Models Own Banana Split Review

Models Own Banana Split Review

Hands up. I admit it. I am a sucker for a gimmick. I am also a sucker for pastels. So when I heard that Models Own were doing a pastels collection of nail varnishes that were scented I was all over it. Like spots on a dalmation.

‘Banana Split’ is a baby yellow creme polish that isn’t as opaque as it looks. I really wish I had done a white undies layer because this needed 3 generous coats. But it all smoothed out and dried fine with Seche Vite on top (although there’s a slight gathering of polish at the tips of the nail which is annoying me…)

This polish didn’t smell like real bananas – even BETTER – it smelt like the foam penny sweetie bananas! Mmmm…I was craving pick ‘n’ mix every time I smelt my nails!

I actually realised after posting this that I already own a Models Own pastel yellow (lemon meringue) which is IDENTICAL to this but doesn’t smell of bananas so obviously I had to have both. I have a serious problem.

Has anyone tried any of the other polishes in this collection? I bet the ‘Apple Pie’ one is incredible… You can buy this polish HERE, but I warn you: you will get a lot of weird looks from people wondering why you’re sniffing your nails!

Lex

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OPI Don't Talk Bach To Me

OPI Don’t Talk Bach To Me

OPI Don’t Talk Bach To Me is from the OPI Germany collection (I just love this nail polish’s name!)

This is a chartreuse shimmery polish. It is so unusual that I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not for a long time. But I think I’m falling on the side of ‘like’. It feels like the perfect shade for spring and I don’t have anything else similar.

This was two thin coats of nail varnish, topped with Seche Vite.

You can buy it HERE, if you’re as big a fan as me.

Lex

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OPI Need Sunglasses Review

OPI Need Sunglasses Review

Yellow polishes are usually either gorgeous or garish. This OPI nail varnish is a lovely blend of the two – gorgeously garish, if you will! This is one of my Dubai holiday haul purchases and as soon as I saw it on the stand I knew that I needed it. I think the sun and heat over there had me craving some stand out colours and this is definitely ticking that box! This is so incredibly bright that it immediately makes me happy as soon as I put it on. Do you have a polish like that in your collection?

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Barry M Textured Effects Station Road

Barry M Textured Effects Station Road

This is just such an unusual polish and it’s not just the finish which – as you can see from the images – is a grainy, matte texture. But this has a glitter to it that catches the sun which really adds something to it.

These textured finish nails had such a mixed reaction on Twitter and Instagram – they might not be your kind of thing but they are certainly eye-catching!

If you’re like me and love the textured finish look, you can buy Barry M Textured Effects Station Road HERE. You can also see my review of one of the other polishes from this collection HERE – I can’t decide which one I like more!

Lex

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Kiko 279 Yellow nail varnish

Kiko 279 Yellow Nail Varnish

This is the second nail polish from my recent Kiko haul, a stunningly bright yellow creme. This is an orangey yellow with a really subtle gold shimmer running through it when you look at it in direct sunlight. This is three coats to cover all bald patches, and (of course) a Seche Vite top coat.

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Gabrini Summer Edition ‘M101’ Nail Varnish

Gabrini Summer Edition ‘M101’ Nail Varnish

I have blogged about my love for Gabrini nail polishes before but lets recap: they are a Turkish brand that I discovered in a tiny beauty shop in North London. I can’t find anywhere online where you can purchase them but they do have a website with their collections, which you can find HERE. This polish has been in my collection since last summer and I have absolutely no idea why I haven’t worn it before now.

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