Fenty Beauty Petal Poppin’ Cream Blush Review & Swatches

Petal Poppin' Fenty Beauty Petal Poppin’ Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and fine, golden pearl throughout. The effect was more of a luminous finish that didn’t read overtly shimmery or metallic when applied and blended out. Applied with fingertips, it had semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage, while a moderately-dense, angled brush yielded slightly sheerer, b...
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Tom Ford Flesh, Impassioned, Scarlet Rouge Lip Color Mattes Reviews & Swatches

Flesh Tom Ford Beauty Flesh Lip Color Matte ($55.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque color coverage that applied smoothly and fluidly across my lips without tugging. The texture was smooth, creamy, and velvety–a little more powdery compared to the original Lip Color formula–and feels a touch denser as a result. There was a smidgen of product that sank into my deep...
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NABLA Cosmetics Cutie Palettes | Swatches (Summer 2020)

For summer, there are three new NABLA Cosmetics Cutie Palettes ($24.00), which are six-pan eyeshadow and pressed pigment palettes. I have all three palettes swatched for you in this post! As a heads up, a few shades (Gem System, Luxuriance, Dissolution) in the palettes contain plastic (PET) glitter and a few shades (Lord, Nothing Personal, Venom, Blackberry, Botanic Juice) are pressed pigments (those are labeled “face”). NABLA Cosmetics Cutie Palettes ...
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Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 039

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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91 Easy Chicken Dinner Ideas That Will Please Your Entire Family

Grilled, fried, or baked, there's a recipe for everyone. From Country Living
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Joop Homme! Still Relevant (And Pink!) After All These Years

One could say that in 2020, the idea of a man wearing pink would no longer be considered outrageous, challenging or daring. Well, that's not yet entirely true. For example, last year, in Brazil, Bolsonaro's government Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights declared that women and men should have specific colors assigned to each gender. Blue for men, pink for women. By the way, she was wearing... Read full article: Joop Homme! Still Relevant (And Pink!) After All These Years from Fragrantica...
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The 5 Best Red Copper Pan Reviews and Complete Buying Guide

As a home cook, you likely know the value of good cookware. A poorly constructed pan can easily ruin a dish, while good cookware can make any meal easier to create. Red Copper offers a whole line of pans that can make all of your recipes seem simple. We’ve collected the best they have to... Read More » The post The 5 Best Red Copper Pan Reviews and Complete Buying Guide appeared first on .
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80th Birthday Party Ideas for Mom

Your mom is turning 80 this year, and it’s a significant milestone to celebrate. She’s had 80 incredible years filled with memories, and now it’s time to create a party that everyone will remember. Throwing a party takes planning and preparation, so you’ll want to be fully prepared in order to throw a special 80th... Read More » The post 80th Birthday Party Ideas for Mom appeared first on .
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39 Best Pregnancy Announcement Shirts For Mom

Whether planned or unplanned, pregnancy and motherhood are a great adventure! Pregnancy announcement shirts for mom are a great way to spread the joyful news. When choosing to announce a pregnancy to friends and family, shirts are a convenient and easy way to spring the news. See who is paying attention with this round up... Read More » The post 39 Best Pregnancy Announcement Shirts For Mom appeared first on .
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Choosing the Best Charm Necklace for Mom

If you’re looking for a special gift for mom, you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous piece of jewelry. There are a lot of different types of charm necklaces out there, and choosing the perfect piece can be a challenge. All you need is a few tips to get started, and you’ll find the right... Read More » The post Choosing the Best Charm Necklace for Mom appeared first on .
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World Central Kitchen – a fundraiser by Niloufer Mavalwala

Our dear friend and award winning cookbook author Niloufer Mavalwala writes in… Blogging is all about storytelling. Instead of people being the center of attention on my blog food is the star. Recipes unfold the story it holds within each picture. We all have a story to share.It just unravels in many different ways. Here is mine.Today I am using my blogging platform to reach out to share a heartwarming story of the human race, set in the 21st century where people are dying, from an unkno...
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Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai

Living History India has a wonderful overview on the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai that were designated a World Heritage side by the United Nations. Many of these buildings were built by eminent Parsis of that generation. And today many of the leading citizens who made the designation happen are also Parsis. Check out the video to know more.
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On loss

Perfume PosseOn loss It’s been a difficult year so far, but last week it got a lot harder. At the beginning of January an elderly friend died. She was a great person, and I miss her a lot, but she’d been in pain… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseOn loss
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Theft attempt at Bhikha Behram well

Caretaker of SoBo Grade I heritage site raises alarm after spotting signs of break-in and attempt to pry open the donation box. An unsuccessful theft attempt was made at the heritage Bhikha Behram Well (Parsi Bavdi) near Cross Maidan opposite Central Telegraph Office (CTO) in South Mumbai on Saturday morning. The thieves were apparently aiming to break the donation box placed at Parsi community’s religious site. The box is placed inside the well complex, screwed into one side of a wall...
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Power Of Love featuring The Global Lockdown Choir | Shayan Italia | Delraaz Bunshah | A Zoroastrian Parsi Initiative

Power Of Love featuring The Global Lockdown Choir | Shayan Italia | Delraaz Bunshah | A Zoroastrian Parsi Initiative THE POWER OF LOVE is a heartfelt global music initiative stemmed by the Indian Zoroastrian Parsi Community dedicated to those away from their loved ones during the lockdown period. Arranged, Produced, Performed on Piano and Sung Live by Shayan Italia | Instagram: Lead Vocals: Delraaz Bunshah | Instagram: https://www.ins...
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The Overlooked Key to Maintaining Your Sanity During Quarantine

Plenty of advice has been dispensed on how to maintain one’s sanity during this pandemic crisis. Concentrate on what you can control. Find time to take care of yourself. Realize that what you’re experiencing is grief, and work towards not only acceptance of the situation, but finding positive meaning in it. These are good points of guidance. But there’s an area of morale that we’ve written about extensively in the past and that podcast guest Loretta Breuning (look for her show to go up this wee...
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Kerastase Chronologiste Hair Care Line

The last time I had an encounter with Kerastase’s Chronologiste line was in 2010 when the serum had silver pearls that exploded when you rubbed them between your fingers.   Now, high-end... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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ColourPop Celestial Collection (Purple) Swatches

Here are the new products from the “purple” portion of the recently-released ColourPop Celestial Collection, which is an Ulta-exclusive. There is a new eyeshadow palette, lipgloss, and blush, which are swatched here! ColourPop Celestial Collection (Purple) Gallery Options Products ...
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Dior Lip Balm

I am currently addicted to this lip balm in a big way.  I don’t think I’ve liked a gloss or balm like this one in a really long time, and I love this so much that I’ve been using it... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Kohdo Wood Collection from Jo Malone

In May 2009, Jo Malone launched 2 scents: Lotus Blossom & Water Lily, and Dark Amber & Ginger Lily. The former is light and airy while the other is dark and has heavy incense notes. It makes... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Do your purchases usually meet your expectations or surprise you?

I feel like most products meet expectations, which is good because I’m either setting my expectations right or most products are decent! There are still surprises along the way, both good and bad ones. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Yves Rocher Monoï Vague d’été - Monoï Collection

  Yves Rocher presents the newest line based on the intoxicating Monoi oil very popular in previous launches and versions: Monoi de Tahiti from 2010, and Monoi Eau de Vahines from 2012. Tropical aromas of white flowers soaked in scented coconut oil once again are in focus for the Yves Rocher brand, dedicated to our upcoming summer months.     "Yves Rocher research uses the real Monoï ... Read full article: Yves Rocher Monoï Vague d’été - Monoï Collection from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colog...
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Perfumed Horoscope: April 27 - May 3

  We should watch out for our nerves this week. A lot of pressure on a weakened internal core makes it hard to communicate. Right now, what is in your heart and what the world is pushing you into could create an abyss. I recommend  Dr. Joe Dispenza and his practical spiritual tools for not just survival but elevating the way you are feeling and carrying your self-worth. If you are in the b... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: April 27 - May 3 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Maga...
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To the Pain

When I was learning Taekwondo, I had to work extra hard to improve my flexibility. Most of the other students seemed to have an easier time than I did. It took me months to reach the level of flexibility that they had when they started as white belts. Eventually I could do roundhouse kicks to the head no problem. Then I reached the point where I could kick way above my head, but it took a lot of extra stretching time to get there. As I reached the higher belt ranks after a few years of consis...
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"The conventional wisdom is that a woman could never ascend to the leadership of North Korea... [a] toxic mix of Confucianism and totalitarianism indentures women to their husbands, to their in-laws, and..."

"... ultimately, to a male-dominated regime.... Since 1948, North Korea has been ruled by three men—the founder, his son, and his grandson—but, nevertheless, it is now conceivable that the fourth man will be a woman. That is because, with reports that Kim Jong Un is in failing health, the most obvious successor is his thirtysomething sister, Kim Yo Jong.... Last week, CNN reported that he was in 'grave danger,' after having undergone surgery (an assertion echoed by a report from a Japanese magaz...
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Is It OK to Be a Sissy?

From a midle aged man in the U.S.: i have worn panties since i was 12, started with sisters and mommy. now i am married and still wear but wife hates it and i don’t want to stop. Also some men found out and think it is gay or i am a sissy, not that i care but they think being a sissy is bad or wrong. is it ok to wear panties and is it ok to be a sissy? You are not bad or wrong. You aren’t hurting yourself or anyone else. Your letter did make me think about the term”sissy”. A “sis” is a female si...
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My dad said I wasn’t black enough. At last, I know what he meant | Raven Smith

I’m mixed race and ‘culturally white’, and seemed to be a disappointment to my father – but we just weren’t closeMy dad said it to me when I was seven years old and it stung like vinegar on a paper cut. Of all the things you throw at kids you never know which ones will stick. This one accidentally stuck. I’m not black enough. The phrase, the unblackness, was planted, and developed like an irksome bruise I only feel when I bend a certain way. It’s a scar tissue formed from acid poured into my wou...
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I lost my temper with my daughter. I feel I’m failing as a parent | Dear Mariella

Escalating tensions need to be halted so getting help is essential, says MariellaThe dilemma I’m a single mother of two. My 11-year-old daughter and I have constant disputes and I feel I’m failing at parenting. I don’t think it’s normal to engage in blow-ups at her age and I don’t want this to be our relationship. I work and find it very hard to balance everything. I can be quite tired and emotionally spent and then not have the patience I need to be the mum I want to be. I’m not happy with the ...
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