Tuesday, 23 October 2012

NOTD: Models Own Hot Stuff (Mirrorball Collection)

This is two coats of Models Own Hot Stuff, from their latest bling-tastic Mirrorball collection, applied over one coat of Revlon Cherries in the Snow, a reddish pink.  The Mirrorball collection boasts polishes which just scream with sparkle - they combine glitter particles in different sizes and shapes for an incredibly glittery finish.

Hot Stuff has shades of red and pink glitter alongside opalescent and golden flakes.  There are tiny dots of hot pink glitter sitting alongside large diamond shapes which shift colour in the light, small golden green squares alongside larger pinkish purple shards.  The overall effect is pretty intense.

Now, as you might expect, this glitter is a little difficult to apply - you can end up with a nail full of subtle, tiny glitter flecks, or you can end up with a nail piled high with larger shapes.  There's definitely some work to be done to arrange the glitter evenly on the nail.  It eventually dries to a semi-matte finish, and requires two thick coats of topcoat to feel smooth on the nail - and even then, the edges of some of the largest glitter pieces may still catch in your hair and clothes if you've not positioned them just right.

All that glitter and two coats of topcoat makes for a manicure which lasts pretty well - I've worn Hot Stuff layered up over a base colour for about six days, which is a damn good run in my opinion.  Removal is unsurprisingly difficult - definitely best off done by soaking small squares of cotton wool, then wrapping them around the nail with tin foil, and leaving for ten minutes to soak off the glitter.

Still - for results this sparkling, I'll take the difficult application and difficult removal.  Perfect for party season!  You'll find Hot Stuff alongside its four sisters at the Models Own website, where it costs a reasonable £5.

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. That's so pretty and sparkly! Shame it's such a pain to use!

    1. I don't think there are many glitters which are a joy to use! I'll take the pain for the sparkle :)

  2. I always find the Models Own glitters a nightmare to get off, but on the flip side, they really do last for ages, so worth it in my book!


    1. Yeah, this manicure lasted 5 days - pretty impressive stuff!


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