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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. I have also started wildlife photography, which I enjoy very much. Welcome to my little world :-)

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Orly - Acceptance Speech

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is on the small side but good and the formula is great. It is an amazing looking purple! This lasted really 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

China Glaze - I Believe In Snuffy

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is kind of thin but good and the formula goes on nicely. It is a sort of peachy colour with an amazing shimmer. I wasn't sure at first but it grew on me, I think because the shimmer was really powerful and it wasn't just a peach colour! This lasted really 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx 

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

OPI - My Private Jet

 


Last photo is with the flash, all others my normal lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The formula is really good and the brush is good and wide. Now, I am normally not a fan of browns but this has the sparkles and I do like this one. There is another version of this polish which is a linear holo - it was the original version. I sadly only own this second version! This lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = sparkly
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = I can't remember

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 5 September 2022

a-England - Silver Knight

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Both the brush and formula are really good. The brush is medium sized. It is a gorgeous bold silver. This 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 = okay but probably easier with foil method
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = a-England official site 

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Nails Inc - Bread Street

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Both the brush and formula are really good. This really isn't my colour at all, I really don't like browns and this was supposed to be gingerbread scented like the last post! BUT this was really faint too. I could hardly smell it at all. Sadly this polish flaked too, so lasting time isn't great. All in all a let down!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 4/10
Scent lasted well = 0/10
Smells like = nothing really
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy 
Removal = easy
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = Nails Inc Online

My Personal Rating = 6/10

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Nails Inc - Pudding Lane

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The formula is really good and the brush is wide but good as well. It is a nice colour and I really like it BUT it is meant to be gingerbread scented. The scent is VERY faint and only lasted 2 hours. I reckon with a super sense of smell, you'd struggle with this. That said, it did last well and as a normal polish it is really good.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scent lasted well = 1/10
Smells like = ginger
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Nails Inc online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 15 August 2022

Essie - Jade To Measure

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It has a wide brush but is good and the formula goes on nicely. This ia s lovely metallic green that is slightly iridescent, it looks more iridescent in the bottle than on the nails though! 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

China Glaze - Bend Over Backwards

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is thin but really good and the formula goes on nicely. It is a lovely red that has a slight shimmer to it. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery/metallic
Removal = easy 
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay I think

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Models Own - Radiant Pink

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). Ugg and it took 3 coats as well...too long! The formula is okay but a tad on the sheer side and the brush is really good. It is a nice pink with a silver shimmer. Lasted really well only bummer was the drying time. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 4/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 14 July 2022

OPI - Do You Think I'm Tex-y

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush and formula are both really good. It's a nice pink sorbet colour. The finish is jelly and it is okay. I got some tip wear but it lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = Jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay I think

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Essie - Sunshine State Of Mind

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). Both brush and formula are really good. It goes on the nails nicely. It is a lovely creamy coral leaning orange. Lasted really 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

China Glaze - At Vase Value

 


This is hard to use, hard to apply and good drying (2 minutes a coat). It goes on patchy and prone to bald spots and streaking when painting. The formula is poor and the brush is good. It is a pretty matte baby blue but poor quality. It flaked within 1 day!!! So didn't last well at all. I doubt I'll be using this one again!

Rating
Easy to use = 5/10
Application = 0/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 0/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 3/10
Purchased from = can't remember

My Personal Rating = 5/10 

Friday, 24 June 2022

OPI - Chop-Sticking To My Story

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4 minutes a coat). Both the formula and brush are really good. This polish goes on the nails nicely. It is an orange leaning towards brown! It looks okay and this one actually grew on me, I think it is orange enough for me to like it! Lasted really 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay I think years ago

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 17 June 2022

OPI - Redipus Oedipus

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (6 minutes or more). This is a really old polish though! The brush is thin but good to use and the formula is good too. It is a lovely red polish with a really nice shimmer. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = I can't remember

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

a-England - St Michael's Mount

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is very wide and it is okay to use. The formula is really good. This is a dark brown and as you know I am not really a fan of browns, so was unsure about this. I must admit it did grow on me and it has the added advantage of being a 1 coater too! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = a-England official site

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Sparitual - Home

Hello everyone!! I am finally back! Between life, a kid and work - really not had much time to blog or paint my nails. I will try to post as much as I can. Thanks to everyone for their kind and nice messages.

I have also started another blog with photos too: https://ananka1.blogspot.com/ 

Anyway on with the nail polishes.



This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is medium sized and good to use. It does paint but it was more of case of dabbing it on. It is a nice mix of glitters and looks good solo and on top of the darker colour. I think it would look good as a topper on several colours. This lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 6/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 as a topper
Finish = glitter
Removal = okay with foil method let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10