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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Models Own ~ DogsTrust Charity Polish and Giveaway!

Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'
Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'



Today's post is something a bit different and  bit special. The polish I have to show you is Models Own 25 Carat Gold, which was created by Models Own for Dogs Trust to celebrate the 35th anniversary of that slogan we're probably all familiar with.........  'a dog is for life...not just for Christmas'. Now Christmas is over this message about responsible dog ownership is even more important. Dogs Trust is asking dog lovers to spread the idea of stopping to think 'am I in a position to socialise, train and look after a dog for the rest of its life?'. Its a hard question, but potential dog owners do need to think about this. I have a rescue dog myself (actually my auntie rescued her first, but then became ill and died four years ago, so I took Tess on at that point) and there is a lot of work and commitment required, but a lot of fun too!

Dogs Trust is the biggest dog welfare charity in the UK and looks after 16,000 dogs every year in its 18 rehoming centres around the country. You can find out more about Dogs Trust at their website, or their Facebook page, or on Twitter.

Let's have a look at the polish, because if you like it and decide to buy a bottle, all profits from every bottle are donated to Dogs Trust. Dogs Trust corporate colours are yellow / gold, so I guess the colour is based on that. Its a warm gold shimmer:

Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'


Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'
Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'


I was surprised how nicely this applied, and how much I liked it once it was on my nails. There are only a couple of colours that I don't think really suit me, and gold is one of them, but I really rather like this. I used two thin coats, then dabbed on a third coat with a fine, slightly dampened makeup sponge. I almost always use this application technique for polishes with a strong shimmer, as I hate to see brushstrokes on my nails. It worked a treat with this! Here's a straight on shot

Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'


And slightly to an angle, you can really see how the colour glows:
Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'
Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'


Then I decided to add a bit of dog-themed nail art! I added a tip gradient in white, and stamped on white paw prints for an accent nail.

Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'

Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'

Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'

Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'
Models Own Dogs Trust Charity Polish '25 Carat Gold'


This polish was sent for review, but it can be purchased direct from Dogs Trust  for £5.50. All profits go direct to the charity.

....................... and - I have five bottles of this lovely polish to give away! I'm sorry, but I have to limit this to UK entrants only because of Royal Mail shipping restrictions (nail polish can't be posted out of the UK). Enter with the Rafflecopter below :)





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15 comments:

  1. Absolutely love how the gold looks on your nails! Really really impressed by the white doggy paws too, really nicely printed! I love it :D

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  2. Wow - that gold is amazing and I love what you've done with it! I've entered!

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  3. Thanks for the tip about sponging on the final coat! I hate brush strokes too so that's a really great idea. And this is such a cute mani. :)

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    1. Thanks - and you're welcome about the sponging! I pretty much avoided metallics until I found out about this trick!

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  4. Beautiful! I do the sponging thing too, makes some of the polishes look textured!

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  5. So sad that royal mail wont ship polishes.. But I adored this polish (the cause behind it) and the nail art you have done with it. :)

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    1. Thank you - yes, it seems so silly of Royal Mail. I used to love swapping polishes internationally but that's just not possible any more :(

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  6. Love the color, the cause and the nail art!

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love it with the white nail art :) x

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  8. Love your nails! Your blog is inspiring me to do a lot more with my nails so thank you :)
    Great cause for Models Own to team up with too :)

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