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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...

LOTD: Makeup & Curls for Work

From the Archives: Makeup & Curls for Work
You know the whole furore about the new Airtel ad where the wife is the boss and then she gets back home to be this awesome Goddess in the kitchen and then lures her husband back from work and all that? The arguments ranged from "Awwwww, Airtel has nailed it" to "What was Airtel thinking having a senior manager at go home and still cook for her husband"... Well honestly, I have nothing to say about it cause well the ad is open for interpretation and everyone is welcome to their own opinions.

From The Archives: LOTD for Work

LOTD: Makeup for Work
Whatever happens, happens for the good... My mum always told me so and I strongly believe in it too... There are things happening around me that directly or indirectly affect me and my extended family but I am keeping my fingers crossed and pray that everything settles down and miraculously makes everyone who is concerned, happy... That said all I want to do right now is have a bowl of mint milk chocolate chip ice cream from Baskin Robbins... Ummm yeah, my mind is fickle like that :/

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Simple & Easy Makeup for Work

Simple & Easy Makeup for Work - A Video Tutorial
Makeup for Work need not always be dull, drab or boring... And no I am not asking you to get out of your comfort zones and experiment with Reds and Fuschias at your (if conservative) workplace. What I am saying is using neutral shades like MAC Patina, MAC Cork and L'Oreal Caresse Shine Lipstick in Pretty Woman can be used for a well turned out and understated glamorous look...

And I have a video tutorial for it, for you guys :)

LOTD: Is it appropriate for work?

Makeup For Office: Glossy Lips and Soft Smokey Eyes
Even after 7 years of being in this industry, I stand in front of the mirror each morning debating whether to either get that smokey eye in place, or wear that gorgeous Red lipstick or go a little overboard with contouring. Nothing seems to say it clearly, if something is appropriate for work or not... On some days I feel that MAC Ruby Woo is just perfect for that power meeting and yet on days I feel like MAC Taupe is the way to go...

LOTD: Work, Life and My New Found Love for Brown

LOTD for Work: Brown Smokey Eyes
Things change as you grow through the years... Your emotions change, your interests change and your outlook towards life change... Priorities sort themselves out and certain relationships  start taking precedence over others... But what really stands out is the things that remain constant even after all these changes and ladies the things that change through all these years is something that you've truly loved... Seems like a "obvious" sort of a statement but with my life going through some major changes, I realize the significance behind it all...

Makeup For Office: Statement Eyes & Glossy Lips

Makeup For Office That's All About Statement Eyes and Glossy Lips!
Continuing with my previous week's trend of going with statement eyes and glossy lips, my last week too saw me doing similar makeup... However a little change that I did last week was mix it up with colored eye liners as well. One thing that I realised while sticking to my New Year Resolution of doing amekup everyday to work is that initially it does feel like a bother but once you've survived a week it starts to get really easy and sometimes even a lot of fun :)

Makeup For Office LOTD: Quick, Easy and So Glam!

Makeup For Office That Is Quick, Easy and So Very Glam!
Its been a week since we stepped into the New Year and I am religiously committed to my New Year Resolutions for a change! In case you missed the post, and to know what I plan to resolutely follow in 2014, do check this post of mine...
The promise that tops my New Year Resolution list is that I will put on makeup for Office everyday replete with eyeshadows, blushes and all the jazz that comes with it! :)

Collaboration Post: Makeup for Office

Work Appropriate Makeup & Fashion In Collaboration With LookingGoodFeelingFab
One major perk of going to work in addition to the paycheck at the beginning of each month is the opportunity it gives me to get all dolled up... At least on the days I am up early ;) Honestly speaking, I find doing makeup for office more challenging than for when I am going partying or anywhere else for that matter... Why? Cause Office makeup requires a margin of deliberation and quite a lot of thought needs to go in in order to look Work appropriate...

Face of the Day and an Announcement...

Hola chicas :)
This is my regular makeup that I do for office... And the breakdown follows...

Makeup Breakdown
1. No base
2. Maybelline Gel Liner on lower lashline
3. Colorbar Precision Waterproof liquid Liner
4. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Creme Cup 1
5. Colorbar Blush in Floral Fucsia

From the pictures it is evident that I am wearing a suit to office today... Would you like me to do an outfit post for it? Do I hear a yes? Oh yes I do and that's exactly why I have done it already not here but somewhere else... This brings me to my announcement... I have started a new blog, which is a sister to ISLM and it's called
                 I Simply Love TO Dress Up

I did have a blog called I Simply Love Dress Up but I have renamed it to I SImply Love TO Dress Up :)
Here's the link to it...

Hope you all support it as much as you have supported ISLM all this while :)

How To Wear: Flower Power To Office ;)

I am in a superb mood today... Why I dunno and well when I am in a good mood, I take a looobnnnngggg time to dress up for office ;) Plus I was in the mood for some Red and some flowers and so I took out this top of mine... Now before I go any further, lemme clarify that I am a simple makeup-ista who also loves to dress up and so there will be instances when I will repeating some part of my outfit sometimes... It could be my denims, my shoes so bear with me... I generally tend to repeat my clothes very often until I clear my wardrobe and the clothes lying at the back all forgotten come to the fore :P And this phenomenon takes place once every two months ;)

So anyways... Coming back to my today's outfit, I wore this and I am so loving my outfit today ;)

Jeans: Lee
Top: Mufti For Westside
Peep Toe Pumps: Catwalk

MAC Folie in the crease
MAC Honesty on the lid
Maybelline Gel Liner
MAC Zoom Lash Mascara
Colorbar Blush in Floral Fucsia
Colorbar Velvet Matte Lippy in Over The…

MakeUp For Office: Red Lipstick To Office? Why Not? :P

Poohkie asked me the other day if I wear Red Lipsticks to Office and well that gave me an idea that I could surely do a "Make-Up For Office" post with a Red Lippy :) Well as you can see I do wear Red lipsticks to office but as a stain.. So basically all I do is dab on some red lippy and then kiss into tissues for a couple of times and Voila! a stained Red Lip is ready for office :)

Here's the look :)

Here, I am wearing Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick in Classic Rose
So, dare to wear Red?

MakeUp For Office: Something to go with Red and Blue Tartan

There is this connection I feel with Scottish bagpipes... Their soulful tunes, their solo pibrochs and their tall good looking Kilt clad bagpipers... I love them all and well when you love Scottish bagpipes so much then love for the Tartan isn't something that can allude you :) Yup you got it :) I love Tartans :) And I got myself this Tartan shirt from UCB (United Colors of Benetton?) in the traditional red and blue, which I decided to wear to office today :) And well when the shirt is bright ladies and gentle so is my make-up (though its a makeup sin) :P

So here's my Make-Up for Office...

Products Used
1. The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation
2. Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil in Navy Blue
3. Maybelline Gel Eye Liner
4. Inglot Freedom System Lip Color No 66
5. Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara

Makeup For Office: Eye Shadow Wash on a Black Base

Whatever time we wake up in the morning, even if we don't "snooze" our alarms, even if our offices/colleges are close by, at least thrice in a week we do experience rushed mornings, now don't we? Something or the other always comes up and we end up rushing through our dressing and make-up and speeding towards work or in some cases college :) Don't know bout many of you but this sure is the case with me. Even though I leave for office at around 10:00 am, I am always running late. But does this mean I give up on make-up? No no no ways :) I would do anything but go to office without make-up :P It's taken me a while but I guess I have now mastered the art of "quick" 7 minutes make-up resulting in a look that says I have taken at least half an hour ;) It looks something like this...
I call this look an eye shadow wash on a black base. For those who are new to the concept of "eye shadow wash", let me explain it to you :) An eye shadow wash is n…

Makeup For Office: A quick look!

When you are a part of an inter-community marriage, important decisions like what to cook for dinner is never easy! *sarcasm*. Mine as you all know is one, my guy is a Punjabi and I am mixed bred Manipuri and Bengali. Food habits across these three states are as different as chalk and cheese and well the discussion over what to eat isn't as straight forward! But for our love for each other (ahem!), my food habits are turning Punjabi and well my guy is stuck somewhere between a Bengali and Manipuri! LOL! Why do I say so? Well for starters I prefer roti or parathas for dinner while he wants to have rice else he remains hungry all night! hahaha! Another instance would be last night, when he wanted to have fish (maachh bhaja bengali style) and I wanted to have "chhole"... hahahahaha. So what did we finally do? We cooked both! LOL :D
Why do I bring this all up on a Monday morning afternoon you ask? Well that's because when these important dinner decisions are taken at 10:0…

GUEST POST: Casual Look For Office

Written By: Kannu

Today I decided to wear my favorite tunic with tights at work. I totally love teaming tights with tunics as I find it a very relaxed & easy going combination. Also I am very fond of neutral tones be it apparel, footwear, accessories or even makeup …
Outfit Details: Tunic from GK I, tights from Snowhite , CP, footwear from Enroute, multi rounds bangle , gifted & Ed Hardy watch in black. Makeup Details: I wanted to add a color to my look so decided to do makeup with some blue in it….. This is what I did  I generally prefer wear metallic eye makeup and neutral toned lips. Here I have done metallic blue eyes and pale nude almost Kim Kardashian type lips ;) Products Used: Coloressence Pearl effect eye shadow pencil in Electric Blue, Maybelline The Colosal Volume Express Weatherproof Mascara in Black, Maybelline Diamond Glow by Eye Studio in shade 01 Copper Brown, Bharat & Dorris Creamy Matt lipstick in shade#103 & Lord& Berry Silk Kajal Kohl eye pencil #1001 B…