Today I have a collection that you may have seen floating around social media the past few days, the Polish For Tans collection by Models Own - 5 stunningly bright neons!
I must admit at first I wasn't so wowed, purely because the name of the collection - being 'to enhance and compliment a natural tan' - me... well I am so pale, like paaaaale and I don't tan - ever! I am still 50/50 on the name of this collection because heck, pale or not I shall rock the neons just as good ;)
I received 3 of the 5 polishes in this collection - Sun Hat, Beach Bag & Bikini. Each of these polishes have been 'mixed with a white base to balance their intensity and create a new hybrid of neon-pastel hues.'
I decided to do an accent nail with a gradient of the 3 because they look so damn good together, I think you will agree with me. I did some summer related nail art also, missing out the sun hat and beach bag like a twit - I had one of those 'nothing was coming to me' moments, duh!
*Opinion at the end of the post.
Sun Hat | A stunning hot pink pastel-neon. I love this one, the balance of neon here is just right IMO.
Beach Bag | This is a stunner, and my favourite. So unique to my collection, a gorgeous peachy orange pastel-neon.
Bikini | The definite most neon of the 3, a highlighter yellow. This to me leans more towards the neon side over being 'pastel-neon' like the other two.
Overall the colours are beautiful!! I am in love with Beach Bag and can see me wearing it a lot - all year round mind ;)
Hmm, these were tricky, on the thick side and a little streaky too. I wasn't so irritated with the application though as I have been with other polishes. They are easily workable - maybe a bit of thinner may help this!
I used 3 coats of each polish but Beach Bag & Sun Hat could have been 2 if a thicker second coat was applied.
A lot of people have been wondering how these pair up to the recent Ice Neon Collection by MO, I don't own them but from the 3 I have and seeing swatches online, I can definitely see Beach Bag is different and Sun Hat also. Bikini I really would have to see swatched side by side. Another thing is this collection does not have to be stored in the fridge unlike the Ice Neons.
Would I recommend?
For sure, if you don't mind the application. Beach Bag I would recommend to everyone solely on the beauty of a colour it is, so unique imo.
This collection launches in Models Own Bottleshops worldwide on the 5th April, on their website and Superdrug stores on the 9th and Boots stores on the 16th April.
Find them here -
- Models Own Twitter
- Models Own Instagram
Are you looking forward to these?