So Easter is upon us and you know had to do some themed nails 😀 I came up with this cute polka dot manicure. Not only is it super easter-y but it’s also very spring appropriate 😀
OPI Samoan Sand: Nude base color of index and middle finger
OPI Pink Friday: Pastel and opaque pink used for the polka dots
SinfulColors Nail Art in Bad Chick (stripper brush): I used this super thin brush to create the thin white lines on my index and middle fingers
Models Own Lemon Meringue: Pastel yellow used on tips of index and middle finger
Models Own Peach Sherbert: Pastel orange used as base color on other fingers
Seche Vite fast Drying Top Coat: Well its exactly that. Makes my polish shiny and long lasting.
Dotting Tool: I used this to create the polka dots. I cant remember where this is from but I bought it on ebay ages ago. Its the perfect tool to have and ocmes in so many sizes…you could also use a tooth pick to create the same look!!
I just love this cute spring time look, it makes me so happy 😀
AND here’s the review on the Models Own nail polishes Lemon Meringue and Peach Sherbet. This was my first time using these polishes and this brand. I got them during summer and never cracked them open until now (yes I’m a polish hoarder and sometimes I forget what I have in my collection!!!).
Lemon Meringue is an opaque cream pastel yellow. The thing is its super thick and gooey. Like I said these were brand new and unopened so I’m not really sure why the consistency is like that and it why is was so streaky on application (but my trusty Seche Vite did a pretty good job at hiding it!!). To give Models Own the benefit of the doubt all yellows I’ve tried from several other brands seem to be the same. For some reason its really hard to find a great yellow. They are either too thick or way too thin…I think it has something to do with yellow pigment and apparently it’s a difficult color to create into nail polish (not like I no the science behind color or anything but I’m sure I heard this somewhere!!! LOL). So for a yellow I guess its pretty OK. And to be honest most cream polishes I’ve tried, even from my beloved OPI, can have the tendency to be streaky, which is the case with OPI Pink Friday.
I would have to say that the same goes for Peach Sherbet. It was streaky, gloppy and thick
I’m kind of sad about it because these colors are sooooo pretty, and I actually don’t own anything like these in my huge collection!!! But I’m sure I can find a use for them or even try to thin them out using OPI’s nail polish thinner (which I don’t own but think I will pick one up the next time I’m in the US, probs this summer)
5/10 for these guys. The pigmentation and opacity of these polishes were great but they were thick and streaky making them difficult to work with. I would definitely be open to trying other colors in other finishes to see if this experience really just boils down to the dreaded pastel cream dilemma!!!
Have any of you guys tried this brand before, what are your thoughts, similar experiences?
Hugs from beauty land