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December 18, 2012

NOTD: Model's Own 'Red n Black' and 'Thunder & Lightning'

I picked these two nail varnishes up ages ago during the Model's Own 50% off sale (how time flies!) and hadn't really gotten around to wearing them yet due to an excessive splurge on Essie polishes. However, over the last couple of weeks I've really been loving the two of these together so I thought I'd just quickly show you how they look.

So I've been wearing two layers of 'Red n Black' with one layer of 'Thunder & Lightening' over the top. 'Thunder & Lightening' is one of my favourite nail polishes at the moment as it really catches the light beautifully, but you definitely need to layer it over a polish as it is quite a sheer grey tone. It looks better over darker polishes (I've tried it over white and pastel pink and it didn't look great) and I love how it looks over 'Red n Black' although I will probably update this when I layer it over a grey/metallic to show you if it looks even better like that.

Anyway, the middle nail is how I've been wearing my nails lately- dark purple-y/black with a slight glitter. The photos doesn't really show how gorgeously the glitter catches the light but I would definitely recommend 'Thunder & Lightening'! It also looks equally nice over a navy blue (I tried it with the navy Nails Inc polish that was a magazine freebie last month). Both polishes (as with all the Model's Own polishes that I have tired) applied really easily and evenly and dried quite quickly, a lot quicker than the Barry M polish I just bought which has been driving me insane by drying so slowly! 

How have you been doing your nails lately? 




  1. Have both of these and LOVE THEM!!!

  2. These are really pretty. I really like thunder and lightening. x

    1. Thunder and Lightening is gorgeous :) x

  3. These swatches look so much better than they do in the bottle. You could get some good combos out of these. x


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