Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. The sun has finally come out in Northern France and everyone wants to be out and about, so I haven’t had much time !
Here is a quick swatch for Models Own – Golden Green Beetle Juice, here’s the bottle :
The colour is pretty much the same when it dries, a pretty golden-green metallic/foil with very fine glitter particles. I have had this one for a while and used it a few times, but the formula hasn’t started to thicken, though the brush comes out of the cap and is stuck in the bottle every time I open it, it is pretty easy to pull out and pop back in place again.
This colour starts to dry very fast, and so for a smooth application, you have to be very speedy. Two coats is quite opaque already, but this time my basecoat was rubbish, so I had to add a third coat to even it out :
There are a couple of bubbles, but I think that that has more to do with the dodgy base-coat than this polish.
I have also water-marbled with this polish, and it spreads really nicely (just like the two others that I have swatched from this range), and combines beautifully with black in particular.
I love this colour, it is really reminiscent of a beetle’s back, and it combines beautifully with crackles. The only downside is that the fine foil formula shows up the slightest defect in your nail – my silks need replacing and unfortunately this really shows through with this colour ! I think I prefer brighter or paler colours for the spring/summer season, but this is a great autumn/winter shade.
We’re having an Internet supplier changeover this week, but I’ll be back soon with more swatches, and I have lots of photos of nail art to share, so watch this space !