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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, 29 February 2020

a-England - Dorian Gray

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a nice dark pewter with a subtle silver shimmer. It is nice but noticed slight tip wear!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slight shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = a-England official site

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Orly - Cake Pop

This is hard to use, hard to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). This is very sheer and very streaky. It shows all the imperfections on the nails - not a polish for ridges for sure! Pity as it is really nice. Now this is a mini bottle and wondering if the normal sized bottle with a bigger brush would have been better? It is a nice white pink and I only swatched this polish.

Rating
Easy to use = 4/10
Application = 4/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = n/a
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy and sheer
Removal = easy
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx as a set

My Personal Rating = 6/10 - poor quality but nice enough!

Saturday, 22 February 2020

China Glaze - Tempest

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5). It is a lovely purple with a slight shift. The shift was really hard to capture. I did try different lighting and different cameras! Still couldn't really get it. It is really nice anyway! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slight iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = so long ago, I cannot remember

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 14 February 2020

Nail Art - Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

I thought I'd try a little bit of nail art - but it isn't great. It is free hand haha!

Products used: China Glaze Ruby Pumps and a-England Iseult.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Max Factor - Tropical Spirit

This is an oldie!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice gold that is slightly orangy. Not sure it is really my colour though? Nice enough and lasted well. Not sure exactly how old this is??? Might be able to still get it online.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10 - good drying for an older polish
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slight shimmery - jewel toned
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = no idea, so long ago!

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Inglot - 320

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). 2 coats were showing my ridges, so I used 3 and that was better! So if you have no ridges, 2 should suffice. It is a gorgeous spring green with a slight subtle blue shimmer. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = slightly shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Inglot shop that no longer exists!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Revlon Bordeaux

This is a scented polish, not had a scented on in a while!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is thin, so make sure you have plenty polish on the brush for good coverage. It is a lovely deep sexy red! It smells like Red Grape Shloer - if anyone knows that! Wouldn't say it was very like wine! The scent was slightly faint and only lasted about 18 hours. The polish lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Scent lasted well = 6/10
Smells like = Red Grape Shloer
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and scented
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundworld

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Chanel Elixir

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying time (4 minutes a coat). One could would have done but I used 2 as my nails are long here! It is a lovely dusty rose colour. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10