Models Own Fruit Pastel Collection

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Hi everyone! I'm currently working my way through a long list of recent purchases I have to review but I know this particular collection was one a lot of you requested to see in action. As you may have seen from my wishlist that I've been eagerly awaiting the release of the Models Own Fruit Pastel collection for a while now, which features five scented colours that I thought would be perfect for spring/summer.



So first off, the shade range. I have to say, to me these are the perfect five shades to put in a 'pastel' collection, pretty much covering all the colours I would love to wear in these upcoming months. To me, there wasn't one that I thought looked too scary or ugly which wasn't great for my bank balance when it came to buying them! The shade names match the scent of each one; Blueberry Muffin, Apple Pie, Grape Juice, Strawberry Tart and Banana Split. 

I have to firstly confess that the scented element really isn't what I was interested in, I don't often go to smell my nails anyway..? But actually, it is a cute edition to them. However, if this is something that drew you to these polishes it's worth noting that after two days wear, the only ones I can still smell are Blueberry Muffin and Strawberry Tart.

Onto the formula which is where this becomes a little disappointing. These take a lot longer to dry than I'm used to and to get an opaque, non-streaky finish it took three coats. On top of this, they do have a tendancy to bubble even with a good top coat, which was really such a shame. I actually ended up applying them twice as the first time, I had bubbles on every nail which I cannot stand! Wierdly though, the second time round only the yellow and the pink bubbled badly, despite all having the same amount of time between each coat, whilst the other three remained pretty bubbleless.

Overall, I will probably continue to use a couple of the ones that don't bubble but I will probably be passing on a couple too. Banana Split is a really great pastel yellow which is so hard to find so I may persevere but with some of the other shades, I have plenty of similar only with a better formula. If I were to recommend any of these as a better shade/formula, I'd have to say go for Blueberry Muffin, Grape Juice or Apple Pie (though the blue and green were the only scents I really liked!)

Swatches L-R Blueberry Muffin, Strawberry Tart, Banana Split, Grape Juice and Apple Pie
Hope this review helped and please let me know your experiences with them as I'd love to know if it's just me doing something wrong! Also let me know if there's any posts you'd like me to do and I'll add them to my list! :)

38 comments:

  1. I love the yellow, green, and blue!

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  2. The yellow is so cute!

    Emily @ www.emulehparker.co.uk

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    1. I know! Just wish it didn't bubble cos it's such a pretty colour x

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  3. Love all of them, each one was 5 pounds or the entire set?

    x

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    1. they are £5 each but on 3 for 2 at Boots atm! x

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  4. Wow, these shades are absolutely gorgeous! So perfect for spring. Like the lilac especially! Sorry to hear the formula isn't the best, but hope you're able to make them work :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I know! I hope I can too because I love the colours x

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  5. these shades are so pretty and perfect for spring! plus i love the names for them. strawberry tart and grape juice just sound so appealing haha! it's a shame the formula isn't so great though! i was so ready to buy all of these x



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  6. Have had this problem before best bet is to do really thin coats until you get a creamy perfect finish allowing to dry completely too. Also have found not applying a base coat helps too :/. Not seen swatches of these but i was proven right that their identical to the ice cream sundae collection which i already own.

    Kate - sparkle dust x

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    1. That's how I did them, unfortunately no matter what I did it wasn't working out :( not good! Thank you for the base coat tip though. I haven't tried the ice cream ones but maybe the formula is better for them?! x

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  7. They all look really nice especially the lilac/purple one!

    dotofdaisy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. it's a bit like another favourite of mine Barry M Berry Ice Cream so I did like the shade a lot! x

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  8. this is such a disappointment, I'm glad I didn't pick any of these up now! Great review.

    P.xx
    greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you, I was really sad too! x

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  9. It's such a shame they don't have a great formula... However the colours are absolutely stunning - making me so ready for Spring!

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    Megan xxx

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    1. I know! The colours are great just not as good as some other formulas I've tried x

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  10. love these shades but its a shame the forumla wasnt good x

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  11. I was going to get the lavender or yellow one because the colours are so gorgeous but the formulations sounds useless so I'll stay away. This was useful x
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    1. ah i'm so glad! I actually found a Revlon Colorstay polish in Buttercup which is v similar but seems to be a nicer formula! x

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  12. These are sooo purdy! I found the same about the formula with other models own polishes i have which is really disappointing because the colours are super pretty.

    Anyways, lovely blog. Im following :)

    www.hollys-beauty-box.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. glad it's not just me who feels this way about them but sad they didn't work for someone else too! x

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  13. these are really gorgeous shades, I'm fancying a pastel green so maybe i'll go for this one :) xx

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    1. the formula takes a little work but was better than the other shades! x

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  14. This collection is so pretty! I Love the purple and yellow :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Ah these are all SO pretty! I adore pastels for spring and these look absolutely gorgeous! Great post and photos! <33 Just discovered your blog and LOVED it!

    I am having an International Giveaway on my blog and I'd love it if you enter for the chance to win Chanel lipstick and some Maybelline goodies! :))

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    1. ahh thank you so much lovely! :) x

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  16. I have a couple of these shades, and they do exactly the same as you mentioned which is such a shame! :( I love Model's Own polishes, and they don't seem to do what these do?! xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I know! I have one from the Headkandi range and it doesn't bubble at all! x

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  17. these seem so cool! :D

    http://georgialouisee.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I love the colour of these pastels - especially for spring time! Great post :)

    Love your blog, new follower!

    Alara x x

    http://thevanitylondon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Oh man I need to try these so bad! i can imagine the blueberry smalls AMAZING! They remind me of those scented gel pens everyone used to have haha xx

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