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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 :-)

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

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