Models Own seem to continually be hitting it out of the park with their affordable and innovative nail collections. Although they often ‘take inspiration’ from other brands (this time Illamasqua and their 2013 ‘Imperfection‘ collection,) they ensure trends are both affordable and wearable. Launching just in time for Easter, their Speckled Egg collection helps make your nails look like five little Mini Eggs; each of the five pastel and Spring-appropriate colours includes dark flecks that bring the polishes bang up to date. The flecks are suspended in the polish in three different sizes, making the finished result quirky and fresh – these aren’t sparkling polishes or super girly, as the dark pigment helps to toughen the look and make it wearable with even a biker jacket.
Although the polish is quite thin, it allows you to build up the colour and create a textured finish without the annoying bits of glitter sticking out from the surface. The particles in Models Own’s version are smaller than the Illamasqua collection, providing a much smoother and more uniformed application, as well as a more wearable finish. Although I loved the Illamasqua ‘Imperfection’ collection (it was always a talking point,) the Speckled egg polishes offer a similar finish for a third of the price. I was surprised to see how shiny and smooth the finished result was on the nail, as well as the true-to-bottle colours; this is a collection that will no doubt fly off the shelves when it’s launched in a couple of weeks.
The ‘Speckled Egg’ collection launches on March 12th, priced £5.00 each.