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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, 31 May 2013

Ciate 037 Showgirl

This is the first time I've used a full size bottle of Ciate! I had the Advent Calendar last Christmas and found that I really liked Ciate as a brand.



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. Like the smaller bottles, the brush is excellent and the lid is nice to hold. It has small flecks in it, you can just about make them out in the pictures! Had a slight chipping issue so probably needs a top coat. Nice colour.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = shiny with flecks
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 26 May 2013

OPI Solitaire Liquid Sands

I was so excited to get these a few weeks ago! Solitaire was the first one I tried out!



This is easy to use, easy  to apply and surprisingly slow drying! My experience of previous liquid sands had been fast drying! I thought it looked quite Christmas like. It's white matte with silver glitter that does dazzle in certain lights. Lasted really well and it's so pretty.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 6/10
Lasted well = 9/10
Coats = 2
Finish = liquid sand, texture and glittery madness
Removal = easy used the tin foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay as a set with the rest of the Bond Girls

My Personal Rating = 8/10 really liked this one :-)

Monday, 13 May 2013

Marks & Spencer Hot Pink



This is easy to use, okay application and okay drying. The brush is a wee bit thin making application awkward, but I got into a routine with it. It's a lovely pink colour with a very subtle purple shimmer to it. Lasted well. I think it's very pretty!

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6.5/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy with subtle shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer, not sure if it's still available as this is the older range

My Personal Rating = 8/10 despite the sub-standard brush I really love the colour :-)

Friday, 10 May 2013

OPI Take The Stage



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. Like all OPIs I've ever tried, it has a very good brush. Wow how shiny is it. It's a very warm copper colour and lovely. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 9/10 oh for sure
Coats = 2
Finish = metallic like and shiny
Removal = easy, used the tin foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay a while ago, before I started this blog

My Personal Rating = 8/10 lovely :-)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

China Glaze It's Alive



This is easy to use, easy to apply and very quick drying. It is matte but glittery, very like an OPI Liquid Sands! It really is! It's green with light green and yellow glitter. Lasted really well, was impressed! I think if you are into the whole Liquid Sands thing then I'd go for this. Lol I know I am :-)

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 9/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = matte and glittery
Removal = easy, used the tin foil method
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = eBay a while ago

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Friday, 3 May 2013

Inglot 201

I popped this on top of the last post and thankfully the sun was out too!



And one indoors


This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. Had to dab it a wee bit for full coverage, but this was easy enough. It's very holographic and looks immense in the sunshine. Looked okay in artificial light, but certainly not as spectacular! Must try it on top of black next time!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = only had on for a few hours
Coats = 1
Finish = holographic
Removal = okay
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = the Inglot shop

My Personal Rating = 8/10 awesome :-)