Thursday, March 31, 2011

Biore Pore Pack for Black Head Removal

Hello Beauties, On my recent visit to the local H&G stores, I found these small packets lying in a corner. The Pond's nose strips that I had used don't work at all, so when I found this imported nose strips, I decided to give it a try & got only one pack.
There is no description or  product claim or the ingredients list. On one side of the pack are the instructions to use it & on the other side there are precautions to be taken mentioned.

Price of one strip- Rs. 35 INR( I found this expensive considering it's the price for just 1 strip)

Available at- Health & Glow stores.

My Experience- The pack has all the instruction about the usage printed on it, so it's very easy to use. I just followed the instructions & applied it & waited for it to dry for 15 minutes & removed it. The procedure is  just like getting your hand waxed with wax strips but less painful. The strip does remove most of the black heads but I could still see some left on the nose. So I think  this strip would work best if used after taking steam or  hot shower.

Will I repurchase this: Yes Definitely. I would use this after taking steam to get rid of the black heads.


All the products reviewed in here are bought by myself, if they are not I would specify it before reviewing.
All the pics used in here are mine and some of them might be from the Internet which I would specify too.

Noopur's Chocolicious Giveaway

Hello Beauties, Bubbly Noopur is holding a Chocolicious Giveaway. Today is the last day to participate & win a BASKETS OF PREMIUM HANDMADE CHOCOLATES.
Do visit her beauty blog here & the Chocolicious blog here . To enter the giveaway click here

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rakshanda's Giveaway at Chamber of Beauty

Rakshanda is hosting a lovely giveaway. Here is a list of the giveaway stuff.

Revlon Colorburst lipstick( tell the shade name when you win)
Revlon compact powder
Revlon Colorstay eyeliner
Maybelline diamond quad (tell the shade name when you win)
Chambor blush duo
Black stone studded bracelet
& last but not the least Pink stone studded jewelery set(necklace & earrings)

Do visit her blog & here is the link to her giveaway

Jiya's International Giveaway at shoppingaholic

Hello Beauties, Jiya at shoppingaholic is hosting a lovely giveaway where her friends can choose whatever they want for the giveaway from the following list. Do visit her blog.

a) Dress

b) Beauty Stuff

c) Home Decor

d) Shoes

e) Bag

f) Watch

g) Fragrance

h) Jewellery

Check out her blog here  & Enter the giveaway here.

How to make use of your Old Pigment

Hello Beauties, Today I would like to introduce you all to a beautiful trick of reusing your pigment. 
If you are getting bored with your regular nail polishes & want to have some fun, take out those pigments out & convert the pigment into a nice nail color. Here is the trick to do that.

Step 1:  Take some pigment on a white paper or you could use directly from the box.

Step 2: Take some pigment using a Q-tip & start dabbing on the nail.

Step 3: Take a clear coat & apply it on the nail. It’s better not to use your expensive top coat to avoid spoiling it, because a lot of pigment gets stuck to the brush. I used some unknown brand top coat.

Step 4: Let this dry & once this dries, apply your regular favourite top coat & you are done.

So this is how I achieved the copper pigment nail color. ;-) Hope you guys like it.

P.S There is another way of doing it. You can just mix the pigment & clear coat on a paper & apply that, but I found the above procedure easy.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Avon color dual ended collection- Eye

Hello Beauties, Today I'm going to review the Avon dual ended collection which is created by Jillian Dempsey - Avon's Global creative color Director.
 Jillian Dempsey is a Hollywood Make up Artist, her handiwork has been published in Allure, Esquire,Elle, Vanity Fair& Marie Claire.
The dual collection is available for eyes & lips. The Eye collection has a combination of eye shadow & liquid liner & the Lip collection has a combination of Lipstick & Lip gloss. 
The Eye collection is available in 3 shades- Spring Green/Metallic brown, Passionate Rose/ Passionate Plum, Silver/Metallic Blue. 
I got the Silver/Metallic Blue shade.

How to apply the eye collection: Apply the eyeshadow starting from the inner corner of your lid towards the outer. Line your eyes with the liner along the lash line and blend in the eyeshadow.

Price : Rs. 299. I got this at Rs. 199 under the special introductory price last month.

My Experience with dual eye collection: I like the eyeliner, its a nice color & stays for few hours, but this isn't a waterproof eyeliner, so if one sweats excessively & rubs it, it will just come off. The color of the eye liner is Metallic Blue & looks lovely on the eyes. The eye shadow turned out to be  a dud, it just disappears within few minutes, so I just don't feel the need to apply it, it's a mere waste. All in all, the only best part about the dual eye collection is the liquid liner.

Will I repurchase or recommend it : Absolutely not, it is not at all a  must have collection.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Konad Nail Art & Blue Striped Nail Art

Hello Beauties, This is my first attempt at Konad Stamping & I'm so glad it came out good. I requested a friend of mine who lives in the US to get this because we don't get these Konad Nail Art stuff in my city.Also I have done a simple nail art using cello tape. Hope you guys like it.

Here is a step by step procedure on how to do Konad Nail art.
Step1: Paint your nails with any color you like, I painted them with Avon Nail color.
Step 2: Take Konad Special Nail Polish & apply it on the Konad Design Plate.
Step 3: Take a Konad scraper & scrape across the Konad Design Plate to remove excess polish.
Step 4: Immediately Press the Konad stamp to pick up the design.
Step 5: Stamp the image onto your nail & apply a top coat to complete the nail art.

Here is the step by step procedure to create the striped nail art.

Step1: Paint your nails with any color you like, I painted them with Avon Blue Nail color.
Step 2: Cut cello tape into strips according to choice.( You could also use a scotch tape) & keep pressing them on your hand until it loses the stickiness.
Step 3: Apply the strips on the nail & then painted the complete nails once again with Avon Juicy Plum nail color.
Step 4: Once the nail paint dries, take off the strips slowly,apply a top coat to complete the nail art.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fruity & Dotted Simple Nail art

Hello Beauties, as promised I have put up the pictures of the nail art designs with the step by step procedure.
Here is a step by step procedure on how to do the simple nail art.

Step 1: Applied base coat & painted my nails with Avon Golden nail color.
Step 2: Created black dots using a tooth pick.
Step 3: After the black dots dried, applied white dots on the black ones.

Step 4: Apply top coat & you are done.
Here is a step by step procedure on how to do the fruity nail art.

Step 1: Applied base coat & painted my nails with Shimmery nail color.
Step 2: Took a orange 3D Nail Sticker from the Konad Nail Art collection
Step 3: Using a tweezer or just your nail you could stick the nail stickers at the desired position.

Step 4: Apply top coat & you are done.

P.S I have taken the pictures with my cell phone, that's the reason some of the pictures look dull.
Hope you guys like the nail art :-)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Beginning for Serenity

Hello Beauties,  This is my first blog post yayyy :P FIREWORKS & DRUMROLL :P. So here is teaser of  a few nail art designs I have done. I would be doing few more with detailed steps. Hope you all like it. :-)
Special thanks to Cali( I befriended her through IMBB), she is from the Software field, so I asked her so many questions on the designing part of the blog & she gladly helped me.