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Discovering the Real Gift for the Real Man!

Discovering the Real Gift for the Real Man!
Be it festivals, or the wedding season, inaugurations or farewells, promotions or retirements, if there is one thing which remains constant is love, feelings and of course the very idea of gifting! Gifting does not only have to showcase the fortune you have spent over it, but it also has to have a sense of personality and uniqueness which speaks about you and your relationships! Especially when on the receiving end are the real people, the people who mean the world to you! Gifting ideas for women has never been much of a query, but finding just the right pick for the Men in your life can be difficult at times! And here is where the specially curated Scotch Whiskey Collection comes in handy, and wavers light over the dark path of Gifts for Men

Makeup Essentials Guide For College Going Girls!

Makeup Essentials Guide For College Going Girls!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello my sweetards! How is your beauty obsession working for you? Mine has been going pretty steady lately, with so many products to be tested and all! But leaving that aside, since the time I have started gaining the teensy bit recognition as a beauty blogger, all my college friends, juniors, colleagues and acquaintances who are even remotely interested in makeup flogging me with all sorts of questions regarding what makeup to use which will actually look good on our age groups and all! So here is it for all you friends out there, who need to know the quintessential makeup guide for the college going girls!

Maybelline Color Show Velvet Matte Lipstick In Rock The Coral Review and Swatches!

Maybelline Color Show Velvet Matte Lipstick In Rock The Coral Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello my munchkins! How is everyone doing? With the changing weather here in Delhi, I had not been keeping well as off late! And you can only imagine how hard it can be for a lazy bum like me to accomodate college, studies, theatre (my new endeavour :P) as well as the duty of an assistant editor for such an esteemed blog! But i cannot thank my stars enough for making me acquainted with this darling soul Samyukta, who never did once complain for my lack of presence on the blog, and in fact asked me to take a day or two off and relax! I love you sam! So now that I am better, and ready to take the world, why not do it with a dash of super gorgeous lipsticks?

My Envy Box February 2016: Happy Anniversary Forest Essentials

My Envy Box February 2016: Happy Anniversary Forest Essentials
This month's My Envy Box was a surprise and a pleasant one at that... First off, the box is really really pretty, the peacock, the colors and the water color effect, everything just looks so beautiful... So much so that I ended up clicking more pictures of the box than the products themselves :P *giggles*

Chambor Silver Shadow Powder Compact Review!

Chambor Silver Shadow Powder Compact Review!ISLM Writer: Hina
Hellooooo beautiessss
Hope everyone is doing awesome!!!!! Here I am back with another review of Chambor Silver shadow powder compact in the shade #RR2 Rose Pal.

Top 5 Highlighters In India!

5 best Highlighters Available In India!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello my girlies! The monsoon has already kicked in here in Delhi, and I do not know why but all I could think of while sitting at my porch, hearing the pitter patter of the rain--was highlighters! Maybe it is the romantic weather, or just me being hopelessly romantic--but somehow I always attach rains and makeup highlighters with romance! And I am sure there would be plenty of us who feel the same romanticism towards our beloved highlighters, so why not compile our very own Top 5 best highlighters available for the Indian skin tones! And just so you know, I am a college goer myself and am almost always tight on budget, so again I have tried to include products which are comparatively affordable but have bang-on quality!

Maybelline Colossal Kohl In Jewelled Jade Review and Swatches!

Maybelline Colossal Kohl In Jewelled Jade Review and Swatches!
ISLM Writer: Ishleen

Hello munchkins!
I hope everyone is doing great! I mean with the chilly weather sinking and the pleasanter weather kicking in, everything seems so much better already! I mean even my love hate relationship with kohls and kajal pencils also have taken such a nice turn! Generally my cream kohls smudge all over and yes, I hate my eyes to look raccoon like! But finally I have come across a drugstore kohl pencil, which actually works on my super oily eyes!

REVIEW: Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Gradation Pencil in Pink1 & Mauve1

REVIEW: Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Gradation Pencil in Pink1 & Mauve1
My hometown of Imphal and well the whole of the state of Manipur is obsessed with everything Korea... Korean makeup, K-Pop stars, Korean fashion, Korean sitcoms, you'd be amazed at how the Korean society is such a huge hit there... I never understood the obsession until I started looking into Korean makeup trends and well after that I was hooked...

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Undressed Review and Swatches!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Undressed Review and Swatches!
ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello my cupcakes! How is everyone doing? Summers are at last knocking upon our doors and finally has come up the season for light, no-make up looks once more! You may play with your eye makeup as much as you want, but the search for a good nude lipstick is almost never ending. So does my search for my dream nude lipstick end here or the struggle still continues? Keep reading to know more!

The Ultimate Guide to Lip Gloss Application—Tips and Tricks!

The Ultimate Guide to Lip Gloss Application—Tips and Tricks!
ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Lip gloss is a staple for every make-up bag; from 18 to 80, every woman can and should wear it. Lip gloss adds a luscious shine to your beautiful pucker, and I am sure each one of us craves for shiny lips which look plumper. Yes, lip gloss does give the illusion of Plumper and FULLER lips without the actual usage of painful fillers. (Well, that’s an entirely different story).

Mac Vegas Volt Lipstick Review and Swatches

Mac Vegas Volt Lipstick Review and SwatchesISLM Writer: Nimisha
How we all wish to swear by certain things we love, yet we come across some beauties that steal our hearts away once again. Just to ascertain that I talk of materialistic things only when I mention this. Well, enough of flirting around, warm regards my lovely ladies, today I talk of one of the most loved lipstick that I own, Vegas Volt by MAC. Being an ardent lippy addict, I have tons of lipstick in my stash, and yet I get gravitated to this very lipstick.

Top 5 Skincare Products Under INR 500 - Oily Skin

5 Best Skincare Products for Oily Skin Under 500 Rupees!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello my angels! How is everyone doing? Summers are about to be here any time now and all of us oily skinned damsels are dreading the upcoming months of profusely sweat glands and perspiring skins--oh, how this gave my shock bumps! But as we say, protection is better than cure and here we have an array of the best-of-the-lot skincare products which are tried and tested on a sweaty pig like me and wouldnt burn a nasty hole in your pockets!

Top 10 Kohls Available In India

Top 10 Kohls Available In India ISLM Writer: Sanchita
Kohl or Kajal is such an essential item that can actually bring a whole new magical difference to your look. Be a smoky look, subtle tight lining, thick lining or winged lining, it is something that will define the eyes beautifully, giving a veil of sultry, seductive and mysterious look. We love coloured eyeliners and liquid liners but every girl would agree that there isn't any substitute for jet black kajal. Indian market is flooded with a lot of options but today, I have short listed 10 best of the best kohls, for that smudge-proof, water-proof and long lasting look. So, scroll down to see the list of best kajals.

Top 5 Skincare Products Under INR 500 - Dry Skin

5 Skincare Products Under INR 500 - Dry Skin When I started blogging, the initial years were all about using, reviewing and writing about products that I could get my hands on easily. This obviously meant that the majority of the products that I used were essentially drugstore or budget buys... Then I got recognition by PRs and brands and my horizon with respect to skincare and beauty products broadened and I got easy access to expensive and luxurious products...

Street Wear Color Rich Ultra Moist Lip Color Very Vampire Review and Swatches!

Street Wear Color Rich Ultra Moist Lip Color Very Vampire Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Sanchita

I never get tired of reds. There were several occasions I ended up buying a lipstick of same color (read: red) and not using it ever again. Well, old habits die hard. One of the latest buy of mine is the Street Wear Color Rich from an online portal. I expected it to be a darker version, so that I can wear it in winter (you know how you can confidently wear vampy colours in broad daylight) but somehow it turned out to be some other kind of red. Nevertheless, I loved its texture and it is very easy to wear in winter. Scroll down to know about the lipstick in details.

HAUL: Accessorize, Zara, The Body Shop and FabIndia

HAUL: Accessorize, Zara, The Body Shop and FabIndia
It's Monday today and I swear I cannot get my head around how is it that I get myself to work every beginning of the week without fail! Coffee of course helps but I kinda have a feeling that it is probably making me put on weight again, though I do give sugar a skip... But well you gotta prioritise and choose what works for you...

Fab India Tulsi Toner Review!

Fab India Tulsi Toner Review!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello my munchkins!
How is everyone doing? Going through my stash of skincare in order to compile a post of best skincare products for you lovelies, i stumbled across my favourite toner, and by what i assume you must have guessed which toner am i talking about here! So without much a do, let us straight away dig in to the review!

Valentine's Day Makeup Look - 5 Lip Colors

Valentine's Day Makeup Look - 5 Lip Colors
So this year the pati and I are celebrating a long distance Valentine's Day... If you follow me on Instagram, you'd know that I visited Delhi for a day on Wednesday... The pati however decided to stay on longer and well hence the long distance Valentine's Day this year...

10 Best Loose Powders Available in India

10 Best Loose Powders Available in IndiaISLM Writer: Sanchita

Summer is going to knock on the door soon and we, who are blessed (or cursed) with oily skin, will crawl back to our powders and/or matte foundations to keep the skin oil-free as far as possible. Being oily skinned, I have always found my way back to loose powders even though their packaging is slightly messy. This is because loose or translucent powders are more finely milled than the compact versions and hence gives you an even look rather than a made-up cakey one. Compact has the tendency to look rough under eyes or around the mouth whereas loose powders work excellently. No wonder, oily skin stays matte for longer duration than it does with the compact ones. Mostly, it gives sheer to buildable coverage and sits on the skin like a natural finish look.

The Body Shop Tea Tree BB Cream Review And Swatches!

The Body Shop Tea Tree BB Cream Review And Swatches!ISLM Writer: Hina
Hey everyone!
Here I am back with the review of The Body Shop Tea Tree BB Cream. I am a huge fan of BB creams because of their versatility.
This BB Cream is specifically designed for an acne/sensitive/blemished skin type. The Tea Tree Oil infused in this BB Cream gives you flawless coverage, and also fights your blemishes by keeping your skin acne free.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Polish in Glam 1 Review and Swatches!

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Polish in Glam 1 Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello sweeties! Remember the last time I was raving mad about how Samyukta has been spoiling me with all these make-up goodies in the name of Make-up Testing? So yes, I have one more tried and tested product review for you guys today! Honestly, if I were to buy it, I would generally skip any sort of glosses, as I am an ardent matte lip lover! But here lies the beauty of working with distinct personalities, you get to explore! So without going much into personal details, lets straight away get to the review!

Street Wear Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Party Melon Review and Swatches!

Street Wear Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Party Melon Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello sweethearts!
How is everyone doing? It is officially the winter season, and if you have been following me as of late, you know how creepily I link all my posts to winters somehow or the other! But I do not know, I just cannot help but link all my makeup—be it trends, or products—to the ongoing season! And winters make me drool over glossy lip products—coz otherwise I am a strict no nonsense matte lip person!

10 Best Foundation Tips

10 Best Foundation TipsISLM Writer: Sanchita
Hello marshmallows!
Foundation is something which can either make you look like a drop-dead gorgeous diva or a simple white ghost with the base makeup ‘gone-horribly-wrong’. Firstly, shade plays an important role, which I am sure, you must heard a zillion times. However, if you get the undertone (yellow, peach, pink, neutral) right, there’s still a fading chance that you can make the foundation work with a lighter shade if you failed to get the right match. Application is something you have to learn a lot and foundation isn't something to be applied with fingers. So, as a person who has failed a numerous times while applying foundation, here are my top 10 tips on foundation application, which took me a lot of time to learn. Scroll down for more on the topic.

REVIEW: Maybelline Matte & Poreless Fit Me Foundation

REVIEW: Maybelline Matte & Poreless Fit Me Foundation
The day I received the Maybelline Matte and Powerless Fit Me Foundation, I was in two minds... I am not a huge fan of drugstore foundations and so I wasn't sure what really to expect... Additionally, it was labelled as something for Normal to Oily skin and hence I concluded that it would not work on my dry skin.

Top 10 Bronzers for Indian Skintone

Top 10 Bronzers for Indian SkintoneISLM Writer: Sanchita
Contouring trend has spread like wildfire and everyone is going to find their favourite set of contouring tools. Speaking of Indian beauties, we have naturally warm toned skin but after the base makeup we surely need a little warming up to get that perfect warm and natural look. It also enhances the features by making the face look more chiselled and sculpted. Bronzers are available in various formulas and finish in India. You can get liquids, cake or even in powder formulaes and for finish, both matte and shimmery are available. It has to be applied on the forehead, below the cheeks, jawline etc. The beauty of bronzers is in blending so that it looks as natural as possible. To blend flawlessly, you have to choose the product properly according to your skin type.

Streetwear Colour Rich Ultra Moist Lipstick Pink Pirouette Review, Swatches and FOTD!

Streetwear Colour Rich Ultra Moist Lipstick Pink Pirouette Review, Swatches and FOTD!ISLM Writer: Ishleen

Hello sweethearts!
So finally the forever-dipping Delhi temperatures are heaving a sigh of respite, and we are hoping to see bright, sunny days super soon! And with sunshine filled summery days comes the need for a bright orange lipstick! Many a times what happens is that people do want to experiment with their makeup but are afraid to invest a huge amount and get disappointed with the same! So today ISLM brings for you a very fresh shade of orange from the drugstore brand which is really forgiving on the pockets!

Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water Steam Distilled Review

Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water Steam Distilled Review ISLM Writer: Ishleen

Hello lovelies!
Winters are finally here, and I know this is not the most apt time to review a skin refreshing type of mist—as mists and skin refreshers are more of a summer-time thing! Right? Wrong! Like a pin up red lip, a smouldering smokey eye and a smoking hot LBD, a good skin care product, like rose water is a classic! And yes, I never leave a chance to bring to you guys a stunner of a product—and so I bring to you a stunner of a product!

Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm Review

Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm Review
ISLM Writer: Hina
Hellooo beauties!!
I hope everyone is doing awesome! And summers are already here,be it winters or summers what might be that one single must have product in our beauty routines? Any guesses??? Yeah… yeah… yes… It’s the lip balm. Moisturizing lips with a lip balm must be an indispensable part of our beauty regime to keep them supple and pretty. Lip balms are so essential in lip care and I keep on hoarding them. After using this for more than 5 months now, I must say am in love love with this.

Maybelline Blush Studio Cheeky Glow in Peachy Sweetie Review and Swatches!

Maybelline Blush Studio Cheeky Glow in Peachy Sweetie Review and Swatches!
ISLM Writer: Ishleen

Hello my angels!
How is everyone doing? Remember, how last week our darling Santa (read Samyukta) sent across a bag full of goodies for me to devour? Yes, I still was trying to get over that overwhelming happiness when she called up today and gave me more good news! Guess what? My bae is finally coming to meet me! And as Sam says, when we are in a good mood, we feel good about the products we are about to review! Maybe she is right, because I most definitely am in love with this little baby blush I am in for reviewing today!

L’Oreal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss in Lychee Lust Review and Swatches!

L’Oreal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss in Lychee Lust Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello my darlings!
How is everyone doing? If you have asked the same question to me, let me tell you, that hnad you guys been following me on snapchat, you guys would have known how happy I am these days! I mean, of course, Samyukta has sent me a bag full of goodies—why wouldn’t I be all giggles and blushes? But with loads of products, comes the blogger responsibilities! The responsibility to bring to my readers my honest, tried and tested reviews of the products I am working with! So coming to the actual review now!

The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer Review

The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer Review
ISLM Writer: Hina

Hellooooo my lovelies,
Here I am with my review of The Body Shop Tea Tree pore minimizer. I simply adore this product.
It was during one of my random visits to The Body shop that I glanced upon this beauty. At first I was not sure on how to use the product, however the SA somehow convinced me it is worth the money and after using it for more than a year now, I must say, I am head over heels for this product.

I am so impressed by this product that I can skip my daily dose of BB cream but not this. It’s that one go to product I would carry with me in my handbag. It can be used on its own for a natural smooth finish and can also be doubled up as a base or primer prior to applying foundation/BB cream. It makes my skin glow. Just a little pore minimizer, topped with translucent powder, lip gloss and an eyeliner and you are all set to go! It works for me as a multi purpose product because it tightens, moisturises, hydrates, mat…

L.A. Lip Couture in Innocent Vixen Review and Swatches!

L.A. Lip Couture in Innocent Vixen Review and Swatches!ISLM Writer: Ishleen

Hello girlies!
How is everyone doing? With the beginning of my second semester in my Masters course, blogging is lagging behind—but I promise I’ll try to continue at my pace as much as I can! But if by chance you guys start to miss me, remember that I am missing you lovelies so much more!

Now coming to the topic for the day—L.A. Lip Couture—a seemingly perfect, waterproof, non-transferable and long staying liquid lipstick which everyone should fall in love with! Right? Wrong! *weeping-so-bad* And if you know even an ounce of me—you know what a sucker I am for my mattes and it took a lot of guts to badmouth one of my matte babies! *sad-sad*

So what makes me hate this lip product so much? Did I just say the word “hate”? Yes, I hate it! 
One may ask what is it exactly which made me despise this product—the packaging, texture, quality, staying power or the shade? Then listen up! Apart from the packaging and the…

REVIEW: Ponds Age Miracle Firm and Lift Eye Cream

Ponds Age Miracle Firm and Lift Eye Cream - Review
So there's an annual function at my new workplace and I decided to take part in the fashion show that a few employees are putting up... Its exciting plus I kinda feel like am back in college, if you know what I mean... Strutting your stuff on the ramp in 4 inches heels, feeling on top of the world while the world looks on... Who doesn't like that?

Well... I don't... I am shit scared...