Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Models Own Hed Kandi Reviews and Swatches

OK, I know what you're thinking  - "you guys are so 2000 and late" - but who cares, I am going to swatch this collection for you anyway! So this is the Models Own Hed Kandi collection from around two years ago but I have only just got around to buying it. The reason for this is that I didn't actually want the whole collection (at first). I wanted Balearic Cool. I ordered a single bottle from a website that I can't remember and when it arrived it was definitely off. It had turned into a weird greeny-blue sludge. Back it went and the search continued. I think Models Own must have discontinued this shade as it was a real nightmare to find. So when I found this set on Amazon for £17.99 and decided to just buy the whole blinkin' collection! 
I am really glad I did this now as the whole collection is beautiful. However, I was disappointed with the formula of Balearic Cool. I had really high hopes for it after swatching Hedonist and Beach Party but it is super sheer and needs a good three or even four coats to become opaque. The colour is gorgeous though so, for now, I'll let it off. 

Here's a little run down of what I think of the polishes:
Beach Party This is the brightest of bright oranges and is my favourite shade in the pack. It will look amazing in summer - I can't wait!
Balearic Cool I couldn't wait to try this and while I really like the colour the formula is a bit pants. I got it to look OK here but look up swatches on Google and you will see what I mean. 
Disco Heaven This is the most beautiful glitter I have seen in a while. It looks like a plain and simple gold but it has little specks of indigo/blue throughout which just makes me think of the beach. You can kind of see what I mean in my swatch on the nail wheel but I think you need to try it to get the full effect. 
Ibiza Mix This, again, is a pretty glitter but I have seen similar elsewhere. I recently tried this over a white base and it looked really good (I'll post this at a later date!). 
Hedonist I actually already owned this so knew what I was in for! Like Beach Party this is an insane neon shade which looks amazing. Jo used it for her simple mani recently but had trouble snapping the colour to its fullest. I think the swatch on the nail wheel shows it off best. It dries semi matte like most neon shades. 

So yes, I am a little late with these swatches but it's coming up to summer again (we hope) and time to dust off the old Hed Kandi collection. Better late than never, eh?

What old favourites or new discoveries will you be pulling out this summer?

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  1. ha ha...you remind me of the days that my brother used to buy Hed Kandi cds...oh my...
    Actually I really believe that Balearic Cool is the best...with Hedonist a close second!
    Anna

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    1. Those were the days eh! Balearic Cool is probably the most wearable and really is a gorgeous blue but Beach Party is so unlike anything we've seen before that it had to be number one...for now! Emma.xx

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