Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Blue Mondays

Mondays... I've never met anyone who loves a Monday. Yesterday I decided that I needed to overhaul the day with a new kind of 'Monday Blues', with a little help from Model's Own of course!

Valerian and Blueberry Muffin
Emma recently bought Blueberry Muffin from the Model's Own scented range and I was tres jealous so copied her and bought one for myself. It's a beautiful super pale blue, verging on grey, and I can't wait to wear it! Emma has kindly swatched it for you here

Valerian is my first purchase from the new Velvet Goth collection. I went for the navy blue shade as it brings a little extra something to a work friendly mani. I like navy nails for work as they are dark and look smart, but are not as harsh as a full black nail. The formula is really thick so two coats was plenty. I was pleased with how well it applied and how quickly it dried despite the consistency.

I tried the glitter filled polish without top coat first as it has a textured effect. This leaves the nails with a matte finish and the glitter quite subtle. Without top coat I can see where the collection gets its velvet name from.

Valerian without top coat
I was curious to see how a top coat would change the polish and was quite surprised. The top coat really brought out the glitter and seemed to give the polish a lot more depth. The different sizes of glitter pieces stand out a lot more and they seem to sparkle that little bit more. As with most textured polishes you really need two coats of top coat to smooth out the nail completely. 

Valerian with top coat
After much deliberation I have settled on Valerian with top coat as my fave, but I will definitely be wearing it both ways!

Which one of the Velvet Goth range is your favourite?



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