Monday, 9 April 2012

Nailed: Models Own Indian Ocean

I had to hit a few Boots stores before I managed to find a bottle of Indian Ocean in stock. It's one of three new polishes to be released in to their Beetlejuice line (two of which I have bought - more on the other one later in the week!)
It's a gorgeous blue (presumably inspired by the indian ocean!) with a lilac shimmer. Although most of the Beetlejuice shades are duo chromes, this is really more of a shimmer in my opinion.

It is disappointingly sheer on its own, and requires 4 coats for full opacity, I tried this out with a few different colours underneath it and think it's one of those polishes that can transform any plain colour.
Left-right: 1 coat alone, over Barry M Navy, over Barry M Berry Ice Cream, 4 coats alone

My favourite colour combination was with Barry M's Berry Ice Cream. One coat of each and it gave the most gorgeous effect. I'm not sure if it's the Barry M, the Models Own, or combination of both, but the wear time of this was amazing... 5 days with minimal chips! (Normally I struggle to get past 3!)



On a side note... this is the first time I've tried Models Own polishes and they STINK! Honestly the worst smelling polishes I've come across! However, if you can get over the smell... I'm loving this shade for spring and summer!

What do you think?

Models Own polishes are available from larger Boots stores, priced at £5 each (currently 3 for 2 though… yey!)
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  1. Wow this color is gorgeous, especially over Barry M Navy!

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  2. The reason why Models Own stink is because they still contain the Big 3 - DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde/Formaldehyde Resin. The selling point of their 'Pro' range at £8 is that they are Big-3-Free while most other companies manage to sell Big-3-Free polishes at just £2.99 for example. So apply in a well ventilated area! Indian Ocean is gorgeous though, try it layered over Barry M Mint Green - it looks amazing! xx

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  3. This looks gorgeous, love it over the Berry Ice Cream xxx


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  4. Ohh I love this! Its beautiful!

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  5. Wow! This is so pretty, and I love both the combinations that you showed... I've never tried Model's Own before, but I'd like to get my hands on a few! :)

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  6. I really like the one over Barry M Navy!

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  7. that is soo pretty I have got to get this nail polish is the prettiest colour I have ever seen.

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  8. Usually I'm not a huge fan of matallic nailpolish. But I have to say....these are looking lovely!
    Maybe I'm gonna get one of these. :-)
    Nice post Fleur. You are just amazing.

    xxx Janna xxx

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  9. I love this shade, I am wearing it at the moment just 3 coats on its own
    xx

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  10. I love this! I never would have thought of those combinations, but I love them both! I'm not sure how I stand on the smell front, but if it makes my nails look that good, then I suppose it's worth it. Great blog!

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  11. Such a gorgeous colour! I've been searching for this for a while, so far i've had no luck!x


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  12. I love Models Own polishes, they are the only ones I have that apply evenly, dry (and harden) super fast and last for days without chipping! They really are my go-to polish if I need to do my nails in a few minutes xx

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  13. so pretty! I've been wanting to try some of the new beetlejuice polishes from models own as loved the last collection. Love this post :)

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  14. It's great to see it layered over Barry M Berry Ice Cream, it looks amazing! I definitely want to buy Indian Ocean, I'm just waiting for it to be in stock in my local Boots! xx

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  15. I need to get my hands on this... It looks stunning over both Barry M's Berry Ice Cream!

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com

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  16. It looks so summery fresh, I like it! Don't like it when you wear it alone but with the mixture with other nail polish, looks pretty cool.
    Great blog, by the way ;)

    Xx,
    Ania from Ania'lysis
    http://aniaanialysis.blogspot.de/

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  17. I havn't yet seen these in boots but will have to get one they look sosososossoooo nice!

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  18. I love this! I wish i could find them in my boots stores.


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  19. so pretty! i just did a water marbling nail of the day, here it is if youre interested - http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love this blue, was looking at it in Boots like week but wasnt sure as I'd heard about it been sheer, it looks lovely over the Barry M so maybe I will give it a go :-)

    http://sarahjanesobsessions.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Love this over the lilac!

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  22. Looks over the top of another polish. Not that great on its own :-(. Love your combination x

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  23. I'm wearing this at the moment layered over Barry M Blue moon, it is the closest I have gotten to the Indian Ocean bottle shade and it looks gorgeous. I love it over the Berry Ice cream though, I'm definitely trying that combo out next! X

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  24. So pretty, especially with the Barry M :)

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  25. I know, they smell like those cheap polishes people used to give out at birthday parties when I was about 8! The colours are lovely and they last for ages too! I have a post on one of the Beetlejuice polishes too :) want to buy another but might wait and see what the other two you bought look like!
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  26. This is gorgeous I am dying to try the Hed Kandi ones too they look amazing, shame about the smell though! xoxo

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  27. They look amazing! I wish they have those near me, but they dont. So I'll just sob here in my laptop, drooling. x

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  28. This is gorgeous. I have a few Models Own I've never noticed the smell!

    www.cosmeticintelligence.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. ouu, looks gorgeous Fleur. I've never tried models own but I am interested in the brand after watching your videos!
    Hope you have a good day!

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  30. amazing colour!!! I've never tried models own but I look at them everytime I go to Boots and put them back but I've seen lots of pretty ones lately so I might have to invest in some! :) xoxo

    http://blondie-xo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. Disappointed that it takes layering to get the gorgeous colours above. Looks so beautiful in the bottle.
    Love the Barry M with it though.
    x

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  32. That is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could get Model's Own in Canada :/

    http://look-inthe-mirror.blogspot.ca

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  33. That is such an amazing colour! I am definitely going to buy this nailvarnish (it will be my first purchase from Models Own) Thanks for showing us this xxx

    http://velvetpassion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Such a beautiful colour! A definitive purchase for summer!


    http://beautygeek07.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. I loved the idea of this but I think I've been put off by how sheer it is :( x

    http://themusingsofflorence.blogspot.com/

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  36. It looks very pretty over top of polishes...but I hate those kind of polishes. LOL. Ugh.

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  37. I have to get that nail polish combination! Gorgeous :) - and i have to say i love how you shape your nails

    xx

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  38. I love the nail polish combination

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  39. love this! think i'm going to have to buy that!
    i just did a nail varnish post too xx

    athannahfashion.blogspot.com

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  40. I can't find this one in any stores :(
    So disappointed!xx

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  41. Really pretty with the Barry M colors!

    www.julianneinjune.blogspot.com

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  42. Yeeeeee I just did a blog post on this, aqua violet is also amazing! And a lot more opaque:-)xx

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  43. i was about to get this online because i couldnt get it in store and i saw you had reviewed it!! haha thanks :L but i reckon it's the beetle juice ones which stink.. i have about 7 or 8 of their polishes and none of them have an offensive smell, all of mine are a mix of shimmer, cream and glitter but i have no beetle juice ones. i also really recommend trying more because i have to say, they are my absolute favourite polishes and they have lasted longer than my barry m, opi and mac ones. they also have a fab range of colours and are really affordable! =) x

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  44. This is beautiful, I definitely have to have a good look in Boots ASAP!
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  45. I love the middle two combinations! I'm definitely going to have a look in boots for this to experiment with! :)
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  46. Hi, I just started following you, love your blog!
    I really love this colour combination, will definitely be trying it out especially as it lasts that long. I quite like Models Own but didn't like the last Beetlejuice range, but I think this colour is fab! Thanks for the great review! :-)

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  47. I love this polish! Fleur, i've been following your blog and youtube since the very beginning and I have recently started my own blog! I would love for you to check it out at http://bulletinbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  48. This looks so pretty over the Berry Ice Cream!

    Follow me back and join my giveaway!

    The Pretty Pinhead

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  49. I think it looks really nice of Barry M Navy. It's more dramatic. But too bad about the scent. I just had the unfortunate experience of that just now and had to remove polish from my finger nails because the scent wouldn't dissipate and was making me nauseous.

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  50. Wow, this is gorgeous! Shame that it's so sheer though.

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  51. This shade is really gorgeous! I only wish it wasn't as sheer... would look stunning

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  52. This nail varnish is beauuuutiful! Disappointed to find out how sheer it is though, just ordered it off the Modelsown website this morning along with a few of the new Hed Kandi collection! Oh well, it looks good layered! I love your blog Fleur, you were my main inspiration to start my own!

    lozmozza.blogspot.com

    please let me know what you think! <3 xxx

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  53. ooh such a pretty colour xx

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  54. Oooh looks lovely with the Barry M Berry Ice Cream xx

    kirsty-elizabeth-loves.blogspot.co.uk

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  55. Agreed, it does look great over Barry M Berry ice-cream. I was actually hoping it would be more opaque on it's own though as it looks like such a beautiful colour in the bottle!
    Mel x
    http://melswallofmirrors.blogspot.com

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  56. I LOVE the way it looks with the Barry M Navy! Might have to look into this. :)

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  57. Thats such a beautiful colour!
    www.dyobeauty.blogspot.com

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  58. Oh it looks so pretty over the berry ice cream colour!

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  59. I bought this recently, and I do like the colour, but I'm not in love with it. However, LOVE the way it looks with the Barry M colour and I shall definitely be trying it soon! x
    Sirens and Bells

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