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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, 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

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Miss Sporty - Steelusion

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a nice grey blue colour with holo sparkles. It is also slightly iridescent, as can be seen in the last photo. It is really nice and lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo sparkles and slightly iridescent
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Boots, a long time ago!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Friday, 19 June 2020

Avon - Surf


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a nice green polish with a shimmer. It is very sheer and is probably better as a topper! It is very lovely and is lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = not sure!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Next - Mermaid Night

A new brand to my blog today. This is a nail polish from Next.




This is okay to use, okay to apply and decent drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice deep blue that is slightly iridescent as you can see in the 4th photo - a little purple. The lid is okay to hold and the brush is very good but it is wide. I don't mind wide brushes. Lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slight iridescent
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Next

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 12 June 2020

Barry M - Candy Floss

This is okay to use, okay to apply and decent drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is streaky on the first coat and not too bad on the second. It is a nice baby pink colour. Lasted really well. Like this a lot.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Boots

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 8 June 2020

Collection 2000 - 280

This is one from the old range of Collection 2000 - not exactly sure how old it is?

This is easy to use, easy to apply and decent drying for a old polish (5 minutes a coat). It is a peachy orange colour with a slight shimmer. The bottle says it is frosted - I guess it is. 1 coat would have done but I used 2. Have to say for being a very old polish was very impressed! It lasted well too. These oldies are still available on eBay as job lots or such.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = frosted/slight shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = eBay I reckon!

My Personal Rating = 7/10