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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 :-)

Friday, 2 December 2022

Ciate Day 2 - Purple Rose

 





This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and good and the formula is really good too. This is a gorgeous lilac purple and it 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

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Ciate Day 1 - Call Me

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and good and the formula goes on nicely. This is a lovely colour to start off with! Had slight tipwear but lasted well otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

It's That Time Of Year

 



10 years of the nail polish Advent Calendar! On with the show :-)

Sunday, 27 November 2022

OPI - In True Stefani Style

I put this on top of the last post: Deborah Lippmann It's Raining Men




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the glitter goes on really well too, no need for dabbing! It is a gorgeous silver glitter with holographic particles. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, but let soak for 3 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = can't remember!

My Personal Rating = 8/10 

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Deborah Lippmann - It's Raining Men

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is thin but good and the formula goes on nicely! It is a gorgeous, classic and sexy red. Totally love 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 = n/a put glitter on it
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Frasers 

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Nails Inc - Honey Lane

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is wide but good and the formula is great, goes on so well. This is supposed to be Gingerbread scented but I could hardly smell it and my sense of smell is pretty good (sadly haha), I was smelling something sweet for a minutes later and that's it. I cannot say I am a huge fan of the colour, me and browns don't get on well. This lasted really well. Great quality but no scent and not my colour!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scent lasted well = 0/10
Smells like = Supposed to be Gingerbread, but nothing
Coats = 2 
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Nails Inc online

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

OPI - Got The Blues For Red

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and good to paint with and the formula goes on nicely. It is a lovely deep red but sadly I got tip wear with this one and it chipped slightly too :-(

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 4/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = can't remember!

My Personal Rating = 6/10 - nice colour but not great quality :-|

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Orly - Acceptance Speech

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is on the small side but good and the formula is great. It is an amazing looking purple! 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 = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

China Glaze - I Believe In Snuffy

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is kind of thin but good and the formula goes on nicely. It is a sort of peachy colour with an amazing shimmer. I wasn't sure at first but it grew on me, I think because the shimmer was really powerful and it wasn't just a peach colour! 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 = TK Maxx 

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

OPI - My Private Jet

 


Last photo is with the flash, all others my normal lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The formula is really good and the brush is good and wide. Now, I am normally not a fan of browns but this has the sparkles and I do like this one. There is another version of this polish which is a linear holo - it was the original version. I sadly only own this second version! This lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = sparkly
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = I can't remember

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 5 September 2022

a-England - Silver Knight

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Both the brush and formula are really good. The brush is medium sized. It is a gorgeous bold silver. This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = okay but probably easier with foil method
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = a-England official site 

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Nails Inc - Bread Street

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Both the brush and formula are really good. This really isn't my colour at all, I really don't like browns and this was supposed to be gingerbread scented like the last post! BUT this was really faint too. I could hardly smell it at all. Sadly this polish flaked too, so lasting time isn't great. All in all a let down!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 4/10
Scent lasted well = 0/10
Smells like = nothing really
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy 
Removal = easy
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = Nails Inc Online

My Personal Rating = 6/10

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Nails Inc - Pudding Lane

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The formula is really good and the brush is wide but good as well. It is a nice colour and I really like it BUT it is meant to be gingerbread scented. The scent is VERY faint and only lasted 2 hours. I reckon with a super sense of smell, you'd struggle with this. That said, it did last well and as a normal polish it is really good.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scent lasted well = 1/10
Smells like = ginger
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Nails Inc online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 15 August 2022

Essie - Jade To Measure

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It has a wide brush but is good and the formula goes on nicely. This ia s lovely metallic green that is slightly iridescent, it looks more iridescent in the bottle than on the nails though! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

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