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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. I have also started wildlife photography, which I enjoy very much. Welcome to my little world :-)

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

China Glaze - Bend Over Backwards

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is thin but really good and the formula goes on nicely. It is a lovely red that has a slight shimmer to it. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery/metallic
Removal = easy 
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay I think

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Models Own - Radiant Pink

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). Ugg and it took 3 coats as well...too long! The formula is okay but a tad on the sheer side and the brush is really good. It is a nice pink with a silver shimmer. Lasted really well only bummer was the drying time. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 4/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 14 July 2022

OPI - Do You Think I'm Tex-y

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush and formula are both really good. It's a nice pink sorbet colour. The finish is jelly and it is okay. I got some tip wear but it lasted well otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Essie - Sunshine State Of Mind

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). Both brush and formula are really good. It goes on the nails nicely. It is a lovely creamy coral leaning orange. Lasted really 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

China Glaze - At Vase Value

 


This is hard to use, hard to apply and good drying (2 minutes a coat). It goes on patchy and prone to bald spots and streaking when painting. The formula is poor and the brush is good. It is a pretty matte baby blue but poor quality. It flaked within 1 day!!! So didn't last well at all. I doubt I'll be using this one again!

Rating
Easy to use = 5/10
Application = 0/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 0/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 3/10
Purchased from = can't remember

My Personal Rating = 5/10 

Friday, 24 June 2022

OPI - Chop-Sticking To My Story

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4 minutes a coat). Both the formula and brush are really good. This polish goes on the nails nicely. It is an orange leaning towards brown! It looks okay and this one actually grew on me, I think it is orange enough for me to like it! Lasted really 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay I think years ago

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 17 June 2022

OPI - Redipus Oedipus

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (6 minutes or more). This is a really old polish though! The brush is thin but good to use and the formula is good too. It is a lovely red polish with a really nice shimmer. Lasted really 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 = I can't remember

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

a-England - St Michael's Mount

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is very wide and it is okay to use. The formula is really good. This is a dark brown and as you know I am not really a fan of browns, so was unsure about this. I must admit it did grow on me and it has the added advantage of being a 1 coater too! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = a-England official site

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Sparitual - Home

Hello everyone!! I am finally back! Between life, a kid and work - really not had much time to blog or paint my nails. I will try to post as much as I can. Thanks to everyone for their kind and nice messages.

I have also started another blog with photos too: https://ananka1.blogspot.com/ 

Anyway on with the nail polishes.



This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is medium sized and good to use. It does paint but it was more of case of dabbing it on. It is a nice mix of glitters and looks good solo and on top of the darker colour. I think it would look good as a topper on several colours. This lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 6/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 as a topper
Finish = glitter
Removal = okay with foil method let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

China Glaze - Rare & Radiant

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is really good, though it is thin and the formula is really good too. This is so similar to the famous Peridot from Chanel! Lovely polish. This lasted okay.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Friday, 14 January 2022

OPI - Innie Minnie Mightie Bow

 


This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). This is a mini bottle and the brush is small, so make sure you have plenty polish on it for good coverage. The fomula is okay. It is a lovely red with a nice subtle shimmer. 1 coat would do but I used 2 coats here. It is totally gorgeous but got slight tip wear!

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Orly - Feel The Funk

I am back after a little break!



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). This is a mini bottle and the brush is really good, just make sure there is plenty polish on the brush for good coverage. The formula is really good too. It is a lilac based polish with holo glitters and it is slightly iridescent too. I really like this and think it is very striking. It looks good both solo and as a topper. This lasted really well too.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 as topper
Finish = holo glitter and slightly iridescent
Removal = easy with foils, let soak for a minute
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx I think

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Friday, 24 December 2021

Ciate Day 24 - Dancing Shoes

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). This is a normal sized bottle and the brush is really good and the glitter applied nicely too. It looks nice over both light and dark colours. This lasted really well too.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 as topper
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Thanks to everyone who reads my blog. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Have a great day :-D

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Ciate Day 23 - Berry Grape-ful

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 mintues a coat). The brush and formula are really good. It is a really lovely purple and 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
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Ciate Day 22 - After Dark

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). Both brush and formula are really good. It is a really gorgeous purple with an amazing shimmer. It is slightly iridescent too. This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10