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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 :-)

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Ciate Shaken Not Stirred

I sadly have short nails again. I had a slight accident with a knife - sliced my nail. So I decided to cut them short. I was lucky it wasn't my finger! Thank goodness for long nails ;-)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a really pretty colour with a very slight shimmer, you can just about see it in the bottle. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slightly shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = I think it was TJ Hughes

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Marlowe the Dog

No polish today, just a few photos of my puppy. I know a few of you had requested an update :-D



He's getting a lot bigger... look at how small he was before:

His training is going very well and he is good at picking up things quickly. Thankfully he has stopped his biting, that puppies tend to do. I had a few sore arms with it!

Being a Wirehaired Vizsla, he is starting to get quite hairy especially around the face. It won't be long before he'll have his little beard and moustache.

Sadly him and my Bengal cat aren't getting on very well. The cat keeps winding him up :-( One of the female cats is doing really well and I think Marlowe and her will be good friends soon :-) Any time he see her, his tail starts to waggle :-D

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Illamasqua Omen

And under the UV light:
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a nice green with a semi-matte satin type finish and it does have a silver shimmer too! It also comes alive under the UV light! It looked pretty funky I'd have to say. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Monday, 20 July 2015

Morgan Taylor Watt Yel-lookin' At?

This is okay to use, okay to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's quite streaky and needed careful application. It did sort itself out after 3 coats though! It's a lovely bright yellow. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = n/a put glitter on, would guess easy!
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Sallys

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Color Club Riviera

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-1.5 minutes a coat). It's a lovely textured polish with blue glitters. It's not very rough and the formula was really good. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = texture
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = head2toe

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Deborah Lippmann Dancing In The Sheets

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a pretty dark purple with a lovely blue shimmer. Some of the above photos are taken with the flash to show off the shimmer. It is also slightly iridescent! Slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

**Now a funny thing happened....this chipped within 30 minutes of wearing it and all I was doing was watching TV! As it was late and I needed to get to bed, I decided to put a top coat on it so it wouldn't chip anymore!** It then chipped really badly at work. I had only changed my base coat a few days prior and worn Avon Hot (which also chipped slightly). I've never had bad chipping like this before. So I decided to try wearing it again with my Butter London base coat. And what do you know, it didn't chip and lasted really well. I will review the base coat on my other blog, hopefully tomorrow.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10 with a good base coat!
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 12 July 2015

China Glaze I'd Melt For You

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a really nice silver shade that would be great for stamping! Unfortunately I got cat hair stuck in it when I was painting! Hadn't realised until I saw the photos :-| So apart from that it's great!!! It's a smaller bottle but the brush is really good. It's so shiny and it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = foil and metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Sallys

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Thursday, 9 July 2015

OPI The Sky's My Limit

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous colour with a great shimmer and a slight blue shift, you can make that out in the last photo. It think this is really gorgeous. It lasted 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 = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Orly Fabfuschia

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the formula applied nicely! It's a one coater as well!! Lovely colour. I noticed slight tip wear and a small chip. I think maybe because it was only one coat?

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Dance Legend White Noise

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a nice white texture with black dots and silver sparkles. The silver sparkles are quite subtle though! The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Friday, 3 July 2015

a-England Incense Burner

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). This is a kinda brown and purple polish with a slight iridescent shimmer that looks green in certain lights. It was quite hard to capture and hope the photos show it off well enough! AND it was a one coater - don't you just love 'em! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = iridescent and slightly shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = a-England Official Site

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)