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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 :-)

Monday, 31 December 2012

Inglot 985

I've only recently discovered this brand. Was out shopping and spotted they had opened a store! Rushed in and found nail polish heaven, well almost! This is a gorgeous forest-like green with a subtle golden shimmer.
(You  can just about make out the golden shimmer above ^^)

Studio lighting.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. The lid is nice to hold and the brush is pretty good as it's wide. Really like the colour! Good quality polish and impressed with my first use of this brand. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 went on nicely
Drying time = 8/10 pretty fast
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny with subtle shimmer
Removal =easy
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 8/10 a lovely colour

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

China Glaze IDK

So welcome to my most expensive nail polish so far, beats The Man With The Golden Gun by a wee bit! Had been after this for ages and decided to get it!
Artificial light.
Natural light.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. I used it with the Nfu Oh Aqua Base coat. It's amazingly holo-tastic and I absolutely love it. Lasted really well. I'm in love <3

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 went on nicely
Drying time = 8/10 pretty quick
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10

My Personal Rating = 10/10 love it and happy I managed to finally get it!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Day 24 Ciate Enchanted Rose

Day 24
It's Christmas Eve and I've been up all night - the joys of working nights! So yeah, I didn't get up early. It's the last day and I feel a certain sense of sadness, as this beautiful nail polish journey has come to an end. I'm quite pleased with myself as I managed to post everyday and keep up-to-date with things.
All artificial light.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. Dried slightly dull, a bit like the last two glitter polishes. This one, however, didn't peel nor was it smelly! I used 2 coats with plenty on the brush, probably 3 would have been better. Again, I wanted to show it solo. Sadly, unlike the other two, this chipped easily. So didn't last long at all. Nice enough and would defo use as a top coat in the future.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter but ever-so dull
Removal = easy with tin foil and let soak for at least 3 mins
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10

I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I'm hoping to post tomorrow, see what happens! :-)

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Day 23 Ciate Mojito

Day 23
Only one more day! Sobs
Artificial light.
Natural light.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. The 1st coat is really streaky but the 2nd is fine. It's a nice lime-like green colour. Sadly prone to chipping, but otherwise not bad.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 nice!


Saturday, 22 December 2012

Day 22 Ciate Caviar Pearls Sundance

Day 22
Only 2 more left!
I popped this on top of Sally Hansen's Black Diamond, Mr Posh recommended a black for these pearls, was he right to?....... all artificial light.
This is like all the other caviar pearls, easy to use now I know how! The blue and gold are a nice combo and I think and the black shows it off quite well. Not bad!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = easy just sprinkle
Drying time = as long as the base
Lasted well = nope!
Coats = one sprinkle
Finish = caviar pearls
Removal = easy just scrape them off first then remove your base
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 21 December 2012

Day 21 Ciate Fade To Greige

Day 21
With flash, bright!
Artificial light.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. At first I thought it look like a purple, but as time went on, I decided it was more a brown. Good quality and lasted well, just too much like a brown for my liking.

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

My Personal Rating = 6/10 just too brown for me, sorry


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Day 20 Ciate Magic Carpet

Day 20
Not long to go now!
All artificial light.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. Wanted to show it solo (like I did with the last one). It's weird because it started to peel off and then I just had to peel the rest off!
So that was the end result, easy to remove. I'm not sure that's what is supposed to happen tho! Nice enough and need to try it as a top coat!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = err no!
Coats = 3
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy but I don't think it's supposed to be like that
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10 nice, like it, just confused by the peeling :-s


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Day 19 Ciate Cookies and Cream

Day 19
Without the flash ^^^ my nail doesn't look too stained!

All in artificial light.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. Went on nicely. It reminds me of a latte like colour, very light brown. It's not really my colour and I'm not big on browns at all. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creme shiny
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 6/10 just because I don't like the colour, great quality polish tho

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Day 18 Caviar Pearls Candy Shop

Day 18
More Caviar Pearls! Put them on top of the last post.
My little tub that I was talking about in the last pearls post!

All artificial light.
This is easy to use as I'm getting better with it! Especially with the wee tub. Think it looks pretty cool on top of the dark blue. Doesn't last well, so only a one nighter!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = easy to sprinkle over the wet nails
Dry time = as long as the base takes
Lasted well = 6/10 not really
Coats = one sprinkle
Finish = caviar pearls!
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10 lovely!