Model's Own HyperGel Polishes

Monday, 7 March 2016



I LOVE a gel manicure. Going to a salon and having someone else do my nails for me, no waiting for them to dry, and then once they're done I don't have to worry about it for another two or three weeks. I just find the whole thing really therapeutic.

However, grown up responsibilities are kicking in. I've had to tighten my belt over the last couple of months and so little luxuries like getting gel manicures every other week have had to go. Tragic, I know.

So I went on the hunt for decent quality nail polishes that would give me the same effect as gel, be hard-wearing and obviously, in beautiful shades. I popped to the Model's Own stand in Meadowhall to see what they had to offer, and was practically giddy when I saw that they had an Any 6 for £20 offer on! (Which in the long run works out an awful lot cheaper than £20 every two weeks for a gel manicure!) I was spoiled for choice when it came to shades, and in the end settled on five of the HyperGel polishes, plus a topcoat. 
Left to right: Midsummer Mauve, Cornflower Blue, Brunette Red, Grey Storm,  Cashmere Rose

The HyperGel polishes go on really smoothly and easily, and I absolutely love the shiny finish that it gives. I picked up a range of shades from nudes to bright colours, I adore the Cornflower Blue, which tends to be my go-to spring shade. But my favourite has to be Midsummer Mauve, it's the perfect nude!

Midsummer Mauve

 My only complaint about these polishes would be that they don't last quite as long as I would like. They can sometimes peel and tend to start chipping within a few days, so you have to either touch them up or re-do them completely fairly often. I was under the impression that the gel would make it last longer, but maybe I'm just too lazy to do my nails every week or so! 

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the HyperGel polishes, I think they give a really nice finish and if you want a huge array of colour choices, Model's Own should definitely be your first port of call!

Have you ever tried Model's Own polishes? Or is there another gel-effect polish that you love?

Love, 
Sian Kathrine xo

10 comments:

  1. I'm in love with the nude colour! It's so pretty! May just have to check those out for myself! xx
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    1. Oh my gosh me too! I'd wear that one forever if I could haha! Definitely check them out, especially while they still have the offer on :) xo

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  2. I like the midsummer mauve colour. I was just wondering if you knew about the quality of the nail polish would you still of purchased them? X

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    1. Oooooh good question! At first probably not, just because I'm normally too lazy to keep painting my nails! But the more I've done it, I've found it quite therapeutic so I don't mind as much :) I'll definitely be purchasing more I think xo

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  3. I tried the limited edition midori green a while back it was quite a nice polish
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    1. Oooooh I've not heard of that one, but they do bring out some fab limited edition colours! xo

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  4. I love these too but a bit like you, wish they didn't peel so quickly but I think putting a good top coat on might help :)

    Lovely blog :)
    Holly x
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    1. I put a top coat on but they still seem to peel! But I've found some shades peel far more quickly than others and I'm not sure why?! Don't know if that's just me haha xo

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  5. Midsummer Mauve is such a lovely shade, I'm obsessed with nude nails especially over the summer! I really like gel effect polishes so definitely need to give these a go :) x
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    1. Me too! I have to force myself to branch out from nude nails otherwise I'd just have them all the time! xo

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