Lakme Fast and Fabulous Nail Paints – Part I

by jomol on May 10, 2012 · 85 comments

Lakme Fast and Fabulous Nail Paints – Part I

I am ready to show off the Lakme Fast and Fabulous Nail Paints that I had hauled on behalf of IMBB Team. An important update regarding the Fast and Fabulous range is that the price of the nail paint has been hiked from Rs. 175 to Rs. 199.  Luckily, I had got a batch of nail paints that carried the old price tag :)

First and foremost, I am really angry with my short nails.  I waited for them to grow up a bit and then had them shaped perfectly and within two days itself, my nails started to break away :(.  I had to get artificial nails, but using them was such a big pain and it was nightmare removing them.  Finally, I had to place an SOS call to my friend, Ranjini, who came to my rescue and offered her generous hand for the NOTD session, thank you Ranjini, I will remember to get you your Cadbury’s Chocolate within the 1500 calories range!

Moving on, I love love this range of Lakme and I cannot just pick one favourite as stated earlier.  The staying power of this nail paint is pretty good, stays on around 2 days with minimal chipping.  If you are someone who does a lot of house work, it won’t even last that much.  Some shades in this range are very sheer and may need up to three coats for the color to show up, whereas there are opaque shades too which show up pretty well in one and two coats.

Coming to the unique brush, the brush is pretty wide and broad as you can see, but for me and my friend Ranjini, it is a bit of a con, because we have short and tiny finger nails and getting the paint at the edges was a bit difficult without getting messy.

The nail paint sets pretty quickly, I think 40 seconds is what it takes to set down and you can go through the second coat.

Features of Lakme Fast and Fabulous Nail Paints:

  • Nail Color that gives a bright and dazzling shine to your nails.
  • Wet to set in 40 seconds.
  • Unique flat brush for one stroke application.
  • This color will gives a bright and dazzling shine to your nails.

I would be covering all the nail paints in instalments and in this series, today, I will cover these shades:

  • Night Desire.
  • Fuschia Pink.
  • Crimson Fire.
  • Storm Green.
  • Flaming Peach.
  • Aqua Blast.
  • Aqua Blaze.

Starting with Night Desire:

Night Desire is a jet black colour and its very opaque.  Just one coat gives a lovely black gothic color and two coats will fix the black on the nail perfectly.

Lakme Fast and Fabulous Nail Paints Part I

Night Desire

Night Desire

Night Desire

Night Desire

Here’s the NOTD on my nails:

Night Desire

Night Desire

Fuschia Pink:

Fuschia Pink is a perfect bright fuschia colour and it goes opaque in one coat. However, two coats are still necessary to attain the perfect fuschia.

Fuschia Pink

Fuschia Pink

Fuschia Pink

Fuschia Pink

There is no NOTD for Fuschia Pink :(

Aqua Blast:

Here’s another opaque colour. Aqua Blast is a lovely blue shade and it is exactly the same shade as Lotus Herbals Deep Sea Nail Paint and Avon’s Misty Blue. Perfect for summer wear!

Aqua Blast

Aqua Blast

Aqua Blast

Aqua Blast

Aqua Blast

Crimson Fire

Crimson Fire is a bright bridal red colour. It is an opaque shade too.

Crimson Fire

Crimson Fire

Crimson Fire

Crimson Fire

Storm Green

Mint Green is in vogue right now. Grab this up because it gives beautiful mint nails. This goes on opaque.

Storm Green

Storm Green

Storm Green

Storm Green

Storm Green

Flaming Peach

This is an earthy peach subtle shade with no shimmer. It goes on opaque in two coats.

Flaming Peach

Flaming Peach

Flaming Peach

Flaming Peach

Aqua Blaze

This is a lovely dark blue colour with lots of shimmer. This is actually a sheer nail paint and three coats are needed to get some colour on to the nails, but I love the colour, I do not know if you can get a dupe for such a lovely colour in any other brand.  No NOTD for this nail paint.

Aqua Blaze

Aqua Blaze

Aqua Blaze

 

Aqua Blaze

So, that’s it for today. I will be back with the second instalment on Lakme Fast and Fabulous Nail Paints soon.

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Gurpreet May 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

aaah good ones Jomol.. i like the storm green one. its fab. somehow i tried the aqua blast but diint like it much :(

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

Good morning Gurpreet, I like the storm green one too, but I love the other colours also. Will show them shortly :)

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Gurpreet May 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm

eagerly waiting for them Jomol..

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Mayuri May 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

I have aqua blast and its such a cool color.. :) Thanks for the NOTDs Jomol!!! i liked Flaming Peach.. :) but i feel these nailpaints are over priced as they start chipping out pretty soon :(

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

Mayuri, they have even hiked the price :| :| but some shades are really worth the price I feel :)

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Rama May 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

wooowwwwww Jomol…Loved the shades..especially the aqua blaze :)

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

Rama….do watch out for other shades, they are great too :)

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Rama May 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

you are tempting me..mosham mosham..

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

ha ha…no really, wait to see the subtle and pastel shades, they are awesome :)

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Rama May 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

would wait eagerlyyyy..but u knwow at..I’m also someone like u wit short nails :( :(

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Rama May 10, 2012 at 10:41 am

Jomol..you have the best job here on IMBB ,a lady would love to the core.. :) :)

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 11:17 am

he he thanks Rama….:)

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Rati May 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

awww jomo. FInally they are cominggggg!!!!! I loved all the colors. cant pick out one from the lot. Loved the pics. :-*

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

Rati…yesh finally…….you know I have kept the beshttttttt for the lashttttttttttt!!

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Rati May 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

and that greeeennnn walllllll *sniiiickkkkeeerrrrrzzzzzzz*** :D :D :D

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

I have painted the wall green according to vaastu :smug:

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Farha May 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

jomo…storm green luks fab on ur hands!!!! On me it cums out more green..:( and i loved the shape of ur nails!!!

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

Fartu……that’s my friend Ranjini’s hand…..you can see my hand in Night Desire :(

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Farha May 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

my commnt in moderation :(

also i thnk it also depends on the application the np on my left hand has not chipped for last 4 days..whereas right hand one(since i applied with my left hadn and application didnt cum out that gr8) pe it chipped the second day itself!!

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:25 am

Oh…Fartu….I thought it was only me, I feel like a handicap applying on the right hand…he he….

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Farha May 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

both my commnts in modreaionnnn

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

rescuing fartuttttttttt

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anshu May 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

loved it :) my picks wud be Flaming Peach , Storm Green & Fuschia Pink :) i am missing the notd of fuschia pink though :(

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:25 am

Anshu…..more will be coming on the blog in a few days, you will love them too :)

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

lovely shades…esp the brighter ones! :)

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:33 am

Somreeta, the pastel ones are great too :) will show them soon :)

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Kimi May 10, 2012 at 10:33 am

Night Desire, Fuschia Pink, Crimson fire, Flaming peach and aqua blaze!! :D Please post NOTD for aqua blaze naa..want to see how it looks on nails… :D

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

Okay, Kimi, I will update it here soon and tell you as soon as I do that, but it is very sheer :(

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Kimi May 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

hmmmmm….okie..will wait for its NOTD then.. :D but the color looks beautiful in bottle!! :D

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Kimi May 10, 2012 at 10:44 am

Jomolayy..I sent you something on FB!! :D

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 11:49 am

Kimi…checking…..:)

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ray May 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

I dont really like dark colours but I am kinda liking Night Desire. would look good on toenails

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Ray, there are other subtle shades in this range, will show them soon :)

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Archana May 10, 2012 at 10:54 am

Jomo… even I have same problem with my nails, they chip off so easily and are small. I just love to grow my nails. I grow them since my eighth grade and used to go to school late fearing the inspection comittee who visits every class in the morning :) :)
Can somebody give some tips on some nail strengthening products?

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Archana, I too need some tips on strengthening nails :(

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Gurpreet May 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Hey, Oriflame has some good nair hardenres.. drops as wells as the nail polishes..try them

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ray May 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I have tried them…its no good

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Aru May 10, 2012 at 11:06 am

wowww..such pretty pretty colors. the Aqua Blast and Storm green look damn good on your fingers. such a young and peppy color. loved the way you have taken the pics too..great job Jomol. looking fwd to the other color reviews as well.

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Aru……..only night desire is on my fingers….the rest of the NOTD are on my friend Ranjini’s fingers….thank you so much Aru for appreciating my fotugraphy :)

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TA May 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

Loved them all Jomol…thanks for putting them all together :)

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm

TA…picture abhi bakki hai mere dostini :)

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Sukanya May 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

I want the storm green :D

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Sukanya …..get it, its lovely and it goes with all kind of wear :)

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Parita May 10, 2012 at 11:19 am

Wow..m so loving all the colors..so bright and beautiful..the bottles are kinda cute too :)
thank you Jomol!

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Welcome Parita………..will show the others soon :)

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Nandini May 10, 2012 at 11:26 am

Noooooo I was planning to buy these Jomo how could they hike it up!!! *dramatic hindi picture voice* nahiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnn! :P Thanks so much for putting these up : * I love the green/mint shades and the sparkly ones!! Are they worth the price though?

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Shami May 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Nandini, :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
i will join with you Nahiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Nandu….Nahiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnn…..IN CHORUS…ha ha

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Nandini May 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Ahahaha!!! :D :D seriously, 199 for Lakme np :( :( :(

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Shami May 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Yesterday only i thought asking you jomo, about nail paints review :P (happydance happydance)
Loved Storm Green and Flaming Peach :) :)
Waiting for more nail paints :)

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Shami….more to come shortly :)

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Shruti May 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hi Jomol, can you suggest some pastel nail enamels under rs 200.. OPI, Essie and Zoya are too pricey.. :(

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm

HI Shruti….Lady Pink and Purple Plunge are two lovely pastel shades from this range….do check them out. Elle 18 has got nice pastels. Also Lakme’s true wear original range has also got some lovely shades.

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Lalitha May 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Jomol….was waiting for this post of yours…love it absolutely…NOTDs are great and the green wall background is good :)
Flaming Peach is same to same of Lotus Peach Perfect….Loved all the colours…can’t wait for the rest :)

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Lalitha, I would try to cover other nail paints quickly so that you can see the other lovely colours too :)

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neha May 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm

merko flaming peach chiye :P

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Neha le lo….it will look amazing on your fingernails :)

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Ritu R May 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

niceeee review jomol…..so many nail paints must be so much fun!!!
fuschia pink, storm green and aquablast for me!!!

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I love storm green too Ritu :)

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shanaiia May 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

nice shades JOmol :) may be next time u could a different color on each nail…that way u can review them faster :P just being impatient ;)

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Heer….what a great idea…I can definitely do that without getting tired :* :*

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neha May 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm

yaaaaaaaaarrrrrrr merko strorm green bhi chiye
these days im buyin only mints :P one more coming now
yeeeee

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Neha…..issme pastels bhi bahot acche hai, light pink shades, I am loving it now :)

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neha May 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm

acha lassht merko fuschia pink and aqua blast bhi de do :P

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Neha…..sab le lo…lekin get the mint one for sure, its great, and even with one coat, it comes out lovely :)

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Pallavi May 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I just love Blazing Peach and Storm Green.. :) Waiting for more to come.. I totally love pastel shades.. :)

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Laxmi May 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Like the shades.. :) These are affordable.. But I hate Lakme nail paints cos its very less staying power.. I apply it just few hours before I step out.. So I strted using bourjois 10 days claim nail paints.. it stays for 3 days as I do all house hold work.. But stays for many days during my vacation ven i do less work.. :)

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Leez May 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I want Fuschia pinkkk… But no notd :’( :’(

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Niesha May 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm

i love strom green and flaming peach..

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Ketakee May 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

woahhhhhhhhhhh… Jomol…. ur nails are soooooo pretttyyyy… i loved all the shadessss…

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Aparna May 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm

WOW!!! Finally the post I was waiting for! Thanks a looooot Jomol akka! *happydance*
Me getting the bloo and the peach abhi! Pleaj review the gold wala and the sparkly pink (guess it is Pearl Pink) that you had bought! :D Me waiting!!!

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Tanaya May 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

WOW!
These shades look sooooo pretty. Especially flaming peach!

Lovely NOTD. :)

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Renji May 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

wow….so pretty….I like flaming peach so much..:)) u have good nails…If u seee mine..U will run away….I have tiny nails which won’t grow at all..Luckily I am spending money on nail polishes because of my bad nails….

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Renji…same story, my nails do not grow beyond a certain point. Actually, I never let them grew because I never liked long nails really, but now I so wish I had a bit longer nails :(

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vijayeta May 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

i love the pic of nail paint hangin on tree:)
aqua blue my fav amgst ol:)

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bhumika May 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Aqua Blast, Storm green and Fuschia Pink !!

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Nisha Khan May 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm

i just loved Crimson Fire color….

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Bee May 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

wow kine mast colors :) they look so nice on you :))

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Monika Agarwal May 11, 2012 at 10:50 am

lovely shades……..I love Storm Green!!

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Pragya May 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Oooh! I want the black and mint green ones. So pretty! *love*
The sparkly blue one is pretty too…but I have something similar so it doesn’t excite me as much. :P

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sneha May 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

luvd d shades… especially fuschia and peach

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Nidhiiiiiii…..yes, we are talking after sooooooooooo many days :( I fell sick in between AGAIN !! Nidhi, only night desire nails are mine, the rest are my friend Ranjini’s nails :)

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Rajani …was it Rs. 199 or Rs. 175 when you checked it out ??

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jomol May 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I think its the heat Nidhi….I don’t like bimari of this kind where I can’t even eat properly…he he :) Aarohan is fine Nidhi….howz you doing?

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