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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, 29 December 2015

W7 Twinkle Toes

This is the glitter I put on top of Orly Be Daring!!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (5-6 minutes a coat). Just dip the brush in and out a few times to get plenty of glitter on it for good coverage. I think it looks really nice over the purple Orly! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Watt Bros

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

I'd just like to pay tribute to Pavel Srnicek who passed away today aged 47. He was one of my favourite goal keepers :-( RIP.

Monday, 28 December 2015

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I took a few days off lol! Normal service will resume tomorrow :-D

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Avon Graphite

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). This is a nice texture glitter and it's not too rough either! And it's a one coater! 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 with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Sally Hansen Velour

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a lovely purple with a kind of velvet finish. It really does look and feel velvet-like! Noticed tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = velvet
Removal = easy enough with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Fragrance Direct

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Avon Titanium

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a nice textured polish and it's not too rough either. Quite glittery! It's a light-ish brown and I did quite like it. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Barry M Black Grape

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a nice dark blue colour and it's very glossy! Lol with the name I kept thinking about Shaun Ryder!!! Didn't stain - so that's good. Slight tip wear though.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time=  8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glossy
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Rimmel Love Bug

This is difficult to use, difficult to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's really streaky and prone to bald patches. The brush is very thick, which is good because I would advise to keep brushstrokes to a minimum for better coverage. It's an okay yellow with a sorta matte chalky finish. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 4/10
Application = 3/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = matte/chalky
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = TJ Hughes

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-)

Monday, 30 November 2015

Seventeen Pastel Confetti Nail Effects Green

I put this over China Glaze Pin Prick.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a lovely green glitter polish with an amazing shimmer. The shimmer is slightly iridescent too! I think it's nice over the red! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time=  8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery and shimmery
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Boots in store

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Angelica Feather

This is okay to use, okay to apply and slow drying (6-7 minutes a coat). It's a really pretty white with a subtle pink shimmer that was a devil to capture! You can just about make it out in the 2nd picture in the bottle. I did like this. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = matte with subtle shimmer
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Primark

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Monday, 23 November 2015

Moyra Sunflower

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a pretty yellowy green texture with sparkly glitters. It's not too rough and it's quite bright and bold! I like it a lot. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery texture
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = a site that no longer exists :-(

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-D

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Avon Copper

One from the new Avon range.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a really sparkly textured polish, looks very festive! Pretty. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Monday, 16 November 2015

Manhattan Redtastic

I have been missing due to lack of Internet! It took the company ages to get it sorted! But I'm back and the weather has been really bad in Scotland!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a lovely red colour with a good shimmer. It's really nice. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Watt Brothers

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Monday, 9 November 2015

Avon Beautiful Blue

This was the glittery polish I put on top of Illamasqua Jo'mina!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). You need to dip the brush in and out a few times, to make sure you get plenty of glitters on the brush. I think it goes quite well with the purple. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = hexy glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for about a minute
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Born Pretty Store Tribal Fashion Colour #15 Blue

Born Pretty Store contacted me again and asked if I wanted to review some more products for them. I asked if I could review nail polish only and they agreed. Their conditions are that I need to link to the product, link to their nail art section and have their discount banner in the post. In return they provided the polish for free. You can be sure that I will review these polishes just as I do any other, as if I had bought it myself. :-)

This is hard to use, hard to apply and really slow drying (at least 10 minutes a coat). The formula is gloopy and this made it hard to use - it might just have been this bottle. I've not tried the others, so will need to compare it. The brush is quite wide and I think it would have been okay had the formula been better. It is also slightly smelly too - nothing bad though but worth mentioning! I noticed it was still slightly tacky after 1 hour. Lasted well though!

Rating
Easy to use = 5/10
Application = 4/10
Drying time=  4/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured glittery
Removal = easy enough with foil method and no staining
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = sent for review from Born Pretty Store: 4pcs/Set 6ml Tribal Special Texture Liquid-Sand Suede Glitter Nail Polishes Varnish

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-) despite all the issues, you know I'm a sucker for textures and I quite like this! ;-)



The discount banner:



Here is a link to Born Pretty Store nail art section: This Link

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Essence Miss Universe

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 5 minutes a coat). It's a pretty deep green that's got a kinda iridescent shift to purple, but it's quite subtle. It's really nice. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = kinda shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Wilkos

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Rimmel Pulsating

This is a very old nail polish that has been well used ;-)

This is okay to use, okay to apply and really slow drying (10 minutes a coat). As mentioned above, it's really old and well used, so I think that might have something to do with it! The fill line is just about at 'Nail Polish'! It's quite gloppy too. I have 2 spares of this stashed away and I think they would have been better to use. The new versions are probably better! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 4/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = I have no idea, was so long ago ;-)

My Pesonal Rating = 8/10 :-) despite the issues it's gorgeous and this was my favourite colour for a very long time back in the day!