Thursday, 18 June 2015

Maybelline Color Show Bright Sparks Nail Color- Power Of Red Review

Tell me a nail paint lover who doesn't love red nails. I believe that a nail polish collection is incomplete without a classic red nail paint.(I own three reds). A red manicure exudes sexiness and boldness. It is such a festive colour too, and utterly feminine.  Here i am reviewing this one called Power of Red from the Maybelline Bright Sparks range.

Price: 100/-

Maybelline Bright Sparks- Power of Red

My thoughts:  It comes in the regular Maybelline Color Show bottles with just the name 'BRIGHT SPARKS' mentioned on the cap. Has a thin consistency, goes opaque in two coats and lasts around three days without fading and chipping. The one thing that makes the Color Show nail paints my favorite range is their extremely quick drying quality. It dries in seconds and you do not have to wait for long to go for the second coat. This is a beautiful hot red colour and is deeper than Keep Up The Flame  from the regular Color Show range. One thing i don't like is that they have priced it at Rs 100, the old price was okay but then prices of all cosmetic products have been hiked and its sad. :(

Here are a few pictures. ( ignore the different types of lighting, I'm still struggling to get the pictures right.)

Selfie or a Nailfie? :D

Final comment-  Its a gorgeous nail color and for beginners who dont experiment with such colors, trust me it looks flattering on all complexions. You can also find this color in other brands. But this one from Maybelline does not dissapoint at all. A must have shade.

So which is your favorite red nail paint? Tell me in the comments below. I would love to know. :)

Thursday, 11 June 2015

First Makeup Look

Hi everyone! A few days back while I was alone at home and had nothing much to do I created this simple day look. I took some pictures just to see how they would turn out when I clicked them in a particular lighting and was very pleased with the results . Eventually I decided to do a blog post on it. It's not a tutorial but just a mention of the products used and a bunch of pictures that I snapped. So here they are.

I have used the following things:

1. Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Airbrush Finish- Nude Light 4
2. Maybelline cheeky Glow Blush -Fresh coral
3. Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara
4. Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner
5. Lakme 9to 5 lipstick in Pink  Bureau ( skipped lip liner here)
6. Lotus Herbals Palette - Choco Fudge (not pictured) darkest shade to fill eyebrows and lightest shade for little contouring.
7. Maybelline Clear Glow Compact - natural

If you like it please leave a comment. I would love to read them. 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in 1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock

Hello everyone! I have been MIA for a really long time now. I'll try to be more regular and blog at least 2-3 times a week from now on.  Okay so let's talk about today's review. What skin essential comes to mind as soon as we think summers. You guessed it, its a sunscreen. The need for a good sunscreen in this unforgiving weather cannot be over emphasised. So here I'm reviewing one that is an oldie but I have only recently discovered it. Its the Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in 1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock.

Description: 3-in-1 daily sun block is a revolutionary sun protection formulation which combines broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection with skin lightening ingredients to give a uniform matte finish to the skin. Its fast absorption and non-greasy formula ensures a shine-free, light and clean feel.
Rs 235/- for 50g.

My thoughts: This product as you can see comes in tube packaging with a flip top cap. It has a mild pleasant fragrance and slightly runny consistency. Its a tinted Sunblock which is an added benefit since you cannot wear foundations or bb creams in this hot weather. Now coming to how it works on the skin, I apply it just as I would apply my BB creams. I dot it all over the face then blend it thoroughly all over my face and neck. After a couple of minutes post application it sets into a matte finish and gives a smoother look to the face. It provides sheer coverage and that is exactly what I prefer during the day in summers. It can be used  directly on the face. It controls oil for around 2-3hours. After that you may want to reapply it like any other sunscreen.  I have dry skin even during summers so I put on a light moisturiser before applying this because using it directly on face gives me a stretchy feeling. You may skip this step as per your preference. It provides bothUVA/UVB protection.
 It is an SPF 40 sunblock but still feels like second skin and does not feel heavy at all. It does not give a white cast. Also it is budget friendly.

 Final words- It is a very impressive product and I have come to like it a lot. I'd recommend it to everyone who's on the lookout for a budget sunblock. All I need these days is this Sunblock, a light dusting of face powder and a lip balm to look fresh.