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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 :-)

Monday, 30 June 2014

Dance Legend 843 Milky Way



*faints*

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1.5 minutes for a coat). It's gorgeous and iridescent! So many colours! So versatile! Wow! I'm speechless :-D 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 = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = sparkly and iridescent
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Dance Legend's Official Site

My Personal Rating = 9/10

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Color Club Ultra Astral



And with Top Coat for glossy effect!



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1 minute for a coat). This polish dries matte so I put on the Nubar top coat to get the glossy effect! I think being glossy makes it more neon! It's very bright and bold for sure. The little sparkles are holographic but they didn't make much of an appearance, sadly! It certainly lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 9/10 With TOP COAT
Coats = 2
Finish = matte with holo glitter
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = RW beauty, but the site isn't available anymore :-|

My Personal Rating - 7/10

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Filthy Gorgeous Rock Star

Eek another FG polish! This is the glitter I put on top of the Sally Hansen polish from the other blog!



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1.5 minutes for a coat). I had plenty on the brush for good coverage. This was slightly textured and I think solo, with a few coats would make a good sandy polish ;-) It's greeny gold glitter and looks nice on the dark Sally Hansen polish. Only swatched so no idea of longevity.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = N/A swatched
Coats = 1
Finish = glittery
Removal = easy used tin foil method
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundland - but a high end brand so posted here!

My Personal Rating = 7/10 nice!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

OPI Coca Cola Red

Ironic really, I bought this set and I'm not really a drinker of fizzy juice!



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (less than a minute for a coat). As this is a mini bottle with a mini brush, be sure to have plenty of polish on the brush for good coverage. I think it's a pretty red! Noticed some slight scuffing after 24 hours but lasted okay otherwise.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 6.5/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy and slightly creamy
Removal = easy just be careful not to stain your fingers!
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7/10 pretty red that you can never go wrong with! :-)

Sunday, 22 June 2014

China Glaze OMG A UFO

We had some sunshine in Scotland, so out came a holo!

Following photos indoors:



Following photos outdoors in the sun:



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1 minute for a coat). I just used one coat and think it gives a good finish! I don't think the holo effect is as strong as other polishes I own. But it's okay, I guess. Lasted okay, noticed some tip wear on a few nails though. I put this on top of the aqua base coat.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 7/10
Coats = 1
Finish = subtle holo
Removal = okay the aqua base is annoying to remove!
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = eBay

My Personal Rating = 7/10 it's okay

Friday, 20 June 2014

Filthy Gorgeous Air-Kiss



This is easy to use, easy to apply and okay drying (about 2 minutes for a coat). I had plenty of polish on the brush as these have quite a thin brush. That seemed to do the trick and application was good. Lasted well.

****I put a glitter on top of this and noticed upon removal, I had slight staining. Not sure if it was the polish alone or the addition of the glitter****

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 thick coats
Finish = kinda creamy but slightly jelly
Remvoal = n/a as put glitter on top
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Poundland (but it's a higher end brand so on here it goes)

My Personal Rating = 7/10 :-)

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Butter London No More Waity, Katie



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1.5 minutes for a coat). I think it's quite an unusual polish, grey base with purple glitter! How odd, but interesting! I liked it. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glittery
Removal = okay with tin foil let soak for about a minute
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10

Monday, 16 June 2014

Ciate Paper Doll



This is hard to use, hard to apply and quick drying (under a minute for each coat). The formula is terrible and hard to work with. It was very streaky and I found it hard to get rid of the bald patches! I ended up using really thick coats with minimal brush strokes, as this polish is quite unforgiving in that respect! I think it looks okay considering how hard it was to apply. It's not a perfect finish but it's the best I could achieve! I do think it is pretty and I like the finish. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 2/10
Application = 2/10
Drying time = 9/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 3
Finish = Ciate describe it as a "porcelain" finish
Removal = okay be careful not to stain your fingers
Overall = 5/10 formula issues
Purchased from = got the set from TK Maxx

My Personal Rating = 7/10 poor quality, but I really liked the polish!

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Max Factor Blue Energy



This is okay to use and okay to apply. The brush is a bit thin and tricky to use at first but I got used to it. Fairly quick drying (about 2 minutes for a coat). It's such a pretty blue and I really like it! For some reason I thought it was called 'Electric Blue' then I realised where I was going wrong...link...I had even written it down in my notes as Blue Energy *doh*! Lasted really well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10
Application = 7/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2
Finish = glossy
Removal = easy but be careful not to stain your fingers upon removal
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = I think it was Boots, but not sure as it was a while back :-|

My Personal Rating = 7.5/10 gorgeous blue :-)

Thursday, 12 June 2014

OPI Cute Little Vixen

Yah it's early June and I'm posting a Christmas polish from last year! *rolls eyes*



This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1.5 minutes for a coat). It's a pretty colour that I found quite hard to describe :-| and it has a subtle, but pretty shimmer. Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 1
Finish = slight shimmer
Removal = easy
Overall = 8/10
Purchased from = Sallys instore

My Personal Rating= 7/10 :-)

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Color Club Coastline

This is one of the recent textured polishes that CC released.



This is okay to use, terrible to apply as the formula is rubbish! I had to use two thick coats and it didn't go on well. I somehow managed to get it looking okay though. Drying time was fine for a thick coat (about 3 minutes for a coat). After being a bit miffed with the application, I soon forgot about that and started to like it. It does look nice and a few people commented on it! They did seem a bit freaked when I asked them to feel it LOL! Lasted well.

Rating
Easy to use = 7/10 good brush and lid
Application = 4/10 dreadful
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 8/10
Coats = 2 thick
Finish = textured
Removal = easy used tin foil and let soak for 1 minute
Overall = 5/10 poor formula
Purchased from = head2toe

My Personal Rating = 7/10 I did like it :-)

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Marks & Spencer Rainbow

This is a holographic polish I've had for a good while now! It is sadly discontinued *boo* And yeah we had sun for 1 day in Scotland - it was very, very warm!


This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (about 1.5 minutes for a coat). It's a pretty holo - not strong though, but I like it :-) I noticed it had a few scuffs after a few hours so I would wear a top coat with this, if you manage to pick it up! Didn't chip though. I used the NFU Oh Aqua Base coat with this. I've worn it before I started blogging with a regular base coat and I remember it being very holo-tastic too - so you probably don't need the aqua base coat!

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 6/10
Coats = 2
Finish = holo
Removal = okay, the aqua base is a bit of a pain to remove
Overall = 7/10
Purchased from = Marks & Spencer in store years back

My Personal Rating = 8/10 I love it :-)