Maybelline Colorshow Party Girl nailpolish : Tequila Sunrise ~ Swatch & Review

Maybelline launched Party Girl collection last year towards the end and I have been meaning to review them on my blog ever since. This is such a stunning collection and anyone who loves glitter polish will go bonkers. I myself had to control myself from buying too many shades (I only picked 4 :P) I will review the shades I have and here I am reviewing my favorite shade from the collection : Tequila Sunrise 112 

Pssst! My love for Glitter nailpolish can be seen HERE 😀

 

Price: Rs 175

Tequila Sunrise 112 is a beautiful rose gold-pinkish nail polish with rose gold hexagonals and glitter. The nailpolish has golden shimmer which gives this naipolish a beautiful rose gold sheen. This nail polish is loaded with the glitters which remain suspended and does not settle down at the bottom of the bottle. The glitter does not tug and the nail polish settles into a smooth finish.

The packaging is standard packaging of their Colorshow nailpolish. It comes in cylindrical glass bottle with black cap. The shade name is engraved on top of the cap. The brush is decent and picks enough nailpolish for one coat. It takes 2 coats for full color intensity as one coat is slightly sheer, but it is high on golden shimmer so you can wear one coat also.

The shade is more golden and light pink as compared too swatches below which are more pink and less gold.

Tequila Sunrise 112 being glitter nailpolish, its removal can be quite a pain, especially if you layer this polish a lot. You can remove such glitter polishes easily using the method I use HERE

The tip wear/chipping starts after 3-4 days, which is quite ok, as I dont expect these polish to be super long lasting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, this is a beautiful rose gold glitter nailpolish and if you love glitter and if you love the color rose gold, you should definitely check it out.

Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid lipstick: 432 Red Haute ~ Review & Swatch

Matte lips are so IN these days and I can’t help looking for lipsticks saying ‘matte’ at the brand counters. Whenever there is a new matte lipstick in town, I HAVE to check it. I have Chambor extreme wear Transfer proof liquid lipstick with me for a while now and I like it so much that i recently bought another gorgrous shade from this range: 432 Red Haute

I have reviewed another gorgeous matte lipstick HERE

 

Price: Rs 845 for 6 ml

 

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Chambor Extreme wear transfer proof liquid lipstick comes in a blue cardboard packaging with a shade number sticker on top. The packaging has all the details about the product. The lipstick tube packaging is flat and sleek with black screw cap. The liquid lipstick has elongated applicator which is easy to use. The applicator picks up enough product for one swipe. Being transparent, the shades are easy to spot if you have multiple shades. The shade number is sticker-ed on bottom of the tube. They do not have names to their shades, only numbers.

Texture wise it is very creamy and highly pigmented giving opaque coverage in single swipe. Freshly applied, the texture looks creamy but it settles to true matte finish which does not budge. It is impressively long lasting (6 hours including meals and snacks), however, there is slight fading from inner rims when you eat something oily. It does not feel rubbery with touch up.

The liquid lipstick is highly pigmented which leaves room for errors while working along the outlines of the lips. I use a lip liner as I can never apply it properly.

Shade 432 Red Haute is a beautiful brown toned red color (earthy red/ brick red) which will flatter all skin tones. This is one of a kind shade and you should check it out if you like brownish red colors. Also, this will make a gorgeous office wear shade.

These lipsticks are comfortable to wear and feel lightweight. It dries down to super matte finish and does not make the lips feel parched. Do exfoliate the lips before applying any matte lipstick as it will cling to the dry bits of the lips accentuating them even more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for long lasting true matte lipstick in brown-red color, do check this one out. It is superbly pigmented, gives opaque coverage in one swipe. Shade 432 (Red Haute) is a beautiful earthy red color which will work on all skin tones. Chambor extreme wear liquid lipstick feels lightweight and is quite comfortable to wear. Overall, I am in love with these lipticks, so much so that this is my second shade from this range and I will definitely repurchase it when it gets over 😀

Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara: Royal blue ~ Review & Swatch

Lakme recently introduced the colored variant of its classic Eyeconic mascara in blue color. Colored eyeliners are relatively new in drugstore market in India and I am so glad Lakme introduced one. It is currently available in only blue shade (apart from the classic black one) which I am reviewing  here.

 

Price: Rs 350 (INR) for 9 ml

 

Lakme Eyeconic curling mascara Royal blue Review

This mascara comes in similar packaging to its black variant. It comes in black tube packaging with shade name sticked on bottom. The details are mentioned on the cardboard packaging it comes in. The wand is curved which is meant for curling effect. The bristles of the wand are short and coats the eyelashes richly. However, I do get some smudges here and there on my skin while applying.

The color is bright cobalt blue, and not royal blue (dark blue), is highly pigmented and quite visible from the first coat itself. Being such vibrant blue, it screams drama and adds beautiful color to your overall makeup look.

The formula is slightly wet, which takes sometime to dry, which is why I get smudges on my brow bone sometimes. It does not clump but if you apply more than 3 layers then it might. The end of the wand picks up more product which proves a hassle sometimes, so do remove that excess bit before applying. The mascara definitely gives a lift to the eyelashes but it does not have a significant curling effect. The formula does not feel heavy on the eyelids.

The mascara is not waterproof but does not smudge after drying either. It can be easily removed with a makeup remover. It can also be washed with cleanser directly with a little massage. It did not smudge after 5-6 hours of wear.

I love to pair this mascara with a black liner to add a subtle hint of color on the eyes. This way makes it suitable for office wear as well. 

However, I do have some issues with the packaging as somehow one day the stopper inside the tube (meant to wipeout the excess product on the wand ) stopped working (?) or it broke or shifted and I ended up with thick, gloopy layer of product on the brush.  And after one or two days it started to work fine again :-/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, this is a beautiful blue mascara which is affordable and doesnot break bank! The consistency is slightly wet and 2 coats are sufficient to provide full color and curling effect. The curling effect is not that prominent but it does give a lift to the eyelashes. The vibrant blue color adds drama to the overall makeup look. Colored eyeliners are relatively new in the market (atleast in the drugstore segment) and this one is definitely worth trying. If you find the color too bold, you can always tone it down by wearing it with a black eyeliner. However, I do have some issues with the packaging as somehow the stopper inside the tube (meant to wipeout the product on the wand ) broke/shifted one day and I ended up with thick layer of product on the brush.

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche L’Huile Nail Polish : Violet Vendome 332 ~ Review, Swatch

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L’Oreal Paris launched this new range of nail polish last year – Color Riche L’Huile nail polish. Although this range has been available outside India for some time, it was launched in India recently. There is a wide variety of shades to choose from. Here I am reviewing a gorgeous purple shade ~ Violet Vendome 332.

Price: Rs 399

 

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The packaging is very attractive and one of its kind. It comes in a super pretty cut-glass cuboidal bottle with shade name sticked on top. The bottle feels luxurious in hand. I got attracted to the packaging only when I spotted it from far and decided to purchase atleast one shade 😛

Violet Vendome 332 is a beautiful violet color with a perfect mix of purple and pink. This is such a vibrant shade which will work in spring as well as Fall in my opinion. (Check out another great purple nailpolish HERE). Even though Violet Vendome is a bright shade, it should still work across skin tones. The finish is highly glossy. The texture is smooth and creamy and the nailpolish is pigmented, although it takes 2-3 coats for full color intensity (3 for me as with 2 coats my nail tips were visible). These nail polish are fast drying, but I recommend applying thin coats.  I am highly impressed with the brush. There are ridges on the stem holding the brush which makes it drip resistant. It is U-shape and perfectly wide to cover the nails in a single stroke without going outside the edges.  I love nailpolish with a good brush. The USP of this range of nailpolish is that they have an oil-infused formulation which delivers deep, vibrant color and intense shine.

The glossiness of this nailpolish stays for 2-3 days. However, I could start to see tip wear next day onwards, which is a bummer. The chipping started after 4-5 days but you can always prolong the wear time by using a top coat.

 

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Overall, I think these polishes are worth to have a look at. The packaging is really attractive, there is a large spectrum of shades to choose from, the pigmentation is good and the finish is highly glossy. The brush is amazing and makes the nailpolish application a dream, especially around cuticles. The texture, formula and finish is top notch.

xoxo

Blossom 🙂

Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencil: Jaded & Cocobar ~ Review and Swatch

Colorbar I-glide eyeliner pencils have been around for many years now, and being an eyeliner hoarder myself (:P), I can safely say that these are the BEST eyeliner pencils I have tried so far. The formula is simply amazing. I am reviewing two shades which I have currently ~ Jaded and Cocobar.

Price: Rs 499

 

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Colorbar I-glide Eye pencil review

Colorbar I-glide eyeliner pencils come in a silver cardboard packaging which has all the details. The eyeliner pencil is made of silver colored plastic with color coded ends and shade name engraved along the end. The color coded ends make it easier to identify the shade from multiple pencils. This is a sharpenable eyeliner and not retractable, which leads to product wastage whenever you sharpen it, and being made of plastic adds to even more wastage! This is probably the only con I could find with these. Oh, and also, these cannot be applied to waterline.

The formula of these eyeliner pencils is amazing. They are super creamy and deliver full color in one swipe itself. The texture is super smooth and glides easily on the eyelids. Once set, the eyeliner is smudge proof and has excellent staying power (best one I have seen so far). It does not budge at all (even with light rubbing of eyes). It stays put until removed by an oil based remover. I have oily lids which have started to become hooded of late :-/ so my eyeliners tend to bleed to my socket line. But this one does not budge at all.

Colorbar I-glide eyeliner come in 15 shades with different finish, and each shade suits Indian skin tone perfectly.

Jaded (a repurchase)

Colorbar I-glide eyeliner in shade Jaded is a beautiful dark green color with pearl finish. This color looks super pretty when worn in parties. This is a jewel toned shade, so it may not be suitable for office wear. But you can make it work for office wear by applying a sheer black eyeliner (I use Maybelline Colossal eyeliner) on top of this shade. You can also wear it the way I have done HERE. I use this method to wear eyeliner shades which are too light or which are too bright to wear for office.

I usually do not purchase same product or same shade twice, especially in eyeliners and nail polish, but the shade is so gorgeous that I had to purchase it again, and I will purchase it later also when this one gets finished 😛

 

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Cocobar

Colorbar I-glide eyeliner in shade Cocobar is a dark brown eyeliner. Usually, brown eyeliners do not show well on medium to dark skin tone, but this shade is perfectly dark to be visible on the eyelids. Brown eyeliner gives a softer look as compared to black eyeliners. I had been hunting a good brown eyeliner which shows up on my eyelids, and after numerous swatches at every brand counter I find, I stumbled on this beautiful shade. I will probably purchase it again. Though it does not contain any shimmer or glitter, still you can’t apply it on waterline. I tried it once and my eyes were irritated whole day. Also, if your eyelids are darker, this shade may not show properly on the eyes; so do swatch it at the counter before buying if you have dark eyelids.

 

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Overall,

Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencils are super smooth and very pigmented eyeliners. It gives full color in one stroke itself. However, being sharpenable pencils, these lead to product wastage. Also, these cannot be applied to waterline. Jaded is a beautiful jewel toned dark green color, and cocobar is dark brown in color. Once set, this eyeliner does not budge AT ALL. These eyeliner come in a variety of shades (15 in total) and finish, and you must check it out at the counters. You will not regret buying these, I can guarantee this.

 

xoxo

Blossom

5 State-Wise Best Traditional Wedding Sarees

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Is it really difficult to select a bridal saree or dress in a country like India where cultural heritage and craftsmanship is so vast and ages old? Nowadays designers take inspiration from these sarees and craft something anew from that and such an amazing designer is Sabyasachi who love to reform old patterns and designs of Indian wedding sarees. Our grandmother or great-grand mother had always been in touch with these designer sarees and dresses and the least we know about it nowadays. Do you know that in every Indian state, brides generally wear their cultural and traditional dresses? From buying traditional Banarasi sarees online to Gujrati drapes, every type of Indian staple is exquisite and draw intense curiosity.

Check out 5 state-wise best traditional wedding saree below and rejoice the next wedding gala like nothing else.

Bengali Bride

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Although it comes from the land of gods (Kashi, Varanasi), Banarasi saree has a speial charm in Bengal or Kolkata. This saree has silk as its premium factor of crafting and the immense golden work is something which gives the bride a natural glow from beneath. Sarees with broader border work and with golden hue are much demanded by Bongo bride. Traditional gold jewellery and ethnic accessories make the beauty really incomparable. Buy Banarasi sarees online and do not forget to give it a touch of kaala-tika for your D-day!

Keralite Bride

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Sheen golden colour is the lucky charm of every bride and thus sought to be the gracious as well for a happy marital life. Kasavu sarees take the privilege from here and bring up magnificent native Kasavu sarees. These sarees showcase broad golden border just as Banarasi sarees but have the whole body in white or creamy colour, bringing out a golden aura.

Tamil Nadu Bride

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It’s the pride and glam of South Indian fashion series. Kanjeevaram sarees is absolute piece of beauty and posh craftsmanship of the state of Tamil Nadu. These bridal wedding sarees features awesome temple borders that look elegant and exquisite.

Odiya Bride

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Red glare and silky shine is all that any Odiya bride will crave for. Crafted in the state of Odisha, Sambalpuri sarees showcase an umpteen galore to standout the bride’s beauty. There are also other types of traditional sarees such as Bomkai and Katki which are also adorned by the stylish women of India. Besides traditional sarees of Odisha, in some places  adjacent to West Bengal people also buy Banarasi sarees online for their wedding purpose as the people around share same common likes and dislikes.

Maharashtrian Bride

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Found and rejoiced in the state of Maharashtra, Paithani silk sarees are the typical choice of every Maharashtrian bride. Be it any season, the mixture of fabrics including silk makes the staple really warm and temperature friendly. The saree is further beautified with real gold thread work. Women also give preference to chanderi silk sarees for wedding time.

Written By

Paromita Sengupta

 

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Maybelline Colorshow Gold Digger nail polish ~ Gilded Rose 903: Review & Swatch

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Maybelline has an entire range on gold themed nail colors: Gold Digger Collection, and I am reviewing a beautiful peach color nailpolish from this range ~ Gilded Rose 903

I have reviewed the first three shades in the pic above HERE, HERE and HERE

Price: Rs 145

 

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Gilded Rose 903 is a peach colored nail polish with sugar texture. 

It comes in classic Colorshow packaging: cylindrical transparent bottle with black cap and name engraved on top. The brush is decent but not great. Gilded Rose is a peach colored nail polish with peach and golden shimmer. This is not as bling shade as some of the OTHERS in this collection, but it is a good shade if you like subtle colors. However, this shade can make hands look dark, so try it at the counters before you purchase.

People confuse this shade of Gold Digger collection with  ‘Pink Champagne’ shade of the previous Glitter Mania collection. There is a difference between the two shades, the latter being more blingy and rose gold in color, and Gilded rose is peachy in color with toned down bling. Also, there is no chunky glitter in Gilded Rose. The texture however, is the same. Personally, I like Pink Champagne shade more.

This is not a top coat, and it takes 2-3 coats to build the color. The tip wear starts after 3-4 days. Being a glitter nailpolish, its removal is quite a pain. You can remove such glitter polishes easily using the method I use HERE

 

 

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Overall, this is a good color if you like subtle colors with toned down bling. This is a great office appropriate color in my opinion. But it may make hands look dark, so try it on your nails first.

Love,

Blossom