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

Sunday 25 September 2011

China Glaze Sexy Silhouette

This is another of those China Glaze polishes that I picked up from eBay! A deep pinky/red colour.
It claimed to be 'new' but as you see it wasn't! Tut tut!
Indoors with flash.

And without, but under the light.

This is pretty good. It's easy to apply, easy to use, fairly quick drying and gives a good finish with 2 coats, which all of the above are. China Glaze polishes also have a good brush and it's a pretty colour!

7 out of 10. Easy enough to pick up from eBay for around £6 or thereabouts.

Chanel Blue Rebel

Yippee one of the new blue Chanels! How lucky was I to pick them up from Frasers for £17.50 each instead of the crazy prices they seem to be going for on eBay?
It's a darkish blue.
All indoors with flash.

And in the car without the flash.
That is a good representation of the colour I think. All above are 2 coats.

This is a a great polish. It's easy to use, easy to apply. Needs 2 coats and you'll get a good finish with the 2. Like all Chanels, the brush is good. Good quality formula and dries quickly. And it's a lovely colour.

Worth the money. 8 out of 10.

A little extra
I put OPI Paris Couture For Sure on top and this is how it looked:

Nice ;-)

Sunday 11 September 2011

Deborah Lippmann Bring On The Bling

Yet another one! I used this on top of the previous post, Don't Tell Mama.
This is a sparkly one and hard to capture!
Indoors with flash.

You can just about make out the sparkles!
And without flash but under the light.

Upon zooming in the first one, you can make out the different flecks of colour! It's so cute and amazing, but subtle.

This is a good nail polish (yet again). It's easy to use, easy to hold, good brush, good lid and a quick dryer. I only used 1 coat and that dried quickly, but the effect was subtle so I might need to use 2 coats next time. It dried to a good finish and was smooth.

A good all round polish, 8 out of 10 for it. From House of Fraser for £14, also from their official website. And eBay from American sellers.

Deborah Lippmann Don't Tell Mama

Oh my first actual Deborah Lippmann post!!!! 
This is a dark green, that almost looks black in certain lights! It's lovely.
Indoors with flash.

And indoors without flash, but under the light.

The above look blackish green.

This is very easy to use and very easy to apply. The brush is fairly thin but a very good one and makes application easy. The lid feels comfortable to hold as well. All the above are 2 coats and they both dried quickly. In my opinion it's a very good quality nail polish and worth the money. AND it's a gorgeous colour.

It's getting 9 out of 10. Tip top nail polish. £14 from House of Fraser or from their website as well. Often found on eBay from American sellers if you can't get it from Frasers.

Thursday 8 September 2011

Chanel 493 Jade Rose

I'm really getting into the Chanel Polishes! They are really good and worth the money. Jade Rose is a subtle pink colour, one which I normally wouldn't buy, but after seeing a few pictures I decided I liked it!
It had a subtle reddish/purple shimmer to it. Which you can just about make out in the following picture!

All the following are indoors with flash.

Yet again, I found this one quite hard to capture. All the above are of 3 coats, yes, 3 coats!

This is a great polish. It's easy to use, easy to apply, good to hold while painting the nail and dries quickly to a lovely finish. It does require 3 coats though and it lasted well without a top coat.

I think it's a good polish and a pretty colour so I'm giving it 8 out of 10. I'll wear it again for sure! £17.50 from House of Fraser or Debenhams. It's also available in John Lewis but I'm not sure of the price.

Monday 5 September 2011

A bit of fun with Shatter

Now it's the OPI Shatters turn!

Thumb and index finger only.
Thumb has the red shatter, which doesn't look that great against the blue sadly.
And next is the black shatter and I think it looks pretty good.

Both are over Lagoon from Economy Nails. For the other crackles, check the other blog!!

Sunday 4 September 2011

Nubar Prisms Essence

Another one from the Nubar Prisms Collection. Essence is a rosy pink colour with glitter through it.

You can see the flecks of glitter above.
All indoors with flash.

And without. This is what it looks like without light - quite bumpy.
Light is needed to show off the true nature of this polish and it doesn't look great otherwise. All above are 2 coats.

It was easy to use, easy to apply and the Nubar brushes are brilliant. It took a while to dry though, but got a good finish. It was very sparkly and glittery under bright lights but didn't look too fancy in dull conditions. It also was a rough finish, but most glitters are!

It is a good polish but I wasn't too fussed with the colour so I'm giving it a 6 out of 10, but that's just because I don't really like the colour. I'm not sure if I'll wear it again, probably have to be in the mood for it. Got the set from eBay from an American seller, quite hard to pick up here, but I think there are a few individual ones for sale on the UK eBay site.

Saturday 3 September 2011

Chanel 531 Peridot

There is such a buzz about this and it's selling for crazy prices on eBay!!!! I got mine from Debenhams for £17.50, but it's selling quick! It's an iridescent lovely *faints*.
It has hints of gold, green and blue.
Indoors with flash.

Just how cool does that look? :-)
Without flash but under the light.

And finally outdoors (not sunny!).

This polish is amazing and I can understand why so many people are spending lots and lots of money on it. All of the above are 1 coat, can you believe, 1 coat!!!

It's easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. 1 coat does and gives a good finish. The brush is excellent and the formula is very good. AND it lasts well. 1 coat without a top coat, not bad at all. I love the fact it's iridescent, as you all know, I'm a fan of these polishes.

A definite 10 out of 10. An all round super duper nail polish.