Nykaa Matte Nail Paints (Lavender Panna Cotta, Squid Ink Mousse, Black Sesame pudding , Almond Crumble ) Review...

Recently Nykaa has launched their matte nail polish range and I was very excited to try those out as we don't have much options in matte polishes in India...  These are affordable and in 12 amazing shades...  All the shades are from pastel range, but I was expecting some bright and bold colours as well (but now nykaa has added few bright neon shade matte shades into the range and matte lipstick too...  I am liking dancing )...  I too was expecting a matte finish clear coat polish in this range but I am sure they will add a matte top coat really soon... 

If you are a regular visitor then must have seen the Nykaa pastel and regular nail paints review here...  If not the click HERE to read...  I love Nykaa nail paints because of their affordability and awesome quality..

I have four shades from the matte range i.e.  Lavender Panna Cotta, Squid Ink Mousse, Black Sesame pudding, Almond Crumble ..  I will buy few more as well...  They have also launched the neon matte polishes last week...  I am so excited to try these our specially... No more blabbering now... jump into the review...

The Nykaa matte polishes have the regular Nykaa nail paint packaging which is quite sturdy...  I have already dropped one and nothing happened luckily...  The applicator is so good in shape just like the Oriflame ONE polishes...  I love such wide and well organised applicators.. 

All the shades are opaque in two coats maximum  which is very normal...  It dries out very quickly and settles into a gel matte finish...  Yes these are not completely matte but gel -matte kind... These lasts for 2-3 days on my nails and then started cheaping from the top (I do all of my household cores, but if you don't do much work  then these will last few more days)..  The darker shades don't stain my nails and remove easily...  Now enjoy the swatches...  I love how the colours look on my nails...  These are my first ever matte polishes and I am loving these to the moon and back...

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Squid Ink Mousse

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Squid Ink Mousse

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Squid Ink Mousse

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Squid Ink Mousse

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Almond Crumble

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Almond Crumble

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Almond Crumble
Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Almond Crumble

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Lavender Panna Cotta

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Lavender Panna Cotta

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Lavender Panna Cotta

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Lavender Panna Cotta

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Black Sesame pudding

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Black Sesame pudding

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Black Sesame pudding

Nykaa Matte Nail Polish Black Sesame pudding

Sorry i couldn't resist myself and clicked so many pictures...

All the four shades are my favourite..  I have also added few more shades into my Cart and will place the order soon...  Which one is your favourite colour...

Hope you liked this post.. See you in my next post..
Till then bye.. 😊

Lot's of love
xoxo ❤❤

PR Release - Baby Dove Debuts In India

Dove, a beauty brand trusted by women and mothers around the world, today marked its entry in the baby care category by announcing the launch of Baby Dove in India. With a promise of going beyond mildness to replenish essential moisture, India became the second market in the world, after Brazil, where the brand is present. Celebrity mom Genelia Deshmukh, and TV show host and mommy influencer Tara Sharma formally unveiled the product range at Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai. Staying true to its philosophy, Baby Dove celebrated the concept of ‘Real Moms’ and the belief that there is no such thing as perfect mothers, only real ones.

Revealing the first look of the product, Genelia Deshmukh said, “I would like to congratulate Baby Dove on the wonderful line of products that they are launching today. I am glad that they saw me as a mother to come here and be a part the event, because yes, there are loads of anxieties and all of us get into this circle of being extremely anxious and question whether we are doing the right or wrong thing. We need people to come up and say that we are with you, we hear you, we understand you, and we will do our best to make this ride much easier because it is not the easiest in the world. As a new mom, you need a lot of assurance and I have seen the difference between my experiences as a first-time mother and the second time around. I have seen how I have grown, and felt more comfortable the second time. With time, you realise there is no point in being anxious. Thank you Baby Dove for a new line of products that we can trust!”

Tara Sharma added, “Being a loving mum of our two little kids, I am excited to find a brand like Baby Dove that shares the same beliefs as I do. I often say 'No one gets more advice than a pregnant woman and a new mum! And as much as it may be helpful to listen to some of this advice, it is also important early on to decide who you will listen to, like maybe your doctor, your mum and yourself! It is important I think to trust one's maternal instincts and do what works for you and your child and family. Each child, each parent, and each family is different. Baby Dove says just this and they also advocate that one should not feel pressured to be a perfect mum as there are no perfect mums, only real mums! I would go a step further to say every real mum is a perfect mum to their own children. Baby Dove's values, products and their global survey 'Real Mothers Heard', really resonates with me and I am confident that Baby Dove will be well-received by all!"

The launch of the brand also entailed a very interesting panel discussion that highlighted the pressures and anxieties faced by an Indian mom, as revealed by the ‘Real Mothers Heard’ survey conducted by Baby Dove. The survey respondents comprised mothers from six different geographies including USA, UK, India, China, Brazil and Mexico. The panelists were celebrity moms Genelia Deshmukh and Tara Sharma, one of the country’s leading clinical psychologists Varkha Chulani and the Ex-President of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) Dr. Uday Ananth Pai. By drawing from their personal experiences, each panelist validated the findings of the ‘Real Mothers Heard’ survey and reassured moms to ‘trust their way’ as there is no right or wrong way of parenting.

A few surprising insights unearthed by the study showcase that –
▫92% of Indian moms feel pressured to be a perfect parent
▫India ranks highest globally with 54%, where moms would like to go to work rather than stay at home
▫While 67% new mothers feel guilty when they return to work, rather than staying at home with their child

“From choosing a preferred way of feeding, educating and disciplining their child, or deciding if and when to go back to work, the Real Mothers Heard study revealed split views among women, ultimately showing there is not one ‘right way’ to parent. Even more interestingly, we note that all over the world, mothers are feeling the same way. We want mothers to know that when it comes to themselves and their babies, they do know best,” explained Varkha Chulani.

“We know that having a baby is a turning point in a woman’s life, but this joyous new chapter also comes with new concerns, one of the key ones being baby skincare. Mothers today are facing an enormous amount of pressure; whether it’s balancing views of family, peers and society not to mention the mounting advice available on the topic of the correct way to parent. An effective skin care routine is crucial to a baby, as their yet-to-mature skin is susceptible to damage from cleansers, dry weather and other environmental factors.” said Dr. Uday Ananth Pai.

At the launch, Prabha Narasimhan, Vice President Skincare - Hindustan Unilever, said, “We are excited to bring Baby Dove to India after a highly successful launch in Brazil. The brand also signifies the entry of Hindustan Unilever in the baby care category. At Baby Dove, we believe that mildness alone is just the first step to protecting a baby’s delicate skin. Our aim is to go beyond mildness and ensure that the lost moisture is replenished, thereby providing superior care. We strongly feel that the Baby Dove campaign resonates with moms globally, and we have set out to reassure moms that they know what’s best for their child.”

Baby Dove brings the heart of the Dove brand into baby care with its newest line of products. Developed for babies with normal to dry skin, the range includes the Baby Dove Rich Moisture Baby Bar, Baby Lotion, Diaper Rash Cream, and Baby Wipes and a Sensitive Moisture Baby Bar to take extra special care of babies with sensitive skin. Dove has built on its near 60-year heritage of moisture, mildness and care to develop cleansers enriched with its iconic ¼ moisturising cream and patented technology to protect the skin’s natural barrier. Dermatologist tested, and paediatrician approved, Baby Dove contains two ranges with products formulated with cleansers and moisturisers that uniquely replenish essential nutrients and are hypoallergenic and pH-neutral for all babies’ skin types.

About Baby Dove- 
Baby Dove builds on the Dove brand’s 60 year heritage of moisture, mildness and care with a range of products developed especially for baby’s delicate skin, featuring cleansing products, moisturisers and body care products. Baby Dove products go beyond mildness to actively replenish essential moisture and nutrients in baby’s skin. Baby Dove caters for all skin types with its Rich Moisture and Sensitive Moisture ranges and all products are dermatologist tested and pediatrician approved.

Baby Dove Rich Moisture
New Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture range has been developed for babies with normal to dry skin.  It includes the Baby Dove Rich Moisture Baby Bar, Lotion, Diaper Rash Cream, and Baby Wipes.

Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture
New Baby Dove’s Sensitive Moisture range has been developed to take extra special care of babies with even the most sensitive skin. This range includes Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Baby Bar.

Baby Dove is available from 1st October, 2016 in Modern Trade, General Trade and Chemist channels. It is also available on Ecommerce portals. 

Baby Dove product range is priced at- 
Baby Dove Bars- INR 27 (50 gm) for both rich moisture and sensitive range 
Baby Dove Bars- INR 48 (75 gm) for both rich moisture and sensitive range 
Baby Dove Lotion- INR 180 (200 ml)
Baby Dove Diaper Rash Cream- INR 210 (45 gm)
Baby Dove Wipes- INR 210 (50 sheets)

I will come with all the products mentioned above to review for all of you.. Stay tuned..

Stay Blessed
Xoxo ❤❤

Durga Puja Inspired Nailart - 2016.....

Hello peeps... 

Now a days I am not able to draw any new nailart as I am relocating to Ahmedabad in 2-3 days...  Anyway i have managed to draw a free hand nailart which is inspired by Durga Puja...

It's Navratri going on now in India in which we do worship Maa Durga for 10days...  Everyone is doing festive makeup looks, OOTD posts, etc for Durga Puja and I too wanted to do an OOTD  post but not able to... I am hell busy in packing and arranging everything...  Hence drop the OOTD idea and end up with an NOTD... 

Here I have used acrylic paints to draw the free hand art...  I have drawn the face of Durga Maa on my middle finger and Omm symbol on my ring finger and Swastik symbol on the index finger...  All these are very auspicious for us...  Then i have tried to draw flowers on the small finger and thumb but it became messy...  And below is the final outcome...

Hope you liked this art...  Happy Durga Puja to all... 

I will try to draw a navratri inspired nailart soon but not sure...
Till then bye...

Sebamed Baby Skincare Products With pH5.5 - Review

Being the mother of a 3years toddler, I always very conscious about his skin...  I don't want to loose his soft smooth baby skin...  As times passes babies loose the softness of their skin and eventually get skin like us...  But the moisture and softness can be stored by using proper skincare products since birth...  Since his birth my first priority was Paraben and other harsh chemical free baby care stuffs...  I have been using few Sebamed products along with some other products since the first day of his birth... 

Today I am going to share few Sebamed baby care stuffs with pH 5. 5 ...  If you are not aware of what is pH5.5 ,  then read this post HERE where  I have written about pH 5.5 and its importance  for baby's skin... 

Well here in this post I will share my opinion on Sebamed baby lotion,  body wash and diaper rash cream.. 

About The Brand - Sebamed is a German based brand and has 50years of experience till now...  Sebamed is one of the top brands in world in baby skincare products...  They have amazing quality baby products with pH5.5 ... They have paraben and other harsh chemical free products...  Let's read my opinion on these Sebamed stuffs...

Sebamed Baby Lotion -

Claims And Ingredients -

Price -Rs 500/- for 100ml.

My Opinion - 

The packaging is very simple though I like cute teddy packaging in baby products but never mind...  The packaging is very sturdy and handy...  It is a sample size of 20ml.  product which I have got...  I have applied this on my skin 2-3 times ...  I have also the full size one as my son is using the Sebamed baby lotion since two years now...  The lotion is white in colour and runny in texture...  It absorbs very quickly and makes his skin hydrated all day long and makes his skin soft and smooth ...  it has very mild fragrance.. I love the Sebamed baby lotion over all baby lotions and totally recommended..

Sebamed Baby Wash -

Claims And Ingredients -

Price - Rs 475/- for 200ml. 

My Opinion -

As you can see in the pictures the baby wash has the same packaging like the baby lotion...  The baby wash is transparent gel kind thing with runny texture... My son is using this since a week now.. He needs only few drops and it lathers so well...  It has no tear formula which is again a good thing about this product...  The babywash makes his body squeaky clean and keeps moisturized but I do apply the baby lotion after this...  I like the babywash too and recommended...

Sebamed Diaper-rash Cream -

Claims And Ingredients  -

Price - Rs510/- for 100ml.

My Opinion - 

The diaper rash cream comes in a tube packaging and has a thick cream texture.  My son doesn't get much rashes since his birth but I do advice if your baby is below six month and wear diapers all the time then do apply diaper rash cream regularly... My son is three years old now and doesn't wear diapers, but I use this cream on mosquito bites and It works perfect on that as well.  I can't comment more on this particular product as I haven't use much...  This cream is again fragrance free... 

Rating - 4.8/5 ( only concern is the price factor ... it seems pricey..)

P.S- PR sample but my opinion is unbiased and honest...

Hope you found this post helpful.. See you in my next post..
Till then bye..

Stay Beautiful

♥ Oriflame The ONE Nail Growth Booster Review ♥

Somedays before  while i was all ready to draw a new nailart, felt like my nails are looking lifeless and dull...  That's because of excessive use of nail paints and nail removers (acetone ).  Then i decided to change my nail care routine and immediately I switched to an  acetone free nail polish remover (Find the review of Colorbar acetone free nail remover HERE). But that was not enough to keep my nails healthy... Then i got the Oriflame Nail Growth Booster  and started using this since a week now.. Move down to know it in detail...

Brand Claims- Multi-nutritive  formula helps grow nails longer and stronger in just 3days.  Enhanced with kiwi extracts, vitamins C and E helps to protect, nourish and moisturise nails and cuticles.  Easy to apply and quick absorbing.

Price - Rs 279/- for 8ml.

Packaging- The ONE Oriflame Nail Growth Booster has the similar packaging like the ONE nail polishes...  I like the packaging a lot as it looks so so sturdy and the good thing is the cap has a click lock system which makes these safe to carry around.  The applicator is wide and the bristles are so organised to apply smoothly on nails...  I must say these have the best packaging ever...

My Opinion -  For the first time I am using such growth booster polish for my nails, hence can't compare with any other brands ( not sure if available any though).  I am using this since a week now..

There is a procedure of applying this.. First clean and remove the extra nail paints from your nails, then apply this growth booster like the way we apply nail paint on nails... Then massage the transparent gel on the nail and cuticle area through your finger...  After few seconds the gel disappears like nothing on nail and leaves a nice shine behind which makes the nails look healthy... I am not saying here that this  will do any miracle to your nails overnight but after continues uses may bring a noticeable difference...  I tried to click the before and after pic of my nails but it is looking similar through my camera, hence dropped the idea ..

The growth booster is actually a  transparent gel kind thing but looks baby pink colour inside the bottle..  There are few tiny  yellow particles inside which makes it looking more attractive.  It has kiwi extract and vitamin C and E which helps to nourish and moisturize the nails... I use it 3-4 times a week because naturally my nails grow faster... but if you want to grow your nails faster and want a healthy moisturized nail, then can use twice a day...  The whole process of applying it takes only few seconds which is not bothering though.   I love the fruity kind smell it has...  A totally unique product for me...

I will definitely recommend this to everyone who loves their nails 😉😉 or in doing nailarts...  As our skin needs extra moisturization, in the same way our nails need...  I am so happy by getting this...  Thanks a lot Oriflame for such amazing product... 

Rating - 5/5 😊

Loads of Love..
Xoxo  ❤❤

Miss Claire Lip Creams [Shade 30, 33 & 40] Review & Swatches ... ❤❤

Miss Claire lip creams are so popular among beauty bloggers and vloggers these days because of its affordability and awesome quality...  These are also the exact dupe of NYX matte lip creams...  Not only the shades but also the packaging also almost similar...  In fact all makeup stuffs by Miss Claire  (lip creams, primer, blushes, eyeshadows , etc) has same NYX packaging... 

I wanted to try NYX matte lip creams since long but those were not available in India easily but now NYX is available but with higher price tag...  Hence I dropped the idea of buying NYX and ended up buying the dupe Miss Claire matte lip creams... 

I have bought three shades i.e. shade no. 30, 33 and 40 which are their recent launch shades i guess...  Actually there were 40 shades available in the Miss Claire lip cream range and now they have added few more shades...

I got mine from an instagram  seller Beauty Sixteen as these are not available easily...  Only available in few stores of Metro cities and online sites Amazon and habanna  (with higher price tag)...  Hence I bought from insta seller... 

Price- Rs150/-  to 250/-
(Note : No price mentioned on the bottle, hence it varies from seller to seller)

Brand Claims - It is not a lipstick nor is it a gloss... It is something like you have never experienced before. It is a lipstick that goes smoothly on lips but looks matte.

Packaging - The Miss Claire matte lip creams comes in a plastic colour coded bottle with a black screw cap which is similar to the NYX ones completely.  In some shades the colour coded bottle is not similar to the colour inside...  I find,  it is confusing...  It comes with a duo foot applicator which is very convenient to apply on lips..  The packaging is not very sturdy but we can't expect more at this price... 

Shades - I have three shades i.e. shade no. 30, 33 &40...  It comes with shade numbers not names.. 

1- Shade no. 30 - It is a maroon-ish pink kind shade with very fine golden shimmers which are not noticable easily.. In the lip swatch picture below you can see the shimmer particles as i have taken a closer view otherwise these are not visible in real.

2- Shade no. 33 - The shade 33 is the lighter shade among all these three shades I have...  It is a nice peachy pink shade which don't wash out my complexion...  I think this shade will compliment medium to fair skin tone more.. Initially this shade looks a little patchy on lips but as time passes ,it looks quite normal..

3- Shade no. 40 - It is a cool toned orange shade and looks lovely on my lips... It has no shimmers int it and a subtle shade i must say..

Texture, Pigmentation & Staying Capacity - The Miss Claire lip creams have mousse consistency and  are very creamy in texture and feels like applying butter on my lips...  These are so lightweight on lips like nothing has applied...  It takes maximum 2 minutes to settle into a completely matte finish.. i prefer to exfoliate my lips before it as i have very dry lips .. I don't feel any dryness after applying it but sometimes due to the outer climate I feel a little dry after few hours, but I cover that by dabbling a little lip balm over it...

The lip creams are insanely pigmented except shade 33)... I need only one swipe to bring an opaque finish... The shade number 33 is not that much pigmented as compare to shade 30 and 40.. hence I think lighter shades have less pigmentation capacity...  But you can overcome that by applying two coats... once apply then wait till the first coat dry and then apply the second coat... The darker shade 33 and 40 need only one swipe... 

These Miss Claire lip creams stays for 7-8 hours (sometime a whole day) on my lips without tugging, pulling, drying... It fades a little after meals but I don't mind for a touch-up ...  sometimes I apply a lip liner underneath to increase its staying ability... 

Pros -
🔹Amazing shade range
🔹Exact dupe of NYX lip creams
🔹Super affordable
🔹Buttery texture and very much pigmented
🔹Settles into matte finish
🔹Has vanilla fragrance
🔹Doesn't dry out my lips
🔹Stays for a long time
🔹Very light weight on lips
🔹Cruelty and paraben free

Cons -

Rating - 4.8/5

Recommendation -  I am in love with these Miss Claire lip creams...  These are a really good option for college going girls who are on strict budget...  There are a wide range of shades to choose...  I will recommend for sure..

Loads of Love
Xoxo ❤❤

🎀 What Is pH 5.5 And Its Importance ??? ~ Introducing Sebamed Baby Skincare Range With pH 5.5 🎀

When the little bundle of joy come to our life , we become very much concern about his/her skin as they have the most delicate skin ever ...  It is totally wrong to apply adult's skincare products on baby's skin as their skin is totally different from us...  Baby's skin is three times thinner than adult's skin which makes it more delicate and sensitive...  In New born babies the out layer of skin (i.e.  acid mantle ) is not properly developed (it takes around three months to develop properly) hence there is chances of moisture loss, bacterial infections, etc.  Melanin which is responsible for skin colour is also not developed..  In New born's the sebum or oil production is zero...  hence baby's skin needs extra moisturization and proper care...

What is pH 5.5 and its importance for our skin -

Healthy skin has a protective barrier known as acid mantle which protects our skin from infections, allergies, etc...  That acid mantle is slightly acidic in nature i.e.  has pH 5.5 . 

Break down in the skin's barrier function leads to dry, rough, sensitive, acne prone skin. Hence  due to cracked outer layer of skin moisture lost happens  which invites bacterial infection, allergies, etc...  So it is very important to maintain pH 5.5 of skin...

Why pH 5.5 is necessary for baby's skin from the Day1 -

In new born babies the outer protective layer is normally sterile on pH 7 and it takes approx 3months for the formation of acid mantle..  Hence their outer skin layer is not able to protect skin from infections or allergies...  Even after the formation of acid mantle their skin has not become pH 5.5 for few more months which results dryness on baby's skin...  So it is important to apply a moisturiser with pH 5.5 on their skin to make the acid mantle formation process faster... 

Sebamed has brought a wide range of baby  skincare stuffs with pH 5.5 ... If you are thinking why Sebamed products, I must say, they has such amazing quality stuffs which is completely trust-able for our baby's skin.  Sebamed products are harmful  chemical free, Paraben free, soap free...  The products has no tear formula which is great for babies.  Sebamed products are not tested on animals.. 

The brand has sent me couple of baby skincare stuffs from their pH 5.5 range along with few mom's skincare stuffs samples...  I am using the baby care stuffs on my son...  I will review these products in detail in my next post....  See the below pictures to know what all i received ...

I love this red bag... So beautiful...

Stay tuned...
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