Colorbar Arteffects Luxe Nail Lacquer ~ Liquid Gold : Review & Swatch

Image taken from Colorbar website

 

I bought a few shades from 24 ct range of Colorbar nailpolish when they hadn’t revamped their nailpolish packaging. I think this was an amazing range with wide variety of gold shades. But now Colorbar has rebranded these shades under their Arteffects nailpolish range.  The packaging of Liquid Gold is like the pic above. I have reviewed another gorgeous shade from Arteffects range HERE.

 

Price: Rs 325 for 12 ml

 

Colorbar Arteffects Luxe Nail Lacquer Liquid Gold Review 

Colorbar has standardized the nailpolish packaging. The pics below are of old packaging. The new packaging is thick, cube glass bottle which feels heavy . The brush is short and stout but wide enough to pick enough product for 1 coat application. The shade name is stickered at the bottom.

Liquid gold is a beautiful bronze gold color with pink and gold microshimmer. It has a pearly finish and does not have a dazzling shine, which makes it more attractive in my opinion as it gives the nails a rustic look. The consistency is quite sheer and takes 3 coats for full opacity. Colorbar claimed 24 ct range had duochrome effect, and to be honest I didn’t see any duochrome action with this nailpolish. But this is a beautiful shade nevertheless. Liquid Gold is not a bright color and if you like subtle shades, definitely check this one. This nailpolish will suit all skin tones, especially dusky skin beauties.

Wear time for this nailpolish is okay and tip wear starts after 1 day (without top coat). Proper chipping sets in after 3-4 days. Price wise, it is okay for the quantity (12 ml).

 

 

 

 

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 Liquid Gold is a beautiful bronze gold color with pink and golden microglitter.  It lasts 4-5 days with tip wear setting after 1 day (without top coat). This is not a bright shade and will suit all Indian skintones. 

xoxo, Blossom

 

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

Colorbar Heavy Metal Nail Polish : Pink Topaz 006 ~ Review & Swatch

Colorbar Heavy metal nail polish

 

Colorbar has recently launched a new range of Nail polish- the Heavy Metal Collection. There are seven beautiful shades in this collection and I couldn’t help but pick one shade myself. I bought the shade Pink Topaz 006 and I will be reviewing it here.

 

This is how Colorbar describes Heavy Metal nail polish

Sparkle like a gemstone wherever you go! Embrace the richness of deep and heavy pearl toned shades that add character to your nails and give that heavy metal effect. The shades reflect the personality of the popular gemstones hand-picked to suit Indian skin types. The stark contrast of the shades against your nails make them look attractive instantly and they look like beautiful gemstones. The formula is intense yet fast-drying with deep intensity of self-pearls and high shine. In just a single stroke your nails are enveloped in irresistible and trend-setting metal shades of the future. What’s more is that the formula has an excellent drying time along with being 3-free, long-lasting, non-yellowing and chip-resistant.

 

Price: Rs 300 for 9 ml

 

Colorbar Heavy Metal nail polish comes in a rectangular bottle with shade name sticker on top of the cap.The cap has a colorful wavy art design which is signature to this range. The brush is decent and picks enough nail polish for one stroke application.

Pink Topaz 006 is a beautiful deep onion pink color with pearl finish. This polish is sheer in one coat and it takes 3-4 coats to build to full opacity. Pearl finish nail polish tend to be streaky, but this one is not at all streaky. This nail polish is fast drying, so you do not have to wait much between the coats. The staying power of this nail polish is good. I did not see any tip wear for 3 days and chipping started only after 5 days.

Even though I picked one color (for now ;)), the other shades worth checking out are : Emerald Heights (emerald color), Chrome Sapphire (Yellowish gold) and Garnet mist (maroonish-brown).

 

Colorbar heavy metal nailpolish

 

Colorbar heavy metal nail polish pink topaz

 

Colorbar heavy metal nail polish review

 

Colorbar heavy metal pink topaz 006

 

Colorbar heavy metal pink topaz

This nail polish looks more pink in some of the swatches above, but it is more deep and purplish pink in color

Final Thoughts

Heavy Metal range by Colorbar consists of beautiful deep colors with pearl finish.  Pink Topaz 006 is a deep onion pink color with beautiful pearl finish. This nail polish is fast drying and fairly long lasting. Even though the consistency is sheer, the color is buildable in 3-4 coats. Only thing is, it could have been a little cheaper. The quantity is same as the Colorbar Exclusive nail polish range, only they have introduced new colors. Other than that, the formula and color is excellent. I will probably purchase more colors of this range

xoxo

Blossom

Maybelline Colorshow Gold Digger ~ Oh-My-Gold! 904 : Review & Swatch

Maybelline gold digger

 

Maybelline launched Gold Digger Collection in their Colorshow nail polish a while back. I will be reviewing a few of their shades in a series of posts. I had reviewed a beautiful top coat from this range- Bling Thing 902 earlier and here I am reviewing a gorgeous silvery gold color from this range ~ Oh-My-Gold! 904.

 

oh my gold maybelline

 

Price: Rs 145

Oh-My-Gold 904 is silvery gold nail polish with gold specks and glitter. The golden glitter and specks get masked by the silvery polish which gives a muted shimmer effect to the whole look, which I love!  This is a metallic nail polish, which is neither silver nor golden, but somewhere in between.

One coat is opaque enough, but I apply 2 coats anyways. It dries fairly quick.

The glitter and golden specks are not too out there and gives a beautiful diffused shine.

The packaging is standard packaging of their Colorshow nailpolish. It comes in cylindrical glass bottlewith black cap. The shade name is engraved on top of the cap. The brush is decent and picks enough nailpolish for one coat. The glitter 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.

I am right handed, so my polishes start to chip early on my right hand. I could see minor tip wear from this polish starting next day on my right hand (which happens with almost ALL the nailpolishes) and proper chipping in 4 days. But nail polish on my left hand stayed put for 5 days (!),  and so I am impressed with the staying power of this polish.

Oh My God 904 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

 

oh my gold

 

 

oh my gold maybelline

 

oh my gold maybelline swatch

 

maybelline colorshow oh my gold

 

maybelline gold digger oh my gold

 

maybelline oh my gold swatch

 

maybelline oh my gold

 

maybelline oh my gold nail polish

 

Overall, Oh-My-Gold 904 is a beautiful silvery-gold color with muted shimmer and specks which gives a beautiful overall diffused shine. If you wear metallic colors like silver and gold, do check this one out. I love this shade and will definitely repurchase it.:)

 

xoxo

Blossom

 

Maybelline Colorshow Gold Digger ~ Bling Thing 902 : Review & Swatch

Maybelline launched Gold Digger Collection in their Colorshow nail polish a while back and I will be reviewing a few of their shades in a series of posts. Here I am reviewing a gorgeous top coat from this range ~ Bling Thing 902.

 

Maybelline colorshow bling thing

 

Price: Rs 145

Bling Thing 902 is transparent nail polish with confetti of glitters. It consists of black and gold glitter in 3 sizes- small dot sized, medium hexagons and big chunky golden hexagonal. The big hexagons have holographic effect. One coat is sufficient to apply on top of another nail polish color, but you can apply two coats as well if you want to go overboard with the glitter and bling. In the photos below, I have applied 2 coats on my index finger and 1 coat on the rest.

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 up enough glitter to be applied in 1 coat. 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.

This is one funky confetti nail polish which can jazz up your nails in no time.

Read about another great Confetti nailpolish HERE

Being a glitter nailpolish, its removal is quite a pain. You can remove such glitter polishes easily using the method I use HERE

 

Maybelline colorshow gold digger bling thing 902

 

Maybelline colorshow gold digger bling thing swatch

 

maybelline colorshow gold digger bling thing

 

Maybelline colorshow gold digger

 

 

maybelline colorshow nail polish price

 

maybelline gold digger bling thing swatch

 

maybelline gold digger swatch

 

Overall, this is a great funky confetti nail polish which isn’t too expensive.You can use this nailpolish for some instant nail art. The holographic hexagonal looks super pretty. I will definitely repurchase it when it gets over 🙂

 

Love,

Blossom

 

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

 

Colorbar Pro Black Crackle Top Coat : Review & Swatch

colorbar pro nail lacquer crackle

Crackle nail art is a lazy girl’s manicure saver. This is one of my favorite innovation in nail art.  I was browsing through my old archives and I stumbled on this nail polish from Colorbar. Now days the nail polishes have evolved and almost every brand have something or other for nail art. But 2 years back crackle (or shatter, whatever you like to call it) was really ‘in’ and it was the only polish even remotely related to nail art. I bought it 2-3 years back and because this nail polish is still available at the counters, I thought I would put my old photos to good use.

 

Colorbar was the first brand to bring in crackle nail polish. It is applied on top of another base color to create this shatter effect. I think every girl should have one crackle nail polish. And black color is the safest bet as it will go well with an array of colors. Plus, it is a perfect nail art for Lazy girls. For more nail art for Lazy girls, check another great polish HERE.

colorbar black crackle nail polish

 

Price: Rs 500

This nailpolish comes in a classic Colorbar Pro bottle which is a fat circular bottle (similar to OPI). The glass bottle is clear and the cap has shatter effect to indicate that it is a crackle polish. The brush is long and decently wide. The quantity is enough and will easily last atleast an year, that too if you apply it regularly. Unlike normal nail polish, crackle nail polish is slightly on thicker side. Colorbar Pro crackle nail polish dries into matte finish.

The crackle nail polish dries into a unique pattern everytime. The crackle effect depends on how thin you apply the coat. If you apply a thin coat, there will be many cracks, but not very widespread. If you apply a thicker coat, the number of cracks may be less but they will be apart enough for the base color to pop. I like to apply a thick layer.

Crackle nail polish is different from other nail polish mainly because it dries differently. This is because ethanol is added to the polish which makes it dry quick and uneven. So, as it dries rapidly and unevenly, the nail polish applied on nail shrinks giving the appearance of cracks and revealing the base color underneath.

Colorbar Pro crackle top coat dries completely within 3-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the coat applied. I like to apply a clear nail polish over the crackled effect as it dries matte. It lasts 4-5 days before chipping.

One word of caution though, avoid doing multiple coats of this polish, and if you feel the coat is not thick enough to your liking, apply another coat really fast before the crackle effect of previous coat starts to show.

colorbar crackle

 

I have applied a thicker coat of this polish that is why the cracks are wide.

Notice the different shatter design on each finger.

 

colorbar pro crackle nail polish

 

colorbar crackle nail polish

 

crackle nail art india

 

Overall, I love this nailpolish. Colorbar Pro crackle top coat dries quick, gives a good crackle effect and wears well. Easy peasy, effortless and fun nail art in no time. Dries into matte finish which can be made glossier by adding a top coat of clear nail polish. However, it is a bit pricey.

xoxo

Blossom