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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, 26 October 2012

Asda George 18 Princess Pink

Another one from Asda today! This one is called Princess Pink. I'm not quite sure about the pink part!! More purple if you ask me.


With flash.
Natural light.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. It looks more like a purple colour than pink? It's nice enough.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10 fast
Lasted well = swatched
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10 nice!


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Asda George 6 Hot Pink

Haven't had one of these on in ages! This is a gorgeous pink shade.

With flash.

Artificial light.
Natural light.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and very quick drying. The bottle doesn't lie! The brush is excellent and the lid is easy to hold. Went on like a dream. It's a pretty pink colour kinda metallic like I'd say!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = swatched
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10 lovely!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Barry M Silver Sea

Picked this up from eBay ages ago and fancied wearing it now!

All natural light.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying! It's very weak so needs at least 3 coats! Not good when it's a slow drier. It's lovely though, sorta teal/green/turquoise with silver glitter. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shiny glittery
Removal = easier than I thought without tin foil!
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10 liked it pretty!

Monday, 22 October 2012

17 Nail Xtras Black & Gold Glitter Crackle

I fancied trying this on top of the OPI red I had on the other day.

Artificial light.


With flash.


This is easy to use, easy enough to apply and quick drying. It's a weird effect because the glitter is sparkly at first and then when it dries, it's matte! Odd looking. Not so sure about it on top of the red?? Need to try it over another colour and use a top coat to see if the glitter looks less dull! Lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 1
Finish = crackle matte
Removal = okay
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10 nice enough and growing on me slowly

Accessorize Shade 8 Idol

Had fancied wearing this brand and picked this one from the drawer. It's a dark colour.


Artificial light.

With flash.

And natural light.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. The lid is fairly easy to hold and it's got a really good brush. 1 coat would have done, but I used 2. It's black/grey with subtle glitter and a wee blue shimmer to it (2 pic of the bottle). Lasted well.


Rating

Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic/glitter
Removal = easy used tin foil
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10 nice!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

17 Silver Holographic

Spied this in Boots a few weeks ago, had to try it. And the sun was out (rare in Scotland), so thought it a good day for a holo!


All in sunlight!








This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. It's got quite a good holo effect but not as good as Gosh Holographic Hero. I really liked this in the sunlight and the holo effect wasn't too bad in artificial light, but not worth a photo! On the down side I found this didn't last at all well *sob*. Went out shopping and noticed it was scuffed and chipped yikes! So would recommend a top coat. I'll certainly try that next time. It's very pretty though.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 5/10 not at all
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny holo-tastic!
Removal = tricky found the base coat to be a bit pesky (Nfu.OH Aqua)
Overall = 6/10

 My Personal Rating = 7/10 just because it's so lovely :-)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Avon Electric Green

This is a few years old and it's part of the old Arabian Glow collection. It's green!


Artificial light.
Natural light.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. Needs 3 coats for a decent finish. It lasted well. I don't think it's anything special really. Seen better greens than this. I think the word 'electric' makes it sound more vibrant!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = jelly/shiny
Removal = easy
Overall 7/10 good enough quality

My Personal Rating = 6/10 just didn't impress me that much