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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 :-)

Friday, 27 February 2015

Color Club Dirty Money

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a pretty pale gold textured polish with silver glitter. This one isn't very rough. It's quite pretty. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured and glittery
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from husband

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 23 February 2015

a-England Excalibur (the original)

This is okay to use, okay to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The formula is good but this polish is prone to brushstrokes. Minimal painting for less brushstrokes! It's a really lovely silver polish and quite shiny. I really like this polish. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = a-England official site

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Saturday, 21 February 2015

China Glaze No Peeking!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). And this is a one coater as well! It's a nice metallic aubergine purple. It's pretty. 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 = 1
Finish = metallic like
Removal = easy, but did put glitter on some nails
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Sallys

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes) AND it's a one coater as well. Despite the lid being fairly massive and long, it is really easy to use and paint the nails with. This was my Valentine's gift from my husband :-D It's a really nice red. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy and glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from husband

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-) Yah I finally got it :-D

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Dance Legend Termo Shine 181

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 5 minutes a coat). It's a pretty thermal polish with a funky colour change! It's a darkened red when cold and a lovely pinky red when warm. I really like this polish! Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6.5/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 1
Finish = thermal
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-)

Saturday, 14 February 2015

China Glaze Sugar Plums

All photos taken with the flash.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a really pretty dark colour with lovely holo sparkles. These little sparkles are tiny and quite hard to see! The polish isn't smooth because of these little sparkles - you can just about make that out in the photos. Noticed slight tip wear on a few nails but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo sparkles and slightly textured
Removal = really easy
Purchased from = probably eBay, had it for a while

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Color Club Cold Metal

This is easy to use, easy to apply and really quick drying (1 minute a coat). It's a gorgeous blue with a foil/metallic finish. I'm sure this would be great for stamping ;-) Lasted really well. **Had very slight staining on a few nails but nothing major.**

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = foil/metallic
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Orly Berry Blast

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes). This is such a gorgeous pink with a lovely, subtle shimmer. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3 - it's quite sheer
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Ciate Stiletto

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying time (2-3 minutes a coat). This is a nice green colour and I do like it. 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 jelly
Removal = easy (but put glitter on some nails)
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Friday, 6 February 2015

Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow

This was the glittery polish I put over Nina Ultra Pro Poison Apple.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It is a nice golden glittery topper and looks really nice over the red polish. One coat gave good coverage. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = probably Frasers

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Dance Legend Intergalactic

With the built-in light in the lid:
And one in the sun:
This is okay to use and okay to apply. The formula is really thick, but my bottle arrived leaking so I'm not sure if it's due to that? It took ages to dry, at least 8-10 minutes for the first coat and I made the second coat thicker so that took longer! I think this looks really good but may look better as a topper. The glitters are holographic and come in different shape and sizes. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 4/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly and glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Rainbow Connection

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-) despite the issues, I really like this polish!

Monday, 2 February 2015

China Glaze For Audrey

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (3 minutes a coat). The first coat is slightly streaky but nothing major! Worth mentioning I guess! This is a really pretty colour. My husband bought me this a while back and has been nagging me to wear and I decided I would. To my surprise this polish got lots and lots of compliments! Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)