So at the beginning of this year, I said I wanted to try some new-to-me indies and I wanted to share my experiences with you all. Today I am pleased to be fulfilling that goal a bit!
I first discovered Model City Polish when one of their glitter toppers was included in my Santa's Secret Stash bag (which included a few indies I hadn't tried before). Impressed with the quality/beauty of the glitter topper, I decided I should check out this brand.
Then on Instagram I started seeing some amazing swatches from Model City Polish's spring collection. I seriously wanted to buy more than I did, but I settled on three polishes, and I'm here to share some shots of them with you today!
This beauty is Primrose and trust me when I tell you that my photos don't really do it a ton of justice. This polish is a gorgeous light yellow (though in some shots it leans green, on me it leans more yellow, my guess is it depends on your skin color) with matching flakies and a subtle holo finish. The formula is a tad on the thick side, but not difficult to work with, more like it applies like a creamy butter. The swatch above is two coats.
Next up is Dark Roast, which isn't part of the spring collection but is a stunning holo so I had to have it! Brown is not a color I typically gravitate toward, but there is something about this creamy brown that made it stand out from other brown holos I have seen. Application was just absolutely gorgeous and this reached this opacity in two thin coats. Side Note: Please excuse my cuticle on my middle finger, it was not cooperating the evening I swatched this!
And last but certainly not least is the color that drew me to the spring collection in the first place. This is Fritillaria – a gorgeous peach polish with darker coral flakies and a subtle holo finish. Application was similar to Primrose above, a little on the thick side, this is two coats. This polish has a lovely golden flash and there is just so much going on. And of course I had to add some art to this polish, because I can never leave well enough alone!
I used a small nail art brush to apply this waterfall design using various spring colors! I had to add in the coral to bring out the coral flakies and then I added the purple and green colors because I thought they were all bright and fun and reminded me of springtime.
An additional note, Fritillaria was a bit more difficult to remove than your average polish. Not glitter difficult, but not creme easy. Just somewhere in the middle, my guess is the flakies make it this way. Not enough of a reason not to go for this gorgeous unique beauty though!
So in conclusion, I really enjoyed checking out Model City Polish! You should check out the rest of the spring collection, there are some serious gems in it (I reaaaaaly wanted to get Pennyroyal, but I had to hold myself back!). I will definitely be watching out for this brand in the future!
Let me know, have you tried out Model City Polish? What are some of your favorites?!