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Dior Coral Vibes (002) DiorSkin Nude Luminizer Review & Swatches

Coral Vibes (002) Dior Coral Vibes (001) DiorSkin Nude Luminizer ($50.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium pink base with warmer, peachy-gold shimmer throughout that gave it a luminous sheen. While some highlighters with this color look more gold than pink, this looked mostly pink with a hint of golden sheen at certain angles. The texture was smooth to the touch, more firmly pressed (so no powderiness) but yielded to a mod...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Dior, Christine, Stila, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Spring 2020, Diorskin Nude Luminizer, Natasha Denona Alba


Finding Order in Chaos

We could say that we live in a pretty chaotic world and that the desire for clarity is an attempt to impose order on the apparent chaos around us. We tame nature and build cities. We build roads across natural landscapes. We seek scientific rules to predict the behavior patterns of matter and energy. When we bring order to chaos, there’s a certain beauty to it. A well constructed city can be beautiful. A well-organized home or office can be beautiful too. Yet what do we do once we’ve cr...
Tags: Careers, Steve, Creating Reality


Revlon Softsilver Red, Softsilver Rose, Love That Pink Super Lustrous Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Softsilver Red Revlon Softsilver Red Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, deeper pink-coral with subtler, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had very fine shimmer but there was enough that it seemed to straddle both frost and metallic (slight luminosity). It had nearly opaque coverage in a single layer, so it was a bit more pigmented than anticipated. The lipstick had a lightweight, lightly emollient tex...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Revlon, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lake CI, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Estee Lauder Naked Truth, Estee Lauder Cali Coral, Tom Ford Beauty Federico, Lake CI 15985 Blue, Revlon Softsilver Red Softsilver


ColourPop Lux Liquid Lipstick Swatches

Launching on January 23rd, there will be 14 shades in the ColourPop Lux Liquid Lip ($8.00 each) formula. They’ll also be available in duo format with seven duos to choose from (which is how they’re arranged below). Lux Liquid Lipstick Duos Gallery Options Products Swatches ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sneak Peeks, Colourpop, ColourPop Lux Liquid Lipstick Swatches, ColourPop Lux Liquid Lip


NARS Cool Crush Collection for Spring 2020 (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Release Date + About the Launch Meet The Cool Crush Collection: Loaded Lip Lacquer, a luxe new lip formula, Hot Fix Cheek Palette, a covetable compact of blush and highlighting powder, and Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, featuring 12 must-have shades. Exclusively at Nordstrom. Now online Nordstrom ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Beauty, NARS, Christine, NARS Cosmetics, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Nordstrom Products, Dream Peach Matte, Cool Crush Loaded Lip Lacquer


Tom Ford Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad Review & Swatches

Mink Mirage Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad ($88.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, all-matte neutral palette featuring a light beige, soft brown, medium brown, and cool-toned black. All four shades had good color coverage to full opaque coverage with soft, velvety textures that applied well, blended out with ease, and weren’t prone to fallout. The one thing I noticed is that the shades tended to go on darker on my skin than the...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Dc, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Sephora, Christine, Laura Mercier, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage


Bedroom Haven! 3 Easy and Fabulous Ways to Turn Your Bedroom from Blah to Beautiful

Bedroom Haven! 3 Easy and Fabulous Ways to Turn Your Bedroom from Blah to Beautiful If you’re uninspired by your bedroom’s interior design, you’re not stuck with it. A few simple tweaks can revamp your bedroom décor for a fresh feel in 2020. Here are a few easy ideas to try. ...read more at Bedroom Haven! 3 Easy and Fabulous Ways to Turn Your Bedroom from Blah to Beautiful. This is an original post from The Budget Fashionista.
Tags: Fashion, Home Decor, Home Decorating, Bedroom Decor, Budget Home Decor, Bedroom Haven


Weinstein’s Lawyers Say Accusers ‘Bragged’ About Sex With Him

A day before opening arguments in his rape trial, Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers offered a first glimpse of their plan to undermine his accusers’ credibility.
Tags: News, Sex, Harvey Weinstein, Sex Crimes, Harvey, Burke, Weinstein, James M, Women and Girls, Jury System


This Week in Dupes, Vol. 074

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between January 14th and January 20th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Dupe List


Valentines Day Gift Guide 2020: 10 Valentines Gifts For Him

With the day of love set to creep up on us faster than Usain Bolt running the 100 metres, it’s well worth having a good think about what to gift the man in your life. Shopping for guys is tough at the best of times let alone when it come to Valentines. But worry not. We’ve scoured the stores to curate a selection of gifts we’re sure he’ll absolutely love. From a personalised bottle of wine to a three course lunch and a luxury pyjama set, here are some great options guaranteed to score you major ...
Tags: Fashion, Valentine's Day, Gordon Ramsay, Harvey Nichols, Gift Guides, Gifts For Him, Derek Rose, Savoy Grill, Valentines Day Gift Guide 2020, GettingPersonal co uk Three Course Lunch, VirginExperienceDays Bottega Veneta, Porter Gucci Jordaan Horsebit, Porter Ray Ban Tortoiseshell


Kylie Jenner Says She'd Be a Makeup Artist If She Wasn't Famous: "I Would Really Love It"

Kylie Jenner might just be a beauty artist in the making, and the way she transformed Kim Kardashian into her makeup doppelgänger is proof. In a video shared to her YouTube channel on Tuesday, Jenner revealed that she'd still love to be involved in the beauty community, even if she wasn't the owner of Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin. "I would be a makeup artist if I wasn't Kylie Jenner," she told Kardashian as she did her makeup. "For real, I would really love it." After Kardashian offer...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Makeup, Instagram, Beauty, Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Jenner, Kimberly, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Skin, Kylie Cosmetics Duo Lip Kits


Two Outstanding Gardening Books for those Long, Winter Nights

Two rock stars of the gardening world have recently release significant works worthy of any gardeners bookshelf. Ken Druse's 'The Scentual Garden' and Amy Goldman's The 'Melon' will inspire, inform and entertain you this winter as you plan your summer garden. I promise. I just realized that these two books (The Melon by Amy Goldman and the Scentual Garden by Ken Druse) essentially deal with, well, sensuality. While one can certainly draw lines to why flowers are fragrant or why melons are...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Martha Stewart, New York City, Lifestyle, America, Connecticut, Ellen, Joe, Amy, Ken, Abrams, Doyle, Museum of Natural History, Tower Hill Botanic Garden


Bath & Body Works' Lineup of Valentine's Day Products Is Here to Make You Blush

Bath & Body Works has added a few special products to its lineup for the lovebirds out there. The beloved bath and body brand just launched 41 new gift products in the spirit of Valentine's Day, and the items include everything from love-themed candleholders to wallflower plugs decorated with pink hearts. The brand has also introduced a few new scents like Strawberry Pound Cake and even brought back a few fan favorites like Gingham, Love, Rose Water & Ivy, and Japanese Cherry Blossom. The whole...
Tags: Valentine's Day, Beauty, Beauty News, Bath and Body Works, Beauty Shopping, Strawberry Pound Cake, Gingham Love Rose Water Ivy


India’s brilliant Bombay duck

When I was a little girl growing up in Bombay, June was the month I looked forward to the most. It was the month when the charred, inky monsoon clouds, clipped with streaks of lightning, brushed away the fetid summer heat. It was when I went back to school with my new books, wrapped carefully in crackling-new brown paper. Best of all, June was also the month for the Bombay duck to grace the kitchens of Parsi homes such as mine. This delicious monsoon specialty, which is most plentiful and easies...
Tags: Life, India, Iran, Britain, Cambridge, Food And Drink, Victoria, Kate, William, Mumbai, Jack, Elizabeth Ii, Bombay, Gujarat, Mary, Mahatma Gandhi


15 Drugstore Makeup Items That Need to Go on Your Shopping List ASAP

You probably don't need another reminder, but for good measure, we're here to tell you once again that you really shouldn't sleep on the drugstore beauty aisle when you're on the hunt for dependable new products to add to your makeup collection. Whether you've already heard this bit of advice once, twice, or a thousand times, drugstores really are treasure troves when it comes to finding quality products that help you look your best and won't break the bank. When we say "quality products," we m...
Tags: Makeup, Shopping, Beauty, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Trends, Drugstore Beauty


Aspen Gay Ski Week comes to another triumphant close

The positive energy is palpable in the cool mountain air
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Pics, Gay Ski Week, Aspen, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Aspen Gay Ski Week, Aspen Ski Week


U.S. has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus — here’s what you need to know

The first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. has been confirmed by the CDC. The virus has already infected more than 200 people in China and killed at least 6 people.
Tags: Cdc, Sex, China, Wuhan


He’s fine with his son’s open marriage, but his daughter’s husband thinks it’s wrong. Now what?

A Dad in Toronto is having difficultly navigating the family politics surrounding his son’s open marriage, so he’s turning to advice columnist Dear Ellie for help. “Our adult son’s in a long-standing gay and open marriage, with a young son,” Dad writes. “They have a third mutual partner who doesn’t live with them but spends a lot of time with them.” He continues, “He’s very good with their child and we find him very likable. His own family isn’t supportive of his choices.” AdBridg.cmd.push(fun...
Tags: Marriage, Life, Advice, Lifestyle, Toronto, Dad, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Ellie, Family Drama, Open Marriage, Dear Ellie


This Shower Oil Is the Only Thing That's Been Able to Rehydrate My Dry Winter Skin

Even though I've lived on the East Coast for several years, this California girl still hasn't gotten used to New York Winters. Exhibit A: the dry, chapped patch of skin that appears on my shins like clockwork every December. No amount of lotion or balm seems to work. In one particularly desperate moment, I even resorted to slathering Vaseline on the area in hopes of stopping the itching. I needed a better solution - something that would keep my skin soft and moisturized no matter how cold and d...
Tags: New York, California, Product Reviews, Beauty, Philosophy, East Coast, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review


ZYNG Relaunches on January 25th at Rustom Baug

On Saturday January 25, 2020; the widely successful ZYNG: Zoroastrian Youth for the Next Generation is being resurrected in its 2.0 avatar. In a mega event planned for the relaunch of ZYNG, the organizers are leaving no stone unturned. Rustom Baug will play host to a variety of events including a Flea Market having a variety of pop-up stalls that will include everything from fashion to food. ZYNG has also ratcheted up the entertainment quotient for the event. Burzin Engineer and his dance compan...
Tags: Life, Bombay, Jim Sarbh, Rustom Baug, Shanaya Boyce Hushad Khan Khurshed Mogrelia, Sarosh Sidhwa


Councilmembers decide to keep 1996 resolution denouncing homosexuality

Change happens slowly. But it happens even slower in Greenville County, South Carolina. Members of the Greenville County Council have just decided they won’t rescind a 1996 resolution that denounces homosexuality because they’ve got more important things to do. Upstate Pride SC, a local LGBTQ nonprofit, has been pushing for the council to strip the homophobic resolution from the books for months. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); “In May 1996, Greenv...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Homophobia, South Carolina, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, Fant, Greenville County, Greenville County Council, Greenville County South Carolina, Upstate Pride SC, Ennis Fant


When Star Trek: The Next Generation Was Bad, It Was Truly Horrendous

There aren’t just a lot of candidates for the worst episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I would contend there are a lot of worst episodes, period. It’s amazing how much terrible content this show produced while simultaneously reviving the beloved franchise—there’s the racism of “Code of Honor,” the supernatural…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex, Star Trek, Sci Fi, Cbs, Holy Crap Wtf, Star Trek The Next Generation, Worst Episode Ever, Space Irish


Gavin Newsom considers pardoning queer Civil Rights icon Bayard Rustin

In more uplifting news… The California LGBTQ and Black Caucuses of the state legislature have just sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting a posthumous pardon for Civil Rights leader Bayard Rustin. Rustin towers over American history as one of the most important leaders of the Civil Rights movement, having worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to help plan King’s March on Washington and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Scandal forced Rustin to part company with King in 1963, as K...
Tags: Feature, Politics, California, Washington, Lifestyle, Barack Obama, Civil Rights, Lgbtq, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Jim Crow, Gavin Newsom, Ad Friendly, Scott Wiener, Newsom, Bayard Rustin


Escada Flor del Sol Eau de Toilette Memories of Old with a Sweet Powerful Juicy Punch

Escada Flor del Sol Eau de Toilette is the brand’s traditional Spring/Summer 2020 limited edition perfume launch. When they started throwing around Mexico, lime, and tequila in the marketing for this fragrance I thought I was blind buying a tropical lime fragrance but what I got was a memory of some old, forgotten Escada fragrance with a very sweet, fruity, powerful juicy punch! Escada fragrances are general a blind buy for me. I have no need to sniff or try them before purchasing them easily...
Tags: Mexico, Beauty, Fragrance, Cancun, Ulta, Stila, Fragrance Reviews, Escada, Ibiza Hippie, Spring Collections 2020, Escada Flor del Sol, Escada Flor del Sol Eau de Toilette Memories, Escada Flor del Sol Eau de Toilette, Flor Del Sol, Sorbetto Rosso


The Only Thing Better Than the Food at Your Super Bowl Party? These Nail Art Looks

It's hard to say whether my newfound interest in the Super Bowl stems from the fact that it's the only televisual event that brings Americans together like The Bachelor or the Ford Bronco chase or if it's because I'm from Kansas City and the Chiefs have finally earned a spot in the championship game for the first time in 50 (!) years. Either way, it's a day people all across the country go all-out - food, beer, beauty, you name it. In terms of that last category, if you're celebrating Super Bowl...
Tags: San Francisco, Beauty, Super Bowl, Kansas City, Nail Art, Don, Ford Bronco, Chiefs, Beauty News, Nail Trends


We Were So Taken With Joey King's SAG Awards Glam That We JUST Noticed Her New Tattoo

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jared Eng Studios (@jaredengstudios) on Jan 17, 2020 at 10:20am PST If you're like us, you may have spent part of your Sunday night in awe of how incredible Joey King looked on the SAG Awards red carpet, from her custom black "naked" dress designed by Jason Wu to her slicked-back, wet hairstyle. But what you (or any of us) probably didn't notice at the ...
Tags: Beauty, King, Joey King, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Tattoos, Jason Wu, Celebrity Instagrams, Jared Eng, Jared Eng Studios @jaredengstudios


How To Remove Stubborn Carpet Stains On Your Rugs

Carpet stains are inevitable. Even if you remove shoes in the home and ban food on the carpet, sooner or later you will find yourself with a stubborn carpet stain. Luckily you can remove stubborn carpet stains if you know what you are removing and how to remove it. If your carpet stains are especially stubborn you may need a more powerful cleaning method than just carpet cleaner and water. A professional carpet steam clean can be very expensive. Luckily, there are many products on the m...
Tags: Cleaning, Fashion, Carpeting, Home Life, Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Cleaning Service, Carpet Cleaner, Carpet Cleaning, Carpet Shampoo


Here Are 3 Lipstick Shades Meghan Markle Would Approve Of

Even before she stole Prince Harry's heart, Meghan Markle has been the poster girl for the natural beauty look. From her days on the TV show Suits to being a member of the royal family, Markle has been flaunting her freckles through barely-there foundation, wearing her low messy bun with confidence, and honestly, never not glowing. She's found the combination of soft brown liner and flushed lips that works for her, and has been running with it ever since. When it comes to lipstick, Markle keeps...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Prince Harry, Markle, MEGHAN MARKLE, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup, Beauty by POPSUGAR


A Royal Affair: The Lipsticks You Need to Re-Create Meghan Markle's Natural Look

Even before she stole Prince Harry's heart, Meghan Markle has been the poster girl for the natural beauty look. From her days on the TV show Suits to being a member of the royal family, Markle has been flaunting her freckles through barely-there foundation, wearing her low messy bun with confidence, and honestly, never not glowing. She's found the combination of soft brown liner and flushed lips that works for her, and has been running with it ever since. When it comes to lipstick, Markle keeps...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Prince Harry, Markle, MEGHAN MARKLE, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup, Beauty by POPSUGAR



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