I have recently been introduced into the world of Models Own beauty products, mostly the nail polishes (although if they would like to send me some of their other pieces I would love to review!!) and I have to say I am VERY pleasantly surprised.
I'll be honest.. I figure I am amongst friends here but I have become a bit of a brand snob on certain beauty products and was convinced that whilst I love trying all sorts of nail polishes I would always remain brand loyal to OPI.
How very wrong I was.. Lily on her blog reviewed the Hed Kandi for Models Own range and in typical Sally fashion I immediately decided to investigate what the fuss was about and you can see from my various blog posts that I have become somewhat obsessed...
I think they are fantastically priced at 5 shiny pounds (or 2 for £8 at Boots!) and the cover and quality are up there with the professional use polishes I have purchased from Trade Fairs (and my OPI collection).
In terms of colours available I do think that Models Own have got the edge in releasing on trend colours, for example the Hed Kandi Collection which is focused on Neon Brights and Glitters and whilst you do see some polishes similar in OPI or others out there, I don't think I have ever seen shades like Hedonist or Balearic Cool. Also likewise with the Beetle Juice Collection - Indian Ocean and Tropical Sun are the most beautiful pearlised polishes.
As a qualified Manicurist and Pedicurist (check my blatant bragging.. sorry) I am very particular about the finish and colour density of my polishes and especially their staying power. To the point where if I have one bad experience I will not use the brand again (yes Nails Inc I am talking about you). I think if you are spending your pennies on something it should work and not rely on you buying just about every other product in the range to make sure it stays put (can you tell I am peeved about my Nails Inc purchases of the past?).
I am off to Beauty UK in Birmingham on Sunday (most excited!!) to stock up on my beauty products/nails/tan etc as it is at trade cost and I can honestly say I don't think I will be buying any polish (unless OPI have got the Minnie Mouse collection and I really cannot be held responsible for my actions) as I feel like I have found a new favourite brand in Models Own!
My only wish now is for them to be stocked in my local Boots.. :o)
Models Own Balearic Cool (Jelly Sandals from River Island)