Elle 18 Nail Pops Review

by Nivedita on November 19, 2010 · 24 comments

Last time I got the eye sparklers from Elle 18. Rati’s article informing that Elle 18 has launched Color Bombs was giving me sleepless nights like Neha. : P. I had decided not to purchase any other make-up until I have finished at least few of my sixty-something lipsticks and twenty something glosses. I know many of you have the same number but I feel sick to use the same things for so many years.

Any way I thought well adding one to each is not that bad an idea especially when it comes so cheap. I also had to get gifts for my cousin and my father and got them small bottles of after shave. For the Elle 18 shopping, I wanted to keep it limited. AS such not all the  Elle 18 colors have hit the stores and none of the shops has the entire range. So, I fluttered from shop to shop and got hold of a nail paint, a lip-gloss, a lippie and an eye-liner. I did not get the Ell 18 Kajal because I’m not much of a kohl person and except for long-stay ones No kajal would stay on my lower lash line. So, I did’nt think it would have been a good investment at all at least for me. Now I’ll be reviewing each of the products separately. But why I review separately You will see. There’s a lot to tell you about them or may be there’s a lot of things I thought of them Which you might like to know. Let me start with the nail paint.

Elle 18 Nail Pops

Elle 18 Nail Pops

Price: 45 INR I got it for 42
Quantity: 5 ml
Shelf Life: 36 months from packed

I got the 01 shade which is a beautiful shimmery deep rich purple. I wanted the deep blue and green. But it those were not there in any of the shops. The shops were flooded with a peach, yellow, purple, jade, etc. except for the peach I noticed almost all the shades have shimmers in them.

Elle 18 Nail Pops

Elle 18 Nail Pops

But I liked it more when I put it on my nail

Elle 18 Nail Pops

Elle 18 Nail Pops

Here’s the look. See, it deep purple. The color itself is deep and even a single coat is sufficient. I’m wearing a double coat. It’s freshly applied and I didn’t have time enough to clean up the sides and do all that stuff to make it look beautiful

Now the CONS of Elle 18 Nail Pops

  • It’s a tiny bottle. What can I expect for such cheap price? But the bottle is round which would make it difficult to pick up the paint when it goes down half the bottle. It will be very difficult as per my understanding when we use up the last bits by tilting them side ways.
  • The brush: It’s the worst brush ever. I thought their revamping the packaging would mean a better quality pack but it was just the opposite. The tiny bottles that were available had much much better quality of brushes than this one. The brush is too soft to apply the paint properly. More over it is not even. So, all the more difficult to apply the paint. Here’s a look.
Elle 18 Nail Pops

Elle 18 Nail Pops

See, how bad it is.

  • Moreover, the brush is stubby and short. I don’t think it reaches deep inside the pot . and unless you use the good brushes of your finished top-coats, a good amount of nail paint will be wasted.

The PROS of Nail Pops

  • Cheap cheap cheap (an echo of Mrunmayee’s free free free:P).
  • The color pay off is quite good. One coat is enough to give you a beautiful color. It makes me believe that the quality of the nail paint itself is quite good. In spite of the bad brush, it went evenly on my nails. But that might be because it is new and so liquid. What will happen later I can’t tell.
  • The package is sooo cute.

Shall I repurchase? Yes, I will. For whatever it is the colors themselves are good. And I don’t mind investing little money in it however bad the brushes are.

Rating : :-* :-*:-* :-*

Have you used Elle 18 Nail Pops?

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

bulbul November 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm

i hav a light magenta/pink one. i love the bottle,that’s why i bght it. 😀


Rati November 19, 2010 at 8:17 pm

These loook soooooo cute, Nivedita. I haven’t seen the range here still. Just waiting :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:


Rati November 20, 2010 at 10:18 am

yeah that reminds me of venomous villans collection. :))


jomol November 19, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I am a huge fan of Elle 18 nail paints…they have such a huge range…..i always buy Elle 18…these haven’t hit the stores near my place….I am wating for them


jomol November 20, 2010 at 9:22 am

No Nivedita…I am from Hyderabad….


Sharon November 19, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Love that color 😀 😀 .Keep the great reviews comin Nivedita


Poohkie November 19, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I have a nail paint from this range & I completely agree with your review Nivedita. The brush is absolutely crappy. I can’t believe they didn’t realise how much product would get wasted because of it! Can’t wait to try the lip products tho :-))


Smita T November 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm

WOw.. nice.. is there a clear colour in this collection ?


Smita T November 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm

lol i meant transparent…
‘clear colour’ ?? what was i thinking :P:P i meant clear.


Dia November 20, 2010 at 10:42 am

where can i get Elle 18 products in blore?


monika November 20, 2010 at 11:13 am

the colour looks lovely 🙂 I dont know where to get these her in Kolkata…….they r certainly not there in the mall counters


gayathri November 20, 2010 at 11:58 am

thanks for the information Nivedita. where in hyd did you find elle 18 products ?


neha November 20, 2010 at 10:41 pm

😀 naughty girl


neha November 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm

lipstick soul mate 😯
u have more glosses than me
but i have 100 plus lipsticks….lets admit we can never finish them re
i may have 60 from colorbar :-* :-* :-* :-*
so that does not mean we have to stop looking at other make up in stores
duh :no:

come down to chennai 😀


Anuja April 30, 2011 at 12:12 am

hey where do you get the Elle 18 collection? I’ve hunted all over! 🙁 :ghost2:


biswita December 6, 2011 at 8:45 am

i loooove d lip colors of elle 18… :thanks:


only girl in the world May 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

where can i get elle 18 nail polishes in bandra, mumbai?
i`ve checked in most of the beauty stores nearby but none of them have these.


Saro March 25, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Wow superb one….having almost all colors in elle 18 😀 😀


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