Sunday, November 13, 2011

Models Own Beetlejuice Collection - Emerald Black nail polish

Finally, in the last of the Beetlejuice collection from Models Own is Emerald Black, a very dark green/teal duochrome,with a subtle shimmer. It's very pretty if you are a fan of darker colours, which I am!

I'll start of with a close up to show the shimmer in the dark blackened base (taken with flash in partial sunlight):

The following photo's are in sunlight, a rare moment at this time of the year, however I didn't have time to take any in natural light, sorry! ( bit out of focus too, oops!):

This photo below shows the very dark base which is what it looks like in natural light most of the time, the colour shifts are only really seen in bright light and as such has the least apparent duochrome shift compared to the others in the collection: 

In my collection I have the following darkened greens, from left to right - Illamasqua in Viridian, Models Own Pro in Green Envy, Models Own in Emerald Black (this post!) and Models Own in Peacock Green.

As you can see they are very similar in the bottle (apart from the Pro!) but are actually very different on the nail. These are shown left to right as in the bottle picture:

Another at slightly different angle:

The Emerald Black is similar mostly to the Illamasqua Viridian but with a duochrome present. The Peacock Green ( far right) is much lighter and bluer on the nail, Green Envy is much blacker and has a microglitter finish. Out of the four Emerald Green is definitely my favourite, it's a duochrome and you know how I feel about them!

You can see the others here, just click on name:

So that is all the Beetlejuice collection for you, if you are new here, the last four posts were the rest of the collection, starting with my favourite working in order of preference!

I am hoping for a bit of sunshine tomorrow to do more swatching of duochromes, but until then, thankyou fro reading. xxx


  1. That Models own pro looks interesting. Haven't tried their pro line yet. Emerald Black looks gorgeous x

  2. This is lovely too, thanks for showing us all of these chicky <3 xx

  3. Beautiful pics - this is rather close to the Nubar Verde that I posted about. Shall def swatch soon! x

  4. Another great one! Might have to try this too.

  5. I think this is my favourite one, it's so pretty! I must check out the other Models Own ones, they look gorgeous :)

  6. Thankyou ladies! xx

    Tee Dee - the pro line are all 3free and there are quite a few colours, although I only have that one from the Pro range.x

    Thankyou Rebecca, hopefully you may like to get one or two or allof them now you've seen the colours!x

    Nic it does look quite similar, had a look at your haul, some nice stuff there!x

    Mihaela you need to get them all! x

    Thankyou Sharon, can you get Models Own in Ireland? x

  7. This polish is soooo pretty!!! I adore it!

  8. This colour is definitely on my shopping list. The four colours look almost identical in the bottle, it's interesting that the end colour is so different from each one. Thanks for a great post! x

  9. Thankyou Nancy and Saira, it is a lovely colour and isn't it amazing how different they actually look on the nail, shows you can't really judge a colour till it's on the nail!

  10. Thank you for the comparison! Turns out Emerald Black is nicer than I thought :-) I love dark/duochrome/green polishes, so it would be perfect for me!

  11. Thankyou Aly, it is really nice and also fi you dont mind the subtle duochrome , a cheaper alternative to the Illamasqua Viridian.