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Let's Talk About My Obsession with Salwar Kameez

Let's Talk About My Obsession with Salwar Kameez
I am not sure how or when did this obsession start. It could be because of the self-realization of finally wearing the FabIndia kurtas that I have been accumulating over the past years or could be because I ultimately discovered how comfortable and smart fitted and cropped pants look under a long kurta or even may be because I have finally gotten bored of the basic Jeans and Tee look that I sport at work...

Whatever the reasons, I am enjoying this phase to the fullest :)





I currently buy my everyday Kurtas from FabIndia, W for Woman and Aurelia. My cropped and fitted pants are either from W for Woman and Aurelia. Personally, I prefer the pants from "W" better than from Aurelia. Where do you buy yours from? What brands do you suggest?

10 Sexist Remarks We Women Tend To Ignore (But Shouldn't!)

10 Sexist Remarks We Women Tend To Ignore (But Shouldn't!)
This post has been long due...

Every now and then I come across a sexist remark, sometimes intentional, sometimes not and it makes want to write about it... But life happens, I push the remark to the back burner just the way we are conditioned to in order to prevent a confrontation or more likely to "free" our minds for more "important" things and hence the "writing" never happens... 

Summer Tan and MIA Rants

Summer Tan, Summer Makeup and MIA Rants
Hello gorgeous women! If you are reading this in the month of March 2017 then you are probably one of the few followers of my blog who have decided to stay on and wait for me to get out of my blogging hiatus. I have been really out of action these past few months and if you have stuck around then you have my heartfelt gratitude :)

Why Give Makeup A Bad Name?

Why Give Makeup A Bad Name?
Makeup often gets a bad name, its either misunderstood or misused or mistreated and more often than not makeup is left defenseless without anyone taking it's side. I speak about makeup like its a real person because for me it is, it is my best friend for life, it is my confidant and it is something I turn to when I at my lowest lows or the highest highs, when I have revenge on my mind or when I am simply blinded by passion...

LOTD: Intense Smokey Eyes & Chit Chat about Undertones!

LOTD featuring Intense Smokey Eyes & Chit Chat about Undertones!
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling
All I know are sad songs! I have been obsessed with this song the whole day today! I know I posted videos with this song playing in the background umpteen number of times on Snapchat today and I can imagine how irritating it must have gotten for those of you all who are not a fan of it :P

Bear with me please :)

Is Micellar Water Breaking You Out?

Is Micellar Water Breaking You Out?
I had done a post a little while ago about the most popular ways of makeup removal where Cleansing Oils and Butters won the race with Micellar water a close third. Seeing how popular Micellar water was and all the hype around it tempted me to give this "revered" product a shot. Hence, on my way back from Italy, I picked up a bottle of Bioderma Micellar water from the Dubai Airport.

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Feminism - Pseudo or Otherwise

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Feminism - Pseudo or Otherwise
Feminism is perhaps the most jaded word in India right now and it can boast of a lifespan (with or without relevance) that is much higher than the term "intolerant", which had taken the Indian masses by storm a few months ago...

Everyone has something to say about it. Some are for it, others prefer to stay away from it while many make a daily "living" off it on social media... Whatever the reason, Feminism is sure a favorite, to love or to hate.

So what is Feminism really and do we really understand it?
"The advocacy of women's rights on grounds of equality of the sexes" is how Google defines Feminism but are we misunderstanding it?

My instagram profile gives a lot of information about my personal life, from my profession to my hobbies to even my sun sign and I have many a times thought of adding the term "Feminist" somewhere in there as well. And every time I get such a thought, I ref…

Beauty Talk: Most Popular Ways To Remove Makeup

A girl's gotta keep her options open, right? Which is your fav option? #makeupremoval #endofday #skincare #beautyblogger A photo posted by Samyukta (@isimplylovemakeup) on May 18, 2016 at 9:48am PDT
Beauty Talk: Most Popular Ways To Remove Makeup
Yesterday, I had a kind of a poll on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook where I asked everyone what their favourite way to remove makeup was :)
Man! Fabulous response everyone, thank you!

5 Beauty and Skincare Advice I Would Give My 20 Year Old Self

5 Beauty & Skincare Advice I Would Give My 20 Year Old Self
There is no defying age... It has a way of sneaking up to you when you least expect it to... And hence it is imperative to prepare yourself a little in advance so that you are not taken off-guard and not left high and dry when age strikes...

Are You On Snapchat?

Follow Me on Snapchat...
Last month I met up with an old friend who was visiting India on a mini vacation and we got talking on how easy it is for people to be in touch without having to take much effort, all thanks to social media... Facebook is great for knowing what's going on in everyone's lives, twitter gives an insight on what's going in everyone's heads at a particular time and Instagram is just perfect to actually "see" what's been keeping people busy through the day...

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.

Coffee Breaks with ISLM: #MyChoice and My Take On It (Vogue Empower Video)

Coffee Breaks with ISLM: #MyChoice and What My Take Is On It
So everyone's talking about it... if you haven't yet watched then I'd suggest you to do so... Just google 'Vogue Empower Video Deepika Padukone My Choice' and you'll be directed to the video... I'd recommend watching the video multiple times on different days...

Was MIA and Now I Am Back!

ISLM Rants: Was MIA and Now I Am Back!
Hey Guys! I have been Missing In Action since almost a week now and I know you guys have been missing new posts on ISLM. I know I have missed doing posts this past week... So I thought I'd tell you guys whats been keeping me busy this whole week...

Bobbi Brown Comes To Mumbai | Makeup Lessons | Chit Chat

Bobbi Brown Comes To Mumbai | Makeup Lessons | Chit Chat
So the title picture says it all, doesn't it? I mean if you are a Mumbai-kar, then you know what I am talking about in the picture, directly as well as in pun... You did get it didn't you?
For those of you who know not Mumbai, then here goes...

The Little Sweet Things - Valentine's Day Special

The Little Sweet Things - Valentine's Day Special!
ISLM Writer: Nivedita
Valentine’s Day is just a day away and I’m quite sure all of us are reeling under high fever of love. Whether you are single, single and engaged or married, we all love to pamper and be pampered with love and gifts (if possible) on the 14th day of February, each year, isn’t it? 

I Am Back and Look What Was Waiting For Me!

My February Zotiqq Fashions Box, My Maybelline Instaglam Valentine Pouch and A Surprise from L'Oreal Paris February is proving to be an amazing month... Its turning out to be a month of shopping, new stuff, gifts and familial love... It sure is a special month :)

Coffee Breaks with ISLM: What I Think of Marsala

Coffee Breaks with ISLM: What I Think of Marsala
So Pantone announced the color for 2015 to be Marsala and even though i am not the one to actually show much interest in the colors of the year but when this robust, earthy shade of wine was announced, I just had to talk to you guys about it...

Tapping Into My Inner Prada... Excerpts from the Grace Hopper Conference to Celebrate Women in Computing

Tapping Into My Inner Prada... Excerpts from the Grace Hopper Conference to Celebrate Women in Computing
For those who follow me on Twitter, Facebook or/and Instagram would know that I was in Bangalore the past week attending the very exciting Grace Hopper Conference to celebrate Women in Computing and they opened it with one of the sessions being 'Tapping Into My Inner Prada'... Well needless to say this session drew a huge crowd and we were left with no place to sit :)

Whats Your Take On 'The Grunge' Look?

Whats Your Take On 'The Grunge' Look?
So... Grunge seems to be making waves this fall, at least if we are to go by what Grazia October has on its cover... It has top IT girls (cool way to refer to super models) going all out, "grunging" their way to hotness... So this brings me to the question that I have been itching to ask you all... What is your take on Grunge?

I Am Beautiful - A Realization - My #KhoobsuratMoment

I Am Beautiful - A Realization - My #KhoobsuratMoment
There are days when I am down in the dumps and nothing can cheer me up. Those are the days when I hate everything about me, I feel fat, I find my skin dull and most of all hate my hair, more so because it is between rebonding sessions and it is half straight and half curly...