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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, 21 September 2020

Kiko - Pearly Hot Pink (019)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It is a lovely pink with a subtle shimmer. It is nice and the brush is really good, though it is small but nice to paint the nails with. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 17 September 2020

W7 - Electra



This is okay to use, okay to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is slightly brush-strokey so carefully apply this one. It is an absolutely gorgeous and stunning pink, love it! Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 7 September 2020

Home Bargains - Born To Sparkle

 

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a nice pink based shimmery iridescent polish. Yellows, golds and blues can been seen. Looks good over the dark blue! 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
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Yes Love - G3-6

 This is one of the Holiday Hauls from Spain.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous black polish with different coloured glitters in it. It has little silver ones and slightly larger ones that are red, yellow, green and purple. It is textured too. Looks good I think. Got slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery texture
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Spain on holiday

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Kiko - California Rose (Metal Fusion)

 

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and the polish applies nicely. It isn't really my colour and wasn't into it. I guess it looks okay-ish. Lasted really well. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko online

My Personal Rating = 6/10 great quality polish...just not my colour!


Monday, 3 August 2020

Colour Alike - 560


This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). It is a nice creamy jelly polish with a subtle blue shimmer. You can just about make out the shimmer, especially in the last photo. It lasted okay and is nice enough.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly with shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Colour Alike online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 27 July 2020

Kiko - Cherry Cake (Sicilian Notes)


This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous red that has slight orange undertones. It is also a one coater! So good for just 1 coat! Got slight tip wear but not a lot.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Primark - Golden (mini)


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). The brush is very good for a mini bottle. It looks okay with 2 coats and could be used as a topper as well, with one coat. It is nice enough, but not really my colour. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 good quality, just not my colour

Monday, 20 July 2020

Kiko - 297 Acid Green

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a really nice green and quite bold! Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Barry M - Iced Latte

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It isn't streaky and applied nicely. It is a very light nude brown with yellow undertones. I think it is yellow enough for me to like haha! Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Avon - Eclipse

Last photo indoor lighting, all others in the sunshine!

This is okay to use, okay to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The formula is kinda thick but okay to apply. It is a nice dark holo polish, it looks slightly darken green in some photos and black in others! The holo effect is okay and looks pretty decent indoors too in bright lighting! Lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo sparkly
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Avop rep, a while back

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Kiko - Golden Champagne (Holographic)

Last photo indoor lighting all others in the sunshine.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). I think it is a lovely golden holo polish and looks great in both sunlight and indoor lighting. It lasted very well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Sunday, 5 July 2020

NYX - City Lights

I put this on top of the last post!

This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The glitter applied okay, but make sure you have plenty on the brush. I think it looks nice over the orange. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Paris on holiday

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 26 June 2020

Stargazer - 103 Neon Orange

This is an oldie!

This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is very old and the formula was a tad gloopy. I really need to get a nail polish thinner! It is really nice and bold and looks funky with the UV light, as can be seen in the last photo! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = neon/uv reactive
Removal = n/a put glitter on
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = no idea but think it might have been Osiris

My Personal Rating =  8/10