Have you ever ordered a nail polish, thinking it'll be great, and then when it arrives it just isn't what you were hoping for? Models Own Lilac Fantasy was one of those polishes for me.
I recently got this polish, and it instantly reminded me of Essie Huckle Buckle but then a bit less blue, more of a faded purple/grey. It looked very nice, don't get me wrong, but I think Huckle Buckle is a great color and I prefer that one.
When I added Lilac Fantasy to my nail wheel, it turned out to be a thin, sheer polish, yikes! I managed to get almost full coverage but that was so many layers, I'd never use so much on my own nails.
Today I gave it a go on my nails and tried to build it on it's own, but quickly gave up and polished my nails with 3 coats of OPI Rumple's Wiggin'. To that I added 2 coats of Lilac Fantasy, and finished it with a layer of Seche Vite.
I added the top coat more than 1 1/2 hour ago and I can easy make dents in it still, and the mani looks thicker than I'd like. But all in all it's not a terribad polish though, if you like sheers I think this can be a nice one, and it dries a lot faster on it's own as well.
My pictures aren't showing the purple shimmer good at all, but you can see it a bit in the bottle. Right now I kinda had it with this mani, so I'm not in the mood to make more pictures either :P
But I'll try this over a different color sometime, so hopefully I can capture the shimmer better then.
Have a nice day :)