Colorbar Arteffects Luxe Nail Lacquer ~ Snow White : Review & Swatch

 

Colorbar has changed its nailpolish packaging and launched some new range. Arteffects range of Colorbar nailpolish has some of the old shades (24 ct collection & Heavy metal collection) and some new shades.

I am reviewing a beautiful glitter off-white shade from Colorbar Arteffects range in this post- Snow White 26.

 

Price: Rs 325 for 12 ml

 

Colorbar Arteffects Luxe Nail Lacquer Snow White Review

Colorbar has changed its nailpolish packaging and now all the range have same packaging- thick, cube glass bottle with short brush. The nailpolish bottle feels heavy and bulky and honestly I liked the previous bottle more. Stacking of these nailpolish now takes up more space (I had to carry 5-6 while moving from Delhi to Mumbai, so I know how inconvenient this packaging is especially for travel).  The brush cap is silver colored with ‘CB’ logo embossed at the top. The shade name and other details are stickered at the bottom. The brush is short and wide and slighly rounded which helps in clean application (I ike rounded brush like THESE).

The pigmentation is slightly sheer and needs 3 coats for full opacity. Being sheer, this may also be used as a top coat. This nailpolish feel smooth to touch and not at all  gritty or sand textured like other glitter nailpolish.

Snow White is a beautiful off white color with heavy shimmer. The glitter is very fine so it doesnot stand out against the nailpolish like THIS nailpolish, but gives a beautiful dimension to the overall color. The small glitter are holographic and the holographic effect is slightly visible in pic at the top of this post. Being holographic, the shimmer appears to be multicolor and looks beautiful against the off white color. This shade is a beautiful alternative to silver and white colors.

Price is a bit high but this is a big bottle so it is ok if you do the math, compared to other nailpolish in market (Maybelline’s Colorshow range is Rs 175 for 6 ml). Tip wear is after 2 days and proper chipping starts after 4-5 days.

I have used this nailpolish in Christmas nail art I did recently HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, Colorbar Arteffects Luxe Nailpolish comes in short, glass bottle which feels bulky and heavy compared to Colorbar’s previous packaging. The brush is short and slightly rounded which helps in clean application. The consistency is sheer and needs 3 coats for full coverage. Price wise, this nailpolish is okay for its price as the quantity is big (12 ml). The shade Snow White is a gorgeous off white shade with holographic  small glitter which gives it a beautiful dimension. It lasts 4-5 days with tip wear setting after 2 days. I am in love with this shade. This is such a nice alternative to white and silver. I will repurchase this color, though I think this bottle will last fairly a long time. 

xoxo, Blossom

Nail Art: Floral

 

It has been a while since I posted a nail art, and this one has been sitting in my folder for sooo long. This is an easy peasy floral nail art.

I chose the color pink, but you can pair it with any color of your choice.  This is one of my go-to nail art when I dont want to spend much time doing it. All you need to do this nail art is a dotting tool/ bobby pin/ tooth pick and your choice of nail polish. I like to do my dots using a tooth pick as it gives more uniform dots.

Do try this nail art and link back if you like 🙂

You can check my other floral nai art HERE

 

Valentine’s day Nail art – Part 4

cute love nail art

 

Hi

I’m really high on Valentine’s nail art this time. This is the 4th part of the series. You can check others here

Valentine’s nail art Part 1

Valentine’s nail art Part 2

Valentine’s nail art Part 3

Since Valentine’s is all about love and hearts and pinks, I incorporated all of this into one nail art. I always say that white is a great base color for nail art, but I wanted to use some other color this time. So I settled on this pink and white combination.

girl boy love nail art

 

I wanted to make it a couple’s nail art but I had already done one before (Part-1 of series above *if you still haven’t checked it, go check it fast fast*). So being a student of biology, I drew the symbols of male and female as an alternative 😀

If you don’t know about it, male is represented by this symbol of Mars –  ♂ : a circle with an arrow pointing north-east. Female is represented by the symbol of Venus – ♀ : a circle with a small cross underneath.

I took the liberty of drawing a pink bow on the female symbol ^_^ (Okay, also to make it look like a female. Otherwise these are just weird shapes for a layman).

love biology nail art

 

The black nail art pen I used went gloopy, that is why I couldn’t draw perfect circle and that is why they look alien-ish

Anyhoo, they still look pretty to me 🙂

I always always always do nail art on both my hands, no matter how shaky my left hand is. This is how my right hand mani looked. Not bad, haan.

biology love nail art

 

I drew the hearts using the tips mentioned HERE. Super easy!

And finally I finished it with a glittery top coat on pink nails and some polka dot on my thumb.

easy valentine nail art

 

Nail polishes used:

Pink: Colorbar Nail Lacquer – Rose Quartz 92

White: NYC In a minute quick dry nail polish – Blanco 032

Glitter top coat: Colorbar Pro Glitterati Top coat – Retro Pink

Glitter on thumb: Maybelline Color show Glitter Mania – Pink Champagne

 

xoxo

Blossom

 

Valentine’s day Nail art – Part 2

valentine nail art

 

Hi

I have done the first part of this Valentine’s series HERE. Check it out.

This time I made it rather colorful nail art. And as always, white is a great color as base for nail arts. It makes other colors really pop.

I wanted to make a polka dot kinda nail art and I thought how about tweaking it with little hearts instead.

I have made the hearts using a dotting tool. I have done a tutorial on super easy way to draw hearts. Check it HERE. I have drawn the hearts here using the ‘v’ technique.

love nail art

 

colorful hearts nail art

 

hearts nail art

 

valentine day nail art

I wanted to keep this nail art soft and pastely, that is why I have used light colors. You can use any color of your choice.

The white nail polish I have used for base is NYC In a minute quick dry nail polish – Blanco 032

Hope you like it

XOXO

Blossom 🙂

 

Polka dots nail art

colorful polka dots

POLKAAAAAA DOOOOOOOOTS……make me so happy. I like polka dots everywhere- be it polka dots dress, polka dot accessories, polka dot home decor…I would sooo love to have a polka dot wall in my home. Now Polka dots is my favorite nail art for 3 reasons.

1. It doesnot take long to do. Keep your polishes ready and it wont take more than 5 mins.

2. Doesn’t require precision. Just dot randomly and you are done

3. It prettify your nails so much 🙂

You can see my love for Polka dots HERE ,HERE, HERE and HERE And many more will come eventually.. hihihi

I did this nail art a while ago. White is such a versatile color. You can paint just anything on it, like an empty canvas. Plus white makes other colors pop.

polka dots nail art

Like I said, this nail art doesnt require much precision. I have made the dots directly from the nail polish brush. No special tools used. That is why my dots are not perfect round.

colorful polka dots nail art

 Grab as many colors as you want and start dotting. No need to make it uniform.

multicolor polka dots

Happy Painting 🙂

XOXO

Blossom

Valentine day nail art

Valentine 2

Ok so this is going to be a short post. Since love is in the air, I did a Valentine’s day nail art.

I painted my nails in White base color since this is the best color as your canvas on which your imagination can run wild. I wanted to paint a boy and girl exchanging hearts.

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I drew the hearts using a tooth pick. You can find the tutorial for drawing hearts HERE. I have used the first method out of the two given in the tutorial. Worth a read I’d say.

I drew the boy and the girl using a nail art pen. Now since the couple’s hearts exchange finished off on the 4 fingers itself, my thumb got lonely = D So I did the easiest thing. Added Polka dots. And to keep up with the theme I drew a small heart.

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Nail polishes used:

White: NYC In a minute quick dry nail polish – Blanco 032

Red: Colorbar Pro nail lacquer- Rosie

I liked the mani. Hope you find it useful too.

Love,

Blossom 🙂

NOTD: Colorful Stripes

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I wanted to do a colorful mani this time and suddenly the idea of stripes struck me. I have already done a similar colorful nail art earlier, check it HERE.

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Just grab a couple of your favorite nailpolishes and started painting stripes on each nail.

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Now I am not a believer of prettifying your one hand (mostly left) and leaving those poor right hand nails bare. I believe in equality among all nails.. 😛

So, I ALWAYS paint both hands, no matter how messy the outcome maybe.

This is how my right hand looked like.

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Apart from the index finger, all other nails look decent, don’t you think.

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I have a habit of applying nail polish during the night.

The result: My not-so-quick drying top coat leaves fabric marks when I wake up the next morning.

Anyhoo, I am not perfect and I don’t mind such mistakes as long as the nails look pretty  =)

TIP: Alternate a light color with a dark color stripe to get a brighter effect.

Love,

Blossom 🙂