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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, 28 November 2012

Yves Saint Laurent 33 Premiere Neige Top Coat

This is a beautiful top coat that I put on top of the last post.

With flash.
Natural light.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. I think it's pretty hard to see on the red and must try it with another colour. Sadly didn't look as awesome on the nails as it did in the bottle! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = shimmery/subtle iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 19 November 2012

OPI Die Another Day

Another one from the Skyfall collection!! At first I thought this was red, and indeed it is, but in certain lights it looks kinda orange like.


With flash.
Artificial light.

Natural light.


So yeah, looks orange in some lights. This is easy to use, easy to apply and very quick drying. Great quality. Lasted really well, no chipping or scuffing.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10 lovely!



Friday, 16 November 2012

OPI Goldeneye

I eventually managed to get the Skyfall collection! A long and boring story that I won't publish, had delayed me having it! After wearing The Man With The Golden Gun, I think I was on a gold hit! I was so confused, I thought this was Goldfinger but my husband pointed out I had the names and films confused. "Why didn't they have a Goldfinger polish in a Bond collection?" I asked. He said, "What if you wanted to paint your toes with it!" Clever. Then he muttered something about a Chanel polish..... Anyway.....



All artificial light.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. It is very Christmas like. The glitter is not rough and it dries smooth. Lasted well. One down side was a pain to remove even with tin foil!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time - 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = foil like
Removal = hard even with the tin foil *sob*
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 I like it

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Butter London Fairy Lights

I recently discovered the delights of Butter London. Got a couple and this is the one I decided to wear first.  It's a pink metallic chrome like polish.


With flash.


Artificial light.




This is easy to use, application is okay but you need to be quick as this dries mega fast. It is also prone to streaking and bald spots if you aren't quick! It's a gorgeous pink colour and looks lilac in certain lights. One down side, scuffs easily.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 10/10
Lasted well = 6.5/10
Coats = 2
Finsih = metallic chrome
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 8/10 love it!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

OPI The Man With The Golden Gun

I was excited about having this one. It's my most expensive polish so far, the husband thinks I'm mad! I popped it on top of the last post.


 With flash.
Artificial light.
Natural light.




I love this polish! It's easy to use, very easy to apply and quick drying. How cool does it look on the blue? It certainly lasted well. I had this on for ages when I was ill a few weeks ago. I knew I was ill because the husband asked me what polish I was wearing and I had to look at my nails, shocking!!! A sure winner and I'd say worth the high price tag.

Rating
Easy to use = 10/10
Application = 9/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 10/10
Coats = 1
Finish = golden leafy top coat
Removal = easy
Overall = 10/10

My Personal Rating = 9.5/10 love it

Monday, 12 November 2012

China Glaze Want My Bawdy

This is a gorgeous blue that is from the recent Bohemian Lustre Chrome collection.



With flash.

Artificial light.






 

Natural light.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. 2 coats gave good coverage and a good finish. I found it hard to see the colour change in this one. It's kinda purple under fluorescent lights (see last pic in artificial light) and sorta at a funny angle in the last pic in natural light. There is no doubt that it is an amazing blue. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 9/10
Application = 9/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny metallic, very slightly iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10

My Personal Rating = 8/10