NOTD – Time Will Teal

Nail posts are something I haven’t done in a while and I made my nails pretty for my friends birthday night out and this is the first time my nails have looked not too bad in a while. I cut them all last week because they were tearing and now although shorter they look so much better. Does anyone know anything good for nails that tear and peal?

Here I used Teal by Accessorize which is a great thick polish. I highly recommend trying out their polishes; they have some unusual colours also £4.00 each. On top of the teal I used Models Own Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix which I have previously reviewed here: http://razzledazzleandrocknroll.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/models-own-hed-kandi-ibiza-mix-on.html

I love the combination of these two polishes.  The colours in the glitter work well with the green tones in the teal polish but what I did notice is the top coat of the glitter changed the teal colour slightly more green than usual. It was still nice though.  What colours have you used with Ibiza Mix? I have noticed it has been making the rounds on the blogsphere. I am sad that I have discovered this great combo at the end of summer but next summer this will definitely be my staple nails.

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Models Own Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix on Victoria by Nails Inc

A girl can never have too many nail-polishes well that is what I tell myself.  My post-dissertation spending spree involved buying two Models Own nail-polishes since they were 2 for £8 or £5 for one – seemed a shame to not buy too.

I have been in the market for a while for a nice basic glitter nail-polish so when my magpie eyes seen the Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix polish from Models Own I knew it had to be mine.

I would find myself going into Boots after work to look at and then deciding that I couldn’t validate spending £8 on nail polish but my dissertation provided me with an excuse.

As you can see its a nice multi-coloured glitter with golds, blues, greens and a slight hint of lilac.  The glitter pieces are not equally shaped so the bigger pieces catch the eye.  Different from the typical glitter polishes that cover the whole nail – with this polish you can still see the base polish.

 Here it is modelled by my flatmate Victoria of Victoria Sponge Pease Pudding on Victoria from Nails Inc – whole lot of Victoria going on here but in my biased opinion that is never a bad thing.

When I first bought the polish I tried it on a coral polish and it was all a bit too much and the harshness of the coral overpowered the glitter.  It definitely works better on darker polishes.  I have been wearing it on a dark teal green and it works really well on that and it works well on the dark reds like Victoria by Nails Inc. No.7 and Collection 2000 do a colour very similar and cheaper to Victoria.
The polish its self has good lasting power and does not chip too easily but does take a little while to dry and I would advise on doing two coats but allowing one to fully dry first before applying the second coat other wise it just becomes gloopy. 
Models Own have a variety of glitter polishes at the moment and I prefer them to the Barry M glitter polishes.  I will next be reviewing Magenta Divine on Wellington Street by Nails Inc.