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Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Till Dishes Do Us Apart

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Till Dishes Do Us Apart
ISLM Writer: Sabista
As a woman, you are automatically assigned the duty of maintaining the perfect balance between home and professional life. Whether married or unmarried, there are certain responsibilities on you, as a woman, to take care of. You’re expected to be in sync with all responsibilities and be harmonized with everything. Basically, you’re supposed to be the happy and cheerful actresses from TV commercials who wash, cook, clean and handle an entire professional career with a smile on their face. And God forbid, if you are ever having an off day and just want to be by yourself or not so cheerful and just want to be left alone, you are considered to be PMSing.

My Envy Box - March 2016

My Envy Box - March 2016
Can we please take a minute to admire the beauty of the box, the colors, the way it symbolises Holi :) My Envy Box March 2016 is simply stunning and it comes filled with goodies...

5 Makeup Hacks For Rushed Monday Mornings!

5 Makeup Hacks For Rushed Monday Mornings!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello Darlings! If I ask you about one thing which you hate, what would it be? If you ask me, I know what to say--I hate mornings! And more than mornings, I hate monday mornings! And why should I not? All those lazy weekend moments have left me craving for that last hit of snooze button! And the hideous monday mornings comes as a prick which bursts my weekend fantasies, and as a result I am in no mood to wake up early or go to college! But priorities, and you need to get them straight in life! So when after the 10th snooze, I finally wake up, I wake up to the shock that I am not left with ample time to get ready! And those are the moments when the below stated 5 makeup hacks are what I swear by!

MyGlamm, A Beauty Service At Your Doorstep - My Experience

MyGlamm, A Beauty Service At Your Doorstep - My Experience
I love my weekends a little too much. Its the time I use to indulge myself with retail therapy, eating at restaurants, watching movies and not spending a minute of it at home... That's how I define my weekends... Hence, even my trips to the salon during the weekends is like a huge affair...
Weekends are the time I get all dolled up, wear my newest dresses and take in the youthful vibe that my city of Pune brims with.
And therefore, when MyGlamm Services approached me with their concept of "Beauty Service At Your Doorstep", I was stumped. This meant me having to stay at home...

Forest Essentials Bhringraj Hair Vitalizer Review!

Forest Essentials Bhringraj Hair Vitalizer ReviewISLM Writer: Nimisha
Gorgeous hair is the best revenge. - Ivana Trump Yup, gorgeous hair sure does make you stand out. And who does love the free flowing tresses which feel buttery on caressing. Well, enough of the dream chants here. Let's get down to business. Here, I present one of my most trusted products for hair care.

Post Holi Skincare

Post Holi Skincare
As I sit here all cleaned up, drinking a chilled glass of Iced tea, with the pati ranting about how people nowadays do not play Holi with passion and vigour anymore and a soft, lilting music plays in the background of Scottish bagpipes, I cannot help but lament about my skin... After a whole day of playing Holi in the scorching sun and colors that I am pretty sure weren't organic my skin has a subdued burning sensation especially on my face and arms...
And my back itches...

Prep Yourself for Holi: Pre-Holi Care

Prep Yourself for Holi: Pre-Holi Care
The beautiful festival of colours is just around the corner and preparations in all Indian homes must be in full swing. From frying yummy gujias or karanjis to buying pichkaris and gulaal we are all preparing for it in our own little but special ways, isn't it? Some of us are even traveling to be with our loved ones and I know that even though Diwali sometimes tends to eclipse Holi, Holi does hold a special place in all our hearts...

L'Oreal La Vie En Rose Moist Matte Lipstick Liya's Delicate Rose Review And Swatches!

L'Oreal La Vie En Rose Moist Matte Lipstick Liya's Delicate Rose Review And Swatches!
ISLM Writer: Nimisha
After the humungous success of the 'Pure Reds' collection,  L’Oreal Paris had come out with the 'Exclusive Pinks'. Having already heard about their launch in the international markets, I was waiting with crossed fingers for their launch in India. So, the other day when I was shopping around with one of friend's, I insisted on finally getting my hands on them at the L’Oreal Paris counter to finally check it out.

Changing Trends: Online shopping for beauty products becoming a rage

Changing Trends: Online shopping for beauty products becoming a rage
Changing trends indicate women especially of the 18-35 age group, are turning to online shopping for beauty products. Some of the reasons are that online stores are trying their best to bridge in the gap with increased customer satisfaction.

Rene Furterer Paris Shampoo And Conditioner Duo Review!

Rene Furterer Paris Shampoo And Conditioner Duo Review!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello Munchkins! How is everyone doing? I do not know if anyone of you noticed but I stole a couple of days off of ISLM as I have been shifting homes! And man, is it tormenting! I get pretty attached to people and things alike and it is never easy for me to part ways! And all this physical as well as emotional assault that I have been going through has been undoubtedly taking a toll on both my skin and hair! And along with all this, there was a shampoo conditioner duo which I had been testing since the past few weeks now! Did the duo help me manage my hair better or added to the assault? Let's just find it out!

Top 5 Blushes For Indian Skin Tones!

Top 5 Blushes For Indian Skin Tones!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello my darlings!
All hail summers! Yes, the season of oily, dull looking skin is here and this is the time of the year when I miss my Rosy-Posy cheeks and I crave for those just-pinched looking skin! And the best way to achieve that perfectly rosy cheeks is to get your hands on the best ever blush available in the market and sweep it across your cheekbones and blend it into your hairline and temples. But getting a great blush does not necessarily means you need to shell out a huge investment and we girl, have got you covered here! So in no particular order, let us start!

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pops Review and Swatches!

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pops Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello lovelies! How is everyone doing? Winters are finally taking a back seat, and even Samyukta is about to declare the end of fall here on ISLM! Yes, yes, that was a little teaser for all you guys! Anyhow, summers or winters, if there is one quintessential product which a girl needs all around the year--it is the very basic yet utterly important Lip balms! You know how everyone claims about the skin on the lips being 10 times thinner than the facial skin and stuff, yes that shizz is true and this should be a disclaimer enough for al you pretty ladies to stock up on some! After all, dry, parched and flaky lips are never a good sight!

REVIEW: NIVEA Body Lotions - All Variants

REVIEW: NIVEA Body Lotions - All Variants
Nivea never fails to bring up fond childhood memories for me... My sister, my mum and I all three of us swear by NIVEA where body lotions and face creams are concerned... They are not just reasonably priced but they are genuinely quality products and do wonders for your skin. In the same vein I am going to be reviewing 4 variants of Nivea Body Lotion and I am sure you will find one of them will surely suit your needs.

Maybelline Color Sensational POW 4 Lipstick Review and Swatches!

Maybelline Color Sensational POW 4 Lipstick Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello girlies!
If we ask which lip colour category are you, nudes, pinks or reds; I don't know about you but I will scream pink at the top of my lungs! Maybelline as a drugstore brand is loved by one and all equally, and its color sensational range is a household favourite all around the world! The whole pink-lipstick lover society went crazy when maybelline launched its POW range, and so did we! Very recently i finished my first tube of POW 4 which reminded me of how madly I love this little pink gem, and hence the repurchase and a brand new review!

Essence XXXL Long Lasting Matte Effect Lipgloss in Velvet Rose Review and Swatches!

Essence XXXL Long Lasting Matte Effect Lipgloss in Velvet Rose Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello pumpkins!
It has been about 3 months of Ishleen and her nonchalant gibberish here at ISLM now, and if you have been following even an ounce of me, you most probably know that there are only two things in makeup which excite the hell out of me! My nudes and my mattes, and if you got even one of these right in your head, just give your back a pat! So when it comes to trying matte lip glosses which are also nude, you know who is on the beginning of the queue.

Wearing Makeup to the Gym

Wearing Makeup to the Gym
Before the skincare Nazis descend upon me let me just say that I don't recommend wearing makeup to the gym but well for some of us, no makeup just can't do :) I am talking about the times when you need to impress that hottie in the gym or when you want to catch the instructor's eye or when you just want to wear makeup to feel good about yourself... Whatever the reasons trust me I have been there and hence I have come up with my Gym Makeup Kit that does not compromise on my skincare and yet makes me look all put together when I am sweating it out :P

The Body Shop Insta-Blur Eye All-In-One Tinted Concealer+Primer Colour Intensifier Review And Swatches!

The Body Shop Insta-Blur Eye All-In-One Tinted Concealer+Primer Colour Intensifier Review And Swatches!ISLM Writer: Nimisha

"Concealer is the secret of the universe"- Bobbi Brown

Well as true as it sounds, I actually agree to Bobbi on this one. So apt na!
Coming to today's product review, I am reviewing the Body Shop Insta Blur Eye All-in-one Tinted Concealer + Primer Colour Intensifier.

Maybelline Hyper Matte Liner Review and Swatches!

Maybelline Hyper Matte Liner Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello munchkins!
Summers are coming, and with it is coming the season of glossy makeup looks. But priorities being priorities, I love my matte black eyeliners and keeping in mind my obsession with the same, I have to give into my very own tube of the Maybelline's hyper matte eyeliner which is a relatively new release.

REVIEW: Lakme Absolute Matte Lip Tints

Lakme Absolute Matte Lip Tints - Raving Red, Starlet Red & Magenta Magic
So I just had a late night shower and since I wasn't getting any sleep, I decided to watch TV... Guess what's on, on Comedy Central right now... FRIENDS... Am not a fan, have never been but S1 E12 is kind of cute :) And Joey is kind of hot, is that just me or does anyone feel that too?

*giggles*

Makeup Revolution London Treat Powder Blush Review and Swatches!

Makeup Revolution London Treat Powder Blush Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello pumpkins!
So in keeping along with my rut to stop doing lip product reviews for a while, I decided to look up through my stash and get out all my blushes! But then I thought of narrowing down my options and whipping something up which was budget friendly, easily available in Delhi and looks fabulous on us Indian beauties!

REVIEW: Omved Tired Foot Soak

Omved Tired Foot Soak Review
You know what I really like about partying? Of course the booze, the wanton dancing and the occasional flirting but what I really really look forward to is the after party... After parties are rad but the kind I like are the more intimate kinds...
Don't get me wrong but nothing is more relaxing and invigorating at the same time than kicking off my stiletto heels at the end of 3 long hours of gyrating to Tiesto and Maxwell, sitting on my couch with a cup of detox green tea to wear off the effects of the gallons of Rum and Coke that I had gulped down just 4 hours ago and have my feet comfortably dipped into a tub of warm water made silky with a generous dose of a foot soak...

Catrice Waterproof Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Karate With bronze Lee Review and Swatches!

Catrice Waterproof Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Karate With bronze Lee Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello gorgeousness!
How are you guys doing? As of late I have been getting so many messages asking why I do not do any eye product reviews and focus so much on lip products solely? So my answer would be that I love my eyes, and I love using lot of coloured eyeliners on myself, but I am a hard pleaser and not every pencil i have used has always made me happy! And trust me when i say that I have used a lot, because I actually have!

Prep Your Skin for the Summers

4 Ways to Prepare Your Skin for the Summer
Preparations for summer typically mean scheduling vacations, hitting the gym to trim down and tighten up, and purchasing the trendiest bathing suit to flatter your body type. Sure, these are all great ways to prepare for a fun-filled summer, but we mustn’t forget about the importance of gorgeous skin. There’s something about smooth, glowing, sexy-looking skin that makes anything you put on in the summer look so much better.

Elle 18 Color Boost Lipstick In Superlicious Red Review and Swatches!

Elle 18 Color Boost Lipstick In Superlicious Red Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello Munchkins!
The weather in delhi is so crappy at the moment, but there are a certain few things which can always make me smile! One such mood uplifter for me is lipstick, and if the lipstick fares well despite being from a drugstore brand and is actually cheap indeed takes my mood from drab to fab! And by the title you guys must have guessed what today's post is all about, so without much ado let us dig into the details about this littloe gorgeous baby!

LOTD: Easy Glossy Glamorous Makeup Look

LOTD: Easy Glossy Glamorous Makeup Look
As we wave the Winter season goodbye, I just wanted to take this opportunity to do a glam and glossy makeup look as an ode to the colder season. Very soon you'd be seeing mattes, pastels and other such summery trends on the blog and this probably is the last fall makeup look that I will be doing this season...