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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 :-)

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Morgan Taylor - Sunset Yellow

This is the first of the jelly toppers you put on the Chrome Base.




Last photo is from my phone all others normal lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is one coat over the Chrome Base. It looks great and like a golden colour. The brush was good and made application easy. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Gift

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 18 January 2021

Christian Louboutin - Coccinella

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and it is easy to paint with despite being a very long lid! 1 coat would have done but I used 2 here. It is a gorgeous orangey/red colour. Lasted really well and great quality.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Morgan Taylor - Chrome Base

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is slightly brush strokey, but not so bad! It is a mini bottle but the brush is really good. It is a gorgeous and shiny silver, very bold! It is from the Chrome Set that was a gift. The idea is you have the silver base and jelly colours on top. So I will post them over the next few weeks! This lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = chrome
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Gift

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Yves Saint Laurent - Holographic Black

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice black polish with silver glitters. The polish is slightly matte too. The brush was good. The polish wasn't rough at all. Lasted okay and it is a nice black.

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Color Club - Gingerbread Man

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice gold foil and it is scented too. The scent is very strong when painting - just like sweet ginger cookies - but faded soon after drying and I could barely smell it. It is an old polish so maybe that is why is scent was weak? Sadly this polish didn't last well either, it chipped the next day! So if you want it to last longer I suggest a top coat! 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 5/10
Scent lasted well = 2/10
Smells like = sweet ginger cookies, very lovely
Coats = 2
Finish = foil
Removal = easy
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = I cannot remember so long ago

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 1 January 2021

OPI - Manicurist Of Seville

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4 minutes a coat). It is a rich berry colour, hopefully I have captured it well! 1 thick coat would have done but I have used 2 here. It is really nice and lasted 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 = I can't remember...long time ago!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, welcome to 2021!

Monday, 28 December 2020

China Glaze - St Martini

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a older polish, so didn't mind the drying time. It also has a thin brush but it is good to use. It is really nice pink with a subtle shimmer. Lasted really well and gorgeous!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = pearly/shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay I think, was a long time ago!

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Ciate Day 24 - Silver Lining

So we have come to the end of our 2020 journey for this Calendar. I always feel a tad sad at the last post, but let's do it all again next year :-D





This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). I think it looks good solo and over the dark blue. You get really good coverage in just one coat too and it is very shiny and sparkly! It is also smooth, so doesn't need a top coat. I think this is a great way to end the Calendar! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and thank you so much for your kind comments <3


Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Ciate Day 23 - Oil Slick

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a lovely iridescent polish and very similar to Chanel's Peridot. I really like these sort of iridescent shades! This looks great and lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Ciate Day 22 - Dangerous Affair

 This is a doubler from: 2012, 2015 and 2018. Seems to be a popular one!




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice deep vampy shade. As mentioned in the 2018 post, this is different from 2015 and 2012. I think it does look similar to the 2018 version though. It sadly didn't last well and is prone to tip wear, so wear a top coat for longevity. Sadly these type of shades are prone to tip wear with me!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 5/10
Coats = 2
Finish =  creamy/jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 21 December 2020

Ciate Day 21 - Watermelon Burst Hydrating Lip Oil

 So this isn't actually a nail polish today! Oh well, strange!



This is a nice lip product. It does taste lovely and my lips felt better after putting it on.

Would have preferred a polish though! Even a nail treatment or file!

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Ciate Day 20 - Desert Lights

 This is a doubler from 2017.






This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a nice purple iridescent colour with silver dots. There are also pewters and greens too. This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Ciate Day 19 - Midnight In Paris

 This is a doubler from 2017.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice dark blue polish with silver glitters. I think it is slightly less sparkly than the 2017 version. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly with glitters
Removal = easy and no staining!
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Friday, 18 December 2020

Ciate Day 18 - Goal Digger

 This is a doubler from 2016.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a lovely golden pewter metallic/foil nail polish. It is lovely and lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10