Monday, September 26, 2011

Models own Smash up polishes review and swatches


Hey!
Today I am going to review 6 models own smash up polishes for you. I did not buy them, because I won models own giveaway on their facebook page. If I remember correctly it was when they reached 45,000 likes and I was 1 of 10 runner ups. The announcment was made on their wall on 18th August, but I finally, after several emails got my package on 13th September. Remark: usually packages from UK come to Estonia in a week so I think that eitjer they forgot to post it the first time, because they had crazy 50% OFF sale when they reached 50,000 likes on facebook.
Ok here is the unpacking part.


The package smelled really strongly and I did not suspect anything, until I started to unscrew the top of black smash up - yep, you can see the result. I don't accuse models own, because they used bubble wrap inside the package, postal service can just be rough. I contacted them and they promise to send out replacement, but I have not recieved it yet. UPDATE: I just got my replacement, thank you models own! (5.10.2011)


You can buy them here: http://www.modelsownit.com/nails/smash-up.html At the moment there is offer: when you buy 2 polishes you will get 2 off, that means for 10 £ you will get 2 polishes. Not too expensive. At the moment they have nice offer:
Get a black Kohl pencil absolutely FREE with your first order from Models Own! Simply visit the Kohl pencil page on the Models Own website, add the black pencil and your other Models Own items to your basket and enter KOHLBLACKFREE when you checkout! x http://www.modelsownit.com/eyes/eyeliner-pencils/kohl-eyeliner-pencils.html


Usage: they suggest that you should add very thin layer of smash up polish on completely try base color. I suggest using thick coat - it smashes up better, the cracks are more visible. I did not use models own polishes as base and they still worked fine. You should stick to one coat of smash up. 
Swatch wheel -  thin coats of purple, orange, pink. Next 2 pictures are taken in artifical light with flash.


Next 2 swatch pictures are taken in daylight, without flash. Here you can see the names of polishes what I used for base. 


Ingredients:  I did not find ingredients for smash up polishes on their page, but by the smell of it and that every other polish in their collection contains toluene, I suspect that smash up polishes are not an exception.
Drying time was reasonable, the cracking was finished completely in 5 minutes. Some of them cracked faster, some of them were slower.
Consistency: Orange and pink were VERY watery, silver & gold are quite thick, purple and black (haha I managed to try it out before throwing it away) had very nice smooth texture.
Finishes: orange,pink,black - creme; purple - small shimmers; gold,silver - metallic, rather matte finish.
Overall: nice smash up/crackle polishes, does not matter how you name them. Black smash up was even better than OPI shatter in my opinion, loved the consistency more - OPI one is quite gloopy and too thick.
Grades:
black, silver, purple - 5/5
gold - 4/5
orange, pink- 3,5/5

In Estonian:
Ülevaade models own pragunevatest lakkidest. Võitsin need küünelakid endale kui models own'il täitus facebookis 45,000 fänni. Õnnelik juhus leidis aset juba 18.augustil, kuid kätte sain paki alles 13.septembri hommikul. Tavaliselt tulevad Suurbritanniast pakid Eestisse umbes nädala. Siinkohal laidaks nende klienditeenindust, kes mu meilidele ei suvatsenud vastata. Lõpuks kui tuju juba päris nullis oli ja pahane kiri teele läks, ilmus pakk mu ukse taha. Väga ei tahtnud nendega enam tegemist teha, aga kuna pakk kahtlaselt laki järgi lõhnas, siis aimasin halba. Lahti pakkides ei saanud enne midagi aru, kui hakkasin lakipudeleid ükshaaval neid ümbritsevast kilest vabastama. Musta lakki avades oli kogu ilm äkki tumedat ollust täis- jah, leidsin süüdlase üles. Kirjutasin neile uuesti, lubati asendus teele panna, nüüd on 10 päeva juba möödas, aga jah, pakiteadet pole tulnud - kardan, et nad unustasid jälle. 
Osta saab neid ainult nende kodulehelt ja hetkel on pakkumine: 2 korraga annab 2£ allahindlust, st et 10£ eest saate 2 lakki. Ühesõnaga ei ole väga kallis, aga siiski kallim kui Eesti kaubandusvõrgus saadaval olevad dependi lakid, mis on häbematult väikesed, kuigi teevad oma töö. Lisaks on minu arvates nende postikulu liiga suur, kui ma ei eksi oli see 5,95£. 
Tegemist ei ole päris "puhaste" lakkidega, kuna modelsown lakid sisaldavad tolueeni, mis sissehingamisel kahjustab närvisüsteemi. Enamus tänapäeva lakkidest on õnneks ohutumad, ma ei saa aru, miks modelsown ei võiks teistelt eeskuju võtta. 
Kasutamine: kanda täiesti kuivale baasvärvile üks kiht smash up lakki (valige midagi kontrastset, näeb efektsem välja). Soovitan pigem paksemat kihti, kuigi nende koduleheküljel olevas õpetuses on kirjas õhuke kiht - nimelt, paksema kihi puhul tekivad kuivades suuremad praod ja tükid on ka pontsakamad. Kui meeldib aga vaevu läbikumav alusvärv, siis laske aga nende õpetuse järgi käia. 
Kuivavad keskmise kiirusega, täielikult pragunenud on lakk u 5 minutiga. 
Konsistents: roosa ja oranž lakk olid väga vedelad, kuldne ja hõbedane toon aga pigem liiga paksud, parima koostisega tundusid minu jaoks lilla ja must lakk(mida sain korra proovida siiski enne ära viskamist).
Lõpptulemus oli enamjaolt matt, kuldne ja hõbedane olid metalsemad(võiks ju juba tooni järgi arvata, eks?). Lilla laki sees olid vaevunähtavad sädelused. Must oli minu jaoks isegi parem kui OPI shatter, pragunes sama kiiresti ja efekt oli sarnane, kuid koostis meeldib mulle rohkem- OPI on ikka väga paks ja veniv mass. 
Kokkuvõttes on tegemist kenade lakkidega, kuid ei midagi uut. 

Thank you for reading!

10 comments:

  1. Asoses müüakse ned ka ;)

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  2. Hello. :] I just wanted to thank you for your comments and reply to it.

    You're welcome, I fell in love with your blog, it's amazing, I just had to follow you! Yes, someone has already told me about it. Thank you for your concern. :] I hope my allergy will get better so one day I'll be able to have a kitty...
    I'm sorry for your boyfriend. :( Has he ever tried any medical treatment? I've heard something about anti-allergic medicine which can make the allergy a little bit more bearable.

    And these polishes look good by the way. I have a black Crackle Nail Polish by OPI and it's one of my favorites, everyone is like "how did you do that?". :D

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  3. Eli- there are genetically modified kittens who don't cause allergy (well for most people), but they cost aroun 20000 USD so, yep, too expensive. This cat will be our last, at least until we have big house and I can keep our bedroom cat-free.
    I know a lot about medicine, I am 5th year medical student. He is just too lazy to get prescription from a doctor, so he uses nasal decongestant all the time. (and yes, he knows that you are supposed to use that only for a week).

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  4. Just sayin'..naela märk (£) käib arvu ette mitte järele! ;)

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  5. Hi Liz! You do so much better review than I am! I should learn a lot from you ! :D

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  6. Anonymous- hmm.. tundub et ma olen seda isegi netipoodides märganud, aga kirjutades on kuidagi mugavam (kuigi mitte õige) panna kõik valuutamärgid summa järele.

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  7. Irene- oh, thank you! I loved your review, you did great! I really like watching videos, but I lack skills and equipment, so you are the talented one here :D Everyone can take pictures.

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  8. Well I think your writing are amazing! You do complete with the Ingredients, consistency and etc.. making people easy to read it! <3 You are amazing, girl :D And I haven't post up videos lately :( So sad..

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  9. models own smash up does not contain toluene :)

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