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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, 29 September 2014

OPI You Are So Outta Lime

This is okay to use, hard to apply and quick drying (less than a minute a coat). The formula is really streaky and hard to apply. It did seem to sort itself out after 3 coats. The first coat was thin but the other two were thick. It is a nice bright green that dries semi matte - almost rubbery! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 6/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Finish = neon matte
Removal = N/A put glitter on it
Overall = 6/10 poor formula and application issues
Purchased from = Sallys

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Revlon Rain Forest

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (about 4-5 minutes a coat). It is a pretty deep green polish with goldy/green glitter. The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. This was prone to scuffing and tip wear. Lasted okay otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6.5/10
Lasted well = 6.5/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy and glittery
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundworld - still retailing for over £6

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Thursday, 25 September 2014

OPI Dating A Royal

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 3-4 minutes a coat). It is a really pretty blue colour and this polish has a jelly finish. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 3
Finish = jelly
Removal = really easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay ages ago!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Orly Mayhem Mentality

This is okay to use and okay to apply. The first few coats are quite streaky, but by the 3rd it sorts itself out! It is very quick drying (less than a minute a coat). It is very bright and bold! I do like these really bright colours. It dries semi-matte and I was happy with the finish. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = neon and semi-matte
Removal = no idea, put glitter on top!
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-D I think it is the ideal Hallowe'en polish ;-)

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Chanel Sweet Star

This is the Chanel polish for the up and coming Fashion's Night Out. :-)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). The formula is really good and the brush is excellent. It's an iridescent polish and I love how it looks. It is quite a hard one to describe though... I see flashes of purple and green with the main colour being a kinda grey/pewter. All in all it looks wonderful! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 9/10
Application = 9/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Frasers

My Personal Rating = 9.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Zoya Harper

I could not resist getting the Bubbly collection from Zoya! I caved in last week and got all 6! This is the first one I decided to try.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3 minutes a coat). It is very lovely and I love all the sparkles and the glitter and the shimmer! Some of the little glitters are iridescent too :-D The brush is excellent and gives good coverage. This is such a pretty polish and I cannot wait to try the others! Lasted really well. My only grumble about this is the removal - nightmare! Even with the foil method, I let it soak for at least 1-2 minutes and I still had little glitter particles on my nails! I just scraped them off.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery/shimmer/iridescent glitter
Removal = nightmare! use the foils and let it soak for at least 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-D


****As you may be aware it is a very BIG day for us in Scotland!****

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Nails Inc New King's Road

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes for a coat). This is a pretty blue colour with a greeny golden shimmer that sparkles! The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. This is a one coater!!! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = shimmery
Removal = okay not too bad
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Deborah Lippmann Nefertiti

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). This is a pretty gold polish, almost metallic like! It is quite sparkly as well. I was wearing this at my husband's request, he's a huge Miles Davis fan! I quite like Bitches Brew - it is a pretty amazing album (and polish)! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic-like
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = I think it was Frasers

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Revlon Italian Leather

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It is a pretty dark green with a golden shimmer. The scent is quite strong for a the first 12 hours at least. I'm not sure how to describe the smell, but it is sorta like a man's sexy aftershave! If you get headaches from scented polishes, then I'd avoid this one as it is very strong well into the next day too. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scent lasted well = 7/10
Smells like = male fragrance
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Poundworld normally retails for over £6

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Ciate 2014 Advent Calendar Mini Mani Manor

Look what arrived today :-D

I'm not going to give away any spoilers - mainly because I didn't check the back to see what was in it. I don't want to know until the 1st of December!!! It is a slightly different style from the last two and was a bit awkward to get out of its plastic cover. It is happily back in the plastic cover and waiting in the wings!

I purchased it from selfridges.com and it now doesn't seem to be there anymore :-| I'm sure it will be available soon! This year was a bit more expensive than previous years - oh well.

Roll on December :-D


***Edit 12th Sept - it seems to be available on Selfidges' site now!***

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

OPI Get Cherried Away

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 2 minutes a coat). It is mini bottle so be sure to have plenty of polish on the brush for good coverage. It is a pretty purple. Lasted well. Upon removal, I had slight staining. I put a glittery topper on my left hand only and my right hand had staining with no glitter!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy, but had slight staining
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 8 September 2014

Morgan Taylor Better In Leather

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 2 minutes a coat). This has a good brush and you get really great coverage. The lid is also comfortable to hold. It is black with pewter glitter in it. Lasted well. Good first try for this brand!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy and glittery
Removal = okay with foil method need to let soak for about 1 minute
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Sallys instore and it was on sale!

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Chanel 615 Sweet Lilac

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 mins a coat). You need to make sure there is plenty of polish on the brush for good coverage. This is such a pretty colour and it has a very subtle shimmer. I sadly couldn't capture it, as it is very difficult to see. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = either John Lewis or Debenhams - lol I can't recall!

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

China Glaze Shell We Dance?

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 2 minutes a coat). It's a pretty pink textured polish. This one is a tad rough but okay to live with LOL! It lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for about a minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Revlon Wintermint

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 2 minutes a coat). This is such a cute bottle! The lid is comfortable to hold and the brush is really good. The polish is scented and when I was painting my nails it did smell like mint humbugs - if you can remember these sweeties!  Once it was dry and on the nails, it smelled more like mint toothpaste. It was quite a subtle and pleasant scent.  The scent wasn't strong to begin with and got more faint as time went on, it was still there after 24 hours though. The polish dries kinda matte like too. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scented lasted well = 6/10
Smells like = mint humbugs at first, then mint toothpaste
Coats = 2
Finish = scented and semi matte
Removal = easy used foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Poundworld usually retails for £6.50

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)