Models own's Aqua violet

Monday, April 15, 2013

Remember my Boots haul not so long ago? Well, I finally tried out one of the extra Models own polish I purchased and here it is, Aqua violet. 

This is one of the duo-chromes from the Fall 2011 Beetlejuice collection which as the name mentions is a mix of aqua blue and violet. If you look closely you'll see more of the duo-chrome goodness near the cuticles, it's much more obvious in person.

This one is indeed interesting. Didn't particularly like it but definitely didn't hate it either; I guess it was partly due to the application. The first coat was really sheer, the second coat was better but still a bit sheer so I added thick third coat. Quite a few coats here hence my nails looking a little thick. Because it's so sheer I did paint a little wonky without noticing, check the right corner of the tips on the index and around the middle and ring finger. 

I finished everything off with a top coat but even though the top layer dried, the layers in between still felt a little 'squidgy' after a few hours and so I managed to smudge it badly. Didn't feel like removing it immediately after so much work and knowing I wouldn't be leaving the house the next few days, I kept it on for 3 days. It started properly chipping after the second day.

If it didn't need so many layers I think I'd like it much more but even being a duo-chrome this one didn't excite me as much as I thought it would. A pretty shade though.

Do you own any duo-chromes? What's your favourite?

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  1. That's really pretty! I love duochrome and have a few myself. Duochromes have a tendency to be sheer. I usually have to do at least 3 coats but I think they're worth the effort.

  2. I don't have a lot of duochromes so I didn't know that. This one's alright to me, maybe I just need to try a few more for it to grow on me lol.


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