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Models Own Coral Reef Review and Butterfly Silhouette Nail Art

It's time for my 3rd Littlewoods online Models Own nail polish review.  First of all I wanted to quickly mention a few site updates I've made.  I've re-designed the site to be fully responsive.  It was sort of responsive before and also had a mobile version of the site but I've removed that now because it should adapt to the size of a mobile.  I've also updated the lightbox so that when you click on one of my thumbnail images, the lightbox should now fit to the screen and also there is a pin it button so you can pin the full size picture.  The front page now shows just a summary of each post so I can display more posts without it loading too slowly.  Just a few little tweaks to hopefully make your experience on my site better :)

On to the important bit, the polish! Today I have the very vibrant Coral Reef.  This polish does look red in some lights but it has a definite orange tint to it too, especially in bright light! I love red polishes and bright polishes so this is a definite hit to me,  it'd look amazing on holiday for wearing on the beach!

Application wise, the polish is quite thin.  You could probably get away with two thick coats but I ended up putting on 3 coats because I had some bald patches.  But it goes on really smooth and applies easily so that wasn't too much of a problem.  The dry time is fairly standard, but I always put a fast dry top coat on the final coat once it's almost dry as it saves accidental smudges!

I've found that these Models own polishes wear really well and don't chip easily! Which is great if you don't want to change your polish for a while.

I was really struggling with nail art ideas.  I thought I'd done so many flower designs that I wanted something different.  However, I want to make sure I show this beautiful polish off too!! In the end I grabbed my beloved Barry M Nail art pen in black and drew a silhouette of butterflies in grass.  I've seen a few vectors which had inspired me.  I dotted on tiny bits of gold paint to give it a bit of sparkle too! The butterflies aren't great in these close up photos but they are very tiny in real life so they don't look as bad at a normal distance!

I hope you've enjoyed my review and nail art.  Would you wear Coral Reef? 

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*This nail polish was sent to me for my honest review.

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CC Created on: 5/8/2013 7:27 AM
First of all I would like to say that I like your new site updates, Char.I find it easier in this way :)
I love this lilwoods color, looks so charming, even without any designs you added! Also the butterflies are too cute to be real!! Aw~ Ah I always love your designs eventhough you keep make so many flower designs. Hehehe :D <3
Char Created on: 5/8/2013 7:48 AM
Yay thanks CC, I'm glad the updates are an improvement :D
Aw thank you!! I know, flower obsessed.  I'll try and come up with some other designs too.  Creative block at the moment!! x
Laura Created on: 5/8/2013 8:21 AM
I love it. It's beautiful.

How long does it take you to do it ?
Char Created on: 5/8/2013 8:49 AM
Thanks Laura :D
I honestly go into the zone when I do my nails so I don't know exactly how long.  Probably an hour or so xx
Laura Created on: 5/8/2013 10:23 AM
I love this! Hadn't been tempted by the Barry M pens - until I saw this ;-)
Char Created on: 5/8/2013 11:09 AM
Oh wow thanks Laura - massive compliment :D
Definitely get the pens! they are great xx
Nada Created on: 5/8/2013 11:33 AM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I may have just had a heart attack!! I am loving this so much!! I love how elegant and amazing it looks! The butterflies are just perfectly drawn on!! xxx
Char Created on: 5/8/2013 11:58 AM
Aww thanks Nada :D xx
Nails Beautiqued Created on: 5/8/2013 12:34 PM
I love your page!  I would love for you to design my page.  

Oh yes I would wear coral reef it's a beautiful red-coral.  Your nail design is so stunning! :)
Char Created on: 5/8/2013 12:43 PM
Thank you Rhonda :D
I've just started working on blogger designs actually!! I'll send you a facebook message ;) xx
Megan Box Created on: 5/8/2013 2:38 PM
Danielle Created on: 5/8/2013 2:54 PM
This is gorgeous! Love your nail art, it definitely shows off this polish without hiding it too much :)
Tamit24 Created on: 5/8/2013 11:05 PM
Of course I would wear it! looks so energetic :) I love the nail art you've made here.
Tamit24 Created on: 5/8/2013 11:06 PM
and of course I like very much the changes you have made here ;)
Char Created on: 5/9/2013 2:28 AM
Thanks so much lovelies!! xx
Mina Created on: 5/9/2013 3:19 PM
Would I wear Coral Reef! Abso-freakin'-lutely! Just the perfect shade for... whenever! Beautiful! And the way you complimented it with the butterfliesies design is just way too lovely! :D

ps. I'm torn apart regarding the site's changes - while I love the neatness of it all (I'm the organized freak type), I just want to state I never mind waiting on your page to load for I know pretty things await me!! ;)
Char Created on: 5/10/2013 4:38 PM
Aww thank you Mina :D I'm glad you don't mind waiting! maybe I'll add more pics to posts in future, hehe xx
Danielle Created on: 6/23/2014 11:20 AM
This is so pretty. I hope it is ok if I use this for one of my Nail art Challenge prompts
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