Monday, February 24, 2014

Models Own HyperGel polishes - photos, swatches, review

I blame Nic of Strawberry Blonde Beauty for this purchase, she made me do it.  After reading her post recently showing the new Models Own HyperGel polishes, I hoofed myself over to their website and picked up five beauties.  There was a half price sale going on and I decided to use Parcel Motel for the first time as shipping to Ireland is an eye-watering €12!

Look at them....




Don't they just make you happy?  Isn't it nice to see colour back again?

I bought five of them because when you spent a minimum of £25, you got them for half price.  So I did it.  I'm not even sorry I bought five new polishes that I don't even need but love.  Each shade I picked up is spring time polish-ified.  Bright, cheery shades that make me smile just by looking at them.  Don't tell anybody I said that.  Sounds weird.

So if you haven't already copped, the HyperGel polishes are a 10 strong collection of beautiful polishes that give a gel-like finish nails but without the whole curing process.  Shiny nails make me happy and with pastel shades like these, I'm extra happy.  The polishes themselves have a thicker consistency than other Models Own shades I've tried in the past, so be careful not to load the brush up with too much polish.  Each of the photos below show just two coats compared to the usual three I'd use for photographs.

Turquoise Gloss is less turquoise and more green, but still beautiful and will look fab with a tan when the summer decides to arrive.

Models Own HyperGel polish- Turquoise Gloss
Models Own HyperGel polish - Turquoise Gloss
Blue Glint hurt my heart trying to photograph because no matter what light I used or how I positioned my hand, it wouldn't show up properly on camera.  In the photos it looks blue but in real life it looks almost teal it has that much green to it.  It's a stunner nonetheless and one you should see in person.  Also, make sure to use a base coat with blue shades like this because they tend to stain the nails.

Models Own HyperGel polish - Blue Glint
Models Own HyperGel polish - Blue Glint
Cornflower Gleam is the most beautiful dusky cornflower blue shade that I can't get enough of.  It was the first one I applied when they all arrived and then I promptly lost it.  I searched the place and ended up buying a replacement last week and yesterday found the original in a bag I looked in 5 times for it!  So Joanne has inherited this beaut of a shade that is perfect for spring.

Models Own HyperGel polish - Cornflower Gleam
Models Own HyperGel polish - Cornflower Gleam
If Easter was a nail polish, it would be Lilac Sheen.  It's light, bright and a very pretty pastel polish.

Models Own HyperGel polish - Lilac Sheen
Models Own HyperGel polish - Lilac Sheen
You knew I was going to get the coral one didn't you?   Coral Glaze is the most perfect peachy coral shade and I think it's the one I'll end up wearing the most.  Depending on the light it can look softer or brighter and this will take me well into summer along with the other eleven million corals I have, but there's something about this shade that makes it different!  That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Models Own HyperGel polish - Coral Glaze
Models Own HyperGel polish - Coral Glaze
Because the formula is thicker, it gives the illusion of plump gel nails but it also takes longer to dry, so if you're in a rush, a top coat will be necessary but even without one, the shine that comes off these guys is amazing.   I found with the exception of my favourites, Coral Glaze and Cornflower Gleam, the other shades applied beautifully with just the one coat.  And as I applied the second coat of each shade, I could see it evening out over the nail leaving a perfectly smooth set of talons!


The Models Own HyperGel polishes are now available in Boots and will set you back €6.49.  The fact that they exist is half the reason why I won't let myself have a peruse in Boots.  I hope they bring out more shades this summer!

Which shade is calling to you?
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9 comments

  1. Very pretty colours, love my pastels!

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  2. The colours are all so so pretty and perfect for spring!! <3

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  3. They all look great. I heard bad reviews about these elsewhere which made me sad as I was excited to try them. But reconsidering now, they all look so pretty!

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  4. They look absolutely fab! Loving the lilac and coral shades! Beautiful & nice and shiny!

    alex @ http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

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  5. I'm not ashamed to say that I want them all!! Although I think Turquoise Gloss is my fave!

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  6. Have to say now, Turquoise Gloss looks amazing!

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  7. I have the turquoise and the nude, I have to say I didn't overly love the consistency of these, I just found them a bit too thick.

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  8. I wouldn't ever look at these really bright colours, especially the coral and turquoise ones, but now... I just want them all. Think you shouldn't be allowed to post without a *you'll want to buy this* warning being put in the title to warn poor people like me... *pulls out the purse. I'm sorry in advance* ;) xxx

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