Thursday, 30 January 2014

Models Own: Blue Glint HyperGel

Hi everyone,

If you're a regular reader of my blog you will know that I am a huge Models Own fan. So imagine my excitement when I heard that they were releasing a collection of gel effect polishes; the HyperGels.

I was so happy to see some lovely vivid colours in there because I've been quite eager to get a bright colour on my nails. I also love the pastel shades, especially Lilac Sheen and Pink Veneer because believe it or not, I don't have any polishes similar to those colours!

Image source: Models Own

The HyperGel polishes are highly pigmented and give a very shiny, professional finish. The first of the collection I tried was Blue Glint, it is such a beautiful colour!

At first I was expecting the formula to be quite thick and therefore tricky to apply, but after reading some reviews I discovered that they were actually very easy to apply. And I couldn't agree more; the formula is so smooth and it just glides on so perfectly. You only need one coat for a really smooth, streak-free and opaque layer. It also dried a lot quicker than I expected. 

Effortless application, quick drying time, and a smooth, shiny finish - what more could you want? It's perfect for those who want glamorous nails but don't have the time (or money!) to get them done professionally. 

I haven't applied a top coat in any of my pictures and just look at how shiny it still is. They are supposed to be long-lasting and chip resistant, and I'll update this post once I can comment on how well they last. *Updated at the bottom of the post*

Overall, I am very impressed. Although I've only tried one of them so far I expect the others to be the same, especially going off the other reviews I have read.

The HyperGel's aren't being officially released until:

- 8th Feb: Bottleshops
- 12th Feb:
- 19th Feb: Boots
- 12th March: Superdrug

But there are a limited amount available now on the Models Own website! And it gets better... they're currently half price (will normally be priced at £5) in the 50% off sale!! The sale ends at midnight on 4th Feb so grab them while you can!

You can see and buy the full HyperGel collection here.

Just an extra picture my boyfriend got of me excitedly painting my nails!

What do you think of Blue Glint? Which is your favourite HyperGel? Leave me a comment, I'd love to know what you think :)

*Update: I wore Blue Glint for 5 days with no top coat and didn't experience any chipping. On the 5th day I got some tip wear, but I reckon it would have lasted a week, possibly more, without chipping if I had kept it on longer (I was just too excited to try the others!). However, as I removed Blue Glint it stained my fingers blue which wasn't great, luckily it was gone by the next day!*

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  1. SO shiny! Those colors are awesome! I love Model's Own!

    1. I do too! I love all the bright colours :)

  2. these look awesome. i cant wait to try them!!