Product Review: Lakme 9 to 5 Toffee Nexus Lipstick

Hey ladies!

Today after a long break, I am back with a product review 🙂

It’s the Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in the shade of Toffee Nexus (YUMMY NAME!)

I ordered it from Jabong where it is priced at INR 360/- against the market price of INR 450/- !!

You can order it here 😀

The product comes packaged in a peachy pink card box, with silver lettering. Looks simple and elegant; I like it! 🙂

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The lipstick has a rose gold metallic body which looks rich and sophisticated. It is slightly rounded at the middle, giving it a cute chubby look 😀IMG_20151128_125739801

Here is the Toffee Nexus lipstick:IMG_20151128_130028195

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Let’s take a look at the shade 🙂IMG_20151128_130402071

This is how it looks on my inner arm. I find it to be a very beautiful shade 🙂
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The texture of this Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick is quite creamy, and it is well tinted. I have pigmented lips and I could see that the colour had built up well with the first swipe itself. The second coat helped to play up the colour better!

Now for the drawbacks – The lipstick has a medicine-like smell. But I’m not sure if that’s the case with the entire range, or just my lipstick :/ The smell diffuses after a minute of wearing the lipstick.

Secondly, I feel that this lipstick  doesn’t have much staying power. Its creaminess makes it come off at the slightest contact with anything, be it a mug, straw, tissue etc. I liked the shade better, after blotting with a tissue 😛

This is how it looks on me (blotted):
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My Verdict:

Sooo, I did say that toffee Nexus is a beautiful shade of lip colour. BUT, I’m afraid that it doesn’t flatter my dusky complexion. The swatch looked pretty on my arm, but my face is darker in comparison. I’m sure it will look great on fairer complexions 🙂

Nevertheless, Toffee Nexus will definitely be my go-to lipstick for a nude look 😀

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Formal Lunch and Casual Hangout Outfit

Hey guys! ❤

A few days back, I shared the Fresh Summer Look with you. Today, I’ll share details of the full outfit! 🙂

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So for my makeup, I kept it light and fresh. I used a sunblock, covered it with compact and then started with the eye makeup. I used the basic chubby stick kajal from Lakme for my waterline, and a waterproof kajal from Revlon for my lids. I also used Maybelline‘s Hyper Curl Volum Express waterproof mascara on my lashes.

I wore my favourite red lip colour from TommyG cosmetics. They are a Greek brand and the product is AMAZING! The lip color has really high coverage. I have pigmented lips and they cover it up in just one swipe! You can apply 2 coats for a more vibrant colour. It also stays on for 5-6 hours easily without reapplication, WITH food and drinks!

The full outfit:

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I kept the accessories to a minimum. Wore small black stud earrings, a medallion necklace and a turquoise beaded bracelet. I kept my nails clean and fresh with just a clear polish ❤

I kept a pair of reflective aviators handy as it was a sunny day 🙂

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My top was a formal white one, with no embellishments or print. I paired it with plain black leggings and white, basket weave flats. I also carried a gunmetal grey hangbag 🙂

This outfit can be worn to the office, especially on casual Fridays. It is also perfect for formal lunches, and as evening wear if you’d like to head out for drinks after work. If you’re not a fan of bright red lips, you can even rock this look with your favourite shade of pink or coral! So, what do you think? 🙂

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Fresh Summer Look

Hi people! ❤

Today, I decided to keep things understated and yet, striking. I kept the make up minimal and focused only on the eyes and lips. No eye shadow, no contouring! So this is how I looked today! 🙂

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For my eyes, I used ONLY kajal (kohl) – I’m a little afraid of liquid liners! 😛

Also, I kept my nails fresh and clean with a clear polish.

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I paired this look with a formal white top, black leggings and gunmental grey leather handbag. Detailed post and pictures of my full outfit coming up tomorrow! 😀

The Basic Black Bag

Hello readers!

Today I will introduce you to the Basic Black Bag (or the BBB) which is a must in every girl’s wardrobe. The BBB suits every occasion and almost every outfit!

There are several kinds of bags available in the market today. I’m showcasing some of the best ones to help you quickly grab your favourite 😉

The Satchel – Featuring Fossil

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The Tote – Featuring Lavie

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The Clutch – Featuring Diwaah

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The Hobo – Featuring The Trunk Label

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The Sling – Featuring Viari

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Now I’ll show you my Basic Black Bag 🙂

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This bag is pretty big in size (15 inches diagonally) with a subtle, elegant quilted design. The braided pipe-style strap looks stylish and the tassel detail on the zipper adds uniqueness.

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I love the fact that it can transform into almost any kind of bag! 😀

It can work as a tote, as seen in my picture below.

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I can hitch it up on my shoulder and use it hobo-style.

It also comes with a detachable long strap. So I use it as a sling bag also! 🙂

I have had this bag for 3 years now, and it has been very loyal to me! From important interviews to crazy parties, this bag of mine has seen it all 😀


Product pictures have been sourced from Amazon.