Models Own Speckled Egg Nail Polish (Another Illamasqua Dupe?)

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.



  1. Life of Verity
    March 4, 2014 / 10:50 am

    Your photo setting for these photos is so cute! I love the pink one and I'm not usually the type to go for pink. Sounds like a perfect dupe xxxVerity | Life of Verity

  2. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    March 4, 2014 / 11:10 am

    It's a really cute look and a nice pastel version, but it is very similar to Illamasqua :o) XxMakeup by Candlelight

  3. Aerin Downs
    March 4, 2014 / 11:20 am

    These look nice but the pigmentation isnt really for me :(! Berrie-Blogs | Beauty Blog x

  4. Becky Carley
    March 4, 2014 / 11:29 am

    The green would go beautifully with the dress I am wearing to my brothers wedding, it launches the day AFTER I leave the country to go to said wedding, TYPICAL! x

  5. Vivian Yuen
    March 4, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    They genuinely look like mini eggs! Gorgeous colours for Easter~LIVE . IN . LOVE ✞~

  6. Ciara Pollock
    March 4, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    these are so pretty, I love the pink and green ones x

  7. birkinbagbeauty
    March 4, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    Now I crave both the Models Own nailpolish as those speckled eggs you portrayed

  8. Harmony
    March 4, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Oh, I need to find that here in Canada!

  9. Lubka Christova
    March 4, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Cute colours. Lovely palette :))Lu

  10. Sarah Hanarahan
    March 4, 2014 / 11:42 pm

    Id say the only difference is between this & illamasqua is the pigmentation.. unless this is just one coat of the polish it is definitely lacking in that department but I usually find with other models own polishes that 2 coats does the trick 🙂

  11. Becky Smith
    March 6, 2014 / 1:14 am

    I do have one of the Illamasqua one's but I wasn't really keen on how chunky the speckles were so if these are smaller and give a smoother finish then these might be right up my street. I don't really like the yellow at all but the pink and mint green look so pretty x Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  12. Becky
    March 6, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    I like the pale green colour I think it looks flattering and stands out for me.

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