Friday, June 24, 2016

HPB Presents Strawberry Nail Art

This month's HPB linkup them is fruits. Finally I thought I should do Strawberry Nail Art.

I have wanted to try this nail art since a long time but always kept putting it off. It is easy do to and all you need are the following:

1. Red nail polish (I used Be Mine from the FACES Love Struck Collection)
2. Green nail polish (from Oriflame)
3. Dotting tool

HPB Presents Strawberry Nail Art

The process is simple. Coat your nail with red polish completely and let it dry. Then add a heavy coat of red polish. 

When it is almost dry take a dotting tool and simple press on gently all over the polishes to create little holes. The base red polish will ensure that the places you press on with the dotting tool appear like little grooves on the strawberry fruit.

If the little dents are not very visible you can dip your dotting tool in a brown or green polish and then use it for the dotting action. It adds a bit of depth as well.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

FACES Love Struck and Cocktail Collection Review & Swatches

FACES Love Struck and Cocktail Collection Review & Swatches

FACES has launched two sets of nail polishes as complementary collections - Love Struck & Cocktail.

These collections contain 3 polishes of 6ml each. Each collection is created so that you can create easy nail art your self using the colors in the collection.


FACES Love Struck Nail Lacquer Collection

The love struck collection has the perfect colors for Valentine's day nail art. There are two cream polishes and one crelly.

FACES Love Struck and Cocktail Collection Review & Swatches
Love Struck Collection
The colors in the Love Struck collection are
1. First Date - this is a beautiful deep pink shade. It has a high gloss finish and goes opaque in two coats. 
2. Day Dream - this is pale pink crelly with hexagonal red glitter and tiny white glitter. With three coats you can use it on its own. You can also use it as a topper over other polishes with a single coat.
3. Be Mine - This is a bright red with a pink undertone, reminds me of strawberries.

FACES Love Struck Collection Swatches
FACES Love Struck Collection Swatches


FACES Love Struck Collection
FACES Love Struck Collection


I did a water marble nail art using the three polishes. Using a crelly for water marble can be quite tricky but thankfully the final result was fine.
water marble nail art using FACES Love Struck Collection
Water Marble Nail Art

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Organic Harvest Anti Tan Mask

Organic Harvest Anti Tan Mask is a mask targeted to help remove tan. The mask contains Seaweed jelly that is the core ingredient which helps remove the tan on our skin.

Organic Harvest Anti Tan Mask Review

The mask also contains olive oil to give moisturization, while Mulberry extract & Daisy flower extract enhance the skin and provide glow to the skin.

Key ingredients: Seaweed jelly, Olive oil, Vitamin C, Mulberry extract & Daisy flower extract, certified organic Xanthum gum in cream base.

The anti-tan mask comes in a small pot. It also houses a spill proof inner lid.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Unboxed: My Envy Box June 2016 And Discount Code

Summery, girly, beautiful! What other adjectives come to your mind when you hold a box this pretty!

My Envy Box June 2016 is another keepsake for me. The box is white with this lovely floral print.

Unboxed: My Envy Box June 2016 And Discount Code

Before I reveal the contents here is some good news. You can use coupon code OEWSHILPA to get 15% off - yup specially for all of you who follow the blog - go indulge!!!

Price: Rs 850 for one month subscription - you can get the box HERE.

Now let's jump straight to the contents.

  1. O3+ Aloe Derma Hydrating Gel (Price: Rs 385 for 50 ml) - the box contains a 50ml tube. This seems like a good product for summers when you need the hydration but not the greasiness of creams. It claims to soothe the skin while preventing redness that is so common in summers.
  2. Calvin Klein CK2 Vial (Price: Rs 3800 for 100ml) - love the fragrance and I'm happy to have this in my box. I know perfume vials are really tiny samples. But all the vials so far have been extremely useful for me to carry around in my purse and I quite look forward to every months new fragrance sample.

Monday, June 20, 2016

D.I.Y. Nail Polish Remover Jar

You might have seen this DIY in a lot of places. I had seen it long back but never took the time to make it. But when I finally did, I enjoyed it so much that I had to share it here.

We are going to make a DIY nail polish remover jar. A lot of these are available over the counter from Bourjois, ColorBar, and Sephora. But its fun to do it yourself!

Things you will need:
1. An empty jar - plastic with a wide mouth screw cap
2. Sponge (take one which doesn't dissolve with acetone or your polish remover)
3. Any nail polish remover

D.I.Y. Nail Polish Remover Jar
D.I.Y. Nail Polish Remover Jar - Things Required

To make sure your sponge will work, take a small piece and dip it in your polish remover. Then leave it for some time preferably in a closed container. Wet it a couple of times to make sure that you have tested it enough. The first time I made mine, the sponge actually started dissolving with the polish remover after a few hours and so I had to do it all over again!


D.I.Y. Nail Polish Remover Jar
D.I.Y. Nail Polish Remover Jar

The process is extremely easy. Take a sponge piece that is the same height as your jar. I used an old face scrub jar. The sponge was also a leftover from some packaging that I had opened. 

Now roll the sponge as shown in the picture below. You need the sponge to sit snuggly inside the jar and have a tight centre opening where you can place your finger. Tightly rolling a piece of sponge works well.

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Body Shop Colour Crush And Other Polish Swatches

This is a quick post for you guys while you wait for me to put up the pictures from my recent trip.

I have swatches of two polishes from The Body Shop - Color Crush range. The first one is a beautiful teal blue shade called Minty Amour.

I have used Maybelline Color Show Blueberry Bombshell on the accent nail on top of the Minty Amour. 

The Body Shop Colour Crush And Other Polish Swatches, Minty Amour, Blueberry Bombshell
The Body Shop Colour Crush And Other Polish Swatches

The next polish is a rich plum called Deeply In Love. The is a lovely shade for Indian skin tones and quite perfect for wedding as well.

For this one I used Pastel Dots which is a glitter topper from H&M. It has hexagonal particles in pale pink and white along with tiny circular black glitter.

The Body Shop Colour Crush And Other Polish Swatches, Deeply In Love, Pastel Dots from H&M
The Body Shop Colour Crush And Other Polish Swatches

The Body Shop Color Crush polishes are opaque and do not chip easily. These are vegan, 5-free polishes.

I haven't yet seen these in stores in India but you can find these in UK for £5.00 for 6.8 mL

Have you tried any of the color crush polishes?

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Allen Solly - Solly Sports Wimbledon Collection In Stores

Allen Solly's Solly Sports Wimbledon collection is in stores. We decided to visit the store at Connaught Place, New Delhi to bring some window shopping to your desktop!

Allen Solly - Solly Sports Wimbledon Collection In Stores, sollysportcentrecourt, playitfair

The entire store is so colourful with the pieces from the collection. We visited the menswear section and were impressed with how Solly Sport has tied in the Wimbledon theme into casual wear like never before. The colors are bright and summery while the lines and cuts are sharp. 

From t-shirts, polo necks, to the breezy summer jackets, we loved them all.

Allen Solly - Solly Sports Wimbledon Collection In Stores
Allen Solly - Solly Sports Wimbledon Collection In Stores

The collection has something for everyone. There are simple t-shirts with a Wimbledon text or a two toned design. There are polos in summery colors like coral, pale blue, and sea green for the young at heart and polos in deep dark tones for those of you who like to keep it toned down - a bit more sophisticated styling we may say! 

Monday, May 30, 2016

FACES Ultime Pro Mineral Loose Powder - Review, Swatches

FACES Ultime Pro Mineral Loose Powder - Review, Swatches
FACES Ultime Pro Mineral Loose Powder - Review, Swatches

A little round pot of joy - that is what I call this cute little product from FACES cosmetics. This is the Ultime Pro Mineral Loose Powder.

The packaging is cute, a black pot with a silver screw lid. The lid  houses the powder puff inside. The base is nice and flat so that the pot can stand upright without toppling over.

The packaging is very travel friendly.

Price: Rs 699 (7gm) available online HERE


FACES Ultime Pro Mineral Loose Powder - Review, Swatches
FACES Ultime Pro Mineral Loose Powder - Review, Swatches


The powder has a very faint fragrance that is not noticeable within seconds of application. 

Texture of the powder is extremely fine and smooth. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Do You #PlayItFair?

What does Play It Fair mean to you?

If you talk about sports, fair play is an essential requirement. With Wimbledon around the corner, fair play is ringing bells all around us. Tennis has always been a sport where men and women are paid equal prize money thus playing it fair to both.

Even in India now a lot of emphasis is being given on equal opportunities for girls and guys in all domains in life. While girls are encouraged to participate in sports, we have some great make up artists who are guys and constantly surrounded by traditional 'girly' lipsticks, foundations and what not!

To me every walk of life deserves fair play. Even fashion!

Allen Solly launched a whole collection of clothing for both men and women in keeping the theme of Wimbledon in mind. You must have read my post where I picked out a few outfits I thought were apt if you are headed out to watch the matches. If you haven't you can check out the post Dressing Up For Wimbledon.

Today I'm sharing a few instances in life, simple everyday things, where you can Play It Fair.

To me Play It Fair is synonymous to living life being fair to your friends, family, your work, and most of all to yourself.

Let's say you are out to purchase some fruit, don't haggle unnecessarily with the poor fruit seller for a few rupees when you are willing to pay four times the price at a store. This is fair play in your daily human interactions.

Headed out on a hot sunny day, dress well in keeping the weather in mind. Don't dress to please others or simply to sport the latest trend, dress for your own comfort, for your body shape - be fair to yourself!

If you have lots of clothes lying around that you haven't worn for ages, give them away. Let someone else have the privilege to own them and become a fashionista in their own world.

I recently posted a few images on Instagram and my other social media channels interpreting #PlayItFair in my own world. Here's a short video of it all in case you missed it.

video

And here is a nail art I did that you can see in the video above. I love how this came out!

Saran Wrap Nail Art With Allen Solly Logo for Wimbledon
Saran Wrap Nail Art With Allen Solly Logo for Wimbledon


Do let me know in your comments below what does #PlayItFair mean to you?

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Moroccanoil® Treatment - The Original - Review, Swatch

"She untied her hair and her bun gave way to silky shiny hair that swayed with the wind creating music of their own"

I just made that up! But, the product I'm reviewing today actually gives me hope of having such hair!

Moroccanoil Treatment - The Original - Review, Swatch
Moroccanoil Treatment - The Original - Review, Swatch

Moroccanoil® Treatment is an oil-infused hair treatment serum that uses organ oil to transform your hair. It is useful for conditioning dry hair, for styling and for using as a finishing product to tame those flyways that always bother us specially when our hair is behaving crazily frizzy!

Argan oil is said to be antioxidant rich and this Moroccanoil® Treatment is also infused with vitamins. What this means for hair is that this treatment helps detangle hair while speeding up the drying time. It leaves hair nourished and shiny.

Price: Rs 2945 or USD 44 (100 ml)
Available at professional salons or online HERE

Packaging, Fragrance and Texture

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