Models Own Fruit Pastels are a range of Pastel polishes, each with their own fruity scent once the polish has dried. Initially, I intended to buy the whole range of these, I thought it was such a novel idea, and you know I’m a sniffer so I really wanted to have them in my collection.
I’m glad I went into the store to get them though, and also glad they had these cute, retro scratch and sniff panels on the lids.
These panels do just what they are supposed to, you scratch the panel with your nail, then sniff and you get a whiff of the scent. I did this with all the Fruit Pastel Polishes and I didn’t much like the rest of them but Banana Split and Apple Pie were lush.
Banana Split is a truly pastel Yellow. It’s a very subtle colour and has a gorgeous finish to it. The smell once dry is not as strong as it was on the panel but it is still noticeable. This is my favourite of the two both for the colour and the smell.
Apple Pie is a mint green with a very, very subtle scent to it. It doesn’t smell like Apples or Apple Pie but it is a nice, sweet smell.
Both of these polishes took 3 coats to be opaque. Coats 1 and 2 were very streaky but dry time was quite quick so it wasn’t too bad. The finish is smooth and shiny and they were easy to remove.
I think these are definitely a novelty type item and although I like having these 2 in my collection, I’m not sure if I would go out and buy loads of different ones. Now if only they can somehow use this technology to rid us of the initial polish smell, that would be something, wouldn’t it?
The Banana Split was definitely the strongest scent and the most pleasant smell in my opinion but all the colours in the range are very pretty and perfect for spring.