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REVIEW: China Glaze Nail Paint in Grape Pop

NOTD: China Glaze Nail Polish in Grape Pop
 Guest Post By: Priyanka
Purple is a colour that can be opulent or even child-like depending on the tonality and shade used. It is a very versatile colour that is used in a variety of makeup looks; especially eye makeup because purple goes with brown, hazel and even blue eyes. But purple is generally given a raw deal in nail paints because of it’s perceived frivolity (in the case of gregarious colours) and goth-ness (in the case of purples so dark that they almost look black).

LOTD: My Signature Monsoon Makeup Look

My Signature Monsoon Makeup Look
Monsoon isn't one of my favorite seasons and I don't make a secret out of it... I mean I think most you all by know how much I hate the rainy season... But well I cannot really do anything about it now, can I? So I have ways to get around the gloominess of the season and here's how I do it with makeup :)

REVIEW: Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in Green

Review of Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in Green
The past couple of months have been crazy in terms of office workload and hence unhealthy sleeping patterns, family weddings and hence unhealthy eating patterns and well laziness... And so last week when I weighed myself to be 60 kg (I am 5'3.5") I almost freaked out and have been on a strict dietary regimen ever since. More about it in detail in an upcoming post...

REVIEW: Maybelline Color Show Nail Paint in Coral Craze

NOTD: Maybelline Color Show Nail Paint in Coral Craze
Guest Post By: Priyanka
Hey there!
When it comes to nail paints I tend to be very adventurous. I have a wide array of blues, blacks and reds but somehow I always consciously stayed away from staid colours like pearly whites, peaches and corals but the nail paint I am now going to review is a coral. Not just any staid coral but a bright summery flamboyant coral that is sure to make your summer weary heart sing!
Read on to see if the product pleased me as much as the colour did.

REVIEW: Maybelline Colorshow Nail Paint In Silk Stockings

Maybelline Colorshow Nail paints – Silk Stockings
Guest Post By: Pallavi
I really didn’t know how anyone could wear nudes on their nails. I have never worn them and never ever had an urge to wear them too. I was never sure how this would look on my hands. I always thought these shades were meant for super fair hands. But as everybody says there is always a first time and so it’s here too.

REVEALED: Nars Blush in Exhibit A

NARS Blush in Exhibit A - Photos, Swatches and FOTD
Not a long time ago, looking at my beauty dresser, I was told by a (spiteful) woman that she never wore makeup because "thankfully she was naturally beautiful"... Well it hurt at that time but I am glad I didn't take it to heart because gradually I saw her immersing herself into makeup so much that today she seems to be almost drowning in it... And I am glad I didn't listen to her, because if I did then I wouldn't have been an excitedly, proud owner of this wonderful thing called NARS Blush in Exhibit A

Mini Kryolan Haul

A Mini Haul from Kryolan

You know those times when you plan to curb your shopping impulses, promise yourself that you will not step into any store and even keep your wallet devoid of any cash so as to not get tempted? And then you know the times when in spite of all measures you end up giving in to temptation and end up getting things you don't require...
Well yes that is what happened to me...

CONTEST: What Do You Hate About Yourself & What Do You Love? #SecretsRevealed

Contest: Share Your Secrets & Innermost Fears #SecretsRevealed
There are times when we hate ourselves, hate every little thing about ourselves and wish we looked, behaved and sometimes even been some one else... And then there are times when we love ourselves to bits... Love the way we look, love the way we smile and even love the faint smile lines we get...

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Are You A Muscular Woman?

Are You a Muscular Woman?
Guest Post By: Priyanka 
I am sure many of you have heard the constant refrain of certain elders along the lines of “Stop lifting weights! Do you want to be muscular like a man?” or maybe a “You will cause your reproductive system serious harm if you lift dumbbells!”
The worst part? This archaic thought process is not limited to uneducated woman. The latter was by a very intellectual 60 year old female who is a former International Law professor in a world renowned university.

REVIEW: Maybelline Colorshow Glitter Mania Nail Polish in Starry Nights

NOTD with Maybelline Colorshow Glitter Mania Nail Polish in Starry Nights
At the moment my nails are bare, I have not one speck of makeup on my face and my hair is greasy, falling limp on my shoulders... This is a nightmare situation for me but I still don't do anything to rectify it... Why?
Why, you ask me and the reason is simple...

I am TIRED...

REVIEW: Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Fatal Red

Review of Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Fatal Red
Guest Post By: Priyanka
As far as I am concerned a cat’s eye flick with a retro red lip is the most iconic makeup look. Damned be the fools who think that red lipstick means one is easy!
Inspired by Audrey Hepburn I decided to go the classic red lip way when college began. There onwards, there was no looking back. I have owned numerous red lipsticks and every time I go lippie shopping, my eyes are always drawn to that indomitable crimson nestled between subtle browns.

From The Archives: LOTD for Work

LOTD: Makeup for Work
Whatever happens, happens for the good... My mum always told me so and I strongly believe in it too... There are things happening around me that directly or indirectly affect me and my extended family but I am keeping my fingers crossed and pray that everything settles down and miraculously makes everyone who is concerned, happy... That said all I want to do right now is have a bowl of mint milk chocolate chip ice cream from Baskin Robbins... Ummm yeah, my mind is fickle like that :/

REVIEW: Maybelline Colorshow Nail Polish in Tenacious Teal

REVIEW of Maybelline Colorshow Nail Polish in Tenacious Teal
Guest Post By: Pallavi
Ladies...I have to declare that this is my most favourite shade of this range. I have never been a green girl. I don’t like green color. I don’t have any dresses in green nor even accessories. But this color changed all the old myths. Now, it’s a wrong notion that I and green are no more friends. Green has forgiven me and it look equally chic on me as it does on others. So, no partiality.

Giving Back to ISLM Readers - A Token of my Gratitude

A little gesture of Gratitude to my ISLM Readers
There have been times when I am down in the dumps and I feel nothing in this world could cheer me up... But one look at my blog's comments, one look at the comments on ISLM's facebook page or one look at your tweets to ISLM and I am buoyant again...
Same way there are times I am ecstatic and I just have to share it with somebody... Of course the pati is the first to know about such events but for news pertaining to makeup and stuff its you guys I feel like sharing with first...

REVIEW: TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisturiser Spray

Review of TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray
One day while lunching with my favorite girlfriends, we got talking about how our hair behaves after a wash... A couple of them gushed about how they loved the immediate effect a wash had on their hair but a few days later their hair felt all dry and crazy. And some of us admitted sheepishly that we dreaded washing our hair cause it went all crazy and frizzy immediately after but the hair would calm down in a couple of days...
Admittedly, I belong to the latter group and I am seen dunking chullu after chullu (handful) of serum in my hair on day 1 of a hairwash...