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Natural & Organic: DIY Homemade Shampoo

Natural & Organic: DIY Homemade Shampoo
ISLM Writer: Nivedita
Moms are always right...

Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing. - Ricki Lake

Aloha Ladies, yes its coffee time and this is my first post on ISLM.

Okay how many times have you felt the above title is absolutely correct? Many times, right? Two weeks ago I felt so, when I began loving my hair once again after the Saturday hair care regime. That day I realised why moms are always right. Let me unravel the entire episode to you!

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Soft Green Smokey Eyes & Pink Lips

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Soft Green Smokey Eyes & Pink Lips
Spring's almost here and somehow all my makeup decisions nowadays are automatically driven by this fact... As if on autopilot I end up doing makeup that is beautifully summery and yet has a lingering wintery touch to it...

He Says: Shaving Tips for Men (Sponsored)

He Says: Shaving Tips for Men (Sponsored)
Men have been shaving since roughly the time of the ancient Egyptians, and 75% of men shave daily, devoting an average of 3,000 hours of their lives to the act. And yet, many men are still unaware of basic shaving tips and techniques. Here are the best products, razors, and methods of achieving a close shave.

LOTD: Soft Green Smokey Eyes using MAC Swimming Eyeshadow

LOTD: Soft Green Smokey Eyes using MAC Swimming Eyeshadow
and a promise of a video tutorial...
I created this look accidentally... I mean I was just going through my stash of eye shadows when I dicsocvered many of them that I had not used since a long long time... So I decided to get all of these shadows out of their hiding places and start using them more consciously... And thus this look came to be :)

REVIEW: Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Totally Toffee

REVIEW: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Totally Toffee

ISLM Writer: Himani

Today I am going to review Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Totally Toffee. A nude lipstick is a hot trend for some time now. Be it summers or winters or even a fall season, the nude shade has maintained its presence in the market. In fact, I have seen a lot of beauties getting open to the idea of sporting a nude lip. Me included!!!

LOTD: Indian Republic Day Inspired Makeup Look

LOTD: Indian Republic Day Inspired Makeup Look
As the Republic Day dawns today, I can't help but feel a sense of nostalgia for the various 26th Januaries that I had spent in school saluting the National Trocolor and eating boondi ke laddu and samosa after, I cannot help but feel a sense of pride for my two most important and favorite people in uniform - my dad and my baby sister, and I cannot help but feel a sense of patriotism looking at the alleged 'Bromance' between PM Modi and President Obama...

REVIEW: L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in Rouge Allegro

REVIEW: L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in Rouge Allegro
I firmly believe that gorgeousness comes in all shapes and sizes, in all finishes and textures and in all colours and sizes... This holds true for everything... From lipsticks to eyeshadows to shoes to clothes to accessories to living room couches to tea cups to lamp shades to phone covers to kitchenware... You get the drift... Don't you ;)

REVIEW: Just Herbs Silk Splash Neem-Bitter Orange Rehydrant Face Wash

REVIEW: Just Herbs Silk Splash Neem-Bitter Orange Rehydrant Face Wash
Some things are just not meant to be... Like today I was supposed to give a live demo of a tool that I had developed to one of the senior managers visiting us from the US... But my tool refused to work properly in front of him and I ultimately gave... But once I was back to my desk I realised in my nervousness I was executing the non-production version of the tool and hence it was working as was expected...

REVIEW: Wet N Wild Colour Icon Blusher in Mellow Wine

REVIEW: Wet N Wild Colour Icon Blusher in Mellow Wine
ISLM Writer: Himani


Hey all beauty geeks!!! Today I am going to review Wet N Wild Color Icon Blusher in Mellow Wine. Blush is one makeup product that takes me into another world altogether. Honestly, I believe there can be nothing more dreamy than a beautiful blush color. The color on the cheeks can transform an entire look for Drab to Fab.

VIDEO REVIEW: L'Oreal Paris Collection Star Red Lipsticks

REVIEW: L'Oreal Paris Collection Star Red Lipsticks
The Indian Beauty Blogosphere has been since the past couple of weeks gushing, raving and incessantly talking about a range of Red lipsticks from L'Oreal Paris called the Collection Star Red range... I know at least I am ;)

LOTD: Glitter

LOTD: Glittery Eyes and Pink Lips Makeup Look
So if you follow me on Instagram, you'd know I had attended a wedding reception in my bestie's family last week... I posted some pictures and I'd like to thank you all for the lovely comments you guys posted... Thank you, you all... ♥♥♥

REVIEW: Just Herbs Apricot Sparkle Invigorating Skin Radiance Scrub

REVIEW: Just Herbs Apricot Sparkle Invigorating Skin Radiance Scrub
I have recently started wearing foundation everyday. Initially, I used to not wear any base makeup to work or to run errands, reserving it only for special occasions, parties and events. However, I have now suddenly realised that my skin hasn't been what it used to be earlier and in order to look put together, I have started wearing base makeup to work every day, replete with foundation, concealer and powder...

REVIEW: Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Volume Flash Mascara

REVIEW: Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Volume Flash Mascara
I don't know if this happens with my fellow bloggers but every now and then I get 'writers block'... My mind goes blank, all thoughts go Poof and I am struggling to write even one little sentence...
What helps is some really Strong Coffee, needless to say without sugar and music blasting through my ears... This helps me block everything out and concentrate on the article at hand...

REVIEW: Maybelline Baby Lips Electo Pop in Pink Shock & Fierce N Tangy

REVIEW: Maybelline Baby Lips Electo Pop in Pink Shock & Fierce N Tangy
One skincare product that has been embraced lovingly world over irrespective of the season, country or race is the Maybelline Baby Lips... I know we love it here in India and my friends and relatives who come over from other countries also have a Maybelline Baby Lips tucked in their purses (albeit different versions)... Maybelline sure has created a winner in this little precious piece of skincare product.

LOTD: Nude/Neutral Makeup Look

LOTD: Nude/Neutral Makeup Look
Anks (of lifestyleproblog.me) rightly put in a comment on an earlier LOTD post of mine, Only a true Makeup Addict will do a 'look' before heading out to buy aata, arhar ki daal, lobiya, tori and kaddu! Even if jest, the statement makes sense and says a lot about what my priorities are :)

REVIEW: Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight

REVIEW: Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight
Not everything is about bright colours... The 50 shades of gray on a pigeon is so soothingly beautiful, the richness a brown chocolate bar oozes is delightful, the stark white Salt Desert in Kutchh is mesmerising, the pitch blackness of one's hair is the considered the epitome of youthful beauty... I could just go on but I guess you get the drift...

LOTD: Simple Neutral Makeup for Work

LOTD: Simple Neutral Makeup for Work
There was a time
I used to look into my father's eyes.
In a happy home
I was a king queen, I had a golden throne.
Those days are gone,
Now the memory's on the wall.
I hear the songs
From the places where I was born.
That's what I have been listening to over the past couple of weeks while getting ready for work, singing at the top of my lungs...

REVIEW: The Body Shop Glitter Eyeliner in Sparkling

REVIEW: The Body Shop Glitter Eyeliner in Sparkling
♥♥♥ HAPPY NEW YEAR my sweethearts ♥♥♥

I woke up today morning thinking about doing something new, adding a spark to ISLM this new year... Of course I have no idea what exactly I want to do but I know it has to be something explosive and exciting that would mark 2015 as a year of turning over a leaf... I know the idea would come to me eventually as the seed has laready been planted in my mind...