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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, 3 April 2021

Nina Ultra Pro - Burnt Orange

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and slowish drying (6-7 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous orange with an amazing glowing shimmer! Looks fab. Both the brush and formula were good. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery glow
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Sally's

My Personal Rating =  7.5/10

Monday, 29 March 2021

Marks & Spencer - Slate Blue

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is good and is nice to paint with. It is a lovely blue grey polish with an amazing shimmer. It does look nice. I did, however, got slight tip wear after housework, though lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer in store, but they stopped this range!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Colour Alike - 561

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is good and the formula too, making it easy to paint with. It is a lovely purple with a slight subtle shimmer. Like all the earlier CA polishes this is slightly scented too. This lasted really well too.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy with shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Colour Alike's online site

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Beauty UK - Moonstone

 


Even though is says "Posh Polish" it was under £5 so belongs on this blog haha!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is nice and good but it is small though. The formula is really good and goes on nicely. It is a lovely blue toned silver foil. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = foil
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 1 minute
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Superdrug maybe, this is a old polish

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 8 March 2021

Essence - The Heat Is On




This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is slightly sheer on the 1st coat but okay on the 2nd. It is a nice enough cherry red. BUT this is meant to be a thermal polish and I didn't notice a change? Maybe slightly purple at the tips in the last photo? I did run it under the hot tap for a while. It also didn't last well at all, got awful tip wear early on!!! So for me this nail polish was a total fail :-(

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 4/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly thermal
Removal = easy
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = Essence pop up store years ago

My Personal Rating = 5/10

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Claire's - Ditsy Floral Blue

I put this on top of Color Club's Almost Famous from my other blog.



This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It was more dabbing than painting and had to fish for the glitters haha! It a nice mixture of glitters with cute blue flower shaped glitters as well. It looks amazing on the yellow! It does catch so use a top coat with this. I only swatched this so no idea if it lasted well!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = n/a swatched only
Coats = 1 dabbed!
Finish = glittery
Removal = foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Claire's

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 26 February 2021

Accessorize - Superstar

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is quite sheer on the first coat but builds up nicely on the second. It is a lovely blue with a nice shimmer. The brush is decent and is easy to paint with. This lasted well and didn't stain!

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 22 February 2021

NYC - Nolita's Lolita

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (8 - 9 minutes a coat). It is a lovely pale blue dotty nail polish. The brush is really good and is medium sized. I really like these style of polishes and this one lasted really well. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = spotty dotty
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes though
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Superdrug I think years ago

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Barry M - Crimson Couture

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and this one applies nicely. I'd have to say this is the best formula of the 6 polishes from the range. And it is a gorgeous deep colour with a great finish. Lovely and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = velvet matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Barry M online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Colour Alike - 596 Vega

 




And bonus photos with the ducks ;-)


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous mad iridescent polish! So many colours can be seen! It is very versatile! I took a few photos in the outside world at the local ducks. I am a huge fan of the Muscovy Ducks! This lasted really well and is truly amazing!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Colour Alike's Site

My Personal Rating = 9/10

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Barry M - Modern Mauve

 


This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is thick but good to use. This is a nice colour and I really like the finish too. Carefully painting is needed though and minimise brush strokes as well. I really liked this colour and it lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte velvet
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Barry M online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 8 February 2021

Marks & Spencer - Crystal (Textured)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). This is a gorgeous white texture that is slightly sparkly! The brush is decent and it is easy to paint with. It is a little bit rough but doesn't catch on anything. It is gorgeous and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer a while ago, these aren't available anymore but do appear on eBay!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Friday, 5 February 2021

Sally Hansen - Royal Invite

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat).  It is a gorgeous purple that looks kinda blue in certain lights. The brush is good and the lid is comfortable to hold and this had a nice formula too. Gorgeous and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jewel toned
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = I cannot remember!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Barry M - Oyster Pink

 


This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is really wide and good to paint with. I think thinner coats are better for this type of formula. I think it looks more brown than pink, but I like this one as it isn't totally brown! Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 29 January 2021

W7 - Serenity

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slowish drying (5-6 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and makes it easy to paint with. It is a nice colour with a golden shimmer - it is almost glowing! 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 = shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = B&Ms

My Personal Rating = 8/10