If you weren’t convinced by the at home gel kit in my last post, then Models Own new HyperGel collection might be more up your street. Regular paint-on, swipe-off polishes in 10 colours from pastels to brights that leave a gel effect appearance on the nails - no UV or curing required. After such a grey week I couldn’t have been happier to greet these pretty pastel shades which have made me look forward to Spring big time!
The light dropped so much between me photographing the bottles and painting my nails that I didn’t have time to swatch the nude shade, Naked Glow, which is a shame as it’s a really wearable colour for my skin tone. The two I have swatched are Lilac Sheen and Pink Veneer, both of which look much more sugary in real life and remind me of sugared almonds.
The lilac is gorgeous, the pink a touch too sweet for my taste, though I reserve the right to change my mind on this by Spring! The colours are close to opaque in one generous coat, though I find two gives a better - and more gel-like finish, with a slightly raised effect. The texture is of course thicker than most Models Own formulas, so might take a little practice to create a perfectly smooth finish. It’s tempting to add a top coat, though there doesn’t seem much point when you’ve selected a gel effect polish - it makes as much sense as putting a glossy topcoat over a matte polish - who, me?
As someone who often does gel manicures at home, these probably aren’t something I’d choose based on their main selling point, but I do like the colours and opacity - and they’ve definitely put a Spring in my step!
Oh yes - the reason I was so keen to share these today is that they are included in the Models Own sale which started today with 50% off orders of £25+ using the code HALFPRICE - full details here. Models Own HyperGel colours are included in the sale as a pre-launch and will cost £5 each when they go into stores.