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Nail of the day : Avon Simply pretty nail paint ‘Mango Mania’

Hi everyone!

Hows the weekend going? Last week I posted about my first Avon purchase and how much I’m loving the products! I wore Avon simply pretty ‘Champagne Shimmer’ nail paint last week and this week I’m wearing the shade ‘Mango Mania‘ from the same range. These nail paints are amazing- lovely shade selection, wonderful texture and consistency, don’t chip for 4-5 days in double coat without a top coat and all of this priced very reasonably!

Mango Mania is a beautiful brick shade with a pink undertone and without shimmer.  The lipstick by the same name is a little warmer I feel. See swatch and FOTD with Mango Mania lipstick HERE.

The shade was a little difficult to capture in the pictures but its somewhere between the 2 images I’ve posted below.

Avon simply pretty nail paint 'Mango Mania'

 

Avon simply pretty nail paint 'Mango Mania'

So whats on your nails this week? Share your comments by replying below. 

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Nail of the day : Avon Simply pretty nail paint 'Mango Mania'

Hi everyone!

Hows the weekend going? Last week I posted about my first Avon purchase and how much I’m loving the products! I wore Avon simply pretty ‘Champagne Shimmer’ nail paint last week and this week I’m wearing the shade ‘Mango Mania‘ from the same range. These nail paints are amazing- lovely shade selection, wonderful texture and consistency, don’t chip for 4-5 days in double coat without a top coat and all of this priced very reasonably!

Mango Mania is a beautiful brick shade with a pink undertone and without shimmer.  The lipstick by the same name is a little warmer I feel. See swatch and FOTD with Mango Mania lipstick HERE.

The shade was a little difficult to capture in the pictures but its somewhere between the 2 images I’ve posted below.

Avon simply pretty nail paint 'Mango Mania'

 

Avon simply pretty nail paint 'Mango Mania'

So whats on your nails this week? Share your comments by replying below. 

Mango Mania and a little bit of champagne : My first Avon purchase

Hi everyone!

I recently made my first Avon purchase and I’m loving each and every product I bought. I picked up 3 nail paints from the Simply Pretty range taking advantage of the offer- ‘Sweet Pink’ , ‘Champagne Shimmer‘ and ‘Mango Mania‘. Also picked up a lipstick from the Simply Pretty range ‘Mango Mania‘. My Avon representative Jinal also gave me Avon Naturals Wild apple and grape hand and body lotion as a free gift with my purchases. Thank you Jinal 🙂

Mango Mania is a coral-brick shade that instantly brings warmth to the face. Its neither too bright nor too dull, just has the right amount of orange tone and looks beautiful worn as it is. It is the sort of shade that’ll suit all skin tones. Thank you Natasha for recommending this shade to me 🙂

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Mango Mania' FOTD

Price: Rs 125

Quantity : 4 g

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Mango Mania' FOTD

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Mango Mania'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Mango Mania' swatch

Mini Review : The texture is smooth but not too soft, its not very moisturizing) and will not suit people with dry lips. The staying power is good –  easily lasts 3-4 hours with meals in between and an even tint remains on the after 4 hours too.  The packaging is not so attractive but I don’t mind that at this price. The shade is mentioned in small font at one end of the lipstick so to identify a particular shade- you need to go through each label. The pigmentation is good and coverage is medium in single swipe and can be built up to opaque intense color in 2-3 swipes.  Th finish is almost matte but not drying.

At Rs 125, its a steal! And I highly recommend this particular shade to everyone.

Rating: 4.5/5

Will I repurchase: Yes.

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Mango Mania' FOTD

This is what I wore today. You can share your makeup breakdown of the day with me on Facebook by clicking HERE.

I’m currently wearing the nail paint ‘Champagne Shimmer’ from the 3 nail paints I purchased. I picked up 3 nail paints for Rs 105 from the May catalog. As the name suggests, it is a champagne color with evenly distributed fine shimmer in it. Single coat  gives a sheer coverage and double coat builds up the shimmer for a full coverage opaque look. I have worn the nail paint for 2 days now without top or base coat and there’s been no chipping yet. It gives a fairer and glamorous look to the hands. The shimmer is not subtle but its not too blingy either.

Avon simply pretty 'Champagne Shimmer' nail paint

Have you tried Avon products? What are your favorite products from Avon? 

p.s- I’m trying out a new theme on the blog. I find it livelier and peppier than the last one. What do you think? Let me know your comments and suggestions. 

Orange lipstick : REVLON ‘Misty Rust’ swatches, FOTD and NOTD

Spring is almost here and as predicted by many beauty and fashion bloggers, ORANGE is going to be the hot color this season.

While most people would cringe at the thought of orange lipstick or orange eye shadow, it is actually one of the colors that can instantly brighten up your face especially when worn on the lips. A bright fluorescent orange may not suit a lot of skin tones but there are a lot of other variations of orange which are universally flattering- burnt rusty orange, brownish orange, bronzy orange etc.

This is my take on how to sport the orange lips look.

On a well moisturized face, apply light/medium coverage foundation,  golden/light brown subtle eyeshadow(optional) with brown/black liner, a little brownish blush in the hollow of the cheeks with bronzer on the apples of the cheeks and lastly, the orange lipstick.

I’ve paired this makeup with a simple white shirt and minimal accessories. Whenever is doubt about what clothes to pair with bright/eye catching makeup, always go for white, black, beige i.e neutral colors and keep the accessories minimal. Let the makeup be the star of the show!

Revlon 'misty rust' - Orange lipstick FOTD

This looks is best suited for the day time though it can be jazzed up for the evening by adding a little more gold to the eyes. The lipstick I have applied is a matte shade ‘033 Misty Rust‘ from REVLON matte lipstick range.  Another shade worth having is ‘Sienna‘ from Revlon Colorburst range. Its not a true orange but a  beautiful brown-red-orange which would be very flattering on all skin tones.

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'(Top: single swipe, bottom: 3-4 swipes)

Here is the step wise breakdown of the look:

Products used for eyes :

1. Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘102 Gold Dazzle’

2. Essence quattro eyeshadow quad ‘ 01 Ciao Bella!’

3. Lotus Herbals kajal

4. Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil ’03 Brun Expressif’

5. Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara

Products used for eye makeup- Orange lips look

Steps :

1. Apply golden pencil on eye lids and smudge all over till the crease, apply golden on inner corners of eyes too.

2.Apply a subtle  highlight shade under the brow bone (can also use compact powder here and skin highlighter)

3. Next, apply lots of kajal on the waterline and smudge it a little on the lower lash line.

4. Apply brown/black liner on upper lash line. If using brown in pencil form, apply on lower lash line also.

5. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Orange lipstick FOTD eye makeup

Products used for face:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06 Honey’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Colorbar blush  ‘Just earth’ (for the hollow of the cheeks)

4. Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Powder (bronzer) ( apple of the cheeks)

Products used for face: Orange lips FOTD

Products used for lips :

1. Chambor nude lip liner

2. Revlon matte lipstick ’33 Misty Rust’

This is the finished look.

REVLON matte 'Misty Rust' Orange lipstick FOTD

Orange lipstick FOTD

Nail-of-the-day

Lotus Herbals COLOR DEW nail enamel 'Orange Alert'

Keeping up with the orange fever, this is ‘Orange Alert’ from Lotus herbals COLOR DEW nail enamel. The quality of the nail paint is excellent though the color is not that interesting- its neither completely bright (fluorescent) nor completely burnt and rusty, its somewhere in between. A more apt description would be hanuman ji-teeka orange 😛

Since this is the only orange in this range I would have preferred a more burnt rusty orange shade (like the lipstick).

Have you tried orange lipstick? What eye makeup do you like pairing it with? Let me know your comments by replying below.

Orange lipstick : REVLON 'Misty Rust' swatches, FOTD and NOTD

Spring is almost here and as predicted by many beauty and fashion bloggers, ORANGE is going to be the hot color this season.

While most people would cringe at the thought of orange lipstick or orange eye shadow, it is actually one of the colors that can instantly brighten up your face especially when worn on the lips. A bright fluorescent orange may not suit a lot of skin tones but there are a lot of other variations of orange which are universally flattering- burnt rusty orange, brownish orange, bronzy orange etc.

This is my take on how to sport the orange lips look.

On a well moisturized face, apply light/medium coverage foundation,  golden/light brown subtle eyeshadow(optional) with brown/black liner, a little brownish blush in the hollow of the cheeks with bronzer on the apples of the cheeks and lastly, the orange lipstick.

I’ve paired this makeup with a simple white shirt and minimal accessories. Whenever is doubt about what clothes to pair with bright/eye catching makeup, always go for white, black, beige i.e neutral colors and keep the accessories minimal. Let the makeup be the star of the show!

Revlon 'misty rust' - Orange lipstick FOTD

This looks is best suited for the day time though it can be jazzed up for the evening by adding a little more gold to the eyes. The lipstick I have applied is a matte shade ‘033 Misty Rust‘ from REVLON matte lipstick range.  Another shade worth having is ‘Sienna‘ from Revlon Colorburst range. Its not a true orange but a  beautiful brown-red-orange which would be very flattering on all skin tones.

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'

Revlon matte 'Misty Rust'(Top: single swipe, bottom: 3-4 swipes)

Here is the step wise breakdown of the look:

Products used for eyes :

1. Chambor Dazzle eye pencil ‘102 Gold Dazzle’

2. Essence quattro eyeshadow quad ‘ 01 Ciao Bella!’

3. Lotus Herbals kajal

4. Bourjois Kohl and Contour pencil ’03 Brun Expressif’

5. Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara

Products used for eye makeup- Orange lips look

Steps :

1. Apply golden pencil on eye lids and smudge all over till the crease, apply golden on inner corners of eyes too.

2.Apply a subtle  highlight shade under the brow bone (can also use compact powder here and skin highlighter)

3. Next, apply lots of kajal on the waterline and smudge it a little on the lower lash line.

4. Apply brown/black liner on upper lash line. If using brown in pencil form, apply on lower lash line also.

5. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Orange lipstick FOTD eye makeup

Products used for face:

1. The Body Shop oil free foundation ’06 Honey’

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose pale’

3. Colorbar blush  ‘Just earth’ (for the hollow of the cheeks)

4. Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Powder (bronzer) ( apple of the cheeks)

Products used for face: Orange lips FOTD

Products used for lips :

1. Chambor nude lip liner

2. Revlon matte lipstick ’33 Misty Rust’

This is the finished look.

REVLON matte 'Misty Rust' Orange lipstick FOTD

Orange lipstick FOTD

Nail-of-the-day

Lotus Herbals COLOR DEW nail enamel 'Orange Alert'

Keeping up with the orange fever, this is ‘Orange Alert’ from Lotus herbals COLOR DEW nail enamel. The quality of the nail paint is excellent though the color is not that interesting- its neither completely bright (fluorescent) nor completely burnt and rusty, its somewhere in between. A more apt description would be hanuman ji-teeka orange 😛

Since this is the only orange in this range I would have preferred a more burnt rusty orange shade (like the lipstick).

Have you tried orange lipstick? What eye makeup do you like pairing it with? Let me know your comments by replying below.