Saturday, August 7, 2010

Slate Green and Friends

I promised Debbie I'd swatch Models Own Slate Green, so that's just what I did.

Hospital green cremes

Hospital green cremes

I used three coats, though I might have been able to stop at two. No problems with application, and swatches are without topcoat, so it's pretty shiny on its own.

Of course I couldn't resist doing a comparison, so I grabbed Catrice I Sea You and Sally Hansen Insta Dri Sea Breeze.

Hospital green cremes

Hospital green cremes



Top to bottom: I Sea You, Slate Green, Sea Breeze.


The Models Own falls nicely in between the other two; it's not quite as dark as I Sea You or as bright as Sea Breeze. If I can find two more suitable shades in my stash I'll do a hospital green ombre mani.

Unfortunately, I cannot say that no nail polishes were harmed in the making of this entry. There was an unfortunate incident with I Sea You; I dropped it from chest height onto a hardwood floor and the cap broke. Fortunately, not very much polish flew out of the bottle, so I was able to clean up the floor (and the nearby door that also got splattered). I also happened to have some empy mini bottles handy, so I was able to decant what was left. And thanks to the magic of the internet and the kindness of nail bloggers, I already have made arrangements to get a replacement, so as polish accidents go, this was minor.

Hospital green cremes

No point in wiping the bottle neck off now.

18 comments:

  1. Very pretty! If you have it, I'd like to see this compared to Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion.

    I tagged you in a post: http://never-unpolished.blogspot.com/2010/08/four-things.html

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  2. Karen, thank you! It is such a lovely colour although I was thinking it would be a bit greyer, it looks like it might be quite similar to Rimmel Sky High - if I ever manage to get my hands on a slate green I will have to do a comparison like you did with the other two! How was removal - Sky High left me with rather stained fingers?

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  3. the pic with the broken i sea you bottle gave me goosebumps, I hope no one else was harmed :P

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  4. It is a nice colour! I am a sucker for any greens. Any shade of green to be exact :)
    And where is Models Own from?

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  5. Zara, thanks! I don't happen to have that Sephora; guess I spend so much money and time at Ulta that I don't have any left for Sephora. :)

    Debbie, removal wasn't a problem, though I only had it on for a short while during that swatching session. Definitely easier than a blue I swatched later that day, though.

    amusedPolish, fortunately no other bottles were involved, just that one slipped when I was walking out of the room to take it to be swatched.

    jbrobeck, thanks!

    The Green Fairy, I got this in a swap with jaljen of nailpolishuk blog; I believe it's a British brand.

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  6. Is this one anywhere close to Misa Dirty Sexy Money? Everytime I make a Head2Toe or Transdesign order DSM is always sold out.

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  7. Love that!! Very pretty colour ;(
    Kiss*

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  8. Is the Sally Hansen Insta Dri Sea Breeze a dupe of Mint Sprint insta dri? If you know.

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  9. aw, sorry to hear about the Catrice polish. but those are such beautiful colors!! ;)

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  10. I love seafoam greens!!! All if these are totally up my alley. Too bad about the bottle it sucks when that happens....

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  11. Very beautiful color =)
    I love that;)

    xoxo**

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  12. This is a crazy gorgeous color! I've never seen SH Sea Breeze, but it looks very pretty I'll have to look for it next time I'm at the drugstore. Usually I hate the formula/brushes on the Insta-dri polishes but I may just have to forget about those and get Sea Breeze instead, the color is lovely!

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  13. I really like all three of these greens, but the Models Own is my favorite by a hair. The dusty slate green is just so pretty!

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  14. Thanks, everyone!

    Serena, not sure about DSM; I've never been able to get that one myself.

    MissMidnightBlue, Sea Breeze is just a bit more blue than Mint Sprint, but they are very close otherwise. They're actually both on the nail wheel I'll be posting on Wednesday this week.

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  15. I love all the dupes that catrice makes for a way better price! i've never tried models own, i'd like to! xx

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  16. Oh wow, poor Catrice.

    Is that Sally Hansen LE? I just recently discovered Insta Dri's and I want more!

    Ironically, I couldn't find my bottle of MO Slate Green. It was the color I was most excited about and yet it's the one that I haven't tried yet. :P

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  17. This one is from the Spring 2010 display, which I think was LE. I do still see some of the polishes in random drugstores, though, so you may get lucky.

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