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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 :-)

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Kiko - Enchanted Gold Dust (Artic Holiday Collection)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4 mintues a coat). The brush is medium sized and good. The formula goes on nicely too. 2 coats gives good coverage and 1 coat looks good over the blue. It is a nice party glitter for sure. This ones doesn't catch at all and lasted really well. 

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Sally Hansen - Oxide

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The formula goes on nicely and the brush is really wide but good to paint with. It is a really nice dark grey pewter polish with a nice metallic shimmer. It sadly got bad tip wear, but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 5/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Can't remember

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Extra

I'd just like to say RIP Charlie Watts who died yesterday aged 80. I was a huge fan of his and love The Rolling Stones. He will be missed. :-(

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Essence - Little Lila Town

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (3-4 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and good to paint with and the formula goes on nicely. It is a nice lilac with a subtle shimmer. You can just about make it out in the 2nd and 3rd photos. Also, spot the cat hair in the last photo haha! This lasted really well and is nice.

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 = 8/10
Purchased from = Wilko

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 20 August 2021

Kiko - Magenta Starfish (Ocean Feel)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and good to paint with and the formula is really good too. This is slightly textured, certainly not smooth, but it doesn't catch at all. It is really gorgeous and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly glitter but Kiko call it "Sea Salt"
Removal = okay no need for foils
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Avon - Golden Twilight

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is good, it is medium sized and the formula is good and goes on nicely. It is a blacken purple with a nice golden shimmer. This is a lovely polish but sadly didn't last well, it flaked off and I got tip wear too. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 3/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 5/10 - poor poor duration
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 6/10

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Primark - Sangria

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It is a mini bottle but the brush is really good and the formula goes on nicely. I used 2 coats but 1 thick coat would do. It is really nice and lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jewel toned
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Primark

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Kiko - Blush Rose (Holographic)

 




Last photo in the sunshine all others in the indoor lighting.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (8-9 minutes a coat). This seems to be a trend with this line of holos, slow drying. The brush is good and the formula goes on nicely. It is a lovely holo with a slight shimmer! I was impressed with the shimmer, you can see it in the 2nd and 3rd photos. It is nice and lasted really well. Just slow drying. Some holos are and some are super fast!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo with slight shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Kiko

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10

Sunday, 8 August 2021

W7 - Matte Chocolate

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2 minutes a coat, maybe slightly less). The brush is wide and the formula is really good, it went on smoothly. And it is a one coater! Brown really isn't my colour but this grew on me and I think it does look like chocolate! Lasted really well. All in all a winner, as quick drying and a 1 coater!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 1
Finish = matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Beauty Outlet

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Accessorize - Purple Dream

 




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). The brush is fairly small so have plenty polish on it. I'd have to say the first coat is slightly patchy but builds up nicely on the second. It is a lovely purple to blue iridescent with a shimmer. This one lasted okay and was easy to remove.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Probably Superdrug but a long time ago, 10 years!

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Kiko - Red Is Better (Ocean Feel)

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is wide but very good and the formula goes on nicely. This polish is slightly textured and it is a totally gorgeous red. Something a bit different! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = "sea salt" jelly with white glitters
Removal = easy with foil method, soak for 1 minute
Overall = 9/10
Purchased from = Kiko

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10