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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 November 2020

Collection 2000 - Big Hair

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). It is an older range, not sure when from...early 2000s? The brush is thin but is good to paint with. It is a lovely and vibrant red. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = I cannot remember, so long ago!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 23 November 2020

Kiko - Rosy Salt (Ocean Feel)

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and makes it easy to paint with, it is wide. This is a nice pale baby pink polish with white glitters. It is described as being a "sea salt" finish, but not really textured. Lasted really well. I used 2 coats here but think 3 might have been better.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = "sea salt"
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for at least a minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 19 November 2020

L'Oreal - Spicy Orange

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is really good too, wide and makes it easy to paint the nails with. I think it is nice, but more red than orange though! In the photos I used 2 coats, but for short nails, I really think 1 would have done. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Gift!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 16 November 2020

Home Bargains - Pink Glitter

This is from the Go Glitter set that is available from Home Bargains for Christmas - this set is still in the shops. I checked yesterday! As I had mentioned on my other blog Posh Polishes, one of my nails snapped so back to shorties!




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is nice enough and would look nice over a white or dark colour I reckon. 1 coat looks decent solo, I think. I really thought from the bottle I wouldn't like it, but surprisingly it grew on me quickly and ended up really liking it! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = okay with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Barry M - Crushed Ribbon

 



This is okay to use, tricky to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is really awkward to apply so careful application is required or else it kinda splits and shrinks. You can see the lines, especially on the middle finger. I think is looks okay, just a bit too brown for me! I like the finish and it has a little sparkle to it. I must admit it did grow on me over time! Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Monday, 9 November 2020

Kiko - Platinum Rain (Metal Fusion)

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying ( 8-9 minutes a coat). It is a nice silver and looks pretty good. The brush is wide but nice to use. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Home Bargains - Gold Glitter

I put this on top of Nails Inc Out Of Hours. It is from the Go Glitter set that Home Bargains currently have in store for Christmas.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is a nice golden glitter and looks good over the Nails Inc polish I think. The brush was good and made it easy to apply. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 7/10