Category Archives: Nails

Lakme True Wear nail color #D416 Review + NOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing ‘Lakme True wear nail color’ in shade ‘Freespirit #D416 Manish Malhotra‘.

Price : Rs 90

Quantity: 9 ml

Packaging: It comes in a square bottom bottle with rounded edges with a square type cap – the standard Lakme nail paint packaging. The brush if of good quality and application is easy.

Lakme true wear nail color #D416 Manish Malhotra

Consistency :  The consistency is very good. Single coat gives even glossy color on the nails.  Application of 2 coats further deepens the color.

The only problem I had with this nail paint was that in the bottle it appeared  like a deep reddish pink but on the nails it turned out to be a maroon color- more red than how it appeared in the bottle. Since a tester was not available when I had purchased it, I could not see the shade on my nails.

Lakme has recently launched another range of nail paints – ‘Nine to Five’ long wear nail color which are priced at Rs 180. These must have amazing staying power because the regular range of Lakme itself stays on without chipping for 4-6 days depending on the handling.

Staying Power: I had applied 2 coats of this nail paint without a top coat and it has barely chipped except a little bit at the tips after 5 days.

Lakme true wear nail color #D416 Manish Malhotra (with FLASH)

Lakme true wear nail color #D416 Manish Malhotra (without FLASH)

The GOOD about Lakme true wear nail color #D416

1. Sturdy packaging with good quality brush

2. Doesn’t chip upto 5-6 days even without top coat

3. Good consistency, single coat sufficient to give glossy color to nails

4. Reasonable drying time ( doesn’t dry super fast like Lotus nail enamels but not very slow like Maybelline either )

5. Decent pricing for the quality

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lakme true wear nail color #D416

1. The color didn’t turn out the same on the nails  as in the bottle in case of this shade.

Will I repurchase it? Yes, even though the shade didn’t turn out as expected but I still like it. I like Lakme nail paints and will continue to use them.

Final Verdict: It is a good quality nail paint with even consistency, good quality brush and very good staying power. It dries reasonably fast and single coating required to get desired shade. This particular shade is very flattering to the nails and anyone who likes red, maroon nail paints should give this a try.

Rating: 4.5/5 (for difference in color on the nails and in the bottle)

Have you tried Lakme True wear nail color? Let me know your comments by replying below.

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Colorbar 'Midnight Glitter' Nail Lacquer Review + NOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Colorbar nail lacquer shade #74 ‘Midnight Glitter’.

Price: Rs 90

Quantity: 9 ml

Packaging: Colorbar nail lacquer comes in a cuboidal bottle packaging with a round handle. The brush quality is decent and application is easy.

Colorbar 'Midnight Glitter'

Consistency:  Consistency of the nail polish is good and it gives an even coating on application. But the shade is almost a transparent blue with blue/teal glitter and doesn’t show up very pigmented on bare nails. If applying on bare nails, 2 coats are required.

Colorbar 'Midhnight Glitter'

However, when used with black nail polish underneath, it looks a beautiful dark teal. The shimmer particles are not chunky or abrasive but smooth and well blended in the nail paint.

 

Colorbar 'Midnight Glitter' : with black nail polish as base

 

 

Colorbar ‘Midnight Glitter’ : 2 coats on bare nails

 

The GOOD about Colorbar ‘Midnight Glitter’

  • Even consistency
  • Decent brush/packaging
  • Well blended glitter/shimmer particles
  • Beautiful unique color when paired with black nail paint, single coat required
  • Dries fast
  • Decent pricing for quality

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Colorbar ‘Midnight Glitter’

  • Color doesn’t show up so well on bare nails. But that could be perhaps because it is meant to be worn as a top coat over opaque nail paint.

Final Verdict : The quality of the nail paint is excellent and I love the color is gives with opaque polish underneath. The fact that it doesn’t show up on bare nails gives the opportunity of creating some unique colors by pairing it with different colored nail paints underneath.

Rating: 4/5

Have you tried Colorbar NAIL LACQUER? Let me know by replying below.

Colorbar ‘Midnight Glitter’ Nail Lacquer Review + NOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Colorbar nail lacquer shade #74 ‘Midnight Glitter’.

Price: Rs 90

Quantity: 9 ml

Packaging: Colorbar nail lacquer comes in a cuboidal bottle packaging with a round handle. The brush quality is decent and application is easy.

Colorbar 'Midnight Glitter'

Consistency:  Consistency of the nail polish is good and it gives an even coating on application. But the shade is almost a transparent blue with blue/teal glitter and doesn’t show up very pigmented on bare nails. If applying on bare nails, 2 coats are required.

Colorbar 'Midhnight Glitter'

However, when used with black nail polish underneath, it looks a beautiful dark teal. The shimmer particles are not chunky or abrasive but smooth and well blended in the nail paint.

 

Colorbar 'Midnight Glitter' : with black nail polish as base

 

 

Colorbar ‘Midnight Glitter’ : 2 coats on bare nails

 

The GOOD about Colorbar ‘Midnight Glitter’

  • Even consistency
  • Decent brush/packaging
  • Well blended glitter/shimmer particles
  • Beautiful unique color when paired with black nail paint, single coat required
  • Dries fast
  • Decent pricing for quality

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Colorbar ‘Midnight Glitter’

  • Color doesn’t show up so well on bare nails. But that could be perhaps because it is meant to be worn as a top coat over opaque nail paint.

Final Verdict : The quality of the nail paint is excellent and I love the color is gives with opaque polish underneath. The fact that it doesn’t show up on bare nails gives the opportunity of creating some unique colors by pairing it with different colored nail paints underneath.

Rating: 4/5

Have you tried Colorbar NAIL LACQUER? Let me know by replying below.

Lotus Herbals COLOUR DEW nail enamel Review + NOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Lotus Herbals COLOUR DEW nail enamel in shade #92 ‘ Candy Drop’.

Price: Rs 95

Quantity: 8 ml

Packaging: Lotus herbals COLOUR DEW nail enamel comes in a sleek long bottle with a long handle. the brush quality is good and the long handle makes application easy.

Lotus herbals Colour Dew nail enamel

Consistency: The consistency of the nail paint is very good and a single coat is enough to give an even coating of intense color. The nail paint dries quickly to a smooth glossy finish. The nail paint doesn’t streak on application and doesn’t chip upto 4-5 days.

Lotus Herbals Colour Dew Nail Enamel

Shade Selection:  This range has 10 shades including a green and white shade as well though the shades I liked most were Candy drop and Cozy mulberry. The color I have on is #92 ‘Candy drop’ . The color can best be described as a coral pink. It does not have any shimmer and dries to a glossy matte finish. I love this shade flatters my hands and gives them a soft feminine look.

Lotus herbals Colour Dew nail enamel 'CANDY DROP'

Lotus herbals Colour Dew nail enamel 'CANDY DROP'

Lotus Herbals Colour Dew Nail Enamel 'CANDY DROP'

These nail paints are Toluene and DBP free. This is the biggest plus point of this nail paint. Toluene, DBP and formaldehyde are known as the ‘toxic trio‘ among the ingredients used in nail paints. Read on to know why-

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

Role: adds flexibility and a moisturizing sheen, and helps dissolve other cosmetic ingredients.

Effect: acts as a  reproductive and developmental toxin that has been linked to feminizing effects in baby boys

Toluene

Role: helps suspend the color and form a smooth finish across the nail.

Effect:  affects the central nervous system and can cause headaches, dizziness and fatigue ,  is a possible reproductive and developmental toxin.

Formaldehyde

Role:  found in some nail products such as nail hardener.

Effect: is a known human carcinogen. It is also an irritant to the eyes, nose and throat, and can lead to skin irritation and an allergic rash called dermatitis.

Final Verdict : Its one of the best nail paints among common drugstore brands as far as consistency and paint quality is concerned with the added benefit of absence of toxic ingredients. The shade selection could have been better though.

Rating : 4.5 /5 (half point taken for limited shades )

Have you tried Lotus Herbals COLOUR DEW nail enamel? Let me know by commenting below.