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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, 2 December 2016

Quiet times here in December

As with previous years, this blog will be quiet because I have the Ciate Advent Calendar! But Posh will be busy!

Join me there: Posh Polishes

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Yes Love Concrete G18-3

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a nice blue texture with cool red and blue bits! Not too rough either. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = texture
Removal = easy enough with foils - let soak for a few minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Colour Alike Footprints

All with flash:

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). Like all CA polishes, this dries and is slightly scented! It's a nice nude holo and I really like it! Lasted 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 = CA International Site

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Friday, 25 November 2016

Angelica Party Pants

I put this over China Glaze Shore Enuff!
This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a lovely mixed glitter. Looks good on the green. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foils let soak for 2-3 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Primark

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Colour Alike Sirius

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5 minutes a coat). OMG it truly is iridescent! So many colours! Like all the CA polishes this dries and is slightly scented. Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise. WOW!

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

My Personal Rating = 9/10 :-)

Monday, 21 November 2016

Claire's Valentines

I put this on top of OPI Venice The Party?

This is hard to use, hard to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes). You have to fish the hearts out and it is quite difficult to get them out! It also requires dabbing too. I think it does looks nice and despite the troubles fishing, I do like it! My only problem was picking the hearts off and it did last well if I didn't pick!

Rating
Easy to use = 4/10
Application = 4/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10 if you don't pick!
Coats = 1/fishing/dabbing
Finish = hearts and glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 3 minutes
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = Claire's

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Seventeen Pastel Confetti Blue

I put this on top of Orly Smoulder.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a lovely blue glitter with an iridescent shimmer! Absolutely gorgeous! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery shimmery
Removal = easy with foils - let soak for 3 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Boots

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-)

Monday, 14 November 2016

Avon Aurora

In the sun:



Flash:

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a pretty colour and quite a subtle holo. I think the flash photos so off the holo more and looks good! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = subtle holo
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 11 November 2016

Maybelline Black To The Basics

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (1st coat 2 minutes and 2nd coat about 6 minutes). It is a really nice black with a kinda vinyl finish! Really like it! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = vinyl
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

New Look Mid Green

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (at least 10 minutes). It is a nice glittery textured green. And it isn't too rough either! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery texture
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = New Look

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-) Nice but long drying for a texture!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Collection Peacock

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (about 3 minutes a coat). It's a lovely green polish with a nice shimmer! Noticed slight tip wear, but it lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = I think it was Tesco or Superdrug! Can't recall which one.

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 4 November 2016

Essence Brazil Jungle

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes). It's a nice creamy green! Very pretty! Lasted 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 = 8/10
Purchased from = Wilko

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Kleancolor Silver Purple

This is easy to use, easy to apply and very slow drying (about 10 minutes a coat). Slow drying is typical of most Kleancolor polishes I've tried! It is nice enough, quite subtle and delicate! Noticed it did dent after an hour too! Lasted okay otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 4/10
Coats = 2
Finish = pearl-like
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 6/10

Hopefully I am back this time! :-)

Monday, 25 July 2016

Barry M Cobalt Blue

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a nice creamy blue. Lovely! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = n/a put glitter on it - would guess easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Superdrug, I think!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Seventeen Rock Hard Couture Nail Effects Celestial Pearl

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 minutes a coat). It's a nice pretty white textured polish with lovely sparkles! Looks kind of bridal too! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery texture
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Boots

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Marks & Spencer Red

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (3 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous red colour! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer - sadly they don't do it anymore :-|

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)