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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, 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!

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Primark - Energy

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The formula and brush are both good. The brush is medium sized. This is an amazing purple colour that is shimmery and iridescent! Totally gorgeous and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery and iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Primark instore

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Seventeen - Polka Dots ~ Black Red Mix

I put this on top of the last post - Collection 2000 Mint Mojo




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3 minutes a coat). It is more dabbing really, than painting on. It is nice but I think this has faded. It is maybe 7 years old or so. Some nail polishes do fade over the years. The pink dots should be red! Regardless of the fading, it does look okay on the green I think. This lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1 but more dabbing on
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 3 minutes though
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Boots a long time ago!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Collection 2000 - Mint Mojo

This is an oldie, early 2000s possibly!



This is easy to use, okay to apply and good drying (2 minutes a coat). The brush is thin but good. The formula is slightly streaky but builds up nicely after 3 coats which isn't so bad as it is fast drying! It is a nice sage green. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = n/a put glitter on this, would guess easy as creamy!
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = so long ago I cannot remember!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Fashion Make-Up - 138



This is from my Holiday Hauls. I got this in France while we were on a road trip in 2019. When I visit a new country or am on holiday outwith the UK, I always pick up nail polishes!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The formula is really good and the brush is too and it is wide. This is a lovely and totally gorgeous teal shimmery polish! It lasted really well. Great colour and quality.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 6 October 2022

Kiko - Fascinating Red (Arctic Holiday)

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (1-2 minutes a coat). The brush is medium sized and good. The formula paints well but you need to dab it on a little too. It is a nice red glitter. I think it looks slightly better over the white but does look good over the blue and solo. 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 = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

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