This is the Artists Loft Watercolour palette, I bought it from Hobbycraft for £5 - it was an impulse purchase, the unusual colours lured me in!
The palette has 36 colours and comes with a small paintbrush (which was terrible quality, so I threw it away!)
I did a small swatch of every colour on Winsor and Newtom Smooth Bristol Board, which is very smooth and pure white.
Upon swatching them the colours are definitely unusual, I have never seen pastel colours ready mixed into a watercolour palette before, and I wouldn't call these watercolours at all, they have more of a gouache consistency and they are all opaque, when swatching I used a fair amount of water, and the colour was consistently opaque, almost as if they are all mixed with a little bit of white pigment, certainly not like any other watercolours that I own! They are lovely colours, they apply smoothly and dry to a lovely flat matte finish, although it is a little powdery. However there were a few issues I discovered..
Due to their matte powdery finish, they do smudge if you touch them, for me - this isn't great, as I can be quite clumsy with paint in general! These are a different set of swatches that I wanted to test on!
One major flaw that I found is again because of their powdery texture you cannot use any kind of pen over the top when they are dry, even the best pens bleed over the top of the paint, and as you can see this one even got covered in the powder residue of the paint! It ruined the pen, but I was glad that I found out now instead of potentially at the end of an illustration! I also tried doing the outline first and then using paint on top, they actually covered the outlines proving they do have an element of white pigment in them!
I tested them out further using waterproof drawing ink used on a brush, Windsor and Newton Drawing Ink worked fine if used carefully, but a cheaper ink didn't work at all, that also bled all over the top of the paint.
So, to round up this review, I think they are lovely colours and would be perfect if you wanted some paints to start you off again, or just something to practice with, they would also be great for kids. I was a little disappointed that they aren't really warercolours and are in fact more like gouache paints, and the range of colours means you don't have to actually mix anything to get the purples, pinks and turquoise shades, which could be a plus point for some!
Also the pen-ruining obviously out me off, but if you don't use inks on top of your work, they might be fine for you!