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Kosas Velvet Melon High Intensity Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

Velvet Melon (High Intensity) Kosas Velvet Melon (High Intensity) Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the “double the pigment” version that offers a deeper coral blush with a peachy highlighter. Both shades were deeper and more pigmented than the sheerer version of the duo. I didn’t have any issues applying either shade over bare skin or over foundation, though the blush was definitely deeper and pigmented enough that...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Sephora Nordstrom, Kosås, Velvet Melon High Intensity P Permanent, Caprylyl Glycol Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Velvet Melon High Intensity Blush PiP Permanent


Natasha Denona Palette 06 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Palette 06 Natasha Denona Palette 06 Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48.00 for 0.4 oz.) includes three more neutral shades with a pop of teal and blue. Unfortunately, three of the five shades were under-performing as they were drier and more powdery with two being sheerer as well. The two more intense shimmers had good pigmentation and applied much better. Palette 06 ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Koh Tao, Christine, Carmine, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Laura Mercier Rosegold, Temptalia, Colour Pop Taco LE


Do product samples encourage you to purchase the full-sized product?

I’m fortunate that I test products all the time, so since I’m working through full-sized products to test, I don’t often use sample packets/products. If a product is really interesting, I tend to purchase the full-sized version unless it’s something like fragrance where I’ll purchase the... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


Fenty Beauty Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick for Summer 2020

Release Date + About the Launch Slip into something a little more comfortable with Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick. Like your favorite pair of jeans, Slip Shine is the everyday staple you can’t live without—ultra-comfortable, perfect for day or play, and lowkey sexy without even trying. Clinically proven to lock in moisture, this lightweight, nourishing lipstick is infused with hydrating pomegranate oil ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Fenty Beauty, Year: 2020 Launches, Summer 2020, Fenty Beauty Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick, Goji Gang Rosey mauve Cookies Cocoa Cocoa


Estee Lauder Peerless, Truth Talking, Undefeated Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Peerless Estee Lauder Peerless Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had excellent pigmentation that applied evenly and comfortably across my lips as it did not drag or tug. The texture felt lightweight with enough slip to glide on but didn’t feel slippery while worn and smoothed out some of my lip lines. It lasted well for five hours ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Los Angeles, Chicago, Beauty, Lipstick, Estee Lauder, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sephora CA Sephora, MAC Brick Dust DC, Giorgio Armani Dolce


Thank you!

Today’s a pretty cool day — Emma Phipps for Allure profiled Temptalia (well, I guess me — I so often think in terms of “we” and hesitate to say “I” or “me”), which is certainly a milestone moment for anyone in the beauty industry given the long history of Allure in the space. At times, it was hard for me to believe those words were about me and what Temptalia has become in the community! I’m so taken aback by the comments I’ve received through social media today that ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Chit Chat, Temptalia, Emma Phipps


Label: a new layering concept from the creators of Angela Ciampagna

Renowned artisanal fragrance brand, Angela Ciampagna, have been around for almost ten years and have built up an admiring following with their beautifully crafted and evocative scents. Since 2011, the creators of the brand, Angela Ciampagna (the Nose behind the scents) and her partner, Enrico Maffei (production manager) have run the production house which manufactures not only the Angela Ciampagna... Read full article: Label: a new layering concept from the creators of Angela Ciampagna from Fra...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Angela Ciampagna, ANGELA CIAMPAGNA Read, Enrico Maffei


Happy Hour Zoom Workshop June 5

Perfume PosseHappy Hour Zoom Workshop June 5 Hi, March again.  Yesterday was fun, wasn’t it? While we stumble along, trying to figure out what the new normal is, or really any kind of normal at all, this invitation in this morning’s email caught my eye – a… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseHappy Hour Zoom Workshop June 5
Tags: Beauty, Perfume Reviews, LIVE Video Sniff


Marc Jacobs Taboo, Moonglow, French Tickler Enamored Lip Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

Taboo (310) Marc Jacobs Beauty Taboo (310) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium brown with soft, warm undertones and gold and copper pearl throughout. It had medium coverage, though it was actually described as “sheer,” that applied smoothly and evenly across my lips. The texture was lightweight, thicker and more like a cushion-y, gel-cream with light tackiness (enough to keep it in place but not fe...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Bailey, Pat McGrath, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Pigmentation, Becca Topaz, Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer, Olefin Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate, Sephora Neiman Marcus Bergdorf Goodman Sephora, Marc Jacobs Beauty Taboo, Marc Jacobs Beauty Moonglow


This Week in Dupes, Vol. 092

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between May 19th and May 25th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Dupe List


Perfumery and Fragrance Shopping in the Age Following Covid-19

With so much talk about life after the pandemic of Covid-19, numerous researchers, biologists, microbiologists, sociologists, and psychologists have analyzed everything under the sun: They told us about our changing work, our changing cities, our changing disposition towards one another. But what would this herald for our favorite hobby: collecting, wearing, and hopefully enjoying fragrances, be... Read full article: Perfumery and Fragrance Shopping in the Age Following Covid-19 from Fragrantic...
Tags: Fashion


Now's the Time to Rewatch Black Mirror's 'Striking Vipers'

Charlie Brooker was quite right when he said that now really isn’t the time for new episodes of Black Mirror. But the fact that so many of us are self-isolating at home in the midst of a pandemic that’s made it so we can’t physically touch one another makes now a particularly excellent time to go back and (re)watch…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Video Games, Sex, Streaming, Lgbtq, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Anthony Mackie, Sex Tech, Nicole Beharie, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Time to Rewatch Black Mirror


Quick, No One is Looking, Put These EOS Lip Balms On Your Cheeks

EOS Shea + Shade Color Tinted Lip Balms launched a few months ago and I forgot that I purchased two shades. There they were sitting in my beauty closet all lonely and stuff until I pulled them out this morning and was like, “OOooooo how did I forget about you?” After tearing them open I realized quickly this was going to turn into a Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Cheek Flush situation. I decided against using them on my mouth and instead I whipped out a fiber brush, dipped it into the lip balm...
Tags: Uncategorized, Beauty, EOS, EOS Shea Shade Color Tinted Lip Balms, Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Cheek Flush


Lithuania restaurants using mannequins at empty tables to model local designers’ fashions

Paging Mr. Mannequin, party of two. Mannequins are the latest must-have customer as the coronavirus pandemic has forced restaurants to institute social distancing practices and limit capacity. One of these creative solutions utilizes mannequins to make restaurants seem fuller. Most recently, restaurants in Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, have started to embrace the stiff trend — but...
Tags: Fashion, Lithuania, Vilnius Lithuania


Atkinsons Robinson Bear

  The new edition launching before the summer of 2020 within the Atkinsons niche line The Contemporary Collection is called  Robinson Bear. The perfume is partly dedicated to Daniel Defoe's famous novel "Robinson Crusoe", and the bear is both a symbol of this house and part of the brand's tradition. The Contemporary Collection was founded in 2014, after the license was taken over by Perfume ... Read full article: Atkinsons Robinson Bear from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, Fragrantica Perfumes, Atkinsons


Hydroxychloroquine Controversey for the treatment of COVID-19

The prospect of using hydroxychloroquine to treat persons affected with Covid-19 during this pandemic has sparked rancor and disagreement among politicians and scientists. What is Hydroxychloroquine? Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and its analog, chloroquine (CQ), are derived from quinine, which French chemists in 1820 isolated from the bark of the cinchona tree. In 1934, German scientists created the synthetic chloroquine an anti-malarial. Hydroxychloroquine is the less-toxic versi...
Tags: Life, India, Unilever, Health and Wellness, United States, Fda, Mumbai, Ny, Nih, Sjögren, Parsi, Fairleigh Dickinson University, ICMR, U S Department of Veterans Affairs VA, Surat Gujarat, Parsi Khabar


‘Freakonomics’ study offers simple strategy for making tough decisions

A recently published study asked people to make tough life choices by flipping a coin.The participants were making these decisions on the margin, meaning they couldn't determine which choice would be better.The results show that people who chose change over inaction self-reported being better off and happier after six months. What strategy do you use to make tough life decisions like whether to end a relationship, quit your job, or go back to school?Maybe you weigh the pros and cons. Maybe you ...
Tags: Life, Happiness, Economics, Innovation, University Of Chicago, Donald Duck, Personal Growth, Levin, Levitt, Decision-making, Steven Levitt, Review of Economics Studies


(Agent dressed as) Bigfoot spotted in California listing photos

The listing was up for four days before Coldwell Banker agent Daniel Oster added the Bigfoot photos, which drew more than 640,000 views on Zillow alone.
Tags: California, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Bigfoot, Agent, Zillow, Coldwell Banker, Select, News Brief, The New York Post, Daniel Oster


Dry Nipples? I Got You!

Remember all the good times we had when Sephora introduced Butt Sheet Masks? I readily admit to being absolutely obsessed with a good facial sheet masks but ass masks never did catch on with me. I dunno if my ass really needs masking ya know? Anyone feel that way? INC.redible thank you for making my beauty life so interesting as you took ass mask to a new level with the addition of boob masks. The new Hydrating Boob and Bum Sheet Mask Duo tackles both your ass and your boobs. This hydrati...
Tags: Beauty, Skincare, Sephora


5 Steps to Perfecting the Ultimate Body Care Routine At Home

Keeping your skin, hair and body fit, healthy and youthful is an ongoing process throughout your life. It cannot be stressed how important a set skin and body care routine is to keep your skin firm and silky. Ongoing aging without the right care can take a toll on your body and you can look incredibly aged without a good daily and weekly regime. If you currently do have a daily routine that you don’t feel is working, you could be missing out one or two simple steps. You could also just be ...
Tags: Fashion, Body, Beauty, Personal Care, Skin Care, Cleopatra, Skincare, Cbd, Hair Removal, Coffee Scrub, Body Scrub, Exfoliators, Exfoliating, Exfoliate, Self Tanning, Skin Care Products


Try a Mini Tarte Sea Hydrocealer Concealer Free or Snag One for $10 Bucks

If you spend $25 at sephora.com you can snag a free mini Tarte Sea Hydrocealer Concealer with code MUSTSEA. If you’re not up for spending that much you can snag a 0.03 oz in the entire shade range for $10. I mean, how cool is it all 30 shades are available in a deluxe size? I’m still in awe of brands doing this lately and can’t thank them enough for it. This is a relief because I was going to order a full-size from QVC but I cancelled the order because it was like two weeks and still hadn’t...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Qvc, Summer Collections 2020


Sephora Favorites Hello! Beauty Icons Set Arrives Today for $10 Bucks Plus 15% Off

Sephora Favorites Hello! Beauty Icons Set arrives today at sephora.com for $10 bucks. As you know the Sephora Play Box has been discontinued and it’s been replaced with two new non-subscription based boxes that will launched from time to time. The first box to launch was the Sephora Favorites LUXE Shelf-Love Collection which was a $25 luxury box but Sephora did promise there would be another non-luxury box available which would set back makeup lovers $10 to $15. That box is the Hello! Beauty...
Tags: Uncategorized, Beauty, Sephora, Viktor Rolf Flowerbomb, Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream, NARS Lipstick in Tolède, NUDESTIX Nudies Matte Blush Bronze in Sunkissed, People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser, Living Proof Restore Repair Hair Mask


Mon Evidence Yves Rocher Review

In the modern Pantheon of rose fragrances, Mon Evidence Yves Rocher takes the place of Cinderella: Its inexpensive and cute composition is far from the heavy luxury of the luxe or the atypical strange elegance of a niche, but it gets a lot of sympathy from the public. The fragrance received the Fragrance of the Year 2018 Award in Russia in the Life Style Femme category, as well as the Fifi Aw... Read full article: Mon Evidence Yves Rocher Review from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine....
Tags: Fashion, Russia, Yves Rocher, Fragrantica Perfumes, Yves Rocher Review, Mon Evidence Yves Rocher Review


Do You Use Apps To Shop Because I Know I Don’t

Ulta is currently offering 100 points on a first time purchase using their app and I’m all, “Keep the points!”. Do you use apps to shop online? The Sephora app? Ulta’s app? Everyone has one! On a rare occasion I purchase items from the Sephora app and the Amazon one but it’s pretty rare. I don’t like apps. Why? Because I find it difficult to navigate via an app. I find browsing Sephora, Ulta, Amazon, etc…easier on a desktop and faster. I can locate what I am looking for much faster on ...
Tags: Beauty, Ulta, Musings of the Day, Sephora Ulta Amazon


10 Makeup Picks To Get You In The Mood For Summer

Summer is around the corner but as far as I’m concerned Memorial Day pretty much means the start of Summer has kicked off. Already the weather is starting to get warm here in Gotham with mid-80s all week long. Ok, sure, I did have the AC on yesterday and the heat on this morning but baby steps people. Summer, of course, means new makeup! Considering makeup launches are done months and even years in advance I’m sure we’ll have plenty of new launches to drool over in the next few weeks. Here’s...
Tags: Gotham, Beauty, Sephora, Hourglass, Shiseido, Peter Thomas Roth, Summer Collections 2020, Sephora Trio Face Palette, Shiseido Crystal Gel Lip Gloss


Top 3 Summer Accessories You Need Right Now

This past weekend was the unofficial beginning of Summer, so it’s time to add to your warm-weather wardrobe! We all know how important accessories are, but adding a few key summer accessories to your closet for the warmer weather can really transform your summer outfits and make them feel season-appropriate. While trends come and go, there are a few standout styles this year that are great adds in the name of fashion. Here are 3 summer accessories that are must haves this year:  90’...
Tags: Fashion, Sunglasses, Gucci, Fendi, Summer Fashion, Summer Trends, Summer Outfits, Spring Fashion, Fashion Advice, Affordable Fashion, Summer Style, Strappy Sandals, Summer Accessories, Summer Sunglasses, MIRTA, Granny-style


A Man’s Guide to Brushes and Combs

I’ve never given much thought to the tool I use to style my mane. Brush? Comb? I just use the first thing I find in the bathroom. Sometimes it’s a brush. Sometimes a comb. Come to think of it, I can’t remember ever buying a brush or comb for myself. They’ve somehow always been around.  But as I was brushing my hair with the pink, pillowy brush I borrowed from Kate the other day, I got to thinking, “Should I really be using a brush right now or would it be better to use a comb?”  To answer ...
Tags: Life, Hair, Kate, Combs, Kansas City Mo, Bentonville AR, Thad, AOM, Style & Grooming, Thad Forrester, Springfield Columbia, Hudson Hawk Barber Shop, Hudson Hawk Barber Shop Thad, Diane Kent Denman


Ok, Who Asked for The E.L.F. Jelly Pop Collection To Come Back?

E.L.F. Jelly Pop Collection has returned for Summer 2020. It was a damn fun collection last year wasn’t it? The jelly formulas, the watermelon scent, the cool, refreshing texture, what’s not to love? I think it was a fun collection! I remember loving on the Jelly Pop Dew Primer! I actually really don’t need to see this return though….! I admit I’d love to see something new and fresh for Summer 2020 and not a rerun of a past collection. Can we get like a Peach Pop Collection? Or a lemon o...
Tags: New York, Beauty, Summer Collections 2020, Jelly Pop


Maybelline Never Did Give Us a Cushion Blush But The Face Shop Moisture Cushion Blush Is Available at Avon

Did you hear that Avon now carries a variety of K-Beauty brands? Even Belif is now a major star on Avon’s website! And since Summer is here allow me to introduce you to the Face Shop Moisture Cushion Blush because Maybelline never did get us a cushion blush. You know, I was waiting so patiently for Maybelline to launch a range of Cushion Blushes at some point or even L’Oreal. Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation launched in December 2016 followed by L’Oreal True Match Lumi ...
Tags: Japan, US, Beauty, Avon, Maybelline, Oreal, Asian Brands, Beauty Abroad, Korean Brands, Cushion Blush, Belif, The Face Shop, Face Shop Moisture Cushion Blush, L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, L'Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush, Face Shop Aura Color Control Cream Review


Sister of Steve Mnuchin sues potential buyers for deal fallout

Valerie Mnuchin claims her penthouse's potential buyers exploited the COVID-19 crisis to try and renegotiate the sale contract, which resulted in the co-op board rejecting the deal.
Tags: Co-op, Lawsuit, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Manhattan, New York Penthouse, Select, News Brief, The New York Post, Steve Mnuchin, Million Dollar Buyers, Valerie Mnuchin



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