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I'm a simple Scottish girl with an unusual name and a strange obsession for nail polish! My aim is to capture what the eye sees, with a camera! Too much nail polish and never enough time. Welcome to my little world :-)

Saturday, 22 February 2020

China Glaze - Tempest

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5). It is a lovely purple with a slight shift. The shift was really hard to capture. I did try different lighting and different cameras! Still couldn't really get it. It is really nice anyway! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slight iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = so long ago, I cannot remember

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 14 February 2020

Nail Art - Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

I thought I'd try a little bit of nail art - but it isn't great. It is free hand haha!

Products used: China Glaze Ruby Pumps and a-England Iseult.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Max Factor - Tropical Spirit

This is an oldie!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice gold that is slightly orangy. Not sure it is really my colour though? Nice enough and lasted well. Not sure exactly how old this is??? Might be able to still get it online.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10 - good drying for an older polish
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slight shimmery - jewel toned
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = no idea, so long ago!

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Inglot - 320

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). 2 coats were showing my ridges, so I used 3 and that was better! So if you have no ridges, 2 should suffice. It is a gorgeous spring green with a slight subtle blue shimmer. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = slightly shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Inglot shop that no longer exists!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Revlon Bordeaux

This is a scented polish, not had a scented on in a while!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is thin, so make sure you have plenty polish on the brush for good coverage. It is a lovely deep sexy red! It smells like Red Grape Shloer - if anyone knows that! Wouldn't say it was very like wine! The scent was slightly faint and only lasted about 18 hours. The polish lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Scent lasted well = 6/10
Smells like = Red Grape Shloer
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and scented
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundworld

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Chanel Elixir

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying time (4 minutes a coat). One could would have done but I used 2 as my nails are long here! It is a lovely dusty rose colour. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Frasers

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Models Own Irised

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and makes painting easy! It is a slightly iridescent polish - copper, bronze and pink can all be seen. It is nice but the iridescent effect isn't very strong. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slightly iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Nail Art - Burns Night

Today we Celebrate Burns Night in Scotland. It is in honour of our famous Scottish poet Robert Burns. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_supper. I decided to try simple nail art for this day!

And products used:

China Glaze Fairy Dust, LA Colors Nail Art Pen, OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay and Barry M Nail Effects White.

I am quite happy with the final manicure though it isn't really great, but my first attempt! Happy Burns Night :-D

Friday, 24 January 2020

OPI DS Pewter

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous matte black with silver glitters. It is slightly textured too, but not rough. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte texture
Removal = okay with foil method, let soak for 3 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = I think it was Nail Polish Direct, many years ago

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 20 January 2020

Lottie My High Tops

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). This is the first time I have used this brand and found the brush to be really good. It is a lovely deep purple. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Poundland

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Essie Congrats

So my first and only Essie polish so far!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a really gorgeous glittery polish that is sparkly! The formula is really good and the brush is very good too. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter bomb
Removal = easy with foil method - 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Boots

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 13 January 2020

Deborah Lippmann Lady Sings The Blues

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). It is a lovely deep blue with glitters. The glitters are prone to falling off, so I would suggest a top coat. It did last really well otherwise and no tip wear.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy with foil method let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = either Frasers or TK Maxx!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 10 January 2020

OPI Queen Of The Road

This is okay to use, tricky to apply and slow drying (5-6 minutes a coat). The formula is very runny so be careful when painting. It is a nice enough black and it lasted well but the formula sucks! Did anyone else have this problem or do I have a bad batch?

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 5/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = kinda satiny
Removal = easy
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 6/10 okay black but poor formula :-|

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Orly Fireball

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous bright pinky matte neon with a shimmer, you can make out the blue shimmer in the second photo! And it is a one coater! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = neon matte with shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 3 January 2020

OPI I Am What I Amethyst

Happy New Year!


This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is streaky on the first coat, but okay on the second. It is a pretty lilac pastel purple! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = n/a put glitter on, but would guess easy!
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Color Club Sparkle and Soar

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and are ready for New Year! 

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous orange with a lovely golden shimmer. Looks amazing. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx, I think

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)