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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 :-)

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Essie - Zip Me Up

 


This is okay to use, okay to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is quite streaky on the first coat but okay on the second. It is a nice minty green with a subtle shimmer. The shimmer doesn't really show on the nails though! You can see the shimmer at the top left of the bottle in the second photo. The brush is really good to use. It is lovely and lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy with subtle shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 19 February 2021

OPI - Make Light Of The Situation

 



And over Colour Alike's Vega from the other blog!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a really nice glitter topper but also looks good solo. I think it looks good over the dark blue and the purple! It also as a little subtle shimmer too. The brush is good and makes it easy to paint with. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 as a topper
Finish = glittery and shimmery
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 1 minute
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Probably TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10


Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Butter London - Lovely Jubbly

 




Last photo in the sunshine all others normal lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and easy to paint with. It is a gorgeous glitter bomb but it does catch slightly so added a top coat to solve that problem. I think it really sparkles in the sunshine. Gorgeous and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10 with top coat
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method let soak for 1 minute
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx, I think

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Morgan Taylor - Ivy

 This is the last of the jelly toppers that go over the Chrome Base.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is very runny so don't have too much polish on the brush. The brush is good to paint with and I think this gives a nice green metallic finish. Noticed slight tip wear with this but lasted well otherwise. 

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 1 over the Chrome Base
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Gift

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Dior - Diorcharm

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and kinda slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). BUT it is a one coater, so not so bad really. The brush is thick and good to use and the formula is good. It is a lovely coral red with a subtle shimmer, you can just about make the shimmer out in some photos. Lasted really well and I was impressed with this.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = subtle shimmer and creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Gift

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Dance Legend - Beyond The Sea

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous iridescent greeny/blue metallic polish. You can see lovely blues and greens. The brush is really good and the formula too, it went on nicely. Gorgeous 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 and metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay Russia I think

My Personal Rating = 9/10

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

China Glaze - Red Essence

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is an older bottle. The brush is thin and okay to use. This is a stunningly gorgeous red I think! Such a classic. Lasted really well and amazing.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jewel toned
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay a long time ago!

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Sunday, 31 January 2021

OPI - Rydell Forever

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and slowish drying (7-8 minutes a coat). I found this to be less streaky than a regular white polish. I think it looks good and is slightly textured and does have the leather look. And it was easy to remove! Gorgeous and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slight texture/leather look
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Beauty Outlet

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Morgan Taylor - Ultramarine

So another of the jelly toppers that go on top of the Chrome Base.




Last photo on phone, all others normal lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous teal colour, but kind does look blue - it was hard to catch that is why I took a phone photo! It does look really good and lasted well. BUT sadly upon removal it does stain your skin, so be careful when removing it!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 1 on top of the Chrome Base
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy but does stain skin
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Gift

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Nicole By OPI - On What Grounds?

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and makes it easy to paint the nails with. It is a gorgeous baby blue textured polish. It isn't too rough either. Totally love this one! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 30 seconds
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Watt Bros (but they don't exist anymore)

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

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