Tutorial: Floral Nails #2

It has been a ages since I last did a tutorial. So I am back with a super simple tutorial for Floral nail art.

I am thinking of posting more nail arts on the blog.

I have done other Floral nail arts HERE and HERE.

You can check part #1 of Floral nails tutorials HERE

So, let’s begin with this nail art

 

Things you need:

  • Base nail paint 

I used NYC In a minute quick dry nail polish – Blanco 032

Make sure to choose a quick drying one. I made a blunder of not choosing a quick drying one and ended up with untidy design 😦

  • Nailpaints for flowers

You can choose whichever shade you like. I used Nykaa Neon Matte in shades Cherry Pop (Orange) and Pink Lemonade (Pink).

See the proper swatch of these nail polish HERE.

 

  • Green nailpaint for leaves

I did not have a proper green color, so I had to make do with this pastel mint green nailpolish by Note (shade: 71 Mint)

 

  • Toothpick!

Thats’s it.

 

Steps for an awesome Floral Nail art

  1. Paint the base color of your choice. I chose white as it is a perfect canvas for any nail art .

    Check out some amazing nail arts I did using White base HERE

 

2. Using back of the toothpick place random colorful dots on the nails. Make sure not to dot too closely.

 

 

 

 

3. Using the pointed end of the toothpick, pick up some white nailpolish and draw swirls inside the colorful dots you painted.

(I know mine looks bad. Blame the crappy white nailpolish I used)

 

 

4. Using the pointed end of another toothpick, pick up green nailpolish and add random short lines around the colorful dots. This will make the leaves.

 

 

 

5. Seal with a top coat. Tadaaa!

 

 

 

Hope you find this useful.

Do tag me if you recreate this nail art. I would love to see it.

My Instagram handle is blossom_2507

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xoxo, Blossom 🙂

 

Forest Essentials Night Treatment Cream Sandalwood & Saffron Review

I swear by Forest Essentials products and after reviewing the Kashmiri Saffron & Neem face cleanser and  Lavender & Neroli Day cream, I am reviewing another product of my skin care regimen- Forest Essentials Night Treatment Cream Sandalwood & Saffron.

FYI, Sandalwood & Saffron variant is for dry skin

Jasmine & Patchouli is for oily skin

 

Price: Rs 2575 for 50 g   (updated price)

 

Forest Essentials Night Treatment Cream Sandalwood & Saffron Review

Forest Essentials night treatment cream comes in a plastic jar (which looks like glass btw) with beautiful golden screw cap. The golden cap makes the packaging luxurious. The plastic jar is housed in cardboard packaging with flip open lid.

The fragrance of all Forest Essential products is heavenly. It smells mildly of sandalwood which is calming especially before bedtime. The fragrance has therapeutic effect on me and helps in instant relaxation. The night cream is ivory colored with gel-cream texture. It  doesnot feel heavy on my dry skin. It melts on the skin and sinks in easily. But I would recommend oily skinned people to steer clear.

The texture feels just right on my dry skin, neither too heavy nor too light. The cream absorbs  instantly making the skin well hydrated and supple. I wake up to soft, plump, radiant and smooth skin. My skin texture has improved and skin is glowing over the months of continued usage. The quantity is sufficient and only a small amount is required. However, it doesnot work on blemishes and pigmentation even though it claims to. So, if you want something for pigmentation issues, it is useless to invest in this cream, no matter how glowy it makes your skin.

The only con I could find with Forest Essentials Sandawood & Saffron night cream is the price. It is fairly expensive but makes the skin radiant so you do see it working.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, I LOVE Forest Essentials Sandalwood & Saffron night treatment cream and this is my favorite night cream so far. It smells like heaven and has calming effect. The texture is neither thick, nor thin. It melts on the skin and absorbs instantly. It doesnot feel heavy on my dry skin, but oily skinned beauties should steer clear. Forest Essentials has Jasmine & Patchouli night cream variant for oily skin which I will review later (even though I donot have oily skin :P). It provides intense hydration but never breaks me out. This night cream makes the skin supple, soft, radiant and plump. My skin texture has improved with continued usage of this cream. However, it doesnot work on pigmentation so don’t buy this especially for pigmentation concerns. Also, the price is expensive but then all Forest Essentials products are so, which is why they call it ‘Luxurious’ Ayurveda 😀 😛

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

xoxo, Blossom

 

 

 

The Body Shop Moringa Softening Body Milk Review

I LOVE The Body Shop products and this time I tried the Moringa Softening body lotion. Read on to know how it fared on my dry skin.

Price: Rs 750 for 250 ml

Discounted price: Rs 575 for 250 ml

 

The Body Shop Moringa Softening Body milk review

The Body Shop Moringa body milk comes in a plastic transparent bottle with black colored spray nozzle.  The transparent bottle makes it easier to know the amount of product left in the bottle. The spray pump has a black cap making it easy and spill proof to carry. The ingredients list and other details is written at the back of the bottle.

TBS Moringa body milk is a light weight, cream colored lotion with runny consistency. The thin consistency helps in proper spraying. It has an amazing floral fragrance which is light and not overpowering. The smell lingers on for few minutes before dissipating. TBS Moringa body milk is easy to spread and absorb. It doesnot feel sticky like some other variants of The Body Shop lotions (I am looking at you, Strawberry Puree lotion). However, I feel it was bit low on moisturizing on my dry skin and I would definitely need something richer for winters. However, it was just okay for summers, providing enough hydration to the skin to not feel uncomfortable.

Now coming to the packaging, I am not a fan of spray moisturizers and TBS Moringa spray nozzle felt bit hard to use and doesn’t spray effortlessly. You have to put in some effort to spray the lotion directly on the skin. So I had to spray the lotion on my hands and then spread it on my skin. And while spraying on the hands works fine, it feels unnecessary to have spray pump especially when the lotion is so liquidy that it can be directly poured from the bottle. Plus it needs 3-4 pumps of the spray nozzle to cover one hand, which might be an issue  if you are short on time.

If you are looking for a face lotion, I HIGHLY recommend THIS product

 

 

 

 

Overall, this a lightweight lotion with amazing floral fragrance. It  gets absorbed well and doesnot leave any stickiness on the skin. But I would probably not repurchase this as I find this bit low on hydration for my dry skin. The spray mechanism feels luxurious but honestly it is not my type. I prefer simple pump dispenser/ no dispenser at all. Also the spray mechanism is quite an effort to use. But I would definitely suggest this to oily skinned people who need a bit of moisturization especially in winter months. Also, these are available at reduced prices at the moment, but for the MRP printed on the bottle, I find this a little expensive. This is a perfect body lotion for hot and humid days when you want just enough hydration minus the feeling of heaviness. This is not a MUST TRY product but oily skinned people should check this out. 

 xoxo, Blossom

Fab Bag September 2017 Review

 

I was pleasantly surprised to receive this month’s Fab Bag on first day of the month itself. This is their 5th anniversary edition and the theme for September Fab Bag is ‘The Object of Desire’.

September Fab bag is cream colored with pearl shine. I like how this month’s Fab Bag is quite spacious and I could already see myself putting it to good use 😀

 

Price: Rs 599 per month (less when you subscribe for 3 month, 6 month or 12 months)

 

Here is what I received in my September 2017 Fab Bag

 

 

 

1. Tvakh Midas Touch Ultra Nourishing Lip Tint (Full Size- Rs 195)

This is a tinted lip balm with golden shimmer drizzled on top of the lip tint. It has been a long time I deviated from my HG Lip balm (Forest Essentials Sweet Narangi) and let’s see how this one fares. The shimmer gives it a pearly effect on application

 2. Tvakh CE-Namon Lip Plumper (Rs 225 for 6 g)

This is also a kind of lip balm with cinnamon and Argan oil. Tvakh Lip plumper has SPF 4. I like that both the Tvakh products are Paraben, Petroleum oils and GMO free.

3. Seer Neroli and White tea Refreshing Soy Milk Enzyme Body Cleanser (Rs 72 for 30 ml)

This is a small size product which will last me 5-6 washes. The smell is refreshing.

 

4. Iraa Instarenew Multi-Action Under Eye Cream (Rs 490 for 20 g)

This is a long tube with good packaging. This eye cram has a unique blend of exotic algae, grapeseed and cucumber. It claims to visibly reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark circles and puffiness. Let’s see how it fares.

5. Sugar Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer – 043 Deep Down Diopside (Full Size Rs 299)

I was surprised to see this nailpolish in September Fab bag. Sugar has recently launched a few shades in Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer and this is one the new shade. However, I was bummed to see the shade as I bought same shade in Nykaa Chrome nailpolish just last month and both are exactly the same. 😦

 

 

6. Seasoul Moisture Matt Lipstick Lead Free- ML06 Purple (Full Size Rs 530)

This is the star product which Fab Bag folks asked to choose as makeup of the month. I chose a purple color and I was skeptical while choosing as I already have Purple lipstick (reviewed HERE) and I was afraid this might be the same shade, but I am so happy this is waayyy different. This is blue toned purple. This is quite a bold color and I am happy I chose this shade. Plus, this is really comfortable on the lips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, I am quite happy with September 2017 Fab Bag. The bag is value for money 🙂

xoxo, Blossom

Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12 hr wear: Love Affair ~ Review, Swatch

 

This is my first purchase from Sephora and the purchase was unintentional. I went to Sephora to check out Benefit cosmetics and the SA was wearing this beautiful eyeliner that I couldn’t refrain myself from asking. And one thing led to another and this beauty was sitting in my vanity by the end of the day 😀

Price: Rs 870 for 1.2g

 

Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12 hr wear Love Affair Review

Sephora Contour eye pencil come in black sharpenable pencil with black plastic cap. The end of the pencil is color coded which makes it easier to spot if you have multiple shades from this range. The shade name is written towards the end of the pencil, at bottom of other details. Since this is a sharpenable eyeliner and not retractable, it leads to product wastage whenever you sharpen it.

Love Affair shade is a beautiful brown-plum color with pearl finish. This comes under shimmer shade but there is no “shimmer”, and the sheen is very subtle and not OTT. This makes a gorgeous work-wear shade if you like to experiment. Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Love Affair is slightly sheer in one coat and needs 2-3 coats to build to full intensity. This is not a one-stroke eyeliner like THESE. The texture is super creamy and glides easily. It does not tug or pull at the eyelids and so building up the coverage is not a problem.

Love Affair shade may not pop on your eyes if your eyelids are dark; so do swatch it at the counter before buying especially if you have dark eyelids.

Sephora Contour Eye Pencil does not irritate my eyes, even on waterline.

The staying power of this eyeliner is impressive. It does not budge once it sets. It stays put on my eyes whole day (~10 hours). Also, this is waterproof eyeliner, so you do not have to worry if you have watery eyes, or you get wet in rain 😛

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Love Affair is a brown-plum eyeliner with a beautiful pearly sheen. It is super creamy and easy to apply. It is waterproof and smudgeproof. This is a sharpenable pencil so it needs to be sharpened which leads to product wastage. The pigmentation is less in one stroke, but builds to full intensity in 2-3 swipes. The only con apart from the sharpenable thing is the price. This is bit expensive but such a gorgeous shade that I will probably buy this again.

xoxo, Blossom 🙂

Ultimate “Game of Thrones” Jokes #2

 

 

For part 1 of Ultimate Game of Thrones Jokes, visit HERE

 

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Revlon Nail Enamel : Splash ~ Review & Swatch

Revlon launched Glitzy Nights range last year and I picked this beautiful black-green glitter nailpolish from the range. I have reviewed the Revlon Colorstay range  previously and I absolutely LOVED it. You can check the review HERE.

 

Price: Rs 375 for 8 ml

Revlon Nail Enamel: Splash 507 review

Revlon Glitzy Nights Nail Enamel comes in classic Revlon Nail enamel glass bottle with black cap and gold detailing. The shade name is stickered on top.

The shade 507 Splash is a beautiful black- green glitter nailpolish with golden, green glitter suspended in sheer black base. The nailpolish is loaded with glitter and the brush picks up enough for uniform application.  The glitter is medium sized and not too chunky. It looks holographic in bottle, but not too much on the nails. The consistency is thick but it helps in applying the glitter uniformly on the nails. One coat is slightly sheer and 2 thick coats give full opacity. The brush is not great  and is rather thin. I hate thin brush in nailpolish as it leads to streaking and uneven application. But Splash being a glitter nailpolish, the streaks are not much visible.

These nailpolish stay put for 3 days with minimal tip wear, which is quite impressive as most nailpolish start to wear off by 3-4th day.

I have reviewed other Glitter nailpolish HERE.

Glitter nail polish are quite hard to remove, especially if you layer this polish a lot. You can remove such glitter polishes easily using the method I use HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, Revlon Glitzy night Nail Enamel in shade 507 Splash is a beautiful golden-green glitter in black base. The glitter are medium sized and does not tug or pull. The stay of this nailpolish is impressive and stays on for 3-4 days with minimal tip wear. However, the brush is too thin for my liking. Also, the price is on the higher side. Other than that, this is a gorgeous party color, especially if you like dark colors.

xoxo, Blossom 🙂