models own Rocket

models own Rocket

This was my nail polish last week, for Carneval:


I am wearing base coat, one coat of Absolute Douglas Sophie, and then a thin coat of Models Own glitter polish in Rocket. At least I think it’s Rocket, the bottle doesn’t list the name. The polish has red bar glitter, orange hex glitter and small multicolor glitter. Depending on how much you have on the brush you can make a very thin coat like shown here, or a thick one. It is possible to get almost opaque with glitter only, but then you can’t tell the forms apart which is why I didn’t do it. There is no need to fish for glitter, it jumps on the brush readily; there is also no need to dab it on. If you do a normal stroke down the nail you’ll end up with quite a bit of glitter coverage. And if it’s not enough you can still go over and dab. My ring finger up there is a normal coat, and the pinky is what was left on the brush. Had I dipped it in again, there would be more. The glitter dries to a shiny finish, so I felt no need for an additional top coat.

All in all, the formula is very good and the bar glitter only stuck up a little in two places, the rest was pretty smooth. Removal is, as with all heavy glitter polishes, a piece of work.

Glossybox Österreich Februar 2014

Glossybox Österreich Februar 2014

Today I received my Glossybox for the month of February! I feel like I have just posted my review of January, and there’s already another one! Usually Glossyboxes come at the end of the month, but February box is Valentine’s box and they always make sure it comes before the 14th.

So let’s take a look:


They ditched the usual one colored box design for this. Very kissy.



First peek inside. It contains Anatomicals Puffy the Eye Bag Slayer wake up under eye patches.


The backside.


Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Shine


Eucerin Aquaporin Body Lotion


A Models Own Nail Polish: This does not seem to have a name or number? It is a glitter polish with different sizes and colors of glitter, mostly red.


Emite Make up Micronized Eye Shadow in Nect


Which I immediately used this morning.


It is highly pigmented (none of that sheer wash of color nonsense) and swatches true to pan. It is a very pale slightly peachy color with beautiful multi colored shimmer. The shimmer is not very visible, though. I used it all over my lid. It does not crease (visibly at least) but it fades around the five hour mark.

Alright, that’s it. Apart from the Eucerin lotion all products are full sizes. There’s a definite trend here. Again a full sized hair conditioning product, but at least a new brand, not Gliss Kur or Syoss again. Dear Glossybox, if you insist on the hair products, here’s a new idea: it does not HAVE to be a conditioner. You can add shampoo, dry shampoo, hair spray… ?

Overall, I am happy with this box. It is full of more unusual brands, and there are two decorative products. I think it’s a worthy valentine’s box. The worst thing about this box is – it’s going to take forever until March box. 😦