So this is a review of the devilishly named Absinthe nail varnish (NP175) from Models Own. At a first glance you may notice the flocked top, this gives the varnish bottle at the very least a rather luxurious feel. It was so soft to touch that many people (including myself) felt the need to rub it, a lot. Packaging aside, this nail varnish had promise when I first got it home.
I added a clear base coat to my nails first, then added a thick layer of the gorgeous absinthe. I noticed as I was applying the varnish that the very fine glitter was accompanied by an opaque green varnish, this meant that I only needed one thick coat to actually get a good result. It did however take a very, very long time to dry. I was frantically trying to dry it with a hair dryer and even put my hands in the freezer but it was all in vain. I would advise waiting for it to harden before trying to clear it up as the glitter makes it near impossible to keep tidy.
Once it finally hardened I added a last top coat, a clear coat, which made the colour go from fabulous to down right devine. I must say it’s an amazing colour, and not something I have seen before in a nail varnish. It felt rather nice, it also lasted quite a while before I saw my first chip. Overall I would say that it’s quite a good nail varnish, if I were to pick any downsides I suppose it would be drying time and once it starts to chip it chips quick.