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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 :-)

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Avon Ruby




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous red texture with gold sparkles. Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = textured
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Friday, 24 July 2015

Sally Hansen Taffeta




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a lovely purple polish with a nice satin finish. Must admit to really liking this sort of finish! It also has holo sparkles, but because of the satin finish these don't show. I was tempted to put a glossy topper on it to show them off, but there was no sun for decent photos :-| I might try it if it's sunny soon! Noticed slight tip wear, but nothing else. Lasted well otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Angelica Boom Pop

This is the glitter I put on top of Morgan Taylor Watt Yel-lookin' At? 



This is easy to use, easy to apply and slow drying (6-7 minutes for a coat). I had to dab it on more than actually painting, so it was quite thick! I think it looks really nice on the yellow. I thought it was a clear base, but it wasn't and it slightly changed the colour of the yellow to a more lime type colour. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1 and a dabbing
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for at least 1.5 minutes
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Primark

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Essence Caramel Brownie




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a brown polish with a slight shimmer, it also has some purple tones that you can see in certain lights. I must admit it does have a good name too :-D It's was okay and I bought it because it was cheap. I wouldn't normally buy a brown, but you gotta try things sometimes! Lasted really well.

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

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-) I'm not that into browns really :-|

Thursday, 16 July 2015

MUA Super Strength Base Coat



The above is of Deborah Lippmann - Dancing In The Sheets.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1 minute for a coat). It smells a little too. I had never used this base coat before, so I thought I would try it. The previous post Avon Hot, had chipped and then I tried it with the Lippmann. I was really shocked because it chipped within half an hour! I put a top coat on and it still chipped quite badly. That's my left had and right was worse than that!

I tried the Lippmann polish with the Butter London base coat and it didn't chip! My conclusion is that the Lippmann polish is good quality and the base coat is rubbish. I really don't recommend this at all. If you are looking for a cheap base coat, Collection do a good one.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 0/10
Coats = 1
Finish = n/a base coat
Removal = easy
Overall = 3/10 - the first 3 were good points
Purchased from = Superdrug

My Personal Rating = 0/10 I don't want a base coat that isn't any good :-(

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Avon Hot




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-1.5 minutes a coat). It's a gorgeous red colour! The brush is good and the lid is comfortable to hold. I noticed tip wear and slight chipping too. Pity, as it's such a lovely colour.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Avon Rep

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-)

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Rimmel Violet Metal




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat).The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. The formula is pretty good as well. It's a gorgeous purple with a lovely blue shimmer :-D Noticed tip wear but it lasted well otherwise, no chipping.

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

New Look Coral




This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's better to use thicker coats for better coverage and it's less patchy that way. It's a nice matte coral. The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. Noticed slight tip wear.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2 thick coats
Finish = matte
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = New Look in store (bought with a gift card given to me by friends)

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 6 July 2015

Avon Turquoise




This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a really pretty texture polish with different coloured glitters. The brush is good and the formula applies nicely. This lasted well. HOWEVER... it's nearly the same as an Avon I previously wore: Teal Glitter from the Stardust line. I'm glad I really like this as I've got two now! Cheeky :-O

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = texture
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Avon rep

My Personal Rating = 9/10 :-)

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Sally Hansen Azure





This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a nice blue with a very subtle shift to purple, you can just about make it out in the last photo! The brush is really good and the lid is comfortable to hold. Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Maybelline Tropink




This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's streaky on the first coat but sorts itself out on the second! It's a nice enough pink but nothing really special! Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)