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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, 25 December 2013

OPI Alpine Snow

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Hope you are all having a great time :-)

As promised here is the review for Alpine Snow!



This is okay to use and terrible to apply. It's fairly quick drying. The first coat is really streaky no matter how thick or thin. I made the second coat thick and it was fine and managed to get a good finish. It's one of the better quality whites I've tried. It's also pretty and looks nice I thought. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 5/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy and glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Trade Secrets

My Personal Rating = 8/10 despite the tricky application it's pretty cool!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Day 24 Ciate Serendipity

This journey has come to an end :-( But I'm sure there will always be next year!


Hehe I guess so!

 
A fullsize bottle! And I didn't even notice that the window was larger!

This is easy to use, easy to apply and mega quick drying. It's dries kinda matte like but is still quite sparkly! Glitter madness.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 9/10 went on like a dream
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = swatched
Coats = 2
Finish = dull, yet sparkly glitter
Removal =easy with tin foils
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Pesonal Rating = 8/10 lovely and nice!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Day 23 Ciate Locket

Oh no only one more to go after this!



I fully intend to!


This is easy to use, easy to apply and very quick drying! It kinda reminds me of a KleanColor polish that I've probably got kicking about! It's silvery glittery madness!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10 went on nicely
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glitter madness
Removal = tricky even with foils, need to let soak for about 2 mins!
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Personal Rating = 8/10 love it and it's very Christmas like!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Day 22 Ciate Caviar Pearls Christmas Tree Caviar

Oh not long to go now!



That's true, I guess.



I popped this on top of OPI's Alpine Snow, which I'll write a post about once the calendar is finished.

This is easy to use and easy to apply. Just sprinkle it over a wet base. I normally use the OPI Top Coat once the base colour has dried. It's a lovely collection of Christmas colours! Didn't last well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = as long as your base
Lasted well = 5/10 no
Coats = sprinkle
Finish = caviar pearls
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Personal Rating = 8/10 looks amazing and festive, well named!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Day 21 Ciate Confetti



Okay!



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. You get really good coverage with one coat. It's a holo sparkly glitter polish! Lasted well and looks amazing.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glitter, holo and sparkly
Removal = easy with tin foils
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Personal Rating = 8/10 looks cool

Friday, 20 December 2013

Day 20 Ciate Ivory Queen



It's okay I guess, busy at work tho! Hmm this looks similar to Members Only!



This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. I think it's very similar to Members Only! Though it is slightly more pink and not as weak. The first coat was streaky and the second coat, if thick will be fine! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application =7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = creamy with a lovely golden shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Day 19 Ciate Underwear Base Coat

Cheated again!!!!



Comfortable underwear for sure!

Another day of feeling cheated! A base coat, I mean come on! Though in saying that my Butter London base coat has just run out *rolls eyes*.



So I used it with Miss Sporty Aurora Borealis!



This is easy to use and easy to apply. Seemed okay drying, certainly slower than the Butter London one. It dries glossy and had an unpleasant smell to it. Was okay but I don't think I'd have this as my regular base coat.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = N/A base coat
Coats = 1
Finish = glossy base coat
Removal = okay
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Personal Rating = 6/10 great quality but not that impressed!


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Day 18 Ciate Amazing Gracie


Chocolate nail polish remover, seriously???!!



With this colour, I decided to do a french mani! It's freehand as well lol.

This is east to use, easy to apply and quick drying. Perfert for this type of manicure. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = weak, cream and glossy
Removal = easy
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Personal Rating = 7/10 not really my colour but works well with the french style I think

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Day 17 Ciate Caviar Pearls Frost Yourself

Ahh my old friend the pearls! I put these on top of Barry M Bright Red.



More than a little time!!



This is easy to use and easy to apply. Drying takes as long as the polish you put it onto! It's very pretty. I used the OPI Top Coat to put mine on, make sure the coat is quite thick because they won't stay on otherwise. Didn't last well, but that's expected!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10 - as long as the base polish
Lasted well = 5/10 eh no!
Coats = sprinkle them on
Finish = caviar pearls
Removal = easy, knock off the pearls then remove base coat
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Personal Rating = 7/10 hehe looks good on the red

Monday, 16 December 2013

Day 16 Ciate Members Only



I'll try!



And finally on top of Play Date:


This is easy to use, easy to apply and fairly quick drying. It's a lovely subtle colour that I think works better as a top coat! Looks amazing on the red :-) Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = glossy and shimmery
Removal = easy enough
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Day 15 Ciate Play Date



Anything, you say?



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying. It's a sorta red/pink colour, almost raspberry! Looks awesome! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = sorta jelly like
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Personal Rating = 8/10 love it!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Day 14 Ciate Party Shoes



Is there really such a thing as a boring nail polish????



Lol as you can see I popped this on top of Ferris Wheel.

This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying. You get pretty good coverage with one coat, but I had to dab a few bits. Pretty glittery! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 7/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery
Removal = used the foils so easy, just let soak for about a minute
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Personal Rating = 8/10 lovely glitter top coat, what's not to like??!

Friday, 13 December 2013

Day 13 Ciate Ferris Wheel

Just over half way through now!



I dream of more cats and a pond in my garden with frogs!



This is okay to use and okay to apply. Like many before this one, it's a creamy polish! So the first coat was streaky and the second is fine if you make it thick. Seemed fairly quick drying. It's a gorgeous light baby blue colour. Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 6/10
Drying time = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy and creamy
Removal = N/A as put top coat on it, as it's similar to the last post, I'd guess easy!
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Selfridges online

My Personal Rating = 8/10 gorgeous colour and I'm getting used to applying the creamy/pastel colours