Nykaa 7-in-1 Nail Spa | Review and Swatches

A few months back, Nykaa had released a range of nailcare products specially formulated to provide nourishment to the nails. I recently tried out the 7-in-1 Nail Spa from the range, which claims to provide the following 7 benefits to the nails – Strength, Hardening, Protection, Smoothing, Hydration, Nutrition, and Shine. Read on to find out whether this product lived up to my expectations or not.

Nykaa 7-in-1 Nail Spa | Review and Swatches

The Nykaa 7-in-1 Nail Spa is basically a slightly translucent, milky nail polish that provides a “My nails but better” look with two coats. It can be worn on its own or under another polish as a base coat. The formula is not thick, spreads easily on the nail and provides some shine too. It has a mild fruity scent which is quite pleasant. The formula contains Acetyl-Methionine and Keratin-like Peptide to prevent breakage and Hexanal to harden the nails. It also contains amino acids to stimulate growth, vitamin E and violet extracts for hydration, and argan and Baobab oils for nourishment.

While I have never suffered from growth issues, I do experience chipping of the upper parts of my nails quite frequently. After using this nail paint, my nails have not chipped or broken at all, and I am pretty pleased about it. Additionally, when used as a base coat, this nail product extends the life of nail paints by at least 2 days.

Nykaa 7-in-1 Nail Spa | Review and Swatches

Overall, I am satisfied with this product purely because it strengthened my nails and prevented breakage. While it does provide a nice shine too, I personally prefer using it as a base coat, so the shine is lost on me. Priced at INR 249, this product is definitely worth the buy if you are suffering from weak nails that are prone to breakage.

Click here to buy the Nykaa 7-in-1 Nail Spa.

Nykaa Salon Shine Gel Nail Lacquer – Viva Mexico 201 | Review and Swatches

I am someone who always needs some color on her nails but hates painting them. Therefore, long-wearing, chip-resistant nail paints are what I am all about. This is why despite hearing mixed reviews about the Nykaa Salon Shine Gel Nail Lacquers, I grabbed two shades during the Black Friday sales because the gel formula and the fantastic shades were too tempting to not try. I am currently sporting the shade 201 – Viva Mexico on my nails and I must say this is one of the best items from my massive Black Friday haul.

Nykaa Salon Shine Gel Nail Lacquer - Viva Mexico 201 | Review and Swatches

This shade is the perfect reddish orange with ever so slight hints of pink that make it somewhat the ideal deep coral for all Indian skin tones. I honestly cannot think of any skin tone this shade will not flatter in the most striking way. In fact, I love this shade so much that if I could re-pick my wedding lehenga, I would go for this color.

Nykaa Salon Shine Gel Nail Lacquer - Viva Mexico 201 | Review and Swatches

The formula is slightly thicker than your regular polish but not goopy at all. It literally glides on the nails and provides opaque pigmentation in just one coat, although I applied two coats this time just for good measure. It takes only a couple of minutes to dry completely and does not smudge even if you go in with 2 coats within a span of 5 minutes, something that I truly appreciate. It is quite similar to my favorite Maybelline Super Stay Gel Nail Color, but I feel that it is EVEN better in the shine and smoothness of application department. The nail color has an enchanting shine to it which is the closest to actual gel nail paints that I have ever experienced. It reflects the light beautifully and the shine lasts for at least 3-4 days before it begins to dull down. Also, the formula is pretty chip-resistant on my nails even though I do a lot of household chores. The first and extremely tiny chip appeared after 4 days and my nails stayed pretty presentable for 7 days.

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Overall, this is the most impressed I have ever been with a gel-like nail color that I have tried and I will definitely be purchasing more shades from the range. The price of INR 325 for the gorgeous 15ml bottle is completely justified due to the opacity, longevity, and shine of the formula. Plus, you can always grab these for even cheaper during one of the many Nykaa sales. If you are someone who doesn’t like repainting your nails in the middle of the week then I must insist that you should buy at least one shade from the range, I am sure you will go back for more once you try it!

Click here to buy the Nykaa Salon Shine Gel Nail Lacquer in the shade Viva Mexico 201.

Happy Lipstick Day! My Top Lipstick Picks!

Happy International Lipstick Day people! Although I am not sure about the origin of this day or how it should be celebrated, here are 3 of my favorite lipsticks at the moment.

Nykaa So Matte Lipstick – Taupe Thrill : A perfect brownish pink nude that lasts all day long on the lips.

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Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm – Sultry: A deep pink that complements medium Indian skin tones really well!

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Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick – Rust Lust: A perfect, super-matte deep red for a bold look.

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What lipstick are you loving at the moment? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel – Lychee Delight | Review and Swatches

I just came to know that Nykaa is releasing some new shades as a part of their Pastel Nail Enamel collection, and here I am, still drooling over the shades from the original range. On my nails today is the Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel in the shade 82 Lychee Delight, a sophisticated yet unique nude nail color that is the perfect balance of white and grey.

Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel 82 Lychee Delight Review Swatches

As the name suggests, this shade seems to be inspired by the color of the pulp of the lychee fruit, although it has slightly heavier grey undertones. This milky grey color will complement fair to medium skin tones really well and is the perfect shade for professional women.

Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel 82 Lychee Delight Review Swatches

This particular shade requires at least 2 coats and you may even need 3 coats if you want a completely opaque finish. Just like the rest of the Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamels, the formula of Lychee Delight is also quite thin and easy to work with. The brush is a narrow one and you will need to go over each nail at least thrice to coat the entire surface. Despite the brush being narrow, the richness of the formula prevents the final finish from being streaky.

Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel 82 Lychee Delight Review Swatches

Priced at INR 179, the Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamels are quite a bargain, considering the huge range of flattering shades they are available in. The only problem that I have with the formula is that it begins to chip within 3 days. Nevertheless, these nail colors are gorgeous while they last on the nails and I will definitely be checking out the new shades launched by Nykaa for this season!

I hope that this review was helpful, you can buy the Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamels here.