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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, 27 April 2013

Angelica Twilight

Yah Primark in Scotland finally have these nail polishes!
This is okay to use and okay to apply. The brush isn't the best I've used and the formula was slightly gloopy. It's mega mega slow drying as well and it's quite smelly, like the older polishes due to not being 'nasty chemical free'! But all that said, it's worth it because it's cool and iridescent :-) It changes from a gorgeous deep blue to a gorgeous deep purple, you can just about make it out in the pics. Lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 6.5/10
Application = 6.5/10
Drying time = 4/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy and iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = Primark - they have a wide range of colours either £1 or £2.50

My Personal Rating = 7/10 I just can't resist iridescent polishes :-D

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Avon Mandarin Magic

This is the last of the new Avon fruity polishes!

This is easy to use and quick drying. I had a slight issue with the lid. The black part of it came off, but it was fairly easy to paint the nails and application was good. It's an orange colour with gold flecks, I think the pictures do the talking lol! I noticed slight tip wear after about 6 hours, but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10 even with lid trouble!
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 6.5/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy with flecks
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 22 April 2013

Avon Apple Of His Eye

This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. I'd say it's a lovely red with gold flecks. Lasted okay but was prone to slight scuffing. Hadn't had this problem with the previous colours.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6.5/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy with flecks
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Avon Honeydew Dazzle


This is easy to use, awkward to apply and okay drying. The first coat is very streaky so make sure you have plenty on the brush for the next few coats. I always find it best to have a thin layer for the first coat. It's a minty green colour with subtle green flecks. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy with flecks
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Avon Seduce Me Strawberry

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. It's pink with kinda red flecks in it. It's lovely and lasted well. How cute!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = almost jelly like with flecks
Removal = easy
Overall =8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 19 April 2013

Avon Grape Goddess

Ugg it's been a long and hard nightshift and I'm just about to head to bed, thought I'd better post this before I starts the zzzzzzs.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying. It's a sort of magenta colour with purple flecks and a shimmer to it. Lasted really well. It's absolutely gorgeous. Love it.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly with flecks, glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 8/10 I seriously love this polish :-)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Avon Divine Lime


This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying, It's a lime green polish and is jelly like with green/gold flecks that look sorta blue in natural light. It's from the new range of Avon polishes. At first I didn't really like it, thought it look yuck on my nails, but it grew on me. Lasted really, really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 3
Finish = glossy and jelly with flecks
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Body Collection Crystal Suede - Little Black Dress

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying!!! It's a matte black with green and pink glitter. It's very like the OPI Liquid Sand polishes, certainly in look and feel. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = matte and texture with glitter
Removal = easy, seriously easy without the tin foil
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = I'm pretty sure I got it from Bodycare a few years back

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Collection 2000 51 Starlet


This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. It's a gorgeous red with a subtle shimmery sparkle to it. Lasted really well!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny with subtle shimmer
Removal = okay
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = can't remember, but probably either Boots or Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Avon Arabian Glow Teal Infusion


This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. Just make sure there is plenty of polish on the brush. It's a gorgeous greeny turquoise colour. It's lovely and lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy
Removal = okay
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay it's an oldie, so I'm not sure how readily available it is

My Personal Rating = 8/10 it's very pretty!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Accessorize Oil Slick Mineral Violet


This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. Just make sure there is plenty on the brush. It's a mad iridescent colour going from a gorgeous purple to a sorta gold colour. It's really nice and lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy and iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 8/10 it's cool!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Asda George 52 Gambler

(Slightly wonky lid!)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. Just make sure you have plenty on the brush when you are painting the nails. It's not glossy, but I wouldn't describe it as matte either. It's a gorgeous deep pink colour and it lasted okay.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = err not glossy but not matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Asda when they had the polishes for £1

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

MUA Fairy Dust Purple Mist


This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. They say One Coat but I thought 1 was too weak so I used 2. How amazing does it look?? It's a gorgeous lilac foil that lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic/foil
Removal = easy using the tin foil method, awkward otherwise
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 8/10 great quality for a good price (think I got it from their site when they had a sale)

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Sally Hansen Platinum


This is easy to use, easy to apply and mega slow drying on the 2nd coat. It's iridescent and pearlescent at the same time! Green, pinks and the white can been seen! It's gorgeous, subtle and lasted really well. Impressed!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = pearl/iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10 quality!

My Personal Rating = 8/10 love it!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Marks & Spencer Gold Shimmer

I'd been after an Estee Lauder polish, be damned if I remember the name, and then I spied this in a gift set at half the price. It's very similar to said EL polish. And this was an Xmas gift from Santa aka Mr Economy.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. It's a mini bottle with a small brush so make sure you have plenty on the brush. I'd say it's a bronze colour with yellow, green and pink glitter. It's pretty and not brown enough for me to dislike (I don't like browns). Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 with plenty on the brush!
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = bronze glitter-fest
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10 great quality

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Avon Blue Water Lilies

This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. I'd say it's dusky blue with a golden shimmer, gold glitter really. It's not that obvious on the nail as it is in the bottle, sadly. It lasted really well, really really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 10/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

W7 Orange Dazzle

Ugh I'm not feeling well, but I've tried to do this post! It's the first time I've ever had sinusitis - it's horrible and I've got the flu as well :-(
This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying. It's almost a neon orange with holo glitter. It lasted really well!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 10/10
Coats = 2
Finish = neon/glittery
Removal = tricky even with the tin foil!
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 8/10 well impressed!