Grungy green – KIKO vs. Model’s Own

Grungy green – KIKO vs. Model’s Own


Feb 5, 2012 Hair & Nails , 8 Comments

I don’t know about you but I’ll be happy to see the back of winter – it feels like it’s been going on forever. Having said that, the snow here in Nottingham coupled with sunshine has made it a great day to take photos.

So I was going through my stash the other day and I remembered that I bought some KIKO shades in Paris and it occurred to me that 346 looks similar to Model’s Own Grace Green. And you know there is only one scientific way to see if they are dupes – paint your nails and take bazillion photos!

This is two coats of each and it’s clear that Grace Green is a notch or two lighter than 346. These would also be good for a leopard, ombre, or camouflage mani. I know there is a real buzz about KIKO especially now that we can get the goods here in UK shops and online. I think they are going to give other brands a run for the their money, they’ve got some great shades of nail polish and makeup along with being very affordable.

Tell me what KIKO shades have you fallen in love with!


  • ihavemostlybeen
    Feb 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm Reply

    Oh nice, I much prefer the darker Kiko shade to Grace Green, might have to have a look at Kiko polishes, as hadn’t heard of them before, thanks for the tip off! x

  • Feb 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm Reply

    Oh Deb – you really need to look at KIKO seriously – I went nuts in Paris and bought every green eyeliner they have because I need them of course! :D

  • Beccy
    Feb 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm Reply

    A lovely post – I really like both the shades but I think KIKO have it! xx

    1. Feb 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm Reply

      Yes the KIKO looks ace I have it on now and I love it! xoxo

  • gio
    Feb 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm Reply

    I love Kiko and I’m glad it’s finally available in the UK as well. They have some great products at very affordable prices. That nail polish is really beautiful. It looks prettier than the Model’s Own one imo.

    1. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm Reply

      Yes KIKO rocks and their polishes dry quickly too! xoxo

  • Sarah
    Feb 14, 2012 at 11:19 am Reply

    Gorgeous colours! Did you have the Kiko one on at TOWIB? I loved your nail polish and it might have been one of those colours in your post :) xx

    1. Feb 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm Reply

      Yes I was wearing KIKO at TOWIB – even hubby likes it. Mmm maybe i should be worried! xoxo

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