Sunday, 28 August 2016

Nykaa Matte Nail Lacquer Pink Meringue & Black Cherry Pie : Review, Price & Swatches

Hi Angels,

Hope you all are enjoying weekend & I'm busy with my Sunday manicure :P. So today's post is about matte nails from the brand My Nykaa's newly launch matte collection. Read on to find out more & enjoy the pics :)..

Price : Rs 199/-

Quantity : 9 ml

Available : Nykaa

Packaging : My Nykaa matte nail paints comes in square bottle packaging with long handle which is really easy & comfortable to hold, gives the precise application. The body is matte in texture with Nykaa imprint on it. It comes with thick flat brush applicator which makes it convenient to spread the polish evenly. These nail paints are to be taken care of while travelling, they can lead to breakage if not packed properly, otherwise they're good!

Read More: Avene Very High Protection Emulsion SPF 50+ : Review, Price & Swatch

My Nykaa New Matte Shades Launch :

White Chocolate
Almond Crumble
S'Mores Milkshake
Pink Meringue
Cool Blue Granita
Blueberry Frosting
Lavender Panna
Matcha Tiramisu
Black Cherry Pie
Squid Ink Mousse
Black Sesame Pudding

What Brand Says: The Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Collection is Five Free means free from chemicals like toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor. It is not tested on animals (just on our team!) and contains no animal-derived ingredients.

Out of 12 shades I picked up two - Pink Meringue & Black Cherry Pie. I really liked how they've named them like chocolate, frosting, milkshakes, pie etc..

Texture & Consistency 

Pink Meringue : This is such a beautiful baby pink shade. It is the light shade which streaks on while application, though it's opaque but single coat is not enough to get that perfect finish. It has really thick consistency but one has to be really quick with the application because it dries fast (within seconds) into matte texture which makes it difficult to take off the streaky lines once set, further it takes 3-4 mins to completely dry in matte form. See swatches below:

Black Cherry Pie : This is named as black cherry but it is dark deep maroon shade which is extremely gorgeous for upcoming fall season. It has really thin consistency which spreads easily without streaking your nails, though it's opaque but I love to apply two coats to get that superb matte finish. Impressive! I think dark shades won't streak as compare to lighter ones. Check out swatches below:

Staying Power : Talking about the staying power, regular Nykaa nails paints range have stayed on quite well for more than a week, these matte collection stays well for the entire week and finish is super classy I must say!

Final Verdict : The 12 newly launch Nykaa Matte Collection have light to darker shades for upcoming fall season 2016. These have very impressive matte texture, I've become a fan of such splendid matte nail paints. One has to be really quick with the application in order to avoid streaky lines because it sets very fast. If you're on budget & want to try nail paints that have completely matte feel then you should try at least one shade from this range. Highly Recommended!

GC Rating : 4.7/5

Hope you found this article useful!
Have you tried Nykaa New Matte Collection range! Tell me what are your picks in the comment section below!

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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Avene Very High Protection Emulsion SPF 50+ : Review, Price & Swatch

Hey girls,

Today's post is all about Sunscreen. It's a myth that you couldn't apply sunscreen after sunset, sunscreen should be taken off before going to bed. You should apply sunscreen even if you're indoors, especially in kitchen. Yes! you read it right kitchen because there is maximum heat while cooking which can lead your skin to dullness. In this post I'm going to talk about Avene Emulsion SPF 50+ Sunscreen basically for oily skin. So grab a cup of coffee & read on to find out more :

Price : Rs. 1375/- before it was Rs. 1250/-

Quantity : 50 ml

Product Specification : It is hypoallergenic, non-comedogene, water resistant & paraben free. It is suitable for normal to combination skin, contains broad UVB & UVA protection with SPF 50+.

Read More : Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel For Sensitive Skin: Review

Packaging : Avene Very High Protection SPF 50+ Emulsion comes in sturdy tube type packaging with airless pump dispenser, which is very easy to use & spread out the product as much required, no mess at all.  The cap locks up effortlessly which makes it travel friendly too. Impressive!

My take on the product:

As I told you earlier sunscreens are very important whether you're indoor or outdoor. What if your sunscreen is waterproof & sweat-proof, it is indeed!

Texture of this sunscreen is a thick white cream which is really emollient, absorbs easily without making skin greasy or oily, within seconds it assumes matte finish. It stays on pretty well because of its water resistant feature. I use to sweat like hell & applying any sort of cream-sunscreen doesn't makes sense but this sunscreen has change my views. My skin feels more radiant, no white cast as mostly sunscreen would do. Even though I sweat it doesn't comes off on rubbing or blotting for next few hrs. After 5-6 hrs my skin feels little shiny, no issue it can easily be solve using blotting paper. I'm really impressed with the texture & consistency. It doesn't break me out not even once. This sunscreen is boon for oily skin people, can be use throughout  the year. It comes in other variant too for dry skin people.

The only thing I didn't like is the fragrance, it has flowery kinda smell which is little weird but gone away after sometime.

Read more : Stay Quirky August Edition French Manicure Nail Polish : Review, Price & Swatches

Now talking about the price & quantity, it is really a high end brand. At this price tag you get only 50 ml product, which fairly last you for more than 2-3 months because two-three pumps are required to cover entire face & neck. I don't mind splurging in when you get such a prominent & remarkable product.

Final Verdict : Avene Very High Protection SPF 50+ Emulsion is formulated for oily skin beauties, which is paraben free, hypoallergenique & non-comedogene, means suitable for acne prone skin too. It doesn't break me out neither form any whitish cast. Above all it is waterproof & sweat-proof, which is a blessing! I highly recommend this!

G.C Rating : 4.8/5 (.2 deduct for fragrance otherwise it's superb)

P.s : This post was much awaited for review but due to my personal commitments I couldn't do it earlier. Better late than never!

Hope you found this article useful!
Have you tried Avene Sunscreen Emulsion! Do share your comments below!

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Stay Quirky August Edition French Manicure Nail Polish : Review, Price & Swatches

Hi girls,

Hope you all are doing well! Today I'm going to talk about Stay Quirky nail polish August edition french manicure kit review! I subscribed to this on Instagram few days back. What intrigued me to subscribe this box is the launch of 3 exclusive manicure tip nail paints, base coat, gel finish top coat, free goodie ( stay quirky nail polish remover ) and the most importantly personalisation on the bottles caps with your name etched on it, isn't it sounds interesting. Read on to find out nitty gritty of the box:

Price : Rs 500/-

Quantity : 6 ml

Subscription box includes : 3 exclusive manicure tip nail polish, Base coat, Gel finish top coat & free goodie -Stay quirky nail polish remover.

My take on the product :

I came to know about this brand last year through Instagram, very glad to try out there huge variety of nail paints. Coming to this box, I'm super impressed with these. When I came to know about august subscription box without any second thought I placed my order. I'm pleased with it!

Three of the tip manicure nail polish have been etched with my blog name - GlamChica, the gel finish top coat & base coat have been etched with my name- Aashima. I found this process is so cute & elegant!

Talking about the staying power, they stays fairly long more than a week without any chirping ( saying this based on my past experience with other shades of this brand ), will update you if any chirpiness I found in between.

 Now let me show you all the 3 exclusive tip shade- french manicure nail art :

Shade #1 - Yellow :
This is the shade I've tried for the first time & I love this so much, opaque in a single coat but my preference is to apply double coat to get that finish. Enjoy the pics below:

Shade #2 - White : This is the typical white french manicure nails, my all time favourite!

Shade #3 - Baby Pink : This is the another new shade I've tried, Pink :). It is slightly sheer in consistency but two coats gives you opaque finish. See the pics below:

The Stay Quirky nail polish base coat & gel top coat has equally impressed me. You could see very less difference between white & baby pink in the pictures but in person it is easily noticeable.

Final Verdict : I would definitely recommend you to try out Stay Quirky exclusively launched french manicure kit. They are outstandingly admirable nail polish, budgeted & have matchless variety of other shades, exclusively available on . Thrilled by there performance, highly recommend to all the nail lovers.  Go grab your shades soon before they get out of stock!

GC Rating : 5/5

P.s : I quite liked there nail remover too, hasn't arid my cuticles, contains vitamin E. 

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Do share your comments below what you think of this French Manicure Set!

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Budget Thursday : Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipstick Red Coat Review, Price & Swatches

Hi everyone,

Today I am here starting a new series of budget beauty products for beginners, so stop here by every Thursday to know more what are my favourites picks for you!

In this post I'm going to talk about affordable red lipstick for beginners & for those who are on budget. I picked up Lakme 9 to 5 matte lip shade Red Coat.  Read on to find out nitty gritty:

Price : Rs. 450/-

Availability : Flipkart, Nykaa, Amazon, Purplle

Packaging : Lakme 9 to 5 matte lipstick comes in rose gold metal packaging with brand name etched on it, beautiful! It locks up completely which makes this a travel friendly.

Shade : This range consist of exquisite shade from deep red, plums. brown, nudes & pinks. I picked up Red Coat which is lovely & alluring shade of red, looks radiant on fair to medium skin tones.

Texture & Staying Power :

Lakme 9 to 5 matte lipsticks are matte in texture, smoothly glides on lips without tugging at all. I don't even use any lip balm underneath. I am very impressed with the texture at this price, it felt so light weight on lips like you haven't applied anything. When you apply this with lip brush, application is just perfect. It doesn't settle into fine lines but I advise you to prep your lips beforehand to get perfect matte red lip pout!

Talking about staying power, its stays pretty good for 4-5 hrs with little bit snacking in between. I don't mind touch ups :P. At this price tag these are steal & this is the best budget red matte lipstick.

Some bloggers says it is a dupe of Mac Ruby woo, I can't compare it because I don't own Mac one. If it is so, am glad to have mac dupe. See swatch below.

Final Verdict : I highly recommend this particular shade Red coat if you're beginner & want to try out budget matte red lipstick.

GC Rating : 5/5 

 Hope you find this budget series helpful, do share your comments below!

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