14 Sep 2010

Model's Own Purple Gray nailpolish



A while ago I blogged about the 50% off sale that Models Own was planning once they reach 10,000 followers on their Facebook page. Well, that sale has come and gone but a haul was indeed made. I have a full video coming up soon and lots of swatches.

But I wanted to give you a little preview of one of my favorites I bought during that sale. This is Model's Own Purple Gray. The name says it all - a nice mix of aubergine and "greige" to create this lovely fall shade. Some have said that it's a good dupe for the outrageously expensive Chanel Paradoxal ($25 and up for a nailpolish? No thanks) only the Paradoxal has a purple shimmer to it whereas the Models Own is a cream finish. But the base color is virtually spot on, and Models Own did have this color first. Was Chanel looking to this company for inspiration? Who knows.

All I know is that I love this color. It's so perfect for fall and is a nice spin on the "dirty" gray and taupe colors we've seen in the last year or so. I shall be wearing this frequently this season!

Model's Own can be bought in the UK at pharmacies, and online though their own website or Asos. Beware of high international shipping fees through their website, but more on that later in my full review!

What's your current favorite nailpolish? Share in the comments :)

xo,

Julia

27 comments:

  1. Erin R2:40 pm

    Love this color. I am so addicted to nail polish. Gotta get a color like this. :)

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  2. Ma, auberginen-farben! Das is wirklich a tolle Farbe, da komm ich echt stark in Versuchung *.*

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  3. I bought it too, with a lot of another nail polish, thank you again for noticing me the sale!

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  4. Anonymous4:03 pm

    i have one kinda similar by Sally hansen called commander in chic lol

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  5. This is beautiful and what I've been looking for.

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  6. i love an risque- desejo nail polish. this one is great too.

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  7. I usually stick to the lighter tones ( pinks, peachy, light, shimmery tones) being that I am a Light Blonde with super fair skin. BUT, I absoultely adore this color...I may need to do a light tan so I can pull this gorgeous color off ;)

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  8. It is gorgeous. I just wanted to let u know that the twitter and faq links in the bar don't work.. nice new lay out though! x

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  9. Yeah, this one definitely reminds me of Commander in Chic, which I bought earlier this year. Still doesn't stop me from swooning over this one, though!

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  10. Thanks Sophie for the heads up!

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  11. Anonymous5:26 pm

    Ich liebe diesen:
    http://www.manhattan-cosmetics.com/de/produkte/nails/product/Productline/details/lotus-effect/4002554110286/

    In der Farbe 46D! Super chic...

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  12. I love this one: http://mandyemais.blogspot.com/2010/06/esmalte-da-vez-la-girl.html

    From LA GIRLS!

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  13. Wow. This is beautiful.
    http://itsbellatime.blogspot.com

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  14. Anonymous10:05 pm

    this is even prettier than paradoxal

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  15. awsome color - i think that this is prettier than any Chanel nail polish.

    My favourite colours are the vintage polish and the saucy polish from Eyeko, but I also llove "Poison me, poison you" from Catrice ^^

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  16. i really don't like that color at all, actually. and i really don't think it looks anything like paradoxal...not trying to be rude, i just don't see any similarities.

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  17. Beautiful colour! I usually wear shimmery polishes, and I might try a colour like this out to see how I feel about cremes.

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  18. OMG...this color is just too gorgeous on you. Now I have to go get it...lol...the polish I'm feeling right now is Kleancolor: covalt. I'm so in love with that polish.

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  19. Anonymous6:33 am

    you are such an amazing woman.love your work. a lott of kisses from Romania! Maria.

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  20. This plum colour is great! I'm looking for something simillar.

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  21. I love this! Something to look for on my trip to the UK. =)
    I've just bought a colour I've been after so long, that it's now out of season. It's Pale Blue Lagoon by Alessandro - like Illamasqua's Caress... not really an Autumn colour, but hey...

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  22. Such a pretty color!! :) I want to try Grape Pop by China Glaze, which I recently got! It's so pretty! :)

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  23. Luna trust me, it's a very close dupe to Chanel Paradoxal. If you don't believe it, check out the comparison pictures:

    http://www.zimbio.com/Beauty+Products+and+Tips/articles/QbmQ0hS8o_0/Chanel+Jade+Paradoxal+Dupe+Smackdown

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  24. Very pretty! Lovely on you!

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  25. wow. yeah, that is a lot closer than i thought...lighting must have been different on the pics i'd seen of paradoxal. oh well, apologies! :)

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  26. Don't really care of it. It looks like a bunch of colors mixed together :(

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  27. did you end up making a video or a blog post about these polishes? i can't find it

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