Maybelline Summer Essential Makeup Kit Review

Hello girls, so I’m posting about almost after a month. My job is keeping me too busy and I’m finding it hard to squeeze out some time to blog. However, today I’m here with the review of Maybelline Summer Essential makeup kit. We all are aware what cakey makeup could do to our face when the temperature is high. So should we give up on makeup during summer? Of course not! We can  wear minimal makeup and keep rocking in summer. Maybelline has come up with this wonderful summer essential kit that has few products which we can use daily and look fresh.

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The makeup kit consists of:

  • Maybelline White Superfresh Compact.

This compact is really very lightweight. It instantly brightens my face and doesn’t look cakey at all. The compact blends easily on my skin, controls oiliness and it comes in three shades to suit all types of Indian skin tone. It is priced INR 150 only! Read the complete review here

  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal.

Almost all of us swear by this kajal and it needs no introduction. Easy to use, convenient to carry around, give dark and highly pigmented black color, glides smoothly and do not irritate the eyes. The best part is that it comes at a price of INR 200 only which is quite affordable and for me, one pencil lasts almost a month.

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  • Maybelline Baby Lips Lip balm in the shade Berry crush

Another product which I carry around in my purse all year round. Lip balms can be used any time. They make  our lips softer and prevents dryness. This lip balm comes with a protection of SPF2o and also gives a slight hint of color to the lips. The best part of this lip balm is the wonderful fragrance and the lipstick-like twist up tube which is very hygienic. The lip balm is priced INR 190. I have reviewed it long back here

Clean your face with a hydrating face wash and pat dry. Apply a lightweight moisturizer all over your face and neck. Apply Maybelline White Superfresh Compact, tight-line your eyes with the Maybelline colossal kajal, dab some lip balm and you’re ready to go.

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All these products are my go to makeup products in summer and you can also wear it to your college or work everyday for a fresh and  summer ready look.

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Maybelline White Superfresh 12HR Whitening + Perfecting Compact in Shell Review, Price and FOTD.

Hello girls, so winter is here and it calls for double laziness :p. Lately, I have not been using much makeup due to my busy schedule. All that I do now is to dab some compact, wear kohl and lip balm or lipstick and I’m good to go. Recently, Maybelline sent me their new range of super affordable compact for daily use and I am using it regularly now. It is time when I do a quick review on it, have a look:

Price: INR 150 for 8g

Features: A pure mineral with skin perfecting powders. Visibly lightens complexion while absorbing sweat and oil

  • UV filters protects skin from skin lightening and damage
  • 12 hour fair, fresh and prefect

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Method of use: Apply all over face and neck with the puff provided, Blend well around he eyes, hairline and jawline, for a natural perfect-looking complexion. Dermatologist tested. Available in three shades and suitable for everyday use.

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Shades available: Pearl (light to medium), shell (medium) and Coral (medium to dark)

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My take on the product: This compact from Maybelline comes in a white round case with attached mirror and puff for application. The packaging is sturdy and I’m happy that they are providing a mirror for touch ups at this price.

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I got the shade “Shell” which has yellow undertones and thankfully it matches well with my skin tone. By whitening, it doesn’t makes my face look ghost white but it instantly brightens up my complexion on application. The product has a powdery texture which is not very smooth but it blends well to give a medium coverage and gives a matte finish.

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It stays up to 4 hours after which it needs touch up especially on my oily T-zone. The compact has a pleasant fragrance. It also claims to provide protection against the sun with its UV filters which is a bonus.

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Overall it does a decent job of brightening the skin without making my face look white. Though there are only three shades in this range but I think they’ll suit majority of skin tones. Check out my first FOTD below :p

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Pros: 1. Stays up to 4  hours

2. Smells wonderful

3. Blends well and instantly brightens my skin

4. Inexpensive

Cons: None

Rating: 4.5/5

Recommendation: I’ll highly recommend this product to all since it works wonderfully for regular use and the price is super affordable.

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Maybelline Rebel Bouquet Collection REB02 and REB05 Lipsticks Review, Price, Swatches and LOTD

Hello girls, I am back with a lipstick post after a long time. Today I will be reviewing two lovely lipstick shades from the recently launched Maybelline Rebel Bouquet collection, one is a lovely universally flattering coral pink shade and another one is a lovely bright orange, which is neither too light and neither too bold, just the perfect shade of orange I was looking for!

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Read on to know more about them:

Price: INR 450 for 3.9g

My take on the products: The lipsticks have same packaging as their Color Sensational range with steel colored bullet and the plastic cap similar to the color of the lipstick shade.

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The packaging is sturdy and can be carried around with ease. The lipstick glides on lips easily and gives a sheer coverage on single swipe, however the color is buildable with multiple swipes. The lipstick gives a glossy finish when applied but settles into a matte finish after sometime.

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The color stays on for 4-5 hours on me minus meals. The lipstick do not feathers or dries out my lips. The shade REB02 is a warm coral pink shade that will flatter Indian skin tones well.

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It is a lovely pink shade and brightens up my complexion. The shade REB05 is an orange shade which I am in totally love with! I am wearing the shade almost daily. The color is bright yet not loud, gives a pop of color to my lips and surely is an eye catcher.

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Overall, I am very impressed with Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipsticks for their amazing shades and reasonable price range!

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Pros: 1. Lovely shades

2. Moisturizing

3. Easy to apply on lips

4. Does not bleed

Cons: I wish they did a different packaging for this range. The shades are otherwise difficult to recognize without check out the numbers.

Rating: 5/5

Recommendation: Highly recommended to all the girls looking for bright and summery shades to try out this season.

*Product sent by brand for consideration*

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Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in Keep Up The Flame Review and NOTD

Hello girls, I hope you all are doing great. With wedding season coming up, we cannot think of any color better than red. It has been very long since I posted anything  on nail paints and some of my lovely blog readers have requested me to review nail paints on  the blog too, so here I am with a review of a lovely red nail paint from Maybelline India’s Color Show range. The name of the shade is “Keep Up The Flame” and it is a gorgeous shade to rock this wedding season and definitely one of the best budget buys.

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Read on to know about it:

Price: INR 75 for 6ml

What Maybelline Claims: Stay right on trend from your tips to your toes with new Maybelline Color Show. Our gel based formula with color popping pigments, comes in 40 bold, super stylish shades that look great on nails. So go on, mix, match and make the most of color.

My Take on the product:The product comes in a cylindrical tiny bottle with a transparent body and a black cap. The shade name and number is indicated on the top as shown below.

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The shade “Keep Up The Flame” is a bright red shade with  orange undertones and will flatter Indian skin tones. The shade goes opaque on single application however two coats will give your nails a bright hue.

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The shade is glossy with no hint of shimmer in it. The brush glides easily on nails and is very easy to apply. The staying power of these nail paints is almost 4-5 days after which it slowly starts chipping off from the edges.

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Pros: 1. Lovely  shade

2. Gives a glossy finish

3. Decent staying power

4. Very reasonably priced

Cons: None

Rating: 5/5

Recommendation: Highly recommended to all!

Which is your favourite Nail polish from Maybelline Color Show range? Let us know in the comments below….

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Maybelline Color Tattoo By Eyestudio in Tenacious Teal Review, Swatch and EOTD

Hello all, sorry for being MIA guys, I am a bit busy with my college assignments these days and I am hardly getting time to log in my laptop. Anyways, I managed to log in today and I am here with the review of a lovely gel eyeshadow from the house of Maybelline. The name of the shade is “Tenacious Teal”, so you can guess by the name how beautiful the shade is….

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This is my first ever gel eyeshadow and I was skeptical while buying it because I thought it would look too loud on me, but somehow I went on and purchased it and I fell in love with this eyeshadow within a few uses. Read on to know more  about Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow in Tenacious Teal below:

Price: INR 350 for 4g

What the Product Claims: Ink intensity. Tattoo tenacity. Dare to wear the longest lasting shadow. Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Tattoo’s ink technology creates the most saturated shadow. Cream gel smoothes on for vibrant, crease-proof color that never fades. Dare to get inked.

 

  • 24 hour wear without creasing or fading
  • Ink pigments for intense color
  • Unique cream-gel texture

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Ceresin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cyclomethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax / Cire De Candelilla, Caprylyl Glycol, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tin Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Paraffin. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 16035 / Red 40 Lake, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77289 / Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide.

 

Method of Application: Use fingertip to apply Color Tattoo eyeshadow over lids and blend well.
My Take on the Product: The product comes in a little pot like packaging with transparent body and a black screw lid.
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The product is travel friendly and will fit in a coin purse even! The name of the shade along with the serial number is mentioned on the top of the lid. The shade “Tenacious Teal” is a vibrant blue shade that will flatter any skin tone.
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This shade is great to complement party look and will instantly add a pop of color to your eyes. Coming to the texture, it is smooth and creamy making it easy to apply on lids. I usually skin primer while applying this to my lid since the shade is very pigmented but you can always apply a primer to make it last longer.
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Staying power is good and the shade hardly fades out. Application is done best with finger tips however too much of the product leads to uneven application so it is advised to apply less amount and gradually build up the shade as per your need.Overall This is a lovely eyeshadow and I am very happy that I went forward and purchased it. Here is an EOTD below, sorry for the uneven application, I did it in a hurry.
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Pros: 1. Lovely shade

2. Highly pigmented

3. Creamy texture and easy to apply

4. Cute packaging

Cons: Too much of the product leads to uneven application

Rating: 4.5/5

Will I recommend It?: Yes, this is a lovely shade to include in your kitty especially if you like bold look or want to add a pop of color to your eyes whenever you go out!

Have you tried Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows yet? How do you like them? Share with us in the comments below…..

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My Mini Maybelline Haul & Flipkart.com Website Review

Hello peeps, I’m back with another online shopping experience, this time with flipkart.com. I got a gift voucher of Rs.500 from dealstan blogging contest and as expected, I headed straight to flipkart’s beauty category. I always wanted to try a gel eyeliner so i chose Maybelline lasting drama gel liner in black and as there was still 50 bucks left, I added some more amount to it and ordered Maybelline hyper curl volume express mascara.

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About Flipkart (from the website): Flipkart went live in 2007 with the objective of making books easily available to anyone who had internet access. Today, we’re present across various categories including movies, music, games, mobiles, cameras, computers, healthcare and personal products, home appliances and electronics, stationery, perfumes, toys, apparels, shoes – and still counting!Be it our path-breaking services like Cash on Delivery, a 30-day replacement policy, EMI options, free shipping – and of course the great prices that we offer, everything we do revolves around our obsession with providing our customers a memorable online shopping experience. Then there’s our dedicated Flipkart delivery partners who work round the clock to personally make sure the packages reach on time.So it’s no surprise that we’re a favourite online shopping destination.

My Shopping Experience at Flipkart: Flipkart is among the top and best online shopping sites in India. It initially started as an o line destination for buying books and electronics and eventually expanded as a one stop destination for all your needs. Presently flipkart has in store books section, clothing section, health & beauty section, electronic goods and home & kitchen items. The website is simple and easily navigable. You can find different categories at the top of the homepage. Each category gives you a drop down menu of sub categories.

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 You can also browse product in sidebar. There is also a separate offer zone and a section featuring “deal of the day” . Simply browse through the range of products available, select the items you need, click on buy now and go ahead to payment.
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I placed my order on 11th May, Sunday. As soon as my order got confirmed, I got an email and text message confirming the same. I received both the products in different date. I was given a tracking number within 24 hours.The Maybelline lasting drama gel liner delivered to me on 16th May, 2014 and the Maybelline hyper curl volume express mascara on 17th May, 2014. Both the items came in perfect condition and were securely wrapped. On receiving the orders,I received another mail and text message confirming the delivery. Here are the pics below.

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Sorry, I forgot to click  pictures of the second package containing the mascara as my exam was going on. Overall, I’m happy with my purchase and will love to shop with them again.

Pros: 1. Easily navigable website

2. Separate offer zone

3. A variety of products available

4. Most of the products were in stock

5. There is a section for international makeup too!

Cons: I wish they offer more offers and discount on makeup products.

My Rating: 4/5

Will I Shop With Them again? : Yes! Eying their apparel section already 🙂

Have you shopped with flipkart.com? How was your shopping experience?

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Five Kajals Available in India Under Rs.250

Hello girlies…. We, Indian women are always complimented for our naturally beautiful eyes.

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No matter how much alien you are to makeup, you will always have one kajal in your kitty. Today, in this post I have listed five of my favorite kajal which are inexpensive and could be purchased by college going girls like me :). Have a look at them below:

1. Maybelline Colossal Kajal- Rs. 175

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I guess Maybelline Colossal Kajal needs no introduction. It is one of the most purchased kajal in India. It comes in a yellow pencil like packaging. You need to twist up the kajal and use it. The kajal gives you an intense black look and is smudge proof. Staying power is up to 6 -7 hours. The kajal could be removed with a makeup remover. You can read my detailed review on Maybelline Colossal Kajal here.

2. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal In Black– Rs. 200

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Another popular kajal from the house of Lakme. It comes in a black pencil like packaging and the kajal could be up to use. It is highly pigmented and is smudge proof. It stays for 5-6 hours and could be removed with a makeup remover.

3. Lotus Herbals Natural Kajal- Rs. 125

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A 100% vegan kajal made of all natural ingredients. This kajal is enriched with camphor and almond oil. Almond oil keep eyes naturally healthy and camphor prevents all types of eye infections. The kajal has a conical shape, glides like a dream on eyes and staying power is almost 4 hours.

4. Himalaya Herbals Healthcare Kajal- Rs. 120

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Himalaya Herbals Healthcare Kajal is another herbal kajal enriched with the goodness of effective herbs that soothes and protects eyes. It has ingredients like almond oil, castor oil etc and is waterproof too. Staying power is almost 3-4 hours. Opthalmologically tested and safe to use.

5. Jovees Kajal- Rs. 90

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A wonderful kajal from Jovees, comes in a lipstick like case packaging and looks sleek and stylish. The pigmentation is decent and staying power is almost 5 hours. The kajal is safe to use and soothes eyes.

Which one among these is your favourite?

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Celebrating 100+ likes on Facebook-Potsnpalettes Beauty Blog’s First Giveaway Winner Announced!!

Hello lovely people, the result is here………………..

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The winner of Potsnpalettes Beauty Blog’s First Giveaway is RAMYA RAO!!

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Congratulations girl! 🙂

I will drop you a mail at your email ID. Reply back to it within 48 hours, failing to which I have to pick up another winner….

I would like to thank everyone who have participated in this giveaway. For those who haven’t won this time, don’t get disheartened, there will be more giveaways soon!

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Have a good day everyone!! ❤

Five Fuchsia Lipsticks For Indian Skintones

Hello everybody. I am currently in Visakhapatnam for a family trip, I will put up the trip pictures soon in facebook. You can add me in facebook to check out the pics. I was planning to do a post on best red lipsticks for a long time but with more and more gals going crazy for fuschia lipsticks, I thought to write a post about it first.Read on to know about my favourite five fuchsia lipsticks and see if you have all of them in your vanity.

1. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia Fix
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Price: INR 275
This lipstick is from the Colorbar velvet matte range. No wonder, this lipstick is one of the most raved about lipstick from Colorbar. This lipstick has a matte finish yet it is very moisturizing on lips. It is a light wearable fuchsia shade and is suitable for every day wear. Stays on lips for 5-6 hours and fades leaving behind a nice tint. It will look good on all skin tones.

2. Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick #135

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Price: INR 225
A lovely bright pink lipstick from Lakme satin enrich range. These lippies are good for those who are looking for lipsticks in budget. The lipstick has nice pigmentation and gives a creme finish to your lips. It stays for almost 3 hours. This color will look very flattering on dusky beauties.

3. L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Intense Fuchsia
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Price: INR 785
This one is another wonderful fuchsia lipstick from L’Oreal Paris. A hot and funky fuchsia shade that would really make you the centre of attraction. The texture is creamy and it stays on lips for almost 5 hours. This color will look great on fair to medium skin tones.

4. MAC Girl About The Town
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INR-990
This is from amplified MAC creme lipstick range, bright pink in color with blue undertones. It has great pigmentation and stays on lips for almost 5 hours. It fades leaving behind a nice pinkish tint. It has a creamy texture which won’t make your lips dry. This shade will suit all skin tones.

5. Maybelline Superstay 14hr Lipstick in Infinitely Fuchsia
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INR-525
A beautiful fuchsia lipstick from Maybelline Superstay range. I love Maybelline products and their quality never disappoints me. This lipstick feels a bit drying on lips so it is recommended to use a lip balm underneath if you have dry lips. It stays for almost 6 hours on lips. This shade will look good on fair to medium skin tones.

I hope you found this post helpful. Do share your thoughts and tell me about your favourite fuchsia lipsticks too!

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My Favourite Five Blue Nailpolishes

Hello everyone, how are you all doing? Don’t you love blue nailpolishes? When I was in early years of my school there were only few blue nail polishes available from local brands, I don’t remember Lakme having one back then. I got hold of a local made blue nail paint & I remember how much I loved the color & how I kept showing it to my friends. Thank god,now most of the cosmetic brands have blue nailpolishes & each of them are unique & beautiful in their own way. Today I’ll list my favourite 5 blue nail polishes in this post.

1. Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in Shocking Sea

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Price-INR 75
Maybelline India launched their Color Show range few months back but due to its affordable price & range of colors available, these nail Polishes have become a hit among the girls. The Maybelline Color Show nail polish in Shocking Seas is a true teal blue color with glossy finish. It stays for 3-4 days without chipping. Use a base coat & top coat to make it last a little longer.

2. Lakme Fast & Fabulous Nail Paint in Aqua Blast
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Price-INR199
A true blue color from the Lakme Fast & Fabulous range. Sleek packaging, dries on nails fast (claims to dry up in 40 seconds) & has fine shimmer. Gives a glossy finish to nails.

3. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Vernis 613 Blue Reef

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Price-INR 225
A dark glamorous greenish blue nail paint that promises to stay 7 day  long. Nice applicator brush provides smooth glide of color on nails. It comes in a classy packaging with golden cap.

4. Revlon Nail Polish in Midnight Affair
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Price-INR160
A metallic dark blue shade with silver shimmers. This color will actually remind of midnight sky. Very classy & sophisticated color. Stays for 5-6 days without chipping.

5. Colorbar Nail Polish in Shade 19 – Exclusive
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Price-INR 175
A bright blue shade with glossy finish. Stays decently for 5-6 days without chipping. The applicator brush is smooth & fine. This color will brighten up your hand instantly.

I hope this article was helpful to you. Which blue nail polish do you own? Share your comments below.

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