Blogmas: Models Own Copacabana and Carat Coral

I wrote about Models Own polishes before on my blog. Recently I added two more polishes to my collection and today I wanted to show their swatches to you. They are called Copacabana and Carat Coral and I think they both suit December festive atmosphere very good.

O Models Own lakih sem že večkrat pisala na blogu in ni skrivnost, da jih obožujem. Pred kratkim sem dodala še dva njihova laka zbirki in tokrat vam predstavljam njune swatche. Gre za laka Copacabana in Carat Coral in zdi se mi, da oba zelo primerna za to praznično decembrsko vzdušje. 


Both shades are right up my alley and both shades were used in Christmas manicures before. Copacabana is from collection Disco Pants and Carat Coral from collection Diamond Luxe. Polishes have different formula and different brush. Copacabana has a round brush, while Carat Coral has a flat brush. I have to say I prefer flat brushes; the application is much easier with them if you ask me.

Oba odtenka sta mi prekrasna in oba sem že uporabila kot del božične manikire. Copacabana je iz kolekcije Disco Pants, Carat Coral pa iz kolekcije Diamond Luxe. Laka imata različno formulo, finiš in čopič. Copacabana ima okrogel čopič, medtem ko ima Carat Coral ploščat čopič, ki je tudi eden mojih najljubših, saj omogoča preprost nanos. 


Copacabana is a pale golden foil shade that actually looks like a silver-gold shade. It’s much pigmented and its application is a bit demanding, because brush strokes are visible. I usually apply very thin first coat (I have to clean the brush from nail polish throat quite good, otherwise the coat is thicker) and then a bit thicker second coat. But this polish would be opaque already after one thicker coat. I chose this shade, because it’s perfect for this festive season and I also used it as a part of one of my favourite manicure I did for Christmas challenge. This one also dries quite quickly, so it’s perfect as a base for creating nail art. 

Copacabana je zlat odtenek s srebrnim podtonom in ima "foil" finiš. Je zelo pigmentiran, zaradi finiša pa je nanos malce bolj zahteven, saj so hitro vidne sledi čopiča. Sama ponavadi najprej skušam nanesti čim tanjši prvi sloj, drugega pa debelejšega. Sicer so tudi na ta način sledi čopiča vidne, ampak pri tem zna najbolj pomagati nadlak, ki zna te sledi skriti. Bi bil pa ta lak prekriven že po enem debelejšem sloju. Tale lak sem izbrala, ker je odličen za božične manikire in dejansko sem ga uporabila tudi v eni izmed mojih najljubših manikir za božični izziv, o katerem lahko berete decembra na blogu. Lak se posuši dokaj hitro, kar ga naredi zelo primernega za podlago za pečatenje ali nail art.


Carat Coral is a coral shade with golden glitter in it. Polishes from Diamond Luxe contain a true diamond dust in them, which makes them quite special. I love this shade so much, but formula is not good at all. It’s too thick and polish is hard to apply. Even though it has an amazing flat brush, which usually enables an easy application it’s very hard to spread evenly on nails. I think I’ll have to use nail polish thinner with this one. There’s also one another thing that doesn’t flatter this polish – it stains nails. A whole surface of my nail was red when I removed it. Okay, I personally don’t see such a huge problem in this, because I always have my nails painted, but I know this could be disturbing for many people. This one doesn’t dry as quick as Copacabana, but it actually looks better with a top coat, because it becomes glossier and that makes it prettier. I used two coats for these swatches.

Carat Coral je odtenek koralne barve, ki vsebuje zlat šimer. Laki iz kolekcije Diamond Luxe naj bi vsebovali pravi prah diamantov, kar ji dela dokaj posebne. Ta lak mi je zelo pri srcu, mi pa žal njegova formula ni tako zelo. Namreč, lak je zelo gost, kar otežuje lep enakomeren nanos. Mislim, da bom morala temu laku dodati malce thinerja, da ga naredim redkejšega. Je pa še ena stvar, ki sem jo opazila pri tem odtenku. Namreč, lak mi je po odstranitvi zabarval nohte, da je bila cela površina nohta rdeča. Ok, mene sicer to ne moti tako zelo, ker imam vedno pobarvane nohte, verjetno pa nekaterim puncam to ni všeč. Tale se ne suši tako hitro kot Copacabana, zato je zame nujen nanos hitro sušečega nadlaka, kar pa je samo prednost, ker lak z njim lepše izgleda. Za spodnje swatche sem uporabila dva sloja.  


Because both polishes have thicker formula I decided to test them as stamping polishes. Both polishes did a pretty good job actually. On first photo I stamped Carat Coral over Copacabana and on second I stamped Copacabana over Carat Coral. Stamping designs are from MoYou Pro palette 04.

Ker imata oba laka gostejšo formulo, sta se mi zdela primerna za pečatiranje. Oba sem tudi preizkusila, kako se obneseta in naj povem, da sta oba test prestala z oceno odlično. Na prvi fotki sem štempljala Carat Coral lak čez Copacabano, na drugi pa obratno. Za to sem uporabila MoYou ploščo 04 iz Pro kolekcije. 


Models Own polishes contain 14 ml and you can get them on Click2Chic for 5,95 €. There are three shades available from Disco Pants and four from Diamond Luxe collection at online store. I hope they will get more polishes from Diamond Luxe collection, I find Marquise Maroon and Oval Plum gorgeous and I’d love to add them to my collection.

Models Own laki vsebujejo 14 ml, v Sloveniji pa so na voljo v spletni trgovini Click2Chic. Cena enega laka je 5,95 €. Iz  kolekcije Disco Pants so na voljo trije odtenki in iz Diamond Luxe štirje. Upam, da sčasoma dobijo še več odtenkov iz Diamond Luxe kolekcije, ker imam še dva na WL, to sta Marquise Maroon in Oval Plum.

Have you tried Models Own polishes from Diamond Luxe and Disco Pants? What do you think about these two shades? Thank you for reading!
Ste že preizkusile kak Models Own lak iz teh dveh kolekcij? Hvala za pozornost!
*I got these polishes for review purposes.

12 komentarjev

  1. i'm loving the necklace on the right...so fierce! as far as the polishes go, carat coral seems more ''me''. the stamping turned out great.

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    1. It's beautiful, isn't it? I got it in Kik for 4 €. :)

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  2. Love the red one especially with the stamping designs. Its so perfect for this season :)

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  3. These stampings look really awesome! I also like your photo idea here- so Christmassy! :)

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  4. Carat Coral has a gorgeous brush! <3 Love the colors and the nail art :)

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    1. It has my favourite type of brush. :) Thank you. :)

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  5. Ta koralni odtenek je čudovit:) Jaz pa sem vzela vijoličnega iz disco kolekcije. Moram še napisat oceno. :)

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    1. Vijoličen je bil tudi lep, ampak jaz sem vzela zlatega, ker mi je prišel prav pri prazničnih manikirah. :)

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  6. I haven´t tried Models Own :-( But both look great and you did beautiful manicures

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