“ Brand: Models Own / Type: Nail Varnish „
Product: Models Own Grey Day Nail Polish
I'm a huge fan of Nail Polishes and have quite a vast amount in my collection. I own around 14 or so Models Own Nail Polishes so when I spotted the Models Own Grey Day Nail Polish in my local Boots store I knew that I had to get it.
The Nail Polish is priced at £5.00 which I think is a reasonable price to pay for a drugstore brand.
The Nail Polish comes in a cylinder shaped glass see through bottle with the Models Own logo embedded on the front of the bottom whilst all other information is printed at the back of the bottle. The polishes shade name is printed on a round sticker which you can find at the base of the bottle.
Grey Day is a lovely shade of Grey, a classic medium grey crème which looks lush once painted upon the nails.
The Polish applies fantastically to my nails, it glides on smoothly and I only needed to apply once coat. The brush is of a generous size therefore I can easily paint my whole nail in just three strokes of the brush. The smell of the polish is pleasant and is not at all over powering.
The polish takes a couple of minutes to dry completely but I find this is the same as any other brand of nail polish which I use.
I always apply a top coat over my polish to ensure a couple of more days wear. This lasts for around 5 days on my finger nails and approximately 2 weeks or so on my toenails.
The Models Own Nail Polishes come in a wide variety of different shades and they really do have something for everyone.
Keep your eyes peeled as these are often on offer in Boots stores at 2 polishes for £7.00.
Affordable, long lasting and luscious shades, I will definitely keep on purchasing.
Dooyoo Stars: 5/5.
I love full coverage nail polishes (ie ones that are very highly pigmented and aren't transparent at all) but often bold colours aren't suitable for my office job. Black nail polish has been in fashion for a while but it tends to look a bit 'goth' on me, so I was really happy that grey and 'greige' (that's grey beige!) type colours were coming into fashion meaning that there was plenty of choice for a full coverage grey.
**Price and Availability**
I paid £4.95 including free next day delivery with Amazon Prime (you can also get free delivery with super saver however it is not next day). This seems to be the cheaper end of the scale as I have seen this polish for sale in an independent high street beauty shop in Manchester for £6.50.
Models Own Nail Polishes are presented in a rounded glass bottle with white plastic lid, and the distinctive Models Own logo in white covering one side of the bottle. They're a bit like Nails Inc. nail polish bottles, if you've ever used them, and they feel good quality.
**Grey Day - The Colour**
Models Own Grey Day Nail Polish is a lovely grey, not at all drab, think a slightly darker than dove grey (dare I say, light concrete!) and you're there. I really like it, it's refreshing, if grey can be described as that, and it lends itself well to any outfit, trust me! I wear it with grey or black work suits, white, beige and grey blouses, it looks fab with my purple dress, sets off my navy tea dress beautifully - I can't find a colour that Grey Day doesn't look great against.
The colour is also a great base for nail art, if you've ever used Konad or Bundle Monster stamping sets, it looks lovely with a black lace stamp over it, or a glitter top coat to give it some disco sparkle, or to really make it pop, try a neon french tip! The opportunities are endless with Grey Day, I absolutely adore the colour.
**The Polish - Application**
Application is a breeze with the brush, which is easy to handle, and the brush head which splays well and allows for a three stroke application, minimising streaks. You do need two coats as with most full coverage nail polishes, it looks too thin on one coat. Each coat takes 10 - 15 minutes to dry fully, and sits beautifully on the nail. It really does look great on.
I've had an easy four days out of Models Own Grey Day Nail Polish, and I think I could stretch that to a week with a base and top coat, though generally I don't bother. As I'm only in the office three days a week, this suits me fine!
After four or five days it doesn't tend to chip for me, but it wears off at the tip, meaning you could add another coat if you wanted, but I tend to remove it at this point.
Models Own Grey Day Nail Polish removes well with my standard acetone free nail polish remover and cotton wool pad. My nails are not stained at all even when I don't use a base coat.
Overall I highly recommend Models Own Grey Day Nail Polish, it's a gorgeous colour from a fairly new brand, which is very high in quality. The price is much cheaper than Nails Inc. for example, but I get just as good a finish and sufficient longevity to recommend.
I will give Models Own Grey Day Nail Polish a happy 5 stars out of 5, and I also will be trying some of the other colours in the Models Own range, based on my experience with Grey Day. I wouldn't say Models Own are the easiest brand to get hold of but the quality, price and colour make Grey Day worth seeking out online, as it's worth the effort.
I was given this nail polish by my sister recently, I noticed that the price can vary and that currently you can buy the nail polish from www.nailpolishdirect.co.uk for £4.75, or Amazon for £6.70 (May 2013).
I have tried other Models Own products and have been fairly happy with the colours, application and general day to day wear of the product. The nail polish comes in a clear glass bottle which allows you to see the colour of the nail polish and has a white plastic screw off lid, underneath the lid is a small, but fairly robust application brush that is easy to use, holds the product well and does not leave small stray hairs behind to mess up the look of your nail or generally just make nail polish application more difficult.
The nail polish is quite thick and is easy to apply, evenly across your nail, I find that two coats are needed to give a good depth of colour and that you will need too invest a good 15-20 minutes drying time between coats to get the best results, due to the thick consistency of the polish.
The colour has a matte finish and looks like a lovely soft grey that is good to wear for work and also casually at the weekend, as it tends to go with most colours. I have a very busy life style and tend to get around 3 days out of this nail polish before I see the odd chip, but then I do spend a lot of time with my hands in water, so it may last longer if you have a more sedentary life. As with all nail polishes, it smells quite strong, but I find that it is easy to remove with nail varnish remover, I tend to use a supermarket own branded remover on a bit of cotton wool, which I hold on the nail for a few seconds before removing the polish. I have tried this nail polish on both my finger and toe nails, with good effect, but my feet are pretty white at the moment, due to the lack of sun and I found the colour washed out my feet, so its best used on your finger nails in my opinion.
Overall I would recommend this nail polish to others as it is a versatile colour, easy to apply and remove, is well priced and lasts ok.
I received this nail varnish for free after signing up to a bingo site although it took that long to receive it that I had actually forgotten all about it in the end. The nail varnish comes in a wide variety of colours as with most brands and I was quite disappointed to receive such a boring colour, you can buy these nails varnishes at Boots and they usually sell at £5 each which is more than I would generally pay for a nail varnish.
The nail varnish is in a glass bottle which is cylindrical in shape and has a white screw top lid on it which unusually for nail varnishes is as wide as the part of the bottle which holds the actual varnish, personally I find it easier to paint my nails with a smaller handle on the brush. The bottle has the Models On logo on the front but other than that is very plain so you are able to see a lot of the colour inside the bottle, this colour is a medium grey in colour. I found each coat took about 15 minutes to dry properly and about 10 minutes before I could happily put the next coat on which I find a bit long really when you need 3 coats on.
On opening the bottle you can smell the nail varnish but it is no stronger than any others I have used I just personally wonder why nail varnish creators don't attempt to lessen the smell. The brush for applying the nail varnish is pretty long compared to others I have used, the brush is a decent width and means I can paint my biggest nails in 3 strokes.
The nail varnish is thick enough that it doesn't drip much however once on the nails it is pretty thin and see through so I found I had to do 3 coats before I was happy with the colour, the colour once dried is actually much nicer than I had expected it to look by looking at it in the bottle and has a sort of matt finish but without looking dull.
I topped my nail varnish with top coat and found that it is generally about 2-3 days before I start to see little chips appearing on my nails, I also always put a base coat under my nail varnish so cannot say whether this would stain nails at all. Since receiving this nail varnish I have bought a couple more in the range and have been pleased with the performance of all of them so would highly recommend this colour and also the whole range they are of great quality and worth the money although if you go direct to their own website you can sometimes get them on offers.
After the bad results of the Aqua Violet version of Models Own nail polishes, I still wanted to try the other colours I had bought. This time, I tried Grey Day, which I bought because it was different to any other colour I owned and I'm really liking the office kind of colours that nail polishes are available in now. Models Own products are available in either most Boots stores or online from their website which is www.modelsownit.com. This nail polish cost me £5 although it is available in an offer at the minute online for buy 3 save £3 or buy 5 save £7 (from the brands own website). I wish there had been an offer on these nail polishes in Boots when I first bought them as I paid full price for them all, something I wish I hadn't done now.
The nail polish comes in the standard Models Own nail polish bottle, which is made from glass. The bottle is clear with the Models Own logo on the front in white text. On the back is the company address and website information while the name of the nail polish is on the bottom of the bottle. The lid is white which matches the text on the front of the bottle. The bottles are very plain but it does make it possible to see the colour inside and it will match any other Models Own nail polishes that you may have.
Once you unscrew the lid and pull out the brush, you will see that it is not much different than any other nail polish brush apart from it is slightly longer. The thickness of the brush is nice and it looks like it would cover the nail easily. The liquid is quite thin on the brush but the colour is really visible. The polish does go on the nail easily although I needed two quite thick coats with this one which took a while to dry between coats. Two coats I don't mind doing but I do wish that the polish had dried a little easier. The grey colour is lovely and does look quite a professional colour in comparison to having something like a pink or a blue.
Grey Day had a much better finish than the Beetlejuice nail polish I tried before this one. The finish was lovely and smooth, with a matt finish. There was also no air bubbles in the polish which is an effect I experienced with the previous colour. This colour also lasted a little longer and only began to chip after about 4 days. I really liked this colour and because it was a lot better than the other colour I tried, I would happily buy Models Own polishes again, just not from the Beetlejuice range.