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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 :-)

Monday, 26 September 2022

Barry M - Rock Pool

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Both formula and brush are really good, the brush is wide. It is a lovely teal colour, it does show more blue-ish in the photos but was hard to capture, even in daylight with my phone camera! 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 = Barry M site

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 16 September 2022

Technic - Flamingo

 


This is easy to use, okay to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is medium and good. Formula is okay but make brushstrokes minimal and plenty polish on the brush as it is prone to bald spots. It is a lovely bright semi matte polish. I do like a good neon! It lasted okay and noticed some tip wear.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly, creamy and matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Bodycare

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Kiko - Allegory Of Spring (Tuscan Sunshine Collection)

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is wide but good and the formula goes on nicely. This is also scented and smells like flowers. The scent was strong at first and lasted for at least 19 hours. The polish itself lasted well too.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scent lasted well = 7/10
Smells like = pretty flowers
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and scented
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 1 September 2022

W7 - Nebula

 



This is easy to use, okay to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). The brush is really good but the formula is slightly brush-strokey so minimisse strokes to stop this from happening! It is a lovely metallic purple. Totally gorgeous and lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 4/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic but W7 site says shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = B&Ms

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 30 August 2022

New Look - White

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). Both the brush and formula are good. It is a lovely white textured polish and it isn't too rough! This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = texture
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = New Look

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Monday, 22 August 2022

Kiko - Metallic Tangerine (060)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (1 minute a coat). Both the brush and formula are really good. And it lives up to the fast dry claim certainly! It is a nice orange gold with a shimmer but I still am not sure it looks good on me and think it looks too "peachy" and I really don't suit such colours. Noticed tip wear but lasted well otherwise. Great quality but just not my colour!

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

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Kiko - Teal Blue

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is supposed to be quick drying but wouldn't say it was super speedy haha! The brush is medium sized and good and the formula is okay. It is a nice dark blue but not what I would call "teal". This lasted okay and I like these deep dark blues. This DID NOT stain. Sometimes blues can stain, but this thankfully didn't!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Kiko - Golden Lavender (Holographic)

 



Last photo studio lighting, all others in the sunshine!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (7-8 minutes a coat). The others in this collection are also slow. The formula is really good and the brush too. This is a lovely purple holographic polish that has a slight shimmer too, you can just make it out in the second photo at the side of the bottle. Sadly this shimmer isn't really visible on the nails. This lasted really well and is truly gorgeous!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo with slight shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Barry M - Crown

Bit late with this one! Barry M released 2 polishes to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year. This is one of them and the other was a silver, which I'll get around to wearing and posting.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and easy to use and the formula is really good and goes on nicely. It is a kinda yellow toned gold and nice but sadly doesn't really suit me. I find these colours don't look too good on me! It is great quality and lasted really well, just not my colour.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Barry M Site - both are still available just now in the sale at £1.99

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10


Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Make Up Gallery - Purple Sheen

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is medium sized and good. The formula is also good and goes on nicely. It is an amazingly gorgeous purple shimmery iridescent polish!!!! Totally loved wearing this one and it lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Rimmel - Coral Crush

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). Both the brush and formula are good. It is a lovely pinky peachy colour with a great shimmer. It is really lovely and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = can't remember

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 27 June 2022

Essence - Don't Stop Believing

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 5 minutes a coat).The formula is good and the brush is medium sized and good too. It is a nice deep cherry colour. I must a loads of this sort of colour and finish haha! This one is okay but noticed tip wear, which is common for the type of finish sadly. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 5/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Wilko

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Barry M - Blueberry Bonbon

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 4 minutes a coat). The brush is good and the formula is okay. This is a scented polishes and smells nice, certainly very like blueberries! I really could smell it as I was painting my nails too! The colour is okay, nothing special really and sadly the scent only lasted for about 4 hours!!! The polish lasted well though.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Scent lasted well = 3/10
Smells like = blueberries for sure
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and scented
Removal = easy
Overall =  7/10
Purchased from = Barry M's official site

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 11 June 2022

Sally Hansen - Pumped Up Pink

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). Definitely not insta dri as it advertised! The brush and formula are both really good. It is a pretty pink with a subtle silver shimmer. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Superdrug I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 3 June 2022

Miss Beauty - 383 Electric

Hello everyone!! I am finally back! Between life, a kid and work - really not had much time to blog or paint my nails. I will try to post as much as I can. Thanks to everyone for their kind and nice messages.

I have also started another blog with photos too: https://ananka1.blogspot.com/ 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (6-7 minutes a coat). This brush is thin but it is good and the formula is good and goes on nicely. It is a mega lovely bright blue. This lasted really well and is gorgeous. I can forgive the slow drying!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = A shop that no longer exists :-|

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Sally Hansen - DVD

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (6-7 minutes a coat). The formula is really good and the brush too, even though it is thin. It is a nice blue and purple shimmery iridescent polish. I used 2 coats solo but maybe 3 would have been better! This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 as topper
Finish = shimmry iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Can't remember

My Personal Rating = 8/10