As the new Models Own Elements Collection Artstixs have fully launched now I thought I would show you the swatches of the full collection today.
I personally feel only 4 Artstix duos is quite a small collection but I think they have the shades spot on for a summer to autumn transition.
As mentioned in my previous post on the new Elements collection (£6.00 each) the 8 shades are all exclusive new shades that can only be purchased in the Artstix duos and not full size nail polishes. I'm in two minds about this as I absolutely love the nude shade in the Cloud Drops Artstix and the glitter of Ember Red and would 100% purchase full sized nail polishes of them both... however each nail polish shade in the duo has a separate name so I have a feeling they may not all stay exclusive to the Artstixs in the future - fingers crossed!
Currently my favourite Artstix from the collection is Cloud Drops (you can find full nail swatches here) as I love both the base colour and the glitter so much but I cannot wait to wear Ember Red come Autumn - seriously a perfect duo! Also I'm sure I don't need to mention this but the formula and application of these are just great and cannot be faulted at all.
The swatches below are two coats of the solid nail colour and then a single thick coats of glitter nail polish. But there isn't anything stopping you just adding glitter to the tips of the nails, I personally think this would work well with Cloud Drops and Blue Spray.
As you can play around with these if you own few I am thinking the glitter from Ember Red would look amazing over the base nail colour of Cloud Drops and the glitter of Cloud Drops over the base nail colour of Blue Spray for some summer-y nails.
I really am in love with these Artstixs and cannot wait to be wearing the darker shades come Autumn now! Is it crazy I want it to be Autumn already? I may have even been looking at these cushions already for Christmas?!
Which duo do you like the most?
You can find the Elements Collection Artstixs along with the other 8 Artstixs in selected Boots stores for £6 each or from the Models Own website here where you can purchase two duos and save £2.