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Back to basics: Red and Blue

We're back to basics for today girls. Red and Blue. These are classic colours and you HAVE to have at least one shade of these colours in your vanity.

A red you can always fall back on for occasions, night out or for anything chic or elegant. Whereas blue being completely the opposite can be associated with vibrancy and fun and is perfect for a lunch with the girls or a shopping spree. No, not when you're out with a guy. They don't get why you would want to paint your nails BLUE!

I have a tonne of reds and a few blues but I have a few new additions to the family to show you today that I adore. 

Models Own Garnet and Prussian Blue which are one of their new shades. 

These are exactly how they look in the bottle and transfer almost exactly the same! Reminds me of the basic colours we used for painting in school. But at the same time these are fun to work with.

The deep red here is very similar being blood red but with a warmth to it. It is definitely on the warmer side and is lovely to wear. It's not a scary bright red at all!

The blue here is however my favourite. It's a very unique true blue which is so difficult to find in my opinion. It resembles the colour of my denims to some extent. I love how opaque its formula is and one coat is all you need. If you usually find blue's hard to carry off, then this is the shade for you.

Both the varnishes semi-matte in finish, neither too glossy nor too matte. They are pretty chip resistant and last two days without any chipping or fading. However, I am absolutely addicted to their 3 in 1 base coat, top coat and gloss and as the name goes it does all the three things pretty ingeniously. 

My nail polish wear is extended to a few more days if I apply this before and after applying any nail varnish. I get very frustrated if my nail paint chips or fades, so you can imagine how much I love this product. A completely underrated product. MUST-HAVE

Have you tried any thing from Models Own? Any shades you particularly recommend?

Louise - Freckled Elle said...

Ooh I really like the look of these! x

Anonymous said...

Love the Prussian Blue is a gorgeous shade!!

Laura Holt said...

Love the nail varnish colours! Great for Spring/Summer :)

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Val said...

I love the colors! I've never tried model's own, but I've heard so many good things, and they look great in those pictures :)


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Toni Tralala said...

I've never tried this but I've seen it around. The blue one is such a solid color that it reminds me of Crayola! :)

Eugenia said...

I;ve never heard of that brand before But I think the 3 in 1 base/top coat is such a neat concept!

Truly Madly Beauty said...

Love Models Own polishes, have been on the hunt for the shade Frou Frou everywhere! Didn't know they did a 3 in 1 base/top coat as well? I've been using Barry M's & love it!

Aysh xoxo


Shivani said...

I want to try Model's own so bad! I don't think it is available in Canada, though :(

Jasmin said...

WOw, beautiful colors. I haven't tried these yet. Thanks, for posting.

graphology said...

The nail polish colours are gorgeous :-)

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

I haven't tried model's own before but I love that blue colour. Thanks for the swatches.

Skarletrubyjynx said...

I love lilac dream, which is the only model's own polish I have but it's a really nice colour and applies well too :)




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Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
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