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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, 17 February 2020

Barry M - Berry Sorbet

This is one of the new Barry M Gelly polishes.

This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is quite streaky on the first coat. I had to use 3 coats due to ridges, so if you have no ridges, you'd get away with 2 coats! It is a pretty baby blue and it lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Boots

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10


Thursday, 13 February 2020

Essence - I'm Cool With It

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5 minutes a coat). It is a lovely iridescent nail polish but shows better in the bottle than on the nail. I found this very hard to capture! It goes from blue to purple. Nice enough. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slightly iridescent
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Amsterdam while on holiday

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Marks & Spencer Textured Sand

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a nice texture but not sure the colour is really for me, maybe too pale! It is slightly sparkly too and not so rough. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method, soak for a minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer, but discontinued

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 - not sure it is a good colour on me :-|


Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - Nailed It

Bonus - over Chanel Elixir:
This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a nice shimmery polish. Yellows, golds and greens can be seen here. Looks pretty good over both colours. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 and 1 as topper
Finish = shimmery
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10



Monday, 3 February 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - Powederd By Glitter

Another one from the set!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a lovely pink based holo glitter polish. Looks okay solo and on the dark colour too. Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Friday, 31 January 2020

H&M Amaranthine

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slowish drying (6-7 minutes a coat). It is nice iridescent shimmery polish. Pink, bronze, coppery and golden colours can be seen. I thought it was nice and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = H&M

My Personal Rating =  7/10

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

NYC Midtown Muse

This is easy to use, okay to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is quite streaky on the first coat and okay on the second, but looking at my photos, I am thinking 3 coats would have been better! It is a lovely mint choc chip nail polish! I like these sort. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy spotty dotty!
Removal = easy enough with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Nail Art - Burns Night

Today we Celebrate Burns Night in Scotland. It is in honour of our famous Scottish poet Robert Burns. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_supper. I decided to try simple nail art for this day!

And products used:
China Glaze Fairy Dust, LA Colors Nail Art Pen, OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay and Barry M Nail Effects White.

I am quite happy with the final manicure though it isn't really great, but my first attempt! Happy Burns Night :-D

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Claire's Blue Pastel Sand

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes - usually textures are quicker). It is a gorgeous light blue texture with a lovely golden shimmer. It is very textured, but doesn't catch on anything. I think it kinda looks like snowfall, certainly wintry anyway! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = texture with shimmer
Removal = easy with foil method, soak for 1 minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Claire's in store

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - Glitter Up

Yet another from the set!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous holo glitter. Really sparkly and fun! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 1.5 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - Be Bold Be Sassy

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous pinky shimmery iridescent polish. Pinks, blues and golds can be seen in this one. Gorgeous. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery iridescent
Removal = okay without foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating =  7.5/10

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - Trend Setter

Another from the set I bought in Home Bargains!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is really nice shimmery polish. The brush is really good and makes painting the nails easy. Gorgeous. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery and slightly iridescent
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - Never Fade Away

Picked this up from Home Bargains in December. Couldn't help myself!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a peach pinky shimmery polish that is slightly iridescent. The brush is really good and makes it easy to paint the nails with. Last really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery iridescent
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains in store

My Personal Rating = 7/10