Saturday, November 8, 2014

Flashing Rainbows

I haven't been genuinely excited about a nail polish for a while, but my newest discovery has been a revelation. Models Own Northern Lights was another impulse buy that was part of my Luxola order. I was looking for something relatively inexpensive that would qualify me for free shipping, and naturally gravitated toward nail polishes and the Models Own page. The only other Models Own nail polish I had was the exquisite Indian Ocean, so I was hoping to find something equally unique and visually arresting.








I don't have any purely holographic polishes despite a strong interest in them, though I have a few glitter polishes that partially contain holographic glitter. Northern Lights is a dusty, blush pink glitter polish in a clear base, where the individual glitter particles have a strong holographic effect. It's quite a dense glitter polish and two coats sufficed to provide opaque coverage. I first used two coats of Savvy by DB Nude to provide a neutral, tinted base, followed with three coats of Northern Lights, then sealed everything with my trusty Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat. It's been six days and still not a chip in sight — a seriously impressive feat given glitter polishes are notorious for chipping quickly.

Northern Lights is absolutely dazzling in direct sunlight but still powerfully holographic under artificial or indirect light. Despite that, it doesn't seem gaudy or OTT, mainly due to the muted pink base and the small, uniform glitter particles. If it were made of chunky, differently sized glitter, and there was a stronger contrast between the holographic effect and the base colour, the whole character of the polish would change. Northern Lights manages to pull off a rare thing: elegance in a party varnish.

25 comments:

  1. beautiful effect! I love holo nail polishes because they give 'flashing and glittering' effect without the removing disaster.. I haven't owned any nail polish from Models own,but they are available through asos , so I might give it a look ^^

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  2. Such a pretty nail polish, I have Models own southern lights which is also really nice! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  3. As always your photos are absolutely beautiful! I'm a big fan of glitter polishes but don't own all the ones I'd really like to try. My flatmate last year owned Northern Lights and I saw just how beautiful it is in the flesh, your post has reminded me that I should definitely remember to look for it next time I'm in the market for a new polish xx

    One Little Vice - UK Beauty Blog

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  4. It's gorgeous! I must check out Luxola- I've heard of it but never had a look. I haven't heard all that much about Models Own polishes except from Zoella, but this one looks great and the fact that it wears so well is impressive too.

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  5. This is such a stunning polish and gives off a beautiful effect!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  6. This is such a pretty polish! The effect is beautiful :) x

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk
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  7. So pretty! I have a polish similar to this with tiny holographic glitters, though it's definitely not as dazzling as this one! I think it would make an amazing accent or glitter gradient look.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  8. I love glitter nail polishes and this one is amazing!! It looks perfect x

    Fabi | www.halfwaytonewyork.blogspot.mx

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  9. It looks soooo pretty *__* Like Seriously, Super pretty <3
    I don't use glitter too much, but I like this type of effect!

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  10. Such a beautiful polish. Will be perfect for Christmas :)

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  11. I aboustely love the way this looks! When I saw it in the bottle I didn't think I would be a fan but on the nails AMAZING!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  12. This is very pretty indeed, it's one I haven't heard of before either.
    Amy | A Little Boat Sailing

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  13. You always manage to find the best polishes! Definitely going to keep an eye out for this polish as I'm still quite sad for not getting my hands on the FOA glitterati polish you raved about D:

    t w o p l i c a t e s

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  14. It's so christmassy! I love glitter nails at this time of year.

    evie-dylan.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. That really is an elegant party polish, I love it!

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  16. It's sooo stunning! I have Indian Ocean as well actually but I haven't worn it in a while! I totally have to! Love how you paired it, it's perfect!

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  17. Ohhhh, my.
    "Visually arresting" is a most apt description - good choice! x

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  18. Wow! What a great polish…it's on my list now!

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  19. I can be a little wary of glitter nail polishes but this looks so good! Love the combo :)

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  20. Is so beautiful, I love it! I would like to pretty nails :)

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  21. This is stunning. I have a few Models Own polishes from when I went to Japan, they had a pop up store there. I wish they were more readily available here because they are awesome! xx

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  22. This is so pretty! I love these intense glitter nail polishes but they're suchhhhh a pain to remove, I'm simply too lazy most of the time. This seems like it's such a nice one for the festive season! Loved the blue one you picked up recently too!

    Chlo√©⎪ √† la foliee

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