Sunday, September 8, 2013

Online Shopping Experience with

Hey Beauties,

I know I have been away for a long time, family commitments keep me busy so wasn't able to write anything.

Have shopped from so many online sites but don't have the time to write my experience. However this Sunday I made sure I write at least one post. So here's the post on my shopping experience with

About myntra: is a one stop shop for all your fashion and lifestyle needs. Being India's largest e-commerce store for fashion and lifestyle products, aims at providing a hassle free and enjoyable shopping experience to shoppers across the country with the widest range of brands and products on its portal. The brand is making a conscious effort to bring the power of fashion to shoppers with an array of the latest and trendiest products available in the country.

  • Awarded 'Fashion eRetailer of the Year 2013' by Franchise India – Indian eRetail Awards
  • Awarded 'Best E-commerce Website for 2012' by IAMAI – India Digital Awards
  • Awarded 'Images Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Non–Store Retail' for 2012 by Images Group
  • Awarded 'Best E-commerce Partner of the year 2011-12' by Puma India
Layout & Design : The layout of the site is simple & easy browse! I could easily search for the stuff that I wanted to buy & add it them to the cart.

Speed: While I shopped, I didn't experience any kind of speed issues, once I clicked on the product details I could easily read the description & even see the zoomed picture of the product.

Products: There is a huge collection of products catering to everybody's needs.If you are brand conscious person you could even search products by brands & buy them. The products that I ordered were brand new & they didn't even look like products from other shopping sites which lie in the warehouse & don't look new.

Pricing & Discounts: The pricing of the products is reasonable! There are so many branded items available at low price. And there are so many discounts every now & then, some of the items I bought were on discounted price too.

Customer Service: I didn't see any need for anybody from the customer service team to call me because I kept getting these messages on my phone about my order status, along with the email updates.

Payment & Shipping: Payment process is fast & easy!
      They support the following payment options at
  • Cash On Delivery (available in select pincodes)
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Net banking
  • EMI (Credit Card)
COD is also available for orders below Rs. 20000 or over Rs.299. has tied up with some banks to allow you to make EMI payments on your Credit Card. The EMI payment option allows you to make monthly instalments on your order instead of paying for it at one go.

They say the items are shipped within 7 days, but I got them sooner than that, I received them in 4-5 days!

Packaging:  The stuff was nicely bubble wrapped & sent, I definitely liked the packaging.

Delivery Charges: A shipping charge of Rs. 99 will be applicable to all orders under Rs. 999. For all purchases of Rs. 999 or more, they deliver the order to your doorstep free of cost.

Final Word: I will definitely recommend this site for shopping for the amazing discounts & the products available. The shipping is fast & the products are all new! If you are someone who wants to have hassle free shopping , sitting at the comfort of home, this site is worth checking out.

30,000+ Styles
500+ Brands And Counting!
They have the largest collection of the latest fashion and lifestyle products in India!
Free 30-dayReturns
Right from our doorstep
Their easy and simple returns process is sure to delight you.

Do have a look at the kids clothes that I bought from them.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

L'Oreal Paris FashioNailable Color Riche Le Nail Art stickers Review

Hello Beauties!

 For the first time in India, L'Oreal Paris have introduced an exquisite range of 3D Nail Art Stickers. These fun, vibrant stickers are ‘so chic, so quick and easy to use’

Product claims :

Need a manicure but don’t have time to wait for the polish to dry? Get ready to get FashioNAILable with L’Oreal Paris Le Nail Art stickers. Inspired from luxury fabrics, these stickers are easy to use and can stay on for upto 10 days. 

We have three timeless collections that create ultimate nail wardrobe ranges:

Couture- Nail stickers that are inspired from the latest catwalk trends

L’Or- The timeless black and gold nail art stickers can add a vintage feel to your look

Diamantisse - Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! These stickers aren’t just stickers, they are nail diamonds!

What makes these nail stickers so unique?

The Nail Stickers are easy to apply. You just have to select a sticker that fits your nail, apply the sticker on your nail, fold the remaining over your nail tip and file off the remaining.

1. Zero Application Mistakes: Since the stickers are easy to apply, chances of any mistake is nil

2. Zero Dry Time: Since these are stickers, you do not have to wait for it to dry! It saves you of all the misery of waiting for your nail colour to dry. Isn’t that a blessing?

3. Doesn’t require a nail colour remover: When you feel like changing your sticker, all you have to do is, peel it off. It’s that simple!

4.  Zero Nail Damage: Worried if these stickers will damage your nails? Here’s the good news. The stickers are safe to use and will not damage your nails.

The nail stickers not only glam up your look but also give your personality a whole new definition. Truly, nails are your style canvas! It’s time to get FashioNAILable, instantly!
Give your nails a luxurious makeover. Treat them with sophistication with Le Nail Art Stickers. Match your mood and your outfit with these fun nail stickers. All it takes is few minutes of your time.

Price : 299 INR/-  for 18 stickers

My Experience using these stickers:

When I opened the packet, I thought it is going to be one helluva process, then I read the instructions & started the application.Though I took a tweezers to apply them, I found applying them with hands was easier. The quality of the nail stickers is great, long back I did try some stickers that I ordered from an International site, but the application was mess, the stickers were very thin & I couldn't position them properly & apply, too much of pressure wore tear them apart! However, unlike those stickers, these L'Oreal Color Riche Le Nail Art stickers are so easily to apply! The manicure gets done in no time!

According to instructions after the stickers are placed on the base of the nail, they had to be folded over the natural nail tip & the nails had to be filed to remove the excess sticker. Since I didn't have the patience to file them, I cut the excess part with a nail cutter & just filed the corners, so this made the application more easier & it was messy too.

Usually when the regular stickers are applied, if in case you go wrong & find them applied uneven, & if you remove & try reapplying them, they loose the glue & have to be thrown away but unlike the regular ones the L'Oreal Color Riche Le Nail Art stickers can be removed & reapplied perfectly ,if you find them to applied uneven.

Since I do household chore they stay good for 2-3days after that they start peeling.

Final Word: The 3D nail art stickers are great if you want your nails to look professionally manicured & don't have time to go to saloons to get them done. They have a variety of  designs to choose, you could use them for any party or look chic at college with these on your nails. Usually, removing the glittery nail polishes is a mess, so you could use these instead of spending time on applying the glittery colors & then removing.
The ease of application & removal is a plus point here!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Flakies! Huh? Cairuo Nail Polish

Hey Beauties!

Remember I shared the giveaway goodies I received from Nisha here  Do you see a transparent nail polish with the name Cairuo. It is so awesome, I can't thank enough Nisha for picking up great stuff for the giveaway, everything I received is so incredible & unique!

I used the Cairuo nail polish over the NYX nail polish & see how amazing it looks!

The color stayed for a week  & was easy to remove too! I can use this over any nail color & I'm sure it would look great for parties!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Soleful Sunday!

Hello Beauties, Hope you all are doing good! Just got some "me time" so decided to quickly do this post! I hope you enjoy the pics! These flat shoes are from Catwalk!

The shoes have pointed  tips with a bow like pattern in the front & the blue colored part is suede. These are very easy to slip on & so comfortable. But the only problem that I have wearing shoes is the shoe bites that I get, but I'm planning to use the Scholl's cushioned adhesives next time I wear these.
Also, these attract some dust by the end of the day, so just make sure you wipe them & keep them in a box.

Price: Rs.  INR 1295( Paid Rs.1295+ Rs.5 tax= Rs.1300 in total)

Color: Blue

Thanks! Would do another post soon!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

"The Classic Indian Bride: Eyemakeup contest"

Hello Beauties,

Another eye-makeup contest for the beauty & makeup enthusiasts! I present to you the  "The Classic Indian Bride: Eyemakeup contest" which Zestful Nails is holding in collaboration with Divassence & Stylecraze.

So here's your chance to win a NYX Gift Hamper worth Rs.1000 which includes the Nyx nail polish - gold sparkle, nyx ultimate pearl eye shadow - Salmon Pearl .

Most of the work including choosing the theme & drafting the rules for the giveaway everything has been done by Deepika from Divassence. Thanks a lot Deepika :)

The Theme: Bridal Makeup(You can choose any bridal style be it a Muslim Bride or Punjabi or SouthIndian Mangalorean bride or a Christian Bride etc. but do make sure you mention it when you send in the entry)

I don't own the pic, took it from Google

1. Send in two clear pictures of the eyemakeup (eyes closed and eyes open respectively); the colors used should be visible.
2. A picture of the products used along with the swatches
3. You can also recommend particular shades of blushers or lipsticks that would go with the eyemakeup for the benefit of readers.
4. Your eyemakeup look should have a creative title along with the list of products used. Instructions as to how to go about achieving the look is optional. 
5.You can submit a maximum of 3 entries to either Zestful Nails or Divassence (The combined number of entries on both the blogs should be 3 at the maximum)
6. You need to follow Zestful Nails through GFC.

You can send in your entries to my email id  (uzma(dot)zestful(at)gmail(dot)com)and once it is published on the blog, it will also be uploaded on Stylecraze. Once we've finalized the entries, voting will be open on Stylecraze and the look which garners the maximum no. of votes will be declared the winner. The contest is open only to residents of India.

Note: We strongly oppose plagiarism and only original entries will be considered. If we find your entry to be fake or taken from somewhere else then you'll automatically be disqualified.

The contest starts on the 29th of November and the last date for submitting entries is 25th December 2012. From the 26th, your entries will be put up for votes on Stylecraze and the results will be announced on 1st January 2013.

P.S I just remembered a few observations from the last eye makeup contest I hosted, do make sure you read them before you send your entries:

1.Some of the participants were putting up the pictures of the eye makeup before the host(the blog owner) hasn't even put it up on the blog, the participants need to understand that the looks are posted in the order they are received, so don't get impatient & wait until it's posted on the blog. Otherwise the entry will be disqualified.

2. Some of the participants were modifying their looks & posting it on other blogs( A participant just changed the way the eyeliner is applied & put it up on another blog). This is definitely not going to be accepted & the entry will be disqualified.

Disclaimer: If any one of the rules aren't followed Zestful Nails has the right to reject the entry. The contest is sponsored by Stylecraze & Zestful Nails has no control over deciding the prizes. The final winner will be chosen only on the basis of votes on Stylecraze. ! Zestful Nails blog has no role in deciding the winner. 

International Giveaway- Win a Hair Fork

Hello Beauties,

Here's another International Giveaway sponsored by the talented  Liz who runs the store Votepalantine. She makes these wonderful handmade hair forks & hair sticks. She lives in Australia which  has the beautiful timbers in the world & she searches high & low to find the prettiest exotic Australian wood to make it into  works of art for the hair.

What are hairforks & hair sticks?

 Using a hairfork or stick is the most comfortable way to put your hair up - no snagging elastics breaking your hair or tangling up in knots.  Once you get the knack of weaving a fork or stick through your hair bun you wont ever want to go back!  All my pieces are sanded through five stages and polished to a super smooth satin finish so they glide through your hair.

Liz has been extremely generous & excited  to sponsor a giveaway, she is gonna  giveaway a two prong hairfork made from beautiful dark two-tone Tasmanian Myrtle wood.
This is how it looks!

If you need a pictorial tut to see how this fork can be used, do let me know! I'll post some pictures that Liz has sent me.

Do check her store here

To enter this giveaway enter this rafflecopter form.

Mandatory Rules to enter the giveaway

1. Follow my blog through GFC.

2. Like Votepalantine's Etsy shop through Facebook(The procedure is in the form below)

3. Like my page ZestfulLife on Facebook

The giveaway starts on Dec 1st 2012 & will end on Dec 31st 2012

Good Luck beauties!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

How I made use of Coupon Codes for Online shopping!

Hello Beauties,

Wanted to share a brief post on my online  shopping experience using the coupon codes available. Hope this helps everyone!
Lots of online shopping sites had these tempting offers for the Festival Diwali, one of them Medplus beauty had offer on cosmetics & I couldn't stop myself from getting a few things!

When I saw these offers & discounts, I spent an entire day zeroing on the stuff that I needed( I'm not a hoarder these days &I get stuff that I need because of the storage issue),calculating the amount I would save considering the budget that I had in mind & reading reviews online.

Medplus beauty had 25%  festive discount on Colorbar products & a discount of 40% on Maxfactor during their clearance sale in addition to discounts on other brands too! I chose Colorbar because I liked the Colorbar velvett Matte lipstick that Nisha sent me & I wanted to try a few more shades from the range,also I needed a Kohl so got one from Colorbar, I use a MaxFactor foundation & since it was running out I needed a back up so got the foundation.

Here's a picture of my order which also shows the actual price & the discounted price.

So for the lipstick worth Rs.250 I paid Rs.187.50 INR & for the Kohl priced Rs. 150 I paid Rs.112.50 & the foundation priced Rs.850 I paid Rs.510 INR.

The actual amount of the 3 products is Rs.1250 & I paid Rs.810 so I saved Rs.440 INR. Isn't that nice?

So I suggest, whenever you do online shopping do make sure you google search for coupon codes to save some bucks! There are lots of websites dedicated just for coupon codes, so don't forget to search for them.

For my International friends, there is a website Coupon Chief that caters to all your needs, browse through the site to get the best of the deals & grab them.