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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 :-)

Sunday, 31 August 2014

a-England Encore Margot



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about a minute for a coat). It's a gorgeous silver holo that looks great in the sunshine :-) I used this with my normal base coat, no aqua base required! Great brush and comfortable lid to hold. Lasted really well.

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 = a-England official website

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Friday, 29 August 2014

OPI Skyfall



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's quite a hard colour to capture. The last photo is in the sunlight and looks kinda maroon but the second photo is indoors and looks sorta browny. It did change between the maroon and the brown depending on the light. Unfortunately this was just brown looking too often for my liking. Swatched and worn for a few hours so don't know if it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = N/A swatched
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy on one hand, put glitter on the other
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from =eBay

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 good quality just too brown for me!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Orly Cherry Bomb



This is okay to use and okay to apply. The formula is quite thick but easy enough to work with. Make sure you paint with thin coats for a good finish. Drying time is fairly quick (about 1.5 minutes for a coat). It is a really pretty red and it lasted well. But I have a few words of warning: THIS STAINS REALLY BAD. I had my normal base coat on and I got really bad staining :-| As I never have naked nails, this doesn't bother me, but it might be an issue for you.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = almost metallic like
Removal = easy with foil method - but does STAIN
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Fragrance Direct online

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 25 August 2014

Ciate Knickerbockerglory



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 3 minutes for a coat). The formula is quite thick but easy to use. It's a pretty colour! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy
Removal = N/A put glitter on top
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TJ Hughes

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Butter London Marbs



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1-1.5 minutes a coat). It's a pretty metallic golden shade. It lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic/foil like
Removal = easy used foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Gift from my Husband

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Filthy Gorgeous Rock Chick



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (at least 4 minutes for a coat). It's a pretty glitter and it's textured too! When I first bought this I had it down as a topper, but it's way too dense for that! You might get away with it as a topper on a black - but you'd have to use a very thin coat. It was a wee bit smelly but not too bad. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery and textured
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for about a minute
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundland - normally retails for £9

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Zoya Sunshine

This is the other polish I received from Elanor at Elanor's Nail in the swap we did a few weeks ago. I also got Ruby Wing Strawberry Shortcake which I blogged about last week!



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 2 minutes for a coat). The formula is quite thick but easy to use. It's a pretty blue textured polish with some sparkles! I think it's really lovely and I think I need more of these hehe ;-). Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = N/A as not original bottle
Application = 8/10 thick formula but okay to apply
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = textured
Removal = easy used foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = swap with Elanor

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-) I really like this one

Thanks again to Elanor for doing the swap with me :-D

Sunday, 17 August 2014

OPI Sprung



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1-1.5 minutes for a coat). It's a lovely sparkly bronze colour that is almost iridescent!. It's a really nice colour. I did notice slight tip wear, it lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = sparkly and iridescent
Removal = easy used foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Sallys instore

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Friday, 15 August 2014

Orly Melodious Utopia



This is okay to use and okay to apply. It's quite streaky on the first few coats but okay after that! I had to use 4 coats!!!!! It is quick drying (about 1 minute for a coat). It's a really pretty yellow with a red shimmer. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 4
Finish = glossy with shimmer
Removal = easy used foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

OPI Sorry I'm Fizzy Today



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1-2 minutes for a coat). The first coat is fairly streaky but the second is fine. Remember to have plenty of polish on the brush as it is a mini! It's quite a nice pink and I do like it! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and glossy
Removal = N/A as put glitter on it - would guess at easy as it's a cream
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 11 August 2014

Ciate Regatta



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-1.5 minutes a coat). It's a pretty blue with an almost denim type finish, the official Ciate website describes it as "matte shimmer". It lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = denim/matte shimmer
Removal = easy used the foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TJ Hughes instore

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Ruby Wing Strawberry Shortcake

A few weeks ago I did a swap with Elanor at Elanor's Nails. I got this polish, a lovely home-made ring and a Zoya which I will feature soon. It is so exciting to do nail swaps I think :-D



And now for the magic, out in the sun........


Ruby Wing polishes change colour outdoors! How cool is that :-) This polish is also scented :-D

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 2-3 minutes for a coat). In my experience of using these Ruby Wing polishes, before the brush is good and they are easy to use. This one is scented and I could smell the strawberries whilst painting the nails!!! The colour is golden indoors and in the sun it changes to red! It took about a minute to fully change colour. Indoors again and it changed back to the golden - that took about 4 minutes roughly. The scent lasted well into the next day, but it was more subtle. I found it to be quite strong for the first 6 hours - so if you get headaches or don't like strong scents maybe avoid this one! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = n/a as not original bottle
Application = 8/10 formula wise
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scent lasted well = 7/10
Smells like = strawberries
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery with colour changing madness
Removal = easy with the foil method
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Thank you so much to Elanor for doing this swap with me :-D

Thursday, 7 August 2014

China Glaze Golden Enchantment

This is the glitter polish I put on the last post - Illamasqua Vice.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (about 3-4 minutes for a coat). You get really good coverage for one coat. It's really sparkly and has holo glitter too! I think it looks really pretty on the dark polish :-)

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = N/A swatched
Coats = 1
Finish = holo glittery
Removal = easy use the foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = I think it was Sallys instore

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Illamasqua Vice



This is okay to use and okay to apply. Don't have a lot of polish on the brush or application is tricky. Drying time is okay (about 2 minutes for a coat). This is one of the rubber finish polishes that Illamasqua released a few years back. It's a pretty colour with a pretty finish! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = rubber
Removal = N/A put glitter on top, I'd guess okay
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = either the Illamasqua counter or their official site

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)