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 🙂

Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nail enamel: Noir Emerald ~ Review & Swatch

I have tried Avon nailpolish for the first time and I am reviewing a gorgeous shade from the Nailwear Pro+ range: Noir Emerald in this post.

Review of more shades will be coming soon.

Price: Rs 149

Availability:

Avon products can be bought from Avon representatives. You can also buy it online from Amazon/Nykaa/Purplle etc.

Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nail enamel Noir Emerald review

I fell in love with this nailpolish as soon as I held this shade in my hand. This is one GORGEOUS color to have in your collection. And I cannot emphasise the word gorgeous enough! Noir Emerald is a beautiful darkened emerald color with green microshimmer. It looks more shimmery in the bottle than it actual is. I would have liked if the shade on nails was exactly as how it looks in the bottle. It is tad dark and less shimmery on the nails. This is blackish- emerald color (exactly as the name). But nevertheless, this is still a beautiful color and it is going to be my staple in coming months. This makes a gorgeous Fall color.

For more Fall colors check HERE, HERE 

Avon Nailwear Pro+ nail enamel comes in a rectangular short packaging with shade name written on the front. The brush is decent, not too great, not too bad and covers the nail in two strokes. Noir emerald shade is sheer in one coat and it takes 2-3 coats to build the full color. It doesnot take too long to dry but it not super quick drying either. If you apply thin coats, the nailpolish dries quickly.

Removal is easy and quick with a good nailpolish remover and the shade didn’t stain my nails

This wears for 3 days on my nails after which it starts to chip. You can prolong the wear time by applying a top coat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A quick boomerang from my instagram

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Overall, if you love dark colors definitely check this shade. This is one gorgeous dark-emerald color with beautiful shimmer. It wears for 3 days but you can prolong the wear time by applying a top coat. I am impressed with Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nailpolish. It applies well and the shade is really pretty. 

 

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

Color Block Nail art

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Hi everyone

First of all… Happy newww year 🙂  I know I am almost a month late in wishing but better late than never, right?

So I thought of starting with this year on a rather colorful note. So here it is- *drumrolls* The Color Block nail art 

Actually I did this nail art long back but somehow never posted it here. This nail art is inspired from the pic HERE. I kept the color combinations same as this is a vibrant combination and I wanted to keep it bright and colorful.

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 This is a very simple nail art. All you need is a few colorful nailpolish, a black polish and a striping brush.

And if you don’t have a striping brush just grab an old nailpolish brush and trim it with scissors. You can also use a nail art pen if you have one.

You don’t have to be perfect while applying the basic colors. The black outline will hide the imperfect boundaries of the different colors 🙂

 

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I have done color block nail art before as well.. check it HERE.

 

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Nailpolishes used:

Red:  Colorbar Pro Nail Lacquer – Rosie

Mint:  Maybelline colorama – Absinto

Yellow:  Flormar Supershine – 41

 

xoxo

Blossom

 

Maybelline Colossal Kajal Turquoise: Review

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Who loves the color Blue? Speaking of blue… can’t get the Honey Singh song out of my head- Blue eyes hypnotize teri…kar di hai mainu…. I hate yo yo’s songs and his lyrics but you’ve got to admit they are kind of addicting. Anyways, this new product from Maybelline is a win among girls whose staple is kohl lined eyes. By the way I have written about different ways to apply your kajal HERE.

Turquoise is my favorite kind of blue. I was on a hunt for the perfect blue color eyeliner sometime back. But I couldn’t find one and then purples caught my fancy. And when I got my hands on this beauty, my feelings for blue came rushing back 😀

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What Maybelline claims is:

Go all out with glamorous eyes in the most exciting Colossal Kohl – Turquoise which LINES like a Kohl and DEFINES like a liner. Turquoise kohl is a refreshing twist on the conventional black kohl and a must have fashion and beauty accessory.

Here’s why you’ll love it:

· Provides 12 Hours of smudge-free turquoise intensity

· Color doesn’t smudge or fade

· Enriched with nourishing ingredients and Vitamin E to soothe the eye

· Features a unique tip that glides smoothly for even application

· 100% suitable for your eyes

Packaging

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Maybelline turquoise kajal

It comes in exact same packaging like its black variant: Colossal Kajal. Almost all of us know about that one. Colossal kajal from Maybelline afterall started the smudge-free kajal revolution in India. Colossal Kohl Turquoise has  yellow plastic packaging with twist up pencil format and glossy strap of its name written on it. The cap is sturdy and clicks shut.

Color

As the name says it is a bright blue- turquoise color with micro-shimmer in it. It is a pretty shade IMO.

Maybelline turquoise kajal swatch

Without flash

Maybelline colossal turquoise swatch

With flash

Pigmentation

The color is decently pigmented on its own but still needs 2-3 swipes on eyes for full color buildup. However it gives full color in one swipe itself while swatching. Being creamy in texture it is very smooth to apply and does not tug or pull. I say it is exactly like its black variant- only turquoise in color.

Staying power

Well I have not tested its claim for 12 hours but I did put it on for about 8 hours and it did not smudge as such, but got lighter in intensity. I did not use it on lower lash-line because I have had Lasik surgery just a month back and I am apprehensive on trying new products on my waterline. You can read about my LASIK surgery experience HERE

Even though I did not apply it on my water line but I have a feeling it will fade from the waterline pretty quickly, just like any other kajal does.

How to remove

It is waterproof and needs a makeup remover to remove it. It does not budge with water. I remove it with olive oil or vaseline.

My verdict and swatches

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This color, though beautiful on its own will not suit most Indian skin tones unless you do a proper base makeup. Hide those dark circles and conceal your pigmentations. It looks tad light in color given that we are used to wearing black kohl. Most college going girls wear only a kajal and a lipgloss/lipbalm. And it will not look good on upper lashline unless you tweak it a little. It will not suit duskier complexion if you apply it as it is.

However, I will tell you how to make it work and transform it to suit any complexion, any situation- makeup or no makeup

1. Use it over a black eyeliner/kajal

Maybelline turquoise kajal blossomSince the color looks wee bit light on the eyes, applying it over your black colossal kajal or black eyeliner will make it a beautiful greenish color. This color being darker will look pretty on the eyes and will suit every skin tone. Plus it is a refreshing alternative to the boring blacks.

2. Use it above the black eyeliner

turquoise eyesApply your black eyeliner and line with Maybelline colossal turquoise kajal just above the black line. It looks dramatic this way and sooo wearable. The beautiful turquoise color of this kajal does not get altered and because of the black eyeliner it doesnot look light on eyes either. Win win situation.

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Both these  ways to apply turquoise kajal  can be done in a jiffy. And it won’t need a proper makeup to make it work. Apply kajal/eyeliner, apply maybelline colossal turquoise kajal, apply colored lip balm/ lip tint and you are good to go.. Good to rock the world 🙂

Price: Rs 250

Ingredients: Not mentioned

Expiry: 2 years

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Will I repurchase: 

Ummm… no. The color is good but I will invest in darker colors. Shoutout to maybelline- Introduce more colors, preferably dark. But then you never know which color-phase I will be in by the time it gets over 😛

Overall Verdict: B+

Love,

Blossom 🙂

*Disclaimer: Product sent by brand for review. Honest opinion. Pinky promise

Polka dots

Polka dots is the retro-est nail art there can ever be. You say Polka dots and the old Bollywood songs flash in front of your eyes where the actress wore polka dotted dresses and matching hairbands.

This is one of the easiest and the least time-consuming of all nail art. Also, one of my favorites.

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I wanted to wear mint color and later decided for glittery black dots.

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I have done a similar nail art before. Check it HERE

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No dotting tools were used. The dots were made using a toothpick.

The mint green polish used here is Maybelline colorama in shade ‘Absinto’. The dots are made using Colorbar nail polish in shade ‘Night Fiery’. You can buy both HERE and HERE.

Happy painting girls 🙂

Love,

Blossom

Green Stripes nail art

I have been wanting to do a stripes nail art for a long time. And finally when I sat down to do one, my patience level didn’t allow me to paint on all 10 fingers. So, I made it an Accent nail art.

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I did a simple French tip on rest fingers.

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Now, after a few days the French tips started to chip away while the accent nail was still sitting pretty. So I thought of re-doing my nail art.

And another Accent nail art is what we did. It came out even better than the previous one 😀

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I have got to start applying a Top coat. x-(

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Anyhoo, its still pretty.

The red can be applied again as long as the accent nail remain intact. =D

The green nail polish used here is Faces nail enamel in shade ‘Forest Green 09’ (Buy HERE)

Red nail polish is Colorbar Pro Nail Lacquer in shade ‘Rosie 015’ (Buy HERE)

Love,

Blossom 🙂