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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, 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

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Ciate Day 21 - Watermelon Burst Hydrating Primer

So today is not a nail polish or treatment or even a nail file! I feel cheated. As I don't wear makeup I haven't reviewed this. Really wouldn't know how to use it haha!

 

Has anyone else used this? If so was it any good?

Monday, 20 December 2021

Ciate Day 20 - Seize The Clay

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the formula is okay. It is a little streaky on the first coat but builds up nicely on the second. It is nice enough but don't think it really suited me. Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 19 December 2021

Ciate Day 19 - Ice Scream

 



This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The first coat is streaky but it builds up nicely on the second. I used 3 coats but if you don't have ridges you'd get away with 2 coats. It is a lovely baby blue and it lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Ciate Day 18 - Pillow Fight

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 minutes a coat). The brush and formula are both good too. This is a nice grey. 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 jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 17 December 2021

Ciate Day 17 - Desert Storm

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). Both brush and formula are good. It is nice but similar style to yesterday so would have had this on a different day! I like it and it was a one coater too! Only swatched so don't know if it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = n/a
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Ciate Day 16 - I Want Candy

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush and formula are really good. It is a nice pink. I used 3 coats but if you don't have ridges, then you would get away with 2 coats. I only swatched this so no idea if it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = n/a
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate Online

My Personal Rating =  7/10

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Ciate Day 15 - Stay Golden

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and really good drying (2 minutes a coat). The brush and formula are both really good. This is an amazing bright gold! And it is a one coater too! I only swatched this no idea if it lasted well!

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10