Sunday, 30 November 2014

VLCC Sweat Free Sunblock Lotion SPF 40/PA+++ - Review

Details: ( VLCC claims) This lotion provides Broad Spectrum sun protection against both UVA & UVB rays of the sun. A unique sweat free formulation that protects the skin against sun damage thus preventing tanning and ageing. Enriched with comfrey plant extract, its anti irritant properties protect the skin against irritation and redness while non greasy formula lends a satin smooth feel to the skin. Priced at Rs 325 for 100g.

My verdict: VLCC Sweat Free Sun Block lotion SPF 40 comes in a bright yellow and white tube with orange cap. The product inside is white coloured and has a thick consistency which is quite unlike lotions. Has an artificial smell which isn't too strong. The first thing that you observe is the difficulty to blend it which is a stumbling block of the product for me. It feels pretty heavy on the skin but does not leave a white cast. The facial skin feels oily and sweaty after a few minutes of application of the product, therefore it CANNOT be used in summers. I bought this in May and after a couple of uses it just kept sitting on my vanity untouched. However, I have started using it again these last few days and I've come to observe that it is actually good for winters. It is not making the skin oily these days. I reach out for it everyday and slather a good amount on my face and hands before basking in the sun. Rounding up the post , this sun block lotion is apt for dry winters but it is too rich and heavy to be used in summers.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Upcoming Reviews

Hello everyone! This is a post to update you on the reviews that will be up on the blog in the coming days. I am trying my best to bring you succinct and to the point reviews that help you provide every bit of info about the product that you are looking for. Here's a sneak peek of the upcoming posts:

  • Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - Black      

  • VLCC Sweat Free Sun Block Lotion SPF 40   
  • Maybelline Color Show - Crazy Berry.            
  • Coleressence Nail Paint - Blue Hues.                

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm in Watermelon Review

Hello everyone! Today I'm reviewing a lip balm from a range that has been a true favourite of mine for years, the Nivea Fruity Shine lip balm in Watermelon.

Details: What Nivea claims
  • The innovative formula of Nivea Fruity Shine with hydra IQ gives long lasting moisturisation. The combination of chosen pigments provides am exciting fruity fragrance leaving a touch of delicate color on soft and smooth lips.
  • Delights your delicate lips
  • Beautifies lips with a soft glossy color
  • Provides long lasting moisture for your lips.
Priced at Rs 140 for 4.8g.

My verdict: Nivea Fruity Shine lip balm in Watermelon comes in a pretty pink packaging. The bullet is the same color as the cap. Watermelon was a new addition to the Nivea lip balm range this year. This particular flavour has a slight pink tint that is barely visible (that is why no swatch) and a fruity pleasant smell of watermelon which you grow used to. It has shimmery particles that do not show up on the lips unless looked at very closely. The lip balm imparts a soft sheen and is well moisturising. It is butter smooth on the lips and provides sun protection as well. These lip balms don't feel sticky at all and do their job pretty well, lasting a good 3-4 hours. I have extremely dry lips and use these throughout the year. All other flavours have their distinct smell and tints. Theses are great budget buys and easily last around three months. 

Nivea Fruity Shine lip balm

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Lakme 9 to 5 Long Wear Nail Colour - Rose Rush Review

Hello everyone, today I'm reviewing yet another nail paint ( that makes three in a row :P) which is the Lakme 9 to 5 Long Wear nail colour in the shade Rose Rush.

Details: This nail colour belongs to the very successful and popular Lakme 9 to 5 range. The collection consists of a wide array of cosmetics for daily office wear that require no touchups throughout the day (the brand claims that). Talking about the nail paint, its long lasting shine locks moisture and leaves you with a breathtaking shine.

My verdict: Rose Rush is the very first nail colour that I tried from this range (it was a gift :D ). It is a bright pink shade that is utterly stylish. It comes in a circular bottle with a wide brush. A very summery pink polish that is super lustrous. The texture is creamy and the finish is matte with lots of shine. It requires two proper coats for the actual  colour to show, and dries almost instantly.  This particular nail paint lasts 5-6 days on my hands and after that too minimal fading is observed. There's absolutely no issue with it and its the best nail paint in terms of texture and longevity in my collection currently. Nail paint lovers should definitely give this a try.

Lakme 9 to 5 Long Wear Nail Color
- Rose Rush

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Street Wear Color Rich Nail Enamel - Dragonfly Green

Hello everyone, the nail paint being reviewed today is the Street Wear Color Rich nail enamel in the shade dragonfly green.

Details: Street wear revamped their color rich line this year and came up with a stylish range of cosmetics. The new range consists of lipsticks, lip glosses, nail enamels, foundation, compact, eye liner and kohl. This new collection comes in an intriguing pop art packaging, very chic and very girly. Nail enamels include a vast array of trendy shades, glamorous browns and mauve, stylish pops, pretty pinks, and playful reds. These are priced at Rs 60 for 5 ml.

My verdict: I had never earlier considered buying a green, yellow or blue nail paint but the shade Dragonfly green caught my eye at a store and I couldn't not buy it. This is a pretty pastel,  slightly dark mint green shade that looked better on my hands than what I had anticipated. The nail paint is quick drying, and formula is neither too creamy nor too sheer but something in between. With a single coat it appears too streaky but topped with another coat the streaks are concealed ( if not looked at too closely). On my nails it lasts three days, on day four it starts fading at the corners. The price is another attractive feature of this range, at Rs 60 one cannot ask for more. I haven't found this colour in other brands that are similarly priced. All I'd say is that its a rather lovely nail paint to own that too at an amazingly affordable price.

Street wear color rich nail
enamel- dragonfly green

Monday, 24 November 2014

Lotus Herbals Makeup Ecostay nail enamel E2 Coral Flush Review

Lotus herbals has recently launched a new range of nail enamels with plenty of girly bright shades to choose from.

Details:The nail colour is 100% vegetarian and free from the toxic trio of DBP( dibutyl phthalate, keeps polish from getting brittle, can also cause reproductive harm), toluene ( an aromatic solvent, known to irritate eyes, throat and lungs) and formaldehyde ( nail hardener, a known carcinogen). It is 7 days chip resistant, long lasting and highly pigmented. Priced at Rs. 249 for 10 ml.

My verdict: The shade Coral Flush is a pinky coral, the prettiest-girly-summery-sophisticated coral colour that I've come across. A perfect springy/ summery colour but I don't mind wearing it in winters as well since the range launched at the onset of winters. My hands tend to get darker in winters and I think the colour coral flush looks even more spectacular on the tanned brown skin of my hands. It is a bright , beautiful shade that'll equally flatter fair, medium and dusky skin. On me two coats last 4 days with little household chores, after that minimal fading starts at the corners. The texture is creamy and smooth. It comes with a wide brush which eases application. And the quantity is a whopping 10 ml , that'll last really long. I find it a tad pricey at 249( got it online for 186 only :D). The closest dupe could be Maybelline Color show in the shade Coral Craze for Rs 75 for 6 ml, that is equally pretty.( the colour is much lighter and a proper coral in person)