Sydney Grace Picture Perfect Highlighter Review & Swatches

Picture Perfect Sydney Grace Picture Perfect Highlighter ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, coppery bronze with strong, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had an intense glow that was both highly-reflective as well as shimmery, and it seemed to emphasize my skin’s natural texture just a smidge when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage. The texture was smooth, creamy, and dense without being too-firmly pressed into th...
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Kosas Color & Light Palette Swatches

With summer upon us and cream-based products getting more love, it seemed time to try out Kosas Color & Light Palettes ($34.00). I only saw six duos available on Sephora but there are two more available through the brand. What’s interesting about the range is that there is a regular duo and a “high intensity” version of it, which has “double” the pigment, which was cool to see. Kosas Color & Light Palettes ...
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Do you ever wear makeup to alter your mood?

Oh, absolutely! I find that there’s something relaxing and soothing about sitting down and doing my makeup each day. It’s such a massive part of my day-to-day routine that skipping it often feels like a sign there’s too much going on elsewhere (and usually not in a good way!). Most of the... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Sunday Firesides: Change Is the Master Key

After a stressful day at work, it’s common to unwind by sacking out on the couch and watching Netflix. Yet this form of relaxation, though it constitutes an almost complete break from any activity, often feels more benumbing than refreshing. That’s because rejuvenation is premised not on shutting off your brain, but switching it to a different track. Winston Churchill put it this way: A man can wear out a particular part of his mind by continually using it and tiring it…[and this tired part] ca...
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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Swatches (x10)

Here are swatches of 10 more shades in the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick range. I thought I had more to share but half of the ones I had set to swatch next were discontinued! (I even managed to swatch one I had recently swatched, sigh!) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks Gallery Options Products ...
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Melt Cosmetics Four Twenty Collection Swatches

The Melt Cosmetics Four Twenty Collection includes a new eyeshadow palette and two gel liners, which I’ve swatched for you in this post. The collection is available now through the brand, and the palette launches on the 17th at Sephora. Melt Cosmetics Four Twenty Collection Gallery Options Products ...
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12 Essential Style Pieces to Snag from J. Crew…While You Still Can

12 Essential Style Pieces to Snag from J. Crew…While You Still Can With the news that J. Crew has filed for bankruptcy, it may be only a matter of time until some of your favorites are no longer available. While bankruptcy in itself isn’t necessary the end of the road for the prep-friendly brand, it does signal that significant changes are ahead for one of our favorite stores, especially for the over-40 set. Whether a restructured J. Crew will thrive remains to be seen — the brand was in trouble...
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Yummy Smelling Body Oil

Heretofore, we’ve only known LaLicious as the company that made those yummy-smelling body butters and scrubs, Lalicious used to make a similarly yummy-scented body oil that’s made up of all natural... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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What Basic Skin Cream Should I Use?

So many women are looking for a basic moisturizer and so they ask what one they should use. I want to know what you’re using! Sometimes when I want to use something basic on my face, I use... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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How To Make a Secure and Reliable Family Budget

When you’re starting a family, it’s important that you have a firm grip on your cash, your personal finances, and your spending. Without a sound understanding of your spending habits and your obligations, you can find yourself in tricky financial straits in the future. As such, in the article below, you’ll learn some simple family budget tips to ensure you’re always running a financially stable household for the benefit of your whole family’s wellbeing. Incomings Do you have a stab...
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Tired of Amber Fragrances? Try These

Many amber fragrances rely on their richness to entice and enrapture. But it's that same quality which can sometimes turn them cloying and predictable. I embarked on a quest to revisit the amber accord and select a few scents which offer a refreshing perspective on a beloved perfume genre. The six detailed below vary greatly in sweetness and sillage, but – true to the amber category – offer lo... Read full article: Tired of Amber Fragrances? Try These from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Maga...
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Troika Juchten 4711: The Troika-Mail Is Running

The German citrus cologne Troika Juchten 4711 entered the perfume market in the 30s during the twentieth century. It was quite late - the times of the Russian troikas at the fastest Imperial Russian mail delivery and at the Shrovetide celebrations had long passed, and troikas were replaced by speedy cars, trains and airplanes. Still, it is cultural icon of Russia, and the name could be a hint of... Read full article: Troika Juchten 4711: The Troika-Mail Is Running from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
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Being Stimulant-Free

I like being 100% stimulant free – no coffee, caffeinated tea, chocolate, caffeinated soda, etc. This means no decaf either since decaf still contains some caffeine. I base this on lots of personal experimentation. I’ve gone some years of my life with no stimulants, and I’ve also gone for long stretches consuming coffee daily. The two modes of living are notably different. Caffeine tends to make me obsess more over trivialities and lose focus on big picture goals. I see this pattern in ...
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Habanita L'Esprit Molinard

A warm amber fragrance with a tobacco-leather shade, Habanita Molinard was created in 1921 to flavor cigars and cigarettes, hence the name, or so says a popular legend. The fragrance was made in the form of fragrant sachets to keep in cigarette cases and in liquid form to apply with a glass rod to a cigarette or cigar before smoking, which somewhat changed the smell of the smoke that wafted around... Read full article: Habanita L'Esprit Molinard from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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Staying Home: Episode 5 by The Pioneer Woman

There’s a new episode of “Staying Home” on today (Saturday morning!) It’s the fifth kid-shot episode, and three of my kids (plus my nephew) are behind the cameras!   When I say “cameras” I mean “iPhones!” It’s amazing what they can do these days.   I remember getting a Kodak Disk camera when I was in sixth or seventh grade, so I still have an old fashioned perspective on photography. Raise your hand if you had one!   Paige and Alex usually alternate filming with the main camera, which is the ...
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Charli XCX: ‘It’s weird yelling into a mic while my boyfriend does a puzzle’

She’s written hits for Lizzo and Rita Ora, plus a string of her own. Next up: an album she wrote with fans while on lockdown in LANineteen years post-Pop Idol, there is not much left to demystify about the way pop music is made. Fans follow the industry’s movements as obsessively as football supporters do the Premier League; songwriters and producers have their own followings. There are podcasts where artists explain a song’s path from genesis to completion. And yet, watching Charli XCX handwrit...
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Sydney Grace Peaches and Cream Blush Review & Swatches

Peaches and Cream Sydney Grace Peaches and Cream Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark coral with moderate, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had intense color coverage in a single layer, where a little went a long way, so I’d suggest using a lighter hand to make it easier to apply and blend out (it’s usually easier to build up than it is to sheer out, which was true here). The texture was soft, silky, an...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: Blowing Up the 3 B’s What are the metrics for a church’s success? For decades now, pastors have joked about the three B’s: bodies, buildings, and budgets.But what if the three B’s were never a great metric for understanding the health of a local church? Questions for Church Planters About Reopening Here are a few questions to ask before you reopen your church plants. What Theological Hills Should We Be Willing to Die On? How do we disting...
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What part of your skincare routine brings you the most joy?

It’s a toss up between removing makeup–satisfying to see it all come off, and there’s a sense of “ahh, clean!” afterward–and physical exfoliation for ultra-soft and smooth skin! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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‘It's our sanctuary’: gardens in lockdown, as seen by drone

Photographer Robert Ormerod uses his aerial camera to document how neighbours are finding solace in their green spaces. By Rhiannon Lucy CosslettRobert Ormerod had just moved house when lockdown began. “We lived in a flat before. We moved for a garden,” he says. “So when this kicked off, we couldn’t believe how lucky we were to have moved in time.”As with most photographers, his ability to work has been limited, so Ormerod hit upon the idea of shooting his Edinburgh neighbours in their gardens. ...
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Police Chases, Foreclosures and Access to Information

You must have access to complete information for success in your life. In life and business, many people will try to take advantage of your lack of pertinent information about a certain issue.... By Harrison Barnes
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Blind date: 'We were both eating on our beds'

Hazel, 33, motorsport journalist, London, and Charlie, 27, fire and rescue service community instructor, Greater ManchesterWhat were you hoping for?This could be the most awkward experience ever, but I am so into that. Continue reading...
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Dominique Ropion, Armani Privé, and a Change of Mind

  I have never been keen on fragrances by Dominique Ropion. As soon as I would hear his name, what instantly came to mind were either the sterile Invictus, that apotheosis of facelessness in modern perfumery, or the sweet La Vie Est Belle, a fragrance that cannot even be brought up in respectable circles. I would also think of mile long flanker names like Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L'Ho... Read full article: Dominique Ropion, Armani Privé, and a Change of Mind from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
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