models own ibiza mix comparison swatches

Saturday, April 28, 2012
models own hed kandi ibiza mix nail varnish swatches opi rainbow connection sephora the london lipgloss

models own hed kandi ibiza mix nail varnish swatches opi rainbow connection sephora the london lipgloss

models own hed kandi ibiza mix nail varnish swatches opi rainbow connection sephora the london lipgloss

models own hed kandi ibiza mix nail varnish swatches opi rainbow connection sephora the london lipgloss

models own hed kandi ibiza mix nail varnish swatches opi rainbow connection sephora the london lipgloss

models own hed kandi ibiza mix nail varnish swatches opi rainbow connection sephora the london lipgloss

Models Own Ibiza Mix (Hed Kandi range) vs OPI Rainbow Connection (r) vs Sephora Spark-tacular! (l)

Ding ding! Let the battle commence. As soon as I saw the Hed Kandi range pop up on the Models Own website I thought it looked rad. Some of the shades are incredibly neon, and some are very bold and bright. I also picked up Hedonist to show you but more on that later. This is Ibiza Mix and probably a bit like me you're thinking "woah boy, that sure looks familiar!" and yes, yes it does. It's a very similar, multi-textured glitter in all different shades to the OPI that set the nail world alight over Christmas - Rainbow Connection. If you do cheat on me and read other beauty blogs (how could you?! *sob*) you might have seen quite a lot of chatter and hype around Ibiza Mix already. I scoured the Interwebs to look for comparison swatches of Ibiza Mix against OPI's Rainbow Connection before I bought it and alas there were none so I thought I would do this service to y'all incase any of you were also thinking "do I really need this?" like I did last Sunday whilst standing at the Models Own Bottlestore. Thing is i've a problem and I bought it anyway, if there was some kind of rehab for beauty addicts trust me I think i'd be the first admitted. I also own yet another very similar polish and that is Sephora for OPI in Spark-tacular, so i've thrown that in the mix there too.

models own hed kandi ibiza mix nail varnish swatches opi rainbow connection sephora the london lipgloss

models own hed kandi ibiza mix nail varnish swatches opi rainbow connection sephora the london lipgloss

models own hed kandi ibiza mix nail varnish swatches opi rainbow connection sephora the london lipgloss

| top: sephora for opi spark-tacular! | middle: models own ibiza mix | right: opi rainbow connection


I have heard some people saying they don't think Ibiza Mix is anything like Rainbow Connection but if i'm honest with you I think it's really really similar. It's got the same hexagon glitter pieces, mixed with smaller glitter pieces and they're both multi-coloured. The glitters are different colours, Ibiza Mix is more of a pastel toned colour scheme whereas Rainbow Connection is a lot brighter. Rainbow Connection has an overall much more 'green' tone to it but Ibiza Mix is more 'blue' overall. Spark-tacular! is closest in colour to Ibiza Mix but has much more fine glitter rather than larger hexagons.

If i had to choose I can't. They're all beautiful. (That's where my polish problem lies) but price wise, Ibiza Mix hands down. Sephora for OPI isn't even available in this country, and Rainbow Connection is very very hard to find now. Ibiza Mix is proving difficult to track down in store - although Models Own assured me it would mostly be in stock all the time online - but it costs just £5 which is incredible. If you already own Rainbow Connection i'd say you don't need Ibiza Mix and i'm sorry if I made you want Spark-tacular! If you don't own any glitters similar and are thinking about Ibiza Mix i'd say it's def worth the purchase. I bought two other Models Own polishes at the same time and it only came to £12, so it was even cheaper than £5!

Models Own Ibiza Mix retails online and in Superdrug stores for £5.
Sephora for OPI in Spark-tacular retails in the USA for $9.50.
OPI Rainbow Connection I found on this site for £14.50.

What do you think of Models Own Ibiza Mix? Have you been feeling the vibes of the Hed Kandi range? Do you already own Rainbow Connection? What're your thoughts on the comparisons i've made?
Love, Zozo
x

Disclaimer: I purchased Models Own Ibiza Mix with my own money. OPI Rainbow Connection was a Christmas gift from my also nail loving Sister and Sephora for OPI was picked up in America for me by Lily.

12 comments:

  1. I bought Rainbow Connection on a whim when walking past a salon a few months ago, and I've seriously only used it twice. It just flakes off like a mofo! Is ibiza mix the same? Its a shame cos I really love RC, I'm just lazy with doing a mani more than every few days!
    xox

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  2. The Models Own is a perfect mix between the two ! xx

    butterfleyesblog.blogspot.com

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  3. These are all gorgeous, I really want to get my hands on the Models Own polish! So fab! x

    themusingsofflorence.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Ah ! Im so glad you talk about them I got one, the one in the middle and love it ! I put it over a silver color and it looks amazing !!

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  5. Great post :) It's good to see a comparison between Ibiza Mix and Rainbow Connection particullarly! Still tempted by both though.. aha they're so prettyful

    Kirsty
    kirsty-elizabeth-loves.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  6. Sally Hanson's Salon Effects in Frock Star are almost an exact dupe too, for those that can't abide glitter removal x

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  7. So much sparkle!
    I was eyeing up Ibiza Mix for a party coming up
    will now have to go by after this!

    Thanks for sharing!
    ..xX

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  8. I absolutely love Ibiza Mix! Think it's replaced Rainbow Connection in my favourites X

    jacinderella.blogspot.com

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  9. Really want to get my hands on Ibiza mix! x

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  10. These are lovely! I think I prefer Models Own, as for me that has just the right amount in it! Great post, thanks! xo

    tattooedtealady.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. So much glitter! I really can't choose which one is my favourite between the 3, because although they are similar, they're still very different as well, haha. Nail polish junkie problems, seriously. :P

    http://just-another-day1.blogspot.ca/

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  12. ooh i'm quite liking the look of the models own!!! xo

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