Model City Polish

Seize The Rainbow – Model City Polish

I have a feeling that I’m the neighborhood weirdo. I don’t get any direct sunlight in my house, so I always have to stand outside to get shots of my nails in the sun. So there I am, shooting pictures of my hands, usually in my pajamas, with my neighbors walking their dogs and driving by me. But I do it for you, readers! I’m the neighborhood weirdo so I can share indie polish with you lacqueristas.

Just kidding. I would be the neighborhood weirdo with or without nail polish, probably.

Anyways, today I’ve got a lovely Model City Polish to share with you. This is Seize The Rainbow:

3 Coats, direct sunlight

Seize The Rainbow is actually a holographic topper – you can apply a thin coat to any polish to give it a holographic effect. But it looks beautiful all on its own – subtle, delicate, shimmery – it almost reminds me of mist. Have you ever seen a waterfall on a bright sunny day? When the mist at the bottom of the waterfall catches the sunlight and rainbows appear? That’s what it makes me think of.

The formula on this is lovely. It goes on buttery smooth. I did end up using four thin coats, but it was mostly because I was spacing out and watching tv while I painted and was kind of mindlessly running the brush over my nails. It was easy to do, because the application was so velvety I didn’t really have to pay attention to make it go on effortlessly streak-free and lovely. Next time I would probably stop at 2-3 coats, because I think this would look really pretty a little more sheer.

Indoors, this polish becomes a beautiful, shimmery silver color:

Indoor lighting

And then, because I just really want to cement myself as the neighborhood crazycakes, I stood in my front yard at dusk and took pictures of my nails with the flash on.

Evening, with flash

Model City Polish can be bought on etsy and also at her own shop. She also has her own nail polish blog where she swatches and reviews a variety of indies. I recommend her wholeheartedly.


‘Dipping Chocolate’ by Model City Polish

I am sick AGAIN! This has been the season of me getting sick over and over and frankly I am sick of being sick. Harrumph.

Ahem, excuse me. Whining over now!

The nice thing about being sick is that it is giving me time to go through the pictures I have taken in the last week and start drafting more posts. Which is good, because today I have an awesome polish I have been wanting to share with you all for several days now but just haven’t had the time – a gorgeous holo called ‘Dipping Chocolate’ by Model City Polish.

Oh my GAH. The rainbow is strong in this one.

As soon as I tried Dipping Chocolate on I knew it would become one of my go-to polishes. A gorgeous, rich brown that would probably be flattering on any skin tone, with a kerblam amount of rainbow mixed in? OH lawd.

If tree sprites wore nail polish, this is the one they would wear. They would prance around the forest in their willowy dresses and clap their hands, flashing rainbow in the sunlight. Also, I don’t know a lot about tree sprites.

I apologize for not having a bottle shot in this post, but I actually took these pictures in the middle of hiking when my husband suggested I get a shot of my nails ‘in nature.’ He’s big into sports and not at all into polish, so when he takes the time to remark on my polish and suggest getting a picture of it, that’s a rare moment. That’s how awesome Dipping Chocolate is.

Also, can I emphasize that I took these pictures in the middle of hiking?? These pictures were after I had been wearing this polish for two days and had: a) driven for eight straight hours across California b) carried a bunch of luggage around c) went hiking in the woods and around a giant lake. This polish could fight an angry grizzly bear and walk out unharmed.

Nina (maker of Model City Polish) is very active in the nail polish community, which makes her even more awesome in my book. I’ve seen her donate to giveaways, share reviews and tips with others, and generally just be a super nice and supportive person. So I am stoked that I was finally able to try her polish and even more stoked (but not surprised, given what I’d heard from others) when I found out first hand how fantastic her polish is.

You can find her polishes at her etsy shop, and her facebook is here if you want to like it for updates. Check it out! 🙂