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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 :-)

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Kiko - Red Is Better (Ocean Feel)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is wide but very good and the formula goes on nicely. This polish is slightly textured and it is a totally gorgeous red. Something a bit different! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = "sea salt" jelly with white glitters
Removal = easy with foil method, soak for 1 minute
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Lulaa - Holographic 10

 



Last photo indoor lighting, all others in the sun!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (8 or more minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the formula goes on nicely too. The polish has a slight smell to it but if you are used to doing your nails, it won't bother you and this does fade after the polish is dry. It is a gorgeous blue silver holographic and looks amazing both indoors and outdoors in the sun. This lasted really well. It is the second from this brand and apart from the slow drying, been really impressed.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = gift

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Friday, 23 July 2021

W7 - Golden Debris

I put this on top of the last post - Rimmel Misty Jade.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (8-9 minutes a coat). You only need 1 coat and it does give good coverage. Looks okay over the green and it is a nice mix of glitters. I think this glitter is more suited to Autumn though! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = can't remember

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Rimmel - Misty Jade

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). This is quite a sheer polish and requires at least 3 coats! The brush is really good and the formula, despite being sheer, does go on nicely. It is really a pretty green, I think. This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = jelly and creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = can't remember, so long ago!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Barry M - Socialite

 




Last photo in the sun, all others indoor lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is good it is medium sized and the formula went on nicely. It is a gorgeous pink with holo sparkly glitters and other sorts of glitters too and it is slightly iridescent. Looks amazing and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery
Removal = okay with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Superdrug, but this is from an old collection

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Kiko - Sweet Pomegranate (Sicilian Notes)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and good. The formula is also very good and goes on nicely. This is a lovely deep cherry colour and lovely. Lasted really well too.

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 = Kiko online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Kiko - Sweet Armony (Unexpected Paradise)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the formula applies nicely. AND it is a one coater too! It is a nice disky pink colour. Really pretty and lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 5 July 2021

Home Bargains - Blue Glitter

I put this on top of China Glaze's Petal To The Metal, from the other blog



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). The brush is good and one coat gives decent coverage for a topper. It looks nice on the pink and pops I think. This 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 = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 2 July 2021

Lulaa - Holographic 9

A new brand to my blog today: Lulaa.




Last photo indoor lighting all others in the sun!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (10 mintutes a coat at least). The brush is really good and the formula is super. I did notice the polish has a slight smell, but nothing too bad. If you paint your nails a lot this won't bother you. It didn't bother me and I have a really good sense of smell! The smell, however, does fade when the polish is fully dry. This is a gorgeous orange holo and you see the rainbows equally well in the sun and artificial lighting. Lasted really well too. Was very impressed with this brand and the slow drying is well worth the wait!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 4/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Gift

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Home Bargains - Purple Glitter

This is from the Go Glitter Set from Home Bargains, which was available for Christmas 2020! I put it over Revolution Yellow Tropic.

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It has a good brush too, a medium sized one. I think the purple looks nice over the yellow neon. This glitter didn't catch and it lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 28 June 2021

Essence - I Love My Blue Jeans

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is really good too, a medium sized one. It is a lovely dark blue colour. I think it has more of a "leather" finish than a suede finish, as the bottle suggests! Lasted well and nice.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = Suede, but I think more of a leather finish
Removal = easy and no staining
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Wilko

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 25 June 2021

Avon - Berry Divine

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is an older polish though. The brush is really good and makes it easy to apply. I have always like these mini Avon bottles. It is a really nice berry colour with a lovely shimmer. Lasted 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
Purchased from = can't remember

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 21 June 2021

Technic - Hot Chilean

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is really good too, it is medium sized. This is a lovely pink with a gorgeous shimmer. Lasted really well and was impressed.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Bodycare

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Friday, 18 June 2021

H&M - A Winter's Tale (fail)

This is a total fail and I considered not posting it, but decided to. So this polish was thick and I thinned it using polish remover :-O It was a lovely blue holo glitter but because of the nail polish remover, after a month the colours in the glitters dissolved. SO LESSON LEARNED...USE NAIL POLISH THINNER NOT REMOVER. As we Scottish say, I am an eejit.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush was good also. As I say this is meant to be blue with holo glitters. I guess it looks okay. Because it is a fail, I won't rate this.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Rimmel - Pop Rose

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and easy to paint with. It is a gorgeous bold pink and lasted okay.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10