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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 :-)

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Collection 2000 - Big Hair

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). It is an older range, not sure when from...early 2000s? The brush is thin but is good to paint with. It is a lovely and vibrant red. Lasted really 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = I cannot remember, so long ago!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 23 November 2020

Kiko - Rosy Salt (Ocean Feel)

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and makes it easy to paint with, it is wide. This is a nice pale baby pink polish with white glitters. It is described as being a "sea salt" finish, but not really textured. Lasted really well. I used 2 coats here but think 3 might have been better.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = "sea salt"
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for at least a minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 19 November 2020

L'Oreal - Spicy Orange

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good too, wide and makes it easy to paint the nails with. I think it is nice, but more red than orange though! In the photos I used 2 coats, but for short nails, I really think 1 would have done. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Gift!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 16 November 2020

Home Bargains - Pink Glitter

This is from the Go Glitter set that is available from Home Bargains for Christmas - this set is still in the shops. I checked yesterday! As I had mentioned on my other blog Posh Polishes, one of my nails snapped so back to shorties!




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is nice enough and would look nice over a white or dark colour I reckon. 1 coat looks decent solo, I think. I really thought from the bottle I wouldn't like it, but surprisingly it grew on me quickly and ended up really liking it! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = okay with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Barry M - Crushed Ribbon

 



This is okay to use, tricky to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is really awkward to apply so careful application is required or else it kinda splits and shrinks. You can see the lines, especially on the middle finger. I think is looks okay, just a bit too brown for me! I like the finish and it has a little sparkle to it. I must admit it did grow on me over time! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 5/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte velvet
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Barry M online, this is a new line

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Monday, 9 November 2020

Kiko - Platinum Rain (Metal Fusion)

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying ( 8-9 minutes a coat). It is a nice silver and looks pretty good. The brush is wide but nice to use. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Home Bargains - Gold Glitter

I put this on top of Nails Inc Out Of Hours. It is from the Go Glitter set that Home Bargains currently have in store for Christmas.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice golden glitter and looks good over the Nails Inc polish I think. The brush was good and made it easy to apply. 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, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Home Bargains - Silver Glitter

 This is from the new set Home Bargains have for Christmas, Go Glitter.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (6-7 minutes a coat). It looks good solo and as a topper, probably a bit better as a topper though! I think it looks good on the blue for sure! The brush was really good and the lid comfortable to hold. Lasted really well and I thought it was a nice simple glitter.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 topper
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains - this is currently available!

My Personal Rating =  7/10

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Beauty Line Cosmetics - Lime Garnish

 One from the Holiday Hauls, Greece this time.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (8-9 minutes a coat or a bit more). Make sure you dip the brush in and out a few times to get plenty glitters on the brush and this gives good coverage too. I think it looks really awesome and sooooooo Hallowe'en appropriate! It is a greeny yellow base with blue and green and yellow glitters! Lasted really well. Loved it and the only -ve is the drying time, but just use a top coat or spray to speed it up!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy jelly with glitters
Removal = okay with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Greece on holiday

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Kiko - Metallic Jungle Green (088)

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and makes painting the nail nice. It is a lovely golden greeny colour, reminds me a little of Chanel's Peridot. This lasted really well and was impressed with the good formula.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 12 October 2020

Barry M - Cafe Velvet

 



This is okay to use, tricky to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Careful application is required as it shrinks and splits like a crackle polish!!! You can see a few of these lines on the middle finger. It does happen a lot with matte polishes. Try to reduce the strokes on application. It looks okay and I do like the finish, just don't think the colour suits me. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 5/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte velvet
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Barry M website, this is a new one

My Personal Rating = 6/10 not really my colour

Friday, 9 October 2020

Barry M - Kingsland Road

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous baby pink textured polish. It is quite textured but not rough like some. It was one of the first textures Barry M released a fair few years ago, maybe 2013? So just getting around to wearing it haha! 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 = okay but easier with foil method!
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Superdrug or Boots years ago!

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

17 - Nail Xtras Glitter Top Coat

 I put this on top of Essie's #essielove.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It looks nice over the red I think. It is a lovely sparkly glitter! It lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Boots, years ago

My Personal Rating =  7/10

Friday, 2 October 2020

2True - Crystal Shade 8

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and slowish drying (6-7 minutes a coat or slightly longer). It is a nice purple jelly with pink and blue glitters and it is slightly iridescent too! It lasted okay, no complaints there!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly glittery
Removal = okay, not as hard as I thought it would be!
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = It is old and I cannot recall!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Angelica - Phantom

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a lovely deep greeny blue colour that is slightly iridescent. It is lovely and lasted well. Did have slight staining upon removal, but nothing too serious.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jewel toned and slightly iridescent
Removal = easy but had slight staining
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Primark

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Home Bargains - Shine Bright

 So this is the last polish in the set!







This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous blue and purple iridescent polish! I think it looks amazing on the dark colour! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery iridescent
Removal = okay, probably better with foil method!
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating =  8.5/10