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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 :-)

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Kleancolor 235 Chunky Holo Bluebell

Another recent purchase! I picked up all the Chunky Holo Kleancolor polishes a few weeks back from eBay. I put it on top of the previous post, Lapis Amethyst.

In natural light.

And indoors with flash.

How mega cool is this polish??? Awesome :-D

I used 1 coat for all the above. It's easy to use, easy to apply and the brush is pretty good. It's slow drying though. But what a nice effect!

7 out of 10. Easy enough to pick up from eBay and other Kleancolors are available on the US Amazon.

Sally Hansen Prisms Lapis Amethyst

I purchased a handful of the Sally Hansen Prisms from eBay a few weeks back. This is the first one I tried. Iridescent blue and purple. Lovely!

Hard to capture!
Indoors with flash.

And in natural light.

Isn't it lovely :-) All above are 3 coats.

It's easy to use, easy to apply and the brush is good. It's quite subtle and does require at least 3 coats. Application was good and I got a good finish. I used 3 coats and they took AGES to dry! Would definitely recommend a quick drying top coat.

7 out of 10 for this one, it's so pretty! Easy to pick up from eBay from American sellers!

Sunday 25 September 2011

Accessorize Starlet Shade 3

This is a pretty pink, almost neon like!
Indoors with flash.

And without flash but under the light.
All the above are 1 coat. 1 coat!!!

I liked this one as one coat was good enough and it dried quickly! Easy to use (now that I'm used to the lid :-p) and it's easy to apply. Goes on the nail nicely. Good formula and pretty girlie colour. It also lasted well for 1 coat and no top!

£4 from Superdrug or from them online. Also in the actual Accessorize shop too. 7 out of 10 for this one.

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Barry M Gold Glitter Nail Effects NP321

A new Barry M, how exciting! ;-) Used the previous post as my base :-p
It's a crackle, or should that be cracker!
Indoors with flash.

And without flash.
This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying! The effect happens really quickly as well. Has little flecks of glitter that make it quite sparkly. No complaints from me!

8 out of 10. Don't think it's in the shops yet. I ordered it from the official site for £3.99 (not including postage).

Sunday 18 September 2011

Asda George 53 Shock

Another £1 bargain from Asda! Though I noticed in the last few weeks that Asda have actually put the nail polish back up to £1.75!!!! The horror :-p. We have a gorgeous red one here. AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, I USED A TOP COAT :-s the OPI one.
 All indoors with flash.

And without flash but under the light.
All above are 2 coats and then the OPI top coat over them. This is a great nail polish. It's easy to use, easy to apply and good to hold. It's also quick drying, which is nice. Dried to a good finish.

The main reason I used the top coat on this was because of my previous experience with the George ones, they scuff easily when doing paperwork and stuff. So you could say I've learned my lesson :-p! And what a treat, I wore the nail polish for just under a week and it was in such good condition! Viva la top coat for George polishes! I'm sure any top coat would do.

So £1.75 from Asda, excellent still. 7 out of 10 for this one.

Collection 2000 52 Shimmy Shake

Wow one of the new Collection 2000s!!! The golden one.
Indoors with flash.

And without, but under the light.

This is easy to use, nice to hold, easy to apply and the brush is pretty good. It also dried quickly, one would hope fast dry! All the above are 2 coats. It was goldish but had flecks of orange and green through it (hard to capture). And it dried smoothly and to a good finish.

This is a good quality nail polish for the price. £1.79 from Superdrug, though they occasionally have a deal on 2 for £1.99! 7 out of 10 for this. Ideal for Xmas ;-)

Saturday 10 September 2011

Avon Violetta Sparkle

Another one from my 4 for £10 purchase! A sparkly dark purple nail polish with specks of golden glitter.

Indoors with flash.

And without flash, but under the light.

All above are 3 coats!

It's easy to use, easy to apply and 3 coats gave a good finish. But check out the top picture to see how much was used for the 3!! It took a while to dry. The brush is okay, not the best I've used but certainly not the worst either! It's a nice dark and sparkly colour which got a few positive comments, must be good then eh ;-)

From Avon cost me £2.50. Can be picked up from eBay for under a fiver. Only downside is that it scuffed easily, so I would recommend a top coat with it for sure. 6 out of 10 for this one.