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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 :-)

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Rimmel - Moon Walking

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and good and the formula is really good as well. It is a lovely textured purple glittery polish! This one is slightly rough but doesn't catch on anything. It 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, let soak for 1 minute
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Superdrug maybe

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Miss Cheering - Green Holo

I am finally back. Not had a great few months but doing better now. I doubt I'll be posting everyday but will try to post every few days. Thanks to everyone for their kind words :-)

And we have a new brand appearing too!




Last 2 photos indoor lighting, all others in the sunshine!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is really good, it is medium sized and the formula goes on nicely too. It is an amazing green holo polish and looks great both indoors and in the sunshine. This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Amazon but was a gift

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Sally Hansen - Lavender Cloud

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minute a coat). The brush is wide but good and the formula is really good for a white. It is a lovely creamy white and it lasted well. It is so good, that I have made it my "go to white" when I need a white and now sits on my table along with the base coat and my go to dark polish. It has replaced OPI's Alpine Snow!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Can't remember

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Rimmel - Hot Gossip


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is medium sized and good. The formula goes on nicely. This is an older polish, I have had it for a long time well over 15 years at least! It is a gorgeous red with a lovely shimmer and a one coater too! Super! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = shimmery
Removal = n/a put glitter on top, but would say easy!
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Cannot recall

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Miss Beauty - Neon Green

 


This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 mintues a coat).  The brush is good and medium sized. Sadly the formula is quite streaky so needs 3 coats for good coverage and a nice finish. I wouldn't say it was "neon" as such but I do like it and it is bold! Lasted really well. This polish, for me, falls in the Hallowe'en category haha!

Rating
Easy to use = 6/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = cream
Removal = n/a put glitter on but would guess easy!
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = A shop that no longer exists!

My Personal Rating =  8/10
 


Sunday, 12 September 2021

Colour Alike - 108

 



Last photo in the sunshine at the pond. All others indoor lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is good and the formula goes on nicely. The brush is medium sized. It is a nude holo. I am not normally a fan of nudes but love holos! So dilemma for me haha! It has a nice holo effect and the colour grew on me. I doubt I would wear this if it wasn't a holo though. Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 6 September 2021

Kiko - Blue Planet (Ocean Feel Collection)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and wide. The formula is okay, slightly patchy on the 1st coat but builds up nicely on the 2nd. It is a nice blue with white glitter! At first I thought the glitters were purple, but closer inspection revealed they are white! This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = "sea salt" jelly with glitters
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for a minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Marks & Spencer - Gold

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is small but good and the formula goes on nicely. This is an older polish that I got about 10 years ago in a set of 3. I have already blogged one and will get around to doing the other. It is a lovely sparkling gold. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = sparkly/foil type
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay, I remember hunting for it as missed the chance to buy it when it was instore!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Kiko - Enchanted Gold Dust (Artic Holiday Collection)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 mintues a coat). The brush is medium sized and good. The formula goes on nicely too. 2 coats gives good coverage and 1 coat looks good over the blue. It is a nice party glitter for sure. This ones doesn't catch at all and lasted really well. 

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Sally Hansen - Oxide

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The formula goes on nicely and the brush is really wide but good to paint with. It is a really nice dark grey pewter polish with a nice metallic shimmer. It sadly got bad tip wear, but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 5/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Can't remember

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Extra

I'd just like to say RIP Charlie Watts who died yesterday aged 80. I was a huge fan of his and love The Rolling Stones. He will be missed. :-(

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Essence - Little Lila Town

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and good to paint with and the formula goes on nicely. It is a nice lilac with a subtle shimmer. You can just about make it out in the 2nd and 3rd photos. Also, spot the cat hair in the last photo haha! This lasted really well and is nice.

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 = 8/10
Purchased from = Wilko

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 20 August 2021

Kiko - Magenta Starfish (Ocean Feel)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and good to paint with and the formula is really good too. This is slightly textured, certainly not smooth, but it doesn't catch at all. It is really gorgeous and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly glitter but Kiko call it "Sea Salt"
Removal = okay no need for foils
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Avon - Golden Twilight

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is good, it is medium sized and the formula is good and goes on nicely. It is a blacken purple with a nice golden shimmer. This is a lovely polish but sadly didn't last well, it flaked off and I got tip wear too. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 3/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 5/10 - poor poor duration
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 6/10

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Primark - Sangria

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It is a mini bottle but the brush is really good and the formula goes on nicely. I used 2 coats but 1 thick coat would do. It is really nice and lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Kiko - Blush Rose (Holographic)

 




Last photo in the sunshine all others in the indoor lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (8-9 minutes a coat). This seems to be a trend with this line of holos, slow drying. The brush is good and the formula goes on nicely. It is a lovely holo with a slight shimmer! I was impressed with the shimmer, you can see it in the 2nd and 3rd photos. It is nice and lasted really well. Just slow drying. Some holos are and some are super fast!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo with slight shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Kiko

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10