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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 :-)

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Maybelline Green Zing

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about a minute a coat). It's an ugly green and it is really sheer - this is 4 coats! Thank goodness it is quick drying!!! I really think this would look better on a white base, I will need to try that. It really isn't that nice :-( I put a shatter over it as I wanted to make it look more Hallowe'en like! I will post that on the other blog hopefully tomorrow. Slight staining too.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = N/A as put topper on it
Coats = 4
Finish = semi-matte jelly neon
Removal = easy with foils, but had topper on it
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundland

My Personal Rating = 4/10 :-| Kinda ugly but got some good points (drying and usage)

Monday, 26 October 2015

Avon Dazzle

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 4 minutes a coat). It's a nice glittery polish with a purple base. I think this would look good on a purple or white base too. I've shown it here solo with 2 coats. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy with foil method, but let soak for about 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Barry M Sparkling Amethyst

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 minutes a coat). The brush on these newer Barry M polishes is thicker than the older ones, but still okay to use. This is a gorgeous purple with nice shimmery glitters. I'd have to say this is VERY shiny too! Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

W7 Burlesque

This is the glittery polish I put on top of Butter London Pistol Pink.

This is okay to use, okay to apply and slow drying (at least 7 minutes a coat). You need to dab it on rather than painting the nail as you get bald patches. And make sure there is plenty on the brush too - dip in and out a few times. It does look okay and kinda reminded me of tinsel on a Christmas tree. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 6/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 4/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1 plus dabbing
Finish = bar glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = Watt Brothers

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 18 October 2015

NYC NY Lady

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a nice speckled dotty polish. I think it looks really nice, even for a milky caramel brown colour! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 3
Finish = speckled
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for about 2 minutes though
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Yes Love Concrete G18-2

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (3 minutes a coat). It's a pretty pink textured polish with different coloured glitters in it. 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 = texture
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-)

Monday, 12 October 2015

Claire's Dollar

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). It's a pretty iridescent colour with gold, green and blue. The shift is okay - could be stronger though! Just be careful when painting as this can be prone to brushstrokes! Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Avon Alaska

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a nice powder blue colour that looks grey too! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy and creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 4 October 2015

MUA Mermaid

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5 minutes a coat). It's a pretty blue with a golden type shimmer. Noticed 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 enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Superdrug, I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)