Thursday, 23 March 2017

Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465

 
Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465
 
   A famous quote says 'Life is too short for boring nails' and why wouldn't it be, especially when a simple nail enamel can add a vibrant color to our everyday wardrobe, taking up the style quotient of our finished look by a few notches to say the least. To accomplish the same, I recently tried the LYN (Live Your Now) Nail Enamels in a couple of shades, and am sharing a detailed review of one of my favorite shades, 'Didya Vinka At Me #465' below.

Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465

   Product Claims: The Live Your Now team has worked closely with an expert formulator based in France to create a revolutionary HIGH DEFINITION nail lacquer that promises to give you nothing less than pure color perfection. These lacquers have been formulated with pigments that reveal their true brightness and vividness for ultimate wear. LYN salon quality nail lacquers glide on like satin, dry fast and are available in 100 gorgeous shades!

   Price: Rs. 350/-
   Volume: 12 ml.
   Shelf Life: 36 months.
   Directions: Shake well before use. Apply 2 coats.
  
Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465

   The LYN Nail Enamels come packaged as cubical see through glass bottles having a black colored screw cap with the brand name embossed on top of it. The enamel bottle is super elegant and luxurious to look at. It is printed with the brand name on its front side; whereas its manufacturing details including shelf life, customer care details, cost, directions for use and net volume are printed on the back side. The shade name and number can be found on stickers stuck on side of the screw cap (along with the batch no.) and at the bottom of the container bottle (along with the manufacturing date). This sturdy bottle is provided with a thin, soft and pliable brush for easy application.
   The LYN variant Didya Vinka At Me #465 is an in your face, hot pink shade.
   The formula of the LYN nail enamel is just perfect, neither runny on the nails nor clumpy. The enamel dries quickly when applied and does not lead to streaking. Even a single coat gives near opaque color but two coats are necessary for complete opacity. The enamel gives a glossy, smooth and shiny finish to the nails. Removing the LYN enamels too, is an easy task - They come off easily with use of enamel remover and do not cause staining of the nail with residual color. The best thing about these enamels is the diversity of shades and effects they come in, i.e over 100 different variants, making sure that they have something to offer to women of differing tastes and styles.
   The LYN nail enamels are available widely through online shopping sites and at Juice salons across the country, their only negative being, at Rs. 350/- a bottle, their high cost.
 
Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465

   Pros:
- Packaged in sturdy, elegant and travel friendly glass bottles with screw caps.
- Provided with a good, pliable applicator brush for easy and smooth application.
- Good consistency, neither too runny nor clumpy.
- Quick dry formula.
- Formula does not streak on application.
- Two coats give an opaque finish.
- Provides a glossy, shiny and smooth finish to nails.
- Enamel can be gotten rid off easily with a nail enamel remover.
- Formula does not stain the nails.
- Available in wide range of colors and effects.
- Easily available on online retail sites and Juice salons across the nation.

   Cons:
- Price is expensive when compared to other enamels available in the market. 

Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465

   Verdict: 4.5/5. A product which ticks so many points on the pros section, has definitely got to be a keeper which these enamels undoubtedly are, their only negative being their high price.
 
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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Product Review - The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop - Berry

 
Product Review - The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop - Berry

   The one skincare mantra that I religiously follow during winters is to Moisturise! Moisturise! Moisturise! be it for my skin or for lips. So for this winter I chose the The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop in Berry variant as my buddy to protect, nurture and pamper my lips. Do give this review a read to find out if it was a wise decision to do so.
 
   Product Claims: Soft, luscious, moisturized lips are what our Berry Lip-pop provides. An all natural formula, it protects and softens lips. Apply directly to your lips as often as required.

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   Price: Rs. 295/-
   Volume: 5 ml.
   Shelf Life: 24 months.
   Ingredients: Each 100 g contains -
Shea Butter 2 %, Mango Butter, 2 % Castor Oil 5 %, Vitamin E 0.5, Kokum Butter 4 %
Balm base, Natural Flavoring and Food Grade colors (FD & C) Q.S.

Product Review - The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop - Berry

   The The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop comes packaged in form of a white cylindrical bullet container and is provided with a matching cap. The bullet can be twisted to protract or retract the lip balm. The container has a pink sticker stuck on it which is printed with all the pertinent information regarding the product such as the name of the brand, the product as well as the variant of the same. It also has mention of the product claims, ingredients, manufacturing details including packaging and expiry dates, volume provided, price and contact information for addressal of queries. It looks simple and has a compact, sturdy and travel friendly packaging.
   The lip balm possesses a mild, pleasant scent of berries. It is non-tinted, i.e transparent making it suitable for women as well as men, though at the same time having the downside of inability to hide the pigmentation of lips. The balm formula is smooth in texture and buttery in consistency, which makes it glide easily across the lips. It feels light on the lips, providing them with a subtle glossy finish. It moisturizes the lips and prevents as well as treats chapping. It withstands sips of liquids without getting wiped off but needs definite reapplication after intake of solid meals. That being said it provides no additional protection from sun damage and the formula melts in hot weather conditions. It is pretty hygienic to use due to its stick form. Also this 100 % vegan, cruelty free lip balm is available in many variants to suit everyone's preferences.
   The The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop is available quite widely across most online retail sites, though their price may sting pockets due to a marginally higher cost!

Product Review - The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop - Berry
 
   Pros:
- Simple, compact and travel friendly packaging.
- Possesses a mild, pleasant scent of berries.
- Non-tinted, making it possible for men to use it as well.
- Glides easily on the lips.
- Soft, buttery consistency of the formula.
- Provides a subtle glossy finish.
- Feels light on lips.
- Moisturizes the lips well.
- Prevents as well as treats chapping of lips.
- Doesn't get wiped off by intake of liquids. 
- Hygienic to use.
- Available in different scented varieties.
- 100 % natural, organic vegan ingredients used.
- Cruelty free product.
- Easily available across the country.

   Cons:
- Does not hide pigmentation of lips.
- Needs reapplication after solid meals.
- Does not provide SPF protection.
- Melts in hot weather conditions.
- A bit pricey compared to other lip balms.
 
Product Review - The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop - Berry
 
   Verdict: 4.25/5. Despite downfalls like a higher price, need for reapplication after meals and softening of the formula in hot weather conditions, the The Nature's Co. Foressense Lip Pops are definitely worth giving a try!

Friday, 13 January 2017

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red



Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

   Audrey Hepburn said, "There is a shade of red for every woman", and in my opinion very rightly so. In my search for the same, I came across the Starlet Red shade of Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte lip tints which were first introduced in the market during the 2015 Winter - Fall edition of the Lakme Fashion Week. Do give the review below a read to know if it fits the bill of "My shade of red".

   Product Claims: It’s time for the backstage trend to take centre stage as Lakme introduces its very own playful take on lip tints.
   Say hello to Lakme Absolute Lip Pout - a chubby lip color crayon that gives you a luscious tint with a scintillating matte finish. Available in 6 classic matte colors, Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts is retractable by design (no need for a sharpener) and is your go-to lip tint for that effortlessly vibrant and playful look.

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

   Price: Rs. 650/-
   Volume: 3.5 g.
   Shelf Life: 30 months.
   Directions:
- Pull out the cap.
- Start applying from the centre of your upper lip.
- Work from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth.
- Glide across the entire bottom lip.
Ingredients: Not mentioned.

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

   The Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte comes packed in a black cardboard box printed on which are - The name of the brand, the product and the shade. Also mentioned are the manufacturing details, net weight, price and dates of manufacturing and expiry, a brief description of the lip tint and contact details for voicing of queries and feedback. The lip tint comes packaged like a cylindrical crayon. The body of the lip tint has a color similar to its shade and is provided with a silver colored cap. It has the name of the brand and the product mentioned on its side while the shade name, net weight and manufacturing and expiry dates are mentioned on its bottom. The bottom part of the bullet can be twisted to protract and retract the lip tint. Its simple packaging looks super cute, attractive and is very compact and travel friendly.
   Starlet Red is basically the color - Scarlet, a bright red shade having hint of orange hue in it.
   The lip tint formula has a mild scent to it which is pleasant to the olfactory receptors. Its packaging in form of a slender crayon like bullet container and uniform texture which glides over the lips, helps in easy application. It has a nice pigmentation, providing maximum color payoff with just two to three swipes, giving good coverage even to dark/unevenly pigmented lips. It provides the lips with a matte finish. The lip tint doesn't really smudge or bleed but isn't transfer proof. It stays on for more than 8 hours with light snacking, though doesn't survive a heavy meal. While it fades from the centre, the tint on the peripheral part stays put, requiring a touchup. On fading, the formula leaves a subtle pinkish tint on the lips, without settling into lines. Also, the formula is resistant to melting in hot weather conditions on storage and is available in six smashing shades containing two shades each of reds, oranges and pinks. Negative point about these is the fact that they dry out the lips a bit and also their ingredient list is not mentioned anywhere on the lip tint or on the Lakme website.
   Though the price of Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte may seem on a bit higher side, it is still pretty decent considering the amount of the lip tint provided in a single pack and is available quite easily across the nation via both online shopping portals as well as retail stores.

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

   Pros:
- Simple, attractive, compact and travel friendly packaging.
- Mildly scented with pleasant fragrance.
- Packaging and formulation of the lip tint makes for easy application.
- The formula glides over the lips.
- Two - three swipes gives good color payoff.
- Works well on pigmented lips.
- Provides a subtle matte finish.
- It doesn't smudge or bleed from the lips.
- The tint stays put easily for more than 8 hours.
- Doesn't require frequent touchups.
- Leaves a subtle tint on fading.
- Does not settle into lines.
- The formula does not melt in hot weather conditions.
- Available in six bright shades.
- Price is optimal considering the quantity provided.
- Easily available across the nation.

   Cons:
- It isn't transfer proof.
- A bit drying on lips.
- The list of ingredients isn't mentioned.

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

   Verdict: 4.5/5. Despite these lip tints not being transfer proof; the long staying power of the Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte, brilliant color payoff and their availability in variety of trendy shades, make them more than worth a try!