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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, 30 July 2014

China Glaze Frostbite

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 2 minutes for a coat). It's a pretty blue and I really like this shade! It has a nice finish as well. Noticed some tip wear after 24 hours but lasted well otherwise!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slightly matte and kinda satin like
Removal = easy used tin foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = I think it was Sallys instore

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Monday, 28 July 2014

China Glaze Not In This Galaxy

Another sunny day and another holo!!!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about a minute for a coat). It's a lovely pink holo, but the holo effect is quite subtle. It only really comes out to play in the sunshine. It's very pretty though and lasted well.

I used it without the Aqua Base coat.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Butter London Fishwife

More sun in Scotland = holo polish - yah! :-D

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes for a coat). It's a gorgeous blue holo polish *faints*. It sure does look stunning in the sunshine :-D Lovely and it lasted well.

Did NOT use the Aqua Base coat. I've been recently trying holos without it and think they look great with my regular OPI base coat!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = holo-tastic!
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = unsure, been racking my brain trying to think :-|

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-D

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Orly Synchro

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (less than a minute a coat). It's a pretty colour and iridescent! It also has a cool blue shimmer which is so pretty :-) Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from my Husband!

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Ciate Pinkalilly

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 2.5 minutes for a coat). It's a pretty pink colour with a golden shimmer!!! It's very lovely and I like it a lot :-). The brush was good and easy to use the lid is comfortable to hold. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TJ Hughes instore

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 20 July 2014

OPI You're So Vain-illa

This is okay to use and okay to apply. The first coat is really streaky but the second is fine as long as it's a thicker coat. The drying time is quick (about 1-2 minutes). It kinda looks like a caramel/toffee yoghurt I used to eat as a kid! It is okay, at first I didn't like the colour but it grew on me. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Friday, 18 July 2014

China Glaze Galactic Gray

Another sunny day, another holo :-)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1.5 minutes for a coat). The formula is slightly thick but easy to work with. I didn't use the Aqua Base for this polish. It's a gorgeous black/charcoal holo polish and I really like how it looks :-) Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

OPI Juice Bar Hopping

This is one of the new neon polishes from OPI.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (less than a minute for a coat). It's very bright and very orange and very bold!!! I like the finish - kinda semi-matte - so I didn't apply a top coat for a glossy finish. I know with this collection, there was a white base coat released. I've got Alpine Snow, so didn't bother to buy it. And in the end I didn't bother using any white base coat with this. I know some people always put white on before neons! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 3
Finish = neon and matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Sallys instore

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Monday, 14 July 2014

a-England Sleeping Palace

It was sunny a few days ago in Scotland so out came a holo :-)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (less than a minute for a coat). It's a gorgeous purple holo and looks fantastic in the sunshine! It's really nice and I really like it! This is the first time I've tried a holo without the Aqua Base and I think this holo is okay without it! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = holo
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = a-England's official site

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 12 July 2014

OPI My Signature Is "DC"

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about a minute for a coat). It's a gorgeous silver colour that's very shiny! I really like this one! It's so pretty hehe. Noticed slight scuffing on a few nails but lasted well apart from that.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic/foil
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Marks & Spencer City Grey

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 2 minutes for a coat). It's quite weak so required 3 coats! It's a pretty light grey colour with loads of pinky sparkles! I think this would look quite good layered as well. This polish has a really good brush! Lasted really well and pretty hehe! :-)

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = glossy with sparkles
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer instore

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Ciate Baby Doll

Welcome once again to the Ciate Dolls House nightmare! ;-)

This is hard to use, hard to apply and mega, mega quick drying (less than a minute for a thick coat). It is so hard to apply and achieve an even finish with the polish. I had tried the technique suggested by Polished Marvels - where I applied a coat then put a top coat on and applied another coat. This sadly didn't work for me :-( The best application technique I've found for a half decent finish is one very thick coat with one or two brush strokes. It's quite a nice peachy pink colour and it did last well!

Rating
Easy to use = 3/10
Application = 3/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2  thick
Finish = Ciate describe it as a "porcelain" finish
Removal = easy
Overall = 4/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 6/10