Elle 18 Nail Pops: 47 and 04 and a Lipstick and an Eyeshadow To Go With It!

by neha on August 16, 2011 · 74 comments

Elle 18 Nail Pops: 47 and 04 and a Lipstick and an Eyeshadow To Go With It!

Elle 18 Nail Pops

It’s been a while since the Elle 18 color bombs collection came out and all new revamped Elle 18 hit the market. I still can’t stop laughing at the stupid colourful ad that they came up with “I am the bomb, I am the bomb”…..blah. This is just old wine in a new bottle, but I had to try some. I picked up two lipsticks, kajal, liquid liner, all the eye sparklers and two nail enamels (yeah that very well covers the whole collection :silly:).

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The nail enamels this time are very nicely packaged and Rs. 45 for 5 ml doesn’t hurt the pocket or the wardrobe as they get over in just around 30 coats on my finger nails. They have so many basic colors like reds, maroons, and pearly whites and pinks while there are some different ones as well like the glitter golden, hot pinks, and lilacs. So, here are the two shades I really loved from the plethora available: number 04 and 47.

Price:

Rs. 45 for 5 ml.

Available at most local grocery stores in Chennai like Heritage, Ayyanar Super Market.

I got these from Mega Shop on Arcott Road, where these were dumped into a huge tub and looked like colourful rounded stones. I had a hard time selecting from them as they were mostly maroons and glittery reds suited for bridal wear. I could only see a pretty blue, lilac, the pink that I got and a silver one as well. There were probably the few pieces left of these pretty ones.  I was tempted to pick up a pearly white, the frosty blue, and the greyish silver one too, but had to hold back. The pink 47 was a color I did not have actually and it was kind of hot for me, so I thought it’s best to try the small version of this color. I did not have a lilac either, though this one does not go opaque in one coat, I need at least three.

The brush is almost like a joke to me as it was so thin and not at all flat. The length was also so less I doubt whether it reaches the bottom of the already less quantity of nail color.

Third

Both the colors I got were creamy sans glitter/shimmer and have a high glossy finish. The pink is a carrot coral kind of pink and goes opaque in one finish, although I prefer to go for two coats.

Fourth

The lilac one is very translucent and almost like a lilac colored base coat. It looks so deep in the bottle, but the consistency is very light and not at all pigmented. To get close to the color in the bottle, you will need three coats at least.

Fifth

The brush gives me a hard time as I need to go again into the bottle several times for one nail. It takes average time to dry and stays put for three days max (that depends on what your finger nails go through). In my case, I don’t keep a nail paint one for more than 4 days, so this is decent for me. To stay away from yellow nails, I keep my nails uncoloured and color them when I go out. So, the color would look fresh for some time at least.

Pros:

  • Beautiful colors.
  • Pretty packaging.
  • Good quality.
  • Great price.

Cons:

  • Stupid brush.
  • Availability.
  • Availability of most pretty shades is a problem.
  • Super less quantity.

A lipstick to match the 47 shade:

Sixth

I am not a matchy matchy kind of person, but I just found my old Oriflame Visions lipstick in pink berry to match the nail paint 47 exactly. I would like to wear both together some time :toothygrin:

Seventh

An eye shadow to go with the nail paint in 04:

Eighth

Ninth

I got an Avon powder eyeshadow called Precision Glimmer Powder Eyeshadow in a lilac color in “Petal.” I don’t think I will get so matchy with nail paint and eye shadow :struggle:, but I just wanted to show it to you guys. Yeah, happiness in small things!

Last Word:

It would last me 30 coats on finger nails maximum, so if I really like a color and don’t find it again, I will have a hard time. So many colors to chose from in 45 rupees, I don’t mind getting matching ones.

Rating:

3.5 on 5.

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{ 74 comments… read them below or add one }

Pragnyadeepta August 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I just laughed and giggled as I remembered the ad. :hihi:
and the first con just… :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: But I agree. I tried one out at the store..a hot pink…but I decided against buying solely because of that sad excuse for a brush. :| :|
Good review! :thumbsup:

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neha August 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm

yeah im the bomb :silly:

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Rati August 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm

neha it was a damn cute post. I have not seen elle 18 here in delhi yet. :spank: the red wala nail paint is soo pretty. I want. :cry: SToopid boorrsh.. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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neha August 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm

han its actually pinky :toothygrin:
tell me i can send big wala box full of them to u
so sasta :D

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Rati August 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm

nest month bataati hoon. is month toh :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet:

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Radhika August 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I liked the Elle18 nail polishes…they look cute, last a long time on my nails, and are so inexpensive – I cannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnot find fault even with that stupid brush for that price :D :D :D And I liked that pink 47 colour you have got…actually both of them..are really pretty. I also liked their nonshimmery colours only :)

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neha August 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm

han me too
love the creamy ones
def great quality in that price n the quantity :D is good to finish off for lalchi bandars like me

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Visakhi August 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm

cute colors, i own 3 nail pops and i like them too.. :teddy: .. On 45rs its not a bad buy.. ;-) Seeing ur post i am thnking of grabbing some more cool shades :haanji:

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neha August 16, 2011 at 9:15 pm

which ones? :))

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Visakhi August 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I have color number 20 (glossy dark violet, i am nt sure if i can call it violet :tongue: ) :teeth , color number 12 (red), and color number 27 (this is least liked one)..s 20 is that wat i am wearing nw, and i got compliments frm my colleague and she purchased it yesterday itself , :manicure: :manicure: … Now i thnk i have to get the pink one tht u bought :love: and some other cute colors.. I have a lot of shades in lavender color , so i wont buy tht one :tongue: ….

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Visakhi August 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm

color 27 is white :)

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jomol August 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I like both the shades Neha….they look so cute…..and you have clicked them so beautifully…. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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neha August 16, 2011 at 9:23 pm

:shy: thnks jomol
:puchhi:
u always pay me nicey nice compliments :D

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jomol August 16, 2011 at 9:40 pm

mein sab sacchi sacchi bolti hoon Neha…..really nice ones :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Natasha August 16, 2011 at 9:27 pm

neha i like that 47 shade…there is this chutku shop in a local market nearby that sells elle 18 stuff-m planning to buy shade 7 and 47 from there….i luv all your posts, we have same same taste na :toothygrin:

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neha August 16, 2011 at 9:31 pm

:puchhi: thnks nattu means a lot\
thnks a lot for reading too
ok too much mush :D
han here also all grocery stores have these :stars:
and all stupid red colors
sachi shame to shame tast

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lp August 16, 2011 at 9:32 pm

The packaging is really cute na, wish the brush was better….. love that lilac shade! :)

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neha August 16, 2011 at 9:43 pm

yeah lp
try them tho :))

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Ritika August 16, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I have the same 47 shade :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
But these nail paints dry up so fast and it gets super difficult to use them after its half way through :(( :((

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Sanjeev August 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Ritika, to pahle second half use kiya karo na O:)

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lp August 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I wonder what wud be the result of you giving Rati a manicure :lol2:

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Sanjeev August 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Depends… I would need to get her right hand incapacitated with nail paint first O:)

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neha August 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm

now im thinking on two levels here :silly:

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Sanjeev August 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Which two, level 1 and 2 or level 2 and 3?

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sugisoni August 16, 2011 at 10:28 pm

:sidefrown: :struggle: :smirk: what exactly is gng on

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nids August 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm
Ritika August 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm

What an idea sirji :specs: :specs: :specs:

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sugisoni August 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm

mine toh got over only so fast fast….. i regularly change nail color with my cloths…. so… but m very happy…. good quality with great prise :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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neha August 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm

really u matching matching types?
i wish i had the time :((

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sugisoni August 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm

i louu nail paint neha…. so mom hates them :| :| :| :| :| :| :|

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neha August 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm

:yahoo: yeee nice na

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nids August 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm

i want to try these nail paints :haanji: … it is sold in a shop nr my home…so wud go sumtime n chk… n u r a bomb, neha… :whistle: :whistle: :preen: :preen:

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neha August 16, 2011 at 10:12 pm

ya im fat like a bomb after i had my baby :shutmouth: :shame: :((

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nids August 17, 2011 at 1:04 am

:lol2: :joker: :joker:

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sugisoni August 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm

i have these two shades too…………………. i louu them :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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neha August 16, 2011 at 10:13 pm

shame to shame? :victory2:

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sugisoni August 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm

dittooooo :P

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Shivani August 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm

sugimugi :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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sugisoni August 16, 2011 at 10:25 pm

shivi mam how r u…. when u were online in the noon i msgd u.. but no reply

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sugisoni August 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

i m lady gaga :D :D :D

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Shivani August 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: lady gaga

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Shivani August 16, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Arae dat must be my fiance’ otherwise i wud have surely replied. how’s life? all well?

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sugisoni August 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm

u have fiance?????????????? hawwwww u never told me… i told u my whole story u bad bad girl

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Shivani August 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm

babes tu mujhe mili hi kitna online??? n in most of my articles i mention him caz he gets stuff from abroad for me, cahl next time detail mei btaungi jab online milegi, interesting long story :))

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neha August 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm

whts ur story :|

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Shivani August 16, 2011 at 10:12 pm

pink47 is such a nice shade……these are so sasta….am toh picking up a few of them for sure. Btw nice photo’s neha

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neha August 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm

:puchhi: thnks so much shivani
im trying hard n learning

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shruthi V August 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Hi neha! as usual a different and nice post!! I really love reading ur posts… O:)

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neha August 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm

:puchhi: thnks shruthi
thnks for reading

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Bee August 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm

ehehhehehehe I liked reading this…. :lol2:

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neha August 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm

:lol: q q q?

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bhumika August 17, 2011 at 1:28 am

I like des nail paints too.. :yes:

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neha August 17, 2011 at 2:37 pm

yup :toothygrin:

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Deepa August 17, 2011 at 1:32 am

Nice Post Neha….

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neha August 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

thnks deepa :))

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Anuradha August 17, 2011 at 1:46 am

Wow Gr8 review and write up Neha- :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I am getting the E18 pink nail paint soon :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Although I am not a purple person-I loved the Avon shadow and purple nail paint combo here more than the pink one :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

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neha August 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

:rotfl: thnks

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Sabrina August 17, 2011 at 6:28 am

Nice article, Neha, and I really liked the photos. :yes:

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neha August 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

thnsk sabs :yahoo:

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Gaea August 17, 2011 at 10:18 am

Lovely! I like them pops too. got two shades back in pune – forgot – one was a shimmery coral and other a creamy blue :D – and yes the shimmer ones arent what you should pick :|
i wouldnt have seen the lavender had you not posted such nice pics :)
and how many ever pinks i have i can have more like this one :D
nice work getting us to spend more and more Neha ;)))

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neha August 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

thats my job :haanji:

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Poohkie August 17, 2011 at 11:39 am

I’m LOVING your pics Neha! They look simply amazing.
I have only 1 of these nail paints & the brush totally puts me off. Useless!

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neha August 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

:-* thnks a lot poohkie
ya the stupid brush

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Kaps August 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

I have shade 47 Neha, and its hot barbie pink that I cud wear only on weekends :toothygrin:

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neha August 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

han true :rotfl:

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ramya August 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Your posts are so different and lively…not to forget those beautiful pics :) loved both the shades….the lilac one is more prettier :)

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neha August 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

thnks a lot ramya
means a lot :puchhi:

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Pooja_G August 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Neha me too have the shade 47 :teddy: :teddy: ….it was such a pretty color but after like using it 3 times there wasn’t much product left…and yes the brush sucks a big time..I found the tips and toes ones give a bit better brush at the same price and quality is good too.. :specs: :specs:

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neha August 19, 2011 at 9:21 pm

oh nice havent seen tips n toes arnd :((

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Tanu August 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Thanks 4 da review!
Loved both the shades,wil see if I can lay my hands on them.
Ryt now I hav 3 nail pops-no. 04,07 and 45.They r really nice colors bt I love the round,cute bottle the most! :haanji:

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Tanu August 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Oops!I hav no. 05 not 04.

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neha August 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm

which one is 45 :))

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Shai August 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I have that lilac one and I agree! Nice idea to put up matchign lip and eye colours as well.

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neha August 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm

:lol: thnks shai

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