Urban Decay Wired 24/7 Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Vivid Urban Decay Vivid 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium blue with moderate, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than a second layer. The texture was creamy, smooth, and comfortable to work with as it didn’t tug or pull on my lash line. It applied evenly to both my water line as well as my...
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Dior Pink (001) Backstage Rosy Glow Blush Review & Swatches

Pink (001) Dior Pink (001) Backstage Rosy Glow Blush ($37.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a pop of cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with minimal effort. As I buffed and blended out the color on my cheeks, it had a true satin finish–not shimmery but not matte either, just skin-like and glowing. The texture felt firmer and almost thin t...
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NARS Hot Fix Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Hot Fix NARS Hot Fix 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($49.00 for 0.76 oz.) is a new, limited edition cheek palette exclusively available through Nordstrom. The palette contained one highlighter along with three blushes, though the last blush in the palette could work as a highlighting blush and/or highlighter depending on one’s skin tone. The four shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, were blendable and easy enough to work with, and last...
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Fenty Beauty Navy or Die Flypencil Eyeliner Review & Swatches

Navy or Die Fenty Beauty Navy or Die Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep navy blue with cool undertones and a subtle, pearl finish. The texture was smooth, creamy without being too emollient or wet; it actually dried down very quickly, so it wasn’t the most smudgeable formula one could reach for, but it did set into place and stay on well. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single, fluid stroke, which ...
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Tom Ford Commando & Starstruck Lip Sparks Reviews & Swatches

Commando Tom Ford Beauty Commando Lip Spark ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, light-medium copper with moderate, warm undertones paired with multi-colored pearl (leaned slightly more gold/pink in pearl to my eye) that gave it a high-shine, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. From the bullet, I didn’t feel the texture from the pearl/sparkle, and of t...
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This Week in Dupes, Vol. 079

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between February 18th and February 24th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What are your deal-breakers when it comes to mascara?

One of my pet peeves is mascara that applies a little differently every day (or every few days), which is sort of the issue I have with foundations (and why I don’t get excited about until after sustained use). Wetter mascaras that tend to clump up during application are usually more work then... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Fight Dull Skin With These 11 Game-Changing Vitamin C Serums

Suffering from tired, dry skin is never any fun, especially during Winter months. If you're looking for some relief, one of our favorite approaches is to use a vitamin C serum. You can find this miracle ingredient in various skincare products. Its antioxidant-rich formula helps brighten up your skin tone while reducing the look of dark spots and fine lines. The hard part is finding the right formula that works just right for all your skincare needs. So, we did the searching for you and hunted d...
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New Perfume House Berceuse Parfum Releases Allegretto 7.2

New perfume house Berceuse Parfum announces the release of their first perfume, Allegretto 7.2, named for Beethoven's captivating symphony and it's allegretto (second movement); an interpretation of this timeless work in fragrance. The perfume is composed by perfumer Antonio Gardoni together with close creative direction by Berceuse Parfum's founder Will Carius. Many will remember Gardoni as t... Read full article: New Perfume House Berceuse Parfum Releases Allegretto 7.2 from Fragrantica Perf...
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Will Everyone Pile On Bernie Tonight? Updates From South Carolina Democratic Debate

It’s debate time again, and all eyes are on South Carolina for what should be another heated battle between the seven remaining Democratic candidates. Since the Nevada debate less than a week ago, candidates have been gearing up with receipts — Sen. Elizabeth Warren forced former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg’s hand when he agreed to release women from his company’s NDAs. Meanwhile, former vice president Joe Biden came under fire after saying that he was arrested trying to see Nelson ...
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These Swimsuit Trends Are About To Take Over Instagram

Here comes the sun (kind of), and with it our favorite clothing season: swim season. Though we're planning on spending as much of May through September (plus long weekend getaways from March to April) relaxin' and maxin' by the pool, we're first taking a careful look at our current bathing suit inventory. If you're wearing the same black one-piece you've had since that family beach trip 10 years ago, you might want to consider an upgrade. And whether there's an upcoming vacay on your calendar o...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Asos, Bloomingdale, Topshop Lime Green Crinkle V Plunge Swimsuit, Topshop Aerie Wrap Halter Bikini Top, Eloquii Paper London Check Mate Coconut Bikini Top, Saks Fifth Avenue Saha Swimwear Cumbia Top, Nordstrom Rack Eberjey Grayson Bikini Top, OYE Swimwear Melis Knotted Two Tone, ASOS PETITE Petite Twist Slinky Swimsuit, ASOS Mara Hoffman Sia Tiger Jacquard Bikini Top, Porter Xhilaration Square, Jacquemus Le Maillot Camerio Ombré Swimsuit, Farfetch Cynthia Rowley Sea

Welcome To My Mid-Life Style Crisis

The other day, I opened my closet and all my clothes started shouting “WHO EVEN ARE YOU?”. Not in a cool and mysterious “who is she?” way. More in a “How did you get into my house and why are you wearing my skin as a suit?” Way. That as disturbing as you can imagine. Firstly because I spent 41 years on this earth not knowing clothes can talk (and throw shade) and secondly because well… I can’t really face the world in my birthday suit.  So I did what anyone would do, I reached for a pair of j...
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Drew Barrymore’s Latest Project Involves Protecting Your Eyes

There’s a reason Drew Barrymore has had not one, but two chart-topping songs dedicated to her in the past two years. It seems like there’s nothing this multi-hyphenate of woman can’t do — and the world is (literally) singing her praises. Since the good old days of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and Never Been Kissed, we’ve seen the actress-turned-entrepreneur everywhere from Netflix to Walmart. And as if her Flower home collection for Walmart wasn’t already the stuff of our interior design dre...
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Black Women Want To Design A Better Backstage

The runway is basked in a soft glow as celebrities and guests take their seats among the uniform rows of chairs. A soft, steady beat pulsates over the speakers as the crowd eagerly anticipates the first look. But behind the thick black curtains, a much different Fashion Week story unfolds. Makeup artists, hairstylists, and manicurists — all dressed in black and wielding lipstick and brushes — frantically run from model to model as a cloud of hairspray fills the room. In the center of the ch...
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19 Classic Black Bikinis To Kick-Start Your Swim Collection

Like a black t-shirt, sweater or pair of jeans, a black bikini is essential to any well-rounded wardrobe. Whether you’re a West Coast native who spends hours on the beach or just someone who plans to jet off on a weekend getaway this spring, without a black bikini in tow, your swimsuit collection is hardly complete. Now, we love a trendy one-piece or animal print set as much as anyone, but when it comes to the basics, nothing competes with a black bikini.Of course, selecting that one perfect go...
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The 9 Top-Rated Mattresses We Slept On For 30 Days

We've reached peak mattress fatigue: blame the paradox of choice or the fact that most of us are completely exhausted in general, but choosing a bed — or even a mattress topper — is tiring. Given the overwhelming number of mattress options available, we decided to actually try out the top-rated styles from the biggest brands first hand — by sleeping on them for a full 30 days. We all have unique bodies and quirks that contribute to our snoozing preferences — but, ultimately, a good mattress shou...
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Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein’s Trial Isn’t Over — Here’s What Happens Next

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock (10565809a) Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury deliberations in his rape trial, in New York Sexual Misconduct Weinstein, New York, USA – 24 Feb 2020 Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal assault on February 24 in a landmark decision in New York. While Weinstein’s conviction represents a major victory in the eyes of the #MeToo movement and for ...
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How to Get More YouTube Subscribers

If you are a YouTube creator, then you already know that your subscribers are tough cookies. Nowadays, it’s not only hard to gain their trust, interest, and finally subscription, but it’s even harder to be consistent with uploading and quality and keep them satisfied, positive and engaged.  The consistency is the magic word of YouTube, as it triggers platform algorithms to recommend the channel’s content to more viewers. It might look like some kind of sorcery, but it actually isn’t tha...
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University of Toronto FEZANA Professorship Proposal

Dear friends, For several years, our own Ervad Jehan Bagli and the FEZANA team has worked hard to establish an academic program for advanced studies and research in the Zoroastrian religion, and ancient Iranian languages of our texts in order to perpetuate them and keep from becoming extinct. This will offer students an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Zoroastrianism, understand and translate the ancient languages, and will increase awareness of Zoroastrianism worldwide. In 2018 FEZA...
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Are You Overconditioning Your Hair? Turns Out, You Might Be

For as long as I can remember, I've been told that the key to maintaining healthy hair is moisture. Conditioning after washing has always been a must; I make sure to take time to regularly deep condition once a week and use protein treatments as well. But with all of these moisturizing tips in mind, I sometimes can't help but ask myself if it'd ever be possible for me to somehow overcondition my hair. Of course, I brought this question to a hair pro, who told me the answer to that is . . . kind...
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How agents can help single parents navigate homebuying

Single-parent homebuyers and real estate professionals who have serviced them share their experiences and advice for success.
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Everyone's Taking the One-Minute Makeup Challenge on TikTok, and Phew, It's Chaotic

If TikTok's #PurpleShampooChallenge was a bit too messy and wasteful for your liking, the app's latest viral trend - the #OneMinuteMakeupChallenge - may be more up your alley. Just as the hashtag indicates, the point of the challenge is to apply as much makeup to your face as you can in just 60 seconds, which sounds pretty darn difficult, if you ask us. The results are just as chaotic and hilarious as you'd imagine, with participants frantically smearing, brushing, swiping, and spraying on vario...
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Why The Coronavirus Isn’t A Pandemic

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Darko Bandic/AP/Shutterstock (10566897b) A health worker wears protective suit at the infectious disease clinic in Zagreb, Croatia, where the first coronavirus case in Croatia is hospitalized, . Croatia confirmed its first case of coronavirus in a man who had been to Milan, the capital of Lombardy, Italy Virus Outbreak, Zagreb, Croatia – 25 Feb 2020 Since coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019, it has taken over headlines. And with a...
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The Snuggliest Bathrobes, Found

Winter is here. Besides buying cozy-scented candles and ordering chocolate mochas, you can also catch us at home swaddled in our cozy cloaks — aka bathrobes. Keep your fuzzy socks and fleecy throws, because all we want this season is a cozy robe. These part-bed, part-bath pieces are the ultimate comfy-luxe home attire. Like an incredible pajama-towel hybrid, the robe's leisure potential knows no bounds. We can wear it while wet or dry, snoozing in bed or cooking in the kitchen, and with or witho...
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5 Reasons You Should Start Couponing Right NOW!

There are certain things that can be tricky to control in life — the weather, the traffic, fate, or even what mood you wake up in. You might even add your finances to the list: how many times have you found yourself running a bit low on cash when you need to pay out for something you weren’t planning to? No matter how frugal or frivolous we are with our money, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to saving. Couponing can be a great way of saving a few cents here and there, ...
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Burnt Orange Hair Color Is Taking Over This Season, and It's as Hot as It Sounds

From "drenched" hair color to bold accessories, this year has already seen a fair share of top-notch hair trends, and they aren't stopping there. Burnt orange hair color is the newest trend to gain popularity as of late, and it's as hot as it sounds. This bright shade can take hold on any color and texture, due in part to the mix of vibrant red and orange hues that create a burnt orange look that's all kinds of fiery. With natural curls beaming bright to ombré ends boasting bold color, this 202...
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Everything You Need To Know About Beeswax Candles

For many of us, one of the best ways to relax after a hard-working day is to light scented candles. Candles have the magic to create the perfect ambiance by instantly lifting the mood and bringing about a sense of calm in a room. They are known for their soothing and healing properties, often used by (mainly massage) therapists, to create a peaceful ambiance. Moreover, the sheer act of lighting a candle, its graceful glimmer, and the gentle glow it creates, helps ease and soothe the mind. ...
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Beyoncé Paid Tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant at Their Memorial With Purple and Gold Nail Art

On Feb. 24, Kobe and Gianna "Gigi" Bryant were honored in a public memorial service hosted by wife and mother Vanessa Bryant. Held at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles, the service was attended by dozens of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Stephen Curry, and Shaquille O'Neal and featured heartfelt speeches from close family friends like Michael Jordan and Jimmy Kimmel. Beyoncé was also in attendance, performing moving renditions of her songs "Halo" and "XO" and even honorin...
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Peshawar’s Zoroastrian cemetery vulnerable to land grab

THE boundary walls of the historic Parsi graveyard located in Peshawar Cantonment are under threat of encroachment as it has become a safe haven for drug addicts and junkyard for the people residing around it. Article by Sher Alam Shinwari | A local resident claiming anonymity told this scribe that some individuals, apparently the gunmen of land grabbers, late in the night walked up to the graveyard and began removing bricks of its boundary walls and made off along the uprooted bricks. “Accord...
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