I couldn’t quite decide if I was more sceptical or excited when I first heard about the Model’s Own scented nail polishes. I’m a huge Model’s Own fan and love their regular nail polishes as I’m always guaranteed a great colour pay off, a lovely glossy finish and they tend not to chip right away on my nails unlike some other polishes. I decided the only way to find out if the scented polishes were any good was to try myself! I opted for Strawberry Tart as I was missing a good pastel pink from my collection and I think it would be the scent I would personally find most pleasing. The polish is also available in 4 other shades / scents; Apple Pie, Banana Split, Blueberry Muffin and Grape Juice. You can buy the set of 5 for £20 currently on the Model’s Ownwebsite which is good value seeing as they are usually 5 squid each!
The polishes come with a little scratch’n’sniff on top of the bottle which I thought was really cute and was something I loved as a child – in a way it reminded of those scented gel pens you could get, I don’t know if they are still around but I loved them when I was younger!
The polish applies well, although I did need 2 coats which is no big deal as I usually do around 2 or 3 anyway. It’s a very light but bright pink, I guess you could call it ‘bubblegum pink’. One thing which was strange was that my friends and family commented on my hands looking quite tanned which was weird as I am basically Casper when it comes to being pale. It must be the particular shade of this polish, no complaints!
Now, does it actually smell like strawberries? Err…vaguely. The polish itself doesn’t have a particularly strong scent. When it dries there is definitely the subtle scent of strawberries but this didn’t last any longer than a few hours and wasn’t particularly strong. Let’s face it though, how many of us go around smelling our hands all day? Weird. At the end of the day I guess the ‘strawberry scent’ is a bit of a gimmick; it’s a nice idea but I don’t think it really translates into real life very well. Still, this is a lovely shade and a great addition to my collection.