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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 :-)

Friday, 28 February 2020

Accessorize Boho Wardrobe - Purple

Haven't had one from this set on in like forever!

This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). This is a mini bottle and you need to make sure there is plenty polish on the brush for good coverage. It is a lovely purple with a slight silver shimmer. It is really gorgeous and lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay a long time ago, but seems to be still available!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Monday, 24 February 2020

Kiko - Golden Life

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is a nice pale gold with a slight shimmer. It is nice and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic with slight shimmer
Removal = easier with foil method but still messy!
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Kiko Online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 17 February 2020

Barry M - Berry Sorbet

This is one of the new Barry M Gelly polishes.

This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It is quite streaky on the first coat. I had to use 3 coats due to ridges, so if you have no ridges, you'd get away with 2 coats! It is a pretty baby blue and it lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Boots

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10


Thursday, 13 February 2020

Essence - I'm Cool With It

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5 minutes a coat). It is a lovely iridescent nail polish but shows better in the bottle than on the nail. I found this very hard to capture! It goes from blue to purple. Nice enough. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = slightly iridescent
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Amsterdam while on holiday

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Marks & Spencer Textured Sand

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a nice texture but not sure the colour is really for me, maybe too pale! It is slightly sparkly too and not so rough. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method, soak for a minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer, but discontinued

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 - not sure it is a good colour on me :-|


Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - Nailed It

Bonus - over Chanel Elixir:
This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a nice shimmery polish. Yellows, golds and greens can be seen here. Looks pretty good over both colours. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 and 1 as topper
Finish = shimmery
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10



Monday, 3 February 2020

Home Bargains Born To Sparkle Set - Powederd By Glitter

Another one from the set!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (5-6 minutes a coat). It is a lovely pink based holo glitter polish. Looks okay solo and on the dark colour too. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo, 1 as topper
Finish = holo glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, soak for 2 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Home Bargains

My Personal Rating = 8/10