What was the last game-changer to your makeup routine?

While it could be an application/technique tip, type of product, etc. it was a specific product for me! Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter has become a real go-to for adding luminosity and extra slip to any foundation I reach for, so I think that’s about as game-changing as it... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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ILIA Decades DayLite Highlighting Powder Review & Swatches

Decades ILIA Decades DayLite Highlighting Powder ($34.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light, yellowy gold with warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had a moderate sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture applied in a single layer, but the intensity of the glow was definitely buildable (as marketed) to a highly-reflective, metallic finish with a second layer. The pigmentation was mostly opaque in one layer, so it wasn’...
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Sunday Firesides: Blessed Are the Trail Maintainers

“Pioneers! O Pioneers!” Walt Whitman exulted more than a century and a half ago. Since that time, we have continued to laud those who get there first — society’s innovators, groundbreakers, and mavericks. Conversely, the praises of those who follow in their wake are left unsung. We throw a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of a new road, but not for its future repaving. We revere the founders of government, but not the bureaucrats who keep it running. We cheer the smashing of champagne ag...
Tags: Life, Walt Whitman, A Man's Life, Pioneers O Pioneers, Sunday Firesides

Best of Fenty Beauty Freestyle Cream Bronzers

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a new, permanent cream-based formula that can be used as bronzer and contour with two shades (Amber and Toffee Tease) that were specifically listed as contours. I think the brand could have released both contouring and bronzing formulas separately or else named it “Freestyle Cream Definer” or something like that, since there seemed to be customer confusion as to why a few shades ran more neutra...
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ILIA Starstruck DayLite Highlighting Powder Review & Swatches

Starstruck ILIA Starstruck DayLite Highlighting Powder ($34.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, highly-reflective sheen. The texture felt smooth, creamy, and emollient without being thick or heavy; it almost seemed like it had a transparent base due to just how emollient (without being actually wet!) it felt and sat on my skin. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full cove...
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Interview with Neela Vermeire

Neela Vermeire clearly has a passion for fragrance. She started collecting perfumes in the 1990s and has been immersed in the fragrance world ever since. This passion eventually culminated in 2011 with the establishment of the Neela Vermeire brand, a refined offering which fuses influences from around the globe, tying them together in the French perfumery tradition. Neela works with renowned perfu... Read full article: Interview with Neela Vermeire from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazin...
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WHO: “Children 0-4 Should Learn to Masturbate & About Gender Identities!”

The World Health Organization, despite seemingly being lapdogs for communist China, has somehow attracted further ire as their Regional Office for Europe and Federal Centre for Health Education released a document suggesting that children aged 0-4 should learn “enjoyment and pleasure when touching one’s own body, early childhood masturbation” and gain “the right to explore […]
Tags: Europe, Politics, Education, Children, Law, Sex, China, Lgbt, International, Who, World Health Organization, Anime, Federal Centre for Health Education

Arden Men and the Search for Sandalwood

  In a recent Instagram live chat that writer and perfumer Miguel Matos and I had together, we discussed perfumes and fragrances that we both really admire, or ones that we reach for very often. Last week, he brought out a bottle of Guerlain’s Samsara, that classic oriental composition of sandalwood, ylang ylang, vanilla, and amber. Often considered a modern standard of what an Eastern-inspire... Read full article: Arden Men and the Search for Sandalwood from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes ...
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Strengthening Your Future Self

I often think about how to create a better life for my future self. What can I do now that will make his life better? Everything I do today affects my future self in some way. I can make decisions that will cause him stress, or I can make decisions and take action that will make his life better. For the first four months of this year, I worked very hard, and I expected to do this going into the year because I wanted the results. Working extra hard for those first four months laid the found...
Tags: Relationships, Lifestyle, Careers, Steve, Creating Reality

‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic’s ‘Revenge’ streetwear line sells out in hours

Revenge is paying off for Joe Exotic. The streetwear line inspired by the incarcerated “Tiger King” star’s infamous feud with big-cat activist Carole Baskin sold out within hours of soft-launching Monday and brought in $20,000 in sales, according to TMZ. Since the full line debuted Wednesday, 7,000 T-shirts, hoodies, sweats and facemasks have been sold...
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Seek Out Environments, Conditions, and People That Create Positive Beliefs in Yourself

Recently, my 5-year-old daughter finished applying to kindergarten. I never had to apply to kindergarten; instead, I just went to the local school in my neighborhood in Detroit that anyone could... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Detroit, Getting Ahead, Staying Positive

New from Gallagher Fragrances: Pearfecto

  It’s not always the chance that you get a lot of lead time to smell a fragrance before it’ll be released. However, with the launch of Gallagher Fragrance’s Pearfecto, I got exactly that - many weeks to wear and consider this new creation. To add some detail, the creator, Daniel Gallagher, is the perfumer behind the house that brought us Bergamust, O’Fraiche, and the Institute for Art a... Read full article: New from Gallagher Fragrances: Pearfecto from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: Ministry Is Never Just a Job Some years ago, a young pastor kindly asked me for advice as he was launching into ministry. I proposed to him three commitments that will not fail to give any pastor strength for the journey. The De-conversion of Saruman: Five Lessons to Learn Perhaps one of the most remarkable (and often overlooked) examples of apostasy is Saruman in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. We can learn a lot about the way de-conversions work...
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'I feel I've come home': can forest schools help heal refugee children?

They have a middle-class reputation, but one outdoor school near Nottingham is reconnecting disadvantaged 10-year-olds with nature and a sense of freedomWhen Kate Milman was 21, she paused her English degree at the University of East Anglia to join protests against the Newbury bypass. It was 1996, and the road was being carved out through idyllic wooded countryside in Berkshire. She took up residence in a treehouse, in the path of the bulldozers, and lived there for months. It was a revelation. ...
Tags: Family, Education, Children, Environment, Life and style, Society, Trees and forests, Schools, Nottingham, Parents and parenting, University of East Anglia, Newbury, School funding, Kate Milman

Emails my mom sent from her NYC co-op

I stopped talking with my mom a few years ago. She might not have noticed at first. My brothers have all cut her off at times as well. But my mom is pragmatic. She knows she and my dad were terrible parents. She apologizes and by all accounts, she is a much more enjoyable person to be around when she is not raising kids. In January I decided I’m too old to not talk to my mom. I am 52. She had me when she was 21. I decided to trust that she always means well when she talks to me. I know she tr...
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13 Best Sex Toys for Traveling in 2020

Going on holiday or on a business trip can be fun, or it can be a complete drag. The worst part about both isn’t the tummy disorder you get from the local food or waiting for the reception for a few hours. The worst part about traveling is obviously that it can be difficult to take your toys with you! Luckily for you, we’ll help you out with this problem right now. In this post, we’ll talk about the best sex toys for traveling as well as what to look out for when selecting toys to take with you....
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4 Ways to Help Prevent You from Getting a Divorce

There are so many things that are changing ever since the Coronavirus pandemic. One of those things has been the divorce rate. Unfortunately, the divorce rate has risen and that has to do with many people working from home. Couples are spending more time together, which is triggering the spike in divorce rates. With people losing their jobs or being furloughed that has a lot to do with it also. Hopefully, this will pass and things get somewhat back to normal in the process. With that, we’re hop...
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