Pharmed out

Almost exactly ten years ago I spotted what I thought was the most embarrassing name ever attached to a beauty brand: Sophistry. It’s still in business under that wildly inappropriate name.   Today, however, thanks to Twitter follower Sam C., I met the new contender for the title: Pharmaciopy. Because science.     Pharma-choppy? Pharma-SIGH-oppy? I had to know, so I called their store in the King of Prussia (Pennsylvania) mall. Ready? It’s pharma-SEE-oh-pee. You may be wonde...
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Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2020

Release Date + About the Launch A game-changing portable mini eyeshadow palette of 6 rich, blendable shades in a range of matte to shimmer finishes: Use ’em solo or snap together any two palettes to double your collection while keeping it perfectly compact—that’s 12 of your fave shades, all in the palm of your hand! Snap ‘em & stack ‘em. The first mini palette of its kind, Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshad...
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Clinique Mocha Pop, Papaya Pop, Blush Pop Pop Lip Colours Reviews & Swatches

Mocha Pop Clinique Mocha Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer Lipstick ($19.50 for 0.13 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral with moderate, warm undertones and fine, gold pearl throughout that gave it a more luminous sheen. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, while the texture was smooth, lightweight, and emollient without being too slippery. The color applied evenly and some of my lip lines appeared smoothed out as well. It stayed on nicely ...
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Patrick Ta She’s Seductive Velvet Blush Review & Swatches

She's Seductive Patrick Ta She’s Seductive Monochrome Moment Velvet Blush ($32.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a muted, medium, rosy-brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. There was enough something rather, be it a little creaminess or its ability to meld with skin, that gave it a more natural matte finish–not quite shiny or shimmery but not really flat either. The powder was smooth, velvety, and blendable, but the one thing that I ...
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Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Liquid Eyeshadow for Spring 2020

Release Date + About the Launch This liquid eyeshadow is designed to minimize fallout, it is long wear, crease-resistant, and glides on easily for fuss-free, everyday glam that lasts. The See-quins Liquid Eyeshadow makes it easier to add instant dazzle or shine to your lids any time of day, any day of the week. Now online ...
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Are Mental Health Days a Benefit You Should Be Offering?

Mental health affects 1 in 5 United States adults and is a leading cause of disability in the workplace. That’s 46.6 million people. The World Health Organization estimates that mental health related disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion in productivity every year. Mental health presenteeism, which is workers who attend work but are mentally unable to work, costs 3x as much as mental health absenteeism. Not only is there a direct impact on productivity and profits, but a negative effect...
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This Week in Dupes, Vol. 069

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between December 10th and December 16th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Caffeine-Infused Beauty Products: Get the Scoop + 4 Picks to Try Now

Caffeine-Infused Beauty Products: Get the Scoop + 4 Picks to Try Now As you browse the skin care aisle, you’re likely to recognize many of the ingredients. Among the retinols and copper peptides and various hydroxy acids is another newfound favorite: caffeine. The very same ingredient responsible for giving you that much-needed jolt on bleary-eyed mornings can also work wonders for your skin. Caffeine is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. For your skin, those are excellent traits that...
Tags: Fashion, Face Mask, Budget Beauty, Hair Mask, Caffeine Beauty Products

Erin Condren Petite Planner Set Up for 2020

    Ever since Erin Condren launched the Petite Planner Folio System, I abandoned my Traveler's Notebook as my sketchbook/journal. Her version called to me with her colorful style and larger, not so skinny size. I loved that I could rotate in different colorful journals, notebook and planners.  My Lagoon On the Go Folio Cover was looking dirty and worn out with love from all the places I have taken it. Luckily, thanks to Plan with Laken's video, I had a clue that the Winter Surprise Box was for...
Tags: Fashion, Design, Creative, Journals, Notebooks, Stationery, Sketchbook, Planners, Planner Addict, Laken, Folio, Erin Condren, Coquette, Travelers notebook, Planner Community, Planner Girl

Indian Govt bats to retain Parsi jury system to protect customs

After enacting a law to make triple talaq a punishable offence, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that jury system to adjudicate matrimonial disputes, including divorce and child custody, through a jury system needed to be retained for the Parsi community. Article by Dhananjay Mahapatra | TNN In response to a Parsi woman’s petition challenging several provisions of the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936, the Centre opposed the petitioner’s claim for parity in the legal s...
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Emphasizing Cognitive Diversity: Can It Be Taught?

A few years ago, I worked with The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI) and The Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion on a survey that sought to provide modern context around the notions of diversity and inclusion. Among other things, the research asked nearly 4,000 global professionals of all levels, ages, genders, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations how they define these terms. It might not come as a surprise that most baby boomers and even X-ers (read: the chro...
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Anya the Frenchie Takes a Water Walk!

Perfume PosseAnya the Frenchie Takes a Water Walk! Aaaaaand we are walking! Kinda sorta.  Well, here’s what happened. They did Anya’s therapy interview, and I said she was dragging her legs around behind her, kind of up on them, kinda not, but I had NO idea they consider… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseAnya the Frenchie Takes a Water Walk!
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5 Distinctive & Cozy Christmas Living Room Décor Ideas

Ding dong! Ding dong! We are at that time of the year when the colors red, green and white become the kings of the fashion and décor industry. Aren’t you excited? It’s Christmas! With Christmas comes the urge to give, become dynamic and make important decisions about our goals, aspirations and of course, decorations. You would be having quite a number of guests this Christmas, right? Don’t you think your living room decor deserves a little stirring? Definitely, it does! Still, you need ...
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Germans do holidays better, and they even have gay Christmas markets

German Christmas markets are already full of holiday cheer. What could make them even better? Make them gay(er)!
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20 New Year's Eve Makeup Ideas That Are Easier Than They Look

New Year's Eve makeup ideas can seem intimidating and over the top, but they don't have to be! In fact, there are plenty of low-maintenance New Year's Eve makeup looks that you can easily pull off without having to break the bank or watch a million tutorials to master. We got inspired by some of the best celeb makeup looks of the year, on red carpets and beyond, and we've put together some of the best options that you can recreate yourself for a stunning, low-hassle New Year's Eve. Whether you'r...
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My gay relative is ruining Christmas… help!

Seemingly unaware that it is no longer 1955, a concerned Christian wrote to an advice columnist asking for help with their pesky, presumptuous homosexual problem. Here’s the gist: The advice seeker’s elderly mother discovered the family has a gay relative living in her city. The mother started inviting this homosexual relative to family gatherings, and he’s been attending for a few years. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Related: Advice columnist sh...
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10 Benefits of Toddler’s Climbing Toys

Climbing is what children often call their greatest passion. The purpose of climbing somewhere usually starts at 18 months when children get control of their body movements. At this age, children are aware that they can run, squat and pull. At first, it might look innocent: your child wants to sit like mom and dad at the table. However, once your child finds strength in his body, they might want to explore the limits as they do with others.  In general, parents can not do anything with ...
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Maybelline Eyestudio Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2020

Well, well, well, isn’t the new 16-pan Maybelline Eyestudio Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2020 looking a little like the Too Faced The Natural Nudes Palette that’s launching this February. Best part? The Maybelline one is available now! These 16 shades are all nude and curated to create the perfect nude look for eyes and I gotta admit I’m loving it. It appears they went with the slurry textured eyeshadows on this palette which means we’ll get softer, silkier shades that are...
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L’Oreal Radiant Satin Blush & Radiant Concealer with Hydrating Serum | Spring 2020

L’Oreal Radiant Satin Blush and Radiant Concealer with Hydrating Serum Age Perfect Makeup are two, new Spring 2020 products launching in the Age Perfect Makeup Collection. I’m pretty excited about the Radiant Concealer with Hydrating Serum since this is targeted at a more mature audience. For a while there it seemed like drugstore brands were really targeting younger consumers with blue lipstick launches, etc…! Nice to see a concealer for more mature eyes. But wait, there’s more…! There’s qu...
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Kevin Hart continues to play the victim in trailer for new docu-series about Oscars fiasco

Interested in revisiting the controversy surrounding Kevin Hart and last year’s Oscars ceremony? No? Too bad! The trailer for Hart’s new Netflix series Don’t F*ck This Up has just dropped and it’s aaaall about that whole mess. Hart fist announced the docu-series on Instagram last month, describing the show as one “hell of a rollercoaster; peaks, hills, valleys, ups, downs. It’s as real, as raw, as transparent as you could be.” In case you forgot: Around this time last year, Hart became somethin...
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Keeping Your Little Ones Stylish & Warm This Winter

As we head into winter, you’ll need to start dressing your kids in clothing that will keep them warm and cozy. The last thing you want is for them to be shivering in the icy wind or catching a cold that they can’t shake. However, it can also be difficult to get kids in the clothing you want them to wear, so choose something stylish too and they will be excited to put it on.  Here are a few warm and stylish winter essentials, to get you ready for cold weather:  Winter Coat Boys’...
Tags: Fashion, Winter Coat, Winter Boots, Winter Fashion, Kids Clothing, Kids Apparel, Kids Clothes, Kids Shoes

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss for Spring 2020

Spring 2020 must be near because lip oils are popping up everywhere! The latest to hit my radar is the new Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss that’s available in 14 shades. Bobbi Brown has deteriorated over the last years. Some people will blame the fact that Bobbi stepped down and left in 2016 but I fully believe that things went south way before that. It’s a brand very near and dear to my heart but even I can admit the quality simply isn’t there. Here’s the interesting thing though…. O...
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Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke

Adding hot peppers to your meal could save your life.
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Sunscreen for Your Face

I have been receiving many emails from readers asking me to recommend a sunscreen for their face. Some of you may be wondering why you even need a different sunscreen for your face, and the answer is... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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La Mer

La Mer moisturizer is pretty expensive for most people and so I’m expecting that many of you are going to be looking forward to this review. Go to any department store, and when you ask for a... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Boscia Botanical Besties Gift Set

Got this Boscia Botanical Besties Gift Set from Shoppers Drug Mart and it is the best thing ever. Proof that the best time to try new skincare is in December when all these gift sets come out.  The... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Ariana Grande's Triumphant Sweetener Tour Has Inspired Her Latest Tattoo

After nine months and 101 dates, Ariana Grande is getting ready to dim the lights on her triumphant Sweetener World Tour. The tour, which highlights music from both the namesake album and Thank U, Next, began in March of this year despite concerns that Grande wouldn't tour at all following a tumultuous 2018. Ahead of her final stop in Los Angeles on Dec. 22, Grande chose to commemorate the tour with a new tattoo. Grande's frequent collaborator, producer Tommy Brown, recently shared a photo of ...
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Everything Is Coming Up Roses With Garnier Water Rose SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

Garnier Water Rose SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water is a new formulation of the classic Garnier micellar water that features rose water. Technically speaking rose water is a plant extract that some people might not want to use on their face but I like it! I used to use rose water toner and facial mist as part of my daily routine. It just makes me feel like a Victorian lady! I thought it was rather novel that Garnier decided to release their popular micellar cleansing water in a new versio...
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10 Money-Saving Beauty Tips to Follow If Your New Year's Resolution Is to Save Big

Jan. 1, 2020, marks the start of not just a new year, but a new decade. Looking ahead, you're in search of ways to achieve all of your short- and long-term goals, and if you're anything like me, saving money is a big one. While it can seem daunting to pinch your pennies - which unfortunately might mean cutting out your daily Starbucks run - there are a few ways that you can incorporate some money-saving techniques into your beauty routine. Whether you shop your own stash, buy your favorite produ...
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