Thursday, 16 April 2015

Product Review - Maybelline Color Show Bright Sparks Nail Enamel - Glowing Wine #704

Product Review - Maybelline Color Show Bright Sparks Nail Enamel - Glowing Wine #704
Product Review - Maybelline Color Show Bright Sparks Nail Enamel - Glowing Wine #704
   Maybelline launched 8 amazing shades of nail enamels under the name Color Show Bright Sparks late last year following the release of 8 glamorous and sparkling shades of Color Show Glitter Mania in addition to the original 40 shades of Color Show nail enamels taking the total number of shades under the brand name Color Show to a whopping 56. Of the 8 bright and colorful shades released, I am reviewing the shade Glowing Wine here.

Product Review - Maybelline Color Show Bright Sparks Nail Enamel - Glowing Wine #704

Product Review - Maybelline Color Show Bright Sparks Nail Enamel - Glowing Wine #704

   Product Claims: The Maybelline New York Color Show Bright Sparks Collection presents eye-catching nail shades inspired by colors trending at the New York Fashion Week. This collection offers 8 glitzy nail polish shades, with each shade being hand-picked by India's top beauty bloggers. The range includes glamorous shades like Glowing Wine, Power of Red, Firewood Brown, Blazing Blue, Spark of Steel, Burnished Gold and Molten Maroon. Color your nails with Color Show Bright Sparks nail colors and stay fashion-forward this season!

   Price: Rs. 85/-
   Volume: 6 ml
   Shelf Life: 36 months.

Product Review - Maybelline Color Show Bright Sparks Nail Enamel - Glowing Wine #704

   Maybelline New York Color Show Bright Sparks nail enamels come as cylindrical see through glass bottles with a black colored cap with the shade name and code engraved on top. These signature Color Show bottles are attractive, sturdy, compact and easy to carry.
   Glowing Wine is a rich and dark burgundy-wine colored enamel with loads of glitter particles in it though it appears more of a magenta shade in add prints. It has the right consistency for smooth, flawless application. Though the color is dark enough to give opaque nails in a single coat, double coat of the enamel is recommended for perfect finish. The enamel dries up pretty quickly to give a smooth glossy finish without streaking. The biggest downside of this range is the fact that the enamel starts to chip and show evidence of tip wear within a day or two and doesn't survive a head-bath for me. The enamel comes off easily with use of a nail polish remover without leaving any residual stain behind despite the rich color. Another negative is that the formula thickens in consistency and dries up on storage earlier than many other enamels. At Rs. 85/- a piece, it is very reasonably priced.

   Great variety of shades and easy availability across the nation makes it a good buy.

Product Review - Maybelline Color Show Bright Sparks Nail Enamel - Glowing Wine #704 

Product Review - Maybelline Color Show Bright Sparks Nail Enamel - Glowing Wine #704


- Packaged in sturdy and attractive cylindrical signature 'Color Show' glass bottles.
- The flat brush makes application easy.
- Consistency of the enamel is just right!
- Gives uniform color without streaking. 
- A single coat gives almost opaque colored nails.
- Quick dry formula.
- Gives a smooth glossy finish. 
- Does not stain the nails.
- Easy to remove. 
- Will suit all skin tones. 
- Reasonably priced.
- Easily available across the country.
- Available in 8 smashing shades.

- The shade 'Glowing Wine' looks very different in person when compared to print pictures.
- Chips and shows tip wear in a day or two.

- On storage, the enamel thickens faster than many other nail enamels.

Product Review - Maybelline Color Show Bright Sparks Nail Enamel - Glowing Wine #704

   Verdict: 3.5/5. Despite the low staying power, Glowing Wine is an enticing shade perfect for Indian skin tones. Apply it to compliment traditional Indian wear to jazz up your nails!

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Product Review - Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

   Last year, Dove developed specifically tailored ranges - Damage Solutions to repair damaged hair and Nutritive Solutions to make dry hair feel nourished. The products that I am reviewing here belong to the Damage Solutions category.

    Product Claims: This formula with Keratin Actives help fortify proteins at the cellular level, reduces breakage and gives you strong hair. Enjoy free-flowing, lustrous locks.

    Dove Intense Repair Shampoo:
   Price: Rs. 155/-
   Volume: 180 ml
   Shelf Life: 24 months
   Directions: Apply to wet hair, lather then rinse. For best results use daily and follow with Dove Intense Repair conditioner. In case of contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly.

    Dove Intense Repair Conditioner:
   Price: Rs. 150/-
   Volume: 170 ml
   Shelf Life: 24 months
   Directions: After shampooing massage conditioner through hair and rinse thoroughly after 1 to 3 minutes. For best results, use daily with Dove Intense Repair Shampoo. In case of contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly.

    The Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner come in sturdy white plastic containers with flip-caps with all relevant details printed on them. Both the products have the signature 'Dove' fragrance and are just the right consistency - Neither too thick nor too runny. The shampoo does the job of cleansing the hair quite well, getting rid of dirt and grime in just a single wash. The conditioner makes the hair smooth and easier to detangle. Both the products work perfectly well when used in small quantity and are very easy to rinse off. 
   The end result of using this range over a period of time is healthier, well moisturized and more manageable hair which are soft and smooth to touch. Helps marginally in reduction of hair-fall. Easy availability and it's cost effectiveness are cherry on the top!

- Packaged in sturdy leak proof containers with flip cap.
- Shampoo as well as the conditioner have a similar subtle pleasant fragrance.
- Both products have a good consistency - Neither too thick nor too runny.
- A small amount is enough to get optimal result.
- Considerable difference in single use. 
- Shampoo lathers abundantly and cleanses the hair well.
- Conditioner makes detangling hair very easy.
- Both products can be rinsed easily.
- Hair appears more soft, smooth and lustrous after use.
- Helps dry hair by moisturizing them well.
- Makes them more manageable by reducing friz.
- Makes hair look healthier.
- Easily available in India.
- Pretty cost effective!

- Contains sulphates and other harmful chemicals.
- Not very effective against hair fall.

    Verdict: 4.25/5. Easy on the pockets and gentle on hair, definitely a range worth giving a try!

Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Nature's Co. brings in this season with a myriad of impelling offers!

  TNC brings in this season with a myriad of impelling offers!

   Here it is... April at The Nature's Co.!  With the onset of spring and summer on the horizon, there is something about this season's juncture that brings out our fun, playful side! It is the time of year for carefree beach trips, driving with the windows down and romantic date nights under the stars. Adding to the exhilarating time and endowing the boons of the Nature Gods not only to your skin, but also to the mind, body, mood and soul, The Nature's Co. reasserts to make this experience excellingly by furnishing a plethora of incredible offers, discounts and deals gratuitously, across their range of bath, body, hair and skin natural and vegan beauty products.

The BIG Big Bang Summer Sale

   The BIG Big Bang Summer Sale (Valid for 92 Hours only) - From the 2nd of April to the 5th of April, enjoy the luxuriance of buying one product and getting another one ABSOLUTELY FREE on . There is definitely no better time to embrace the refreshing powers of Mother Nature than now! Products under B1G1 Sale Tab only.

The Hot Summer Sale

   The Hot Summer Sale - This sultry solstice also brings along an invigorating, fresh wave straight from the Nature Gods - A Flat 20% off on ALL ORDERS placed by TNC online shoppers on and an added extra 10% off on purchase of Rs. 3000/- and above, definitely calls for a sign of relief in the warm weather.

Sun Essential Kit

   Sun Essential Kit - Lazy days, slipsh-splash, rays of sunshine, ice-cream and popsicles, giggles and smiles, sunnies, swimwear, twinkling stars, camp fires, s'mores, and The Nature's Co. Sun Essential Kit! TNC gets you beach ready with their Sun Essential Kit now at a special price of Rs. 2715 Rs. 1695/- only! Also comes with a complimentary sarong from The Beach Co. to enjoy the sunshine without a care in the world.

TNC's Exfoliating Body Wash

   Exfoliating Body Wash - Dive into the goodness of Natural Beauty and leave your skin gleaming and sparkling with this season's special - TNC's Exfoliating Body Wash. Surrender to this fruity mix of natural exfoliators in 3 distinct flavors - Kiwi, Cranberry and Lemonpeel endowed with all it's benefits, now at Rs. 845 Rs. 695/- only. Limited period offer, so indulge now! In Store as well on E store.

The Limoncello Brightening Face Wash

   NEW LAUNCH - Inspired from our founder's visit to Amalfi Coast, Italy, The Limoncello Brightening Face Wash, refreshes, energizes and takes you back to the surreal beauty of Capri. This exotic mix helps remove tan, enhances your skin tone, lightens your complexion, balances your skin's PH levels, removes dirt and oil from your face giving you luminous and smooth skin - All at Rs. 695 only.

#SummerSplash Beauty Wish Box

   Here's the last but definitely not the least, the much awaited:
   #SummerSplash Beauty Wish Box - Your ultimate beauty guide to avert this April's heat - Now with the hot Packaging Revealed!
Stemming from the season’s need, the Summer Splash BeautyWish Box - an exhilarating obsession to possess, now includes one full size and five deluxe sized revitalising products packed in trendy, hot neon colored, summery bags at Rs. 595/- only. This relief of letting you dive into the goodness of rejuvenation also comes with a 35% discount voucher, complimentary goodies and an added advantage of cash on delivery service available. So why wait to liberate from the sultry, scorching heat and look your natural best this summer! Subscribe now in-stores or online at

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