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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, 18 July 2012

W7 88 Metallic Mars

This is iridescent and gorgeous. Need I say more lol?




All natural light.




This is easy to use and easy to apply. It's quick drying and lasted well. I love it because it's iridescent. Purple and gold and a good changer in different lights.

Rating (new)
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 9/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 10/10
Coats = 2
Finish = Glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10

My personal rating = 7.5/10 gorgeous :-)

Monday, 16 July 2012

Bourjois 54 Cinema a Bombay

I picked this up in TK Maxx in a wee set of 5 dinky 3ml polishes. This is a goldy one.

All natural light.


All above 2 coats.

How cute is that little bottle? It's so tiny and surprising easy to use! The lid is really good to hold and the brush is really good as well, for something so small. Application was good and I found it very easy to paint the nails. Remember though with a wee brush keep all the polish on it, don't wipe if off the side. The first coat was quick drying but the second was slow. I would say it was a sandstone/gold colour. It lasted well too.

6 out 10. All round good polish, just not my colour.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Rimmel Jaded Glamour

This is a Rimmel I picked up about a year ago, I think from one the of pound shops!

All natural light.


All above 2 coats.

This is easy to use and easy to apply. The brush is excellent making it very easy to paint the nails, well certainly for my nail shape. It's fairly quick drying and lasted well. I'd say it's limey green with a subtle gold shimmer to it. Nice :-)

7 out of 10.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Marks & Spencer Sugar Pink

This is quite a subtle colour from the older Marks & Spencer range.

Artificial light.


And natural light.



All above 3 coats!

This is easy to use and easy to apply. The lid is nice to hold and the brush is good making the nail easy to paint. It's fairly quick drying, which is good because it's very subtle and I needed to use 3 coats!  I think it would be better on top of something for sure. It's quite sparkly but need bright light for that! It's nice and will probably try it on top of a dark colour soon. And it did last well!

7 out of 10. I've not been into Marks recently so don't know if they still sell this one.

EDIT - Was in yesterday and they do still sell it but in a slightly different bottle! New range huh? LOL

Monday, 9 July 2012

Collection 2000 23 Show Off

This is a few years old but still available to buy. It's a really nice blue.

All natural light.


All above 2 coats.

This wasn't easy to use or easy to apply because I think I got a dud with a dodgy brush.
Having bought it a few years ago and not remembering where and not keeping the receipt, there is no way I could return it LOL.

Apart from that, it's quick drying. I'd have to say it's absolutely gorgeous and I do intend to wear it again. One thing though, it didn't last long without a top coat, so next time I'll be applying one!

7 out of 10. Easy enough to pick up from Superdrug or Tesco or other places like that.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Barry M 325 Denim

This is one of the newish Barry M polishes that I picked up from Superdrug a few weeks back. It's blue!

All natural light (a miserable day in Scotland).




All above 1 coat! Yeah just 1.

This is easy to use and easy to apply. The brush is good and it's certainly quick drying. It's not glossy and dried to matte/suede type finish. It's absolutely lovely and lasted well. Good good.

8 out of 10. £2.99 from Superdrug, easy to pick up.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Avon Color Trend Romantic

One of the newer Color Trend polishes from Avon. This is quite a subtle one.


All natural light.




All above 2 coats.

This is easy to use and easy to apply. It's got a nice wee lid and brush, making it comfortable to hold and application is a breeze. It's quick drying and lasted well. I think it would be better as a top coat, probably on white! It's got a pretty pink and gold shimmer to it.

7 out of 10. Under £3 from the Avon lady or you can get it from their site.