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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

notd: models own indian ocean & orly boho bonnet

notd: models own indian ocean & orly boho bonnet review swatch photo
notd: models own indian ocean & orly boho bonnet review swatch photo
orly boho bonnet review swatch photo
models own indian ocean review swatch photo
notd: models own indian ocean & orly boho bonnet review swatch photo
notd: models own indian ocean & orly boho bonnet review swatch photo
Models Own Indian Ocean: £5*
Orly Boho Bonnet: £10.25*

I think Models Own Indian Ocean is a really underrated nail polish from Models Own. It's a a pink to peach to violet duo-chrome in a very sheer light blue base. I seem to recall it came out with the Beetlejuice Collection a few years ago.Alone it doesn't wow me purely because it's so sheer. I don't like to waste time with sheer nail polish as I hate waiting for things to dry! So Indian Ocean actually sat unloved in my nail polish collection for a very long time before one day I decided to give it a go. I saw my flatmate pop it over a colour and WOW! I was sold almost immediately!

For my nails today I decided to layer up with a darker base that I'd normally opt for when worn with Indian Ocean and opted for ORLY Boho Bonnet from their Spring Collection. ORLY Boho Bonnet is a dusty light blue creme. Apparently it's inspired by the Californian sky but I feel it's slightly more subdued that I'd expect. Although it could be a rainy day in California i suppose! I personally think its a bit of a hard shade to wear as it's just so murky and dark. It doesn't suit my skintone when worn alone and brings out tones in my hands that make it look very blah. An odd pick for a spring collection if you ask me! Other polishes it layers well with include Maybelline Ceramic Blue, Models Own Utopia and Models Own Jade Stone.

Generally I tend stick to creme finishes because I find duo-chomes hard to wear but I think this combination is absolutely beautiful. The finish reminds me of sun hitting the sea and that beautiful reflections and colours you see. Different colours come out as the sunlight hits your nails and it just looks really elegant and summery. It's rare for me to like a polish like this but i think it's absolutely lovely and defintely going to be gracing my nails over the summer months.

43 comments

  1. Ooh gorgeous combination x

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  2. Indian Ocean alone is such a stunning shade. ♥


    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

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  3. really really pretty! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Love the indian ocean one! Shame my boot's doesn't stock Model's Own :(


    lisatakespictures xo

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  5. Stunning shade, I really need to pick one up! xxx
    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. These two are a perfect match! LOVE the shimmery Model's Own one. So lovely xx

    http://sarah-nunn.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I've never heard of Indian Ocean before but it's a lovely colour, I'll probably get one for the summer!

    Louisa's Notebook

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  8. I love both colours! They're super pretty

    Seaside Beauty <3
    http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.com/

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  9. The two compliment eachother well! I'd be interested to hear how you get on removing the Models Own polish, I've just got a similar shimmery one from Essie and its a right bugger to get off - its put me off of wearing it! :(

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  10. Love it :) I almost bought this the other day but I realised it's the exact same shade as Primarks angelica nail polish in Angel! xx

    daisie-petals.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I have the models own polish and love it :) At Christmas I put it on with some silver glitter and did some white snowflake nail art on top which I though looked nice and festive! xxx

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  12. I love Models own Indian Ocean! It's such a gorgeous colour! xxx


    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. The colour are soo pretty. Love the orly one on it own too!!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. These colours are really pretty!! Simple and gorgeous!!

    :)

    Layla xx

    www.laylasmakeup.com

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  15. What a stunning combo! I'm still yet to try Indian Ocean. x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Such a pretty colour, would look great on both pale and tanned skin.

    www.gidgblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Love Indian Ocean, so nice!

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  18. This is absolutely gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of duochrome nail polishes as I love the whole space/galaxy vibe they give off. I just think they look super dreamy. :) You've definitely found such a gorgeous combination! I would totally buy this if Models Own were available in Australia.

    http://vintagemachine.blogspot.com

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  19. i'm currently wearing indian ocean too, such a summery colour!

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  20. I love this combination! I really need to get some duochrome polishes!

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  21. Lovely combination of polishes x

    Amy / srslylou

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  22. Love this colour! :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I do love a good NOTD! xxx
    Bea from- http://beatricenotyetlost.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Such a great combo! Love Indian Ocean, will have to wear it soon x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. The models own, Indian ocean looks like such a beautiful colour. The two go so well together. Definitely nails suited for the summer!
    Great post
    Rachel x

    www.rachelelizabethwhite.com

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  26. the Indian Ocean makes me think of the beach! It is such a lovely color! xx Rena
    Kiss and Make Up

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  27. this is such a gorgeous combination to wear on the nails and i might just have to purchase both these colours so i can recreate it! i've had my eye on the beetlejuice collection for a while now but never realised that some of the shades were sheer. it's a little bit annoying for me as i do prefer opaque colours but i guess layering them up with other shades isn't too bad! :) X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. I have this and love it - really should wear it more!

    www.tinytwisst.com

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  29. Wow, we are sold on this colour! Models own has such great staying power compared with competitor brands, we love.

    http://lemonade-lifestyle.blogspot.com

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  30. it's really nice over Barry M Blue Moon as well!

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  31. Love the pearly finish of this! x

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. This is my next Models Own purchase as it's flippin' gorgeous!

    j4miejohnston.blogspot.co.uk

    Jamie ♥

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  33. Your nails look amazing!!
    Need the models own nail varnish!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  34. This has to be one of my favorite nail looks I've seen in a WHILE. The combination is perfection. xx

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  35. one of my favourites x x x

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  36. Wow that looks insane!! One of my fav nail looks

    Xx
    Another Fashion Journal

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