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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, 27 June 2022

Essence - Don't Stop Believing

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 5 minutes a coat).The formula is good and the brush is medium sized and good too. It is a nice deep cherry colour. I must a loads of this sort of colour and finish haha! This one is okay but noticed tip wear, which is common for the type of finish sadly. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 5/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy jelly
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Wilko

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Barry M - Blueberry Bonbon

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 4 minutes a coat). The brush is good and the formula is okay. This is a scented polishes and smells nice, certainly very like blueberries! I really could smell it as I was painting my nails too! The colour is okay, nothing special really and sadly the scent only lasted for about 4 hours!!! The polish lasted well though.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Scent lasted well = 3/10
Smells like = blueberries for sure
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and scented
Removal = easy
Overall =  7/10
Purchased from = Barry M's official site

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Saturday, 11 June 2022

Sally Hansen - Pumped Up Pink

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). Definitely not insta dri as it advertised! The brush and formula are both really good. It is a pretty pink with a subtle silver shimmer. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Superdrug I think

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 3 June 2022

Miss Beauty - 383 Electric

Hello everyone!! I am finally back! Between life, a kid and work - really not had much time to blog or paint my nails. I will try to post as much as I can. Thanks to everyone for their kind and nice messages.

I have also started another blog with photos too: https://ananka1.blogspot.com/ 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (6-7 minutes a coat). This brush is thin but it is good and the formula is good and goes on nicely. It is a mega lovely bright blue. This lasted really well and is gorgeous. I can forgive the slow drying!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = A shop that no longer exists :-|

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Sally Hansen - DVD

 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (6-7 minutes a coat). The formula is really good and the brush too, even though it is thin. It is a nice blue and purple shimmery iridescent polish. I used 2 coats solo but maybe 3 would have been better! This lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 solo and 1 as topper
Finish = shimmry iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Can't remember

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Barry M - Blood Orange

 


This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). The brush is thick but okay to use and the formula goes on nicely. It is a totally gorgeous red. It lasted okay and I used 1 coat here. Probably be better with 2. 

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 1
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Barry M online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Sally Hansen - Sparktacular

 



This is easy to use, easy to aply and slow drying (6-7 minutes a coat). The brush is wide and good and the formula goes on nicely. It is an orange base with cool glitters. This reminds me a little of Wibo's Blink Blink 5. I think this would be ideal for Hallowe'en as well! It lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for a minute
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Can't recall!

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10