NOTD: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star(s)

      Hello hello!  A couple of months ago, I finally managed to get my hands on the famous Models Own Utopia. It appeared to be s...

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Hello hello! 

A couple of months ago, I finally managed to get my hands on the famous Models Own Utopia. It appeared to be sold out in my local Boots for months on end until finally, I spotted one on the Barry M Nail Paint shelf, ha! Just shows, if you can't find what you're after, try searching the other make up brands shelves, you may just be in luck!

Today, I've painted my nails in Utopia by MO and applied a coat of W.I.P in Twinkle by Urban Outfitters.


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 Left to Right: Models Own in Utopia and W.I.P in Twinkle (or is it Twinkie?)

Models Own Utopia is a gorgeous pale milky shade, it's definitely somewhere in between Lilac and Greige and actually from afar it can quite easily be mistaken for a white nail polish. 

I freaking love the formula! Most pale/white nail polishes can be a tad streaky which is a pain in the rear end. However, I was most impressed with this, none of that streaky business going on here. The application was smooth and an absolute breeze. With one coat, it's slightly sheer but with 2 coats, it becomes opaque.

In terms of longevity it lasts for two days, by which point you'll start to notice cracks forming towards the top of the nail. I have to say that this isn't unique to Utopia, I find that so, so many of the pale, pastelly colours I've used in the past have been exactly the same. WHY?!

Nevertheless, this is one of those rare shades that look just as good in the relative heat of midsummer (who am I kidding?) as it does in the cold of midwinter. You know how people associate darker colours with autumn/winter and lighter colours with spring/summer? Forget that: this will go anytime of the year.

Best thing is, because the base is so light you can easily add decoration on top to mix it up a bit. I love adding different glitters for when I feel I want a bit of bling, and in this case I've applied W.I.P's Twinkle over it.

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 Packed with stars and glitter! 

I'm not sure what W.I.P stands for. However, I can only ever find this in Urban Outfitters. I guess it must have something to do with them. I purchased this at the back end of last year when Urban Outfitters were doing a 3 for 2 offer on their Nail Polishes. Bargain!

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As gorgeous as it looks in the bottle, the polish doesn't quite live up to that on the nail. Maybe it's just me but when you see how packed full of glitter it is in the bottle, then see how sparsely this translates to the nail, it's just a little underwhelming. Then again, it is just a fancy top coat so maybe I'm being too critical!

The polish itself consists of two different shades of stars, turquoise and pink, with glitter of the same colour. The stars are actually a little tricky to apply as they won't go straight on to the nail, you have to dab them on. It shouldn't be too much of a problem though as the bottle is rammed full of them.

What I tend to do is apply this as a normal topcoat, allowing the glitter to spread out over the nail, then pick out some stars with the brush and use a cuticle stick to dab them on to random parts of the nail. Otherwise you'd have to apply layer upon layer of topcoat to actually get some stars on to them, and by that point you'll have gooey, icky nails!

After I've dabbed on the stars I apply Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Topcoat, this is just because the stars tend not to stick flat to the nail. Longevity wise, it's terrible. After a day the edges of the stars come a bit loose and quite easily get caught on clothes and even hair. 

Everyone loves a shooting star, but not when it's falling from your nails!


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Despite all that negativity, I have to admit it does look pretty epic. I'm awful when it comes to nail art, though I think I'm getting a little better at doing 'Ombre' nails, so top coats like this are an easy way to add a little fun to your nails.. 

Unfortunately W.I.P. Twinkle is no longer available on the Urban Outfitters website, but I prefer to see that as a good thing. When mine runs out, instead of being gutted that I can't repurchase, I'll head out to a cheap stationery shop and buy a pack of teeny, tiny, shiny stars. They'll do the same job, for much less of your cash.

That being said, I would recommend you check out Urban Outfitters' nail section as they do tend to have some lovely, unique colours at just £6. Also they have regular deals on offer, like their current 2 for £10, so keep an eye out for that too.

 I've been a fan of Urban Outfitters Nail Polishes for a few years now and, as far as I can tell, they create a new line of colours every year so it's pretty much limited edition! 

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28 comments

  1. I LOVE that ring!

    Katie <3

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  2. I love the starry nail polish! I neeeeeed it!

    http://littlemisspradaxo.blogspot.co.uk xoxo

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  3. This NOTD post is fab :) Might try it out this summer. Love the ring and your hair!- took a sneak peek at your previous post lol.

    Mo x

    p.s ta for stopping by the ol'blog!

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  4. I want that ring! It's to die for.

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  5. Awww this is so adorable!!! Although in my case I would probably "go for the stars" on one accent nail. :) Urban Outfitters??? I will have to go have a look! :)

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  6. So creative nails! Love the stars :D
    Fashion Ganache.
    http://fashionganache.blogspot.com

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  7. The nails are gorgeous! And I freaking love your ring, omg <3

    xoxo

    loveekierramakayla.blogspot.com

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  8. Well you made it look fabulous! Good job!!! I'm glad you found that color.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  9. Stellar nails! (Sorry, I couldn't resist a little star related pun, but seriously they are flat out fabulous!) There's an astronomical observatory located about half an hour outside of our town. I haven't been since grade school, but the mister and I kept saying we should during the warmer months, and we do end up going (and the trip isn't on the fly), I'm going to take my nail inspiration from you and do an adorable star filled mani like this, too (thanks for the great idea, honey!).

    ♥ Jessica

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  10. i love the nails! i used to have bottles of different shaped glitter polish..i need to get some more!

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  11. lovely nails dear...love your ring too...

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  12. Oh wow, the stars look gorgeous!!!!! I know it doesn't last long, but I'd love that star topcoat for nights out or special occasions as I loveeeee stars :D xxx

    Gemma ♥ | MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

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  13. Cute :-) I'd lose all my stars in a matter of minutes though, lol.

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  14. Staaarss....!!
    Pretty :D
    But the ring is seriously cool!
    <3
    http://fashionbaubles.blogspot.com/

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  15. Your nails are gorgeous sweety, love the twinkly little stars, so cute! Thanks for sharing your fashion verdicts with me

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  16. u have really nice nail, i love the shape of them!

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  17. I've been disappointed by glitter polishes many times in the past, so I totally understand how you felt about the star polish - but your maniure turned out fabulously and with the Kaboom ring, it really is pretty epic :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  18. OMG! this is SO CUTE!! I have never seen star shaped glitter in a bottle of polish. Maybe I should bring in and sell, guess it will be profitable. haha!

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  19. Hey, great post! I Just came across your blog and I love it, your style is amazing!

    I hope you can check out my blog too. Hopefully we can also follow each other as well if you would like to :)


    www.malefashionuk.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Hello Lovely Lady! This is a terrific manicure. I've never seen polish with stars in it before. It looks so cool.

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  21. Oh I LOVE it. Such a cute and flirty nail look :)

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  22. I love the nails, the stars are so cute =)

    Hope you have a lovely weekend

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  23. Wow, LOVE the nail art! Must check out this starry nail polish next time I'm in Urban Outfitters!

    Yinyin xx
    YinyinLoves

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  24. love that urban outfitters nail polish, the stars are adorable and it's great that they're big enough that you can move them around and choose how many you want on each nail. and it looks great over the top of the models own colour too.

    little henry lee

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  25. These are so sweet, you must have so much patience to get the stars straight! Mine would be awfully haphazard.

    Em x

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  26. Love the stars! I always struggle to get them on the brush!

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  27. I love the star nail polish, I love the fact that it has different coloured stars in. It's amazing. I picked up a similar one from eBay a while ago but it had only silver stars in. :(

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