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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, 30 January 2015

All About Nails Lavender

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (2 minutes for the first 2 coats and about 6 minutes for the 3rd coat.). The polish is quite sheer and does require 3 coats to get the bottle colour. I think it's a really nice purple with a subtle shimmer. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Tesco, sadly they've discontinued this range :-(

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Asda George Jeopardy

This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying time (2-3 minutes a coat). The formula is quite thick but okay to work with. The brush is really good. The polish has a very subtle shimmer, but it's hard to see! I'm not sure why I bought this polish, probably because it was cheap! I did actually like it better than I thought I would! Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-)

Monday, 26 January 2015

Accessorize Bumble Bee

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It is best to leave the bottle upside down between painting hands as this gives better speckle coverage! It's a nice orange speckled polish, but I'm not sure about the name....! Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Wet n Wild Stay Outta My Bismuth

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-1.5 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's a pretty blue foil polish and it's really shiny! 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 = foil like
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Cosmetics Fairy

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Moyra Angel Dust

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It has a really good brush and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's a really pretty white textured polish. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = texture
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = http://www.moyra-shop.co.uk/ and this site doesn't seem to exist anymore - they never did get back to my problem when I had it before :-( Pity I would have ordered more!

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Collection 2000 Minx

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a pretty purple colour with a gorgeous shimmer. This is an older one but still good - great brush and lid. Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = was a while back, think it was Boots

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Marks & Spencer Pastel

This is easy to use and easy to apply - it isn't too streaky for this kind of colour. Drying time is good, 2-3 minutes a coat. It's a pretty lavender/pink colour. I fancied a bit of change the day I wore it. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer a while back, I think the line is discontinued now

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Friday, 16 January 2015

Claire's Pastel Shimmer Set -Yellow

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). At first I thought it was yellow then I thought it was gold! It's a golden yellow! The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. The polish has a subtle shimmer, but this was hard to see in real life. It's not really a colour I suit well and I wasn't that keen on it. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic like
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Claire's

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-) just not me!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

2True Crystal Shade 1

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's a stunning blue polish with a pretty shimmery glittery finish. It's was a very good blue and didn't stain! Lasted really well...see note below!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Cosmetics Fairy Online

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

***We had really bad winds in Scotland last week and a tree blew over onto our garden shed. Me and Mr Economy had to cut it down! This was the polish I was wearing when we cut the tree down and it didn't even chip and my nails didn't get damaged. I only had a thin pair of gloves on!!! Mr Economy had heavy duty gloves on!***

Monday, 12 January 2015

Beauty UK Amethyst

Now I know this is "Posh Polish" but it was under £5 so belongs on this blog and not the other one ;-)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a pretty lilac/pink colour with a nice foily metallic finish. The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. I liked this one a lot. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = foil/metallic
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = either Superdrug or Official Site

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Rimmel Total Eclipse

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slowish drying (5 minutes a coat). It's a pretty black and green textured polished that is slightly iridescent. It looks more so in the bottle and you can see a slight shift to purple in the third photo. This isn't very rough either. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Essence Candy Crush

This is okay to use and okay to apply. The formula is quite thick and prone to dragging, so be careful when painting the nails. I found thinner coats were better. Drying time is okay - about 4 minutes a coat. It's a pretty pink polish with a nice matte finish. Mr Economy (who also doubles as Mr Posh!) isn't that fond of matte polishes. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6.5/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Wilkos

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Seventeen Cameo Crush

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 3 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous textured polish and I do really like the colour and sparkles. This one isn't too rough. 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 = Boots

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Avon Emerald Elegance

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 minutes a coat).  It's a gorgeous jewel like green and I really like this colour. Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 2 January 2015

Colour Alike 536

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 4 minutes a coat). This brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's iridescent with brown and bronzy like colours. It is also sweetly scented like Haribo, but this isn't very strong at all. It's got a good colour shift, just a little too brown for my liking! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scented lasted well = 4/10
Smells like = jelly sweeties
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Colour Alike Site (Eng Version)

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)