Models own Ice neon collection review and swatches (Picture heavy)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Here's Models own's matte ice neon collection and they're probably the first bunch of neons I own. I'm saying probably because I don't remember if there's any sitting in my stash. Weren't interested in trying any until now.

L-R: Bubblegum, Luis lemon, Toxic apple, Pink punch, Pukka purple
Bubblegum. A neon hot pink. Bubblegum is pretty opaque with the first coat and application was smooth so here I'm wearing one on every nail except for the pinkie. I'd say add another layer to be safe though and only after looking closely on the computer screen do I see some VNL (visible nail line), it's hardly noticeable in person. It took a few minutes to mattify but it had more of that rubbery/semi matte finish. I actually applied a top coat on the index and ring finger but whether it's on camera or in person there's not much of a difference. The fourth picture is how it looks in the sunlight, bright shade right?

Luis lemon. Bright lemon yellow. Without me telling you see that this one is obviously sheer. Sheer on the first coat, better on the second but still very sheer. If you're not a fan of showing some VNL, wearing this with an underwear might help. You could try this over a white base. The formula for this one is slightly runny and applies streaky but good thing it evens itself out. The first photo is Luis lemon in sunlight and no top coat applied here.

Pukka purple. A neon purple. I don't know how else to describe this. This one seemed like a normal purple to me and my camera has altered the colour to make it look a bit more blue. This one had a consistency that was a little more thicker than the rest and became opaque with one coat.

Toxic apple. Bright green. The formula, application and sheerness was very similar to that of Luis lemon. This polish evens itself out also and in the photos I'm wearing two coats.

Pink punch. A pink-y orange. Here I'm wearing two coats since one is sheer, two is only a bit better but you see less of the VNL. I stopped at the second layer but you could go ahead and add a third, it won't hurt since the formula was alright with this one. Not too thin nor thick.

Here you go, the ice neon collection. These were all so bright and easy to work with. Most of the polishes had a thin consistency and went on sheer. These are all swatched without a top coat just so you could see how it looks matte but they all seem to have that rubbery/semi matte finish unless I never left them to dry long enough.

On the Models own website it states: 
The only way to keep fluoro really bright is to KEEP IT COLD! We've packed this collection in specially-designed frosted bottles that you should keep refrigerated to protect the intense fluoro colour from fading. These on-trend neon shades bring summer alive with fluoro flavour, bold and bright.
That being the reason for the collection name 'ice neon'. I won't test this claim though. My parents already find my growing collection of polishes weird anyway, they won't be happy to see one sitting in the fridge.

I think these are a bunch of fun colours. Won't personally wear them alone because they're so bright but I wouldn't mind using them for a design. This'll be the last of the Models own swatches I give to you since I think I've shown enough. The remaining polish I haven't tried can wait for next time.

Argh! After battling with the HTML codes for 6 hours last night and continuing with it today, I give up.  I couldn't care less about whether my blog looks pro or not and I could do without the headaches it's giving me. Just going to have to make do with how it looks. It's not too bad right? 

Do you own any neons? Which one is your favourite?

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  1. I own a little set with four neon polishes and they're also pretty sheer but awesome. From this set I like the pink/orange one the best :). You took good pictures!

  2. I saw these but didn't buy any because I couldn't decide which to get. They all look really nice though.

    I can just picture someone going in the fridge for something and picking up a nail polish instead. ha ha

    Oh and I love the way your blog looks, I wish mine looked this professional.

  3. These are beautiful colours for summer, great swatches! :-)

    I don't own many neons... yet! I have China Glaze Shocking Pink and I love it! I was actually scared of it when I bought it last year, lol! But once I put it on I couldn't stop looking at my nails. Even my husband loved it and told me I should wear that colour more often.

    I think my husband would draw the line at me putting my polishes in the fridge, lol!

  4. The colored caps make these bottles look so fun! I'm not sure what they're saying about the frosted bottles--is that to remind you to keep them in a frosty cold place? I've never heard that neons specifically need to be stored in the fridge. Curious.

    P.S. Forgive me if I've already asked you--any chance you'd consider turning off word verification for comments? It makes my eyes go all wonky, and on my desktop at least, it's hard to find the button to actually post the comment once I've managed to decipher the codes.


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