Friday, May 10, 2013

Model City Baby It's Cold Outside!

Ok, tonight's post is going to be hella packed with pictures and information, so get your reading glasses on and a good glass of something tasty.  It's going to be a long night!

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of Model City Polish Baby It's Cold Outside for review purposes.  All other polishes in this review were purchased by me for my own use.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy in the tab above.*

As always, when I receive a polish for review, I just have to ask the maker a few questions so that you, reader, and I can get to know our favorite makers a little better.  Here are a couple of Nina's answers 
to my silly questions, along with some interspersed photos of Baby It's Cold Outside.

1) Are all of the polishes you've created in one collection?  If not, what are your collection names?

I have tons of one offs and currently 2 collections. One collection is my Spring Collection which consists of 5 pastel colors with a hint of fine holographic glitter. The other is my Ramones Inspired Collection. Ramones was an amazing bands that helped produce a wonderful music scene and was inspiration to so many, this set was my thank you.

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of Model City Polish Baby It's Cold Outside for review purposes.

2) Of the polishes you've sent me, what collection(s) do they belong to?

All that I sent you are one offs (Baby, It's Cold Outside was part of my Christmas Collection that is no longer offered).

3) What was your inspiration for the polishes you've chosen?

Dipping Chocolate was a request by a co worker. She suggested I make a chocolate colored polish with glitter. I immediately knew what I had to do, a chocolate holo. I have been selling this one since Dec and it has been a great seller.

Baby, It's Cold Outside was originally created for my holiday line up but I just loved it too much to retire it afterwards. This polish gives a chilly but soothing feel just by looking at it. That's why I decided to name it after one of my favorite wintry songs.

4) What was your inspiration for your brand name?

I live in Anniston, AL and our town motto is The Model City. My town was completely planned out and organized before the first road was ever laid. Due to the extreme planning and organization it seemed appropriate to use as my company name. All of my polish is carefully planned, tested, and bottled for perfection. Then with my extreme organization I have everything ready to go so my turn around time of shipping is 1 day, even with big release days.

Ok, let's get down to business!  Because I'm wicked lazy tonight, and we have a lot of material to get through, I'm going to shorten the name to just Baby.  I tried Baby over 3 different undies, OPI Glacier Bay Blues, Illamasqua Baptiste, and Color Club Blue Heaven, so photos of each combo will be interspersed throughout the post.  As always, click on the pictures to make them bigger.

Color: Clear base with baby blue and silver holo hexes in various sizes.

Finish: Glitter Top Coat – glitter in a clear base to be worn as a top coat.

Bottle / Brush: Round mini bottle – wand and brush are just long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle.  Normally, the fact that it’s a mini makes application a little tricky, but Baby is such a smooth polish that I was able to do gradients and full nail coverage without any problems at all.  The mini brush was actually kind of helpful this time around.

Opacity: Glitter topcoat – not designed for full opacity.

Glitter Application: Easy – Spreads evenly without much manipulation.  For the gradients, I used the dab method, but it spread easily and I didn't have to dig to get the glitter out.  

Consistency: Medium – applies easily and doesn’t flood the cuticles.  

Overall Ease of Application: Easy – applies well without pooling, dragging, streaking, or balding.  Spreads evenly and smoothly.

Stampability: Not designed for stamping.

Dry Time: Medium – dry to the touch with minimal smudging in 3-8 minutes.

Overall Thoughts:  Holy crap you guys.  I'm not normally a fan of glitter toppers, but Baby is one of the most versatile and easy to use toppers I've ever had the pleasure of owning.  As I've said above, application is super easy, and the effects you can make are stunning.  I wish I had tried a jelly sandwich, but I didn't have the time.  I'll probably do one soon and post it on my Facebook or Instagram pages, so keep an eye out there for another way to wear Baby.  I chose to do a gradient, a ruffian gradient, and full coverage to really showcase this polish.  It looks fantastic over dark and light colors, making it extremely versatile.  The pale color evokes wintry coolness, just as Nina intended.  I have a feeling I'm going to get a lot of use out of this beauty!

You can purchase Model City Polishes at her Etsy store.  Also, follow Nina on Facebook and Instagram for news and updates on new collections.

What's your favorite glitter topper?

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of Model City Polish Baby It's Cold Outside for review purposes.


  1. I am soooooo glad you enjoyed this one! When I created I immediately knew it was a keeper. Everytime I wear it my nails are quickly noticed by strangers, it's so sparkly! Thanks a ton for your wonderful review and kind words! <3

    1. Aww, of course, Nina! I seriously love all of your polishes. ;) I should have my wear test of Strawberry Jam up on Monday! :)