Showing posts with label Lakme Nail polish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lakme Nail polish. Show all posts

Monday, 10 September 2012

Sponging Nail Art: Using Lakme: Autumn Trend

Whew! For some strange reason google blocked my account yesterday! :O
Yes that can happen. I am not sure why but I had looged in using my hubby's pc and logged out. Again after half an hour I logged in using my pc and I got error saying my account is blocked due to some unusual activity. My only guess is google probably registered a change in IP address. So it blocked my account. Google please note that I log using whatever is at hand. My pc, His pc, My cell, His cell(s), mom's pc when I visit her..its a long list.  Please do not keep blocking for this. I had a mini heart attack yesterday when I couldnt see my blog.

*rant over* Coming on todays mani..

Sometimes I get these sudden strong urges to do sponging. And then I keep thinking about it all day and realize I just have to do it to get it out of my mind. 

I decided to use an unused polish I had. Lakme Crimson Fire from the fast and fabulous range.
Its a true blue red. to read my review of these Fast and Fabulous polishes click here.

I sponged using Lakme Fast and Fabulous' Popping Pink at the nail base and OPI's Funkey Dunkey at the tips. Now Popping pink blendsreally nicely into Crimson Fire. If you look closely you can see a distinct pink hue at the nail base but its very difficult to make out where it starts and where it ends.
Applied SV for top coat. 
Stamped it using: A Miss Claire Gold Polish
Stamping Plate: XL K

SV bubbled a bit :-/ But overall it was a very pleasant mani.
Instantly brightens up your hand. 

If possible do leave a comment on how you like this. I know its not possible to comment on every blog you follow and every post you see. Maybe you could make my day today :)

Have a good week ahead!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Pink Zebra + Lakme Nail Polish Purple Fix

How was ur week so far?
Mine wasnt I had a bit of throat infection..though I m much better now and travelling outta town tomorrow for some days. 

On my nails today I got Purple Fix from Lakme's Fast & Fabulous range. This is a nice bright purple shade..has micro blue shimmer.
I was very hopeful as the bottle looked duo-chrome, but it a'int. Dries fast in a little above 5 mins, 2 coats: Opaque. Stayed for 3 days without chipping.

Stamped with the thick zebra design on OB 8 Image plate

Base: Lakme Fast and Fabulous Purple Fix
Stamping Plate: OB8
Stamping Polish: Sandy-Matt kinda finish..unbranded from my trip to Hong Kong
I am amazed at how well these polishes stamp

Off to work! Have a good week ahead!

Dont forget to participate in my INTERNATIONAL Giveaway : here

*Polish sent by brand for review. Opinion is mine.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Lakmé Flaming Orange + Indian Nail Art

Lakmé Fashion Week Summer Resort 2012 saw the launch of the latest from the house of Lakmé, the
Lakmé Absolute Fast & Fabulous collection
30 fashion forward nail colours that speed dry in 40 seconds and with a unique flat brush that glides effortlessly over the nails and gives an immaculate finish in one stroke!

I was sent a bunch of polishes by the company for review.

 I picked Flaming Orange first as I havent done an Orange mani in a long time..hmmmm
maybe never. Here's a swatch. (2 coats)

This shade: Flaming Orange is a really bright orange with creme finish, but stops short of going neon.
As per Lakmé: One coat of these polishes set dry in 40 secs..Me: True that!
Unique flat brush covers full nail in one stroke... Me: Not necessarily
One coat dries fairly fast and I was impressed by that. However it takes 2 coats for an even opaque base and I found that it takes a bit longer for the 2nd coat to dry..say avg 5 mins. But thats still much better compared to most other Indian NPs. And in a humid climate like Mumbai, it did well.
The brushes are much wider and thicker than the average Indian polishes and better compared to Lakmè other range and older polishes (more like OPI), but I still find the bristles rough and streaky. If you are not careful and generous with the 2nd coat, it can drag down your first coat.
It lasted 4 days on me with a bit of tip wear at the end of 4th day.

Lakmé launched 30 shades in total: but I've never seen any shop stock all 30 together. However I have seen most and they are mostly cremes and a few are micro shimmer polishes.

Price: Rs.199/- for 10 ml (was Rs.175/- up until recently) :-/

Lakmé has changed the design for this new range..the bottles look chunky with a boxy silver cap.
Now thats a fresh change compared the previous small square-round bottles they have.

For my mani I used:
 Base: Lakmé Flaming Orange
Stamping Colour: Konad white
Stamping Plate: M64, Accent: M71 + black rhinestone
The paisley stamp gives this mani such an indiany look. I need more of these stamps.

Have you tried this Fast and Fabulous range from Lakmè??
Do tell me how you like them? Anybody used the yellow yet?

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Layering: Inglot 924 + Kleancolor Chunky Holo Scarlett

Yessss! we are almost through with this weeeeek! 
Thats the feeling I get after wednesday is over :D (or I keep thnking that till I feel na?)

Anywho! Today on my nails is Inglot's nail enamel 924.
This 924 is a true blue red. A proper all sense of the name...RED.

This is 2 coats of 924..smooth creme and glossy. Dries quickly too.

Kleancolor Chunky holo scarlett
Then I layered it with Kleancolor Chunky Holo Scarlett and I call this "Homemade Ruby Pumps" :D

Stamped with XL F in Lakme Color Crush 01 (Gold)
This combo is quite suitable at Indian weddings too.

Closeup of the party on my nails!!!

I love love love Kleancolor Chunky Holo Scarlet. It has duochrome small hex glitters that change from deep red to bright orange. 

I think my camera got a bit too excited and made this very bright..But I loved the pic so I didnt change brightness/contrast on this pic..left it as it is.

I usually don't layer much..but I did this time and I totally loved the effect.
Did you?