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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 :-)

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Marks & Spencer Textured Polish Turquoise Mix

I picked this up a fair few weeks ago. Mr Economy couldn't understand why I was so excited!
This is easy to use, easy to apply and mega quick drying. It looks amazing and gorgeous. Love it! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = textured liquid sands goodness
Removal = easier than I imagined, no tin foils required
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = A big M&S store. They currently have it on the official site for £2.50: linky

My Personal Rating = 9/10 *faints*

Friday, 27 December 2013

Bourjois Shade 14

I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday period. And spare a thought for those poor people affected by the storms in the UK.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying though not as quick as they'd have you believe! The brush is mental, it's really thick and one stroke does the nail! It's good though and easy to use. I think it is a lovely colour with a subtle shimmer to it. These bottles don't fit in the Helmer hehe. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 9/10 went on like a dream
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = shimmery
Removal  = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = a long time ago, I think, from Tesco. Probs still available online

My Personal Rating = 8/10 gorgeous

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Collection 2000 Jitterbug

This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. It's a lovely metallic blue colour! The brush is really good and the lid is easy to hold! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 went on nicely
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = either Superdrug or Boots, can't remember!

My Personal Rating = 8/10 like it, another blue!!!!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Miss Sporty Aurora Borealis

Ohhhh
This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's a lovely iridescent colour!!!! Blue and purple and sometimes bronze. Lasted well and it's pretty!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 9/10 went on like a dream
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = iridescent and glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 8/10 nice :-)

Monday, 16 December 2013

Barry M Bright Red

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. It's a one coater!!! It's a lovely red colour. Prone to slight scuffing but I think that's because it is only one coat!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 went on nicely
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glossy and almost jelly like
Removal = easy and not messy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = either the official website or Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 7/10 a nice enough red

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Asda George 58 Venom (Matte)

This is okay to use, and iffy to apply. It's slightly gloopy but okay to work with. You need a thick coat or else this happens:
Crackle! :-( It's quick drying for sure. I think it's a nice matte black but was prone to scuffing, I guess that is just the nature of these polishes.

Rating
Easy to use = 6/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time=  8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 1 very thick one
Finish = matte
Removal = easy used foils
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from  = Asda

My Personal Rating = 7/10 not great quality but a stunning looking polish!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Kleancolor 214 Glamour Barbie

Oh how I love Kleancolor polishes!
*All fingers, except pinky, used with Top Coat*

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying, that's why I used a top coat! I used Ciate's Speed Coat as it was part of the Advent Calendar! This is a gorgeous pink colour with holo glitter sparkles! It lasted well with and without the top coat!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 went on nicely
Drying time = 6/10 but quick with top coat
Lasted well = 8/10 both with and without top coat
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery sparkly holo-tastic
Removal = easy used tin foils
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 8/10 love it so girly!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

W7 Wild Blue

This is okay to use, so-so to apply and slow drying! The formula was a bit gloopy, perhaps that was just my bottle, and this made it hard to work with. Tended to drag and not paint the nails properly. Despite all that, it's still a gorgeous blue! Lasted well. Put Ciate Sequins Miss Mistletoe on top of 3 nails! Check it out.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny
Removal = used foils for all nails as not to make a mess
Overall = 6/10 but that might just be a gloppy bottle?
Purchased from = Watt Bros in Glasgow

My Personal Rating = 8/10 love the colour haha sucker for blues!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Quiet times in December

Having bought the Ciate Advent Calendar, I won't be around as much on this blog as I'll be trying to keep up with the posting on my other blog: Posh Polishes.

I will try to post here as much as I can :-) but why not head over to my other blog to see how I get on!

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Stargazer 129 Black

On this very sad St Andrew's Day in Scotland it only seems fitting to post a black colour. My thoughts are with everyone involved and beyond. :-(


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying. It's quite old, maybe about 10 years or so but still in good condition. Lol it was the first black polish I ever owned.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 went on nicely
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = N/A swatched
Coats =1
Finish = shiny
Removal = N/A put glitter on top
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = I think it was Osiris

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 28 November 2013

All About Nails Emerald

The name of this totally confuses me, you'll see why.....

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying wise. It's a lovey black/charcoal colour, not emerald!!!! It has a subtle sparkle to it. Lasted well and it's cool.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = subtle shimmery
Removal = okay and not too messy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Tesco sadly they appear to have discontinued this range!

My Personal Rating = 7/10 good quality for 99p!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

17 Seventeen Rock Hard Couture Nail Effects Charm Bracelet

This is easy to use, easy to apply and really slow drying. It's a gold and sparkly texture polish. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = texture
Removal = used tin foils so easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Boots

My Personal Rating = 7/10 good quality and was okay, not as taken by this as other texture polishes!

Friday, 22 November 2013

MeMeMe 80 Impulsive

It seems like forever since I last wore a MeMeMe polish. Picked this one.
This is okay to use, okay to apply and fairly quick drying. The brush in these newer bottles is huge and it's okay to work with on the whole nail. The first coat was quite streaky but the second was okay as it was thicker. It's a mega bright acid greeny yellow colour. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and glossy
Removal = easy and not too messy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 7/10 quite nice!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Technic Turkish Sea

As promised, here is the colour I had to transfer into empty bottles.
The lid snapped from the brush so I had to transfer this into an empty bottle I bought from eBay. The bottles themselves are easy to use, the brush is pretty good and they are easy to work with. The polish was okay drying time wise. It's a gorgeous blue colour! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 went on nicely
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = metallic like
Removal = easy and not too messy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = I think it was Bodycare

My Personal Rating = 7/10 gorgeous colour and the bottle worked a treat!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Empty Bottles

I recently had a minor accident with a Technic polish, that I'll post about next. I didn't have any empty bottles so I thought it was about time I ordered some!
These bottle are pretty good. They are only 5mls though, but that will do me. It's very easy to pour into them. The brush has some gunk on it, but you just need to flick it off before use. I was very pleased with these and highly recommend having empty bottles for emergencies!!

Here's a link to them, from eBay: empty bottles

8/10 for sure!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Technic Christmas Cracker

I put this on top of Siona Island.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. You get good coverage with 1 coat. It's a lovely red glitter and looks cool on the green. Christmassy or what! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy, used the tin foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Bodycare

My Personal Rating = 7/10 red and glittery!

Monday, 11 November 2013

W7 Strawberry Daiquiri

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying. It's a pretty pink colour with a slight gold/orange shimmer to it. 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 glittery
Removal = okay
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Watt Bros

My Personal Rating = 7/10 pretty!