Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 036

First and foremost, if you’re not part of the lovely community, consider registering for an account.  This will allow you to take full advantage of all of the features available on the site! Now, let’s dive into readers’ most loved and most wanted products from this past week along with recently shared looks and color stories. Most Loved ...
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MAC Tutu Good, Jingle Ball Bronze, Motif, If It Ain’t Baroque, Marsh Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Tutu Good MAC Tutu Good Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper base with flecks of pink and copper sparkle throughout. It had a more textured feel to it due to the amount (and size) of sparkle in the finish, and it seemed drier, too, so there was some fallout and difficulty in getting the product to lay smoothly on my lid. I’d recommend applying it with a fingertip or a dampened brush as both methods yielde...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Frost, Marc Jacobs, Tutu, Christine, Orient, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Mac Cosmetics, Eye Products, Pigmentation

NARS Bronzing Collection Swatches

NARS Bronzing Collection debuted for summer with updated bronzer packaging, new shades, and a few additional products across the Laguna colorway, plus two new Powerchrome Pigments and an rose gold gloss. By touch and initial application, the regular Bronzing Powder range still seemed updated–smoother, more velvety. There is a fourth shade (Quirimba), which is the deepest of the Matte Bronzing Powder range, but it is not yet available on either NARS or Sephora, so I w...
Tags: Beauty, NARS, Christine, Laguna, Sneak Peeks, NARS Cosmetics, NARS Bronzing Collection, Matte Bronzing Powder

5 Amazing Beauty Brands That Should Be on Your Radar

5 Amazing Beauty Brands That Should Be on Your Radar Whether you’re shopping at the drugstore, high-end department stores, or scrolling through your ad-ridden feed on Instagram, it’s hard to ignore just how many beauty brands are out there these days. With so many options and a budget that sadly has limits, it’s tough to know which brands are worth your hard-earned cash and which you should pass up entirely. Want to know what we think? From the veterans keeping up with the latest in science to a...
Tags: Fashion, Makeup, Paula, Beauty Brands, Paula's Choice, Fenty Beauty, Stratia, Realher Makeup, Best Beauty Brands

Son's gorgeous tribute to his late father lost to coronavirus goes viral

Don Pijanowski was 87-years-old when he passed away on April 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.
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The Importance of Education for At-Risk Youth

Youth development and education is a critical part of equipping young people with the tools they need as they transition into adulthood. At the same time, the solid foundation of a focused education will help them reach their potential. Sadly, for at-risk youths the path is not always quite so simple and whilst there are many organizations supporting education for this group, there are many reasons to continue to focus on and improve educational opportunities. In this article, we take a lo...
Tags: Fashion, Education, Back To School, United States, Youth Development, Homeschooling, Educational, Home Education, Low Income, College Course, Childhood Education

Farewell Monday

Perfume PosseFarewell Monday Hello, dear Posse readers! It’s with a sad heart that I’m writing to let you know that this will be my last Posse post, due to a health crisis in my family, job loss, and other events unfolding behind the… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseFarewell Monday
Tags: Family, Beauty

New Pierre Guillaume Paris Perfumes: Noir Okoumé and Spicematic 11.2

French niche brand Pierre Guillaume Paris introduced two new fragrances in 2020, Noir Okoume and Spicematic 11.2. The first one is not a completely new fragrance; it has "moved" to the new Confidential Collection, which began with his Anti-Blues fragrance. Another perfume is completely new, but it is named by its number 11.2: This is the second derivation on the “spicy aromatic” theme in the ... Read full article: New Pierre Guillaume Paris Perfumes: Noir Okoumé and Spicematic 11.2 from Fragran...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Pierre Guillaume Paris, New Pierre Guillaume Paris, Spicematic, New Pierre Guillaume Paris Perfumes

Zoombombing No More? New Zoom Password and Waiting Room Requirements

Zoom recently changed its default settings — likely to help reduce zoombombing and, possibly, because multiple states and the feds were investigating their cybersecurity. You may need to take action to update your account. If you are heading into a week filled with emails and Zoom work meetings, here are a few tips to help understand the recent changes. What Changed? Here’s a weekend update from Zoom: Zoom will enable the Waiting Room feature and require additional password setti...
Tags: Lifestyle, Strategic Communications, Virtual Meetings, Zoombombing, Digital Meetings, Zoom Password Requirements

CND’s Nail Treatment Works!

I’ve never bought that nail polishes which claim to repair damaged nails really work, but I do have a finger that has a persistently peeling nail so I’ve tried almost everything out there... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Beauty, CND, Shellac, More Than Beauty, Creative Nail Design, Nail Treatment Works

How To Take Care of Your Nails During Quarantine

Are you now forced to take a break from your gel or shellac nails? Want to know how you can grow your nails so that they’re strong and healthy? I have a video from that – it was a request... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Video, Instagram, Beauty, Sally Hansen, CND, Shoppers Drug Mart, OPI, More Than Beauty, Quo, IGTV

MAC N Collection

Here’s a MAC collection that I loved when it came out. Neutrals. It’s from 2008, but I think we’re going to go back to these colours because things are going to be subdued. The... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Make-up, MAC N Collection

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today’s my birthday! What did I get for my birthday, you ask? For the past few years, every year around my birthday I get a new perfume. I don’t know how it started or why, but I like the... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Beauty, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Perfumes, Narciso Rodriguez, Jo Malone

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow Swatches (x10)

I’ve been meaning to review Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.13 fl. oz.) at some point (I think I initially bought only a few shades, but I recently picked up several more when all the retailers were doing 25% off beauty). They’re a replacement for the original Eye Tints, which I generally loved, though the formula didn’t feel the same to me (more watery than velvety). The range includes quite a few shades, but I’ve only purchased 10 at this time...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Sneak Peeks, Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

5G Coronavirus Conspiracies

Why do so many people seem to (mistakenly) think there’s a connection between the 5G rollout and the coronavirus, despite plenty of evidence to the contrary? In this case the evidence points to this originating from a Russian disinformation campaign much like we saw leading up to the 2016 election in the USA. The 5G one in particular has been very effective in duping many people and persuading them to spread the disinformation. Such campaigns breed distrust among citizens, which plays into Ru...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Usa, Russia, Careers, Steve, Creating Reality

What are your tips & tricks for applying eyeliner evenly?

I think a lot of it is in finding the type of formula that works for your needs and application skills/techniques. If you’re someone who has a very sure hand, a more fluid, one-stroke kind of product might be most suitable, but someone who has shakier hands, something that functions well for... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Perfumed Horoscope: April 6 - April 12

  Restlessness will grow and continue, and pretty much take control over our lives. Remember the strongest part of you is your mind, but its possibilities can easily become overridden by your physical restlessness. The biggest feeling is: “I need to change something NOOOOOW!” The peak is on Tuesday and since it also involves a full moon, impulsive actions are possible. Personally, I fin... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: April 6 - April 12 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
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Berceuse Parfum's Allegretto 7.2 and a Giveaway

  We first introduced you to the recent perfume release by Berceuse Parfum, Allegretto 7.2 last month. It's the first release from Berceuse, a new perfume house founded by WIll Carius of New York state. He worked closely with perfumer Antonio Gardoni to create their premier fragrance, and it's a fascinating study of the intersection between smell and sound.  Allegretto 7.2 is first and foremost... Read full article: Berceuse Parfum's Allegretto 7.2 and a Giveaway from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
Tags: Fashion, New York, Fragrantica Perfumes, Antonio Gardoni

Can I have sex? A guide to intimacy during the coronavirus outbreak

What are the risks associated with intimacy in the time of coronavirus? Three experts weigh inWith countries on lockdown and millions being made to stay at home, it’s unsurprising many couples and single people are wondering what coronavirus means for their sex lives. With this in mind, we asked three experts five of the most pressing questions about intimacy during the pandemic. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Sex, Life and style, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak

NASA says these 8 plants are the best at purifying the air in your home

Add oxygen to that stuffy room with these air-cleaning houseplants, handpicked by NASA.
Tags: Sex, Nasa

Shiseido Neon Buzz, Pink Flash, Coral Pop VisionAiry Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Neon Buzz (213) Shiseido Neon Buzz (213) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with soft, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation in a single stroke, which applied somewhat evenly but wasn’t nearly as high-performing as other shades. The texture seemed more emollient, which helped it glide on but also resulted in a little streaking along the edges and some color that se...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Estee Lauder, Tom Ford, Sephora, Christine, Shiseido, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Helle, Temptalia, Fraser UK, MAC King Salmon DC, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom Neiman Marcus, Hermes Rose Inoui

Guerlain Sheer Shine Rouge G Lip Color Swatches

Guerlain Sheer Shine Rouge G Lip Color ($33.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a new, “sheer shine” finish in the Rouge G lipstick range that is supposed to be hydrating with a “luminous” finish. There are seven shades in the range, and I also spotted an unknown-to-me shade (#50) in the regular Rouge G when the new finish was launched (I bought mine from Saks). Here are swatches! Guerlain Sheer Shine Rouge G Lip Colors ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Guerlain, Christine, Lip Products, Saks Here, Guerlain Sheer Shine Rouge G Lip Color Swatches, Guerlain Sheer Shine Rouge G Lip Color, Guerlain Sheer Shine Rouge

What are your tips & tricks for long-wearing lip color?

It’s in the prep and set-up, for sure! One of the easiest ways to get longer-lasting color is to apply a lip liner underneath the lipstick or gloss, which acts as both a primer as well as the last line of defense in actual color. A lip primer can be useful, too, but I do find that lip liner gives... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Fourteen Years of YLF

Software engineer hubs Greg lovingly built YLF for me back in 2006, and on April 5 that year published my first post. I was 35 back then, and I turn 50 in July. Fourteen years later to the day, and YLF is going strong and steady. We haven’t missed a (non-holiday weekday) day of posting yet.  Helping people find their personal style, solving style challenges, keeping up with an evolving industry, lifting people up when they’re down about their personal appearance, and striving for more diversity ...
Tags: Fashion, Administrivia, Greg

Walk on by: why do we ignore bad behaviour?

It’s a familiar scenario: a packed train or bus, an unpleasant loudmouth picking on a lone passenger... and nobody does anything. What drives us to look away – and can we change?What makes a hero? According to a popular meme going around at the moment, intentions matter more than actions. “Your grandparents were called to war,” it says. “You’re being called to sit on the couch.” In a way, sitting around and doing nothing is a new type of heroism, because going out and living life as normal makes...
Tags: Psychology, Science, London, Bullying, Religion, Race, Neuroscience, Life and style, Society, Asma Shuweikh, Shuweikh

Sunday Firesides: Do the Right Thing, for Right Now

In times of uncertainty, when a seemingly big decision looms, we often agonize over how to move forward. We have an idea of where we want to be five, ten, twenty years down the road, and we want to make sure our choice will lead to one thing, which will lead to another, which will ultimately lead to our desired future.   Which would be fine if life were a long, straight corridor in which you could view the end from the beginning, as well as each checkpoint you’d need to hit along the way. But ...
Tags: Life, A Man's Life, Sunday Firesides, Right Thing for Right Now

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