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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 :-)

Monday, 20 September 2021

OPI - Comet In The Sky

I put this over Miss Beauty Neon Green, from the other blog! 



This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is more like dabbing than painting to get good coverage of the glitters on the nail. The brush is good. This look great on the green I think and it is a crazy mix of glitters! It didn't catch on anything, like some glitters do and it lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1 but more dabbed on!
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Can't remember haha!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

OPI - A Definite Moust Have

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). This is a mini bottle but the brush is fairly decent, just make sure you have plenty polish on the brush for good coverage. The formula is good too. It is a lovely pink with a nice subtle blue shimmer. I did notice slight tipwear but lasted well otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Deborah Lippmann - Amazing Grace

 


This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The formula is quite streaky and the brush is thin, which isn't ideal for a streaky polish! Make sure you have plenty polish on the brush while painting. It does require 3 coats but is quick drying at least! I think it does look fab and a good white, with a nice finish. And it lasted really well. 

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 5/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Frasers, I think

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Chanel - Pirate

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is thin so have plenty polish on it for good coverage. The formula is good and goes on nicely. It really is a lovely red and lasted so well. Good quality.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Frasers

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

China Glaze - Light My Tiki

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5 minutes a coat). I did notice that the second coat seemed a lot slower than just 5 minutes. The brush is thin but really good and the formula goes on nicely. It is an older polish, so could explain the slower drying. It is really stunning and love the shimmer! It lasted well and since it is so pretty, I can forgive the slow drying haha!

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 = maybe eBay, was a long time ago!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Thursday, 26 August 2021

Dance Legend - Hospital For Souls

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is thin but really good and the formula goes on nicely. This has a lot going on, it is shimmery, iridescent and glow in the dark! Versatile. It does have the most wonderful glow too, that lasted for hours - yep no sleep again haha! Shining a torch on it, will "charge" it so to speak and make it last longer and glow bright. It lasted really well too. The name made me think of Silent Hill, the game. I used to play it a lot years ago! Scary haha!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = iridescent/shimmery/glow in the dark
Removal = okay
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay Russia

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Orly - Front Page

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes for the 1st coat). This is a mini bottle and the brush is really good and the formula goes on nicely too. I did notice that the second coat took longer to dry than the first maybe 10 or so minutes. It is a nice enough colour and work suitable for sure. It isn't really my colour as such. Lasted really well and good quality.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = kind of frosty and shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 6/10 great quality just not my colour!

Extra

I'd just like to say RIP Charlie Watts who died today aged 80. I was a huge fan of his and love The Rolling Stones. He will be missed. :-(


Saturday, 21 August 2021

OPI - Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4 minutes a coat). The brush is medium sized and good to paint with. The formula goes on nicely too. It is a lovely deep dark green colour. Sadly noticed a little tip wear, but 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 = can't remember, it is an oldie

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Models Own - Liquorish Allsorts

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 minutes a coat). The brush and formula are both good. It is a lovely black creamy polish. BUT it is scented too! The scent is strong when painting but is less so when it dries. I'd say it lasted a good 12 hours and it does smell like the Bassetts Liquorice Allsorts, if you know those sweeties. I really wanted to lick my nails and it put me in the mood for these sweets, but I cannot have them as they contain gelatine. Lasted really well, good scent and decent black cream polish.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scent lasted well = 6/10
Smells like = Liquorice Allsorts and it really does
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and scented
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Models Own website, but they don't exist anymore :-(

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 16 August 2021

China Glaze - Velvet Bow

 


Short nails again!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4 minutes a coat). The brush is kinda thin but decent and the formula goes on nicely too. It is a deep rich vampy cherry red. It is nice enough but not a favourite colour. Lasted really well and great quality.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = can't remember!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 13 August 2021

OPI - Can't Let Go

 



Last photo outside in daylight all others inside lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (less than 2 minutes a coat). The brush is thick and the formula goes on nicely. It is a gorgeous purple glittery textured polish. And it doesn't catch on anything even though it is textured! It is super gorgeous and lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 9/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery texture
Removal = 1 minute with foil method
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = can't remember

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Morgan Taylor - Snow Place Like Home

 



Last photo outdoors all others indoor lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is good and the formula goes on nicely. It looks nice solo and on top of the dark blue. BUT I think it is very similar to OPI's Make Light Of The Situation. I think it looks nice and it lasted well.

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 = glitter and shimmery
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 1 minute
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Sallys

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Jade - Supernova

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (9-10 minutes a coat). The brush is narrow but good and the formula is really good and goes on nicely. It is a nice gold with a slight orange shift. This lasted really well and was good quality only downside, drying time! Cheat and use quick drying drops haha!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = sparkly with slight iridescent shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = a shop that no longer exists!

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Dance Legend - Zipper The Fly

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is a small/medium size and really good to use. And the formula applies nicely. It is a gorgeous blue with an iridescent shimmer. The shimmer is really amazing and this one also glows in the dark! As I have mentioned before this causes me issues with sleeping as I keep looking at my nails in the dark! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery and glow in the dark
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay Russia

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Essie - Comfy In Cashmere

 


This is okay to use, okay to apply and really quick drying (less than a minute a coat). The formula is slighty streaky so keep brushstrokes to a minimum. The brush is thin too so have plenty of polish on the brush for good coverage. It is nice and as you know, I am not really a fan of brown but I think the shimmer adds to this one. Lasted really well and must admit it did grow on me!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 10/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte with shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10