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Friday, 16 August 2013

models own velvet goth collection

models own velvet goth collection nail polish review swatch photo
models own velvet goth obsidian nail polish review swatch photo
models own velvet goth collection amethyst nail polish review swatch photo
models own velvet goth collection valerian nail polish review swatch photo
models own velvet goth collection absinthe nail polish review swatch photo
models own velvet goth collection obsidian amethyst valerian absinthe sardonyx review swatch photo
Models Own Obsidian Nail Polish*
Models Own Amethyst Nail Polish*
Models Own Valerian Nail Polish*
Models Own Absinthe Nail Polish*
Models Own Sardonyx Nail Polish*

As we all know I love Models Own Nail polish and they have rarely put out collections that I don't like. In their latest Artstix launch I discovered my new favourite nail polish (Cloud 9) and their past collections have also rated highly. I'd actually even go as far as calling myself a collector as I probably own most of the polishes they've realeased sine the brand started. I have a good relationship with them and they often send me new collections so I can swatch 'em up for you as soon as possible. So here I am with a new drop of Models Own Polishes in the form of their Autumn Winter collection named Velvet Goth. This is literally hot off the press, it was actually embargoed till today!

While the name suggests that these may be velvet finish (I did a collective sigh when the whole velvet/fuzzy nail trend came out last year, it was not my thing SHUDDER) they thankfully aren't. The collection actually has a slight textured finish. While nothing hugely noticeable like sand/textured polishes, the formula just slightly more textured than your average nail polish. However this can be lessened with a top coat to smooth everything out. The Velvet Goth polishes are packed full of multi faceted shimmer and larger glitter particles to give a dark gothic feel to the nails. The shades scream opulence and glamour, and I can see their nod to the gothic subculture. The nail polishes apply quite sheer (think jelly polish thin, not too thin but not opaque) and need two good coats to be full coverage. However they dry quickly and give a matte, slightly textured finish.

The packaging is in the typical Models Own style but the lid is trimmed with a soft velvet in a corresponding colour. I personally don't mind the feeling of velvet, but I can see others not being so keen. I couldn't get any proper product shots of the bottles because one arrived smashed which ruined the velvet on all the other's packaging. Which might be worth keeping in mind as I cant see the velvet topping staying clean for long because we all know that nail polish is pretty mess. As a result of the smashed polish of this I wasn't do a proper bootle/swatch photo of Sardonyx but I was able to do one swatch with the polish swatch wheel in the last image.

Models Own Obsidian Nail Polish is a pretty sleek black polish with silver shimmer. I think this is my favourite from the whole collection as it has such winter vibes and a nod to my emo days. Models Own Amethyst Nail Polish is a bright purple with purple micro shimmer and larger glitter particles going through it. Models Own Valerian Nail Polish is a deep navy blue which gets darker the more you apply the shade. Models Own Absinthe Nail Polish is the green one and it really screams Christmas nails at me. While Im not huge on green nails this is a very lovely shade and feel's very seasonal. Models Own Sardonyx Nail Polish is a beautiful ruby red which looks absolutely stunning. Im quite sad this one smashed as it is beautiful!

While the finish is odd, a matte shimmery glitter finish with a slight texture these are quite a nice Winter nail polish collection. They are very on trend and I do see them doing very well when they are released. It's a very safe Winter collection and I can see it doing well due to the seasonal colours, but do we really need more shimmery black/green/red nail polishes for Winter? It's a little cliche.

The Models Own Velvet Goth collection is a collection that is due to launch at the end of August. 24th August at the Models Own Bottle Shop and then from 2nd September at Models Own then UK wide from the 4th September. These retail for £5 and are 14ml.

45 comments

  1. I really like Valerian! But they're all very pretty colours :)

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com
    I'm giving away TWO custom blogger designs! :)

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  2. These are such beautiful colours! I think absinthe is my favourite, they're all lovely though! xxx

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Gorgeous shades! Defn perfect for winter!!

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh wow I need to rush out and buy these! Sucker for a nail polish!
    Sophie
    x

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  5. obsidian's my favourite as well, such a shame the other bottle smashed!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x

    GIVEAWAY

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  6. All of them are really pretty, great for Autumn/Winter!

    http://everythingandanythingbydanielle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Amethyst and Valerian look super pretty but I think it will be a pain in the ass to remove them. Or am I wrong? That's why I stay away from glittery polishes.

    Blu Button Box

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  8. These look really nice, good colours for winter! :)xo

    http://901lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. These colours are beautiful, I love them all but Amethyst and Absinthe are my have!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  10. These look a lot better than the Barry M Textured polishes, the ones with the glitter in.

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  11. Oh man I love every single one of these. Absolutely adore obsidian because like you say, it reminds me of my emo days, without having to go 'full on' black.

    www.gleepface.com

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  12. Ah the packaging in the promo shot looks amazing, but the polishes themselves don't look half as lovely xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  13. such pretty colours! I've always been a fan of models own and I love how theyre rather original compared to some other brands, I'm also rather surprised how one bottle managed to smash! I often travel with nail polish and they tend to last well as I've never heard of/had a bottle smash on me :O

    £1 Mint Nail Polish!

    Anita @ ATA|AllThingsAnita

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  14. These look beautiful!
    Chloe xo
    http://beautyandthephotographer.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love the Absinthe and Obsidian shades- and the fancy photoshop skills :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. These are so lovely!

    http://justonebeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. These look gorgeous! I think my favorite has to be sardonix! Wish I could try these but don't think they are available here..
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  18. Shame Sardonyx smashed as this looks to be my favourite of the bunch. A real 'rub slipper' kind of polish. xo

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin'

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  19. I'm sold! I just don't this MO can do wrong
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  20. They look so nice! Ideal for Autumn and Winter time too, I was expecting them to be a velvet finish but thankfully they aren't! :)
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. These look great, definitely a collection to keep in mind around Christmas time, such a shame sardonyx smashed, It's a gorgeous colour!
    Rosalie x
    RosalieJayne

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  22. These looks so good for winter, defo going to buy absinth :p been loving matte polishes recently xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. OMG these are so pretty I can't wait to get these!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. The Obsidian one looks amazing xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  25. These look great!! Will definitely be purchasing when they come out!!:)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

    http://polkaanddots.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. i absolutely love models own! not only their polishes but all their other make up too! but the nail polishes really are my favourite products. they always come out with gorgeous new collections and shades and finishes and i always want to get my hands on them. strangely though, i never really get round to purchasing any. however, i may just have to treat myself to a few after seeing this post ;) X

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

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  27. Obsidian would have to be my favourite too!

    www.beautibop.com

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  28. Will be buying the Amethyst. What a beautiful colour!!!!
    www.ellzbellez.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I'm a fan of darker colors in the fall and these are all stunning! It's a shame they don't sell this range in the US. Hopefully they will in the future!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  30. these look amazing, obsidian is my favourite! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  31. Valerian reminds me of game of thrones haha. Like them all, besides obsidian, it's really not my colour :/

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  32. I love all of these! Absinthe has to be my favourite though! x

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  33. I love the look of absinthe! <3

    floraldanielle.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  34. I love green - the absinthe is so pretty, I might have to get it!
    xo

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  35. I think I'm the only one who doesn't like Models Own nail polish. :(

    http://secretlittlethoughtsandfindings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. These are beautiful. Can't wait to get my hands on these.

    www.lookatmebeauty.net

    xx

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  37. Oh my gosh, I need Absinthe! Stunning green.

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