Ohmigod! Ohmigod, You Guys!

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...What do I spy with my little eyes?! (Bonus points for spotting the musical reference...).

Anyway. Meadowhall has a BRAND NEW ARRIVAL!
Aaaaaaarghthere'saModelsOwnBottleShopInMeadowhall!!!!!!!!!!! W00T!!

Models Own went under my radar for the longest time, I only tried one of their products for the first time a few weeks ago (Apple Pie scented nail polish. It's as amazing as it sounds), but I was really impressed, so I was very excited to hear that they were bringing a bottle shop to Meadowhall! Another bonus locals will recognise instantly is that they have replaced the soap-hawkers who accosted you every time you tried to walk past them with their tiny cubes of soap (which a relative of mine took, thinking it was a piece of Turkish Delight...True story).

I would never believe how much stuff they can cram into two tiny aisles of goodies. Plus if you visited in the first couple of days, you got a free gift.

(Only the mirror was the freebie).

OK, the polish wasn't free (unless you're my husband...Then I definitely did not buy more nail polish...*whistles innocently*).

The Models Own range was already available in Boots, but the benefit of a bottle shop is that you can talk to someone who knows the ins and outs of every product in detail. I was helped by the lovely Chelsea (Hi Chelsea! *waves* ), who was extremely knowledgable on all the products, and also made sure to mention one of my very favourite points about Models Own...It's Cruelty-Free! You can read more about it here (where someone else has handily done the research so I didn't have to type it all up. Thanks Humanely Chic!).

They do also have a full range of other make-up, but, hello! I did not get excited about a shop in a giant nail polish bottle to go there and look at lipstick. I'm sure you can find a blog for that sort of thing elsewhere.

I picked up one of the new Hyper Gel colours ("Coral Glaze"), which I'll get around to reviewing over the summer. The best point so far is that it seems to be a near-perfect match for my current absolute favourite colour from Accessorize which is only available in a kit. Fingers crossed I have found a worthy successor to Sandstone coral. It certainly looks it so far (moreso in natural daylight).

Have I found an heir to the coral throne?

There is SO much more that I want to test when I can afford to hit up the bottle shop again, particularly these (pictures from Models Own site):

And obviously EVERYTHING from the Wonderland collection. Roll on pay day! :)