I am so happy to write this post today because I can brag about my gorgeous pastel nail colors :) I have for you today swatches of the prettiest pastels collection and some thoughts on my Fruit Pastel experience.
You know how much I am into pastels this season. I have shown you my pastels inspiration board for spring 2014 and some pastel candy nail art. It was pretty predictable that I saved a place for pastel nail colors in my spring 2014 wish list. I did a good research on which colors to get and which brand to choose because I wanted the perfect palette which to me is soft, shy and unique shades. I definitely wanted a pale yellow and a lilac color, a mint and candy pink would be a good fit to my nail polish collection in general. So there they were, perfectly complementing each other, prettiest pastels ever and fruity scented! You cannot blame me for getting whole Models Own Fruit Pastel collection as soon as I saw it.
The whole Fruit Pastel presentation is very cute. These colors come in a standard Models Own nail polish bottle but have a fruit sticker on top and color printed caps. Lined together the polishes from this collection form a beautiful pastel palette which immediately melted my heart. The bottles are easy to hold and convenient to store.
Formula and application
Formula is creamy and a bit on the thicker side. You should apply color carefully if you want to get full coverage in two coats as it does not build very evenly. I suggest you paint a thin coat first and after it dries add a second thicker coat to ensure opaque look. This may leave you with longer drying time if you are not using a specific product to speed the process up.
Once the colors dry you get the loveliest surprise: they smell like fruit flavored treats. The aroma is different for each color, subtle and easily goes on for two days. The polishes have great shine after they dry and it is not a must to use a top coat for shine boost. If you do however, the scent works with a top coat too.
The Fruit Pastel collection features five of the prettiest creamy pastel shades out there. All are named after fruity treats. The two photos to follow illustrate colors in order of appearance.
Strawberry Tart is a peachy pink, girly and candy like
Banana split is a soft yellow shade, I find it to be the most unique and rare color of all five
Apple pie is a creamy mint color, pale enough not to turn too green
Blueberry Muffin is a light blue color
Grape juice is a romantic lilac creme
With a base and a top coat these cuties last up to four days. I have noticed no difference in how the shades wear, color stays the same and does not fade.
Price and availability
Each Fruit Pastel from this collection costs £5 but you can get all five of them for £20. This collection is available at Models Own online store as well as their partnering retailers. I ordered my collection online as you cannot find Models Own brand at all where I live so it was a simple choice for me.
I love the whole collection, pastels are a key nail trend for spring 2014 and I am happy with my choice. I will add all the colors to my permanent nail color collection but I agree that if you just want to have some fun with the trend while it is on there are some more pocket friendly brands you will find in drugstores.
What do you think of them?
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!