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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 :-)

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Colour Alike 540






This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a pretty blue and purple iridescent polish. It has a good shift. This is faintly scented like the other CA I've tried before, but not nearly as strong as them. Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sally Hansen Green Rocket

This is the glitter I put on top of China Glaze No Peeking!




This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (well over 5 minutes a coat). It's a pretty green and white glittery topper. Make sure you dip the brush in and out a few times to get lots of glitter on the brush. This gives good coverage. It looks nice over the purple. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 4/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish - glittery
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundworld

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Friday, 20 February 2015

Avon Garden Green

Just to warn you, I cut my nails and I think I've cut them too short! So no more long nails for a bit :-(




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 4 minutes a coat). It's a nice green with a lovely subtle shimmer. One of the guys at my work described it as a 'pesto' colour! It's really rather pretty. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Avon rep, I think it was in the recent sale leaflet

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Sinful Colors Blue By You





This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Warning, it is quite smelly :-( Kinda smells like sulphur and TCP! It is, however, a lovely blue with a gorgeous shimmer! It really does dazzle. Lasted really well and IT DID NOT STAIN, which I was very pleased about!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = used the foil method, so was really easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundland, I think

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-) Would have been higher had it not been stinky!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Essence Play It Cool







This is easy to use, easy to apply and slowing drying (about 5 minutes a coat). The first coat is quite streaky but the second is fine. It's a nice green when it's cold and it changes to a minty green when it's hot. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application =7/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = thermal
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Essence Pop Up store

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Friday, 13 February 2015

Miss Sporty Red Fusion




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). This is an orangy red textured polish with lovely golden shimmery glitter. I'd say it's more orange than red! And it's a one coater! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Colour Alike 537





This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a olive greeny gold colour and has a very subtle shift to a kinda pinky/purple colour. The scent with this one is really faint compared to the other two I've tried so I won't rate it as it was pretty much non existent! It's a nice colour but not really as iridescent as the others. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = very slightly iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Colour Alike Website (International Site) - delivery is really quick to Scotland

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Barry M Bubblegum

This is the polish I put over Ciate Stiletto.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes). I think this looks really nice over the green. I know it isn't to everyones tastes. Still looks slightly hairy though! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = bar glitter
Removal  = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Tesco in the sale

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Essence Hey Mister Sandman




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying. The first coat takes about 5 minutes and the second takes a while, over 10 minutes but I made it a bit thick. So make sure your second coat is thinner and that will decrease drying time. This is a really pretty pink with silver glitters. It is slightly textured but not much. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = semi textured with glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Wilkos

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Nina Ultra Pro Poison Apple




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold, making painting very easy indeed. It's a gorgeous deep red colour that's so pretty! 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 = glossy
Removal = n/a as put glitter on it
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Sallys

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Avon Crystalized Pink




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a subtle pink and the polish is textured. It is a wee bit rough and I noticed it got caught in my hair and clothes a few times, but it is isn't as rough as some polishes I've tried. 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 = 6.5/10 :-) not so keen on the colour

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Rimmel Silver Clash



I put this on top of a-England Gloriana.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about a minute a coat). I quite like it over the a-England. The brush is really good making it easy to paint the nails. One thick coat did the trick! Swatched.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = N/A as swatched
Coats = 1
Finish = matte crackle
Removal = okay
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Superdrug I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)