Models Own – Chrome Pink

Wowzers, this is one heck of a pink polish.  Its a bit too much colour wise for me, but as we’ve previously discussed, it seemed wrong not to get a full set during the Models Own sale when they were £2.50 each…. but lets check out some pictures before we get into the nitty gritty!

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Chrome Pink is one of the Colour Chrome Collection released by Models Own this spring.  This one is certainly one the brightest in the collection and probably my least favourite of the bunch.  But that is because I’m not a fan of pink.  No way.  Not at all and I’m not convinced that the colour does anything for my skin tone.

However, that aside, the formula is good and workable.  It does dry very quickly, so by the time you have done ten fingers (or toes) it will be time to go back over them again.  Quick isn’t the word!

There are ten shades in the Colour Chrome Collection and we’ve already seen Blue, Gold,  Indigo, Mauve, Olive and Rose. We saw silver earlier this week on the blog.  RRP is £4.99 if you pick them up in Superdrug (which is now a Models Own stockist) or order them online directly.

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Models Own – Chrome Rose

More Models Own Colour Chome Collection polishes for you today – this one is Chrome Rose, as you might be thinking, its a rose gold kind of shade.  Not my usual go to colour.  Lets check out the pics!

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I think I have fallen for this one too.  As I said above, not a shade I would have naturally bought had it not been for the sale.  But for £2.50 I think its a great purchase.

Formula was good, again (and as with many metallic shades) speed is of the essence here.  I’ve tried several approaches in the last week or so, thin coats is fine but dragging is easier.  I’ve loaded my brush with a tab more polish than I normally would and then pooled in front of my cuticle.  Then I’ve pulled the polish up in one sweep or two for the bigger nails, taking off any excess polish at the same time.  Then a second coat covers all sins!  Just try and see what works best for you.

Anyway, what do you think?  Yay or nay?  Let me know in the comment

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Models Own – Chrome Mauve

So the next Chrome Colour polish to grace my fingers was Chrome Mauve. The name pretty much describes the colour within…. its certainly not pink!  Anyway, lets check out some pictures.

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Wow.  These chromes are pretty nice huh?  As like Chrome Indigo, the formula is good, quick drying and easy to worth with as a chrome polish can be.  Speed is still needed but the large flatter brush works well in this instance and its a good size for my average size nails.

Have you picked up any of the colour chromes yet?  Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Models Own – Chrome Indigo

You may have heard that Models Own were holding a half price sale, around the same time as they launched the Colour Chrome Collection.  Its a series of 10 chrome shades and because there were on sale, I bought them all…. shhh… don’t tell anyone!  We will get through them all over the next couple of weeks or so, but this is the first one – Chrome Indigo!

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Gosh I do love this.  Its STUNNING on the nail, stunning!

Care is needed on application, chrome finishes dry fast and can drag leaving bald spots.  Speed is the key.  Thankfully the Models Own brushes are quite wide, so on larger nails its two wipes (one each side).  What you see above is two thin coats, over a base of Nailtiques 2.  No top coat here.

I did worry about wear time and apart from a small chip – my fault, I was using my nail as a tool – the polish wore solidly for two whole days.  Colour me impressed!  I hope this is the start of a beautiful relationship!  And I hear they stamp well, so this could be a winner all around!

For those of you in the US, my experience with these is very similar to that of Sally Hansen Color Foils. So if you missed some, or if you are in the UK lusting after them, these will fill that need!

Did you pick up anything from the Models Own sale?  Does the Colour Chrome Collection catch your eye?

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Sally Hansen Chrome – 10 Royal Purple Chrome

I stole this polish from my mum – she has a small stash of US Drugstore polishes from the last 20 years or so.

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This is lovely. I do like a chrome effect. This is two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu! Topped with G&G HK Girl to lock in the shine. It does dry a tad streaky but bearing in mind it’s about 10 years old. It’s a fab shade of orchid (handy reference to the Pantone of the year – radiant orchid)

In the US it appears that Sally Hansen have reissued lots of their chrome shades, as always, Nouveau Cheap has the scoop

Let me know what older polishes you have in your stash! Hit me up in the comments.