If I told you that I have had these polishes since last spring (meaning two thousand and NINE) and am just now swatching them, would you believe me? It’s the truth!
Way back in ’09 I did a swap with my lovely friend Helen from Just Nice Things. I wanted to try Models Own so she sent me a slew of them. I honestly cannot believe that it’s taken me this long to swatch them, but there you have it. Oh and this is nothing, I have 3 Helmer drawers full of polishes from a year or more ago I have yet to swatch! Maybe now that new collections are sort of slowing down, I can catch up on some that I actually bought myself and want to review. 🙂
I must say I am really impressed with this brand. The coverage was really quite good and they were pretty much all really creamy and opaque. I kinda dig the round little bottles also.
Buff Pink is a really pale whitened pink cream. This was so unexpectedly non-streaky, I was pretty impressed right off the bat with the brand. I love that it’s not pink, and yet not white, but also kind of grey looking. This was two coats.
Grey Day is a classic medium “primer” grey creme. It’s a lovely shade of grey and the application was amazing. This is just one coat people!
Champagne is a copper/gold foil. It’s got a bit of a rose-gold feel to it; sort of a pink cast in certain angles which I love. I’ve said before that I am a sucker for copper, and this one is really beautiful. Copper is my favorite colored metal polish I think. You could get away with one coat, but I used two here.
Purple Grey is a deep muted plum with a lot of grey/taupe. It’s amazing. WHY did I wait so long to try this color?!?!? It’s really unusual and I don’t know of another one like it. It’s super creamy and shiny and had excellent coverage in just two coats.
Peacock Green is a deep sea blue/green shimmer. It’s very mermaid-esque. It’s really quite pretty and I like it, but it’s not my favorite one, as I thought it would be. This was two coats.
My favorite one here wound up being Purple Grey, followed by Champagne.
Stay tuned for more Models Own soon!
Have you tried any Models Own yet and if so, which are your favorite colors?