Thursday, 15 November 2012

LA Colors - Caribbean Pink & Jewel Tone

Hello Readers,

I have been seeing LA Colors nail polishes on UT for quite some time and finally my wait came to an end when I order two nail polishes from them - being a pink lover I took Caribbean pink and a glittery nail polish in the shade Jewel Tone..

I have mixed feelings regarding the brand because one shade sucked and I am in total awe for the other one...

I was in no mood for regular creme nail polishes and that was when my UT box arrived.. I thought of applying the Caribbean pink that looked like a beautiful pink with gold sheen. So, I prepped my nails and started applying this one.. One coat - it was tooo sheer, went for the second, third and fourth coats. Still, it was sheer and I could see the white part of my nail... I was sooo pissed at this considering the cost of the nail paint..

I was too lazy to take it off and start over again but didn't wanna go with awful nails.. So used the other shade that I had got with one. And I was finally kinda happy with my Diwali Manicure - it went on perfectly with my beige and purple salwar :)

Cost: 225 INR on

Here are the pics:

Caribbean Pink

Jewel Tone

Jewel Tone is nothing a transparent nail polish with purple and blue glitters...

I don't have pics of Caribbean pink because I was pissed with that shade on my nails.. Have a look of my my manicure with Jewel Tone as top coat..

Do you even see a faint shade of the base color??

I applied one coat of jewel tone as the top coat, but was not 100% happy as the glitters were sparse and I wanted a crowded glittery look.. 

So went on with another coat and this is how it finally looked...

And finally, a comparison between one coat and two coats :)

Well, I was happy with the final result, but I am not sure if I'll be getting LA Colors nail paints again - May I was once again a victim of choosing a wrong shade by Online Shopping :P

May a couple of them in the future if I spot them at any store :)

Hope you liked my post, do let me know your comments and feedback.. I have my ears open !

Will meet you soon in my next post..

Adios Amigos



Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Bellisma Jewellery And Accessories - A Review !

Hello Readers,

The title says it all !

I know most of you might have an idea about where I am coming from.. Today's post is a brief review of a Facebook store Bellisma Jewellery and Accessories - by Ketakee Indap..

Online shopping has made us LAZY ! If not most of us, I would like to proudly admit that I buy most of my stuff online.. I was introduced to Ketakee's page through Facebook and I immediately fell in love with most of her products.. And her prices, they are the "silver lining"..

I had purchased a lot of products like chains, necklaces bracelet, charms, earrings and rings..

Here are a few images taken from her page :)

The chains, charms and hand made earrings !


Some necklaces:

I purchased a lot of bangles from her, but didn't click pics - distributed it to my cousins :)

And this one I saved for myself !

I got a few earrings for my niece as well.. Must say - She loved the butterflies !

 I had purchased a lot of rings from her.. And this is my flaunting time.

The nail polish worn in these pics are Beyu - shade Sugar Plum (Dark Pink) and Angel Rose Pearl (pearl pink)..

I had bought a totally 5 rings initially out of which one had broken due to some unknown reason..

Here are the rings I bought from her..

 These rings have a big crystal that never misses catching anybody's attention..

My first set of rings:

But this blue one turned out to be broken..

When I informed this to her, she replaced the ring immediately. Additionally she offered another ring of same cost totally Free!!

The two black rings, are the ones I got "Free Free Free" !!

  The rings were beautifully sent in plastic boxes that turned out into jewellery storage boxes...

Let's go to the actual review part of the post..

Here are a few points on why should you be shopping with her :

:) Very good service, you can contact Ketakee anytime through Facebook and she is literally available 24/7.. You can ping her anytime :)

:) Very good collection at affordable prices.

:) Attractive discounts

:) Signature Packing and on time delivery.

Why shouldn't you shop from Bellisma Jewellery and Accessories:

:( Haha.. There are no reasons for not shopping with her

I truly recommend Bellisma Jewellery and Accessories to all my readers..

Most of you must be knowing but you can access her page at Bellisma Jewellery and Accessories..

If I will have to rate , it will obviously be 5/5.

Will catch you all in my next post.. Take care till then.

Adios Amigos,


P.S : This is not a sponsored post nor was I asked to write this.. Its my 100% honest review.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Guest Post - Wet N Wild Fastdry 237C Gray’s Anatomy

Guest Post by Nina (Hiikkis)

I was wearing originally Essie nailpolish (Bangle Jangle) pretty (light mauve color) but I got bored after 2 days,  it is crème shade with no glitter. And I found new WnW polish on shopping trip :) So I layered it on top of Essie. So there is shimmers, various shades, It looks in sunglight violet color, darker place it is green and some lights pulls out gold tones and silver colors. . It is very interesting combo.

The pinky finger is having O.P.I.'s Metallic for life (from Nicky Minaj collection). It has true GLITTERS, that was 2 coats of it. 

I put 2 coats of WnW and it is still not quite full cover. And it is streaky as you can see in closer photo.

With closer look up you can see that this color has problems... it is streaky and in my opinion it doesn't claim fast dry consept, 2 coats took almost 45 mins to dry enough. I mean that took cellphone and asnwered and got marks from hairs in to other hand.

And I'm sorry that my camera cannot pick all of shades in this polish, tricked it to show greens in here, it is blurry becouse camera don't wanna take pictures that dark.


      It is intresting shade!

      It takes in my opinion too long to dry
      It has strong cent
      It is streaky

Would I buy it again? Yes it is so me :D You can cheer up with thin layer of this almost any nailpolish.

About the Author - Nina (Hiikkis) :

Nina is a mom of 3 wonderful kids who works from home writing for websites including makeup. She hails from Finland , a vivid nail polish lover who loves glittery and shimmery nails!!!

About Nina in her own words:

I'm obsessed with nailpolishes, I don't like creme polishes, I want my nails shimmer and glimmer and usually I like my polish to been seen long! This pictures i have short nails, I had an accident with cardoor (must put that in memo, never take seatbelts until door is fully closed) 

I do some selfemployed jobs writing/updating websites and some times makeups (-LOL

Well, Nina I must say you have super pretty nails and none can comment or complaint that they short for them being well maintained.. And I am personally loving the shade.. Nice to have known you through blogger.. Looking for many more posts from you :)



Friday, 20 July 2012

Multani Mitti Soap - DIY

Hello Girls,

It's been really a while that I have done any gyaan post/ DIY article.. I am sure all of us love pampering a skin.. I do, at the same time I am super lazy to follow a routine :P. And every girl would love DIYs.. It saves a lot of money, elevates your creativity, makes you feel like a genius, I feel like Einstein if I accomplish something successfully. lol!  I am a DIY lover and try many such one and I end up wasting products as well. I don't like this part but there are always two sides of a coin !

This post is about making your own Multani Mitti soap at home.. Multani Mitti is called "Fuller's earth" in English.. It is not new to us and we would have used it at-least once in our lifetime.. For those who still don't have any clue about it, read this wiki article :)

This is not the first time I am making a soap at home, I usually make exfoliating scrub soaps (read on for recipe). I had seen Patanjali's Ojas Multani Mitti soap in one of the blogger's haul and this idea stuck my brains.. I think I should stop blabbing and let you know the recipe :)

Things Required:
  1. Any glycerin soap ( I have used Aloe-Veda Cucumber Avocado soap, you can use pears as well).
  2. Multani Mitti - 1 tbsp
  3. Olive Oil
  4. Bowls to double boil 
  5. A setting bowl (Katori :P)


  • Melt soap in a double boiler till it melts completely. You can also melt soap in a microwave but I have been bashed by mom a million times when the soap melts and spills and the fragrance doesn't go away!

  •  Mix Olive oil to the molten soap till it becomes a homogenous mixture.

  • Add multani mitti to the mixture and mix it well. Ensure no lumps are formed. I didn't click pictures for this step as you have to be as quick as possible and transfer the contents to the setting bowl. Else you may end up in a not-so-set soap.
  •  Grease your setting bowl with olive oil and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.. You can set it in room temperature as well- but takes a little longer to set.

  •  De-mould the soap and you're done.. A fresh home made soap is all yours :)

I had cut the sides for it to be more presentable here but you can get away with coarse corners as well.. Anyways, who cares - it's your own product !

Scrub Soap::

The process of making a scrub soap is just the same  replace Multani Mitti with natural exfoliating agents like Oats, Sugar, Sea Salt etc., You can replace olive oil with any oil of your choice - i like almond and olive oil in my soap as I am not a very big fan of coconut oil. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and make this a luxury soap !

I once made a foot scrub soap i which I had to melt soap and cut some natural loofah and mould it..It makes a super duper everyday foot scrub..

It's time to bid adieu..  Hope you enjoyed reading the article just like I did writing it. Thank you for stopping by , do let me know if you found it interesting.. The comments section is just below..

Will see you all in a different post soon. Take Care..



Thursday, 19 July 2012

My first successful Konad Stamping

Hello All,

I love nail art as much as I love nail polishes.. I see a lot of bloggers stamping their nails beautifully that I wanted to try my hands on stamping.. I ordered Konad starter kit from and was very happy to get my nails stamped..

Well, I bought my kit in May and I am posting my first successful attempt now ! I failed miserably every time.. I tried and tried and tried.. With all possible nail polishes, from special ones to one-store ones to old ones.. All attempts didn't yield any successful result.. Even if I had managed to stamp one nail, I would fail on all others.. I packed my stamps and the paints and never used..

I saw a girl in bus who had stamped her nails, I think with a normal nail paint.. I thought of giving a try again.. I tried first to see if my stamp can even pick the nail polish, to my surprise it did !! I tried a multiple times and it was all good..

And I successfully managed to stamp all my nails.. Yayyy!!!

I used Lakme color crush in shade 03 for the base color, Konad special nail polish in blue and stamping plate M-77.

This is how my nails looked after being stamped :

A closer look:

And one more:

Sorry for a little blurred images, well I am hoping to post a lot of stamping art soon.. Will keep you guys posted..

See you all in my next post..




Wednesday, 18 July 2012

NYX Girls Nail Polish - NGP 162 "Frizzy Spots"

Heylo Gaaarls,

Today I would be swatching a NYX Girls nail polish that I had bought from Erica of Beautyholic - The Beauty Store..

 The shade under review today is NGP 162 - Frizzy Spots.. It's a black flakie nail polish with Silver glitter chunks, similar to Revlon's galaxy that I have been searching for a long time now...

I tried a lot to capture the name, but failed miserably because of the color of nail paint matching exactly with the color of the print :(

Well, this is how this looks on me..

I wore this on top of the Lakme Wicked Pink, check the shade here

The chunky glitters reflect multiple colors when light falls on them which makes it a perfect party wear.

And one more:

And finally, this was captured at low light in a auto-rickshaw :)

I am not sure about the actual price of this product.. I did spot a few on UT for 120 INR and a few on other online shopping sites for 250 INR.. I am still confused.. But I really don't mind spending 200 INR for this one.

I am sure this will compliment all skin tones.. And would look lovely if topped on darker nail polish shades..

Hope you liked the swatches...

Will catch you all in my next post, a nail art one..

Bye till then..



Tuesday, 17 July 2012

LA Girl - Sapphire NL 385 Review

Hello Girls,

Good news for Chennai'ites!!! May be most of you know by now and I am the late Kate to know about it.. Better late than never.. Girls, we have access to many nail polish brands like LA Girl, Sally Hansen, Orly etc.
So, international brands are not easily available at stores here, say for instance the most famous NYX , Jordana is not available here in Chennai..

The store that I am talking about is " The Glo-shop" which is located at the basement in Express Avenue... I go to EA all the time and I have no idea how I missed it.. I had informed the store lady that I am a blogger and she was kind enough to let me take the pics, but I am posting this after 1 month of my visit there..

I had bought two nail paints from LA Girl, One is metallic blue which I will be reviewing today and the other one is a purple matte.. Swatches coming soon - May be in a week ;)

Before we proceed to the review, here are a few pics of their collection

They have a wide collection, don't they ??  If you are a Chennai'te and by any chance you didn't stop by this store, do check out !!  They have other cosmetics as well but nail paints impressed me - like always..

So, here's the actual part of this post !!

The shade under review today is  NL-385 Sapphire !

It's a metallic blue color that impressed me at the very first sight so much that I was going to buy it ! Don't know why..

Here are a few swatches :

Isn't it pretty?? And yeah, I don't buy only pinks and purples.. You can expect to see a wide color range on my blog soon.. lol !

I have no clue about the pros and cons as I just swatched them ! Couldn't resist posting .. lol !

See you all in my next post..