Spring is all about pastel nails for me – as soon as the sun starts popping out, I put away my dark shades and start slapping on the pastels like they’re going out of fashion. Models Own’s latest launch – the ‘Icing’ collection* - is a must-have if you like a pastel nail.
The range is made up of five pastel shades, covering everything from a sugary pink to a colour-popping mint. Now, you’re probably thinking ‘but I already have loads of pastels, do I need any more?’. And the answer would be yes. Yes you do. These really are that good.
The line up shade-wise left to right is: Lilac Icing, Peach Icing, Nude Icing, Mint Icing and Pink Icing.
My favourites by a mile have to be Lilac Icing and Mint Icing. These somehow seem to be both pastel shades and yet bright at the same time, a little reminiscent of my favourite ‘pastel neon’ shades from US brand Color Club (which makes me really happy, as those are a nightmare to track down in the UK). The other three shades are more typical of your pastel line up, and all five work well worn alone or together - pastel nail rainbow anyone?
The formula with these looks a little streaky with the first coat, so two coats is definitely a must. They dry pretty quickly and have a lovely high-shine finish to them, so you could get away without a top coat if you were pushed for time. The lasting power is about average – I chip polish quite easily but these lasted around three days before my first chips appeared.
You can find the Icing collection online from Models Own, in their bottle shops and from Superdrug now, priced £4.99 each.
What do you think of these new pastel shades from Models Own?