5 Nail Arts to try this Valentine’s

Valentine’s day is around the corner and in this post I have 5 love themed nail arts for all you love struck beauties (and not so love struck ones) looking to prettify their nails.

 

Click on the Image to view more pics of same nail art.

 

girl boy love nail art

 

 

Valentine 2

 

 

valentine nail art

 

 

valentine nail art

 

 

I have used THIS easy peasy method to draw hearts.

 

If you recreate these nail arts, do tag me here:

My Instagram handle is blossom_2507

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xoxo, Blossom 🙂

Orange Confetti Nail Art

yellow confetti nail art

So this is one nail art when you have absolutely no time on your hands and want to run the minute after doing your nails. Just grab two contrasting shades of nail polish and one confetti polish and you are good to go. I chose orange and yellow because I LOVE bright nail polish. You can use any colors.

Nailpolish used:

Orange: Colorbar Pro – Orange Blast

Yellow: Flormar Supershine – 41

Confetti: Colorbar Black Fiesta – Masquerade (Reviewed HERE)

 

(Pssst: Don’t forget to enter my ongoing GIVEAWAY! 🙂

 

orange yellow color block

 

 

orange yellow nail art

 

xoxo

Blossom

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Oil-in-Cream: Review

garnier fructis oil in cream

 

Hi everyone

After reviewing the shampoo and conditioner from the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition range (check review HERE), I am reviewing another great product from the same range of Garnier.

Garnier Fructis Oil-in-cream is supposed to be a new generation hair oil, containing the benefits of three oils- coconut, almond and olive oil.

Price: Rs 60 for 100 g, Rs 100 for 200g

What it claims

A nourishing hair oil in a light creamy texture. 0% sticky, this light texture cream gets absorbed quickly. Easy to use without messiness of hair oils which includes sticky hair, greasy hair, staining and smell.

oil in cream fructis

 

 

Garnier Fructis Oil-in-cream Review

This product comes in a squeeze tube packaging with flip open cap. The cap is sturdy, leak proof and travel friendly. The yellow color of the tube is signature of its Triple Nutrition range.

The fragrance of this cream is strong and fruity which lingers for a day or two, depending on whether you use this product before or after hair wash.

The consistency of this oil-in-cream is really creamy. It is milky white in color, similar to the conditioner of this range.  I have used this product two ways- pre hair wash as hair oil and after hair wash as leave in conditioner.

Pre Hair wash: If you use it as a replacement for hair oil, dollops of this cream will be used depending on your hair length. This cream does not leave the hair sticky or greasy at all. My hands were not greasy after the application either. But it does leave the hair looking like one has applied gel, minus the hardness/crunchiness. It leaves the hair really soft and smooth after the hair wash. You can apply this cream just before you wash your hair, or overnight.

I wouldn’t say this product can replace hair oil altogether, because in addition to smooth hair that the hair oils promise,  massaging of scalp with the oil is equally important in my opinion. And if you attempt to massage with this cream, I am sure the whole tube will get used up in one application only. Plus it is loaded with chemicals which normal hair oils are not, so deep nourishment is out of question.

 

Post Hair wash: I used a coin sized quantity for application on damp hair just after washing. It did make my hair smooth and really soft to touch. It controls frizziness to an extent. It however did not help in detangling of hair at all. But then this is not a serum and does not claim it either. This product shows its magic only after the hair has dried!

 

oil in cream review

 

 

garnier oil in cream swatch

 

Overall, this is a really great innovation for women on the go. It does make the hair really really soft and smooth. I wouldn’t say this product can replace hair oil altogether, but it is a wonderful product on its own, especially on days you don’t have time for a good oil massage. It is easy on pocket, has amazing fragrance and live upto its claims. I would definitely recommend it.

 

Love,

Blossom

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

 

 

Pop of Blue – Tribal Nail art

tribal nail art

 

Spring/Summer is in full bloom now and its the perfect time to flaunt them bright paws. Though I do not follow this dark-for-winters or bright-for-summers thing religiously, I thought this bright, funky nail art is just perfect for this time.

I love tribal design. On clothes, on footwear, on nails- you give it to me and I will wear it happily. Actually I am on a hunt for bright funky tribal sandals for the summers. But I never seem to find the right one. Anyhoo, I hope you like my pop of blue nail art.

Actually I chose this combination of orange and blue accidentally. I wanted to wear orange nail polish and suddenly I spotted this blue one and I wanted to wear this one too. And I thought why not  mix ’em up and have some fun 😀

bright tribal nail art

 

aztec nail art

 

I have done tribal nail art before as well. Check it HERE. I have created the design using nail art pen. You can use an old eye liner brush as well.

Nail polish used :

Orange: Colorbar Tangerine Mojito

Blue: Maybelline Colorshow – Blueberry Ice

 

xoxo

Blossom

 

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo & Conditioner: Review

garnier fructis triple nutrition shampoo and conditioner

Hi

I am reviewing the Garnier Triple Nutrition range after using the shampoo and conditioner duo for one month. Before coming to the review, here is something about my hair. My hair are thin, wavy, frizz prone and very dry these days. Because of dryness, my hair tangles easily hence leading to breakage.

Price: Rs 135 for 175 ml (each for shampoo and conditioner)

garnier fructis shampoo and conditioner

What it claims:

Nourishes scalp, length and tips with a 3 oil formula. A new foaming formula with an exquisite fragrance gently and perfectly cleanses the hair.

It has 3 nourishing oils-

Coconut oil- Nourishes & makes hair 10X stronger

Almond oil- Restores beautiful shine in your lengths

Olive oil- Binds, repairs and helps reduce split-ends

garnier fructis triple nutrition price

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition shampoo comes in a bright yellow packaging with flip open button cap. The cap is sturdy which shuts tight making it spill proof and travel friendly. But since the packaging is opaque, the quantity of product left in bottle can not be seen. The shampoo is pearly white in color. It is runny in consisitency but lathers well. The first time I washed my hair using this shampoo, I saw an increase in hairfall while washing. But second wash onwards it got normal. This shampoo makes hair squeaky clean but somehow I felt it made my hair dry. Or maybe it’s because of cold weather, but due to this dryness my hair have been tangling a lot leading to major hairfall. The fragrance of this shampoo is strong and fruity, and lingers for a few days.

garnier fructis shampoo and conditioner price

 

garnier triple nutrition shampoo

 

garnier fructis shampoo swatch

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner

The conditioner comes in the same packaging as the shampoo except that the nozzle for dispensing product is at the bottom. The conditioner is milky white in color and very creamy in texture. It is actually more creamy than most other conditioners in market. Being so creamy, it spreads easily through the hair and makes the hair soft and manageable. It leaves the hair feeling smooth and hydrated. The fragrance is similar to the shampoo. It takes care of dry ends and adds shine to the hair without weighing the hair down. I still however need a serum since the shampoo makes my hair very dry. I have used the conditioner with other shampoo and it does its job really well. I have no complaints with the conditioner. Love it!

garnier fructis triple nutrition range

 

Overall, Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition shampoo and conditioner when used together is great for someone who does not have extremely dry hair. The shampoo cleans the hair and takes off the oil effectively. The conditioner is super creamy and spreads easily. It makes hair  smooth and hydrated. Plus they smell nice and are so affordable. The shampoo could have been more hydrating though.

 

xoxo

Blossom

*Disclaimer: Products sent by brand as part of Happy Hair Challenge.

 

 

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 3

valentine nail art

 

I am back with another Valentine nail art. You can check part 1 and 2 HERE and HERE

Since valentine’s is all about love and love involves hearts, I painted big hearts on all my nails.

Plus my nails were short so I couldn’t draw anything else 😀

I wanted to keep the base dark so I chose red color (color of love). You can choose any color of your choice.

All you need to do for this nail art is:

1. Paint your base color

2. Make a rough heart like shape. I draw my hearts directly using the nail polish brush. For reference, you can see a tutorial on easy way to draw hearts.

heart nails

 

3. Using a black nail art pen or a thin brush, draw the outlines of hearts using black polish

valentines day nail art

 

And Tadaaa…. You have cute hearts sitting on your nails 🙂

The Red nailpolish I used is Colorbar Pro nail lacquer in shade ‘Rosie’

White one is NYC In a minute quick dry nail polish in shade ‘Blanco 032’

I recommend using a fast drying polish for outline. Otherwise if it smudges, the whole look will get ruined.

 

cute hearts nail art

 

xoxo

Blossom