the results were much better. However it takes FOREVER to dry so I had to use a quick dry top coat so the shine aspect of the gel polish was defeated. There are lot nicer and better white polishes out there so I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this one.




Thanks for reading xx

GOT Challenge – Green

Well this is a bollocks mani. But I have had time to redo so you are seeing my crap attempt at a jelly sandwich. Without a jelly.

I’d read someone that Illamasqua (yes again!) was quite sheer so I thought I could layer todays golden oldie, Models Own Dancing Queen, between it.

Didn’t work. Couldn’t see glitter thought and I smudged it. Just a complete and utter rank mess.



Super annoyed.

Thanks for reading! xx

GOT Challenge – Blue

Much better this week after last weeks disaster!!!

My golden oldies this week are Barry M Turquoise topped with Models Own stunning Indian Ocean. I then couldn’t quite leave it alone so then topped it off with an untried, EdM Falling skies.


I really liked this combination and this mani reminded me I really need to use Indian Ocean a lot more!






What do you think?

GOT Polish – Pink

Its the first day of the new Crumpets Nail Art Challenge, Golden Oldie Thursdays or GOT for short. This is going to be fun!!

First prompt is pink. This was super hard to pick actually as before my addiction kicked in, in full force I generally loved pink as my colour of choice so I do have LOADS!! In the end I had to choose two because I couldn’t decide. First polish is Models Own Northern Lights for 2012’s christmas collection and I also used Models Own Pinky Brown from their Beetlejuice collection also from 2012.

I decided to to use Northern Lights as my base and then taped over and used pink brown as an accent. As usual it looked better in my head than on the nail but I’m still super pleased with it. I’d forgotten how sparkly Northern lights was!!




I think the colours worked really well together and I’m pleased with my first prompt in this challenge. More is come. Next is stripes.

Thanks for reading xxx