Christmas Sparkle – Model’s Own DISCO MIX

To me Christmas is all about glitter. It is one of the only times you can go into work wearing some absurd, borderline-offensive colours on your nails and actually proudly show them off to people instead of trying to hide them!

Since my Christmas involves eating, drinking and spending to excess, I figured my nails may as well reflect it too. My Christmas favourites being glitter red, glitter green, silver & gold glitter – sense a theme?

So imagine my delight when I saw this bad boy! Name of the colour? DISCO MIX.

I am a big fan of Model’s Own nail varnishes, it’s one of my favourite nail brands alongside Barry M and Nails Inc. They do really strong colours with thick glossy formulas that barely need a second coat. And this bottle was no exception..


This nail polish is basically royal blue glitter, suspended in a clear base and shot through with magenta glitter.

  • One coat will provide a sprinkling of coloured glitter over a plain base – I’d like to try it over a white base for a cupcake sprinkles look at some point.
  • Two coats is enough to achieve the look as below. 
  • Three coats gets you to the thick gel look you get with Shellac and UV Gel nails.

It’s really easy to spread the glitter particles about too, so gradiated designs and anything that involves looking like snow is really easy to achieve just by applying a thick coat at the tips and quickly brushing it out to the cuticle. (Gosh, I can’t wait to get a webcam in the January sales, how-to’s are hard to explain!!)

Model’s Own Nail Polish in DISCO MIX £5


The only downside is that glitter is an absolute pain to get off. I normally end up with glitter all over my fingers, and lots of torn bits of cotton wool stuck everywhere. Fear not Face Value Friends! I’ve developed another handy tip for getting rid of the glitter come January 2nd.

FACE VALUE TOP TIP: Get a small bowl and soak your fingers in nail polish remover for one minute. Most glitter polish can be wiped right off after that. I used one of those ramikins you get with Gu puddings, but the cap of the nail polish remover is also fine – except you have to do one finger at a time, and i’m really impatient…

At £5 a bottle, it’s not as cheap as the average Rimmel bottle but a nice in-between before you get to the Nails Inc and OPI price range. I think it’s actually really great value for money since the the bottles are actually bigger than the average industry bottle. They come in 14ml bottles as standard, compared to standard Barry M and Bourgeois bottles (10ml)

And when I bought this last week, Boots were gifting a free Nail Art set (1 black nail art pen and 1 mini gold nail polish) with the purchase of any 2 Models Own products. Spend to save?

Have a happy glittery Christmas everyone!


Zoe Bayliss Wong
Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

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