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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 :-)

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - Nails On Fleek

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice purple/pink iridescent shimmery polish. Looks really good on the darker colour than the light! And pretty cool solo too. Pinks, purples and peaches can be seen. Gorgeous. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery and iridescent
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Friday, 20 March 2020

Miss Sporty - Absolute Mauve

This is one from the Check Matte collection.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a lovely grey matte polish with a purple-ish tone. I really liked this one and it lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Superdrug I think

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - You Glow Girl

Another one from the set...

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a nice shimmery iridescent polish. Golds, pinks and peaches can be seen. Looks lovely over the dark colour. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo, 1 as topper
Finish = iridescent and shimmery
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Friday, 13 March 2020

Kiko - 490 Pearly Salamander Red

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4 minutes a coat). It is a nice coral red-orange colour with a subtle shimmer. I'd say more orange than red - but I don't name polishes! It is nice and 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 = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 7 March 2020

All About Nails - Caribbean Coconut

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slowish drying (6-7 minutes a coat). It is a very pale colour and sheer too! It is a light creamy colour, fancied something light on, but this is too sheer for me and shows all the imperfections of my nails - just look at those ridges yikes! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy and jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Tesco a long time ago, these are well gone!

My Personal Rating = 6/10

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Sinful Colors - Gogo Girl

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a lovely classic red! I really like this sort of red. Noticed slight tip wear.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Poundland maybe

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 28 February 2020

Accessorize Boho Wardrobe - Purple

Haven't had one from this set on in like forever!

This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). This is a mini bottle and you need to make sure there is plenty polish on the brush for good coverage. It is a lovely purple with a slight silver shimmer. It is really gorgeous and lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay a long time ago, but seems to be still available!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 24 February 2020

Kiko - Golden Life

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a nice pale gold with a slight shimmer. 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 = 2
Finish = metallic with slight shimmer
Removal = easier with foil method but still messy!
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 17 February 2020

Barry M - Berry Sorbet

This is one of the new Barry M Gelly polishes.

This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is quite streaky on the first coat. I had to use 3 coats due to ridges, so if you have no ridges, you'd get away with 2 coats! It is a pretty baby blue and it lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Boots

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10


Thursday, 13 February 2020

Essence - I'm Cool With It

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5 minutes a coat). It is a lovely iridescent nail polish but shows better in the bottle than on the nail. I found this very hard to capture! It goes from blue to purple. Nice enough. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slightly iridescent
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Amsterdam while on holiday

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Marks & Spencer Textured Sand

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a nice texture but not sure the colour is really for me, maybe too pale! It is slightly sparkly too and not so rough. 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, soak for a minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer, but discontinued

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 - not sure it is a good colour on me :-|


Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - Nailed It

Bonus - over Chanel Elixir:
This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a nice shimmery polish. Yellows, golds and greens can be seen here. Looks pretty good over both colours. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 and 1 as topper
Finish = shimmery
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10



Monday, 3 February 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - Powederd By Glitter

Another one from the set!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a lovely pink based holo glitter polish. Looks okay solo and on the dark colour too. Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10