Models Own Indian Ocean: £5*
Orly Boho Bonnet: £10.25*
I think Models Own Indian Ocean is a really underrated nail polish from Models Own. It's a a pink to peach to violet duo-chrome in a very sheer light blue base. I seem to recall it came out with the Beetlejuice Collection a few years ago.Alone it doesn't wow me purely because it's so sheer. I don't like to waste time with sheer nail polish as I hate waiting for things to dry! So Indian Ocean actually sat unloved in my nail polish collection for a very long time before one day I decided to give it a go. I saw my flatmate pop it over a colour and WOW! I was sold almost immediately!
For my nails today I decided to layer up with a darker base that I'd normally opt for when worn with Indian Ocean and opted for ORLY Boho Bonnet from their Spring Collection. ORLY Boho Bonnet is a dusty light blue creme. Apparently it's inspired by the Californian sky but I feel it's slightly more subdued that I'd expect. Although it could be a rainy day in California i suppose! I personally think its a bit of a hard shade to wear as it's just so murky and dark. It doesn't suit my skintone when worn alone and brings out tones in my hands that make it look very blah. An odd pick for a spring collection if you ask me! Other polishes it layers well with include Maybelline Ceramic Blue, Models Own Utopia and Models Own Jade Stone.
Generally I tend stick to creme finishes because I find duo-chomes hard to wear but I think this combination is absolutely beautiful. The finish reminds me of sun hitting the sea and that beautiful reflections and colours you see. Different colours come out as the sunlight hits your nails and it just looks really elegant and summery. It's rare for me to like a polish like this but i think it's absolutely lovely and defintely going to be gracing my nails over the summer months.