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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. I have also started wildlife photography, which I enjoy very much. Welcome to my little world :-)

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Primark - Energy

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The formula and brush are both good. The brush is medium sized. This is an amazing purple colour that is shimmery and iridescent! Totally gorgeous and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery and iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Primark instore

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Seventeen - Polka Dots ~ Black Red Mix

I put this on top of the last post - Collection 2000 Mint Mojo




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). It is more dabbing really, than painting on. It is nice but I think this has faded. It is maybe 7 years old or so. Some nail polishes do fade over the years. The pink dots should be red! Regardless of the fading, it does look okay on the green I think. This lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1 but more dabbing on
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 3 minutes though
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Boots a long time ago!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Collection 2000 - Mint Mojo

This is an oldie, early 2000s possibly!



This is easy to use, okay to apply and good drying (2 minutes a coat). The brush is thin but good. The formula is slightly streaky but builds up nicely after 3 coats which isn't so bad as it is fast drying! It is a nice sage green. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = n/a put glitter on this, would guess easy as creamy!
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = so long ago I cannot remember!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Fashion Make-Up - 138



This is from my Holiday Hauls. I got this in France while we were on a road trip in 2019. When I visit a new country or am on holiday outwith the UK, I always pick up nail polishes!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The formula is really good and the brush is too and it is wide. This is a lovely and totally gorgeous teal shimmery polish! It lasted really well. Great colour and quality.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery/metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = In France!

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 6 October 2022

Kiko - Fascinating Red (Arctic Holiday)

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (1-2 minutes a coat). The brush is medium sized and good. The formula paints well but you need to dab it on a little too. It is a nice red glitter. I think it looks slightly better over the white but does look good over the blue and solo. This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 as topper
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 26 September 2022

Barry M - Rock Pool

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Both formula and brush are really good, the brush is wide. It is a lovely teal colour, it does show more blue-ish in the photos but was hard to capture, even in daylight with my phone camera! This lasted really 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 = 9/10
Purchased from = Barry M site

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 16 September 2022

Technic - Flamingo

 


This is easy to use, okay to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is medium and good. Formula is okay but make brushstrokes minimal and plenty polish on the brush as it is prone to bald spots. It is a lovely bright semi matte polish. I do like a good neon! It lasted okay and noticed some tip wear.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Kiko - Allegory Of Spring (Tuscan Sunshine Collection)

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is wide but good and the formula goes on nicely. This is also scented and smells like flowers. The scent was strong at first and lasted for at least 19 hours. The polish itself lasted well too.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scent lasted well = 7/10
Smells like = pretty flowers
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and scented
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 1 September 2022

W7 - Nebula

 



This is easy to use, okay to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). The brush is really good but the formula is slightly brush-strokey so minimisse strokes to stop this from happening! It is a lovely metallic purple. Totally gorgeous and lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 4/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic but W7 site says shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = B&Ms

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 30 August 2022

New Look - White

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). Both the brush and formula are good. It is a lovely white textured polish and it isn't too rough! This lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 22 August 2022

Kiko - Metallic Tangerine (060)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (1 minute a coat). Both the brush and formula are really good. And it lives up to the fast dry claim certainly! It is a nice orange gold with a shimmer but I still am not sure it looks good on me and think it looks too "peachy" and I really don't suit such colours. Noticed tip wear but lasted well otherwise. Great quality but just not my colour!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Kiko - Teal Blue

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is supposed to be quick drying but wouldn't say it was super speedy haha! The brush is medium sized and good and the formula is okay. It is a nice dark blue but not what I would call "teal". This lasted okay and I like these deep dark blues. This DID NOT stain. Sometimes blues can stain, but this thankfully didn't!

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Kiko - Golden Lavender (Holographic)

 



Last photo studio lighting, all others in the sunshine!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). The others in this collection are also slow. The formula is really good and the brush too. This is a lovely purple holographic polish that has a slight shimmer too, you can just make it out in the second photo at the side of the bottle. Sadly this shimmer isn't really visible on the nails. This lasted really well and is truly gorgeous!

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 = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Barry M - Crown

Bit late with this one! Barry M released 2 polishes to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year. This is one of them and the other was a silver, which I'll get around to wearing and posting.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and easy to use and the formula is really good and goes on nicely. It is a kinda yellow toned gold and nice but sadly doesn't really suit me. I find these colours don't look too good on me! It is great quality and lasted really well, just not my colour.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Barry M Site - both are still available just now in the sale at £1.99

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10


Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Make Up Gallery - Purple Sheen

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is medium sized and good. The formula is also good and goes on nicely. It is an amazingly gorgeous purple shimmery iridescent polish!!!! Totally loved wearing 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 = shimmery and iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Poundland

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Rimmel - Coral Crush

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Both the brush and formula are good. It is a lovely pinky peachy colour with a great shimmer. It is really lovely and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = can't remember

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10