Chambor revamped their nailpolish collection sometime ago and launched Gel Effect nail lacquer. There are over 50 shades in this range and I picked up a beautiful cherry red color which I am reviewing in this post.
Price: Rs 325 for 10 ml
Chambor Gel Effect Nail Lacquer 102 Review
Chambor Gel Effect Nail Lacquer come in glass packaging with blue cap. The nail polish is housed in a cardboard packaging containing all the necessary details about price and ingredients. The brush is good and picks enough product for one coat. The edges of brush is curved which makes the application easy and mess free, especially around the cuticles.
Chambor Gel Effect nail lacquer in shade 102 is beautiful cherry red color. It’s the kind of color every bride/ bride to be must own. The consistency is creamy and pigmentation is superb. The application is uniform and non-streaky. 1 coat is opaque enough but I have apply two coats in the swatches below. The ‘Gel Effect’ is instantly visible. The finish is super glossy and has plumping effect. It gives an instant makeover to the nails and it dries quick.
This nail polish ace in every department except the wear time. I generally apply nailpolish in night and with this nailpolish I could see tip wear in some nails by next day only! If a brand is selling its product with “Gel ” somewhere in its name, I expect Gel like wear time in addition to the finish. With this nail polish I could see proper tip wear by 3rd day after application. The shine tends to dull after 2-3 days.
Also, Chambor Gel Effect Nail Lacquer are numbered and not named, which makes it confusing sometimes.
Overall, Chambor Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in shade 102 is a gorgeous cherry red color. The finish is super glossy and has plumping effect. However, the nailpolish tends to chip early and tip wear sets in 1-2 days only. If you don’t mind the short wear time or apply with a top coat, this is a great nailpolish. Plus there are over 50 shades to choose from this range.
It has been a while since I last posted Nail art. I had the pics of this nail art lying and I thought to put it to better use 😛
I love polka dots nail art as they are easiest to do without much effort and look the funkiest. I have done other Polka dots nail art. Do check it HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
This is one super simple nail art and all you need is a bobby pin/ toothpick/ dotting tool and nailpolish of your choice.
I clicked the pics after 2-3 days I did the nail art that is why you can see tip wear on my nails.
I have used Maybelline Colorshow nailpolish in shade Bold Gold.
Do tag me if you recreate this nail art.
My Instagram handle is blossom_2507
Nykaa launched So Matte lipstick range last year in winters and I immediately picked up my favorite shade from the collection. I am reviewing this gorgeous plum purple shade: Mischievous Plum.
Price: Rs 399 for 4.2 g
Nykaa So Matte! Lipstick Mischievous Plum review
The packaging of Nykaa So Matte lipsticks is quite interesting. The lipstick tube is matte, black and cuboidal with Nykaa logo engraved in silver. The shade name is stickered at the bottom. It comes with magnetic closure and this is the first lipstick in this price range to come with magnetic closure. For the price, the packaging is very chic.
Formula wise, these are NOT matte or semi-matte. These are creamy lipstick and so it does not settle into crazy dry-your-lips kind of matte finish. These have a bit of shine when applied and are very comfortable to wear. It glides smoothly on the lips and needs no effort in application like some extremely matte lipsticks. It has a faint vanilla fragrance.
Mischievous plum is a gorgeous plum purple shade with slightly pink tones. The pigmentation is intense and gives opaque coverage in one swipe. However, it does settle into lip lines after a few hours. Being creamy it does transfer on glasses, cups (*ahem* or your better half 😉 ) but even then the color almost stays put until you eat a full meal or oil based food. When it starts to lighten it leaves a beautiful berry pink stain. It stays on my lips for 4-5 hours after which it starts to fade and even at the end of the day I can still see a nice pink stain on my lips.
This is a beautiful color and if you want to try such deep, purple shade for the first time, start with this lipstick as it has pink tones and doesnot look OTT.
Overall, Nykaa So Matte lipstick in Mischievous Plum is a gorgeous plum purple color with creamy finish. The pigmentation is great and applies like a dream in one swipe itself. It stays put for 4-5 hours and fades into a beautiful pink stain. The black, cuboid packaging with magnetic closure is classy. The name of this lipstick is misleading , these are not matte but creamy lipsticks. So if you are looking for complete matte finish, this is not for you. But if you are looking for a bold, purple shade which is wearable and not OTT, this lipstick is the one. This makes a gorgeous shade for Fall.
I have tried Avon nail polish only recently and I reviewed a gorgeous emerald shade (middle in pic above) previously in THIS post. Here I am reviewing a beautiful purple silver shade from Metallic effects collection – Icy Purple
Price: Rs 249 for 8 ml
Avon Metallic Effects Nail Enamel Icy Purple review
Avon Metallic effects nail enamel comes in rectangular packaging with shade name written on the front. The brush is short and decent, not too bad not too great either. The straight tip makes the application messy around the cuticles. I always prefer rounded brush (like in THIS nailpolish).
Icy Purple is a beautiful silver – purple color with a slightly frosty, chrome finish. This is a unique color which is not spotted in other brands easily. The formula is rich and creamy with metallic/foil finish. The consistency is great, neither thick nor thin. The pigmentation is excellent and gives full opacity in two thin coats (or one thick coat). Like any other metallic polishes, the brush strokes are visible but it can be minimised if you apply it carefully and neatly. This nail polish dries quickly.
This is not very long lasting nail polish. Minor tip wear starts next day itself. But then I don’t wear top coat and you can extend the wear time by applying a top coat. Also, the shine starts to dull after 2-3 days.
Overall, Avon Metallic effects nail enamel in Icy Purple is a beautiful silver-purple color with chrome like finish. It is superbly pigmented and needs 2 thin coats for full color. However, the brush strokes are visible so you need to apply it carefully. It dries quickly and shine stays put for 2-3 days after which it starts to dull. The only drawback I could find is that these are not long lasting. But an additional top coat can always prolong the wear time. I am in love with the unique color and I will definitely repurchase this again
Note cosmetics is new in India and marketed by Archies Limited. I spotted this in a New U store in Delhi a few months back. Note cosmetics are also available in Archies stores and online on Archies website and Nykaa. I bought a few nailpolish from this brand along with an amazing wine colored lipstick – Note Mattemoist Dark Wine 307
Price: Rs 550 for 4.5 g
Note Mattemoist lipstick Dark Wine 307 review
Note Mattemoist lipstick comes in all black swivel up tube with brand name written in silver on the tube. The shade name is stickered at the bottom. The lipstick tube is housed in a cardboard packaging which has all the details. The cap of the tube click shuts tightly. The lipstick bullet is slanted and easy to apply around the corners and edges. The lipstick has faint vanilla fragrance.
Dark Wine 307 is a beautiful brown toned wine color with creamy finish. This is one shade which instantly brightens up the face. Sometime when I am lazy I do not apply any other makeup product (not even eyeliner/kajal) but only this lipstick and I am good to go! Dark Wine has warm tones and it will suit most Indian skintones.
These are not complete matte, but moist matte. It does not dry completely to give crazy matte finish. Instead, it settles to a comfortable and moisturizing matte finish. This lipstick contains Macadamia oil and Vitamin E. The pigmentation is amazing and gives full color intensity in one swipe. It does not settle into fine lines.
Being creamy in finish, it does transfer on the cups, glasses etc. It stays put for 5-6 hours with light meal and drinks but starts to fade with heavy/oily meal. Even after it starts to lighten, the stain is dark enough to be fooled with a proper lipstick.
This will make a gorgeous winter shade. I can’t stop wearing this in summers also =D
Overall, Note Mattemoist lipstick is one amazing product at its price. It scores in every department. It is highly pigmented, has amazing texture, lasts long and comfortable on the lips. Dark Wine shade is a beautiful brown toned wine color which instantly brightens up the face and will suit most Indian skintones. These are not complete matte but moist matte and feels moisturizing on the lips. These are completely worth the money. I will definitely repurchase this. Highly recommended!
L’Oreal launched Color Riche Le Smokey range of eyeliner pencils last year in 8 shades and I am reviewing a beautiful purple color- Purple Dream 211 in this post.
L’Oreal has another great eyeliner in gel form. Check it HERE
Price: Rs 650 for 1.2 g
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smokey eyeliner Purple Dream review
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smokey eye pencil is a double ended wooden pencil with eyeliner at one end and the smudger at the other end. Both the ends of the pencil are fitted with transparent, plastic caps which can be interchanged. The color of the eyeliner pencil is coordinated with the eyeliner shade making it easier to sort if you have multiple shades from this range. The design and gold detailing gives a classy touch to the packaging, but the gold detailing starts to fade after sometime.
Purple Dream is a blackish purple color which looks amazing on brown eyes. I can’t get enough of purple eyeliners. I feel green and purple look best on brown eyes. (I have reviewed my fav green eyeliner HERE ). L’Oreal Color Riche Le Smokey eye pencils are soft and creamy and glides easily. It does not tug or pull on the eyelids. These are intensely pigmented and one need not swipe multiple times for better color. One swipe gives full coverage. These are matte eyeliners. When I apply this on waterline as kohl, it does not sting or makes my eyes dry.
The smudger has dome shaped sponge tip which is decent and does an excellent job in smudging to create a smokey look. However, these eyeliners are not smudge proof and do smudge when rubbed. At the end of the day half the pigmentation fades off, whether worn as eyeliner or kohl. The smudging is more if you have hooded eyes or oily eyelids.
This is a long pencil and quantity is sufficient. But it needs to be sharpened which leads to product wastage.
Overall, L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Smokey eyeliner pencil Purple Dreams is a beautiful blackish purple eyeliner with a smudger at the other end. It is highly pigmented and easy to apply but it is not smudge proof. Also, this needs to be sharpened which leads to product wastage. This is not smudge proof and it will smudge especially if you have hooded eyes and oily eyelids. I will probably not repurchase this as I like retractable eyeliners with smudge proof finish.
Every girl must own a few glitter polish to glamour up the nails every now and then, and Maybelline has some amazing glitter nailpolish selection. Maybelline launched Party Girl collection last year in their Colorshow range. This range has gorgeous glitter shades with different color palette. I have already reviewed two shades of this range before : Tequila Sunrise (1st in pic above) and Fireworks (3rd in pic above). In this post I am reviewing another beautiful shade: Party Lights 118
Price: Rs 175 for 6 ml
Party Lights 118 is a beautiful silverish purple color nail polish with purple hexagonals and glitter suspended in a purple base. The nailpolish has silver shimmer which gives this naipolish a beautiful silverish sheen making it look like foil nailpolish. 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 purple glitter and hexagonals doesnot look stark against the base color like in other shades of this range. Instead, it gives a beautiful diffused shimmer to this shade.
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 2-3 coats for full color intensity as one coat is slightly sheer.
Party Lights 118 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 okay, as I don’t expect these polish to be super long lasting.
Maybelline has another purple glitter nail polish from their Glitter Mania range. You can check the swatches HERE
Overall, this is a beautiful purple glitter nailpolish with a silverish sheen. This nailpolish is loaded with glitter and 2-3 coats give full coverage. This is a beautiful color to glamour up the nails. I will probably repurchase this when this bottle gets over.
PS: You can check out my love for glitter nailpolishes HERE 😀