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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, 31 January 2013

Color Club Halo Hues Over The Moon

Holo heaven!
After plenty of messing about with the lighting, Mr Posh finally got it right! So it means I don't have to wait until the sun is out to photograph my lovely holos! Let's face it, we don't get much sun in Scotland anyway!

This is part of the new Halo Hues ranges from Color Club and it's a winner. It's easy to use, easy to apply and mega quick drying. I used the Nfu Oh Aqua Base coat, I always do with holos! I only swatched it so no idea if it lasted well. Need to try it again! Think I'm in love!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 9/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = swatched
Coats = 1
Finish = holo
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10 well impressed

My Personal Rating = 9/10 happy 

Monday, 28 January 2013

OPI Get Your Number

This is part of the Mariah Carey collection and it's the blue liquid sands polish.
I wasn't sure what to expect with this. The idea of liquid sand seemed a bit mental to me, but somehow I was also attracted to the idea! As it turns out I love it!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and mega quick drying! So if you are in a rush this is a good one to wear. It's blue matte with the sparkly bits of glitter, strange at first, but totally works. I really couldn't stop staring at the nails. It's not rough at all, kept rubbing them against my face just to check! Lasted really well and it got a few +ve comments from people!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 went on like a breeze!
Drying time = 10/10!
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte with sparkly glitter aka liquid sand lol
Removal = easier than expected with tin foil, only need to soak for about 30s
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 8/10 love it and can't wait to try the others!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Color Club Wild and Willing

Yah iridescent niceness!
This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. It's a range of copper, gold and pink. In daylight it also looks slightly yellow/orangey. It's lovely and lasted well. Love it.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10 pretty cool!

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Deborah Lippmann Billionaire

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. The brush is excellent! I'd say it's a very dark green, almost black! Sadly prone to scuffing, not bad though. Didn't chip. Good quality otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating = 6/10 just because I wasn't fussed with the colour :-s, maybe I'll change my mind about it another day :-sssss

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

a-england Lady of Shalott

This is a lovely dark blue.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. It's a very deep, dark blue with subtle blue glitter and very subtle purple/pink glitter (you can just make it out in the bottle pic). Lasted really well and good quality.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10 for sure!
Coats = 2
Finish = subtle glittery
Removal = easy and not messy with the tin foil method!
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Chanel 203 Miami Peach

For some strange reason my husband thought this name was funny!
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. It's very weak, so needs at least 3 coats which I have done. The colour is peachy and coral like with a golden shimmer, that you can make out in the second picture. Sadly this effect doesn't really translate to the nails that well. The polish lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Butter London The Black Knight

Oh this one looks amazing in the bottle.
And with a top coat *gasp*
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. It's quite gritty though. It's black with all that lovely glitter in it! I think the glitter is easier to see with the top coat as it adds some shine because it initially dried dull-ish. Lasted well, love it. And decided if my pictures are a lot better, get them watermarked as I've seen a few popping up on eBay listings!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with the tin foil, nightmare otherwise!
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 8/10 love it!

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Nubar Precarious Lavender

Not had a Nubar on in ages. Picked this one. It's not really what I'd call lavender! More a rose colour.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. See what I mean about the colour? Hehe thought the label might have been wrong! It's a good quality nail polish that lasted well, but not really my colour. It's okay, nothing special.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 6/10 just not my thing

Friday, 4 January 2013

China Glaze It's A Trap-eze

This is what I wore for Hogmanay!
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. As expected, it's a nightmare to remove, unless you use the tin foil hehe. This is two coats solo but I think it would have looked better on top a white polish. I like all the different colours it has to offer. It lasted well but was quite gritty to the touch.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter-tastic
Removal = tricky need to use the tin foil method, it's the best I find
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 8/10 love it!