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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, 29 October 2014

Hallowe'en Nails

These are my Hallowe'en nails that I did with Orly Orange Punch. It is just the perfect orange for this time of year :-)



I decided to use two polishes and nail stickers. The crackle is China Glaze Black Mesh and the glitter is Technic Monochrome (which is from the other blog)! I was quite pleased with how they turned out and I got a good few compliments :-)

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Orly Orange Punch



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about a minute a coat). It is a super bright neon orange. It reminds me of OPI Juice Bar Hopping! I really like the semi-matte/rubbery finish! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = semi matte/rubbery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

***I made this into Hallowe'en styled nails, which I'll post tomorrow or Thursday***

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Butter London Fiddlesticks



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes). It's a pretty glitter that dries matte. I didn't bother with a top coat as I liked this finish. Noticed slight scuffing but lasted well otherwise.

Rating 
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = I think it was TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 23 October 2014

China Glaze Entourage



This is easy to use, okay to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The first coat is quite streaky but it sorts itself out after the third coat. It's a nice green colour and has a lovely subtle shimmer, that you can just about make out. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Orly Hawaiian Punch



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a really pretty colour with a lovely shimmer :-) Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = n/a put glitter on top
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = can't remember!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Models Own Purple Blue



This is okay to use and okay to apply, the brush isn't the best I've used but it was okay. This is quite slow drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a pretty iridescent polish with flashes of purple, blue and copper. It also has a lovely shimmer too. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent and shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = either online or in Boots!

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Marks & Spencer Kingfisher



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. This looks a bit more brown than I would have liked but it does have a pretty pinky shimmer that is almost iridescent! Noticed slight tip wear after a while, lasted well otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-) Just a bit too brown for my liking

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Revlon Aquamarine



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1-2 minutes a coat). This is a pretty iridescent colour with flashes of blue and purple. I do really like this one :-) 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 = Boots when they first came out

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Illamasqua Throb



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It is a pretty red creamy polish. It does only require one coat and the formula is thick but easy to manage. Sadly didn't last well, I noticed after 12 hours it had scuffs and a few chips. These chips only got worse with time. So wear a top coat with this. I wonder if having the two coats would have made a big difference? This is the first polish I've had on in a long time that has chipped :-| And I wasn't doing anything crazy - just out to dinner with friends having a good time!!! I also noticed slight staining upon removal - nothing major though.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 4/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glossy and creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = either the Illamasqua counter or their site - cannot remember!

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-) Lovely colour shame about the quality :-|

Thursday, 9 October 2014

China Glaze Escaping Reality



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes). It is a lovely bright neon pink colour that dries semi matte and rubbery! I really liked this finish and the colour! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = rubbery neon
Removal = N/A put glitter on it
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay - I'm sure this was a gift from father-in-law!

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Ciate Fly With Me



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2  minutes a coat). It's a pretty blue colour with a gorgeous red shimmer! That shimmer was tricky to capture, but somehow my husband managed it - so thanks to him and his fancy camera!!! This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = lol I cannot remember!

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Saturday, 4 October 2014

a-England Ophelia



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (2-3 minutes). I was quite surprised with this one. I had expected the polish to be much more purple than this! Just look at the bottle shots! I think it is just like a black. It is okay I guess. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = dark with very subtle glitter
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = a-England official site

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Thursday, 2 October 2014

China Glaze Monte Carlo

This is an old one that I picked up from eBay a good few years ago!



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (4-5 minutes a coat). I think it's slow drying because it is the older version? This is a very pretty colour and I like it a lot! Lasted really well. You may notice my nails are really short compared to the last post? I was cutting them and ended up cutting them too short :-( Oh well I'll learn!!!!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)