Nykaa So Matte! Lipstick : Mischievous Plum~ Review & Swatch

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.

xoxo, Blossom

 

 

 

 

Avon Metallic Effects Nail Enamel : Icy Purple ~ Review & Swatch

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

xoxo, Blossom

Maybelline Colorshow Party Girl nailpolish : Party Lights 118 ~ Swatch & Review

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 baseThe 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.

xoxo, Blossom

 

PS: You can check out my love for glitter nailpolishes HERE 😀

Forest Essentials Kashmiri Saffron and Neem Delicate Facial Cleanser : Review

I love Forest Essentials products  and in this post I am reviewing an amazing staple product in my skincare routine- Forest Essentials Kashmiri Saffron and Neem Delicate Facial Cleanser.

I have reviewed some other amazing Forest Essentials product HERE

Forest Essentials Delicate Facial cleanser comes in two variants: Kashmiri Saffron & Neem and Mashobra Honey, Lemon & Rosewater . I have tried both the facewash in their smaller packaging (50ml) and I liked Kashmiri Saffron more so I bought a full size product.

Price:    Rs 1075 for 200ml

                Rs 295 for 50 ml

 

Forest Essentials Kashmiri Saffron and Neem Delicate Facial Cleanser review

Forest Essentials Kashmiri Saffron and Neem Face Cleanser comes in two packaging: 50 ml and 200 ml. I bought the 50 ml one before buying the full sized product. The 200 ml packaging comes in a big rectangular plastic bottle with pump dispenser. The bottle is transparent so the amount of product left in the bottle is visible. The pump dispenser has a cap making it spill proof and travel friendly.

Forest Essentials ace in the packaging department. Half of the ‘luxurious’ feel is because of the packaging only. The FE bag they give you after billing and packaging at the store smells divine. They spritz some perfume in it and add some flower petals. The packaging of the products itself is luxurious (how many lip balms come with a mirror, for example? Read about the lip balm HERE)  

The fragrance of this facewash is amazing. It smells luxurious and exotic, giving a spa-like feeling. It smells refreshingly of saffron and rose water which lifts your mood instantly, feeling soothing and relaxing.

This is an amber colored gel facewash which does not lather up much but cleanses the face effectively. The consistency is runny and there is no problem in dispensing the product from the pump. It feels moisturizing and does not make the skin excessively dry. This is a gentle facewash without the harsh effects of chemicals. The skin feels soft, smooth and supple after washing. But I would not recommend this to people with excessively oily skin.

Even though this is an expensive product but it lasts really long. I use 2 pumps each in morning and evening and the bottle is only half empty after 3 months! I am sure it will easily last 6 months, or more.

Forest Essentials products are cruelty free and doesnot contain parabens.

 

 

 

 

 

I dropped the bottle before clicking the picture, hence the bubbles 

 

 

Overall, Forest Essentials Kashmiri Saffron and Neem face cleanser is a gentle, gel based cleanser which cleans the face effectively leaving a moisturizing feel to the skin. The skin feels soft and supple. The fragrance is lovely and the packaging feels luxurious. Even though it is pricey but it will easily last 6 months, or even more. Skip this facewash only if you want a squeaky clean finish, are acne prone and oily skinned. Otherwise, this is an amazing facewash which will work best for dry/combination skin type.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

Maybelline Superstay Gel Nail Color : Uptown Blue~ Review, Swatch

 

Maybelline has another range of nailpolish besides its Colorshow range- the Superstay range of nailpolish. This range of nailpolish is supposed to be long wear (as the name says) and give the finish of Gel nails. I have a few shades from this range and in this post I am reviewing a gorgeous pastel blue color – Uptown Blue 

 

Price: Rs 350 for 10 ml

 Maybelline Superstay Gel Nail Color 7 days: Uptown Blue Review

Maybelline Superstay Gel nail polish comes in a flat, glass packaging with white cap. The shade name is stickered on the top and the list of ingredients is at the back in peel off sticker form. Formula wise, these nailpolish are amazingly pigmented and creamy with glossy, plump finish. These are fast drying nailpolish. Apart from the formula, the next impressive thing about this nailpolish is the brush.The flat, wide, U-curve brush makes the application breezy and less prone to error, especially around cuticles. One coat is sufficient for full pigmentation if you apply carefully, but I have applied two coats in the swatches below.

Uptown Blue is a gorgeous surf blue color. You can call it pastel blue, or sky blue, but is more brighter and vibrant than either. I LOVE pastel colors and I love Blue so I had to but this shade (along with another pink color, shown in pic above) as soon as I spotted this at the Maybelline counters.

Now coming to the Superstay claim, this nailpolish does stick around for 5-6 days with minor tip wear, but I dont apply top coat and you can easily prolong the wear time by applying a top coat. I am a nailpolish hoarder and I know which nailpolish has better stay and which doesn’t. This nailpolish definitely is a win in long stay department.

Even though the price is more than the Colorshow range, so is the quality of this nailpolish. The higher price is totally justified. You will feel the difference between the two range as soon as you start to apply these.

Maybelline Superstay Gel nail color in shade Uptown Blue is VERY similar to the Maybelline Colorshow nailpolish in shade Blueberry Ice. If you are looking for a dupe, this is it. Even though they look similar, Uptown Blue is brighter than Blueberry Ice, even though it is not shown properly in pic below. And formula is any day better than the Colorshow one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, Maybelline Superstay Gel nail color in shade Uptown Blue is a beautiful surf blue color, (brighter than sky blue), the gorgeous vibrant pastel color making it ideal as spring/summer shade. The formula is creamy and highly pigmented. The wide, U-shaped brush makes the application incredibly easy. These are long lasting nailpolish and will last for 5-6 days at least if you wear it with a top coat. The formula is so nice that I have already bought a couple of more shades from this range. If you like such vibrant, pastel shades then definitely check this shade out, you will not be disappointed!

xoxo, Blossom 🙂

 

 

Maybelline Colorshow Party Girl nailpolish : Fireworks 114 ~ Swatch & Review

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Maybelline launched this range of nailpolish last year and I have reviewed the shade Tequila Sunrise (a gorgeous rose gold color, first in the pic above) before. In this post I am reviewing another gorgeous party shade ‘Fireworks 114

 

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Price: Rs 175

Fireworks 114 is a berry pink colored nail polish with chunks of glitter. This nailpolish has magenta, black and golden micro shimmer with golden and magenta chunky hexagonals suspended in a semi transparent dark pink base. The overall color is a beautiful glittery dark pink with golden glitters. The glitters and hexagonal chunks in this nailpolish 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. This is semi transparent  nailpolish in single coat and gives full opacity with 2 coats.

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.

The shade is bit deeper in reality than in the swatches below.

Fireworks 114 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 ok, as I dont expect these polish to be super long lasting.

 

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Overall, this is a beautiful deep pink glitter nailpolish which will go out with most traditional Indian outfits as they tend to have some element of red/pink in them. I will definitely repurchase this when this bottle gets over.

PS: You can check out my love for glitter nailpolishes HERE 😀

 

xoxo

Blossom 🙂