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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 2020

Home Bargains - Silver Glitter

 This is from the new set Home Bargains have for Christmas, Go Glitter.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (6-7 minutes a coat). It looks good solo and as a topper, probably a bit better as a topper though! I think it looks good on the blue for sure! The brush was really good and the lid comfortable to hold. Lasted really well and I thought it was a nice simple glitter.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 topper
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains - this is currently available!

My Personal Rating =  7/10

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Beauty Line Cosmetics - Lime Garnish

 One from the Holiday Hauls, Greece this time.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (8-9 minutes a coat or a bit more). Make sure you dip the brush in and out a few times to get plenty glitters on the brush and this gives good coverage too. I think it looks really awesome and sooooooo Hallowe'en appropriate! It is a greeny yellow base with blue and green and yellow glitters! Lasted really well. Loved it and the only -ve is the drying time, but just use a top coat or spray to speed it up!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy jelly with glitters
Removal = okay with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Greece on holiday

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Kiko - Metallic Jungle Green (088)

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and makes painting the nail nice. It is a lovely golden greeny colour, reminds me a little of Chanel's Peridot. This lasted really well and was impressed with the good formula.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 12 October 2020

Barry M - Cafe Velvet

 



This is okay to use, tricky to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Careful application is required as it shrinks and splits like a crackle polish!!! You can see a few of these lines on the middle finger. It does happen a lot with matte polishes. Try to reduce the strokes on application. It looks okay and I do like the finish, just don't think the colour suits me. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 5/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte velvet
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Barry M website, this is a new one

My Personal Rating = 6/10 not really my colour

Friday, 9 October 2020

Barry M - Kingsland Road

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a gorgeous baby pink textured polish. It is quite textured but not rough like some. It was one of the first textures Barry M released a fair few years ago, maybe 2013? So just getting around to wearing it haha! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = texture
Removal = okay but easier with foil method!
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Superdrug or Boots years ago!

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

17 - Nail Xtras Glitter Top Coat

 I put this on top of Essie's #essielove.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It looks nice over the red I think. It is a lovely sparkly glitter! It lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Boots, years ago

My Personal Rating =  7/10

Friday, 2 October 2020

2True - Crystal Shade 8

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and slowish drying (6-7 minutes a coat or slightly longer). It is a nice purple jelly with pink and blue glitters and it is slightly iridescent too! It lasted okay, no complaints there!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly glittery
Removal = okay, not as hard as I thought it would be!
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = It is old and I cannot recall!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10