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REVIEW: L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Intense Repairing Essence

REVIEW: L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Intense Repairing Essence
2017 has been an extremely interesting year so far for me. I feel I have become more tolerant, more mature and my priorities have changed to say the least... So much so that makeup is gradually taking a backseat and skin and hair care is something that I realise I have started veering towards. More than new lipstick launches it is face serums and night creams and Vitamin C face products that have started to pull rank...

I think my age is finally catching up...

REVIEW: Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm (BB Cream)

REVIEW: Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm (BB Cream)
I like being tanned. The fact that all kinds of makeup look fabulous on tanned skin is a reason, yes... But the fact that it validates my outdoorsy activities gives me kind of satisfaction that is second to none. I play an hour of Lawn Tennis every morning and hence the tanning is a given especially in these Summer months...

REVIEW: L'Oreal Paris UV Perfect City Resist Multi-Protecting Advanced Essence

REVIEW: L'Oreal Paris UV Perfect City Resist Multi-Protecting Advanced Essence
The name's quite a mouthful isn't it? Believe it or not there is a lot more text that can be appended after this name that would probably describe the product a little more! But well you can read it off the carton in the images that I have posted else I'll just end up screwing up my SEO ^_^

REVIEW: Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Highlighter in Breathe

Review of Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Highlighter in Breathe
Lately I have been getting invariably drawn to exploring makeup options that are not only fabulous but also pocket friendly... Discovering makeup products that work flawlessly and also don't cost a bomb is something that is keeping me busy nowadays. And the latest such discovery is the Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Highlighter in Breathe...

REVIEW: Maybelline Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect Mascara

Review of Maybelline Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect Mascara
I am sitting in my living room right now, nibbling on a slice of banana bread, while the pati is enjoying the antics of Charlie from Two and a Half Men that's playing on TV... The past few months has been so hectic for me with all the traveling and stuff that quiet evenings at home like these is something I have been living for lately :)
Don't get me wrong, traveling is great but just sometimes I crave going back to warm and cozy times at home... It's like using makeup products from high-end brands one after another and then just for a change you go back to using your trusted drugstore brand and realise how much you missed it...
That's exactly what happened with me when I switched back to a Maybelline mascara...

REVIEW: Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in GR125 and BE728

REVIEW: Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in GR125 and BE728
It had been a while since I had actually been blown away by a makeup product. Don't get me wrong, the market is brimming with some really good products that are not only great at what they do but are also very easily available... However, they are all becoming jaded and repetitive... I get the feeling that a brand comes up with something new and almost immediately all brands copy it and come up with similar versions of their own :/
I have been almost bored out of my wits with makeup in the market nowadays...

REVIEW: NYX Cosmetics Matte Bronzer in Deep Tan

REVIEW: NYX Cosmetics Matte Bronzer in Deep Tan
I wear makeup everyday... It started out with simply a kajal in high school which slowly but surely graduated to lip glosses. Mascara followed suit and one day I found myself not able to go on without a blush and an eye brow pencil as well... Lately however, the latest to join my "everyday" makeup must dos are highlighters and matte bronzers...

I don't contour so much but I have come to realise that strategically placed bronzers and highlighters can do wonders for one's look and amp it up to look effortlessly chiseled. Now, who wouldn't want that?

Enter NYX Matte Bronzer...
*claps*

REVIEW: TIGI Bed Head Head Rush Spray

REVIEW: TIGI Bed Head Head Rush Spray
Holidays are special, especially if they are in the middle of a work week :)
I generally like to spend such holidays solo, unwinding, chilling and basically doing everything I want to... This involves shopping, spending time at the salon, wandering the streets or spending time at my favourite coffee shop with a book by my favourite author... So this Tuesday (Dussehra day) I decided to walk into my favourite coffee and donut shop with a John Grisham and spent a quality couple of hours...

REVIEW: Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Aria

REVIEW: Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Aria
It's so good to be back!
I had been MIA since a couple for a couple of weeks and I have truly missed blogging :)
So the scene right now looks like this...
It's 10:30 pm, I am at my desk at work with a colleague (its called Pair-Programming), we have Roses by The Chainsmokers playing on the laptop speakers (the volume's low), we have just finished doing some changes to the code and are waiting for it to build successfully. If it does then we get to go home but if it doesn't then we are probably stuck here for another hour...
Its been like this since the past 3 weeks now and I am almost at the verge of saturation and so I decided to take a tiny little break from the monotony and get down to blogging... And here I am writing this post on my work laptop. The pictures are on my personal laptop and hence this post cannot go live before probably 1:00 am tonight!
*sighs*

REVIEW: NYX Cosmetics Full Throttle Lipstick in Trickster

REVIEW: NYX Cosmetics Full Throttle Lipstick in Trickster
We just finished watching "Eye in the Sky" and I have numbed to say the least. To be met with a requirement to have to decide between a sensitive collateral damage and a risk of being responsible for losing hundreds of lives is something that I don't ever want to be a part of. And the movie is just about that. I recommend watching it if you haven;t already and if you have then do share your thoughts with me! I'd love to hear the myriads of perspectives that readers of ISLM generally have!

REVIEW: Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor in Addicted

REVIEW: Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor in Addicted
I have meaning to do this review post since a while now but things have been simply crazy the past few days at work and personally as well... Plus with the long Independence Day weekend and the short trip that we took as a group just left me no time to do a review...
However, I am glad to be back to my daily routine and I feel all refreshed and am raring to go! :)

REVIEW & LOTD: NYX Butter Lipstick in Fire Brick

REVIEW & LOTD: NYX Butter Lipstick in Fire Brick
A girl can never have enough lipsticks. Give a girl 27 Red lipsticks and she will be able to tell you the difference between each of the 27 shades. We are gifted that way, intuitive even and hence when the pati exclaims at the number of lipsticks on display on my dresser I just smile at him and calmly open my drawers that hold triple the number of lippies :) *winks*

COMPARISON REVIEW: The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter Vs Cleansing Oil

COMPARISON REVIEW: The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter Vs Cleansing Oil
The first time I saw the Camomile range at The Body Shop store, I was excited. Camomile is supposed to be calming but more importantly its great for the skin because it soothes skin irritation, is a natural skin bleach and is a natural cleanser. But when I saw that the good people at The Body Shop have not just a Camomile Cleansing Butter but also a Cleansing Oil, I was left confused...

I was confused because I didn't know which was better, the butter or the oil :) I mean how does one choose one over the other? Right? Right? Right!

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: NYX HD Blush in HDB1 Bronzed

REVIEW: NYX HD Blush in HDB1 Bronzed
So I really want to rush through this post cause it's my bestie's husband's birthday in 4 hours and we are all going out and as usual I am running late... But no I won't rush through this, I promise cause well it is a review post and reviews should be lengthy and should go on and on and on, right? Wrong!

I believe reviews can be effective even if they are short but should be to the point and informative. Do you believe the same?

REVIEW SWATCHES: Favourite Lakme Enrich Matte Lipsticks

Review & Swatches of My Favourite Lakme Enrich Matte Lipsticks
Every once in a while a drugstore (afforadable) makeup brand comes up with a new launch that totally blows my socks off. Its a rare occurrence but it happens... The last time it happened was when Maybelline launched the Lip Gradation Lip Colors in India and I was complete bowled over. This time its Lakme that has me jump up with joy with their Enrich Matte Lipsticks...

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.

Herbs & More Vitamin Therapy Face Mist - Olive

Review: Herbs & More Vitamin Therapy Face Mist - Olive
This week's been treating me pretty rad! *touchwood*
I have gymmed everyday this past week, my weight is under control, I found my HG everyday foundation and my skin has never been better... What can I say, its Karma and well the Vitamin Therapy Face Mist by Herbs and More that I have been using since the past two weeks...

Do I Recommend The Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation?

Review: The Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation
I had updated on snapchat (@samyukta_islm) last week that I suspected the Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation to be breaking me out and hence I have been keeping a keen eye on the foundation since.