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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 :-)

Saturday, 31 January 2015

a-England Gloriana

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). This is also a one coater :-D It's a gorgeous burnt orange colour with little golden flecks. It's really pretty. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = shiny with flecks
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = a-England Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 29 January 2015

OPI Green On The Runway

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying time (2 minutes a coat). As this is a mini bottle, make sure you have plenty of polish on the brush for good coverage. It's a gorgeous green iridescent polishes that shifts to red. The shift is really good and easy 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 = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Orly Sugar Plum

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (5 minutes a coat). It's quite a nice colour with a subtle shimmer. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = almost metallic with a subtle shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx, I think!

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 26 January 2015

Illamasqua Baptiste

This is okay to use, okay to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is good and small making painting fairly easy. The lid, however, is tricky to hold with long nails! I had not noticed this being an issue when I had shorter nails! I think it is a gorgeous purple and it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy with a very subtle shimmer
Removal = okay
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = either Illamasqua's online site or Illamasqua counter in Debenhams - can't recall!

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Friday, 23 January 2015

Revlon African Tea Rose

This first 3 photos are with the flash - to show off the shimmer! The last is normal lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). It's a pretty pink colour with a subtle shimmer. It's also scented! This smells like a rose soap bar and Turkish Delights! The scent isn't that strong and faded after a day. Polish lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scent lasted well = 5/10
Smells like = rose scented soap and Turkish Delights
Coats = 2
Finish = scented and shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Poundworld but still retails for at least £6

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sparitual Intellect

This is easy to use, okay to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). The formula is quite thin and runny so make sure you don't have a lot on the brush. The brush is good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's a lovely blue polish with a gorgeous shimmer. The shimmer is slightly iridescent too. It does dry kinda matte and I didn't apply a top coat as I wanted to show the polish as is! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery and semi matte
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 19 January 2015

Dance Legend Argentum

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous pale silver textured polish. The brush was really good and the lid is comfortable to hold, so it's easy painting the nails. Lasted 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
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Morgan Taylor Regal As A Royal

I thought this polish was purple at first, in poor lighting it does look purple! Then when I was taking the photos I realised it was blue! And in daylight it looks blue. Bad light - purple and good light - blue!

This is tricky to use and apply. The formula is quite thick and makes the polish hard to apply to the nails. I found it quite hard to get it even! It's quick drying, about 2 minutes a coat but I had expected longer so that was a nice surprise! I think it's a really gorgeous blue glitter polish. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use =7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method - let soak for at least 1.5 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Sallys

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-) would have been higher if a better formula!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Butter London Knees Up

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes). The brush is thin and really good for painting the nails with. It's such a gorgeous red <3 Mr Posh got this for me a while back and nagged me to wear it! So I did and love it :-D Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 9/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jewel toned and almost metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Gift from husband

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Orly Steal The Spotlight

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a pretty green glitter with little red glitter bits. I think this would look better layered but I do like it solo. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 11 January 2015

China Glaze Igniting Love

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a lovely orange red colour and I do like it. The formula is really good in this polish. Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from father-in-law a while back

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Friday, 9 January 2015

Deborah Lippmann Purple Rain

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 2 minutes a coat). It's a pretty lilac metallic polish. Brush strokes aren't too bad - but still visible on macro! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Frasers but they don't stock them anymore - online various places

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

OPI Hotter Than You Pink

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). The formula is really good with this one compared to the others I've tried! It's a gorgeous girlie pink with a subtle blue shimmer. I really like the 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 = 3
Finish = semi matte neon
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Sallys

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Monday, 5 January 2015

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 minutes a coat). It's a pretty red polish with red glitter through it. It looks so nice and I really like it. This is one of Mr Posh's favourite polishes! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Gift from Mr Posh :-D

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Color Club Indulge Me

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 5 minutes a coat). It's a textured polish but the first two nails I painted weren't textured! How odd. The rest were fine though! This certainly has a better formula than the last few textured polishes I used from Color Club. It's a nice bronze colour with pinky glitter. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Gift from Mr Posh :-)

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)