Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Models Own Fruit Pastel Collection

Hello to anyone reading :)
Welcome to my blog, Jessica's Journal. On here I am going to share all things I love such as nails, bath/body products, haircare/skincare and lots of other stuff. I hope you enjoy it.

So, I wasn't planning on getting these but temptation took over after seeing various reviews/swatches start popping up on blogs last week. I gave in and ordered because it was a good deal being £20 for all 5 with a free nail buffer and free delivery. Plus, I was on the look out for some new pastel shades! They arrived yesterday morning so here are some swatches/first impressions. :)

How gorgeous are they?

Blueberry Muffin: A pretty sky blue which almost looks like it leans slightly lilac! Very unique in my stash I have no shade like it and haven't actually seen many out there that could be a similar shade to this.

Grape Juice - A lilac with pink tones which reminds me of Barry M's 'Berry Ice Cream'. This is one of the 'brighter' pastels out of the collection which I really like none the less.

Strawberry Tart - A baby pink with coral/peachy tones. I only have one other baby pink polish (surprisingly!) which is Barry M's 'Strawberry Ice Cream' they are sort of similar but I think this is a tad more spring orientated due to the coral tones in it.

Banana Split - A lovely milky lemon shade. I thought this would be my least favourite but I love it! Not everyone can pull off this colour but it's so pretty and the only yellow I have.

Apple Pie - Mint green that is similar to Essie's 'Mint Candy Apple' but slightly lighter. Again, I don't have any mint shades and I'm looking forward to wearing this, a lot.

Surprisingly, they all applied really well and the swatches above are with two coats and as you can see are opaque. There was not any streakiness and I found the formula to be easy to work with albeit slightly runny. Also, what sets these aside from the rest is the 'scented' aspect. They have a scratch n' sniff sticker on the lid and each scent corresponds to the fruit it matches, e.g. Apple Pie smells like apples. They are also meant to be scented when dry but they still smell very nail polish-y to me and any scent there is very subtle, however the stickers on the bottle top smell really good!

I'm really happy with these and are definitely what I was looking for as they are light and milky pastels rather than brighter ones if you know what I mean!

These are available from Boots priced at £5 each from today but you can also get them in the Models Own Bottle shop and online at the Models Own website.

What do you think of these?



  1. Wow these are so pretty, I'm a bit of polish junkie but don't actually have any models own... Think I'll order the set today :) also quite fancy the ice neons... Oh dear!


    Kate xx

    1. They definitely are, I'm so glad I got them. You definitely need to try Models Own, I seemed to have accumulated 15 shades... Ice neons look reallllyyy cool but I don't wear neon nails really so would be wasted on me. xx