I have seen this manicure done by so many people so many times and I love it. Getting the Models Own Ice Neon collection seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out.

I love how the stripes look like lasers in a nightclub. How cool! I also tried out a gradient on one finger to mix it up a bit!

Laser nails

I started by paining all my nails with a base of Barry M Matt White. I then painted my index finger with Models Own Toxic Apple, my middle finger with Models Own Bubblegum and my little finger with Models Own Luis Lemon. I also used a make up sponge to make a gradient with all three colours on my ring finger. When it had dried a bit, I painted a quick drying topcoat over all my nails – this meant that the tape I was about to stick on wouldn’t pull off the nail varnish.

Next I cut off lots of pieces of tape and stuck them randomly over my nails making sure that they were stuck down well. I then used Nails Inc Black Taxi to paint over the polish and tape on my nails so the colours was blocked out completely. Before it dried, I carefully used tweezers to pull off all the pieces of tape. Finally, after it had dried well I used a final coat of topcoat.

Laser nails

If you have nail tape I would really recommend you try this out. If you don’t have tape – get some!!

For this manicure I used:
  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • Barry M – Matt White
  • Models Own – Toxic Apple
  • Models Own – Bubblegum
  • Models Own – Luis Lemon
  • Nails Inc – Black Taxi
  • Makeup sponge
  • Nail tape
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat
Posted on by Laura Robson in Nail Art 2 Comments

Review: Models Own Ice Neon Collection

I have been so desperate for this collection since I saw the promo stuff. The whole collection just screams summertime and we here in the UK are just desperate for that now.

I was being properly cheeky when I bought these polishes. I was checking my local Boots’ Models Own stand to see if the Ice Neon collection had arrived yet and noticed that there was a shop assistant rifling through the drawer beneath the stand so I thought I’d be nosy and look over her shoulder, and low and behold they were in the drawer! I asked if they were being put out and she said that they weren’t being displayed until next week and I was gutted! I thought I would be cheeky though and ask if I would be able to buy them early and she said I could if they ran through the till ok. I got her to check and they did! So as they were on 3 for 2, I bought all five and another polish (soon to be reviewed) for £20! Bargain.

Anyway, onto the polishes.

Toxic Apple is the most amazing bright green. I mean seriously. It is like highlighter green. I couldn’t think of anything in my wardrobe that it would go with, but I don’t care. It’s awesome. I might say though – these polishes are a bit thin, so I started each of these manicures with a base of Barry M Matt White.

Models Own Toxic Apple

Luis Lemon, like Toxic Apple, has a highlighter quality. It is an amazing colour and would great for a raving night out. This is definitely the brightest of all the polishes in this collection.

Models Own Luis Lemon

Pink Punch is more of a coral than a pink which I really like. I can totally see myself wearing this colour on my honeymoon while lying by a pool in the sun. I actually think I might have a bikini that will match!

Models Own Pink Punch

Bubblegum is the real pink of this collection. It is full on neon pink. This is the kind of colour I imagine 8 year old girls to love, and it really makes you spend far too much time staring at your nails reminiscing youth. I’ve never been much of a pink lover, but this is quite funky.

Models Own Bubblegum

I’m not sure I would call Pukka Purple a neon, but it is a bright purple. This is probably my favourite out of this collection as it is the one I am most likely to wear. Also, I have dark purples and lilacs, but no purples this colour. Woop!

Models Own Pukka Purple

Have you tried the new Models Own Ice Neon Collection yet?

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