Thursday, 12 February 2015

Models Own Chromes: Indigo and a gradient.


I'm posting today to show you the second Colour Chrome shade I bought in the Models Own sale. I only bought two after looking carefully at a lot of swatches and deciding which would be right for me. I used to buy lots from a new collection and then only end up using one or two, so I'm glad I've been more sensible this time - these colours are perfect for me and I love them both! See my previous post for swatches of the other shade I bought, Rose.

So this is Indigo! Again, I used two coats. Careful application is key with these. I started off by buffing my nails to make sure they were smooth. I don't usually buff them as I think it thins them and makes them a bit weaker, but for this polish it's kind of important to have a really smooth base. I didn't use basecoat or topcoat as this effects the overall look.

When applying the polish I tried to use three smooth brush-strokes per nail, one at each side and one down the centre, to keep the polish non-streaky. The polish dries quickly so I was able to apply a second coat straight away! Here it is:

These are so hard to photograph!

After one day of wear I decided to make these more interesting and turned to my favourite type of nail art - the gradient! I was very interested to see if these polishes would work in a gradient and if the colours would blend.

I did the gradient in my usual way, painting both colours onto a make-up sponge and dabbing the colour onto each nail, repeating a few times to build up the colour. 

I loved the finished result, I thought it kind of looked like a colour-change polish. The chrome effect definitely added a new dimension to gradient nails. I thought they looked as if they'd gone rusty at the ends. A friend at work said they looked like mermaid nails!


  1. wow so pretty who knew metallic gradients look so cool :)

    1. Thank-you! I feel like buying a couple more now, just so I can try a 3 or 4 colour gradient with them! xx

  2. Oh wow, that looks fab! I like the sort of brushed metal effect you get with the gradient.

    1. Thankyou! Yeah I didn't know exactly how to describe the effect it gave - brushed metal describes it really well! x

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    1. Thankyou! I love gradients, I really should do other things sometimes, haha x

  4. Very cool gradient - well done :-)


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