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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, 7 January 2017

OPI Color To Diner For

With flash:

And without flash:

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying time (3 minutes a coat). It's a nice red colour with a good shimmer. Looks quite different with and without the flash mind you! Had some tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

OPI This Cost Me A Mint

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a nice creamy mint colour. Kind of reminds me of mint ice cream! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = N/A as put glitter on top, would guess easy as cream
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. All the best for 2017. :-)

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Illamasqua Harem

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a nice lilac colour. Very pretty. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx, I think!

My Personal Rating = 8.5/10 :-)

Monday, 26 December 2016

Merry Christmas

I would just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, I know it's a day late. Hope you all had a great time :-D

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Ciate Day 24 Meet Me At Midnight

So we have come to the last day! It has been a quick 24 days I think.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and good drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It's a nice glitter with different things going on! Interesting one and pretty. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method, let soak for 3 minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = ASOS

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)


I would say that I was happy with this years calendar. I only got 2 doublers and there were some really nice polishes. I didn't like the design of it though.....poorly thought out as the boxes kept falling out. I preferred the little doors like they did in previous years! :-)

Friday, 23 December 2016

Ciate Day 23 Plies Please Me

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is every-so-slightly brushstrokey! But it is a nice silvery iridescent polish. Pretty. Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic and slightly iridescent
Removal = okay
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = ASOS

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Ciate Day 22 Raincheck

Had to cut the nails really short, as one had ripped again! Not ideal, but these things happen :-|

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a nice blue, kind of like jeans blue! And it didn't stain! Slight tip wear, but last well otherwise.

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10. :-)

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Ciate Day 21 Cupcake Queen

This is a doubler of a doubler! Was bound to happen at some point! From 2012 and 2014.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2 minutes a coat). It's a lovely pink with a subtle shimmer. The shimmer certainly looks good in the bottle and isn't as obvious on the nail. Noticed slight tip wear. I still think the 2012 version is the best!

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

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-|

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Ciate Day 20 Antique Brooch

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (2-3 minutes a coat). It is a lovely glittery polish. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Monday, 19 December 2016

Ciate Day 19 Nail Saviour

This is a nail treatment and I didn't review it. I think to get good results you would need to use it for a few weeks. Sounds like a good thing though!

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Ciate Day 18 Raising The Barre

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (3-4 minutes a coat). It's a nice dark burgundy colour! Lovely. 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 = jelly like
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = ASOS

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Ciate Day 17 Starry Night

I put this over Orly Color Blast Ultra Pink!
This is easy to use, you just sprinkle it over a wet nail. Make sure you have something underneath to catch the excess glitter. Make sure to tap the excess glitter off as well! Lasted well with top coat - China Glaze Fast Forward!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10 with top coat
Coats = a sprinkle!
Finish = glitter
Removal = easy with foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = ASOS

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Friday, 16 December 2016

Ciate Day 16 Chain Reaction

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1 minute a coat). It's a gorgeous purple with a lovely shimmer! Totally stunning! And a one coater as well!! Had 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 = 1
Finish = metallic/shimmery
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = ASOS

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Ciate Day 15 Nail File

A nail file!!!! They had one last year: nail file. But I don't think this one is as good a last years! It's okay, but it is something you could easily find in most beauty stores. I guess it is a standard file.

My Personal Rating = 6/10! :-|

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Ciate Day 14 Pretty In Putty

Sadly had to cut the nails as I had a little break and I wasn't able to save it! :-|

This is okay to use and okay to apply. Quite streaky on the 1st coat and I had plenty of polish on the brush for the 2nd. Drying time is okay (3-4 minutes a coat). It's an okay colour, I guess. Not really my thing and doesn't really look that good on me either! Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 6/10 :-| just not me!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Ciate Day 13 Ibiza Blues

This is okay to use and okay to apply. Make sure you have plenty of polish on the brush or it is prone to bald spots. Okay drying time (4 minutes a coat). It is a really pretty lilac. Lasted well.

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

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Monday, 12 December 2016

Ciate Day 12 Fortune Teller

I put this on top of Maybelline Black To The Basics!

All with flash:

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a really nice holo glitter and looks great over the black! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = holo glitter
Removal = easy with foils, let soak for a few minutes
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = ASOS

My Personal Rating = 8/10 :-)

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Ciate Day 11 La Dolce Vita

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It's a very rich and gorgeous green. I think it is slightly iridescent and you can just about make it out in a few photos! Noticed slight tip wear but lasted well otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 2
Finish = jewel toned and slightly iridescent
Removal = easy but a wee bit messy :-|
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = ASOS

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 :-)