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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, 31 August 2015

Chanel Coco Blue

I've had this since it first came out for Fashions Night Out 2011 and this is the first time I've tried it *hangs head in shame*.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous baby blue colour with a very subtle silver-like shimmer. I tried my best to capture it and you can just about make it out in the middle photo. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy with subtle shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Frasers all those years ago!

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 29 August 2015

China Glaze Don't Be A Luna-tic

This is okay to use, okay to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It is prone to bald patches and dragging, so make sure you have plenty of polish on the brush and carefully apply it! It's a pretty light blue/grey holo. I only swatched this so no idea of how long it lasted!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = N/A as swatched
Coats = 2
Finish = holo
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Orly Dazzle

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous shiny silver. It's really nice! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny!
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = it might have been TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Dance Legend Blueberry Mousse

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (10-15 minutes a coat). It applies easily and the brush is good. I did dip the brush in and out a few times to make sure I had a good amount of glitter on the brush. It is quite sheer and I've used 2 coats here. You could layer it over a white or lilac for a less sheer look. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 4/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for at least 1.5 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-) despite the slow drying, I really like the polish!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

China Glaze Of Coarse

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (3 minutes a coat). It's a pretty blue texture. I'd say this is one for the hardcore texture fans though! ;-) Lasted really 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, okay without
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Nail Polish Direct

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Monday, 17 August 2015

China Glaze Treble Maker

And under the UV light:
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Make sure there is plenty of polish on the brush for good coverage, as this is a mini! It's a really nice green and look pretty funky under the UV light too! Lasted 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 = Nail Polish Direct I had a problem with my order and they got it sorted - I was happy with their customer services

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Nails Inc Burlington Arcade

Between puppying, cats, work, husband and friends. I've not had a lot of time for ME! Painting my nails and blogging is 'me time'. I intend to post some more puppy photos over the next few days or next week. :-)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous metallic, jewel toned polish. It's sorta a raspberry red colour and really is gorgeous :-D Happy with the formula and brush. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic jewel-toned
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx, I think

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Ciate Doll Face

This is the final chapter of the Ciate Nightmare ;-)

This is really hard to use, really hard to apply and quick drying (about a minute a coat). It's the same as the others before it, really streaky and hard to apply. I had plenty on the brush and would advise minimal brush strokes. Lasted really well. I must admit for a brown it's okay ;-)

Rating
Easy to use = 3/10
Application = 2/40
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = porcelain
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 5/10
Purchase from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-)

Summary
I have posted all 5 of these polishes: Paper Doll, Baby Doll, Poppet and Sweet Pea. The formula is very poor on these and if you do fancy some of them, I recommend getting the larger, full-size bottles as I think application would be a little bit easier than with the mini bottles I used. Despite the application issues I have enjoyed the set and love the finish. My favourites are probably Paper Doll, Poppet and Sweet Pea :-D

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Chanel Orage

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a nice dark grey, almost black polish. It does have a nice shimmer, but I found that hard to capture. You can just about make it out in the 2nd bottle photo. It's a really nice 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
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = I think it was John Lewis

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Monday, 3 August 2015

Models Own Fizzy Cola

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (6-7 minutes a coat). The brush is quite thin but good. It's a scented polish and this is the only reason I bought it. As you know, I'm not a big fan of browns. I guess the gold glitter is nice. SADLY the scent is very faint and disappeared after a few hours. It did smell like cola bottles, but I had to sniff hard! All in all a left down :-( I also noticed tip wear.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Scented lasted well = 1/10
Smells like = cola bottles
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = Models Own website

My Personal Rating = 5/10 :-(