27 Aug 2013

new from models own - fireworks collection review and swatches

Having only just tried out models own's new velvet goth collection I was surprised to see another brand new launch only a week later - this is the glitter-packed fireworks collection.  Models own are really getting us ready for autumn / winter with these beauties, and to be honest I'm excited about it - I get bored of summer really easily.

The *fireworks collection includes five glittering and sparkling shades - I have a rather patriotic trio from the collection - red, silver and blue or rocket, sparkler and banger.

As a general rule I'm not a fan of reds, but I'll make an exception where glitter's concerned, or for Christmas.  Banger is a mix of red glitter strands and hexagons and it also has some teeny glitter flecks in silver and blue which give a bit more depth and interest.  As with all of these polishes, the glitter is densely packed into a clear base, so you get a full punch of glitter in just one swipe.  I like this one best over black as it shows up the blue as well as the red glitters.

Sparkler has the least going on as all of the glitter is the same size and shape - silver strands.  But, it's ridiculously holographic.  This glitter constantly catches the light when you're wearing it and reflects lots of pretty colours.  I really like this one - in these swatches I think it's prettiest over the white, but you could wear it over any colour.

Banger is the craziest mix of the three.  The glitters come in two shades of blue as well as pink and there are all sorts of shapes and sizes going on.  This is my favourite and I think it looks really pretty over black or white, but black is the more dramatic.  This polish gives a real glitter explosion effect with just one coat.

I kept thinking banger seemed familiar, so I had a little browse through my collection to see what it reminded me of.

As you can see, banger is quite similar to freakout from the mirrorball collection.  

When you compare them side-by-side the colours are pretty much the same but the shapes and sizes of glitter are different as the mirrorball polishes had triangular glitter shards.  

Also in the fireworks collection is a gold called catherine wheel and a purple called roman candle which I might need to get my hands on to complete the set as I really like them both.

The fireworks collection is available at the models own bottleshops right now, at modelsownit.com from 2 September and arriving at Boots shortly after.

Which colour is your favourite?



  1. These look so pretty, I can't wait to try them.

  2. I really like these, although they're not really my favourite type of nail polish :) I love the red one though, looks awesome!

    X Valérie
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  3. I loved them all!!can't wait to try them!! ;)

  4. Wow these are glitzy, think I prefer normal glitters but these are gorgeous, especially the red for Christmas!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup

  5. how did you find it taking these polishes off? i always struggling getting a glitter nail off and it makes me wonder whether its worth doing it in the first place? hehe


  6. These look really good but I'd be too worried that the glittery bits might start falling into my food.


  7. Oooo I like the look of banger


  8. I'm surprised I'm actually not too much of a fan of these! There's just something about 'strand' glitter polishes I just really don't like the look of so probably won't be getting any of these but I think I will get some shades from the Velvet Goth collection :) x

  9. I love the names of them them :-) they are all so pretty!



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