As today has literally been like a summers day I thought I would show you a recent purchase that is an ideal summer nail polish!
Last week in Boots I spotted the new additions to the Models Own Beetle Juice collection - Copper Pot, Tropical Sun and Indian Ocean. I was pretty tempted by Tropical Sun (a vivid shimmery coral/orange) but Indian Ocean just looked so different to anything I had in my collection.
Thinking about it now I should of really applied two coats of this over bare nails to see how it looked instead of using a base shade. But it is just habit to used a coloured base when I buy quite a sheer nail polish. Though I will do a post showing what Indian Ocean looks like on it's own.
You can find Models Own Indian Ocean for £5.00 from Boots, Models Own site (here) or Effortless Nails (here).
Models Own Indian Ocean is a beautiful sheer turquoise blue with gleaming a violet/gold shimmer. This definitely could be worn on it's own however I do prefer an opaque finish so I applied 2 coats of Models Own Jade Stone as a base.
I then applied two light coats of Indian Ocean which applied very easily and also dried pretty quick. So I think without a base it would need 2-4 coats depending on how sheer or opaque you like it.
The finish of this is just so lovely and very much reminiscent of when the sun beams down on perfectly clear ocean water.
It is rare for me to like a sheer nail polish this much but it is just so unique that I can't not love it. Plus I am dying to try this over a coral shade as I'm thinking it will look lovely!
If you love pearly/shimmery nail polish that just dazzle in the sunlight then this is definitely a must for summer!