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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 :-)

Friday, 29 May 2020

Deborah Lippmann - Single Ladies

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a deep vampy red and very nice! Sadly prone to tip wear, so would advise a top coat! For me this would be a one nighter lol!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Frasers a long time ago!

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 nice but not great duration

Monday, 25 May 2020

Hits - Chameleon

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It has many colours, greens, purples, bronzes and pinks can be seen within it! It is a very versatile iridescent polish. So pretty and lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent madness
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = a shop that no long exists

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

China Glaze - 2Nite

First and last photos indoors, all others in the sunshine.

This is okay to use, okay to apply and super fast drying (1 minute a coat). It is a mini and prone to bald spots so make sure you have plenty polish on the brush for good coverage. It is a gorgeous holographic polish, check out those rainbows! Gorgeous but noticed slight tip wear.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 10/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo-tastic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 14 May 2020

China Glaze - TTYL

This is okay to use, okay to apply and super quick drying (1 minute a coat). It is a mini bottle but the brush is still a decent size and make sure you have plenty polish on the brush as it is prone to bald spots. It is a lovely holo, just look at those rainbows! Lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 10/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo-tastic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from boyfriend

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Friday, 8 May 2020

Color Club - Space Case

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a lovely pink matte with sparkly glitters. Even though it is a matte, the sparkles kinda show I think! It is slightly textured too. Sadly chipped after a day :-(

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte/texture/glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx, I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10 lovely polish but didn't last well

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

a-England - Nevermore

This is okay to use, okay to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The formula is slightly thick, so application was slightly tricker on this compared to a normal a-England polish. It is a nice red with a very faint holo effect, which I found hard to capture! First photo is light studio with flash, second and third are outside in the sunshine, fourth is light studio with flash and last is with my phone! I did try to capture it, so you can just about make out the holo effect. Did notice tip wear. Wasn't too impressed with this one :-(

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

My Personal Rating = 6/10 just not that impressed with this one

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Color Club - Marina

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying. It is a gold texture polish. I think it is one for the die-hard texture fan as it is very textured and quite rough. I must confess I do love a good texture and I like this one a lot. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy enough with foil method, let soak for 1 minute at least
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Can't remember!

My Personal Rating = 8/10


Thursday, 23 April 2020

Hits - Unconventional

I bought this many years ago and it had slightly dried, so thought I'd better swatch it!

The formula is gloopy and thick. This was hard to apply and slow drying (10 minutes a coat). It is a gorogeous iridescent polish. Purples, pinks, blues and oranges can be seen. I think a normal bottle would be fine. I cannot find my thinner so will need to invest in another bottle of thinner. It certainly is gorgeous and has a great shift.

Rating
Easy to use = 5/10
Application = 5/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = n/a as swatched
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 5/10 - gloopy bottle
Purchased from = A shop that does not exist anymore

My Personal Rating = 8/10 just because it is an amazing iridescent

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

China Glaze - Life Preserver

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a nice orange with a slight brownish tone I think. It is nice and lasted 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 = 8/10
Purchased from = can't remember!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Ciate - Skinny Dip

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a lovely orange with the great golden shimmer. I think it screams summer! It is really nice and lasted very well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx, I think

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Dance Legend - Celia



This is okay to use, okay to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is sheer on the first coat, but the second coat is okay and builds up nicely. It is a lovely purple iridescent polish. Purples, pinks, bronze and blues can been seen. Noticed slight tip wear after 3 days, but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Dance Legend Official Site

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Deborah Lippmann - Stormy Weather



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice dark grey polish. It is lovely and nice. I did notice tip wear after 3 day, but lasted well otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10