Friday, July 25, 2014

Models Own ~ Sardonyx



Models Own ~ Sardonyx
Blood scarlet red

Sardonyx is from the Velvet Goth Collection. It’s dark red and it’s packed with tiny glitters.

The formula is a little bit thick which makes it a challenge to paint close to the cuticles, but I managed OK. I can live with edges that aren’t totally sharp :D Drying time between the coats is good and it took me two coats to achieve desired opacity. I’ve read that this is almost a one coater - but no, it isn’t in my book. Actually my camera would have loved me to apply a third coat, but two coats is enough for the human eye to be satisfied.

The polish dries up dull and flat – hence the “velvet” in the collection name. I don’t like my pretties to be dull, so I applied a layer of topcoat, et voíla: All the glitter went shiny and pretty again!

Here’s two coats plus a layer of topcoat:


The polishes in this collection all have colour-matching fuzzy velvet lids. The polishes doesn’t get the velvet feel though, just the (in my opinion) dull look.


Simplicity is what I was in the mood for. So I grabbed a pink holo Lilypad Lacquer called “Pink Sugar” and made three dots on each nail.

Here’s what my final mani ended up looking like:


One last picture just because I can:


I got this polish in a swap event I went to with a bunch of other girls. We had a great time and all came home with fine new polishes :)


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Durability: N/A
Finish: Jelly packed with microglitter
Overall impression: Red glitter is my kryptonite! I love polishes like this!
Buy again: Yes


14 comments:

  1. WOW, it's really gorgeous and glowing from within <3

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  2. It's very pretty, it looks as if was glowing its own light. The same is with the sandy Zoya, Chyna, for exmple.

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    1. I keep reminding myself to try Chyna on, but other polishes keep getting in the way :D

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  3. Beautiful colour! I've seen these without the topcoat, but I think they are better with it.

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    1. I wouldn't wear this without a topcoat - the topcoat really makes this polish come to life :)

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  4. I've seen this collection and wasn't impressed. But with the addition of the top coat - this polish goes from mundane to WOW! Oh cute little dots :-)

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    1. It's amazing how big a difference a bit of topcoat can do, really! :)

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  5. I love the red microglitter! it's so sparkly and pretty :) the dots are cute too!

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    1. I agree, and it does need that topcoat :)

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