Thursday, 25 July 2013

NOTD Models Own Coral Reef: Review and Swatches


Models Own Coral Reef nail polish

Models Own Coral Reef nail polish

Models Own Coral Reef nail polish

Models Own Coral Reef nail polish swatch

Models Own Coral Reef nail polish swatches

Hello cupcakes! For some reason last night I couldn’t fall asleep because I was waaaay too excited about my trip to London in September. I will be going for a few days and I cannot wait to go makeup shopping and to get my hands on some beauty products that I’ve been lusting over recently and which are not available where I live. Please if you live or have been in London recently, let me know which stores I need to pay visit to because I don’t want to miss any haha! :)

While I’ve been staring at my ceiling with wide-open eyes, I decided I may as well get up and paint my nails. Looking through my collection the nail polish that caught my eyes was this beautiful shade from ModelsOwn – Coral Reef. I showed it to you in my Top 5 Summer Nail Polishes post and since I haven’t done a full review on it I figured it’s about time to do one.

Coral Reef (let’s have a moment for the lovely name ahh) is this gorgeous orange-y coral shade, which in direct sunlight reminds me of legit blood orange, which I love. I absolutely adore how bright and vivid this nail polish is and I think it is just perfect for the summertime. What I love about this color is that it could be used both on my nails and toes and if you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may know that I like to be all matchy-matchy haha. Coral Reef is the type of shade, which just brightens up your skin beautifully and kind of finishes off any summer outfit. Oh and it also looks fab when your hands are tanned. :) The polish has a nice cream finish and no shimmer or glitter in it. It dries to a nice glossy finish and I don’t feel the need to put topcoat on top. This nail polish is opaque and you need no more than two coats of it. When I don’t have the patience to wait for it to dry though I can easily go with only one layer.

As far as the formula goes, Coral Reef is okay. It applies easily and it’s not streaky but it takes sooo long to dry out, which annoys me to death! What I don’t really like about this nail polish (and any other Models Own polishes) is the brush. It is tiny! It’s so small and not very easy to work with, as you don’t have much control over the application. Apart from that, Coral Reef has a decent staying power and it usually stays on my nails for about three days. (:

If you are like me and you love rocking bright coral nails for the summer, Coral Reef is a must-have in your collection. The shade is absolutely stunning and I love it to pieces. Well, it can’t really steal the crown from Essie Cute as a Button as my most loved summer shade but it definitely comes second. <3

Have you tried Coral Reef before? Which is your favorite coral nail polish?

Lots of love,

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41 comments

  1. This is such an unique shade of colour, and yes gotta love the name too! xxx

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  2. This colour is wicked:)xx
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  3. That is so gorgeous! Suits your skin tone perfectly (:

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  4. This is such a beautiful bright shade, love it!

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  5. i find models own nail polishes annoying to dry as well, but the colour is so gorgeous! xxx

    ~ VISUALCANDYINC

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  6. This shade is so pretty! Definitely a perfect summer time nail polish! xo

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  7. Coral reef is such a cute name and matches this nail polish perfectly! I love it!
    Such a gorgeous shade!

    The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

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  8. Such a lovely vibrant colour, i may have to have a look at buying this! xx

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  9. Such a beautiful colour, I love it so much! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  10. I have a pretty similar one from Springfield! Love the colour, one of my favourites x

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  11. Wow! What a stunning color for summer! :)

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  12. Such a summery, pretty colour!

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    xxx

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  13. Gorgeous colour! so perfect for summer :)

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  14. This is such a beautiful colour x

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  15. Gorgeous color!

    xx,
    Astrid

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  16. such a pretty bright shade perfect for summer in my opinion too bad I've never tried any polishes from this company this looks like a great one! thanks for the review xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  17. Pretty colour!yeh I find that models own beach party takes ages to dry too!shame!

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  18. I love this colour on you! It looks darker in your pics than it does on me! Maybe because i'm more of an olive skin tone!

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  19. Oh a very pretty summery colour :D xx

    Gemma | ˟˟ Miss Makeup Magpie ˟˟

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  20. This color is so pretty!Love it!
    <3

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  21. The colour is really bright!! Such a perfect colour for summer :) x

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  22. oh my goodness this colour is gorgeous! so perfect for summer :) xxx

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  23. Wow, this is such an amazing colour!! Think it might be the next addition to my nail polish collection! As for London, visit Selfridges! I could live in there! And Liberty is really lovely! xx

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  24. I cannot get enough of coral nail varnish at the moment and this one is gorgeous!

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    Thanks!

    Soph xx

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  25. This is such a cute summer colour, love it! :)

    Lyndsay xx | Fizzy Peaches ♡

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  26. what a gorgeous colour :) x

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  27. This color is absolutely stunning! I love your blog, and thanks for checking mine out as well (:

    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  28. LOVE this color :)
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  29. I love that colour, amazing! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  30. Seriously beautiful shade! I think it will look great for summer!

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  31. lovely color, perfect for Summer!
    thanks for the comment;)
    followed x
    kisses x
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  32. such a pretty polish! perfect for summer x

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  33. I’ve wanted to try this for ages after reading about it on other blogs. It sounds brilliant. I’m just have to give in and get it aren’t I? Haha. Love the blog xxx
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  34. No way, I'm off to London in September as well :D When are you going??
    I love this nail polish btw, such a beautiful colour!

    xx

    www.kazetime.blogspot.com

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