Hi everyone! I am SO excited to be back blogging! I feel it’s only fair to let you know what stopped me from blogging between November 24th and today. First of all, my laptop broke so there was physically no way for me to edit my photos – I borrowed Andy’s iPad for the month of December but couldn’t work out how to edit photos on it. This was resolved in January, when I bought a brand spanking new Acer laptop, which should have been the end of my problems. Next, we discovered there was a connection issue with my laptop, largely due to it only having out-of-date network drivers, so that took a good few days to fix. I then installed the latest update for WordPress, and something happened to my entire blog where the permalinks were all wrong and I couldn’t upload or edit any of my posts, which again would have been easily fixed but for the fact that when I changed my hosting package over, they put me on a new server but never sent across the login details so we couldn’t access my cPanel. Anyway, the whole thing took a good 2 weeks to fix but thanks to the hard work of Andy, Andy’s business partner and the people at 600host, Imagination in Colour is finally fixed!! I have so many images for so many blogposts it’s unreal… Look forward to lots of blogposts over the next few weeks! I’ve also added a little favicon (the flower you can see at the left of the tab for my page) for my site as well and will be working on a new logo!
Also a quick mention for my giveaway on Facebook - it was my 2 year bloggiversary on 13th January so in light of my blog’s problems I set up a giveaway on Facebook. All you have to do to enter is SHARE this photo! The prizes are: Fearne Perfectly Polished gift set, Barry M Aqua Glitter, GOSH Holographic Hero and Barry M Amethyst. The winner will be announced on Sunday 27th January.
Today I have Models Own Southern Lights to show you, released in October 2012 as part of the Models Own Wonderland Collection. All of the polishes are so pretty but I only chose two, you’ll have to wait for another post to find out which one
As you can hopefully see, Southern Lights consists of tonnes of lilac-toned holographic microglitter. It’s also suspended in a slightly lilac-grey-toned base. The glitter is very dense and any gaps visible in the photos are far from noticeable in person! I love how the lilac seems almost toned-down, a sort of office-friendly colour, but with the added holographic reflects it’s a total glitterball! It’s very gorgeous and eye-catching. I think this polish is pretty multi-seasonal too, I don’t really think of it as exclusively a winter polish.
Southern Lights applied really nicely for a glitter – it went on very smoothly and had no dragging issues. The glitter is also really densely packed – you’re looking at 2 coats in the photos. It dries pretty quickly as per usual with such a dense glitter, and dries to quite a gritty matte finish. It’s still very reflective without topcoat but I personally felt this polish comes alive with topcoat. The final three pictures before the macro shot are all with just 1 coat of topcoat, which evened out the finish and made it look like it was almost suspended in water! I don’t think this would work very well as a topcoat itself, because the glitter is just so dense you wouldn’t be able to see the base through it!
What do you think of Southern Lights? Have you purchased any of the Models Own Wonderland Collection? Southern Lights retails at £5 from Boots (or as part of a £20 set of 6 from modelsownit.com)!
Don’t forget to enter my Facebook Giveaway !
P.S. I’ve decided to stop putting the disclaimer at the end of posts for things I’ve bought myself – I will add a disclaimer if I am reviewing or using a product which has been sent to me for review purposes.