Monday, 23 March 2015

Mani Monday: Models Own Hyper Gel (Naked Glow)

I know it's been a while since I last did a Mani Monday post but I've been trying to give my nails a break. My nails are fairly short right now but I've been feeling rather bare without nail polish so I figured that I might as well try something a little different. Yes, neutral coloured nails aren't new to me. In fact, they're just about my favourite nail trend. What is new to me, however, is that the Models Own Hyper Gel is as the name suggests; a gel effect polish.

I've tried a Barry M Gelish polish before but I wasn't keen on the consistency or the amount of time that it took to dry. It's because of this that I didn't have high hopes for this polish but, then again, I'd never actually tried a Models Own polish before. I tend to stick to Rimmel London or the Claire's Accessories range because I love the colours and durability. 

The first thing that really struck me about this polish was the colour, I love nude/neutral colours for my nails but rather than having a pinkish or tone this one has a faint peachy one. I would say that it's a pale skin sort of tone which is why the name fits so well; Naked Glow. Since I work I try not to go to bold with my nail colours, if I wear any at all. It's a total step down from what I was like when I was younger, I used to go for black, dark blue or red because I loved dark colours at the time, I still do but it's just easier to maintain for work if I go for something subtle.

As for drying time, this polish is fantastic. It took less time than most of my others and before long I was able to add a second coat which, if I'm being honest, it didn't really need. I figured it would take a long time to dry because it's a gelish effect polish but it surpassed my expectations and I love how shiny and, well, not smudged my nails have turned out.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my Mani Monday post and my thoughts on the Models Own Hyper Gel in Naked Glow. I'm curious to hear what everyone else thinks, if you've tried it out (in any of the colours) I'd love to hear how you got on with it and if you're equally as in love with it as I am.

6 comments:

  1. I haven't tried it yet. But it looks beautiful nude shade.
    shumailsbeautyandstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh it is! I would recommend it to anyone, especially this Models Own one. xo

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  2. I agree with you about Barry M polishes taking sooo long to dry, I don't get why there's so much hype for them! I love Models Own though and this is such a cute shade!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. I seriously just don't get the hype, an old friend of mine used to love them.

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  3. I love this nude neutral shade - it is perfect for the spring and summer and will match with any clothes. I havent tried this brand before but will now :)

    Cylia -http://noshandchat.blogspot.dk/

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    1. Thanks, Cylia! You really should, it's a really pretty shade. xo

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