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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, 30 May 2014

Asda George 44 Deceit




This is okay to use and okay to apply. The brush was slightly wonky and hard to work with at first, but I got the hang of it. It's okay drying about 3-4 minutes for one coat. I applied one thick coat here. It's a nice black with little bits of glitter, they are quite subtle and you need to good lighting (and eyesight) to see them! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use =7/10
Application = 6/10 dodgy brush
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1 thick
Finish = glossy with subtle glitter
Removal = no idea put a glitter top coat on it - would guess at easy!
Overall = 6/10 (because of bad brush)
Purchased from = Asda

My Personal Rating = 7/10 it's nice :-)

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Avon Gel Finish - Marine Blue

This is one of the recent Avon polishes. It the first gel type one I've ever used. I've never used proper gel polishes, so I have no way of comparing things!





This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 3 minutes for a coat). I swear, since I last bought Avon polishes (pre-summer 2013) the brush in them is certainly getting better. This is just one coat and I could not believe how shiny it was!! Mega glossy indeed. Lasted really well for a one coater. It is not quite the colour I had expected from the booklet, but I like it!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = mega shiny - it was a kinda creamy formula
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 7/10 nice colour and good quality :-)

Monday, 26 May 2014

Marks & Spencer Metallic Bronze




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about a 1 min for the coat). The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold as well. I'm not sure I'd call it a bronze colour as such, it was more a red colour, well to my eyes anyway!! Mr Economy also thought it looked red-like too. I do like the colour, regardless of the name lol. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1 - great coverage for just the one!
Finish = metallic
Removal = okay, probably easier with the foils
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer in store, also available here online

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Nina Ultra Pro Solar Flare




Now with the addition of the Nubar top coat ~




This is okay to use and okay to apply, it's slightly streaky. It's slowing drying and took about 5 minutes for each coat. It dried matte, so I added a top coat for extra shine! It's a vibrant and bold yellow, perfect for summer, if we ever get one in Scotland :-( Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 6/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10 - with TOP COAT
Coats = 3
Finish = neon and bright (matte finish)
Removal = easy but stained my fingers, should have used the foils to remove
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = Sallys

My Personal Rating = 6/10 poor formula but it's a bold colour that I quite like

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Barry M Caspian






This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (1st coat about 2 mins and 2nd coat (thicker) about 5 mins). It's a rosey gold colour with very subtle iridescence, certainly not as strong as the other two. I think it's very, very similar to this Flormar polish. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = subtly iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 7/10 just wasn't as impressed by this compared to the last two from the collection :-|

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Sally Hansen Snow Globe

This is the glitter polish I put on Smashed from the other blog!





This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (1 coat took about 5 mins). You get good coverage and only had to dab the glitter on a few times. I think it looks pretty on the purple and with all those pretty sparkles it's dazzling! I only swatched this so don't know how long it lasted!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = n/a as swatched
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy used the tin foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundland

My Personal Rating = 7/10 (would have got 8 if I could be sure of its longevity, will need to wear it again!)

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Angelica Altitude



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1 min for the 1st coat and about 2 mins for the 2nd). It very shiny and foil like. And it's a pretty light blue colour! Lasted really well! Dazzling.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny foil
Removal = easy used the tin foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Primark but it's on their site (currently out of stock)

My Personal Rating = 8/10

Friday, 16 May 2014

Barry M Arabian

So today we have another Barry M Aquarium polish! Yah.






This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (first coat was thin took about 1 min, the second coat was thicker and took about 4-5 mins). It's a pretty iridescent polish with greens, golds and blues! It is a bit more subtle than the last one I posted, but it's still mega cool. Liked it a lot. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Superdrug in store (3 for 2 offer)

My Personal Rating = 8/10 awesome!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Claire's Splatter Set - Purple

I picked this mini set up in Claire's the other day - I was quite excited by them!





This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 4 mins for each coat). The brush is quite small but really good, but make sure you've got plenty on the brush for good coverage. The lid is easy to hold too. Looks pretty cool but I'll need to try it as a topper as well! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jelly like with glitter
Removal = easy with aluminium foil - let soak for at least 1.5 mins
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Clarie's shop but it's also available online

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 12 May 2014

Avon Shipwreck

This is a fairly recent release from Avon.




(with added cat hair ;->)

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1 minute for each coat). The brush is really good, it seems to have got better since I lasted used an Avon polish! It's a kinda lime green with flakies. Lasted well. One problem, I wore this a good few days back and I've still got a few flakies - they are a devil to remove, even scraping them off is hard!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy with flakies/small shards
Removal = tricky even with the foil :-|
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Avon website

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 it's okay - not that fussed by the colour tho

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Seventeen Juicy Neons Orange

This is a new polish from Seventeen - Juicy Neon Nail Effects.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 2 minutes for each coat). I noticed it had a slight smell to it - nothing bad though. It certainly look promising in the bottle but I don't think it looks as good on the nails. It looks orange in some lights and kinda golden in others! I didn't like it at first but it kinda grew on me. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery type
Removal = okay needed to use the foil
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = gift from my Husband he got it in Boots

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 it's a good quality nail polish, just not really my thing

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Barry M Mediterranean

*faints*






This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. The brush is quite thin, but it's really easy to paint the nails with. It's such a pretty iridescent colour pinks and golds, almost orange-like. Lasted well. Again thanks to A. notcopyacat for talking me into buying these ;-)

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic and iridescent
Removal = really easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Superdrug in the 3 for 2 deal

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-D