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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 :-)

Monday, 29 March 2021

Marks & Spencer - Slate Blue

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is good and is nice to paint with. It is a lovely blue grey polish with an amazing shimmer. It does look nice. I did, however, got slight tip wear after housework, though lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer in store, but they stopped this range!

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Colour Alike - 561

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is good and the formula too, making it easy to paint with. It is a lovely purple with a slight subtle shimmer. Like all the earlier CA polishes this is slightly scented too. This lasted really well too.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy with shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Colour Alike's online site

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Beauty UK - Moonstone

 


Even though is says "Posh Polish" it was under £5 so belongs on this blog haha!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is nice and good but it is small though. The formula is really good and goes on nicely. It is a lovely blue toned silver foil. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = foil
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 1 minute
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Superdrug maybe, this is a old polish

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 8 March 2021

Essence - The Heat Is On




This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It is slightly sheer on the 1st coat but okay on the 2nd. It is a nice enough cherry red. BUT this is meant to be a thermal polish and I didn't notice a change? Maybe slightly purple at the tips in the last photo? I did run it under the hot tap for a while. It also didn't last well at all, got awful tip wear early on!!! So for me this nail polish was a total fail :-(

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 4/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly thermal
Removal = easy
Overall = 5/10
Purchased from = Essence pop up store years ago

My Personal Rating = 5/10

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Claire's - Ditsy Floral Blue

I put this on top of Color Club's Almost Famous from my other blog.



This is okay to use, okay to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It was more dabbing than painting and had to fish for the glitters haha! It a nice mixture of glitters with cute blue flower shaped glitters as well. It looks amazing on the yellow! It does catch so use a top coat with this. I only swatched this so no idea if it lasted well!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = n/a swatched only
Coats = 1 dabbed!
Finish = glittery
Removal = foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Claire's

My Personal Rating = 7/10