Models Own Velvet Goth - Absinthe and Valerian

Hello Lovely Readers!

Happy Sunday. I hope you're all having a great weekend. 
I'm still trying to get over a horrible cold so I'm a still a little slow on posting lately. I'm going to try and change that though!
Today I have swatches of Models Own Valerian and Absinthe which are new additions to the Models Own world and part of the Velvet Goth Collection. These two are the only ones that called at me to buy...but I may be persuaded to grab a couple others now. Also, keep reading for some exciting news for us indie polish addicts!


Models Own Absinthe
Absinthe is a gorgeous emerald green with small silver glitter flecks and larger green hex glitter. I applied two coats for full coverage. I found this a little on the thick side and it takes a while to dry if you're going to keep it as a matte finish. With top coat it is completely transformed and is super sparkly!

Models Own Absinthe with Top Coat


Models Own Valerian
Valerian is a stunning navy blue packed with tiny silver glitters and larger blue hex glitters. Application of this was much easier as it wasn't as thick as Absinthe. It also dried a little quicker too. With top coat....I die! Oh lordy, absolute blue glitter perfection.

Models Own Valerian with Top Coat

I really feel like these polishes come alive with topcoat..I definitely want to pick up the purple version too. They are still gorgeous without top coat though if you want to keep the matte, slightly textured finish, but just be prepared to wait a little for them to dry- typical of textured polishes really. 


In other news, something rather exciting is happening tonight! Rainbow Connection opens it's store at 8pm UK time. 
Annette, the shop owner, will be retailing some top international Indie brands (Polished by KPT, Cadillacquer and Crows Toes to name a few) for us UK ladies to purchase. Being based in the UK, shipping is going to be much more affordable for us which is brilliant (and dangerous!), international shipping will come at a later date.

Make sure to follow Rainbow Connection on Facebook for all the restock updates. Annette has been very kind and offered all readers of Totally Nailed a discount code to use on purchases of full price and sale items! Enter code B-TOTALLYNAILED at the checkout. 

Happy shopping!



  1. models own valerian looks incredible with a topcoat!


  2. I love the Valerian colour with a glossy top coat, it looks like a night sky with stars. Beautiful! I tried out the Amethyst one and loved it:

    Jennie x


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