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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. I have also started wildlife photography, which I enjoy very much. Welcome to my little world :-)

Friday 14 June 2024

Laval - Coral

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 minutes a coat). This polish is slightly smelly but the formula and brush are both good. 1 coat would have worked but as I was taking photos, I used 2! It is a cute pink and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Colorii - Own The Sky

This is a Holiday Hauls polish that I got from France and I put it on top of Primark Sangria




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is good and the formula paints really well, no dabbing required! This is very festive I think. A nice glitter and it 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 = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday 10 June 2024

Rimmel - Speed Dating

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a rather old polish so I was impressed with the drying time, as older polishes take longer to dry in my experience. Both the brush and formula are really good. This has a lovely shimmer and is slightly iridescent too. This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2 
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Saturday 8 June 2024

Next - Jelly Bean

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is good and the formula is okay. It is a cute pink colour and it lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday 5 June 2024

Kiko - Periwinkle Cream (Candy Split)

 





This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying on the second and third coats (9-10 minutes). It is quick on the first though! The brush is good and the formula too, it goes on nicely. It has a lovely shimmer and is iridescent. It is also slightly textured. This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3 
Finish = shimmery texture
Removal = easy with foil method, soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Friday 22 December 2023

Lulaa - Holographic 11

 






Last photo is inside lights and all others are in the sunshine. 

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (6-7 minutes a coat at least). It is very sheer and I have used 3 coats here but you can still see how super holographic it is! This polish is slightly smelly but didn't bother me though and I have a strong sense of smell. The brush and formula are both good. This might work better as a topper and it is a wonderful holo! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = holo 
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Friday 15 December 2023

Catrice - Easy Peasy Green Squeezy




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is medium sized and good, the formula is also really good. It is a lovely shimmery geen that is slightly iridescent going from green to blue. This last really 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 = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday 12 December 2023

Barry M - Soft Lace

 I am finally back! Hope everyone is well.





This is okay to use, okay to apply but it is slightly lumpy and I think that may be due to the fact it is textured. This is also very slow drying (over 10 minutes a coat). This brush is really good but the formula not so much! It is textured and has a nice candy floss finish, they really nailed it I think. It is a nice colour and it lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 6/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 3/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 
Finish = textured
Removal = okay 2 minutes soaking with foils
Overall = 6/10

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Thursday 13 April 2023

Sally Hansen - Pumpkin Spice

I put this on top of the last post: Asda George Black Denim




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (1-2 minutes a coat). The brush is small but good and the formula is good. I think this looks really good over black, I think it might be too sheer to be a solo polish. The ideal Hallowe'en polish too haha! 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
Overall = 8/10

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Asda George - Black Denim

 



This is okay to use, okay to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). This brush is small so you need plenty polish on it for good coverage. The formula is good and goes on nicely. The lid was a bit tricky at first to hold and paint but by the second coat, I got the knack of it. It is lovely and lasted well. Not sure it is a "denim" finish though!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte with sparkles
Removal = n/a put glitter on it
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Asda many years ago!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday 2 January 2023

Moyra - Party Pink

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). Both brush and formula are really good. It is a gorgeous sparkly textured pink colour. This lasted really well and is totally gorgeous.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = a site that no longer exists

My Personal Rating = 8/10

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year :-D

Tuesday 20 December 2022

Essence - Polka Holga

So this is what I wore for Hallowe'en...yes, yes I know I am a bit late! Better late than never I say ;-)





This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and good and the the formula goes on nicely. It is an amazingly bold orange colour. I put a white and black crackle polish over it to make it even more Hallowe'en like! I do think, though, that the crackle somehow made it appear more red than orange! This 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 = Wilko

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Sunday 18 December 2022

Technic - Unicorn Tears

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The formula is good and the brush is good and medium sized. This looks good solo and over the dark colour. It has a lovely shimmer! This lasted really well. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 as topper
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Bodycare

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday 13 December 2022

Rimmel - Peppermint

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is slightly streaky on the first coat but okay on the second and try to keep brushstrokes to a minimum. The brush is good and wide. It is a lovely minty colour. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Can't remember!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday 6 December 2022

Essence - Wanna Be Your Sunshine

 



This is okay to use, okay to apply and slowish drying (5-6 minutes a coat), The brush is wide and decent but the formula isn't so good. It is kind of typical of a yellow, streaky and hard to work with. It does build up decently on 3 coats! Sadly it is unforgiving to ridges :-| In saying all that, it is a lovely yellow with a subtle shimmer. Lasted realy well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy and shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = Wilko

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 - despite the bad points I really liked the colour!