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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 :-)

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Deborah Lippmann - Kiss From A Rose

 



Last photo natural light all others indoor lighting!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good too. It is a nice rose red colour. Sadly I got tip wear with this but it lasted well otherwise. It is nice enough.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 6/10 - poor didn't last well
Purchased from = Frasers

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Sunday, 13 June 2021

China Glaze - Jetstream

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (10 minutes at least for a coat). It is an older polish so maybe that is why it is slower drying! It is also very sheer and best as a topper! You can see it looks good over the blue. It has a lovely shimmer and it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 as topper
Finish = sheer and shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 11 June 2021

OPI - Royal Rajah Ruby

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and makes it easy to paint with. It is a very deep colour with a subtle shimmer. It does look brown sometimes though. I did like this one and it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jewel toned
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = so long ago, I cannot remember!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Update

Sorry I haven't been about! Life huh. Nothing bad has happened to me and all is good here. I will hopefully be back regularly now!

Thanks to everyone for their kind words.

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Dior - Front Row

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5 minutes a coat). The brush is wide but good to use and the formula applies nicely. It is a gorgeous pink with an amazing shimmer. Totally stunning and lasted really well. 

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

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

a-England - Heathcliff

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a black based glittery polish. The brush is good and the polish is easy to apply. SADLY this chipped within 8 hours of wearing :-( So best to use a top coat with this one. It is nice but just didn't last long.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 4/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy with foil method, 1 minute soaking
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = a-England online

My Personal Rating = 6/10

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

China Glaze - 2030

 



Last photo in the sunshine all others in my regular lighting.

This is okay to use, okay to apply and mega quick drying (1 minute a coat). The first coat is okay but slightly streaky. Levels out nicely on the second coat. The brush is good and easy to use. Sadly a bit flaked off after a day, but didn't get any tipwear!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 10/10
Lasted well = 5/10
Coats = 2
Finish = foil
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Can't remember

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 14 March 2021

OPI - Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous

 



Last photo natural light with snow as the background! All others normal lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2 mintues a coat). It is a lovely sparkly pewter. It looks great and lasted really well. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = foil/metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = I cannot remember

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Illamasqua - Nurture

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a lovely bold and bright green with a rubbery matte finish. The brush is really good and makes painting easy. It looks amazing I think and lasted well. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = rubbery matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Illamasqua

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Saturday, 6 March 2021

Orly Color Blast - Flamingo

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4 minutes a coat). The brush is nice and good. It is a cute pink with holographic glitters. It is a smooth nail polish and not rough in anyway. Very sparkly and pretty! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy with holo glitters
Removal = easier than I expected!
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Color Club - Almost Famous

 


This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice bright yellow and stands out! The brush is really good and the formula is decent too, it isn't streaky like some yellows! It is really nice and was impressed with it. Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

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