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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 :-)

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Barry M - Plush Blush

 


This is okay to use, okay to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is wide but good to use. I did a thinner coat on the second and think that helped with application and certainly reduced the lines a little. This is okay but it is a bit too brown for me and wasn't that keen on the colour. Lasted well and nice enough.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish =
Removal = matte velvet
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Barry M online

My Personal Rating = 6/10

Friday, 22 January 2021

Kiko - Lavender Syrup (Sicilian Notes)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 mintues a coat). I did notice that the second coat was a bit slower than the first at drying! It is a lovely lilac purple creamy polish. The brush is thick but paints the nail nicely. 1 thick would probably would have done, but I used 2 here. Gorgeous and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Avon - Perfect Purple

I put this on top of Christian Louboutin - Coccinella from the other blog!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice glitter with purples and pinks and I think it looks good over the orangey/red base. It was smooth and didn't catch on anything, always a plus with this type of glitter. It is nice and 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, but let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Avon rep a while back!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Rimmel - Amazon

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (6-7 minutes a coat). It is an older polish though, not sure how old? Anyone know? It is a gorgeous deep green with a lovely shimmer. The brush is good and easy to paint with. It lasted okay.

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Next - Anaconda

 




Last photo was taken on my phone, all others usual lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It has a thick brush and is good to paint the nail with. It is a gorgeous teal green with a subtle shimmer. It is also slightly iridescent as can been seen in the bottle photo and 3rd photo. Totally gorgeous and lasted well. This one did get a few compliments when I was out shopping! Doesn't happen a lot so worth a mention haha!

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 = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Next Instore

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Kiko - Blazing Burgundy (Holiday Gems)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a one coater though, such richness from one coat I think! It is a gorgeous purple jewel toned polish and it lasted really well. Looks stunning! Like the red before it, I noticed a slight scent when painting but disappeared after it dried?

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = jewel toned
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko Instore

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Monday, 4 January 2021

Home Bargains - Red Glitter

This is from the Go Glitter Set from Home Bargains, which was available for Christmas just there!



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). This is a nice red jelly with gold glitters. It is what I had on for Christmas Day, thought it looked good for the day. It lasted okay and thought it was nice.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Primark - Galactic

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is really good for a mini bottle too! The colour is gorgeous and it has a slight shimmer. This lasted really well too and I think it is gorgeous. You may notice a few cat hairs on the nails, one of my cats was walking all over my table while I was painting and a few hairs must have landed on my nails!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slight shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Primark

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Kiko - Ravishing Ruby (Holiday Gems)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Happy Holidays :-D



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous red that required only 1 coat! Has anyone else used this as I was sure it was slightly scented when I was painting! I didn't noticed a scent when it dried though! It lasted well and it looks super amazing.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 1
Finish = jewel toned
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko Instore

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Friday, 18 December 2020

Maybelline - Marshmallow

 


This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a nice pearly colour but sadly prone to brush strokes! It think it is nice enough, but sure there are better quality pearly polishes out there. It did lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = pearly
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = gift

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Primark - Evergreen

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1 minute a coat). It is a mini bottle but the brush is really, really good. It is a nice green and I really like it. I did use a top coat with it, but only on 3 fingers: index, middle and pinkie....it lasted well with and without the top coat.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Extra

I received a lovely postcard from my blogging friend Stevenson. He has 2 blogs: Stevenson's Postcards and Stevenson Que. Check them out! Thank You :-D


 

Monday, 30 November 2020

Avon - Glitterati

 




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

This is okay to use, okay to apply and slow drying (at least 10 minutes or more). The brush was slightly dodgy but managed to work with it. It is a purple jelly based polish with different glitters, some are holo. It is gorgeous but sadly the glitters chipped off easily and caught on stuff like my clothes and hair, so definitely advise a top coat with this. 

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 5/10
Coats = 1
Finish = jelly based glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = Avon

My Personal Rating = 7/10

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