Thursday, 22 May 2014

Models Own: Nudes

As you all know, I'm a big fan of Models Own polishes, so you may not be surprised to hear that I have four different nude shades from them! I did a review on Nude Beige in our very early days, but since then I've acquired three more similar shades. Upon realising I had this little collection I thought it would be interesting to compare them.

L-R: Cloud 9, Naked Glow, Utopia, Nude Beige
Cloud 9 - This is the palest of the bunch, a sheer, cream colour leaning a little towards a yellowy shade. Cloud 9 is the only polish to contain a slight shimmer. As you can see from the swatch below it's a thin formula (this is two coats), which is unusual for Models Own. I like this polish but was hoping it would come out a little more off white and less yellowy. 

Naked Glow - This is the only HyperGel in my nudes collection. I've spoken about having issues with the HyperGel formula in the past, but I think that might have been isolated to my lilac polish, as this one is much better behaved. It's still a thick formula so you have to use extra care when applying, but I found it fairly easy to use and was pleased with the finish. Colour-wise I think this is my new favourite, it's a lovely middling nude shade and goes with almost any outfit! 

Utopia - This is an old favourite and has been featured by both Emma and myself many times on this blog. We love Utopia as a base for nail art, and it continues to impress. This polish is at the dusty pink end of the nude scale, absolutely perfect for this time of year. My bottle is getting old (and well used) so the formula isn't as forgiving at it used to be, might be time for a replacement!

Nude Beige - As one of my first ever Models Own polishes NB holds a special place in my heart. It's very dark for a nude, but I have dark cuticles so find it works pretty well. It's a lovely warm rich colour which is unusual in nude shades, and makes it stand out from the crowd. I love a good brown shade, so this one gets a thumbs up from me. It's an oldie but a goodie! You can see my earlier review of this polish here.

And now, because we'd feel naked without it, here's what they all look like with some simple nail art! I added quick hearts, of varying sizes, with a nail art pen. These were super easy and turned out pretty cute!

Apologies that my nails are not very even at the moment, I've had a series of breakages and splits, which is getting very boring now! Any advice how to taken weak nails?

Which is your go-to nude shade?



  1. I really love the look of Utopia! I don't own many nude polishes (in fact, I now own two I think) but OPI's MVIB is my favourite :) About the nail splits: I don't know if you are using one already, but a special base coat like OPI's Nail Envy might help! It does wonders for my nails :)

    1. We love Utopia - it's our go-to shade for almost every occasion. Haven't tried OPI's MVIB but it's definitely on our list. E&J.xx


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