19 March 2013

NOTD: Kiko 375, OPI Spark de Triomphe & Models Own Hot Stuff

It has been a while since I did a NOTD post. I have finally found an amazing nail lacquer combination that I have to share! If you love glitter/sparkly nails like me, then this is for you!

It's like a party on my nails! I am feeling quite shameless today, so I'm going to have to confess that I'm one of those people who gets distracted by shiny things. If you're like me, I highly recommend NOT driving or operating heavy machinery with this manicure.

The polishes I used for this NOTD are:
  • Orly Bonder (base coat)
  • Kiko Nail Lacquer in Rosa Classico 375 (a warm, dusty pink polish that is darker than in the picture)
  • OPI Spark de Triomphe
  • Models Own Hot Stuff
  • Essence Quick Dry top coat
Outdoor shot
I applied a coat of Orly Bonder, followed by two coats of Kiko 375, a coat of OPI Spark de Triomphe, a coat of Models Own Hot Stuff, and about three coats of Essence Quick Dry top coat.

I absolutely love this nail lacquer combo! All three polishes really complement each other. I have been wearing this for three days now, and I'm still not sick of it... yet (which is AMAZING, as I always feel the need to change every two days or so, especially since I'm jobless and can get bored quite easily).

Outdoor shot

One thing about Models Own Hot Stuff is that it smells reeeally bad. I'm used to the smell of nail polish, since I play with them so often, but this Hot Stuff polish smells like industrial glue/paint, which may give you a headache if you're painting your nails in an enclosed room. However, I found that the smell does not linger on my nails, especially after painting a layer of top coat on top.

Indoor shot
 I am still quite the n00b when it comes to taking macro shots, and trying to capture all the amazing glitter in polishes. So to compromise, I've taken quite a few shots. In this one, you can really see the different glitters despite the picture being a tat blurry (Sorry!).

Indoor shot with flash
I hope you like this NOTD as much as I do! Will definitely be redoing this mani again!


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous. so much sparkle I love it :)

  2. I've got this Model's Own nail polish but in blue, this one looks gorgeous too! :) x

  3. Wow, this is stunning! I've been wanting to try a few Models Own polishes, but don't know where to start! Maybe I should pick up Hot Stuff first :) x

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