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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, 29 November 2014

Revlon Fire Fox




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a nice matte red with subtle sparkles - these are quite hard to see though. The brush is good and lid is comfortable to hold. Noticed slight tip wear after a while but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = a pound shop

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Avon Gold Leaf



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a pretty gold metallic colour. Looks really lovely. I only swatched this so no idea how long it lasted.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = N/A only swatched
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon Rep

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Seventeen Tinsel Nail Effects Blue

This is the glitter I put on top of China Glaze Define Good... I think it looks very festive! I should have posted this yesterday, but I wasn't very well and I've still got quite an upset tummy today. Finding it hard to stand up and do basic things :-(





This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 3 minutes a coat). You get really, really good coverage for the one coat. The bar glitters are holographic and you can just about make that out from the photos. I like this topper, it's pretty and sparkly. I only swatched this, so no idea of how long it lasted.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = N/A as only swatched
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery with holo bar glitters
Removal = easy with foil method - let soak for about 1 minute
Overall = 7/10  (would be higher if I knew it lasted long)
Purchased from = Boots instore

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-) would be higher if I knew it lasted well!!!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Claire's Leather Look Blue





This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a pretty blue colour but I think it looks more like a textured sandy than a leather look polish! I do like the textured finish and the colour :-) Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Claire's

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Miss Sporty Rosy Galaxy

This is another of the Miss Sporty textured polishes.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 3 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. It's such a pretty, baby pink colour with cool glitter. 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, let soak for at least a minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Essence Dare To Kiss




This is easy to use, easy to apply and various drying times. Let me explain....1 thick coat takes ages to dry - I painted this on my right hand (about 12 minutes). 2 thin coats dries a lot quicker - left hand (about 3 minutes a coat). The brush is quite thick but found it okay with my nails. I'm not sure about the colour...I'm not really into nudes....but I do love the finish! Husband was like why did you buy it when it's not your colour!!!! MEN! ;-) Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use  = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 5/10 with 1 thick coat & 8/10 with 2 thin.
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 on left in photos
Finish = satin
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Wilkos

My Personal Rating = 6/10 :-) Good quality, just not my colour!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Colour Alike 535






This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a lovely iridescent colour - purple is the main colour but you can see flashes of green and bronze too. I think this is scented too, kinda smells like jelly sweeties (Haribo style) but this smell isn't overpowering and faded after a while - next day. The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Scented lasted well = 4/10
Smells like = jelly sweeties
Coats = 2
Finish = iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Colour Alike site (Eng version)

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-)

Friday, 14 November 2014

Avon Black Sequins

This is another of the textured polishes from Avon.




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 3 minutes a coat). The brush is really good and lid is comfortable to hold. It's a pretty black sparkly polish. It isn't too rough either. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured and glittery
Removal = easy with foil method and let soak for at least a minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

17 Copper



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a nice copper colour that is slightly iridescent. You just about make out flashes of pink. I didn't really like the colour at first but it grew on me. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 10 November 2014

Essence Warm My Heart






This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying - the first coat was quick but the second was slow (3-4 mins). It's a thermal polish - my first ever! I must admit that both the colours aren't really me - but because it changes I do like it! Normal cool temperature is the nude flesh colour and warm is the peachy colour. I liked the way it turned out with the french style in the last photo. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy thermal
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = pop-up Essence unit they had for the MTV awards in Glasgow

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Friday, 7 November 2014

Wet n Wild Speak When Spoken To




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 mins a coat). The brush is really good to use and the lid is comfortable to hold. This is a lovely iridescent glittery polish. I do think it looks really lovely! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = glittery & iridescent
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for about 1-1.5 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Cosmetics Fairy online

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Rimmel Singing De Blues




This is okay to use and okay to apply. The formula is a bit thick but manageable. It is quite slow drying (4-5 minutes a coat). It's a lovely blue colour with a very subtle shimmer. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy with subtle shimmer
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundworld

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Monday, 3 November 2014

Barbara Daly Carnival




This is okay to use, okay to apply and okay drying (3 minutes a coat). The brush is decent enough, but make sure you've got plenty on it as it is small. The first coat is fairly streaky but the next few are fine. I think it's a pretty colour. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)