Thursday, 11 July 2013

The Perfect Yellow Nail Polish: Models Own Lemon Meringue: Review and Swatches


Models Own Lemon Meringue nail polish

Models Own Lemon Meringue nail polish

Models Own Lemon Meringue nail polish

Models Own Lemon Meringue nail polish

Models Own Lemon Meringue nail polish

Hi lovelies! Anyone else excited for the weekend? I am literally counting down the minutes till tomorrow when I’ll be celebrating my birthday with all my loved ones! <3 With that being said, I was thinking of making a FOTD Birthday edition post so if you’re interested to see this please let me know! As you are reading this, I am actually in a very special place out of town, which I haven’t been to in 10 years. It’s a nice camping (ish) area, which I loved visiting with my grandparents and cousins when we were little. For some reason every year before my birthday I get somehow nostalgic and I’ve been wanting to go back there and just have a little walk down memory lane. Recently, I’ve had this strange need to kind of ‘seal’ every valuable memory of places or people even deeper into my mind so when my boyfriend surprised me with this trip I couldn’t be happier! :))

Stop rambling, Andrea! Anyway… the other day I actually decided to put some order into my nail polish collection and I rediscovered SO many lovely shades, which I haven’t been wearing in months. The highlight of which was this Models Own nail polish in Lemon Meringue (£5), which I showed you in my Top 5 Spring nail polishes post. I don’t know about you, but for SO many years my biggest difficulty nail polish wise had been the finding of the perfect yellow color! It was just mission impossible for me, they all were either too light or too dark, too muddy or dirty-looking or just had terrible consistency! And then one day I walked into the River Island shop on Oxford Street in London and I saw it – Lemon Meringue, the perfect yellow! <3 It is this gorgeous pastel-y sunny yellow, which is even better than I’d imagined it! Lemon Meringue has beautiful creamy finish and doesn’t have any glitter or shimmer in it. It is SO soft and gentle that I can’t stop staring at it when it’s on my nails because it’s really calming and refreshing. :) This nail polish definitely resembles the sunny spring / summer days and I think it’s just perfect for the warmer months, look at it - it’ so happy and it also makes my hands looks tanned, which I adore! <3

The application of Lemon Meringue is okay. It goes on a bit streaky, but I mean - have you ever tried a yellow polish, which doesn’t do that? For some reason I find that they all do, so I’m willing to pass that. To get the color perfectly even, you will need to apply at least two coats. The polish dries out relatively quickly and gives pretty glossy finish. What I am not too happy about in this product though is the size of the brush, which is waaaay too small for my liking. I definitely prefer wider, flat brushes (like the Essie ones) because they usually prevent from streaking and are really easy to work with. On my nails Lemon Meringue stays for some good 4-5 days without chipping and with minor tip wear, which I was pleasantly surprised about.

Overall, I am so incredibly happy with the color of this nail polish so I don’t really care that it’s a bit tricky to apply! As you may know I adore pastels and this soft pastel, sunny yellow shade is definitely right up my alley. If you are like me and have been trying to find your perfect yellow shade, I highly recommend you checking this one out; I’m sure it won’t disappoint you! <3

Have you ever tried Lemon Meringue? Which is your favorite yellow nail polish?

Lots of love,
Andrea
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55 comments

  1. It's a lovely colour!!! Have a nice time in your trip :)

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  2. It looks like an amazing color! I'm more into bright yellow's right now, but this seems to be perfect for spring (:
    Also, good luck on your trip, I'm sure you'll have lots of fun :)

    Eve x | ChantellEve.blogspot.com

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  3. this is beautiful! I love the look of the Models Own pastel nail colours, I need to pick some up instead of buying Barry M all the time lol x

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  4. Such a pretty colour! Your nails are perfect!

    Holly xxx

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  5. I've got this on my nails right now! X

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  6. Gorgeous! I love the colour :) I just know I can't pull off yellow it does something awful to my pale skin lol! Looks so gorgeous on you though :)

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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  7. Such a pretty colour but I find yellow nails are always so streaky!

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    xxx

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  8. Never thought 'yellow' nail polish could look so pretty.


    Sarah
    PrettyGloss - beauty, makeup & a lil bit life | Bloglovin

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  9. This must be the prettiest shade of yellow ever!!

    Jodie Marie | à la Jode

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  10. This is such a pretty yellow! I only own one yellow but this looks nice. It looks great on you :) x

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  11. This looks lovely on you!

    Katie x and-katie.com

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  12. I love this colour, I really want to get a yellowy shade for my collection xx

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  13. Love this shade! Literally the perfect summer colour :)

    Ria x
    NatuRia Beauty

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  14. Such a nice colour! It's reminds me of foamy banana sweets :)

    Sian
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  15. Such a lovely yellow, will have to hunt this down as its always sold out at my local Boots x

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  16. Happy birthday!! I wish all your dreams came true!
    The color is beautiful, i like the fact it doesn't have shimmer. it is hard to find, like you said, the perfect yellow :d

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  17. You have such lovely shaped nails Andrea :D I do love the Model's Own polishes.. they're such good quality xx

    Gemma ♥ | MissMakeupMagpie

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  18. Such a lovely yellow! I'm quite fussy when it comes to yellow nail polish shades too. It has to be perfect.

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

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  19. Been searching for the perfect yellow shade for so long..Will definitely be buying this one :)

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  20. that is so gorgeous omg! suits you!

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  21. I love this color!! Its amazing!! I hope you have an amazing birthday!!
    xx

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  22. Mellow Yellow by Sally Hansen doesn't streak, even on the first coat!! :) Love yellow on the nails during the summer!

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  23. I love the Models Own nail colors! I don't know why I don't own this one yet! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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  24. This reminds me of a yellow I own by Joe Fresh (even similar packaging to Models Own). I don't wear it much though because it doesn't go well with my skintone.

    xo, alison*elle

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  25. Lovely color... reminds me to Tweety Bird :)

    Sarah
    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

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  26. I defo need to try this!looks very pretty!:)

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  27. super cute color! its a little tough to find the right shade of yellow but this one looks perfect <3

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  28. Love this colour!! Would never have thought to go for yellow but this looks lovely!

    alittlemummymagic

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  29. This is such a lovely shade of yellow xx

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  30. I'm not normally a fan of yellow nail varnish but I love this!xx

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  31. I've never felt like I could pull of yellow nail polish but I do love a good pastel shade! I wish Models Own was sold in the US though haha.
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  32. Perfect pastel yellow i love it great post andrea and have fun

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  33. what a great colour! love it! xoxo

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  34. I've tried a lot of color to the nail, but I like yellow alone, I think yellow is very unique, so I feel more confident from my nails.

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  35. I have never owned a yellow nail polish but this is stunning! great post and hope you are having a wonderful birthday today!

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    xx

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  36. I love Models Own nail polishes, they are good quality and have gorgeous colours.

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  37. ooo ive seen that brand but never bought it before! but it looks fab, will have to give it a try!

    x

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  38. This color is perfect for summer! I would really like to try out a Models Own nail polish after hearing so many people rave about them. :) I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Awrad, so check out this link if you are interested. :) http://ahemitsemme.blogspot.com/2013/07/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  39. Not only do I love yellow, but I love lemon meringue! This color is fantastic and I just my need to get it for my toes. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! <3

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