Kosas Velvet Melon Color & Light Palette Review & Swatches

Velvet Melon Kosas Velvet Melon Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the sheerer version of the duo and featured a peachy blush with a peachy-beige highlighter. The highlighter appeared darker in the pan than applied–it definitely seemed a fair bit lighter in practice but some of the depth might be more apparent on someone of a very light skin tone. Both products applied well and delivered the pigmentation they were ma...
Tags: Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Kosas, Christine

Estee Lauder Immortal, LA Noir, Speak Out Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Immortal Estee Lauder Immortal Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark orange-red with strong, warm undertones and a natural sheen. The lipstick yielded good color coverage in a single stroke, which built up to full coverage with less than a second layer. The texture felt lightweight, lightly creamy without being too slippery, and adhered evenly to my lips and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. It st...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Estee Lauder, Tom, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Givenchy Corail Backstage, Sephora CA Sephora, Summer 2020, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom Neiman Marcus

Survey Says… May 27th, 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 cheek products this month? Favorite base products this month? Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Trend Alert: 7 Chic Pearl Accessories of the Moment

Trend Alert: 7 Chic Pearl Accessories of the Moment Pearl accessories may bring to mind visions of Lucille Ball, Charlotte York, or maybe your dear grandma Mary. Pearls, like so many other fashion trends, have adopted many personalities over the years — ranging from dowdy to classy to ultra trendy. I mean, if Harry Styles wears an accessory, you know it’s having a moment. Such is the new era of pearls. They’re hot. And these are definitely not your grandmother’s pearls. We’re going to level with...
Tags: Accessories, Fashion, Harry Styles, Betsey Johnson, Pearl Earrings, Pearl Necklace, Pearl Accessories, Pearl Headband, Lucille Ball Charlotte York

Three New Sun-Drenched Creations by GAS Bijoux

In 2006, the French jewelry brand GAS launched its first fragrance, Ensoleille-Moi. The scent revolved around the essence of a memory dear to the creator of the brand, André Gas, "that of the skin of the women of Saint-Tropez after a day spent at the beach, under the sun of the 70s." This is indeed where the history of Gas began, when the founder sold his creations in Pampelone on the road to the... Read full article: Three New Sun-Drenched Creations by GAS Bijoux from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
Tags: Fashion, Gas, Saint Tropez, Fragrantica Perfumes, Pampelone

10 New Beauty Picks Available Now at Ulta

When is that 20% Off from Ulta gonna hit my inbox? Ulta made an announcement a few weeks ago they were delaying the 20% off they typically send out for Spring which makes sense as many people aren’t really concentrating on adding new beauty or makeup to their arsenal at the moment. But I still get questions daily about when it might pop and I honestly haven’t a clue. But hey, while we wait we can explore some new beauty picks from Ulta and pop them into our cart for when that 20% off does hit ...
Tags: Beauty, Kiko, Ulta, New in Beauty, Alterna, Galifornia Blush, Tuscany Alterna, Pacifica High Vibration Natural Perfume Pacifica, Ulta Too Cheeky Lip Cheek Color Stick, Peter Thomas Roth De Spot Peter Thomas Roth

Quarantine Marriage Proposals That Will Blow Your Mind Away

With the coronavirus pandemic taking a toll on our lives, a lot of weddings have been postponed and proposals delayed. People who already found the perfect ring for their partners have to wait for the better times to pop up the question. But why? We can change the way this situation is treating us. Why let the virus stop us from experiencing love and asking our partners to marry us?  Love has always found a way to prevail, and no matter the circumstances, it always will. So, to he...
Tags: Fashion, Marriage, Paris, Marriage Proposal, Eiffel Tower, John Legend, Engagement, Engagement Rings, Proposal, Chris Crane, Weddings & Parties, Marriage Advice, Kristen Dejong

How To Give Your Home a Fresh Mid-Century Modern Look

Open any interior design magazine (or website), and you will notice that much of the trending interior design concepts of homes and furniture resemble the mid-century modern aesthetics. Styles in interior design, as much as in fashion, are cyclical, so the best ones are enthusiastically endorsed to come back. However, the return of the old trend usually has a new twist to it. That said, mid-century modern design is making a remarkable comeback nowadays, and it’s for a good reason. The desi...
Tags: Fashion, Bar Lounge

Biglaw Associates Billing $1,000 Per Hour

Biglaw associates are being billed out at over $1,000 an hour at some law firms. If you thought that $1,000 per hour lawyers were just in the partnership ranks, you should promptly disabuse yourself of such foolish notions. What’s more, is that even more junior law firm associates are billing at well over $500 per hour. Will Covid-induced company cost-cutting lead to law departments negotiating more favorable rates from their outside counsel? Or will law departments look to save by hiring experi...
Tags: Law, Careers, Law Firms, Being a Lawyer, Law Department Management, Kirkland Ellis, Weil Gotshal Manges, Biglaw Associates Billing

Want Tom Brady's old car? QB is selling tricked-out Cadillac Escalade

Tom Brady continues to part with the vestiges of his old life. Next up on his list? His 2017 custom Cadillac Escalade.
Tags: News, Lifestyle, Tom Brady, Cadillac Escalade

Relax and Cool Off At Home with Refreshing Nana Mint Iced Tea

What better way to welcome this warmer weather and the unofficial beginning of summer than to kick back and relax with a refreshing glass of iced tea? It’s time to switch from coffee to tea. Don’t just go for any tea though, try making some delicious Wissotzky Nana Mint tea! We’ve got a delicious recipe for nana mint black iced tea with a delicious twist of lemon to it! Check out the recipe below, if you dare! Print Nana Mint Iced Simply Black Tea Half & Half S...
Tags: Fashion, Recipes, Mediterranean, Don, Nana, Iced Tea, Nana Mint, Wissotzky, Wissotzky Nana, Nana Mint Black Tea, Nana Mint Simply Black, Nana Mint Simply Black TeaSpindrift, Nana Tea

Misaligned Relationships, Rejection, Guilt, and Betrayal

One of my readers recently asked: How do you stay connected to loved ones who aren’t on a journey of curiosity and growth? I’ll frame this more generally by addressing these question too: How do you maintain relationships with incompatible people who expect you to stay connected?How do you manage shifting relationships while on a journey of growth?How do you deal with feelings of guilt arising from letting go of incompatible people? To answer the first question, my answer is pretty simp...
Tags: Instagram, Relationships, Careers, Values, Emotions, Steve, Google Adsense, Erin, Don, Social Norms

Visee is Over Here Bringing Back Glossy Lips for Summer But We Can’t Enjoy Them

Japan and shiny lipsticks go together like peanut butter and jelly! I’ve been personally on a quest to rid the makeup world of matte lipsticks for years now. I think I’m slowly succeeding as we’ve had some solid shiny lipstick offerings lately haven’t we like Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick and L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Glossy Lipstick. Shiny lipsticks aside it looks like shiny lipglosses are back and there’s some irony here. How the hell can we enjoy a super shiny lip...
Tags: Japan, Beauty, Asian Brands, Beauty Abroad, Japanese Brands, Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick Review, Visee, Shiseido Crystal Gel Lip Gloss, Oreal Colour Riche Shine Glossy Lipstick Shiny

3 Sleep Supplements For Proven Better Night’s Rest

If you’re anything like me, you sometimes find yourself up late at night replaying parts of the day through your head. It can make it tremendously difficult to fall asleep! I’ve been working on optimizing my bedtime routine, and make sure I: Avoid electronic devices after 8pm (keep your phone out of the bedroom!)Eat an earlier dinner, so I have plenty of time to digestListen to a Calm “bedtime story” if I’m having trouble clearing my mind Sometimes this just isn’t enough though – thi...
Tags: Fashion, Sleeping, Sleep Routine, Health & Fitness, Lavender, Melatonin, Sleep Problems, Sleep Habits, Home Life, Chamomile, Mattress, Sleep Solutions, Sleep Remedies, Sleep Supplements

I Kind Of Miss That Aggressive Bath & Body Works Experience

Hey you guys! I sort of missing going into Bath & Body Works. You know me I’m a chronic complainer about shopping Bath & Body Works and Lush in store because sometimes you get thee most aggressive sales people ever. Lush is notoriously bad lately. I went around the Holidays and it was so crazy I had to race out without buying anything. I don’t typically like the Lush in store experience anyway! The idea of people touching bath bombs, soap, etc…picking it up to sniff it, putting it back, i...
Tags: Florida, UK, Kentucky, Beauty, Don, Musings of the Day, Body Works, Daniel Zovatto, Sebastian Chacon, Penny Dreadful City Of Angels

Grasse: The Way of the Rose

Photo: Rémy Foltête, Clos de Callian Right now in the South of France, Provence rose (rose de mai), aka rose centifolia, is in full bloom, being dutifully harvested. It is a very famous flower; basically the symbol of that cradle of modern perfumery. The absolute of Grasse rose that costs more than gold is born here thanks to the fertile soil, sunshine, farmers, seasonal workers, and mo... Read full article: Grasse: The Way of the Rose from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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Peachy Makeup Picks for Summer

Technically peach season isn’t until August but I’ve been rotating my stash lately and peach, as always, plays a very important part in my Summer looks. If I’m honest peach is just my jam anytime of the year. I love the shade. Corals, oranges, and peaches just hit my tone just right! Something about golds and peaches just do it for me. Summer is coming though! Time to get out all your favorite peach blushes, peach eyeshadows, and peach lipsticks and go to town. Here’s some great peachy makeu...
Tags: Time, Beauty, Tony Moly, Banila Co, Lano, Skinfood, Holika Holika, Summer Collections 2020, Banilia Co, Twinkle Orange, Tasty Peach Liquid Lipsticks, Makeup Revolution Tony Moly Peach Foam Cleanser, Hask Rose Oil Peach Shampoo, Lano Peach, Yum BH Cosmetics Vanilla Peach Truffle Truffles

Armand Basi Scent Of Kiss My Heart

  A year after the first edition Scent of Kiss, under the license of Angelini Beauty, the Spanish brand  Armand Basi continues the journey revolving around the kiss with the newest creation, SCENT OF KISS MY HEART. As the brand explains, "Armand Basi launches the scent of likes: That is, the type of digital kiss that Generations Y and Z (respectively 21-25 years and 16-20 years) continuously ... Read full article: Armand Basi Scent Of Kiss My Heart from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazi...
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Issey Miyake Nuit d'Issey Polaris

  The Nuit d'Issey line by the Issey Miyake (Shiseido) house, gets one more version in May 2020, a masculine fragrance called Nuit d'Issey Polaris. After the previous excellent creations Nuit d'Issey and Nuit d'Issey Parfum, Nuit d'Issey Pulse Of The Night and Nuit d'Issey Noir Argent, the newest Polaris arrives on the market, which plays with our senses in a new way by blending notes of lea... Read full article: Issey Miyake Nuit d'Issey Polaris from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine...
Tags: Fashion, Polaris, Fragrantica Perfumes, Nuit, Issey Miyake Nuit, Issey Miyake Shiseido, Issey Parfum Nuit

Sydney Grace Bronzed Radiance Loose Highlighter Review & Swatches

Bronzed Radiance Sydney Grace Bronzed Radiance Loose Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark copper with moderate, warm orange undertones and warmer, golden shimmer and micro-sparkle. It had an intense glow–both metallic but also more sparkly and visibly shimmery–with rich color coverage in a single layer. The loose format does make it easy to pick up quite a bit of product, but you definitely don’t need much for f...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Mimi LE, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Application 88 Total Quick Shop, Lauroyl Lysine Carnauba Mica Mica, Hexylene Glycol Bronzed Radiance P Permanent

Are there any areas of your collection you’re trying to minimize? Which ones?

All and none, LOL! I keep a lot less than I ever did in the past, and I’m trying to stay that course. It’s become more and more unnecessary to keep past products (better, more consistent photography on my end but less mega-hits that need to be kept to compare in the future). — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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How to Keep Your Employees Stress-Free At Home

  In response to the global pandemic, businesses everywhere have implemented new temporary working policies, causing their employees to either work remotely or from home for the time being. And while this unusual adjustment hasn’t been too impactful on some employees, others are struggling to remain positive and productive in their workplace at home.   Whether they’re living in a tight space or are juggling other responsibilities like homeschooling their children, there’s no denying how difficu...
Tags: Careers, Human Resources, Employee Issues, TeleHealth Services, COVID

We are Zoroastrians: Chaiye Hame Zarthoshti English Version

In 2016 the FEZANA Annual General Meeting was hosted by the Zoroastrian Association of Michigan in Detroit, USA. At the Gala Event, one of the most interesting events was the rendition of the song Chaiye Hame Zarathoshti in a fully new english version. Titled We are Zoroastrians, the song was performed by young children of ZAOM who also played the musical instruments for the accompaniment. Anahita Kavarana who produced and directed that 2016 endeavor; then updated the version of the song in rec...
Tags: Music, Life, Detroit USA, Zoroastrian Association of Michigan, Chaiye Hame Zarathoshti, Anahita Kavarana

Wieso Expert*innen davon abraten, sich während der Periode die Haare zu färben

Wenn du jemals während deiner Periode beim Waxing oder beim Augenbrauenzupfen warst, hast du bestimmt schon mal das Gefühl gehabt, diese Sitzungen waren schmerzhafter als sonst. Und ich kann dir sagen: Du hast dir die Schmerzen nicht eingebildet. Es ist nämlich sogar wissenschaftlich bewiesen, dass die Haarentfernung während der Regelblutung als schmerzhafter empfunden wird. Bei einer im European Journal of Pain veröffentlichten Studie wurde herausgefunden, dass das kognitive Schmerzempfind...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Braun, Hari, Kopf, PACO, Farbe, Mittel, Stelle, Bitte, Francesca Dixon, Haare, Chemikalien, Radiosender Metro, Haarcoloristin Sophia Hilton, Kopfhautreizungen

Summer to go: 17 gelbe Kleider, die deine Stimmung sofort aufhellen werden

Sommer heißt Picknick im Park, Weißwein schlürfen auf dem Balkon, grillen im Garten, Sonne tanken am Badesee, spazieren im Wald... Und das alles am liebsten zusammen mit allen Freund*innen. Aber dank Social Distancing und Co. werden deine Aktivitäten an der frischen Luft in diesem Jahr wahrscheinlich ein bisschen anders aussehen als früher. Statt rotem Lippenstift wirst du beim Coffee-Date mit der BFF eine Maske tragen, statt sie herzlich zu umarmen, wirst du ihr awkward von weitem zuwinken. Die...
Tags: Post, Fashion, Music, Nike, Asos, Luft, Bett, Sommer, Taschen, Freund, Leinen, Mia Moretti, Linie, Maske, Jane Wayne, Sarah Feingold

Podcast #614: Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

When most of us run into obstacles with how we think and approach the world — whether in terms of dealing with mental health issues like depression and anxiety or simply making progress with our relationships and work, we typically try to focus in on solving the perceived problem, or we run away from it. In either case, instead of feeling better, we feel more stuck. My guest today says we need to free ourselves from these instincts and our default mental programming and learn to just sit with...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Emotions, Steven, A Man's Life, Steven Hayes

Wie oft solltest du Pyjamas & Jogginghosen wirklich wechseln?

Es ist oft so schon schwer, morgens das Bett zu verlassen. Aber seit Beginn der globalen Pandemie gibt es nochmal wesentlich mehr Tage, an denen du am liebsten die ganze Zeit in deinem warmen Bett liegen bleiben willst. Und was würde denn schon dagegen sprechen? Das ist eben der gemütlichste Ort in deiner Wohnung. Und solange du im Bett bist, musst du auch nicht deinen kuscheligen Pyjama ausziehen – denn du wirst ja irgendwann sowieso wieder schlafen. Doch so schön es auch ist, den gan...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Bett, Sinn, Wie, Laken, American Cleaning Institute ACI, Tage, Ort, Kleidung, Waschmaschine, Empfehlungen Wie, Kuschelkleidung, Kleine Anmerkung, Auch Morgen

One Thought over Another

So then... This Circle of Green, maybe I could also call it Life . Just talking... Your browser does not support the audio element. link to audio if you see no player above.
Tags: Crafts, Life, Alignment, Imperfection, Layers, Form, Quilt Stories, Sympathetic Evolution, Design Planning, Cloth is like a world, Doodles And Drawings (joodlehill, Vibrating Outward, Dream/thought Catching, HUNKER DOWN, Large Cloth 2020, Loose Thoughts 2020

Evan Healy Rosehip Treatment Facial Serum ROSE

Rosehip oil is a great oil for all kinds of skin, but I will say that it’s a little heavier than squalane oil and some other oils out there. Rosehip is high in antioxidants so it does help skin... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Sephora Cash Rewards Are Active

My ranting post was heard and Sephora Cash Rewards are now active at Sephora has revised a lot of their Beauty Insider Benefits for 2020 as you may know and one of the main revisions is the option to redeem points for cash rewards. However, news of this broke months ago but you weren’t able to actually redeem your points for rewards until just now! As of now, at check out, you’ll be asked if you’d like to redeem 500 points for $10 off your purchase. This offer can be used in con...
Tags: Uncategorized, Beauty, Sephora, Ulta, Reward Bazaar, Ulta Reward Points, PointsSephora Holiday Hooray Gift Cards

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