Monday, 9 March 2015

Manicure Monday | Models Own Iced Neon in Pukka Purple

Pukka Purple is a shade that I ordered last time Models Own had a 50% off sale, hoping that it would be the answer to my purple dreams. I've been on the hunt for 3 very specific shades of purple for as long as I've been wearing nail polish, and I still haven't found them. I really want a perfect Cadbury purple creme, a super bright purple and a purple with strong hints of pink and blue that matches my Mum's old swimsuit from the 80's. Nothing I've found so far has really cut the mustard, and I'm sad to say that Pukka Purple hasn't filled the gap either.

Models Own Pukka Purple

Described as a fluorescent purple, I was expecting something with a bit more punch than this shade delivers, although it's a nice colour it's certainly not fluorescent. The polish is housed in a frosted glass bottle that is designed to be kept in the fridge, because apparently that's the best way to keep the polish bright. I tried that and it didn't make an ounce of difference.

The formula was pretty thick, something which I'm quickly learning is the case with a lot of Models Own collections, some of them can be pretty tricky to work with, even though this was a brand new bottle and it was my first application. Because it's so thick it's super opaque, and you could probably get away with one heavy coat, but for this photo I used two so it looked even on camera. The polish is supposed to have a matte finish, though I'd say it was more of a satin, and I'm not too keen on satin polishes so I applied top coat to amp up the shine.

All in all I do like this polish, but for what it is, not what it is meant to be. I think if you're looking for a proper neon purple you'll be sorely disappointed with Pukka Purple, but if you like blue toned purples that are bold and not too glossy, you'll absolutely love it.

Models Own Iced Neon polish in Pukka Purple is available online and from Superdrug stores nation wide and online for £4.99.

What do you think, is this something you'd rock on your nails?

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