Sunday, 26 January 2014

Abstract texture


I finally managed to use something that I had bought last year.

This is my first texture paint that I bought from a friends blog sale. Must say I have fallen for the trend!!! And how!! Now I need more. So who is up for a trip from US to India ?? :D
The base is chg Toe-tally textured.
Two coats. Dries fast but need to let the first coat dry. 
Stamped with Fun 2 from Fab Ur Nails using opi funky dunkey
Added a little color to accent using acrylics. 

I was quite skeptical how stamping would look over textures but it's quite cool. How did u like this mani??

Hope u r having a good year so far. Mine is going well. So far. Some near dear friends had come to town after ages and the whole lot of us got together on quite a few occasions and had a thoroughly good time. They've just left back for US and are being missed already.
My friend was nice enough to carry my new BM cyo plates for me. Yay! 

See ya soon!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Simple Mani : Glitter topper

Couple of days back I attended the first ever Nailathon organised in Mumbai. It was good fun, got to meet up a couple if other bloggers. Irony of life is I couldn't manage to do any sort of nail art to a nailathon so I went with bare nails. However to get sadness of that I promptly came back and did something on my nails.

Jessica was one if the sponsors and gave us a mini nail polish bottle on entering the place. I got this purple shade but there was no name or number on it. 
Topped it with a glitter topper found at a local store for rs.60/-. (Beat that!) It has matte mint green and white hexes with sparse white bars.

(Pic before clean up. Pls ignore the flooded cuticles.. I was afraid I'd mess up so I hurriedly took pics)

Overall a fun day we had!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Polish

Part of my blog title says "And Things"which means though I looove nail art and polish..I would also like to review from time to time things that catch my fancy. Like I did the post on dupes of Naked palette in Inglot shades.
So here I am with another one of those things!
Lip Polish u say? anything with the word "polish" is definitely getting my attention!
Maybelline recently launched their new range of Colorsensational Lip Polish here in India also known as Color Elixir Liquid Lip Balm in US. I am still sold on lip polish.

The brand claims: It's the ultimate lip potion and has multiple benefits. Like the Maybelline New York Girl who has it all, this Lip Polish has it all too! It has the Shine of a Lip Gloss, Color of a Lip Stick and takes care of the lips like a Lip Balm. 


  • 1.Potent Color Extracts: Pure saturated color pigments that provide deep intense color like a lipstick.
  • 2.Concentrated Liquid Balm: Moisturizing Liquid Conditioning Balm gets the lips ready for Intensely Rich color. Gives a soft Cushiony feel & care to the lips.
  • 3.Glossy Shine Serum: Built-in glossy top-coat, that makes lips look fuller & more luscious.
  • Specially designed Leaf-shaped applicator which makes application quick & precise.

Now whats interesting upfront is the packaging. It looks like a shiny lipstick with a transparent cover but it isnt! Its a liquid gloss-like consistency with a doe foot applicator. The applicator itself is nice and can decently help to shape the lip line too. Its always an added benefit if the shade can be seen from outside of the packagaing.

What impresses me most is the long stay power and the moisturizing part of these. Non sticky, really moisturizing and weightless feel on my lips has made me use this 3 times in a short span of 5 days. And that is saying something coz it has surpassed my fav lip product; the revlon lip butters!! 

They are super comfortable on the lips like a balm, shiny like a gloss, and they're pigmented like a lipstick. They are slightly sheer but 2 swipes makes this shade opaque. It has a slight odd smell..but nothing too powerful or artificial.

 In Shade

In Sunlight

This shade lasted my lips for about 6 hours without a meal..and about 4 hours with a meal in between..and this shade leaves behind a strong tint like dark pinkish hue. I am definitely going to check out the other shades in this range. Need a fuchsia pink and a deep red shade in my stash.
What more can u ask? Price? Rs.450/- for 5ml..which is really quite decent!! They come in 15 shades. You can see more shades here

Only thing I can complain is why Maybelline no give names to shades as they did in US? Its difficult to remember these with numbers. These are one of the best launches from maybelline: its a lipstick, lip balm and lip gloss all packed in one!!

*sample provided for review by PR but its an honest unbiased opinion.

Press Release: L'Oréal Paris launches Kajal Magique

Line your eyes with a stroke of sheer magic
L'Oréal Paris launches Kajal Magique – the first ever Kajal from the brand

You can speak volumes with your eyes and the best way to highlight them is with the ever-favorite kajal. L'Oréal Paris, the world’s #1 beauty brand launches Kajal Magique, its first ever Kajal in India. L'Oréal Paris as a brand is known to create products that match the needs of the contemporary Indian women, and this kajal is the perfect tool to craft gorgeous eye looks. So go bold, smoky, or let creativity take over your eyes.
L'Oréal Paris Kajal Magique is supremely black and doubles up as a darker-than-night eyeliner. It is powered with a new generation formula and mineral pigments for a deep intense color payoff. Along with providing a great finish, it is also enriched with ingredients like Vitamin E, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil Esters and Vitamin C Derivative, which provide extraordinary care and a soothing feeling to the eyes. Since it is ophthalmologically tested, it is safe and suitable for contact lens wearers. Designed to last for up to 12 hours, Kajal Magique is smudge proof, waterproof and non-transferable.
The product is priced at Rs. 245 and is available across all L'Oréal Paris boutiques and counters

About L'Oréal Paris:
Present in more than 120 countries, L'Oréal Paris provides accessible luxury for all those who demand excellence in beauty. A philosophy which stems from the research carried out in our laboratories and our will to make professional expertise accessible. Icons of the arts, fashion and beauty, our spokespeople are passionate and talented individuals. These women and men of all ages, looks and origins are sources of inspiration for our generation thanks to their vision, engagement and talent.  Some of the iconic & innovative products from the L’Oreal Paris portfolio available in India are Excellence Crème, Total Repair 5 haircare, Youth Code, Fall Repair, Revitalift, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Colour Riche lipsticks, Superliners and True Match foundations.

L'Oréal Paris truly believes that, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or look, "you're worth it".