Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice is here!

As you know, there has been much hype over the Models Own Beetlejuice collection ever since they announced it a couple months ago. I think nearly every nail blogger I am connected to on Twitter got it along with lots of you guys. But does the hype live up to my expectations? Yes and no.

Let’s talk formula. Some of these felt a tiny bit on the thick side, but I didn’t have any problems working with them aside from a couple being a bit streaky. I did use three coats for all colors just because I want maximum payoff and coverage.

I do think the names could have been more interesting though. It seems like all the thought went into the collection name and color concept and then they had no energy left. Better, less generic names would have made the collection a little more special for me.


Models Own Beetlejuice


Golden Green

Models Own Golden Green
Golden Green

Golden Green is a green with heavy yellow shimmer. This has somewhat of a metallic look to it. I only had very minor brush strokes with this one and it came out pretty even after three coats. Love this one!


Aqua Violet

Models Own Aqua Violet
Aqua Violet


Aqua Violet (in shade)


Aqua Violet (in shade)

Aqua Violet (am I the only one who keeps wanting to say Aqua Velvet?) is a gorgeous aqua color with a heavy purple duochrome effect. This also felt like a metallic to me. None of these photos capture how amazing the color is or the duochrome in it. It’s pretty strong and it’s my favorite one here. This was a bit streaky though so patience is key when applying!

Mr. VV collects these Entomology “cards” that are held in clear plastic cases, each containing a different insect. This is a Blue-Striped Weevil and the color reminded me of Aqua Violet. 🙂


Pinky Brown

Models Own Pinky Brown
Pinky Brown


Pinky Brown (in shade)

Pinky Brown is a shimmery reddish/pink with a heavy goldish/orange duochrome effect. Again it’s really hard to capture the duochrome with this one, sorry! I tried and tried and tried to no avail but it’s definitely there. This one was a little thicker than the previous two and I could almost use two coats but I did three anyway.


Purple Blue

Models Own Purple Blue
Purple Blue


Purple Blue (in shade)

Purple Blue is a dark purple base with a blue and pink and red multichrome effect. Super shimmery! This one is extremely cool and amazing looking in person. It changes constantly under different lighting and angles. Gorgeous. This one also was thicker and you could almost get away with two coats.


Emerald Black

Models Own Emerald Black
Emerald Black

Emerald Black is a very dark emerald green shimmer with blackened edges. This one almost doesn’t fit into this collection for me, though I do love it. It’s not what I think of as a duochrome, more of a blackened green. I do see some navy blue in the bottle but not really so much on the nail. So pretty and creamy. This was three coats.

This Rainbow Jeweled Beetle reminded me of Emerald Green.

Overall:

I do like the collection a lot but perhaps it’s not quite as amazing as I had hoped for. Some of them seemed more shimmery/metallic than true duochrome or multichrome, and some had some brush stroke issues. But I think feel they were all worth the price I paid for them and I will be wearing them all!

Availability: Models Own website. They are NOT limited edition.

Pricing: You can get all five plus their base/top coat for £20 or buy the colors individually for £5.

So now that you have seen them all, which are your favorites?

-Kelly

 

Written by Kelly
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