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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 :-)

Thursday, 25 October 2012

China Glaze Twinkle Lights

Fancied popping a glitter on top of Mimosa. Picked Twinkle Lights from CG, it's part of the 2011 Xmas collection. It's so last year lol!


With flash.
Artificial light.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. It's very sparkly! It wasn't a rough finish and lasted well. Greens, reds and golds are the colours - very Christmas like hehe.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1 used at a top
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy used tin foil
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10 lovely!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Chanel 577 Mimosa

Had to hunt high and low for this, found it eventually in Debenhams! Yah. It's yellow!



With flash.

Natural light.


Sunlight, kinda.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. I used 3 coats. The first is quite streaky but the second and third are fine. It's got a lovely golden shimmer to it, you can just about make it out on the second bottle picture. It's a pretty yellow colour that's ideal for summer! I'm a bit late lol! Good quality and lasted well.

Rating 
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmer
Removal = don't know as put a top coat on, I'd guess easy
Overall = 8/10


My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

a-england Jane Eyre

Was so excited to be able to order the full Gothic Beauties set from the a-england website. Decided to try this one first.

With flash.



Artificial light.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying. It's black with red glitter, reminds me a wee bit of Avon's Wicked although it's more black. Found this scuffed easily but didn't chip. Lasted okay considering the scuffing. Wasn't that fussed by it, bit disappointed really.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 7/10 but scuffs
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny black with subtle red glitter
Removal = easy but messy!
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 just no my colour I guess.

Monday, 22 October 2012

OPI Thanks So Muchness

This is part of the Alice in Wonderland collection. Had fancied wearing a red and this is what I picked!
Artificial light.
With flash.
Natural light.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. It's a lovely shade of red! Certainly lasted well. Good all round polish.

Rating
Easy to use = 9/10
Application = 9/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 lovely!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Estee Lauder Chaos

Spied this in Debenhams and bought it.


Artificial light.

Sunshine.




Natural light, shade.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying, I'd say it is a pewter/gunmetal colour with sparkle. Yellow and blue flecks can be seen in certain lights and the greeny shimmer doesn't really translate to the nails, just the bottle. Good quality. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery/metallic
Removal = easier than I expected!
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 nice!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Illamasqua Muse

Finally got around to wearing this after some dilemma concerning another polish!

All artificial light.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying. The 1st coat dried quickly but the 2nd was quite slow. It's a nice dark deep teal colour. It did scuff quite easily but didn't chip!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 7/10 other than scuffing it did okay
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny/creme
Removal = easy but messy on the fingers so be careful!
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10 it's okay