Dreaming of Summer: Model's Own Indian Ocean Nail Polish

It’s sunny, it’s glorious, it’s not really that warm but HEY. In my mind, summer is well on it’s way!! And with that thought, I’m dreaming of days spent on a sun-lounger, ripples in the pool, the sound of surf on the sand… What other way to channel this through my personal being than with beachy hair and mermaid makeup?

This week, I already released a tutorial about faking thebronze with the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (which I’m also giving away!)  – and today, we’re moving away from the face and hair. The destination? The hands! The gateway to making sandcastles and holding Mr Whippys, beautiful hands are just as important when it comes to summer makeup.

Today’s nails are just that – a beautiful mermaid-meets-swimming-pool shade, it’s the Indian Ocean nail polish from the Model’s Own Beetlejuice range.

models own nail polish review indian ocean beauty makeup

Isn’t it just sublime? Not quite blue, not quite pink pearl. Either way, it's a serious summer colour which will look SHEET HOT with a tan. 

Alternatively, if you’re going for a pale and interesting vibe, Indian Ocean will also complement pastel hair and pale skins with an ethereal glow.

Does it come out like it does on the bottle? Read on.

Application Notes.

Two coats gives you the shade you see but another coat would amp up the colour a little more. One coat would make a good pearlised topcoat on another colour, or even a nod to the sheer nail polishes coming up on the market. 

Not sure how I feel about sheer nail polish. Seems kinda lazy to me – but also, given my nail painting skills – it might also be quite forgiving!

models own nail polish review indian ocean beauty makeup swatch

Personally, I’m a two coats or more kinda gal when it comes to light polishes. Mainly because I always frig up the first coats, but also because I like the intense gel effect it gives.

I bought this shade as part of the 50% off Model's Own offer but it's normally £5 - you can see the rest of my Model's Own Nail Polish haul here!

So I’m rocking Indian Ocean on my nails today – and all I need…. is  a tan! Come on Mr Sunshine – where are you?!

What does this colour remind you of? And what are your thoughts on sheer nail polish?! Lazy or genius? Or both!?


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