About Me

My photo
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. I have also started wildlife photography, which I enjoy very much. Welcome to my little world :-)

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Chanel 499 Gondola

I was shopping in Debenhams a few weeks ago and this one caught me eye. I initially went in for 461 Blue Satin and ended up with 499 Gondola and 511 Pearl Drop as well! Addicted?
I do like to keep the boxes with my Chanel Nail Polishes, as well as Dior and Lippmann - there is something complete in keeping the box (well for me anyway).

It's a subtle glittery reddy pink. All are indoors with flash.

For the price you'd expect it to be a good polish and it is. It was very easy to apply and the lid was easy to hold too. 2 coats gave a good finish as can be seen from the pictures and, thank goodness, it dried quickly. My only grumble is it scuffed when doing a large amount of paperwork. How mad is that seeing little lines of your nail colour on your papers. No top coat though so my fault really!

I love this colour, it's good quality and didn't chip whatsoever after 2 days. 8 out of 10.

Can be purchased from Debenhams for £17.50 and a few other department stores sell the Chanel range. Can also be ordered from Debenhams Online Site.

Monday 25 July 2011

OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees (Suede)

So here it is, my first post in the over £5 section!
I got a bundle of OPI Suedes from eBay not that long ago for £36 and how happy was I when I won them!

From the bottle it looks like a gunmetal grey with silver specks in it. It also came with the follow little note:
Doesn't really affect me, I don't wear my nail polish that long and rarely use a top coat!

I have tried my best to capture this one. Inside without flash.

Inside with flash.

I think the two above show the silver specks quite well.

And finally indoors in the sunlight.

This is a good polish that I do like a lot. The brush is great (OPI are famous for it) and it makes painting the nail a pleasure! The lid is also very easy to hold making application easy. This one dried mega fast with a matte finish. Most mattes dry quickly anyway. Lasted well the short time I had it on. All above are with 2 coats. One coat looked a bit patchy in places, so definitely needs 2 at least.

I think it's more a winter colour and now that it's summer, probably wouldn't wear it as often at this time. Roll on winter! Easy enough to find on eBay for a reasonable price. A sure fire 8 out of 10.

Saturday 23 July 2011


Hello and welcome to my "other" blog.

This is for reviews and swatches of more expensive nail polish.

I will include anything that costs over £5.