Mmm Apple Pie! Model’s Own Scented Nail Polish

SPRING IS HERE! The sun is out, the sky is blue and Nature is blooming everywhere. Last weekend, I went for a little country adventure down in Dorset and it was a perfect time to try out (and photograph) my new Model’s Own nail polish.

Bought as part of my 50% off Model’s Own Nail Polish haul which I blogged about the other month, this fabulous mint green shade is Apple Pie. A gorgeous pastel green, not only is it perfect for Spring, it’s also SCENTED. Yarp, a scented nail polish – best invention ever?

During my trial, I’ve definitely got some highs and lows to tell you about but first of all – let’s take a look at the colour (modelled au naturel amongst Spring’s fiiiinest purple crocuses)

models own scented nail polish apple pie makeup review

models own scented nail polish apple pie makeup review

What’s the verdict?

I love this shade – it’s so refreshing and it really pops. A beautiful nod to the summery days coming up, it’s edgy and pretty at the same time. I’d wear it with an all-black outfit for minimalistic cool, or team it with a beautiful floral tea dress and other pastels.

As with most light pastel shades, I found it hard to get an even finish with two coats. I had to apply about 4 coats to get it perfect but then it took foreverrrr to dry and I ended up catching my index finger (if you look reaaally carefully, you can see it)

Despite the long dry time, this nail polish actually has worn really well – no chips yet even though I haven’t put on a topcoat. But that’s not even the best bit, the best bit is the fact that it’s SCENTED! Yep yep yep, this mint green baby smells of green apples!

The scent lasted a good two days, including one shampoo! On the third day, I can still smell it, but not as strong. I’m impressed with the longevity though.

models own scented nail polish apple pie makeup review

Good things about scented nails

  • The smell is way way better than normal nail polish
  • Everyone you meet will be amazed that your nail polish is scented – I know it’s not a new thing but you’ll be surprised how many people haven’t seen a scented polish before!
  • Scented nails are the perfect distraction for awful country smells like horse manure and that horrible yellow floral crop which is planted in fields (which Google tells me is Rapeseed..doesn’t it smell gross?!) 

Bad things about scented nails

  • The scent isn’t great when you’re hand to mouth with a hot country meat pie and all you can smell is apple.
  • I’m a big fan of scented hand creams and the nail polish confuses the scent.
  • Passers by will have other thoughts about why you’re asking your friends to smell your fingers…..   LOLZ.

By the way – in case you’re wondering, scented nail polish smells the same as normal nail polish when wet or in the bottle so don’t try and smell your nails until they dry! You may or may not end up with nail polish on your nose…. Not like it happened to me or anything…..


Country confessions aside, here are some lovely photos from the weekend – taken at Stourhead Gardens in Dorset.

Have a great week pals, cos SPRING IS HERE!

stourhead dorset beauty life travel blog diary

stourhead dorset beauty life travel blog diary

stourhead dorset beauty life travel blog diary

stourhead dorset beauty life travel blog diary

What did you get up to this weekend? Have you ever tried a scented nail polish?

What would your perfect nail scent be? Mine would probably be peppermint.. or Ribena.. or a MOJITO!!



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  1. Joanna
    March 17, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    This nail varnish looks so good!! The colour is absolutely gorgeous, and it smells!! Of apple pie!! I can't get over how cool that is, it's such a great idea :)

    • Zoe Dubs
      March 19, 2014 / 9:42 pm

      And it was a bargain too! only £2.50! x

  2. Linderella
    March 17, 2014 / 9:50 pm

    Scented nail polish sounds amazing. I'm surprised that the scent lasts a couple of days. I don't normally buy into the latest beauty obsessions but I feel like I really need to give this a go!

    • Zoe Dubs
      March 19, 2014 / 9:42 pm

      I thought it might wear off within a day and a wash, but it really surprised me! x

  3. Kitty Blackadder
    April 13, 2014 / 9:54 am

    Think that's the only one from the scented Models Own pastel range I don't own – I can handle fruity smelling fingers, but pie just seemed a bit too odd for me!