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REVIEW: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles

Review of Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer
I am probably reviewing this product real quick. I mean I've had only about 10 days to use and test it but after using it for 10 days everyday, I think I am ready to give my views about it and to tell you all if I liked this product or not.
So lets get going :)

Kiehls Is In Pune!!! Finally...

Kiehls Launches its store in Pune
There was a time when I would keep tweeting Kiehls to open a store in Pune... I mean it was crazy... I was at that time using their Ultrafacial Cream and Glossy Stylist Hair Serum and had become quite the Kiehls enthusiast.. But well their business strategist had other plans and it never came to Pune...
As time went by, I gave up and lost all hope of the skincare giant to ever grace the shores of my beloved city... So imagine my glee when the Kiehl's PR called me up the other day and told me that they were finally setting up shop in Pune and to top it all I was invited to a free skin consultation and some Kiehl's goodies :)

NOTD: Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in Blueberry Ice

Review of Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in Blueberry Ice
There is something about Maybelline Color Show nail polishes that makes one never get tired of them... No really what is it about them? Also another question that keeps running through my mind every now and then is, does anyone know the exact number of shades that constitute this range. I mean every time I am on Facebook or at the Maybelline counter, I just keep seeing newer and prettier shades coming out of the Nail Polish factory at Maybelline! I mean really, Maybelline sure has hit jackpot with this range of nail colors!

Look What I Got: Urban Decay, NARS & Maybelline

Mini Haul consisting of Urban Decay, NARS & Maybelline
I am very stingy about shopping for makeup. I was not like this. In my initial days of blogging, I would go all out and get myself whatever I fancied... I blew half my salary on makeup, on products I didn't need and on products that I knew I would not use more than once...
But today I am more organized, have better control over temptations and well in short have become pretty frugal. So when my manager had a business trip planned to the US and he asked the team if anyone wanted anything, I didn't jump at it like how I would have earlier...
However, I did order some stuff after I gave stuff some thought and deliberation and here is what my mini haul consisted of :)

BUDGET WEDNESDAYS: Review of FabIndia Wild Rose Perfume Oil

Review of FabIndia Wild Rose Perfume Oil
Guest Post by: Manu
‘A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future’ – any guesses made this quote? One of the fashion pioneers, lady behind the revolutionary LBD design, elegant, a style icon! Can we please have a big round of applause for ‘Coco Chanel’! Isn’t it so true that fragrance does mark a difference, at least to me it always does! I was always inclined towards perfumes than deodorizers, may be this is how I was nurtured ;) – all thanks to my mother who is an ardent perfume admirer.  I love natural products in true sense and finding a genuine product was never easy. 

NOTD & REVIEW: China Glaze Nail Polish in Merry Berry

China Glaze Mini in Merry Berry
Guest Post by: Priyanka
I don’t know about other ISLM readers, but I love a red manicure. Coming as they do, in a plethora of distinct tones ranging from fire engine red to an oxblood, you are sure to find a red that suits you to a T!
Nothing attracts me to makeup as much as the colour red does, so I was quick to snag this CG polish that promised me “berry” fine nails. ;)
Read on to see if it lived up to its tall claims and left me spellbound.

FRAGRANCE REVIEW: L'Occitane Fragrance Touch Gel Perfume in Red Cherry

Review of L'Occitane Fragrance Touch Gel Perfume in Red Cherry
My first NARS and my first Urban Decay are here and I am so excited that I had to especially calm myself down to finally be sober enough to sit down and type out this post... What those NARS and UD products are well for another post but all that I am saying tonight is that I bought these after much deliberation and thought and are not the typical products that you'd expect :)

Tips & Tricks: Skincare Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid these Skincare Mistakes for Healthy, Beautiful Skin
I am not sure if this happens to you too but very often I have wondered about why my skin would breakout or sometimes look dehydrated and patchy when I was using the best of the products and taking care to go through the whole CTM routine every night without fail... I introspected... I retrospected... And then it struck me...

NOTD: Maybelline ColorShow Glitter Mania Pink Champagne Nail Color

NOTD using Maybelline ColorShow Glitter Mania Pink Champagne Nail Color
I love mornings like these... Not rushed, still in bed with my laptop, tapping away at the keyboard gloriously, catching up with other blogs and a bowl of cereal and fruit next to me... I don't think Saturday mornings can be nicer than this... But then again if Spain was still in the tournament and if Cristiano Ronaldo personally would have promised me that he'd score at least 3 goals in Portugal's next match with the USA then of course it would have been a perfect-perfect Saturday :)

NOTD: Lakme 9 to 5 Long Wear Nail Color Oak Room

Review of Lakme 9-5 Long Wear Nail Color Oak Room Guest Post By: Pallavi

Lakme seems is on a roller coaster these days. They have been coming up with many great products which are affordable as well as superb in performance.
They have launched a 9-5 range specifically for office ladies. Under this they have come up with gorgeous lipsticks which made lipgloss girl like me to use lipsticks. They have also come up with 15 amazing nail paint shades which seem to be tailor made for office goers. 

CouponMantra's Discount Coupons for your next Shopping Expedition!

CouponMantra is the answer to all your Shopping related Prayers
Let me start by saying that I am positively crazy about online shopping and nothing heightens my pleasure more than coupons that hit the spot! 15%-20% may just be that tiny fraction that might make my father let me go on a huge splurge.

Coupons can make your shopping experience very special but it’s just so hard to keep track of so many different ones that might be applicable for your favourite website. That’s where coupon based websites like CouponMantra come in handy!

Traditional Engagement Makeup

Tips & Tricks: Indian Bridal Engagement Makeup

I did my own engagement and wedding makeup and even though I am pretty proud of the feat there are no doubt a few things that I would like to change in both of my makeup if I had a chance... And one that tops the list is making my eyes more dramatic and beautiful.


I have small eyes and even though I don't care much and very consistently line my eyes (both waterline and tightline) with a black kohl, I still feel I could have done something more elaborate with my eyes at least on my engagement evening... And to illustrate what I mean is why I am
writing this post...

BUDGET WEDNESDAYS: Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub

Review of Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub in Budget Wednesdays
Since the time I started with this Budget Wednesdays feature, my weekly grocery shopping has become so much more enjoyable! I obviously spend more time lingering around the aisles holding beauty and bath products and well yeah I have been invariably exceeding my weekly grocery budgets as well...
But well, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right ;)

REVIEW: Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in Blue

Review of Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in Blue
As I sit here drafting this post while simultaneously watching Ghana fight it out with the USA in the FIFA World Cup 2014, I cannot help but feel sad for Portugal and the way they were washed out by the mighty "Aryans"... Portugal is my favorite team (Spain comes a close second), mostly due to my obsession with Cristiano Ronaldo but I like Pepe and Coentrao too and so Pepe's Red Card was something that completely broke my heart tonight.

REVIEW: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer

Review of Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer
For those who didn't know, concealers are of two types... One that actually conceal that are thick in consistency and are used to conceal dark spots, acne marks and the like and the other type that act more like highlighters while concealing only lightly. The latter type generally have a runny consistency and have some shimmer particles that act as highlighters.

REVIEW: L'Oreal Moist Mat (Matte) Lipstick in Lincoln Rose

Review of L'Oreal Moist Mat (Matte) Lipstick in Lincoln Rose

The most talked about and perhaps the most sought after lipstick shade from L'Oreal's L'Ore Lumiere Cannes Film Festival 2014 collection is Lincoln Rose. And the whole hullabaloo was created by our erstwhile Miss World, Ashwarya Rai who looked ethereally beautiful in it...
So today ladies and gentlemen, I am taking this opportunity to review this gorgeous shade of Red that promises to suit all Indian skintones!

LOTD: Pink on Sunkissed Skin!

Pink Makeup on Sun-kissed Skin
The pati is a sucker for tanned, sun-kissed skin... He loves women with dusky complexions and needless to say I am forever trying to either get tanned or wear makeup that makes me look a couple of notches darker... Yeah yeah its a confession of sorts and I swear to God I love looking duskier than what I really am. I feel a sun-kissed complexion looks healthier, glow-ier and well downright hotter!

BUDGET WEDNESDAYS: Bare Essentials Nail Polish Remover Pads

Review of Bare Essentials Nail Polish Remover Pads
Two things that I hate about changing my nail polish is the drying time and the hassle of removing old nail polish from my nails... Both tasks seem really daunting to me and are so time consuming that many a times I give up and leave my nails bare...
Its so much easier that way but so not pretty :/

NOTD: Maybelline Color Show Glitter Mania Nail Paint in All That Glitters

Maybelline Color Show Glitter Mania Nail Paint in All That Glitters
Maybelline had struck jackpot when it launched its Color Show range of nail enamels... Bright hues, quick drying, pretty packaging and extremely comfortable to the pocket were some features that made Maybelline Color Show Nail Enamels a huge hit with everyone... We were all bust getting ourselves gorgeous shades after shades and filling up our vanity drawers when Maybelline shocked us (pleasantly) once again... With Color Show Glitter Mania Nail Enamels...

Red Carpet LOTD: L'Oreal Paris L'Or Lumiere Collection for Cannes Film Festival 2014

A Red Carpet Look using L'Oreal Paris L'Or Lumiere Collection for the Cannes Film Festival 2014
Every once in a while, brands come up with makeup collections that take the beauty blogosphere by storm... One such is the L'Or Lumiere Collection by L'Oreal to commemorate the Cannes Film Festival 2014... Why is the collection special you ask... Well read on to know what I really want to say...

REVIEW: Lancome Cesigner Bloom Lipstick in Sheen

REVIEW of Lancome Designer Bloom Lipstick in Sheen
Guest Post By: Mrittika
At times I really wonder the evolution of different textures, finishes and looks of makeup. I mean who made all these???

So here today I’ll be sharing a lipstick with a sheen finish. Well this lipstick was a gift from my aunty from US quite some time back. I was using this lipstick every day. I don’t know but I felt that the day I applied this lipstick, my day went well. Yes, it doesn’t make any sense but somehow I was kind of superstitious as I was going through a bad phase at work.

My Skincare Routine Video - Summer 2014

Video - My Summer Skincare Routine & Products
With the summers in full swing and the weather so hot and dry, my skin is very often exposed to a lot of harshness and fluctuating environmental elements. This often leads to dry and patchy skin and many a times, acne... Hence, over the years, I have come to almost master the art of knowing what products my skin is in need of and when... And today I'd like to share with you all a little about such products that constitute my summer skincare routine...

Haul: The Body Shop & Maybelline

My TBS & Maybelline Haul and some rants!
So while my skincare routine video is getting uploaded to YouTube (it takes ages for some reason!) I am sitting here staring at my laptop screen 3 am in the morning and wondering how to start this post... So I guess I'll just get right down to the core of the subject... And that is skincare... Skincare for the 30s skin...

Off late I have been noticing a lot many fine lines around my eyes and even though I know I can still get away with it, I in my mind know that I am approaching 30... So of course however much I try my best, age will one day surely catch up with me and my skin...

INFOGRAPHIC: Pink Eye Makeup Tutorial (EOTD)

Infographic on Pink Eye Makeup Tutorial
Pink eye makeup can be tricky but if done the right way it can prove to something really pretty, feminine and flirty... With this look, I aimed at something non-fussy and yet prettily colorful. Hope you guys like it...

REVIEW: Maybelline Color Show Nail Paint in Velvet Wine

Review of Maybelline Color Show Nail Paint in Velvet Wine
Guest Post by Priyanka
Hey there!
ColorShow nail paints have been raved about by international bloggers for a very long time, and now that this range has been introduced in India Indian bloggers have also begun to do the same.
But honestly, the best part is that they retail at $2.99 (approx 185INR) for 0.23 oz (6.8 ml) but in India the price is a mere 75INR for 6 ml! How amazing, right?
With 40 colours in their range with 8 more glitter polishes being introduced, you are sure to find the colour you adore!