Thursday 24 May 2018

Nails Of The Day - Models Own - Slate Green - Reshot And Rewritten

I've got another re shot and rewritten nails of the day post for you and this time it's a polish from Models Own, NP026 Slate Green.

Models Own has changed a lot as a brand since I originally talked about this polish way back in 2010. They've disappeared from both Boots and Superdrug, and instead they now seem to concentrate on retailing via their own website and their own bottle shops. They also don't seem to have as many polishes as they used to in their collection, and unfortunately this seems to be one of the polishes that didn't make the cut

Whilst I don't think that this colour is that unusual, it's certainly different from any of the other teal and turquoise shades that I own. It's definitely a fresh and pretty turquoise green, but it doesn't have the brightness and vibrancy that some similar looking shades have. In fact I would even go as far as to say that it has an almost faded, slightly washed out appearance.

In theory cream polishes should be the easiest to apply but you need to make sure that you have the perfect base for the best finish, so apply carefully and use a good base coat. The first coat of polish was pretty streaky but the formulation was nice and smooth, and despite the slightly bulky cap, it was pretty easy to paint and apply and two coats was enough on most nails for a shiny, full coverage finish.

The wear time on this polish was decent, I'm notoriously hard on my polish and without a top coat, I managed 3 days without a chip, which is pretty impressive when you consider that I've been doing a lot more housework than normal and that during a couple of those days my hands were doused in hospital grade hand sanitiser!

I think that this is a lovely spring like shade that would look good on all finger nail lengths and shapes. As I say it does appear to have been discontinued but you still might be able to find something similar. The closest match that I've seen is Leighton Denny's Morning Dew but that seems to be just a touch brighter than Slate Green. If you can recommend a similar shade though then please leave me a comment and let me know x


  1. awesome color!!! Literally love it!

  2. Great colour - my new fave is Nude Beige - a post on my blog about it!

    S x

  3. Love it! I really must investigate Models Own a bit more...

  4. Thanks all its a good colour :)

    @Sparkles - I have nude beige too lovely and so wearable

    @geek - definitely check them out - they are selling them in Boots from 26th April x

  5. lovely colour hun ...& project nail growth seems to be going really well


  6. Oooh so pretty! I love Models Own :)


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