Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist- Caramel Melt: Review, NOTD

Hey everyone!

I’ve got a very pretty n*de nail paint to show to you guys today. You know how we always are on the lookout for the perfect n*de lipstick or nail-paint, considering our skin undertone plays quite a trick all the time. One shade that looks perfect on someone would wash us out or make us look too dull. Well, I have now stumbled upon my perfect n*de nail paint. Read on to know more baout Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist- Caramel Melt.

lakme absolute gel stylist caramel melt

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Faces nail enamels- Diamond Frost (Hi- Shine) and Fire Stick (Matte)

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Hey everyone!

Faces Canada have launched new shades in two of their nail paints categories- Matte (neon) and Hi-Shine. I’ve got one nail paint from each of these ranges to show you guys today. Have a look at two new Faces nail enamels!

Faces Hi- Shine nail paint- Diamond Frost

A high-frost nail paint, generally a clearish base with lots of shimmer.. You get a good load of shimmer in one coat, and opaque nails in two.. Dries up fast and you can apply two coats in a span of 2 minutes.. Like all shimmery paints, this one too is a little difficult to remove 😛

Price: Rs. 199 for 9mL

faces hi shine nail paint diamond frost

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Lotus Herbals Color Dew nail enamels- Choco Fudge, Go Grapes and Lavender Love: NOTD’s, review

Hey everyone!
Here’s presenting to you all not one, not two but three shades from the Lotus Herbals ColorDew nail enamels range launched recently- Choco Fudge, Go Grapes and Lavender Love.
lotus herbals color dew nail enamels

Packed in tall, slim glass bottles, these come with a long-handled brush, which you may or may not like. I mean, it’s easy to grip, but since the handle is quite long, you may just need to be a little careful while applying the paint on your nails.
I have worn them all over the past weeks, and the shades wear well over a 4 day period. Around 4th-5th day, you can see slight fading from around nail margins, but that’s totally acceptable. 
The shades I have are 
  1. Choco Fudge: A very dark, chocolatey shade, you almost want to eat this up!
  2. Go Grapes: Minty green, a hot trend in nails this season, this one is my favorite from the three.
  3. Lavender Love: A cool, milky lavender shade.

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lotus herbals color dew nail enamel choco fudge

lotus herbals color dew nail enamels reviews
Applicator brush

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Choco Fudge

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Go Grapes

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Lavender Love

At the price point of Rs. 110, these are totally affordable.

What’s more, these are easily available in a lot of stores and online. Plus, Lotus Herbals have an exclusive pop-up store at GIP mall, Noida

NOTD’s have been clicked at various times during work, travel, etc. and hence you may note different lighting conditions.

Which one did you like? Do share in the comments below 🙂

*Products sent by Brand for review. Honest views!

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DIY Neon Nail Polish

Hey everyone!
In this post I’m going to share with you all the tricks to creating your own neon nail polish!
This was also my feature for Cosmopolitan India April’13 issue.

diy neon nail polish

Neons have been a hot trend in the fashion scene of late, and while not all of us are comfortable donning a bright neon outfit (not me, atleast!), a pop of color here and there can surely do justice to the trend, and keep you stylish! A neon nail paint is a great way to imbibe this trend in your life!


What you’ll need:

  1. A bottle of clear nail paint. You can pick up a new one, or even use the one lying in your cabinet.
  2. A few shades of neon powder eyeshadows in colors of your choice- Use any bright shade that may be lying unused in your make-up kits. You can also get a host of options from Kryolan, Inglot, etc. The refills from these brands are particularly affordable, good quality and come in a variety of shades. The shade I have used are:
  • Yellow: Inglot Freedom System eyeshadow refill- Matte 370
  • Blue: Kryolan Eyeshadow Compact MATT UV-Blue.
  • A tooth-pick: To scrape eye shadow from the pan.
  • A paper funnel. I used a ‘stickey’ here. These papers have a glued end, and it is easier to create a funnel.
  • Steps:

    how to make neon nail polish at home
    In step 7 above, the eyeshadow powder is inside the funnel

    • Collect all the items.
    •  On a piece of stick-on paper, scrape the powder eyeshadow in the color of your choice with the help of a tooth-pick. This will ensure you get fine, powdered shadow.
    • Make a funnel with another piece of stick-on paper (since one side of the paper has a sticky end, we will not need to use tape/ glue to create a funnel).
    • Place the funnel over the mouth of the bottle of the clear nail paint.
    • Through the funnel, put the powdered eyeshadow into the bottle.
    • Close the lid of the bottle, and roll the bottle between your palms to mix the contents together. Let the bottle rest for about an hour for the contents to integrate with each other. Your DIY neon polish is ready!

    neon nail polish how to
    Apply a base coat to your nails, followed by the neon polish. Finish off with a top-coat.

    diy neon nail polish
    You can make a neon polish in any color this way. If you want, go ahead and add glitters to the polish for some more drama.

    *PS: These are NOT glow-in-the-dark nail paints 😛
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    Rimmel London 60 seconds nail color- Instyle Coral

    Hey everyone!
    I’m back from my small little vacation/ break. Will share some travel pics with you all soon. 
    Today I’m reviewing a very fresh, summery nail color from Rimmel from the 60-seconds nail color range, Instyle Coral. Read on!

    rimmel 60 seconds nail polish

    About Rimmel 60-seconds nail color- Instyle Coral: Dries so fast, you can change your nail colour every day! XpressTM brush for 1 second application Dries in less than 60 seconds Picture perfect nail colour in a flash!
    rimmel 60 seconds nail polish review
    Price: Rs. 185
    Availbility in India: Online; also at Parcos (DLF Mall, Saket). [NOT available at Parcos- Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj]

    Packaging: The packaging is simple, like a regular nail paint– transparent glass jar, a black cap with a brush attached to it. The applicator is flat, and slightly rounded from top.

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    My take on Rimmel 60-seconds nail color- Instyle Coral: I was looking for a bright coral nail paint since a long time, since I’m not having much luck with coral lippies as of now. This shade totally fits my bill! It’s a warm yet bright, summery coral shade, no shimmers (that’s how I like it), yet has a glossy finish. The best part about this nail paint is the drying time, yes, it does dry up within 60 seconds after application, though not 100%. So you can do majority of your daily activities without stressing about the nail paint, if you do any rigorous activities, it is bound to streak up! The staying power is a good 4 days without chipping. By the 5th day, you can see some fading around nail edges, but I think that’s absolutely fine! 
    I feel the shade Instyle Coral will complement a lot of skin tones, though those with deeper skin tones should exercise caution, since this shade can make their hands look darker.

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    Pros of Rimmel 60-seconds nail color- Instyle Coral:
    • Flat (no shimmers) yet glossy finish
    • Dries up quickly
    • Non-streaky applicator
    • The shade will suit a host of complexions
    • Decently priced

    Cons of Rimmel 60-seconds nail color- Instyle Coral: None as such!

    Verdict: If you are looking for a coral nail paint this summers, check out Instyle Coral. A warm yet bubbly shade of coral, and one which comes with good staying power, you cannot be asking for more!

    Rating: 9.5/10 (-0.5 for limited availability off-counters)

    Do you own a coral nail paint? Do share shade suggestions below!
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    Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear nail color- Cherry Red: Review, NOTD

    Hey everyone!
    Is there anything quite like a pop of color on the lips or nails? Recently I went to Parcos in Delhi (check out my haul HERE) and bought myself this bright red nail paint from Sally Hansen- Cherry Red from the Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear nail color range. Read on, for a quick review!
    sally hansen hard as nails extreme wear nail color

    About Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail color- Cherry Red: Match your manicure to your mood! Fun, trendy shades — collect them all and change your nail polish as often as you like!

    Price: Rs. 225 for 11.8mL
    Packaging/ applicator: The bottle is a tall, transparent glass bottle, with a metallic silver cap. The brush/ applicator is flat, and slightly rounded at the tip. It allows for easy application, though personally, I prefer using the conventional round brushes.
    PS: The neck of the bottle is curved, and interesting! 😛
    sally hansen hard as nails extreme wear nail color cherry red
    sally hansen hard as nails extreme wear nail color cherry red
    sally hansen extreme wear nail color cherry red
    Ingredients: Refer to the image below:
    sally hansen hard as nails extreme wear nail color reviews
    My take on Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail color- Cherry Red:
    • Flowy consistency, neither too thick, nor too thin
    • Non-streaky brush
    • Pigmentation is good. It gives good coverage in a single layer, and goes totally opaque in two caots.
    • Finish: Glossy, minus any shimmer/ glitter.
    • Dries quickly
    • Amazing staying power. I wore this shade for 6 days without a base/ top coat, but it didn;t budge. No chipping, no flaking. Around the 5th day, I noticed minimal fading at the edges of the nails. The nail color didn’t lose shine either.
    • Universally flattering red!
    • Easy to remove, though, like all red nail paints, it does stain the nails a but, even if you use the best of removers.
    • The quantity that is provided in a single pack is way too much! 😛 I doubt if I’ll ever finish this up!

    PS: Photographs are not doing full justice to the shade!
    sally hansen hard as nails extreme wear nail color cherry red review

    sally hansen hard as nails extreme wear nail color cherry red reviews

    sally hansen hard as nails extreme wear nail color cherry red swatch

    sally hansen extreme wear nail color cherry red swatch

    Verdict: Go, buy!

    Rating: 10/10

    What’s your favorite red nail color? Do share below!

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    L’Oreal Paris L’Or Sunset Collection preview

    Hey everyone!
    Here’s a quick glance onto the recently launched L’Oreal Paris L’or Sunset Cannes ’13 collection products.
    loreal paris l'or sunset collection

    Products with pricing details:
    Color Riche Lipsticks: Rs. 825 each
    loreal paris l'or sunset collection (1)

    loreal paris l'or sunset collection (2)

    Color Riche Eyeshadow palettes: Rs. 770 each

    loreal paris l'or sunset collection (3)

    Super Liner- Carbon Gloss and Volum’ Million Lashes mascara- Extra Black

    loreal paris l'or sunset collection (4)

    Color Riche Le Kohl (Rs. 350)

    loreal paris l'or sunset collection (5)

    Color Riche Nail paint (Rs. 225)

    loreal paris l'or sunset collection (6)

    I will get back to you guys with detailed reviews and FOTDs using these products super soon!
    Have you picked up anything from this collection yet?
    *Disclaimer- Products sent by Brand/ PR for consideration.
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