This week's nail art

Posted by Buls on 8:09 PM in , , , , ,
My hubby was not home this weekend and I had ample time to myself.

This is what I did. It was time consuming because I planned to do only half the nail and then decided to cover the whole nail with spots.

How to do it:
- Apply base coat. I used Sally Hansen's miracle cure
- Apply base nail paint. I used Colorbar's white shade first but the nail paint has dried. I removed it and then used Inglot's white shade
- Use a toothpick to make dots. I did not have any (keep forgetting to buy them)... used the brush from Inglot's nail art pen.
- I made the dots with different shades of nail paints - all Inglot
- Apply Inglot gel top coat


How to style a plaid shirt

Posted by Buls on 6:30 PM in , , , , , , ,
Plaid shirts in Zara cost 2k (in sale). I decided to buy one from Sarojini Nagar.... my favourite place for all things trendy.
Instead of wearing it with jeans, this is how I styled it. I like to wear things differently every time.. makes me more interesting.

Left: Plaid shirt- Sarojini Nagar, white pants/leggings- Vero Moda, shoes- Forever21 (only for 600 bucks), bag- Zara

Right: Plaid shirt- Sarojini Nagar, black skirt- Globus (atleast 2-3 years old... and still going strong), shoes- Inc 5.

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I have/am going to finish so many products this month that I decided to blog about them.

1) Nivea lemon and oil body wash: MRP Rs 165 for 250 ml. I bought this for my brother when he had come to stay for a few days. I would never have tried it otherwise. After he left, I used it to finish it off. A good product. It smells of lemon (obviously) and lathers well. It also consists of small yellow beads giving it an attractive look. The bottle is travel friendly and the flip cap does not open up while travelling.
Will I re-purchase? Yes. Why not.

2) The Nature's Co Peppermint face wash: MRP Rs 325 for 125 ml. I bought this when Vellvette sent me a coupon for a spa at their store. I visited their store in R City, Ghatkopar. This was a forced purchase. Details here. Anyway, I have been using it for the past few months. The face wash is for oily skin. It is slow to lather specially if face is already oily and smells like spirit... you know, the product which doctors use to disinfect before giving an injection. Yuck!!! On applying, it tingles in a good way. After washing the skin does not feel squeaky clean... it does not feel dirty but I don't get the squeaky sound which is a test of cleanliness. This may not be a bad thing but I am so used to judging cleanliness by this that I prefer it that way. The face wash is ok. Nothing great. And the price is a hindrance for me.
Will I re-purchase? No.

3) Baby Lips Coral Crush: MRP Rs 125. The Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms do stand out in the market. I have bought one in every shade. Finally, I finished 1 lip balm and can now open a new pack. They make my lips smooth and keep them moisturized. They did not work when my lips became very dry and damaged but I think that was an extreme reaction to some lipstick. For regular usage, they are good but if you are looking for specific care/concern this may not be the ideal product.
Will I re-purchase? Of course.

4) Clinique Clarifying Lotion : MRP Rs 1400 for 200 ml. This toner has lasted me for around 2 months. The brand does have a bigger bottle which is cheaper but would be difficult to carry while travelling. This bottle is sturdy and travel friendly. I wish they had 100 ml bottles to carry while travelling. The SA at the store told me it is a clarifying lotion. It tones but also removes dead skin cells. I wish I could see the effect on my skin. Earlier, I used Vichy Normaderm toner. I don't think Clinique lotion has made any significant difference to my skin. It did not stop breakouts (I get 1 pimple every month). I soak a cotton with the lotion and dab onto my face. The product tingles a little and may burn if there is a cut on skin. Also, it has a lot of alcohol and smells like it. I am so confused... the SA at Clinique tells me that alcohol is good for skin while the one at Keihl's tells me that it is not good for sensitive skin. Arrgh!!! I am still trying to figure it out.
Will I re-purchase? No. I will be trying Keihls caldula toner next.

5) Garnier deo Absolute Dry: This is my favorite antiperspirant. MRP Rs 150 for 150 ml. It is a little expensive compared to other deos in the market but I love it. Earlier, my underarms would smell and the deodorant (Fa, Charlie, Reebok) would add to the smell and make it worse. Plus, they started making my underarms dark. Oh, how I hated those days. Then, I discovered Garnier deos. I do not smell at all now. The deos does not smell too great but it is not bad. The point is that it does its job well. It does not darken my underarms and I am so glad.
Will I re-purchase? Yes. I have been using this for years and have not even tried any other deo.

6) Bourjois magic nail polish remover: MRP Rs 400 (I think, it has been months since I bought this). This nail polish remover reduced my nail care time drastically. No more turning off the fan... soaking cotton... closing the lid fast so that the remover does not disappear... rubbing.. rubbing... and then repeating for each nail. You just have to dip your nail and turn 1-2 times and ta da... nail polish gone. It has a very sweet fragrance which gets on my nails. I don't always like the fragrance. The liquid is non sticky. I have been using it for months and it got ruined when I used it to remove glitter nail paints. Now, I am using it to remove only glitter nail paints and Colorbar ultimate nail polish remover (similar one minus the smell) for regular nail paints.
Will I re-purchase? Maybe not. I think the Colorbar one is better ... it does not have the fragrance.

7) The Body Shop Satsuma Body Mist: MRP Rs 745 for 100 ml. It smells just the way I like it... like fruits. I prefer fruity fragrance to anything else. It has lasted me months. I apply it on my body after a bath and it smells good. On the downside, it is a mist so cannot be applied on clothes. Plus the lasting power is low. You can smell it as soon as I apply it but not later.
Will I re-purchase? I don't know. I am using the Victoria's Secret body mist and it lasts slightly longer.

8) Sally Hansen Insta Brite: Rs 775 for 13.3 ml. Yep, it is damn expensive. I bought it 'coz my nails were yellowing due to excessive use of nail polish. I thought this would help. But nope. It is the biggest disappointment. I apply it before nail polish but it is transparent and does not whiten the nails or cover up the yellowing at all. Hate it. Have used it as base coat to finish it off.
Will I re-purchase? No. I am trying out Inglot nail whitener.

9) Colorbar nail polish remover. MRP Rs 125 for 110 ml. I am a fan of this product and this brand. This is the best nail polish remover I have used. It beats Lakme also. It removes nail paints quickly. The bottle is plastic and travel friendly. It is also acetone free.
Will I re-purchase? Yes. Have started using the next bottle.

10) Kerastase Elixir Ultime: MRP Rs 2300 for 125 ml. It is very expensive but I bought it at a discount. Love this product. It smells of coconut which I do not like but the fragrance does not linger. 2 pumps are required to cover the entire hair. It gives a healthy shine and reduces frizz. I use it on towel dried hair and apply more on the ends than on roots. If used too much, it may make the hair look oily but does not feel sticky at all. If there is one product you can splurge on, this should be it.
Will I re-purchase? Yes. I already have a back up bottle.

11) Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara: My sister sent me this sample along with other goodies from USA. It has lasted me months. I love it. It gives volume and length to lashes. I would love to buy the full product if I already didn't have so many mascaras. Someday... when I finish off my current stash.


Nail Art

This is what I tried today.

How to do it:

What you need:

- Base coat. I used Sally Hansen miracle cure... got it in the Vellvette Bag
- Grey nail paint. Inglot
- Dark blackish blue nail paint. Deborah Milano
- Glitter nail. L'Oreal grey glitter
- Top coat. Sally Hansen insta dry nail paint

Step 1) Apply base coat
Step 2) Apply grey nail paint

Step 3) Apply blackish blue nail paint on the top half of the nails

Step 4) Apply glitter nail paint on the darker colour

Step 5) Apply top coat


Lush Beer Shampoo

Posted by Buls on 3:11 PM in , ,
I don't use any Lush products loyally... I just buy them to add some zing to my daily routine. I think the products are too expensive to be part of my regular regime.
I purchased the beer shampoo few months back. Right now, beer is the new trend. I think it was sparked by Park Avenue's beer shampoo.
Anyway, I bought the beer shampoo. It costs Rs 530 for 100 gm.

Picture taken from the internet.

The shampoo is light brown in color and smells of beer (???). I have not smelled beer in a long time so I am not sure. It has a weird smell which stays on the hair all day. I don't mind it so much but everyone may not like it. A little shampoo makes my hair squeaky clean and moisturised. I still need a conditioner but I can skip it once in a while. The best part is it adds shine to my hair. 
I will not re-purchase it 'coz of the price. It is like a regular shampoo.... nothing extra ordinary. 


August Vellvette Box

Posted by Buls on 7:38 PM in , ,
The August Vellvette Box reached me yesterday (after a lot of follow up). I am not going to post the details this time coz I am super pissed.
This is what happened. I had paid for 3 months subscription (August being the last month). Since I moved from Mumbai to Gurgaon, I mailed their customer care on 26th with the updated address. There was no response. I left a message on facebook complaining on the lack of response. Some female- Shruty mailed me asking for the address. I sent it across. On 4th Sept, I received a mail apologizing for the delay in sending the boxes. I called them 2 days later to check if it has been shipped. They had sent it to the Mumbai address. The lady on the phone promised to ask blue dart to divert it to Gurgaon address. I called 3 days later to check on the status. Another lady was completely clueless and confirmed that the box had been delivered to the Mumbai address. She then promised to get the box picked up from the Mumbai address and send it to Gurgaon address. WTF!!! I lost my temper at this stage. I asked her to refund my money since they are such morons. I sent them a stinker on mail and posted it on facebook. Another lady called me after an hour... apologized and promised to ship the box next day itself. The next day she called again to confirm the address (by this time I had given my address 4 times). I received the box next day. The description of the product on the flyer and the product itself do not match. E.g- The flyer mentions H2O gel moisturizer but I have received the under eye cream. They sent me an extra sample of Mary Kay pencil eye liner and lip liner. The samples are very tiny and sufficient for one time use only.
I am pissed off. They had a good business model but the service levels have gone down in the last few months. It is obvious they do not have enough people and the first thing affected is the service. Following up so much for a box which costs 400 bucks is too much effort. I don't know if I will continue any further or not. If I do, it will be with a pinch of salt. 


Outfit Post- How to wear a red skirt

Posted by Buls on 7:21 PM in , , , , ,
I had been looking for a maxi skirt for the longest time but it cost 2k in all brands- Zara, Mango and Promod during the sale.
When Promod dropped prices I grabbed the skirt. I can think of so many ways to style this... it is very versatile. I decided to wear it today (Friday) casually.

Tee- Mango (hate the quality... never buying Mango tees again), Vest- Sarojini Nagar, Skirt- Promod

I love that the skirt has pockets. How cool!!!
I paired them with Charles and Keith brown sandals.


Bandhani inspired nail art

Posted by Buls on 9:31 PM in , , , ,
I was bored with my nails and wanted to try a nail art. I decided to try blue on blue with an ear bud (I do not have any toothpicks at home).
The result was a little messy and not uniform but looked like a baandhani design.

How to do it?

1) Apply base coat. I used Sally Hansan's miracle cure I received in my Vellvette box
2) Apply a dark blue colour nail paint. I used Inglot... love the colour.
3) Use Colorbar's light blue nail paint for making the dots. I dipped the ear bud in the nail paint and made the dots
4) Apply top coat. I used Sally Hansen's insta dry top coat

Takes 15 minutes.


What I have been wearing

Posted by Buls on 10:38 AM in , , , , , , ,
Hiya. I wanted to post pictures of what I have been wearing. I have moved jobs and so I have been dressing a little conservatively... but only for now. I will get back to original in a few weeks. Also, taking pictures is not the most convenient since I have only 1 full length mirror. Trying to figure a way out.

Don't mind the hazy pics.

I wanted pyajama style pants with flower print for quite sometime but where ever I checked they cost atleast 2k. So not worth it. Few weeks back Promod dropped sale prices further and thats when I got lucky. I found the perfect pants for 1k.

Pants- Promod, Top- Zara (old), Footwear- Steve Madden. The flats were a perfect match to this outfit. Next time, I will pair these pants with a navy blue top or red... something bright.

I came across these Elle orange pants on myntra.com for 50% off. That is the advantage of online shopping. I did not see them in any of the stores but found them online. I paired them with a white tee from Sarojini Nagar. I love the quality of this tee... it is as good (or even better) than high end brands. Since I was going to be on my feet I had to wear shoes... I wore my navy blue Bata shoes. I love the pants... they are low waist but fit quite well.


Nail Art for work

Posted by Buls on 11:21 AM in , , , , , ,
I have joined a new job and am back at Delhi. Yeah... lots of shopping except I don't feel like it.

Anyway, I have been very lazy and pushed myself to try a new nail art. Since it is my first week at work I don't want to try something drastic and wanted something subtle.

This is what I did- glossy tips on matte nails.

Nail paints used- base coat (Sally Hansen nail whitener- do not like it... trying to finish it off), Maybelline Colorama black nail polish, Inglot matte top coat, Inglot nail art pen in black (you can use a regular black paint also but the thick brush will be tricky to use).

 How to:
- Apply base. Apply black nail paint
- Let it dry. Top with a matte coat
- Let it dry.
- Carefully apply black nail paint on tips
- Do not use any top coat else the matte effect will be gone

This is a very subtle nail art and noticeable only at close quarters. 

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