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REVIEW: LA Girl Gel Glide Eyeliner in Dark Brown

REVIEW: LA Girl Gel Glide Eyeliner in Dark Brown
ISLM Writer: Sanchita
People were gushing about when NYX launched in India (check Nykaa) but I went mad after the launch of L.A. Girl. Although only handful of products were launched compared to their awesome range, I was glad to find the Gel Glide Eyeliner Pencils. These pretty babies are the drugstore dupe of the rich and famous Urban Decay 24-7 Glide-on Eye Pencil. Okay, I am college student and I can’t go around shelling money on UD (although I love the eyeshadows!) Being an eyeliner fanatic, I bought few colors from the range of L.A. Girl and one particular product just blew my mind of. Want to know why? Read on to know ore about it.

REVIEW: Forest Essentials Velvet Silk Body Cream Indian Rose Absolute

My One Sided Affair with Forest Essentials Velvet Silk Body Cream Indian Rose Absolute
ISLM Writer: Nimisha
Yes, I have been MIA. I wish it was MIB (Men In Black just in case you were wondering), but nevertheless. So, I am back after three long months. Oh and yes, I laubbbb being back.

Review: Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick - Cherry Wine

Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Cherry Wine ReviewISLM Writer: Sanchita
When everyone is busy buying summer-y lipstick shades like tangerine, corals and pinks, I am busying purchasing dark berry, plums and maroons. Well, I am in love with dark shades right now and has been continuously wearing few shades from the Elle 18’s newest launch - the Color Pops Matte range. I have always rated Elle 18 somewhat average as I found their products okay-ish but this launch was a bomb.com. Read on the review of the lipstick to know more.

Social Media - Yay or Nay?

Social Media - Yay or Nay?
ISLM Writer: Sabista
In a world full of Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat, Tinder, Instagram and many more, should we feel blessed or cursed? An application like Skype can nurture long distance relationships and bring two lovers closer, while an application like WhatsApp or even plain old Messenger can make it so easy and accessible to dump your partner without an explanation. I’ve seen people get married on Skype and break-up on email, I’ve seen people hook up on Tinder and start new romances on Facebook. Is it that simple these days? Can love start with just a friend request? Is it so easy to catch a hold of a one night stand partner, because all you have to do is swipe left or right?

Top 10 Makeup Products for Summers

Top 10 Makeup Products for SummersISLM Writer: Sanchita
Hello everyone! It is literally a difficult task to wear makeup during this scorching heat. Nevertheless, we girls never step back. All you need is proper makeup products that won’t melt, clog pores or break you out like hell. Indian summers are awful and unbearable especially when you are stepping out of the comfort of air conditioners. Ever heard the term “Less is more”? Well, that’s what works for summer.

REVIEW: Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Lipstick Crayon in Scarlett O'Hara

REVIEW: Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Lipstick Crayon in Scarlett O'HaraISLM Writer: Nimisha
When half of India is lurching to the heat, I am enjoying my summers with a tall glass of iced tea and my red lips. Ah, seems like I am on a spree of flaunting my reds, where most of the babes are dolling up in the pastel hues.

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: To Be Or Not To Be

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: To Be Or Not To Be
ISLM Writer: Sabista
You spend over one half of your life finding out who you are and what your personality is. Some people are loud and flamboyant, some silent and quiet, some angry and impulsive. Whatever you choose to be is ultimately what you are. Over a course of time, you need to take up responsibilities and new challenges where you are expected to adjust and adapt. Adjusting and adapting is OK but there are certain jobs, responsibilities, duties or people who expect you to change your entire state of being or attitude to fit their needs. Is this right though? Should you change yourself and your personality to fit the requirements or criteria of someone else?

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Are You Ready For The Summers?

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Are You Ready For The Summers?
ISLM Writer: Sabista
Social issues, social issues and social issues. That’s all we’ve been discussing in our coffee breaks. Let’s take a break and concentrate on beauty for a bit. Here are ten beauty and skin care hacks that will help you survive through the summers and make sure you’re as fresh as a daisy all through!

REVIEW: Coloressence Vibgyor Matte Eye Shadow EM-4

Coloressence Vibgyor Matte Eye Shade EM-4
ISLM Writer: Sanchita
Hello dolls! It has been ages that I wrote for ISLM and God! How I missed it! I have been MIA for a long time due to some reasons but now it time for an eyeshadow review. I have a weakness for matte brown eye shadow and I generally hoard every possible one in the market. MAC is a little bit ‘out-of-my-range’ because I am still a college student and hence I concentrate more on other budget friendly ones. I suddenly saw this matte brown eye shadow from Coloressence I stock and wasted no time in ordering this. Read on to know about my thoughts on the product.

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: When I Grow Up...

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: When I Grow Up...
ISLM Writer: Sabista
As kids, we have so many dreams and aspirations, to become someone or do something that makes our heart content. Over the years of growing up and taking responsibilities, we forget what truly makes us happy and give into the monotony of life. We forget the passion that drives us and start living life like a chore. We ignore our talents to make a livelihood and get lost in the race of life. This results in unhappiness and living a life of regret. No matter what you do or how much you earn, you never really feel content until you do something that makes you happy. Passion drives a person and quenches the thirst of the soul.

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: What It Feels Like For A Girl

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: What It Feels Like For A Girl ISLM Writer: Sabista
As a woman, I have a lot of cravings, especially ones that pop up post-midnight and having a husband who loves to snack too, life is amazing in terms of post-dinner meals. The best part about going out to eat at midnight? Street food! You can wear your PJs and hop into the car and eat inside the comfort of your car. It is so perfect, isn’t it? Not really. We live in a place where food can be sold at midnight, but a woman cannot feel safe consuming it, out in the open, at midnight; even if she is accompanied by a man. We live in a day and age where a woman who gives birth to mankind is rewarded by dirty stares and cat calls.

Review: Burt's Bees Beeswax And Banana Hand Cream

Review: Burt's Bees Beeswax And Banana Hand Cream
ISLM Writer: Nimisha
The other day when our lovely Sam posted about the best buys from Sephora, I couldn't help but notice the Burt Bee's Hand Salve. That was enough to push me off to a stroll to Phoenix Market City.
Yup, that's where you find Sephora in the hustles of Pune.

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick In Choco Latte Review and Swatches!

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick In Choco Latte Review and Swatches!
ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello munchkins! So after about 4 months with ISLM and its readers, who all can actually claim to know me or say that they know the writer behind all those desi-toned posts? So if you just thought that oh yes, she is the mad woman who is in love with her nude lipsticks; girl I love you! Like, seriously, I just fell in love with you, and ofcourse, with one more nude lipstick from the house of maybelline! You knew that was coming, right?

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: Depression is Real!

Depression Is For Real
ISLM Writer: Sabista
You fall sick, you get weak, you have headaches, you cannot get up, your head is dizzy, you pass out, you’re taken to a hospital, tests are run, your blood reports are normal…
What happens when your whole mental and physical self is falling apart and yet every medical report comes out normal? What happens when the world thinks you’re acting, when in reality, on the inside, your whole being is in turmoil. Everybody thinks you’re the girl who is crying wolf, when in reality, you’re just in a state where your insides are burning up but you have no physical evidence to prove it.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!