Product Type: Models Own makeup
Newest Review: ... brush on the underneath. I was drawn to this nail varnish as the colour is really striking and seemed to jump from the shelf at me. The na... more
Models Own Copper Pot
Member Name: doriee
Models Own Copper Pot
Advantages: modified it for a better shade, long lasting, doesn't chip and easy to remove
Disadvantages: original shade is too light for me
I have short nails and one of my goals for this year is to stop biting my nails, but working at KFC where we have to keep our nails short anyway I'm stuck in the mind set of may as well just keep biting them short. To help me get out of this I came to the decision to always keep my nails painted whenever I am not at work and since more times I get 2-4 days off at a time I thought this was a pretty good idea because if they look good I wouldn't want to spoil them and so far so good.
Every week I've been going into town and have bought a new shade because I don't really have that many shades at the moment so need to bulk it up so I can vary them and do different styles with them. I can across models own which is sold in Boots, this is £5 per nail varnish which I did find quite steep but I thought that it must be good and I have the money available to spend. I was chatting to another girl who was browsing the same section and she told me to check out the "beetlejuice" collection as it was new out. I'm very particular about the shades I use, I like subtle dark tones and shades rather than bright ones.
Copper pot is an orange/gold/rusty looking colour which I thought was very nice compared to the normal red/orange shades so I purchased this one, the reason the collection is called beetlejuice is because the shades are colour shifting with vivid tones like the wings of flies. When applying the first coat I noticed the application brush wasn't overly long which is great because I still have small nails as I'm only just growing them, this meant that I could paint my nails and not have to worry about getting too much on my skin and having to spend ages tidying it up.
On the first application this was a very weak shimmery gold colour, of course at least three coats are needed for a strong colour. This was really fats drying so it meant I could get on with applying the next coat. Once I had finished I had a brush stroke free strong block colour but the shade didn't look like it did in the pot but just looked more shimmery/glittery pale gold. I wasn't overly impressed with the colour so I took it off and put black on instead.
I was having a play around with some glitter nail varnishes over the black when I decided to apply copper pot over the black and I was extremely happy with the results. The shade was a dark brown/gold which shimmered and glittered. I was really pleased, this shade is really gothic and eye catching. To get this shade I have two layers of black and two layers of copper pot.
I had this on for four days and it didn't chip or weaken when washing my hands, in the shower or even while I cleaned and went to the gym, all these things I use my hands for so I assumed that the varnish wouldn't last long and it would all be chipped after the second day but they were perfect still. When it did come to taking this off I used standard nail varnish remover where it came straight off without any effort and it left behind no stains. I'm really pleased with this, despite not liking the actual shade I was able to modify it to one I do like by putting black under it and the way it doesn't chip and is long lasting it is well worth the £5 I paid
Summary: a shade I wear often