Models Own are by far my favourite nail polish brand- they're excellent quality, there's a vast selection of shades and they are very reasonably priced. So you can imagine my delight when they launched their new range of polishes called Artstix which combine some of the best selling shades from Models Own in a duo polish format. They work by having one polish to 'Paint It' and another polish to 'Cover It'.
Here I am wearing the Artstix Duo Polish in Pink Stuff. It combines the gorgeous Pastel Pink polish that I reviewed many moons ago here with the gorgeous Hot Stuff from the Mirrorball collection. I tried to get my hands on this polish alone when it was first released but it sold out incredibly quickly.
Using the Artstix Duo Polish is so easy. I find that two layers of the Paint It polish and one of the Cover It polish is enough to create a really gorgeous nail look.
First of all I took the Pastel Pink polish and applied two coats. The polish applies really smoothly and looks very even after the second coat. It dries very quickly too.
After applying the Pastel Pink 'Paint It' shade as my base colour, I then applied one coat of the Hot Stuff 'Cover It' polish. Hot Stuff is a gorgeous combination of fine and chunky glitter and just like Pastel Pink, it applies smoothly and dries quickly.
Whilst the polish does dry quickly, I'd recommend setting aside a good ten to fifteen minutes to paint your nails with this as layering up 3 coats of polish does need a little longer to dry. I'm wearing the polish without a top coat to give you a true reflection of what the polish looks like however I would really recommend applying a top coat afterwards to prolong the life of the polish as I find that glitter polishes tend to chip quicker than glitter free polishes. That being said, Models Own really are the best polishes for long wear. I get about 4 days out of this nail look without a top coat and about a week with a top coat.
Whilst I've applied this to all of my nails, another way to wear it would be to paint all of my nails with the Pastel Pink and then paint Hot Stuff onto only one nail, perhaps the one on the ring finger, as an accent nail.
The idea of using a base polish with a glittery top coat isn't anything new. Over the last year, this look has become particularly popular with bloggers and beauty lovers alike and I absolutely LOVE that Models Own have taken note of this and created the Artstix. I think they're such an excellent idea as they're travel friendly, cost effective and they are great for nail polish experts and novices alike.
The Artstix Duo Polishes are available for £6 from Boots stores and direct from the Models Own website.
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