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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 :-)

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Barry M Liquorice

I put this over OPI You Are So Outta Lime.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1-2 minutes a coat). You get really good coverage for one coat. I think the nails look really hairy and this is one you either like or hate! I think it looks okay over the green though. Swatched so no idea how it lasted.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = N/A as swatched
Coats = 1
Finish = hairy.bar glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Tesco for 99p

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Barry M Fashion Icon

This is one of the new Glitterati shades that Barry M released the other day.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (at least 5 minutes for a coat). But it is worth the long drying time! It is so, so pretty :-D Purple with holo glitter and it's also iridescent. Flashes of purple and blue can be seen. The formula was slightly thick, but easy to work with. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery, holo and iridescent
Removal = tricky even with foils, let soak for at least 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Superdrug instore

My Personal Rating = 9/10 :-D

Friday, 26 September 2014

Marks & Spencer Textured Peach

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1-2 minutes a coat). It is a pretty textured polish with lovely glittery bits. The glittery bits reminded my of the glitters in Zoya Harper! This is quite sheer and required 3 coats. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = textured and glittery
Removal = tricky even with foils, let soak for at least 1.5-2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer instore

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Technic Monochrome

I put this glitter over Orly Mayhem Mentality.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (about 5-6 minutes a coat). You get really good coverage for one coat and the brush is really good. I think this topper looks great over the bright orange! Hallowe'en overload!! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter mix
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Bodycare instore

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Monday, 22 September 2014

Wet n Wild I Got A New Com-Pewter

A new brand for my blog! Today it is Wet n Wild!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's a green metallic chrome colour, that almost looks gold in some lights. It is very, very shiny! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = chrome/metallic
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Cosmetics Fairy online

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-D

Friday, 19 September 2014

Avon Diamond Sparkle - Night Violet

I picked this up in the sale recently. It's from the Diamond Sparkle range (hence the different bottle shape), but there is also the same polish from the regular range that I think is very similar looking!

This is okay to use and okay to apply. The formula is a bit runny and awkward to work with. Drying time was okay (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is okay though. It's a nice purple colour with a subtle shimmer. BUT this colour leans towards brown too much for my liking - and as you know, I'm not a big fan of browns! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10 runny formula
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = okay
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Claire's Fabulous

Claire's recently had a sale on their nail polishes, £1 for them BUT they were also buy one get one free - I got quite a few! This is the first I tried and I put it over Nails Inc New King's Road.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes). The brush is really good with these bottles and you get very good coverage for one coat! I think this one looks kinda festive! I only painted the one hand, didn't have time to do the other and no one noticed - or if they did, they didn't say! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Claire's

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)


Monday, 15 September 2014

Sally Hansen Pink Rose Diamond

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). This is such a holo stunner! I love it. It is so intense in the sunshine. I didn't use the aqua base coat with this, just my regular base coat! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo :-D
Removal = easy
Overall= 8/10
Purchased from = can't remember!

My Personal Rating = 9/10 :-D

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Asda George Passionfruit Crush

Asda have released 4 textured polishes. Being a sucker for textures, I picked them all up. This is the first one I decided to try :-)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1 minute for a coat). It's a pretty purple texture. Though I would say I think this is for the die-hard texture fans as there are no sparkles nor glitter. The texture isn't too rough and doesn't catch on things. The brush is really good and the lid is easy to hold. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = texture
Removal = easy, no foils required - I think that may be because it is a one coater?
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Asda instore

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Seventeen Off The Wall Metal Nail Effects - Gold

This is the glitter I put on top of OPI Get Cherried Away.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 2 minutes a coat). It is an interesting mix of glitters. You get really good coverage with one coat and no dabbing is required! Swatched so no idea of lasting. A little note, as I mentioned in the OPI's post, I did get staining upon removal on both hands - one with the glitter and one without! So I don't think the glitter is to blame! ;-)

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = N/A as swatched only
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for about a minute at least
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Boots instore

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Avon Jade Reflection

Avon released 6 metallic polishes in the last brochure and I picked up some of them. This is the first one I decided to try :-)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (just over a minute for a coat). The formula is quite thick but easy to use and you only require 1 coat. It's a pretty metallic green. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon Rep

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Barry M Sour Apple

I put this over Chanel Sweet Lilac. I'm not normally a big fan of bar glitters but these were so cheap I couldn't resist!!! :-O Currently 99p in Tesco :-)
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1-2 mins a coat). You get decent coverage for just one coat! I think this looks good over the lilac base. At first, from the bottle, they look green but when they are on the nails the bar glitters are yellow and blue. Swatched so no idea how long it would last.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = N/A as swatched
Coats = 1
Finish = bar glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Tesco currently 99p

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 5 September 2014

Sally Hansen Chop Chop Copper

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1-2 minutes for a coat). It's a pretty copper/bronze colour that is almost iridescent! The brush was really good to use, nice and wide. Just be careful as the lid is really long and it is easy to knock the bottled over when putting it back in again! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy used foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Rimmel Blueberry Whizz

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes for a coat). It's a pretty blue textured polish. The brush was really good and the lid was comfortable to hold. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coat = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with the foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Superdrug instore

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Monday, 1 September 2014

Avon Pink Style

This is easy to use, easy to apply and really quick drying (less than a minute a coat). It's a pretty deep pink colour. Excellent brush as well as having a comfortable lid. Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)