NABLA Cosmetics Wild Berry Cutie Palette Review & Swatches

Wild Berry NABLA Cosmetics Wild Berry Cutie Palette ($24.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, six-pan palette that included three mattes, one semi-matte, and two intense metallics. All of the shades had good pigmentation that ranged from semi-opaque to full coverage in a single layer. Despite being deeper matte shades, they blended out fairly well over bare skin and lasted for eight to nine hours. Alchemy 2.0 gave me a bit of fallout, but B...
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Tom Ford Impassioned & Scarlet Rouge Lip Color Metallic Reviews & Swatches

Impassioned Tom Ford Beauty Impassioned Clutch-Size Lip Color Metallic ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark red with moderate, warm undertones and fine, red pearl throughout. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which built up slightly but was hard to get full coverage out of. The texture was smooth, emollient while being thinner and lightweight in feel (but not clingy), so it glided easily across my lips and del...
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Becca Love Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter Review & Swatches

Love Becca Love Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter ($38.00 for 1.5 oz.) seemed to have a translucent base with flecks of iridescent sparkle and micro-glitter that flashed blue, pink, and lavender. This was the most glittery in texture of the new formula, so those who loathe visible sparkle will want to skip along. The texture was consistent with my past experience: lightweight, like a gel-cream, which ensured spreadability, so it w...
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Survey Says… April 29th, 2020

Happy Wednesday! Here's this week's survey, which you can copy and paste and share as a comment. Your skin tone/coloring: Three products you couldn’t put down this month? Favorite lip product this month? Favorite eyeshadows this month? Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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How do you store double-ended brushes?

I just pick one side that I want to use and forget about the other so I can store it upright in a glass like I do all my other brushes! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Have You Tried Bare Escentuals Makeup?

I get asked a lot about Bare Escentuals.  I think it’s because this San Francisco-based company has been around for a while and there’s a lot of marketing around it. I myself have not had... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Ralph Lauren Romance Always Yours is a New Classic

Love it when a new fragrance actually references an original. Romance Always Yours by Ralph Lauren does exactly that and smells amazing. While the original Romance was light and slightly fruity, 10... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Fenty Beauty Daiquiri Dip Cream Blush Review & Swatches

Daiquiri Dip Fenty Beauty Daiquiri Dip Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a bright, deep re-coral with moderate, warm undertones and barely-there pearl that gave it a luminous glow that wasn’t overtly shimmery. It was designed to have sheer, buildable coverage, and the formula sheers out noticeably as it spreads and diffuses over the skin, so it has to be built up to get to full coverage (if desired). I would ...
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7 Small Fashion Brands to Support Right Now

7 Small Fashion Brands to Support Right Now The fashion industry is undoubtedly taking a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s biggest names have seen sales plummet, while most physical stores around the world are shuttered temporarily. While that’s an impact that many brands will feel far and wide for months and possibly years to come, small businesses in particular are at risk. Many of these small fashion brands don’t have robust ecommerce stores, and they definitely don’t have the same ...
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Summery and Cheerful: Clean Classic Summer Day and Clean Classic Flower Fresh

  American brand Clean presents their latest summery fragrances sharing the feeling of leisure and relaxation on a bright and relaxing day. As the brand announced, the newest fragrance Clean Classic Summer Day is "inspired by the sensation of the fresh ocean mist and soft white sand against your skin. Mouthwatering notes of pear, radiant florals and coconut water evoke a feeling of the perfect S... Read full article: Summery and Cheerful: Clean Classic Summer Day and Clean Classic Flower Fresh...
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Do You Like Chemical or Mineral Sunscreen

Had this little poll up on my Insta last week, and the answers were interesting: do people like chemical or mineral sunscreen?  I thought for sure everyone would choose mineral… there seems to... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Podcast #606: How to Activate Your Brain’s Happy Chemicals

Everyone has experienced the way our feelings fluctuate day by day, and even hour by hour. Sometimes we’re feeling up and sometimes we’re feeling down. My guest today says these oscillations are a result of nature’s operating system and that you can learn to better manage these emotional peaks and valleys. Her name is Loretta Breuning and she’s the author of several books on happiness and the human brain, including her latest, Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness. We begin our...
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Glenn Bracke Summer Snow Intense

  In 2018, Glenn Bracke decided to expand his artistic career, entering the realm of olfactory art. The Belgian artist did it by launching the editions The Scent of Art and Summer Snow, two fragrances composed in collaboration with the famous French perfumer, Bertrand Duchaufour. If you want to know more about Glenn Bracke, please read our previous article, where we introduce him and his works. ... Read full article: Glenn Bracke Summer Snow Intense from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazi...
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So, uh…I finally took your advice.

I want to preface this with: This is not a review. I bought the cups pictured here from Amazon, but that link goes to the manufacturer’s site in case you’re boycotting Amazon. It is not an affiliate link and I don’t make money (or clout) if you buy these cups. All other links within this post are for reference and do not make me money (or clout). I chose Lena Cups on a whim because they had more good reviews than bad ones and they came two to the package; one for regular flow, and one ...
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The Minna Limon Vibrator Is Small and Quiet (And Fun for Couples)

Minna Limon | $79 | Minna | Promo code “INVENTORY”Read more...
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Angst- & Zwangsstörungen zu Corona-Zeiten: Wenn dein größter Albtraum wahr wird

Anika leidet seit sie 15 Jahre alt ist an einer Zwangsstörung. Obwohl es schwer ist, den exakten Auslöser dieser psychischen Erkrankung zu bestimmen, glaubt sie, bei ihr war es eine Phase intensiven Stresses während ihrer Teenagerzeit. Damals gab es Probleme mit Freundschaften und Beziehungen, sie wurde gemobbt und ihre Eltern ließen sich scheiden. Es begann mit störenden Gedanken und später kamen Zwänge dazu. „Ich war komplett besessen von Hygiene“, erzählt sie. „Ich war zu hundert Prozent ...
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My Beauty Diary – nourishment, movement and transformation during self isolation: Part One

Part 1. Movement.   Our life is relationship. We are related to the earth, the moon, the sun, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat. You are related to your friends, your parents and children, your spouse, and your co-workers, as well as to your own body, your thoughts and […] My Beauty Diary – nourishment, movement and transformation during self isolation: Part One
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My Beauty Diary – nourishment, movement and transformation during self isolation

Part 1. Movement.   Our life is relationship. We are related to the earth, the moon, the sun, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat. You are related to your friends, your parents and children, your spouse, and your co-workers, as well as to your own body, your thoughts and […] My Beauty Diary – nourishment, movement and transformation during self isolation
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How To Criticize Remotely And Constructively

For many, these unprecedented times require learning how to criticize remotely – and constructively. Criticism and feedback are key to the proper functioning of the legal department and instrumental tools for in-house counsel career growth. So, as with all things that become part of the New Normal, new skills are needed to ensure that managers can deliver criticism effectively, constructively and remotely. While you are keeping in mind what your internal clients want, consider how to criticize r...
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Atelier Des Ors Presents: Rouge Sarây

  ATELIER DES ORS presents its newest fragrance, Rouge Sarây. It is born of founder Jean-Phillipe Clermont's experiences in the Middle East and his passion for its history and culture. Rouge Sarây evokes the hospitality of the Middle East and the spice routes that spanned its arid deserts.     Rouge Sarây recalls red as warmth; red as spices; red as the Middle East: Rouge like the sand dun... Read full article: Atelier Des Ors Presents: Rouge Sarây from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
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Dior Capture Youth Matte Maximizer

I’m going to start by saying that the packaging on this serum had Lactic Acid written on it in really big letters, but no mention of what percentage of lactic acid was in the bottle, which is... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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How You Deal with Problems Will Determine the Quality of Your Life

Anyone can be up when things are going well, but the real challenge comes when things are not. Do not look at problems, which are inevitable for any person or business, in a negative light; think of... By Harrison Barnes
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Which Test cricketer was the biggest burden to their side?

Not every cricketer is great, or good, or useful. This begs a question. Who routinely contributed the least to their team? Which Test cricketer was the biggest burden? Back in November, we took a look at the worst Test bowling averages of all time. As you might imagine, quite a lot of the contenders were part-timers. You can bowl very badly and still be well worth a place in a Test team purely on the strength of your batting. You can also be a poor bowler and offset your inadequacies to ...
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Joie de Vivre in Philadelphia

Philadelphia-based social worker Georgette (48) breathes enjoyment of life, or “joie de vivre”, and I can’t help but smile when browsing her blog Grown and Curvy Woman. She is an adventurous dresser who is clearly having tons of fun with fashion. Her outfits are an explosion of happy colours and bold patterns. Georgette rocks skirts and dresses, embraces trends, and has a collection of playful footwear that make her outfits even more fun. “My style has evolved to become more colorful and open t...
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Creative process: Are you in a period of ‘woodshedding’?

Creative types can feel an overwhelming sense of pressure to be prolific, especially in times like these when, in theory, free time is abundant. Creativity is a resource that takes different forms and like other resources, it has its limits.According to Elizabeth Alexander, poet and president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it's common for artists to have gaps in the chronology of their work. Familial commitments, depression, and health troubles are among the very valid reasons to not be pro...
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Sheet- & Crememasken sind super für die Haut – es sei denn, du machst diesen Fehler

Vielleicht gehörst du zu den Menschen, die jetzt deutlich mehr Zeit für sich und damit auch für die Hautpflege haben. Vielleicht ertrinkst du aber auch im Stress und das sieht man deiner Haut mittlerweile deutlich an. In jedem Fall greifst du eventuell gerade öfter mal zu einer pflegenden Gesichtsmaske – besonders, wenn du ohnehin den ganzen Tag zuhause bist und dich niemand dabei sehen kann, wie du mit einem weißen Tuch im Gesicht rumläufst. Und das ist ja prinzipiell auch gut und richtig so! D...
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Why being busy isn’t the answer

In spending so much time at home, some people might be feeling the pressure to be productive and to do more. However, a constant state of busyness is not the only route to success and, even more importantly, to fulfillment in life. Here’s why.
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Alan Cumming: ‘I never thought about my foreskin until I came to America’

The Hollywood star and bestselling author is becoming a podcaster. He discusses his fight against circumcision, his fear of Harvey Weinstein – and why he is an optimist to the core‘I’m loving the idea of being here for a sustained period of time,” says Alan Cumming, speaking over Zoom from his “country pile” buried deep in New York’s Catskill mountains. It is purpose-built for isolation. “I realised I’ve been craving it; it’s a shame it took a global pandemic to make it happen.”The 55-year-old a...
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