I love matte lipsticks and when Revlon sent me three of their newly launched Matte Nail Enamel shades , I was excited to try them out. The colours I received were, Marine Matte, Sunny Matte and Cool Matte and each of these are priced at 190 INR. They currently come in 8 shades ranging from reds to corals to blues.
Shades available: Hot Matte, Marine Matte, Coral Matte, Rosy Matte, Cool Matte, Sunny Matte, Flaming Matte and Crimson Matte.
Price: 190 INR
This was the first ever time I was trying matte nail paints and I was so surprised by the fast drying formula of these nail paints. But this could be a disadvantage too, if you don’t close the lid of the bottles fast. The consistency is a bit runny but goes opaque in 2-3 coats. The colours look super intense due to the matte finish and looks really classy on the nails be it long or short nails.
The only point that was a bit disappointing was it’s longevity, but that might be also because I do the house chores including washing utensils everyday. With all the washing and cleaning, the nail paint was still intact for 4-5 days after which it started chipping at the tip. I would suggest to apply a matte top coat to make sure that the nail paint stays for a longer period of time and to avoid chipping.
Despite all this, I absolutely love the colours and how it looks on my nails. Ever since I moved to the new place, I haven’t been getting time to go for manicure and have a bit of a dry skin around the nails. But these nail paints still make my hands look nice and presentable. Since I wanted to try all the three colours at once (call me impatient!), I thought of trying some easy nail art and this is the best I could come with, without any nail art brushes. I’m a total amateur when it comes to nail art, hence this was real fun to do and I was jumping around like a happy kid with my colourful nails. HEHEE!!!
I would totally recommend the Revlon Matte Nail Enamels as they are not heavy on the pockets compared to some of their other matte counterparts and if you don’t mind changing nail colours on a weekly basis, this is totally your stuff. My ratings for the product would be 4.5/5 only because of its short staying and a need for a top coat.
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First of all a big big big SORRY for disappearing for almost 2 weeks from here. I was held up with so much of stuff from work to studies to even health. The weather here in Bangalore is really bad due to the heavy rainfall and hence I was super pissed for not able to take good pictures outdoors.
If you have read my previous post about this new clothing rental website KLOZEE(click here), you would know how much I loved the whole concept of renting some really amazing outfits for a small price. Since I loved Klozee so much that I went ahead and ordered 2 more outfits and styled it for the wedding season- an Indian wear and a cocktail dress.
This is that time of the year when the wedding invitations would be pouring and obviously nobody would want to repeat their outfits and that’s when KLOZEE comes into rescue with so many options to choose from. Here, I have chosen a pretty wine colored LEHENGA which is perfect to be worn for that special wedding event and an elegant red maxi dress for the after-party. Don’t mind the background and the lighting in the pictures as I had no option but to shoot it inside the house with a very poor lighting due to the rain.
The wine lehenga was so pretty on it’s own that I did not want to accessorize it hence paired it with a neckpiece that I got from CNDirect.com and a pair of ethnic earrings. For that perfect cocktail party, The red dress with the caged detailing on the neckline made it all the way more easier to not think of what accessories to wear as it was perfect on its own.
I loved how both these outfits were super affordable and I rented the red dress for just 449INr(actual price-4000INR) and the wine colored lehenga for 3499INR(30000INR) and you don’t need to worry about washing them or returning them right away as they let you keep it for 2 complete days and send the pickup boy to come collect it from your house. And as I mentioned earlier in my previous post, they even have a 3HR express delivery service for those emergency events you want to attend.
If you still haven’t checked their website and the awesome collection, head over to their website Klozee.com to get the perfect outfit for this wedding season. Also they have some great discounts going on and you can check them out on their FACEBOOK PAGE as well to avail some of their best offers.As they clearly mention on their website, all you need to do is “INDULGE, AND NOT SPLURGE” because #RentIsTheNewBuy!!!!
Have your ever rented outfits before??Let me know in the comments below.Till then STAY AWESOME!! 🙂
How’s Monday treating you all? Mine was super hectic as I had to clean my entire house since I was away from Bangalore for almost a month and it was a living hell in my house here. Anyway, today I will be telling you all about my first ever meetup as a blogger with some really awesome people from this app based company called ELANIC. If you are a regular on my blog, a few months ago I had talked about this amazing app and how you can make good amount of money with your used clothes, shoes and accessories by selling on ELANIC. And if you haven’t read that post CLICK HERE.
So a few days ago, I received an email from the team of ELANIC inviting me for a meetup with some of their app users on 1st of November. To be honest, I was jumping around in joy because I have never been invited to any such events and being a blogger, I knew there would be many other bloggers from Bangalore who would be coming there as well. So the day of the meetup, which was supposed to happen at a very chilled out and popular place in Kormangala, Bangalore called the “BISTRO CLAYTOPIA” from 12 PM to 3 PM. Since I had just returned back from Chennai, I had to rush over to the venue with literally 30-40 minutes to get ready and put on makeup and leave from my place. Trust me guys, that’s like a big achievement for me as people who know will tell you what a mess I can be when it comes to getting ready to even go for a casual day outing , forget a major event or a party.
So somehow I managed to reach BISTRO CLAYTOPIA around 40 minutes late and I was kind of conscious to enter thinking that the others would have already reached. To my surprise I was the first one to arrive and guys, that’s called being an “INDIAN” right. We are never on time anywhere and likes to be super cool about it. HEHEE (YES!! WE ARE THE STARS OF EVERY PARTY 😉 )
It was such a lovely and laid back kind of a place and I met the members of the ELANIC team and they were some of the most amazing and affectionate people I’ve met so far. I got a chance to meet the founders of this amazing venture along with the other cool people of their around 8 member family naming Palkush Chawla, Aditi Rohan, Shruthi George, Shaaz and a few others( If you are reading this, sorry guys I totally forgot your names). Anyway, back to the topic, I had a wonderful conversation with all of them about what they are doing and how they moved from a house to a complete setup office in just a matter of months. It was so inspiring to know the story of ELANIC grow in such a short span. Slowly the others who were invited also arrived and meeting each one of them was such a delight. We got to share so much of our stories and experiences with each other. I even met few other bloggers like Sonia from sheervanitysonia.com and Debalina who is a food blogger. I also got to meet a few other ladies from doctors to engineers and many more.
We were served with some refreshing lemonade and iced tea and some yummy starters and had to introduce officially to everyone including the ELANIC crew. Sadly, between all this happening, the rain god decided to spoil our fun and we had to rush indoors but we managed to continue our fun event, chit chatting away to glory 😀
One of the co-founders, Palkush wanted to know our feedback about the app and how it can be improved further. We all gave in our opinions and how all of us loved their quick service and the amazing quality check they do before sending out any pre-owned stuff at our doorstep. We were even given a blank ceramic STAR, which is the ELANIC’s logo , to paint however we want and was promised to send it out to us later as fridge magnets as a token of remembrance. I could feel the kid awakening in me as I was literally walking around to everyone’s table to pick up all sorts of colors to make my star look the most colorful.
We got to eat some really tasty lunch from the BISTRO CLAYTOPIA’s menu and I decided to have masala chicken roll which turned out to be so yum. In the end, we all took some really cool photos with the entire ELANIC COMMUNITY and got to write a short message each for the elanic team. We were sent off with a cute paper goodie bag which had a really pretty indoor bamboo plant and a tiny message bottle with a message in it.
It was a Sunday to be remembered and was absolutely worth all the fun we had. The people I met from both Elanic and the users were so fabulously sweet and I got to learn so much from each one of them. I also had the opportunity to spread more info about my blog and they were really sweet to check out my blog and give me some suggestions to improve the blog. This was my first ever event being a blogger and I will be remembering it for a lot of reasons.
Hope you all liked to read my experience and I would love to know your thoughts about this post.And if you haven’t checked out this app, DOWNLOAD it now as they are coming soon to DELHI and MUMBAI this year See you in my net post…
I know it’s Monday and I should be drowning myself in those sucky Monday blues. But I’m just too excited because I’ve been loaded with so many packages from all the online shopping I did in the last week. I’ll definitely do a haul post soon. Let’s get back to the rest of the days in my ANDAMAN SAGA.
So, this was the day we thought to relax a bit and stay away from the sea and planned to visit the famous CHATHAM SAW MILL. This saw mill is credited to be one of the biggest and oldest saw mills in Asia which is located at the north tip of the Andaman. Chatham is famous for the colonial history of Andaman and dates back to 1883 and was set up by the British.Just close to the saw mill, there is a forest museum that exhibits some of the masterpieces made from Andaman woods.
Let me tell you a little bit of history behind this place. Chatham mill was of utmost importance in the pre-independence era as it catered to the needs of the British. During the second world war, it became a prey to the heavy bombarding done by the Japanese and was badly destroyed as one bomb hit it directly. The Japanese then occupied this island and it remained under their rule till 1945. Post second world war, the island revived its glory and the mill started functioning again in 1946 and since then it has never looked back.
So this place is actually located in a small island like place which is also called the CHATHAM ISLAND and is connected by a bridge. As soon as we reached there, we could see wood all around (of course). Large piles of woods can were being loaded, unloaded, sorted, cut and moulded. We saw how these wood logs are cut in the mill for various purposes and the main wood of Andaman that is known for its life-long durability is the “PADAUK WOOD“. When we were living in PORT BLAIR, we got a couple of furnitures made for our future house then, and guys they look as good as new now when we opened them during our house- warming ceremony.
On the way to see the FOREST MUSEUM next to the mill, I saw the rail tracks and after enquiring, I got to know that earlier locomotives were used to carry woods and later the use of locomotives were discarded. When we entered the mill, I could get this nice woody fragrance all over and then I noticed that this museum actually showcases some of the masterpieces made from the Andaman woods. This museum exhibits beautiful photographs of historical importance as well as about the general working of the Department of Environment & Forests. It also exhibits souvenirs and various handicrafts on timber. The products were so distinct with its intricate carving, polishing, designing and skilled craftsmanship. Some of these products can be easily purchased from the “SAGARIKA” handicrafts store that I had mentioned in my previous post (HERE).
Handicrafts made out of wood in the Forest Museum
The next stop was the “SAMUDRIKA NAVAL MUSEUM“. As the name suggests it’s a museum run by the Indian Navy and aims to generate awareness about the ocean environment and the marine life. It used to be one of my favorite places among many when I used to live in PORT BLAIR a few years back. As a kid I loved coming here to look at all the pretty looking creatures in the ocean especially the various variety of shells and corals. This museum showcases some of the best and rare collection of shells, corals, fishes and a few species of colorful fishes found in these islands. The museum has five sections that consists of the history of Andaman Islands, Geographical information, people of Andaman, Archaeology and Marine life.You can get all the information regarding them here and if you are someone who loves nature and its beautiful creations, I’m sure you are definitely going to love this place. You will also find informative displays on the islands’ various tribal communities like the Jarawans,Onges etc.The Indian Navy has made sure to take very good care of this museum and is one of those must-go places if you are in Port Blair. This museum is open only from 9 AM-5PM , so make sure to plan accordingly.
The Naval Marine Museum- Samudrika
The next day we visited this island called “BARATANG“. The names in Andaman are a little different from the ones you’ve heard before but guys the amazing experience that you’re going to have just to reach this island is just out of this world. We got up early morning and hired a Traveller to get to the jetty. And here comes the adventurous part, to reach to the jetty that takes you to Baratang, you have to go through the Andaman Grand Trunk road, which connects Port Blair to South, Middle and North Andaman. So,soon we left the city behind. The jungle along both sides during your travel would be a treat to watch. On your way you would pass through Jirkatang, couple of decade ago people feared to stay or pass through these places because of attacks by the native tribes (JARAWANS) who usually used to come to these places in search of food. Until recently, government has made efforts to help and protect these tribes after which the attacks on people staying or passing through these places were reduced. and reached the check post. We had to take a pit stop as we arrived pretty early so thought having some hot pakodas and tea.This is the place where there are specific timings when the forest department sends out convoys and all the vehicles have to register themselves and at a certain time, here for us it was 9 AM, all the vehicles starts moving in a line one after the other. No vehicle can overtake or should stop anywhere until you reach the jetty as you pass through scarcely populated areas of the jungle.You would now pass through the Jarawa Tribe reserve, the reserve controlled and operated by government for protection of the Jarawas against diseases from which they do not have natural immunity. The government also provides medical aid to these indigenous tribes.
We even spotted a few of these tribes along the road. It is recommended not to offer any food or take pictures of these tribes during this time. Interacting with them, giving them food or clicking their pictures is strictly prohibited and is a punishable offence. After passing through the tribal reserve we reached the Nilamber Jetty. It was raining cats and dogs and once the ferry arrived we all boarded it which would take us to the Baratang Island. These vehicle ferry can accommodate buses, trucks, cars & bikes and is the only source of transportation for the residents of BARATANG. Upon reaching Baratang Jetty we took a dongi(boat) which took us through dense mangroves to reach the starting point of our journey to reach the Limestone caves. It is even said that there are lot of crocodiles that could be found in these waters due to the mangroves. The journey to the cave is a lifetime experience guys. After we got onto the island we were passing through walkways made by cutting through dense forest and large stones.Since it was raining as well, the experience was even more adventurous. Inside the cave the temperature is lower than outside. The cave contains beautiful cave formation. The whole cave was formed due to the rain water and the CO2 in the air present. Rain water picks up carbon dioxide in the air and a weak solution of carbonic acid is formed. This water can dissolve limestone over time, creating a cave. The guided who comes along with us in the boat told us the whole story of how this cave was formed and showed us some spectacular formations. Loved it !!!
After a tiring journey, we headed back to Port Blair, the same way as we arrived. I absolutely loved the whole journey through the forests, spotting the famous Jarawas and all this happiness gave me a very pleasant sleep as well 😀
I have one last post left and that was the most awaited part of my vacation. Tune in to read what I did on the last 2 days of my trip. Hope you guys are liking this segment. Do let me know if you want to know anything about Andaman from staying to places to visit to anything and I would love to help you out. 😀
To read the previous posts from this series click on the links here: