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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 :-)

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Models Own - Chameleon

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a greeny blue iridescent polish. It is also very shiny too! Sadly it is slightly brush-strokey so careful application is required, though I think it looks less in the green form compared to the blue! Lasted 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 = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 23 March 2020

Color Club - Hot Like Lava

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It is a lovely magenta foil colour and it is very shiny! Would be great for stamping I think. It think it looks amazing. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = foil/chrome
Removal = okay but slightly messy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 19 March 2020

OPI - Yodel Me On My Cell

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5). It is a nice tealy blue with a subtle shimmer. I did notice tip wear though, so top coat recommended for duration.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = subtle shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = can't recall!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Orly - Macabre Masquerade

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a lovely blue based polish with mega cool colourful glitters. Very colourful and gorgeous. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter
Removal = 1 minute with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

OPI - Shim-merry Chic

I don't often like browns, but this one is an interesting polish.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a chocolate brown with iridescent flakies. It is nice and I was impressed with it. I think it must be one of the few browns I actually like ;-) Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = flakie
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = so long ago, I cannot recall!

My Personal Rating = 7/10 - high praise for a brown!!!

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Butter London - Jack The Lad

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (7-8 minutes a coat). It is a blackened green base with lovely glitters that are slightly iridescent going from green to blue. I did get tip wear after basic housework though, so top coat is recommended for longevity.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery and slightly iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 29 February 2020

a-England - Dorian Gray

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a nice dark pewter with a subtle silver shimmer. It is nice but noticed slight tip wear!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slight shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = a-England official site

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Orly - Cake Pop

This is hard to use, hard to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). This is very sheer and very streaky. It shows all the imperfections on the nails - not a polish for ridges for sure! Pity as it is really nice. Now this is a mini bottle and wondering if the normal sized bottle with a bigger brush would have been better? It is a nice white pink and I only swatched this polish.

Rating
Easy to use = 4/10
Application = 4/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = n/a
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy and sheer
Removal = easy
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx as a set

My Personal Rating = 6/10 - poor quality but nice enough!

Saturday, 22 February 2020

China Glaze - Tempest

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5). It is a lovely purple with a slight shift. The shift was really hard to capture. I did try different lighting and different cameras! Still couldn't really get it. It is really nice anyway! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slight iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = so long ago, I cannot remember

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 14 February 2020

Nail Art - Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

I thought I'd try a little bit of nail art - but it isn't great. It is free hand haha!

Products used: China Glaze Ruby Pumps and a-England Iseult.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Max Factor - Tropical Spirit

This is an oldie!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice gold that is slightly orangy. Not sure it is really my colour though? Nice enough and lasted well. Not sure exactly how old this is??? Might be able to still get it online.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10 - good drying for an older polish
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slight shimmery - jewel toned
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = no idea, so long ago!

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Inglot - 320

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). 2 coats were showing my ridges, so I used 3 and that was better! So if you have no ridges, 2 should suffice. It is a gorgeous spring green with a slight subtle blue shimmer. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = slightly shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Inglot shop that no longer exists!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Revlon Bordeaux

This is a scented polish, not had a scented on in a while!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is thin, so make sure you have plenty polish on the brush for good coverage. It is a lovely deep sexy red! It smells like Red Grape Shloer - if anyone knows that! Wouldn't say it was very like wine! The scent was slightly faint and only lasted about 18 hours. The polish lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Scent lasted well = 6/10
Smells like = Red Grape Shloer
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and scented
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundworld

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Chanel Elixir

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying time (4 minutes a coat). One could would have done but I used 2 as my nails are long here! It is a lovely dusty rose colour. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Models Own Irised

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and makes painting easy! It is a slightly iridescent polish - copper, bronze and pink can all be seen. It is nice but the iridescent effect isn't very strong. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slightly iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Nail Art - Burns Night

Today we Celebrate Burns Night in Scotland. It is in honour of our famous Scottish poet Robert Burns. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_supper. I decided to try simple nail art for this day!

And products used:

China Glaze Fairy Dust, LA Colors Nail Art Pen, OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay and Barry M Nail Effects White.

I am quite happy with the final manicure though it isn't really great, but my first attempt! Happy Burns Night :-D