Thursday, December 27, 2012

Models Own ~ Southern Lights stamped with blue

Models Own ~ Southern Lights
Lavender toned glitter with holo glitter

Southern Lights is from the Wonderland collection. Models Own themselves describe the collection as “a magical polish collection offering gradients of subtle to dense glitter for a sophisticated grown-up glimmer”.
I bought three out of the set of five, and this is the first I try on.

The formula is good; Mind you, I’ve never experienced anything else with Models Own’s polishes. I applied two easy coats for desired opacity. The sun wasn’t cooperative, but man, can this baby sparkle! Here’s a pic of two coats; no top coat yet.

The holo glitter is really effective! It sparkles in little rainbows even in low light. Here’s an indoor shot from another angle:

This colour is too pale for me to wear on its own though, but it is perfect for stamping on with a darker colour. I picked a dark blue from Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri series, called “Blazing Blue”. I used an all nail design from the XL stamping plate DRK-B, and sealed it all up with two coats of Funky Fingers top coat. I bought that top coat in a blog sale (why not just use it yourself instead of selling it?), and it’s not a fast drying top coat. I’m going to use it anyway!

Here’s the final result:

And from another angle:

The pretty couple:

I seem to have some problems with my DKR-B plate. The designs are cut so deep so if I press the stamper too hard down onto my nails, the design will smear and smudge. So I feel really challenged. It doesn’t matter quite so much on this background, but still. I love the designs, but I really have to pick my motifs carefully, when I choose something from that plate. I don’t regret buying it one bit though! :)

Here’s the verdict:
Opacity: 6/10
Colour, prettiness: 8/10
Durability: 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Overall: 7/10
Buy again: No


  1. That is an amazing combo, it's really beautiful!

    1. Thank you! :) I quite like that dark blue on the glitter. They suit each other good :)

  2. I love blue on blue. One of my fab nail looks :). The models own glitter is beautiful xx

  3. Southern Lights is really gorgeous! Looks awesome with stamping too! :)

    1. Thank you! I'm actually glad that the blue allowed the glitter to peak through :)

  4. Southern Lights Is gorgeous! Holo goodness.

    1. It really is an amazing holo glitter. Models Own did good with this collection :)

  5. I really love the one from models own <3