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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, 31 October 2014

Hallowe'en Nails

This is how I made Essence LOL more Hallowe'en like!

The purple crackle is MUA Broken Arrow and the black crackle is China Glaze Black Mesh (from the other blog)! :-D

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Essence LOL

This is easy to use, okay to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The first coat is quite streaky but the second is fine. It is a lovely bright green, ideal for Hallowe'en ;-) This lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy creamy
Removal = N/A added some Hallowe'en fun to it
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Wilko

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

****I made this into more Hallowe'en-like nails, I'll hopefully post that tomorrow****

Monday, 27 October 2014

Barry M Starlet

This is another of the new Barry M polishes.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 3 mins a coat). It is a pretty iridescent glitter that sparkles. The formula on this polish is better than Fashion Icon and not thick, I noticed this one dried quicker too! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter madness
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for at least 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift from my Husband

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Friday, 24 October 2014

Avon Teal Glitter

Another of the textured polishes from Avon.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 mins a coat). The brush is really good too. I think this is such a gorgeous looking polish :-) The texture isn't too rough either. Pretty and sparkly! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for a minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 9/10 :-D

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Essence Glorious Aquarius

This is the glitter I put on top of Orly Hawaiian Punch.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). You get really good coverage for one coat. I think this looks really good over the Orly and what a pretty glitter. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = okay with foil method, let soak for at least a min
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Wilko

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Barry M Forest

This is one of the new Barry M polishes, it is part of the Silk Collection.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a pretty greeny colour with a lovely silky finish. In the last photo, I think you can just about make out a small flash of purple? Lol or is it my eyesight? Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating =  7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 17 October 2014

Avon Cherry Dazzler

Avon have finally released textured polishes. They have 7 different colours and, yeah, I got them all! I do love a good texture. This is the first one I tried! :-)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 2 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous red textured polish :-) It is very similar to the OPI Liquid Sands polishes. The texture isn't very rough, but noticeable! I really liked this one. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-D

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Asda George Kiwi Crush

This is another of the textured polishes from Asda :-)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). The brush is good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It is a pretty green textured polish. Some of the texture bits look like pores, especially in the last photo! You don't noticed these in real life though. The texture isn't too rough. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Asda

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Monday, 13 October 2014

Miss Sporty Whiting Dream

I noticed Miss Sporty had a new range out! I picked them up as they were on offer and this is the first I tried.

And finally one in the sunlight!
This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a pretty silver iridescent polish with holo sparkles! I can see flashes of silver, green and pink. I really like the holo sparkles too. The brush was really good and made it easy painting the nails and the lid was comfortable to hold. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent with holo sparkles
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Boots instore and on offer 3 for 2

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-D

Friday, 10 October 2014

Claire's Funky

This is a glitter I put on top of China Glaze Escaping Reality. :-) It was one of the ones I picked up when Claire's had a sale on the polishes. I picked up a good few because they were £1 and buy one get one free!!!

This is easy to use, okay to apply and slow drying (about 5-6 minutes a coat). The brush has a few bristles that were sticking out, but I cut them off and it was okay to use after that. To get lots of glitter onto the brush I find it best to dip the brush in and out a few times. I also found that I needed to dab the larger bits of glitter onto the nails! I think this looks really good over the pink. It looks green in the bottle but sometimes I was looking at it thinking the glitters looked more gold. Lasted really well. I think it has that Hallowe'en look about it too :-)

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10 - once I sorted the brush
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1 plus dabbing required
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method - let soak for about 1 minute
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Claire's instore

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Sally Hansen Plume

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 2 minutes a coat). This is iridescent with flashes of gold, bronze/copper and green. It looks really nice but I think it could have been stronger! This has a good brush and the lid is comfortable to hold. Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 6 October 2014

Avon Habanero It Girl

This is okay to use, very streaky when applied and okay drying (2-3 minutes a coat). I'm not quite sure why I bought this one as I really don't like the colour and it doesn't suit me at all! Just doesn't do anything for me! 3 coats gets a half decent finish. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 5/10 - I just don't like it!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Avon Artic Steel

Another of the new Avon Metallic Effects nail polish.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). This is a very shiny metallic nail polish! It is a pretty blue colour too :-). Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10 no scuffs
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)