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The NEW Models Own 500 Piece Collection!

Posted on June 13, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Yes you did read that right, it’s not a typo – Models Own latest range of products contains not 5, not 50, but 500 different products, OMG! I mean what the heck? Just to give you a bit of an idea, here’s a list of JUST the eye products, not including any palettes, and not including the different shades available for each product –

  • Eye Base Eyeshadow Primer
  • MyShadow Powder Eyeshadow – Matte
  • MyShadow Powder Eyeshadow – Shimmer
  • MyShadow Powder Eyeshadow – Baked Marble
  • MyShadow Cream Eyeshadow
  • MyShadow Eyeshadow Dust
  • MyShadow Quad Powder Eyeshadow
  • MyShadow Finale (Eye makeup sealer)
  • Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Kit
  • i-Definer Kajal Kohl Liner
  • i-Definer Kohl Pencil Eyeliner
  • i-Definer Eyeliner Duo
  • i-Definer Liquid Eyeliner
  • i-Definer Felt Tip Ink Eyeliner
  • i-Definer Gel Eyeliner
  • Flawless Under Eye Concealer
  • Magic Mascara – Extreme Volumising
  • Magic Mascara – Waterproof
  • Magicwand
  • Hypereyes 3-in-1 Mascara
  • Hypereyes 3-in-1 Waterproof Mascara

So yeah you get the idea!

With such a massive new range it would seem that Models Own are making a clear statement that they’re not just a nail polish brand. They literally have something for every makeup need! There’s also plenty of tools and brushes in the collection (including some rather nice looking high shine Rose Gold brushes might I add) and some more unexpected items such as Hand Cream, Makeup Fixing Spray and Micellar Water.

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I have a small selection of these products to show you today – let’s get stuck in!

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Starting with the Eyeyshadow Palette in Sweet Dreams (£14.99) – this is one of nine different palette options, each including a wide variety of eyeshadow shades. If you love neutrals there’s a palette for you, if you love neon brights, pastels, dark shades – there’s also a palette for you in this collection!

The Sweet Dreams palette contains a selection of pastels and brights, with both matte and shimmer finishes, as well as a double ended brush. The shadows are nicely pigmented and really easy to work with and blend.

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Next we have the i-Definer Kohl Pencil Eyeliner in Electric Indigo (£5.99 – this is a gorgeous intense bright blue shade which is right up my street! This waterproof eyeliner pencil comes in a massive 16 different shades, the formula is smooth and applies easily to the lids without any dragging.

And the Now Brow! Eyebrow Pencil & Blender Duo in Chestnut 126 (£7.99) – this handy duo product includes a slanted eyebrow pencil at one end, and a blender at the other, so you can easily fill in brows with the pencil for a natural look, or blend out for more definition.

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When it comes to adorning your lips, Models Own really couldn’t have made it easier – they have velvet lipsticks, matte lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, sheen lipsticks, lip stains, lip glosses, lip gunks (coming up below) lip liners, lip pencils, lips balms, a lip primer and a lip sealer… WOW! And take a breath! 🙂

The Luxestick Velvet Lipstick (£7.99) comes in 10 shades, and I have Plush Peony, an intense bright fuchsia shade. This is a nice lipstick but the pigmentation wasn’t quite as intense as I was hoping. If you’re looking for a highly pigmented lip product, I’d definitely recommend the Lip Gunk Glosses!

The Rock N Rosy Blusher Stick (£6.99) is a handy little twist up stick which is perfect for giving a pop of cream colour to the cheeks. I have shade Peach Pop which is a mid peach with a matte finish. It’s worth mentioning a little goes a long way with this product, it blends out really nicely though so you can wear it as sheer or as heavy as you like.

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Next we have the Lip Gunk Kits (£10.99) – these come in two options: Metallic (6 shades) and Gloss (8 shades). Each mini kit contains a Lip Paint, a mini brush with its own lid and a mixing palette, all in a dinky little zip lock bag.

I have the Metallic Lip Gunk kit in Fusion, this is an intense bright blue. The formula has a super high shine metallic finish, which I love, but the Gloss Lip Gunk Kit definitely had the wow factor for me. I don’t really know what I was expecting, maybe a semi sheer red gloss? But this gloss in shade Wild is SO pigmented, I can’t even tell you! This product definitely gets top marks from me. (I should ask mention each kit contains a mini mixing tray, so you can mix different shades together to make your own customer lip colour – how awesome is that!)

And the Sculpt & Glow Liquid Highlighter (£9.99) – this liquid highlighter comes in four shades, and I have Rose Gold. Initially I thought this might be a bit orangey and dark for my pale skin tone, but it actually blends out sheer with less colour than I was expecting, and just gives the skin a nice healthy glow.

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The Sculpt & Glow Contouring Bronzing Powder (£8.99) – is a lovely little matte powder which can be used for bronzing and / or contouring depending on your preference. This product comes in four shades, and I have Deep Tan, which is quite a warm dark tan shade. Personally I think this would be too warm to contour with, but it would work great as a bronzer on darker skin tones.

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Next the i-Definer Kajal Kohl Liner (£7.99) – though I’m not personally a fan of this style of eyeliner, I know many people love them, and I must say the i-Definer Kajal Kohl Liner does offer intense pigmentation – if you’re looking to try a new Kajal Kohl liner I’d definitely recommend checking this one out.

Well what a fantastic collection of products! My favourites are definitely the Lip Gunk Gloss which you really must check out, as well as the Blusher Stick 🙂

The full collection is available now at Models Own.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Models Own Festival Collection

Posted on April 21, 2015

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Hi Guys!

For those that know me, you’ll know I love anything bright, loud and as crazy as possible. I actually went out in a neon orange kimono to a Hen party on saturday night, and my ‘galaxy cats’ dress, it was immense! Anyway, as soon as I heard that Models Own latest collection had a festival theme and was based around the brightest colours you could imagine, I couldn’t wait to try some of these exciting new products out! The Festival Collection consists of four outrageously bright capsule collections, including nail polishes, coloured hair sprays, face paints and lipsticks, all in louder than life neon and dazzling metallic shades. They sound right up my street!

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There are five Festival Lipsticks to choose from, which come in a range of bright reds, pinks, oranges and one light pink shade. I have Daisy Chain which is a super light baby pink shade and Gone Glamping, an intense bright pink. Daisy Chain is definitely the hardest shade to wear as it’s so light, it’s also very matte so you’ll need to make sure your lips are in tip top condition before applying this one. Gone Glamping is slightly more forgiving in terms of formula, it wasn’t quite as matte, but still had fantastic pigmentation. I love this colour! These shades are both highly pigmented and long lasting, and they’re only £4.99 each which is a complete bargain!

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There are also five Festival Nail Polish shades in this collection including four ‘main’ colours (which are all neons) and one glitter top coat. I have Purple Bandana, which is a neon purple shade, and the Colour Explosion top coat. Purple Bandana is a gorgeous opaque neon purple, it applies like a dream and I just love the vibrancy of this colour. The Colour Explosion top coat has a clear base with yellow, orange, blue and holographic hexes suspended through the bottle. Again I love this, it works really well on top of Purple Bandana and I think it would look great on darker nail polish shades too.

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The Festival Face Paints are just amazing. (I was going to insert some pictures here from Magaluf 2008 where my friends and I had lots of fun with neon body paints just like these, but I decided better of it – I’m sure you can imagine!) These body paints are a first for Models Own and come in neon pink, orange and yellow, and metallic silver and gold shades. They paints are packaged in handy little squeezy tubes so you can apply them direct to the face and body, and these really are the brightest colours ever. I can’t wait to use them when I go to Radio 1’s One Big Weekend in May!

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And lastly there’s the Festival Coloured Hair Spray. Another first for Models Own, the coloured hair spray comes in four neon shades – pink, blue, orange and violet. It’s highly pigmented so you can create some super colourful looks, but don’t worry, they wash out so you can start all over again the next day 🙂

The Festival collection is available from £3.99 at Models Own and Superdrug stores.

I’d love to hear what you think of these products? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples.

My Top Summer Nail Polishes!

Posted on August 1, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I seem to be constantly painting my nails this summer, maybe it’s because I’m out and about and doing more, therefore they’re chipping quicker? I don’t know. Maybe it’s just because I’m so indecisive! I’ve been changing my polish a couple of times a week for at least the last few weeks (whereas before I just used to remove it and not bother painting my nails again for a while) and I’ve noticed that out of my massive polish collection, I’ve been going for certain types of colours depending on my mood. I’ve narrowed my most used polishes down to three groups – Neons, Brights and Pastels. So here are my favourite polishes this summer…

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Top row –The Neons

  • Models Own Polish For Tans – Shades
  • Models Own – Orange Sorbet
  • P.S (Primark) Neon Pink
  • Models Own Polish For Tans – Sun Hat

As soon as the Models Own Polish For Tans collection arrived I knew I had to have them. But I didn’t buy any for some reason, I think I may have been on a spending ban? Anyway I was lusting after them for a while then I managed to grab a couple of the polishes from ASOS when they had a 20% off site-wide offer on – result! I already had Orange Sorbet, another neon that was released pre Tans collection and I also can’t stop reaching for my Primark polishes too! This un-named polish in neon pink it just the perfect cool-toned neon pink shade. The formula isn’t amazing but it was only £1 so I’m not complaining!

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Middle Row – The Brights

  1. Model’s Own – Pukka Purple
  2. Model’s Own Hyper Gel – Blue Glint
  3. Beauty UK – Pretty in Pink
  4. Beauty UK – Daffodil Delight
  5. P.S (Primark) Bright Magenta

If I’m not in the mood for a neon shade I’ll often take one step down the brightness scale and head towards the bright shades in my collection. I have another gorgeous Primark polish in here in an amazing bright Magenta colour, and I’m also a big fan of the Models Own Hyper Gels, especially Blue Glint, it’s such a gorgeous intense blue shade! I have a couple of Beauty UK polishes in here too, I’m especially fond ofDaffodil Delight, it’s such a great colour to put you in a good mood!

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Bottom Row – The Pastels

  1. Essie – Not Just a Pretty Face
  2. Tanya Burr – Penguin Chic
  3. Barry M – Baby Pink
  4. Sleek Loves Gel Nails – Smokin’ Violet
  5. Essie – We’re In It Together

And lastly the pastels, these are just so easy to wear, you don’t have to worry so much if the colour is going to clash with your outfit or skin tone. I also love to wear a muted coloured pastel, such as Tanya Burr’s Penguin Chic with a bright summery outfit. 🙂

So that’s about if for my favourite Summer nail polishes! I’d love to hear which polishes you’ve been reaching for? xxx