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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 30 April 2012

All About Nails Scandal

Another of those cool Tesco nail polishes. This time a lovely pink colour.
In natural light.
Picture above is of 2 coats.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and the brush is good. It's quick drying and pretty. It's got a subtle purple shimmer that was near impossible to capture! Good quality and lasted well. It's such a summery colour. And the bottle is so cute hehe.

7 out of 10. 99p from Tesco.

Monday 23 April 2012

Body Collection Kia Royale

This is part of their Crystal Suede collection. This is a pinky colour.

In sunlight.

And natural light.
All above 1 coat.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and the brush is really good. It's also quick drying. I'd say it's matte-ish for sure. The finish is similar to the OPI Suede collection I think. It lasted well and wasn't gritty. 1 coat did the trick. And what a lovely colour :-)

7 out of 10. £2.99 from Bodycare.

Saturday 21 April 2012

Beauty UK Olympic Gold

Having tried Elfstone the other day, I fancied wearing one of the foils. I only got the gold and silver as I'm not a fan of bronzes and browns. So this is the gold one.
All natural light.

All above 2 coats.

This is easy to use, easy to hold but application isn't great. On the first coat it's streaky and had a lot on the brush but the second coat is fine and gives a nice finish I think. Certainly dried quickly. It is foil like, I'd say. Doesn't last well as it scuffs easily. Nice gold colour though.

7 out of 10. Got mine from Superdrug 2 for £5.

Thursday 19 April 2012

Technic Shine and Shimmer Shade 30

This one was a cracker, and not in a good way. Boo. I bought it from Bodycare because I thought the colour looked amazing in the bottle. It's a pink with a greeny shimmer.

All in natural light.

All above 3 coats.

Looks nothing like the bottle. I was so disappointed. I know it's got glitter, but I didn't use it. So it's easy to use and fairly quick drying. It's fairly smelly though. I had expected the greeny shimmer to show on the nail. Application was a bit mental, it went on creamy and dried almost clear, I think that's why I needed 3 coats! It also didn't seem to like the nail much. When I was painting, it was like the nail repelled it, well nail I mean base coat! Now I did like the colour, but I'm sure I've got a better quality one with a similar colour! Removal was insane, had to peel it off. I checked the bottle to see if there were any notes on removal. I thought maybe it was special type of polish! So all in all, not great. Won't be keeping it!

5 out of 10. But nice colour. Hehe.

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Barry M Purple Rain Crackle NP332

Ah a lovely purple crackle on top of the last post. Lovely.

Out doors, kinda dreich 1 day.

All above 1 coat.

This is okay to use, still getting used to the crackles - think I've been saying that for a few months now! Application is okay and the brush is good. Drying time is fairly quick and is kinda matte like. Looks pretty cool over Elfstone!! I like it.

7 out of 10. Think I got it from their official site, but easy enough to pick up in shops.

1 Scottish word meaning: dull, overcast, drizzly and cold weather.

Saturday 14 April 2012

Beauty UK Elfstone

Saw this one in Superdrug and had to buy it. Was a bonus that it was on offer 2 for £5. It's a lovely metallic greeny colour.

And in natural light.

How awesome does that look? Kool. All above 2 coats.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. The lid is nice to hold and the brush rocks. It's metallic silvery green and apparently part of their Posh Polish collection! Couldn't feature it on t'other blog as it's under a £5! It looks awesome and it lasted well. 1 coat would have done, but since I had time, I put 2 on! Time is precious, but nails are very important :-)

8 out of 10. From Superdrug on offer at the mo 2 for £5. I think £3.49 from Beauty UK official site.

Friday 13 April 2012

Body Collection Calypso

Stumbled upon this lovely when I was browsing a cheapo shop, Bodycare, I think!

Not sure if this is meant to happen (a la Chanel) or did I have lid trouble??
Yah all in natural light, almost sunny!

Just how cute is that? :-) All above are 2 coats.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and has a good brush. As can be seen I had lid problems, well I think. Not sure it should come off like that! Time for drying isn't fast, but it's okay. 2 coats did the trick. It's gorgeous and cheap and good quality for price. Lasted well.

7 out of 10. 99p from Bodycare, I think! Doh.

Monday 9 April 2012

Asda George 3D Glitter Gold

Oh a 3D Glitter. And gold. And almost holographic! I put it on top of the previous post.

Natural light.

With flash.
And in artificial light.

All above are 1 coat.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and the brush rocks. It's quick drying but dries almost matte. It also feels very gritty, is that what they mean by 3D???? 1 coat did the trick and it lasted well. Was a footer to take off so tin foil at the ready. It's holographic and I caught red, green and blue colours from it. Certainly lasted well too.

7 out of 10. From Asda, think it was £2.75, it was slightly more than the Molten Metal ones.

Sunday 8 April 2012

Asda George Molten Metals Enchanted

Was shopping in one of the larger Asdas and spotted their new range. I'm such a sucker. Mr Economy says I need help, I think he may be right! Here we have a pinky metallic one.

With flash.
Without flash, artificial light.

And finally in natural light.
All above are 1 coat!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and the brush is awesome and gives good coverage. The lid is easy to hold and makes painting the nails easy. It's very quick drying and cute! 1 coat is enough I thought. And it lasted well. Have to say I'm very impressed by this.

7 out of 10. Bigger Asdas should have the George range in, can't remember the price think it was £1.75 :-S

Saturday 7 April 2012

17 Garnet

As I said before, 3 for 2 is fatal! Picked this up from Boots. It's a gorgeous, deep red.

All in natural light.

All above are 1 coat.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. The bottle is cute and the brush is really good. 1 coat did the trick, good enough. How gorgeous is that colour ;-) Last well without a top coat.

8 out of 10. Boots.

Thursday 5 April 2012

Accessorize Notorious Shade 6

This is a gunmetal grey with a subtle green and purple shimmer.

All in natural light.

All above are 2 coats. Can just about make out the purple and green shimmer in some pics! 

The lid is quite hard to hold at first, but gets better as you paint more nails! Application is okay but you need to have lots on the brush. It's fairly quick drying at least. It reminded me a wee bit of Chanel's Black Pearl, but my memory ain't that great for colours. Can you see the purple shimmer in the sunny pics and the green shimmer in the dull pics. It does look awesome but it is subtle. Lasted well.

7 out of 10 for this. Think I got mine in Superdrug. Easy enough to pick up.