Archive | November, 2012

Lotus Herbals Colour Dew Nail Enamel-Rose Petal Review and NOTD

23 Nov

Aloha!

I bring you another Nail Enamel review from a brand I had never tried before-Lotus Herbals.

Lotus Herbals Colour Dew Nail Enamel in Rose Petal is a gorgeous dark pink shade that looks great on Indian skin tones. It is Toluene and DBP free and there are loads of colours to choose from.

Lotus Herbals Colour Dew Nail Enamel – Rose Petal

Though two coats are sufficient for an opaque finish, but I went ahead and applied the third one too and was delighted to see the nail polish didn’t chip for at least four days!

And to top it, it didn’t leave behind any yellow stains on my nails when I removed it.

Lotus Herbals Colour Dew Nail Enamel- Rose Petal NOTD

Price: Rs. 110/- for 8ml (wow!)

Here’s the Report Card:

Yays:

  • Beautiful Color
  • Dries really fast
  • Doesn’t chip for 4 days atleast
  • At Rs. 110/- it is a grrreeat nail polish!
  • Toluene and DBP free
  • Doesn’t stain the nail

Nays:

Has a long brush, so needs a little practice to work with it; the brush tends to pick up a lot of  product so make sure to scrape it before applying.

Score: 5/5  (:D)

Hope you enjoyed the review; don’t forget to drop in with your comments.

Cheers 🙂

Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick Peach Carnation-review and swatches

22 Nov

Namaste beautiful people!

I have warmed up to Lakme’s Absolute collection a little late I know but I am glad I finally did with this beautiful lipstick -Peach Carnation. The Lakme Absolute collection needs no introduction. It has been around for almost a year and loved by most of us.

Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick Peach Carnation

Price:  Rs. 375 (increased to Rs. 395/-) for 3.6 ml of product

It is one of the most loved shades of the range and is pink brown in color -ideal to be worn to office as well as it looks very natural on the lips, especially on Indian skin tones. I too got this one after I read its review by a fellow beauty blogger.

Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick Peach Carnation

Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick Peach Carnation

Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick Peach Carnation

For me it is my MLBB shade (my lips but better) Looks very natural. Despite being matte, these glide super smoothly, feels light and the lips feel a little moisturized too. But if you have dry lips then it can make them look drier.

Lakme Absolute Lipstick Peach Carnation LOTD

Here’s the Report Card:

Yays:

  • Fairly good staying power
  • Glides on a like a dream
  • Nice packaging
  • Reasonably priced

Nays:

  • Drying on the lips
  • Need to exfoliate and moisturize before applying-might do some good to us lazy bones 😛
  • Color can look severe/made up on some

Score:

4/5

Hope you enjoyed the review; do you have Lakme Absolute Matte Lipsticks? Which one do you like the most? Do drop in your comments below.

Cheers!

Happy Diwali!

13 Nov

Wishing all my readers a very happy and glorious Diwali, hope you all have a great time 🙂

Cheers 🙂

Festive special Series III

11 Nov

Season’s Greetings dear friends,

I am presenting the final part of my Festive Special Series and without further ado, let’s proceed ….

Lancome L’absolu Rouge no. 251

It is a luxurious lipstick with a rich red shade with a hint of orange. It has very fine gold shimmer, making the right choice for the festive glamour!

Price: Rs. 1800/-

Lancome L’absolu Rouge no. 251

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick-Sienna

One of the most popular shades from the Colorburst Range, Sienna is a beautiful medium brown color with reddish undertone or simply put, it is a ‘rust’ color as I like to call it!

Price: Rs. 610/- for 3.7 gms

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick-Sienna

 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick –Toast of new york

This a richly pigmented lipstick in dark terracotta color. Ideal for us Indian girls J

Price: Rs.525/- for 4.2 gms

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick –toast of new york

Maybelline Colorsensational Jewel Lipstick-Red Garnet:

One of the most gorgeous collections from Maybelline, Red Garnet is a beautiful plum/berry color. It is highly pigmented and very moisturizing with an amazing staying power.

Price: Rs. 350/- for 3.9 gms

Maybelline Colorsensational Jewel Lipstick-Red Garnet

(top to bottom) Revlon Sienna, Revlon Toast of New York, Lancome L’absolu Rouge no. 251

Maybelline Jewel Lipstick Red Garnet Swatch

Lakme Blush- Ginger Surprise :

The humble Lakme blush has been around for ages and rightly so. It is an earthy colored blush-ideal for our skin tone with light shimmer. It is quite sheer so you can build up the intensity easily.

Price: Rs. 450/- for 6 gms

Lakme Blush- Ginger Surprise

Accessories:

How can we Indian girls forget our jhumkas, bangles and what not! This is the right time to take out your choicest jewellery and get decked up in style!

  • Earrings:

Jhumka, bali (hoop earrings) in metal, stone, etc add the right ethnic flavor to your ensemble.

Turquoise Drop Earrings

Green Paper Mache Earrings

  • Rings:

Get a cocktail ring or an ornate kundan work ring like this and keep the rest of the jewellery minimal.

Kundan work Maha Ring!

  • Bangles/Bracelets:

’tis the season to stack up on our blingy bracelets and bangles, what say girls?!!

Bangles!

  • Bindi:

How can we forget our Bindi! The quintessential Indian beauty element. Get one of those gemstone ones and you are all set to celebrate Diwali 🙂

Bindis!!

Happy Diwali and Enjoy!

Festive Special Series II

9 Nov

Hello beautiful people,
I am continuing with my Festive special series. Today, I am listing down a few of my favourite eyeliners-felt tips, liquid and pencil liners-the best tools to add instant beauty and glamour to our looks. So read on….

  • Bourjois Ultra Black Felt Tip Eyeliner

This is one of the best felt tip liners in the market, great for creating precise lines. So this Diwali, why not create beautiful winged eyeliner? Perfect for the night celebrations!

Price: Rs. 750/-

Bourjois Felt Tip Eyeliner-Black

  • Chambor Dazzle Eyeliner in Black:

The blackest of black eyeliner pencil, I use it to create winged eyeliner look as well, it is that smooth. A must have….

Price: Rs. 480/- for 2.5 gms

Chambor Dazzle Eye-pencil – Black

  • Revlon Colorstay one-stroke defining eye pencils:

If you are done with black eyeliners, then how about some jewel toned ones? These Revlon eye pencils are my favourite. These are highly pigmented, glide on like a dream and are smudge free. The gorgeous turquoise, indigo and green would look great on every skin tone. A must buy!

Price: Rs. 515/- for 1.2 gms (but worth every rupee!)

Revlon Colorstay One-Stroke Defining Eyeliner-Totally Turquoise

Revlon Colorstay One-Stroke Defining Eyeliner-Blooming Blue

Revlon Colorstay One-Stroke Defining Eyeliner-Glazed Green

  • Lakme Absolute Forever Silk eyeliner-gypsy green:

A beautiful dark olive green with hint of shimmer, subtle but a beautiful shade.

Price: 395 for 0.28 gm

Lakme Absolute Forever Silk eyeliner-Gypsy Green

  • MAC Undercurrent eye pencil:

My favorite green eyeliner- it has fine gold and green shimmer and is a gorgeous shade for the evening.

Price: Rs. 1000/- for 1.2 gms

Mac Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner-Undercurrent

  • L’oreal Luminizer-Blue eyes:

A very unique color, it is basically a blue eyeliner with traces of black, giving it a sophisticated look. The fine tip helps in making flicks and thin lines.

Price: Rs. 630/- for 6 ml

L’oreal Luminizer Eyeliner-Blue Eyes

  • Revlon Colorstay liquid eyeliner- green twinkle:

A very charming shade, this eyeliner has fine green-gold shimmer. This too comes with a felt tip and is very easy to apply.

Price: Rs.575/-  for 2.5 ml

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner-Green Twinkle

All eyeliners swatched together…

Festive Special Series-Eyeliners, swatched together

Hope you enjoyed reading this post and found it useful too. Do drop by for the next post in the Festive Special Series, till then Enjoy!

Cheers 🙂

Festive Special Series

8 Nov

Hey Everyone,

The weather hasn’t been very cheerful lately, but that should not dampen our spirits right? So keeping up the festive fervor, I bring you another post in my Festive Special series.

In this series, I would be sharing a few of my favorite eye shadows, eyeliners, lip colors and accessories that can be incorporated in your Diwali ensemble to look more gorgeous 🙂

 Face:

Let’s start with a clear, evened out face – Maybelline’s BB cream is perfect for those who don’t want to look too made up or don’t like foundations much. It evens out the skin gives a nice glow and is ideal for dry weather.

Maybelline BB Cream

Price: Rs. 199/- for 18 ml

Eyes:

Yes, yes we all were waiting to get to eye makeup. Being the most prominent part of our face, it’s important to get our eye makeup right. So here is my compilation of festive-worthy eyeshadows and eyeliners…

 

  • Faces Sparkle Dust (loose pigment) no. 22

It’s a dazzling rust-coppery loose pigment with shimmer. It can be used with a wet brush to get better staying power. It is a lovely color that would look good on Indian skin tone. Just sweep it all over the lid, put on your favorite eye liner, two coats of mascara, and you are good to go!

Faces Sparkle Dust no. 22

Price: Rs. 300 (approx.) for 3.5 gms

  • Inglot AMC Eyeshadow:

It is a gorgeous rust-brown eyeshadow with very fine reddish shimmer-ideal for parties.

Inglot AMC Eyeshadow no. 55

Price: Rs.  650/-for 2.4 gms

  • Sephora Baked Eyeshadow Palette:

A supa- glamorous palette, it has a choice of colors from neutrals to teal and auburn and just the right shimmer for the festive look!

Sephora Baked Eyeshadow Pallete

Price: Gifted 🙂

Hope you’re enjoying my festive mini series.

I would continue with eye make up in my next post, highlighting my favorite eyeliners, till then, enjoy and do drop in and comment below 🙂

Maybelline Express Finish Turquoise Green-Review and NOTD

7 Nov

Namaste Friends,

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather with loads of shopping sprees, spending time with loved ones and stocking up on beautiful nail colors and make up 😛

Continuing with my Festive Make up mini-series, I am reviewing another gorgeous festival-appropriate nail color-Maybelline Express Finish Turquoise Green.

Maybelline Express Finish Turquoise Green

It is a stunning metallic turquoise color with a hint of peacock blue. Its metallic sheen beautifully reflects light making it an ideal ‘party nail color’ 🙂

Maybelline Express Finish Turquoise Green

The formula of this nail color glides like a dream and dries pretty fast too. The best thing I like about this nail color is its brush- it wonderfully fanned out to cover my entire nail in one go!

Maybelline Express Finish Turquoise Green NOTD

Turquoise Green looks translucent in one coat, so one needs to put on two to three coats to get an opaque color.

Time for the Report Card:

Yays:

  • Brilliant color
  • Smooth texture
  • Awesome brush-coats entire nail in one go
  • Nail polish dries pretty fast-true to its 40 second claim

Nays:

At Rs. 200/-, it might be an expensive nail color for some

Score:

5/5

I am very happy with this nail color, mainly because it applies smoothly, dries fast and the sturdy brush makes applying the nail polish a dream 🙂

Have you got this nail color? How has been your experience?

Enjoy the festive season, do comment below.

Bye for now:)