Thursday, 25 September 2014

NYX Advance Salon formula Nail Polish in English Rose

Hey everyone,

Today I will be reviewing my first NYX product on this blog - NYX Advance Salon formula nail polish in English Rose.

I am a big fan of nailpaints and my makeup shopping list always include hoarding on the nailpaints. Plus I love to try different brands. The only hiccup is that somehow I cannot bring myself to buy anything new apart from reds, pinks and oranges . Sometimes I choose nude or metallic colors too, but still there is a while lot of variety out there to choose and hoard :P.

This time I tried NYX . This is the first time I bought their Nail paint otherwise all I have heard about NYX is their famous blushes and eye makeup range. NYX has 144 colors in their Advance Salon Formula nailpaint range. 144 !!!! Can u believe that . How can one possibly make a choice in such a huge variety of color range. I mean you are spoilt for choices. And that's what love and absolutely adore about NYX everytime. Unlimited choices for everything. In my case I bought the first shade on display at . The shade is English Rose and of course a one belonging to a pink family.

What does NYX says about the product 

One coat of this pro favourite polish is all it takes to transform your hands from ho-hum to haute stuff. With so many brilliant, on trend colors and 10 nail treatments, out salon formula system makes it easy to get sexy, salon quality manis and pedis without ever leaving home

My take on the product 

The nailpaint comes in a square shape transparent glass bottle with little tapering at the end and little detailing on the top of the black cap which makes it quite stylish and diffemt from the standard packaging of the nailpaints. The packaging is cool, trendy and travel friendly. The brush is wide and fanned and gives a smooth streak free  application.

The English Rose color is a bright pink color and looks really nice . It brightens the nails and gives a glossy finish . The two strokes and you are done with the opaque finish of the bright pink color. However though the formula on initial application is quite salon like , the glossiness fades after 8-10 hours and you are left with the matte color on the nails. The staying power is at par with the average range i.e. the color stays on for 2-3 days without chipping . These nailpaints are available for Rs. 350/- on Nykaa ,Amazon and other Online sites in India and for $4. 00 in other places. I could see them selling at discount at $ 3.50 on CherryCulture and other online sites. Price wise they are nothing compared to Maybelline but in the same range as compared to all other brands. 

The plus Side of the NYX Advance Salon Formula range is the astonishing variety of 144 colors where you can pick absolutely any shade you can think of and any shade you are not getting in any other brand . The downside is the early fading of glossy sheen. Otherwise I found the formula reasonably good. 

My rating for the product : 4/5

So have you guys tried Nail paints from NYX. Which is your favorite nailpaint brand ? Would love to hear all about it. Till then,


Monday, 15 September 2014

Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss in Pink Watermelon

Hey all the beautiful ones,

I love Lip glosses anytime more then the Lipsticks and lip balms and lip tints. Rather on all the latter ones, I prefer applying a coat of lip gloss since the glosses always give the lips that extra oomph factor.

Today I will be reviewing one of my favourite lip gloss in pink shade - Avon Ultra Glazewear in Pink Watermelon.

Avon has launched these shades in 48 variants but sadly in India they are not available online anywhere (maybe 1 or 2 shade here or there ) . It seems that Avon products could only be bought through their representatives. On can contact their representatives through this link Click Here. These lip glosses are available in India at Rs. 469/- and outside at $8.

The shade which I am going to review through this post is Pink Watermelon.

What does Avon says about the product 

Glazewear Lip Gloss is now better then ever ! With 23 new brilliant color - true colors in 3 fabulous finishes , designed for every skin tone , you're bound to find the one for you ! With true color technology , the rich color you see is the same color you get on your lips. Glide on a burst of brilliant shine , drenched in rich color. Lip nourishing formula moisturises  for an ultrasoft feel. 

My take on the product 

I got Avon Ultra Glazewear lip glosses in two shades - Pink Watermelon and Rich Raspberry. I bought these ones in the blog sale held by Shalini on her blog I will be reviewing the shade pink watermelon today. 

The shades comes in a sleek transparent packaging ( typical lip glossish types) with a black cap. The transparent packaging makes it convineient to identify the shade. The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly. 

The gloss when swatch looks like a bright pink but on application has a sheer texture and a natural pink color. And though  it's shimmery , the shimmer particles just makes the shade glossier and dosent look OTT. The shade is lovely and really brightens the face. The gloss comes with a doe applicator which makes it apply evenly on the lips and gives a perfect pout to the lips. The texture is amazing and it gives such a nice shine to the lips. Though sheer , I am of the opinion that it may bring out the color even on the pigmented lips. Plus it can be easily combined with any of the pink color lipstick or lip balm. 

The gloss is not sticky and stays for 3-4 hours . However though it may survive light snacks , it definitely washes after having a full meal. 

The only downside I could see with this product is its difficult availability as one has to order it through Avon representatives and it's not available anywhere online ( atleast I couldn't find it ).

Overall I love this gloss for it's color , texture and glossy shimmer particles. It's my favourite in the pink category. I have also got Rich Raspberry in this range which is a sexy red shade. Will be reviewing it soon.

This is how it looks on me in person. For the look, I am just wearing Buorjois CC cream ( shade 34 Bronze) and Chambor Dazzle Transferproof smooth eye pencil in black. 

My rating for this product is: 4.5/5

So have you tried any of the glosses from this range ? Which is your favourite Avon product ? Plus if you know any alternative method of purchasing Avon products , do tell me . 

Till then , 

Loads of love