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The ALU Archives – Models Own Slate Green

By on March 18, 2010
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alu-archives The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.It’s time for another installment of the ALU Archives.  I’ve been reorganizing my stash, what a labor intensive project, and I came across a polish I’ve been meaning to share with you.  I’ve been on a greyed blue & green kick ever since I got my hands on the spring RBLs and there’s a blue-green stunner from Models Own that I just adore.

Check out Slate Green from Models Own after the jump!

Slate Green is a really unique color in my collection.  It has a calm chicness to it.  Think of this washed out teal as a lighter version of Misa Dirty Sexy Money.  Oh and I’m happy to report that it’s a close relative of Essie Greenport from the North Fork collection.  It’s less vibrant but a great substitute if you missed out on that limited edition color.

The Slate Green formula is a bit thin and watery, perhaps a bit jelly-ish, and on the semi-sheer side.  It applies very smooth and even requiring three coats to achieve opacity.


I wore Slate Green for five days to see how it holds up.  It’s not the best wearing polish but it’s adequate.  Using Nubar Foundation Base Coat and Olan Quick & Slick top coat, I ended up with two small chips and average tip wear.


Models Own polishes can be purchased directly from the brand’s website or at for £5/ea.

Have any of you tried polishes from the Models Own line?  What do you think of them?  Any fave colors?  Have you discovered any great sites to purchase them from that I haven’t mentioned?

Disclosure: A product sample was furnished to me by Models Own. For further information view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Megan says:

    I have 6 Models Own nail polishes, and my favorite of them is Beths Blue. I also have Utopia which is very similar to MAC’s Light Affair, so if someone is looking for a cheaper dupe of that, they’re super close. I really like the ones I have tried so far!

  2. batbfan says:

    Do they sale Models Own nail polish here in the states? I know that there is a polish brand called Nails Inc. and they only sale it in the UK.

  3. blue says:

    I have orange sorbet, lime green, and Lemon Meringue (which we spoke briefly about over email. Thanks so much for putting me on :) I also ordered some makeup, eye-shadows, a eye pencil, and lip gloss. They are a very efficient company because I ordered Mar. 8th and got my order all the way from the UK?? on March 15th…I was a happy camper!

  4. cate says:

    asos does not ship polish out of the uk anymore ;~;

  5. Kate says:

    it’s funny you posted this because i just got done painting the master bedroom in my new house a shade of paint called “slate green” and while it is by no means an exact match, there are indeed similarities between the polish and the paint! It’s a greyed out green with some touch of blue to it. Thanks for sharing another great polish!

  6. Yavanna says:

    I bought 5 of the models own polishes, “utopia”, “beths blue”, “purple gray”, “blue med” and “top turquoise”, but I was very disappointed to see that they’re not big3-free.
    I didn’t find the ingredients anywhere on the website and when they arrived, I was not happy to see that they contained toluene.

    It was my mistake, but I just assumed that most companies are on the “big-3-free road” by now.

    They sure are pretty colors, but had I known they are not big3-free, I certainly wouldn’t have bought them.

    Oh and if you want that free 6-way buffer, you have to add it to your cart, they don’t include it automatically ;)

  7. Ann says:

    You can also purchase Models Own at

  8. Carly says:

    I own slate green but i havent tried it yet