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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, 25 November 2020

Nails Inc - TBT

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and paints the nail nicely. Brown really isn't my colour and only really bought this as it was in the sale! It is a great quality nail polish and lasted well and it is a one coater. Just not my colour, but ideal if you like browns and looking for a quick manicure.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 6/10

Friday, 20 November 2020

Hits - Borealis

 





This is another polish that had dried up and tried to save. I have to say it fared better than the last post.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a nice iridescent glitter and shows different colours: green, gold, blue and rose gold can be seen. Looks good solo and think it would layered too. I like this and was happy it performed well after thinning and saving! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = a shop that no longer exists

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Morgan Taylor - To Rule Or Not To Rule

This polish had dried up and I tried to save it. 




This had dried up and added thinner to try to rescue it! It was still fairly gloopy, so hard to use and hard to apply. I am sure a normal bottle would have been a lot easier! Drying time was actually okay (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice matte glitter and it is slightly textured. I like the colour. It lasted well but this sadly stainted my nails, not sure if it would have done that normally - does anyone have experience with this polish?

Rating
Easy to use = 4/10
Application = 4/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 1
Finish = matte glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 6/10 but had dodgy bottle
Purchased from = Sallys, I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Lottie - Play Pretend

So one of my nails snapped, they were quite long! So they are short again.





This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and makes painting the nail easy. This one has a nice shimmer and little red dots too. Not really my colour but I like the extras it has to offer. Used 2 coats but think 3 would have been better. Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

a-England - Captive Goddess

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous blue/grey holo that is slightly iridescent too. Blues, greys and purples can been seen!  It looks really good and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo and iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = a-England online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Dance Legend - There She Goes

 






This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous pink with an amazing shimmer and it is also glow in the dark! It really is wonderful and super gorgeous. The brush is really good and makes it easy to paint with. The Dance Legend brushes are always good. This lasted really well. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery and glow in the dark
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay Russia I think

My Personal Rating = 9/10 <3

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Nails Inc - Out Of Hours

 




Last photo in the sun (yes it was sunny in Scotland!!!) and all others indoor studio lights.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and makes it easy to paint the nail with, I like this brush. It is a lovely deep dark green that looks black! I think in sun it does look dark green! It is nice and it lasted really well too.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and slightly jelly
Removal = n/a put glitter on top
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Models Own - Chrome Green

 



This is okay to use, tricky to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). These type of chrome polishes are prone to bald spots and quite brush strokey too and this one certainly is. Careful application is required, try to reduce how many strokes you do on each nail. It is nice enough and quite a shiny green. It did last well though, usually these sort of polishes don't in my experience!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 4/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = chrome
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 19 October 2020

Zoya - Happi

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a thin brush but good to paint with. This is a gorgeous pink with a golden/greeny shimmer. 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay I think, a long time ago!

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

China Glaze - Meet Me Under The Stars

 




Last photo in the sun, all others inside.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (2-3 on the first coat, bit slower on the second about 8 minutes). It is lovely and sparkly! It is a black based polish with silver and blue glitters. It sadly chipped after 24 hours but was doing heavy duty housework!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 5/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = I can't remember!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 11 October 2020

Quo by Orly - Mega Orange

 



This is a gloopy and thick bottle, but was okay to use, okay to apply and fairly quick drying for a gloopy formula (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous sparkly orange with a golden shimmer and it is slightly textured. I think it looks amazing and was a one coater! Lasted really well. Despite it being thick, it performed well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = sparkly and slightly textured
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8/10
 

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Orly - Makeup To Breakup

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a nice blue creamy jelly polish. It is a mini polish and the brush is really good. Lasted really well and is nice.

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

My Personal Rating =  7/10

Monday, 5 October 2020

Essie - #essielove

 



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 with. It is a stunning red and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = pearly
Removal = n/a put topper on
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Nails Inc - Social Detox

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is wide, but really good and nice to paint with. It is a blue teal kinda colour and it is very glossy! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy/jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10