Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Easter Nails // Models Own Magpie

Models Own Magpie Nail Polish

Models Own Magpie Nail Polish

Models Own Magpie Nail Polish

Models Own Magpie Nail Polish Swatches

So Easter is right around the corner. What?! I swear it feels just like yesterday when I put my Christmas tree down… Time flies and this year I am just not feeling the Easter mood. I still have got some time to feel festive though, so yesterday I decided that taking some actions was in order. And what would any nail polish obsessed beauty blogger do? Well… paint their nails of course, so that’s what I did.

I rummaged through my stash and there it was waving at me – the perfect Easter nail polish! Meet the oh-so-cute Models Own Magpie (here). This little mini egg-resembling gem instantly caught my heart when I first bought it a few months back with its lovely fresh and happy vibe. It’s pastel, yet it’s bright and the gorgeous minty / turquoise shade is just ideal for spring and summer. I absolutely adore the little egg shell speckles running through the polish and if you are fan of the Illamasqua Speckle offerings (here) then you really need to check out Magpie and the rest of the Models Own Speckled Egg collection (currently on offer here) – the shades are much more vibrant and they are literally a fraction of the price. Magpie is hands down my favorite of the bunch. I am a sucker for mint tips, plus I find it really wearable and it’s definitely one of those ‘suit all skin tones’ colors. Love.

Models Own can do no wrong formula wise, we all know that, and I am happy to report that Magpie is definitely no exception. The formula rocks. You need just two thin coats to get that 3D effect speckled polishes are all about and fear not – Magpie dries super fast, so you don’t have to wait ages. The varnish goes on smooth, dispersing all the right amount of speckles and somehow manages to place them evenly across the nail, which gets massive thumbs up. I’ve said that before and I’ll say it again – I am not fond of the tiny brush Models Own polishes come with but it gets the job done without streaking or messing the cuticles, so it’s all good. Magpie wears beautifully for solid five days with no chipping or tip wear, which is one of the reasons I am head over heels in love with it – it’s perfect. So now my Easter mood is finally headed to the right direction and I know what will make it even better - I hear that Duck from the Speckle Egg collection is a good’un as well! Off to my favorite Models Own counter in 3…2…1…

Have you tried Models Own Magpie before? Which shade from the collection would you like to get your mitts on this season?

Lots of love,


  1. That shade is perfect for easter! It sure is great to go through a nail polish collection and use shades again, kinda like shopping your stash <3


  2. Omigosh, this really is the perfect Easter shade. It looks just like a mini egg! How pretty.

    xo, alison*elle

  3. Models Own do the best polishes and this one is no exception! It's so pretty and perfect for Easter - i love it! :)

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  4. PeRfect for Easter!


  5. This shade is super pretty and perfect. Models Own have been owning it at the moment x


  6. Can't believe it is easter already! I remember these being released last year!!!!!


  7. Love Speckled nail polishes!

  8. oh lovely color!
    love the effect on the nails


  9. So so gorgeous. I need to find a models own stockist here in Aus stat!
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

  10. I love this shade. Blue with black, perfect!


  11. So cute, perfect for easter!

    Alisha x

  12. Stunning photos :) I wore Model's Own Magpie last Easter, you're right it is the perfect polish for this time of year. I definitely need to dig it out and wear it again soon xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  13. This is so nice =] I'm a huge models own fan haha


  14. It IS so perfect! Thank you for reminding me to dig out my speckled polish that I bought last Easter! It's a shame that I feel like I can only wear them for Easter weekend...
    Ivory Avenue

  15. omg the speckling is so cute!! i've never tried a models own polish but this one looks absolutely gorgeous x

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

  16. That's so cute and it so reminds me of Easter. I'm still planning what I want on my Easter nails.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  17. I'm loving it :-D So beautiful...

  18. This shade is so pretty! I never tend to wear anything like this on my nails but I would love to try this :)
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

  19. This shade is just perfect!
    Never seen it before and I have to try it asap!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  20. I think I picked this up last year - I'll have to dig it out as this post has reminded me how cute it is :) xx

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