Saturday, 6 April 2013

Models Own Artstix Nail Polish Duo: Nude Jack Review & Swatches


Model’s Own Artstix Duo Polish launches today with eight double ended polishes in the brand’s most popular colours and effects - a great way to try them out and a timely travel friendly option. Priced at £6 each they’re not too hard on the pocket either. 

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A similar size to a mascara, the white centre acts as a lid and double-ended brush for each 5ml mini bottle of colour.  Nude Jack has Nude Beige at one end and Jack Frost at the other…


I hadn’t tried either shade before and must I fell in love with Nude Beige, so much so that I was reluctant to add the glitter! It’s a lovely warm nude that works well on pale skins and reminds me a bit of old fashioned chocolate ice-cream, like the chocolate stripe of Neapolitan. The light changed a bit by the time I added the glitter and the above is the most true in tone.


I opted for quite subtle Jack Frost tips… I like to think of this combo as chocolate ice-cream with glitter sprinkles (not sure if an edible version exists, but it should!).

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I did a quick mini swatch with more glitter on my other hand, just to show you the effect… Jack Frost is made up of white, green and blue medium glitter in a clear base and is applies evenly with very little effort.  (Please excuse the stubby nails on this hand… they got damaged on the way home from France yesterday.)


I added a top coat of Seche Vite to smooth out the glitter gradient, though the polish was very glossy on its own and only one coat of Nude Beige was required.  I imagine that these will appeal most to those who haven’t tried the shades available or who like the portability of the duos.

The other 7 duos are:

Snow Mix (Snow White and Ibiza Mix)
Pink Stuff (Pastel Pink and Hot Stuff)
Jade Flakes (Jade Stone and Snowflakes)
Freak Betty (Freak Out and Betty Blue)
Utopia Ocean (Utopia and Indian Ocean)
Boogie Dream (Boogie Nights and Lilac Dream)
Blibble (Blizzard and Bubblegum)

Models Own Artstix Duo Polish are available from today at the Models Own Bottleshop and online at and in Boots stores nationwide from April 17th, priced £6 each.

Will you be picking up any of these?

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