Saturday, 14 April 2012

NOTD: Models Own & Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix

Applied over a couple of coats of Smartie-blue Topshop AWOL, this is Ibiza Mix, one of the five Models Own / Hed Kandi collaboration polishes.  And what a stunner it is - it's big, bold and flashy and unapologetically glittery.  Made up of a variety of different sizes of hexagonal glitter, it's predominantly golden, with bits of blue and black thrown in for good measure.  It might look like it's got a black jelly base, but it actually applied as glitter in a clear base.

This is two coats applied as a topcoat.  The glitter is relatively sparse in the base (despite the density in the bottle) and you'll need to do a bit of glitter arrangement once a drop of polish has been applied to ensure even coverage, as otherwise you'll end up with strangely patchy glitter application.  I was surprised by the scent of this polish - it absolutely stinks to high heaven, far more than most other polishes.  It's a little offputting, but if you're a glitter fan, it's probably worth it for the effect!  Unsurprisingly, removal was difficult, requiring a bit of soaking to get the glitter particles off the nail.

The Models Own / Hed Kandi collaboration polishes are available now at Boots, both in store and online, where they cost a reasonable £5 a bottle.

Disclosure: PR sample

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