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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, 16 January 2020

Essie Congrats

So my first and only Essie polish so far!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a really gorgeous glittery polish that is sparkly! The formula is really good and the brush is very good too. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter bomb
Removal = easy with foil method - 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Boots

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 13 January 2020

Deborah Lippmann Lady Sings The Blues

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). It is a lovely deep blue with glitters. The glitters are prone to falling off, so I would suggest a top coat. It did last really well otherwise and no tip wear.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy with foil method let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = either Frasers or TK Maxx!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 10 January 2020

OPI Queen Of The Road

This is okay to use, tricky to apply and slow drying (5-6 minutes a coat). The formula is very runny so be careful when painting. It is a nice enough black and it lasted well but the formula sucks! Did anyone else have this problem or do I have a bad batch?

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 5/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = kinda satiny
Removal = easy
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 6/10 okay black but poor formula :-|

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Orly Fireball

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous bright pinky matte neon with a shimmer, you can make out the blue shimmer in the second photo! And it is a one coater! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = neon matte with shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 3 January 2020

OPI I Am What I Amethyst

Happy New Year!


This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is streaky on the first coat, but okay on the second. It is a pretty lilac pastel purple! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = n/a put glitter on, but would guess easy!
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Color Club Sparkle and Soar

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and are ready for New Year! 

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous orange with a lovely golden shimmer. Looks amazing. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx, I think

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Ciate Day 24 Party Popper

So we have reached the end of the calendar for this year! Have enjoyed it but slightly disappointed there were so many doublers!

This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It painted okay but did need dabbed a few times! It is a gorgeous holo shards polish. I think it looks good on both the white and dark colours. I would advise a top coat, as it caught on hair and clothes. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo, 1 as topper
Finish = holo shards
Removal = okay with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone :-D

Monday, 23 December 2019

Ciate Day 23 Snatch

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a lovely raspberry red colour. And it was a one coater as well. Though did get a little tip wear, so 2 coats may have been better.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Ciate Day 22 Starcrossed

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is an iridescent glittery polish. Looks good over the black, really stands out. It wasn't rough at all and didn't catch on anything. Noticed slight tip wear though.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2 solo, 1 as topper
Finish = iridescent glittery
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Ciate Day 21 House Of Mirrors

This is a doubler from 2017!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a lovely holo and I like it! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 20 December 2019

Ciate Day 20 Summer Haze

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). This is a lovely orange colour and it is a 1 coater too! Noticed tip wear, so probably 2 coats would have been better.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Ciate Day 19 Splash

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3). It is a lovely shimmery polish and looks great over the dark colour! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo, 1 as topper
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ciate Day 18 Palm Springs

This is a doubler from 2017, but I think it is more like Pool Party from 2016!!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is different from 2017's Palm Springs. And looks more like 2016's Pool Party! Regardless of this, I like it and think it is nice. It did not stain, which is always a bonus! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slightly jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Ciate's website

My Personal Rating = 7/10