Sunday, 16 September 2012

Current Favourites: Nail Varnishes

I will start this post by saying it's no secret that I am a massive nail varnish enthusiast.  I can't leave the house without buying a new one and am forever taking pictures of my nails and posting them on instagram.  I thought I'd share my current favourite nail varnishes at the moment, there are probably more but I've bought some recently that I haven't even worn yet and although I love the colours, I didn't think that it was right that I included them in this post without me even trying them.  Also, apologies for the quality of these pictures, life hates me today.

Models Own Juicy Jules £5.00 - Juicy Jules is my all time favourite nail varnishes from Models Own.    I wore this throughout Christmas either just on the ring fingers or layered over various nail varnish shades.  It looks beautiful over Barry M's Raspberry in particular.  I've just recently re-discovered this and have fallen in love all over again.

Models Own Coral Reef £5.00 - Coral Reef is a nail varnish my boyfriend bought for me without me even prompting him!  He's good isn't he?!  It's been one of my Summer staples and I would love to wear it throughout Winter but it's a little too bright.  I'll definitely be re-wearing next Summer though!

Models Own Aqua Violet Beetle Juice £5.00 - OH MY GOD.  I wanted this forever and when my little Boots stocked it, I grabbed it with both hands.  This is honestly such a stunner of a colour especially when the light hits it and AAAAH, I just want to coat my nails in it now!

Models Own Ibiza Mix £5.00 - Obviously this was a complete impulse buy because every blogger and their boyfriend (not really) were going mental over it and y'know, I can't resist a good blogger hype.  Although this is an amazing glitter, the first time I used it I absolutely hated the formula.  It's quite hard to spread it across the nail because of the little sparkly pieces but I mastered the art of it in the end.  My favourite way to wear this is over a white nail varnish.  Try it, you'll love it.  Or your money back.  (SOZ, couldn't help it!)

Models own Disco Heaven £5.00 -  Can you tell that I love glitter nail varnishes?!  I will be wearing this everyday at Christmas time.  It's just Christmas in a bottle.  One of my favourite things about Disco Heaven is that it's quite sheer which means I can just layer it over all of my nail varnishes and it won't look too OTT.

All Models Own nail varnishes are currently buy two - get a free nail varnish at Boots and are available online too.  Just click on the links above to lead you directly to the Boots website so you can get your Models Own on.

Models Own Beth's Blue £5.00 - Beth's Blue is a lovely bluey purple colour and I wish I'd discovered this sooner.  I was expecting this to be quite sheer as it's quite light in the bottle and was expecting that I'd have to use about 3 layers but it was fine with one coat.  I think Models Own have truly excelled themselves with this perfect nail varnish.

Miners Moroccan Mint £2.99 - Miners isn't a brand that I'd usually buy because I associate it mostly with teenage girls and Girl Talk magazine.  I actually won this nail varnish in a competition with Glamour Magazine and was pleasantly surprised by the overall formula of this.  One coat is enough and it's a beautiful colour.  I receive endless compliments when I wear this nail varnish.

Chanel Suspicious £18.00 - Now I would never spend £18 on a nail varnish even though the brand is Chanel but this was a gift from my Grandad.  I am overwhelmed at how gorgeous this nail varnish is.  I thought it'd be a little like Barry M's raspberry but the colour is just inexplicable really, I can't really match a nail varnish to it.  I am in love with how this just glided on my nail and how pigmented the formula was.  But hey, you get what you pay for!

Barry M Pink Flamingo £2.99 - I used to be in love with Barry M nail paints but since discovering Models Own, I haven't really looked back.  This one however will remain a firm favourite of my mine forever.  I love the brightness of Pink Flamingo and just the in your face, general girlyness.  At £2.99 too, it's an absolute steal.

Essie Splash of Grenadine £7.99 - This was my first Essie nail varnish and I have to admit, I think they'll be my new obsession.  I couldn't resist buying them again because of all the blogger hype and am so glad I picked this one up.  It's just a lovely purple colour and one layer is enough.

I hope you all liked this post, I am now going to enjoy a nice roast dinner.  I hope you're all having a lovely weekend and looking forward to going back to work tomorrow. (BOO)

Grace x


  1. lovely colours!
    i really like that aqua violet and the moroccan mint.beautiful!

  2. The model own nail polishes look so good! x

  3. Ibiza Mix would look absolutely gorgeous over a white nail polish, as you said! I haven't heard much about it on the blogosphere though, I'm curious now!

  4. Ibiza mix looks so pretty! =D

  5. I really like the nail polishes! I also like your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

  6. I love Models own, Barry M and Essie. They're my favourite- I have the Aqua Violet Beetle Juice from Models own too!
    Love your blog, newest follower :)
    Daniella x

  7. I love Models Own polishes. Beths Blue looks perfect!<3

  8. juicy jules is one of my favourites! have you tried their new glittery collection yet? it's so pretty

    really like your blog too, btw :)

    from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

  9. Love your blog, do you want we follow each other??:)

  10. Agh! I don't like Models Own at all and lately I've been lusting after so many of them, especially Beth's Blue! Fab colours x

  11. rather jealous of your BIG collection! :( xx

  12. Extremely random comment alert! If that's your handwriting I love it. It's cute lol x

  13. thats a really good idea, putting the colours on a piece of paper :D love your blog xxx

  14. I had the Ibiza mix ages ago and I completely agree... it takes forever to try with two coats too, I've barely used it...I loveeee the Juicy Jules and Aqua Violet your blog!! :D xxx

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