Kosas Helios High Intensity Color and Light Palette Review & Swatches

Helios (High Intensity) Kosas Helios (High Intensity) Color and Light Palette ($34.00 for 0.32 oz.) is the more pigmented version of the duo, which includes a bright, orange blush paired with a golden copper highlighter. Both shades delivered on being “double” the pigment of the lower intensity duo; they were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with and lasted well on my skin.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on gene...
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16 x Coloured Raine Eyeshadow Quad Ideas

Coloured Raine Eyeshadows ($6.99 for 0.06 oz.) are sold primarily as singles across both mattes and shimmers, though most of the shimmers are fairly metallic. I’d love to see the single range expanded, as I found myself wanting more to choose from to put together a better array of “quads” of colors. You can find swatches of all the singles that are sold individually (presently) here. Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published in January 2019, but I had a few r...
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The Best of Navitus Parfums

  Last month we introduced you to the perfumes within the Navitus Parfums line of fragrances. There are eleven of them in total, created by perfumers Christian Carbonnel, Jorge Lee, and Bertrand Duchaufour. The fragrance line is curated by artistic director and YouTube perfume reviewer Steven Gavrielatos (of Redolessence.) All the fragrances bear a Latin name and a kind of “zest for life” ... Read full article: The Best of Navitus Parfums from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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4 Reasons Companionship Care Can Benefit Your Family

Loneliness is something that can impact anyone. Keep in mind that loneliness can have different meanings. For example, one may define loneliness as being physically alone, like in a state of solitude, and another may describe it as a state of mind. This complex and unique condition is different to every individual. But the general description is that loneliness is a feeling of emptiness and unwantedness that comes from a lack of human contact, which effects the mind as it naturally craves ...
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Sexy Street Style Prisma Illya Goods a Top Tier Otaku Necessity

Commemorating the new upcoming movie for magical girl spinoff series Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya, a popup store in Shibuya is planning to hawk numerous savory goods that collectors will ravenously desire as they depict the three main girls of the series in sexy street wear. Most the goods will focus on the show’s three main […]
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The LBD of fragrance has arrived

Kyle Gordon Leave it to Guerlain to create the Little Black Dress of fragrances, literally. I had the honours of attending the launch event a few months back. I, like the rest of the media, patiently... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Must-Read (and View) on Today's Conflicted World

A blueprint to actually fix America's police. In this article by a professor of law, a former deputy chief of police and a criminology professor, the three argue very intelligently that we know what to do to stop police violence, but there's not the will to do it. How the world can avoid screwing up the response to the next covid-19 again. Begley and Branswell, two of our very best science writers, lay out a highly useful and informative strategy to avoid getting ...
Tags: Decision Making, Politics, Careers, America, Harvard, Atlantic, Ethics, Current Affairs, Derek Thompson, Trump, Orlando Patterson, Begley, Mattis, James Mattis

Roger Gallet Les Eaux Fraiches Pailletes: Fleur de Figuier Edition Or and Gingembre Rouge Edition Or

  For this summer, the French company Roger Gallet has prepared two limited editions, the house's bestsellers in new bottles of sunrise and sunset colors with a shimmer that leaves a golden glow on the skin. The famous fragrances of Fleur de Figuier and Gingembre Rouge have truly exceptional compositions, bright, aromatic and masterfully nuanced, focussing on ginger and fig as the leading ingre... Read full article: Roger Gallet Les Eaux Fraiches Pailletes: Fleur de Figuier Edition Or and G...
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Test highlights on BBC2 (and iPlayer) – but no more Geoffrey Boycott on Test Match Special

As reported back in 2017, the BBC are going to be showing the Test highlights this summer, not Channel 5. They’ll be covering the one-dayers too. The news feels kind of irrelevant at the minute, but actually England v West Indies is due to go ahead from July 8. It looks like the show will go out at 7pm on BBC2. We presume it’ll be on the iPlayer too – which is good because the Beeb tend to upload their digital content pretty rapidly. Channel 5’s Test highlights show was great, but th...
Tags: England, Sex, Bbc, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan, West Indies, Geoffrey Boycott, Beeb, Carlos Brathwaite, Geoff Boycott, Isa Guha, Cricket media

Socially Dominant Narratives

Probably because of my past, I tend to be suspicious of socially dominant narratives. When I see popular stories telling me how life is or how it’s supposed to be, I often question them. I’m sure this is because I’ve been badly duped by such narratives before. Being raised inside a religion was a real ringer, and it took a serious effort to escape that bubble of falsehoods. Then there were false beliefs about how the world of business is supposed to work (not the same as how it actually does ...
Tags: Careers, Values, Emotions, Truth, Sin City, Vegas, Steve, Vegas Strip, Doms

How has your involvement in the beauty community impacted your confidence?

On the whole, more confident over time, and part of that was just growing up, getting older, doing more adult things and experiencing more. When I first started, it made me more confident but then decreased confidence as I became more reliant on how I looked with makeup (especially foundation). — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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How to Keep your Remote Workforce Motivated

With more businesses than ever working remotely during this time, human resources and management teams are facing new challenges to keep their employees happy and motivated. While there are undoubtedly many advantages to working from home or remotely, managing employees who telecommute can be difficult, especially for those experiencing it for the first time. At its core, creating trust, fostering open communication, and focusing on building personal connections are necessary for collaborative ...
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Giorgio Armani Vintage & Amber Ecstasy Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

Vintage (500) Giorgio Armani Vintage (500) Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a medium copper-orange with warm undertones and flecks of gold and pink shimmer throughout. It had more medium coverage, which could be built up with a second layer to have more semi-opaque coverage if desired, but I felt like the product was most comfortable to wear with just one layer. The color applied fairly evenly, but it wasn’t the most impress...
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"It is a truth that may be hard to imagine in a world devastated by illness and economic insecurity, riven by racism and unrest, but we will get dressed again."

"Dressed not for the anonymity of the hospital or the essential work force, the heat and heartbreak of the protest, the anomie of the supermarket or the park, but for the next stage catharsis. Capital D Dressed. It is both history and human nature."Writes Vanessa Friedman in the NYT.That offended me a little. I understand she's feeling the pressure to get back to big fashion — very expensive clothes and gala dress-up events — but that doesn't mean that these other things we do while wearing clot...
Tags: Psychology, Fashion, Shopping, Law, Commerce, Vanessa Friedman, Friedman, Ann Althouse

Complexion Still has Room for Improvement

First and foremost, consistency is really key in determining whether a brand understands the need for diversity or is only doing it because it gets them marketing points. A brand’s product offerings should address the needs of a diverse community across all of its products, not just foundation or concealer (I feel like we’re starting to see improvement in getting deeper bronzers, but it is slow-going). The bar is pretty low, so something might be better than nothing, but for all those brands who...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Editorials, Sephora, Christine, Maybelline, Oreal, Ulta, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Violet Grey, Retailer Violet Grey, MAC Face Body MAC, Giorgio Armani s Power Fabric Foundation, YSL s Touche Eclat Concealer, Silk Foundation, Photo Focus Dewy Foundation

I miss my mum's Nigerian cooking. Can she teach me over Zoom?

I’m a professional food critic, with a blind spot when it comes to the food I grew up with. Can I recreate Mum’s jollof rice and puff-puffs?‘Well, let me see it then,” says my mother from the screen, her iPhone camera set to the trademark lockdown angle that means I’ve never been better acquainted with a specific patch of her living room ceiling. A little fearfully, reaching over a saucepan of bubbling oil, I do as I’m told: stick a spoon in the dense batter I’ve mixed to make my first ever West...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: One White Person’s Prayer in Response to George Floyd I’m not qualified to speak to all of the changes that need to take place in our society if we are to deal with racism and take Jesus’ command seriously to love our neighbor. But I offer up the following as a sample prayer that I hope will guide our family’s response in the days to come. Speaking My Blackness It’s horrifying to realize that it took a viral broadcast of a man’s murder to wake ...
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10 Ways to Pair Pat McGrath Divine Rose & Divine Rose II Together

As readers have started to receive their Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Palettes, and with how popular the original Divine Rose has been, I thought that I’d share some pairing ideas using both palettes. It also launched early at Sephora (was supposed to be 6/15). From playing with both palettes, they really do play off each other well and give you a greater range of warmer, softer, darker, and cooler looks. As always, you don’t NEED the palette to get inspired and play ...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Rose, Christine, Pat McGrath, Makeup Look Inspiration, Makeup Look Ideas, Sable Bronze Xtreme, Pat McGrath Divine Rose, Pair Pat McGrath, Divine Rose Duality, Save Divine Rose Duality, Sable Bronze Xtreme Mahogany Naked Blush

Charlotte Tilbury Medium Airbrush Bronzer Review & Swatches

Medium (2) Charlotte Tilbury Medium (2) Airbrush Bronzer ($55.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a very light brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage. It was extremely matte… like looked almost powdery/dry matte when applied to my skin, which was more “normal” than dry or oily when I tried and tested this product. It seemed to accentuate my skin texture, especially when I smiled–it ma...
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Never Measure Yourself against Perfection

Use your past, rather than some unattainable ideal, as the yardstick for measuring progress in your life and career. The most successful people are also often the most unhappy, because they measure... By Harrison Barnes
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