Charlotte Tilbury Tan Airbrush Bronzer Review & Swatches

Tan (3) Charlotte Tilbury Tan (3) Airbrush Bronzer ($55.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a medium brown with moderate, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable color coverage that applied unevenly and was difficult to spread and diffuse without a heavy hand; it was easier to apply set-foundation or powdered bare skin, but the excessive amount of blending did result in foundation lifting a bit. The texture felt finely-...
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How Beauty Brands are Committing to Change + Next Steps

As brands have released statements over the last week, along with follow-up statements about where they’re positioned today and what steps they’re taking to commit to more equality and inclusivity as brands, I thought I’d share some ways I feel the beauty brands, and to some degrees, the community itself. I’m really looking forward to seeing if and how brands implement the changes they’re committing to in the next six-, 12-, and 18-months. I previously shared how the language of the beauty need...
Tags: UK, Mac, Beauty, Editorials, Marc Jacobs, Black, Sephora, Christine, Charlotte Tilbury, Sharon, Oreal, Clinique, Ulta, Anastasia, Natasha Denona, Colourpop

Exile and the Nation: Afshin Marashi

The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran By Afshin Marashi Connecting oft-disparate fields, this book explores the Zoroastrian diaspora living in India and its role in using antiquity to bolster twentieth-century Iranian nationalism. In the aftermath of the seventh-century Islamic conquest of Iran, Zoroastrians departed for India. Known as the Parsis, they slowly lost contact with their ancestral land until the nineteenth century, when steam-powered sea travel, the increas...
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Giorgio Armani Night Rose & Night Time Ecstasy Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

Night Time (102) Giorgio Armani Night Time (102) Ecstasy Lacquer ($38.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with moderate, warm undertones and a faint, white pearl strewn through a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it did not apply evenly due to the consistency thickening up unevenly, which resulted in patchy application of color and some product that sunk into my deeper lip lines. The texture felt light...
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Anya update!

Perfume PosseAnya update! It occurred to me I hadn’t updated y’all on Anya once we got her walking again in January.  That is Anya with her tiny little son as a puppy about a year ago – before the disk started blowing. It… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseAnya update!
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This Week in Dupes, Vol. 094

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between June 2nd and June 8th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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What techniques have helped to minimize temptation?

Awareness that I am tempted and of my shopping/consumption habits has gone a long way. Some stores/brands send out emails more than daily, and even daily can be aggressive, so I unsubscribe from any where I get tempted by so I don’t see the brand come up as often unless I’m specifically going... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Bass Solo by The Vagabond Prince Review Giveaway

Bass Solo was launched in 2016 as the fourth and latest fragrance so far by The Vagabond Prince. The first and, probably, the most popular one of the line is Enchanted Forest (2012). Bass Solo is my personal favorite, and since it has become available in the USA, I feel as though it deserves a proper introduction.       BASS SOLO perfumer: Bertrand Duchaufour saffron, ginger, lime, cardamom l... Read full article: Bass Solo by The Vagabond Prince Review Giveaway from Fragrantica Perfumes an...
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Apricot Vegan Cream Cheese Bruschetta

This was a lovely lunch we had. It would also be nice as party food, at a brunch, served as an appetizer, or even as a snack. Yield: about 20 rounds Ingredients: 1 sourdough baguette 1 cup vegan cream cheese 6 ripe organic apricots, cleaned and sliced 3 tablespoons sweet syrup (I made chamomile) handful sunflower seeds, toasted lemon balm and edible flowers as garnish Directions: Slice the baguette into 2 inch rounds. Toast the rounds on a grill or in the oven. Spread each round with cream ...
Tags: Appetizers, Vegans, Optionally, Apricot, Vegan Feta Spread Avocado, Apricot Vegan Cream Cheese Bruschetta, Vegan Cheese Sauce Bruschetta

Important Things To Know About After-Pregnancy Support Bands & Belts

New mothers deal with their post-pregnancy bodies differently. For some mothers, wearing an after-pregnancy belt is pretty common while for others it is an entirely new concept. Belly support band after pregnancy or after pregnancy shapewear items are intended to be worn around the abdomen to help support your body after childbirth. They are normally made of adjustable elastic materials that cover your middle from ribs to hips. You can buy after pregnancy belt online form various websites ...
Tags: Fashion, Pgp, Ross, Arndt, Ingrid Isabel Afterband, Laura Arndt, Physiotherapy Canada, International Journal of Gynaecology

Protecting Employees from Covid-19 through Connection

How can we protect people in the workplace so they don’t contract Covid-19? The Centers for Disease Control just released guidelines for offices that include temperature and symptom checks; encouraging employees who have Covid-19 symptoms or sick family members to stay home; prohibiting hand-shaking, hugs, and fist bumps; wearing face coverings; physical distancing of work stations (or separation by plastic shields); and eliminating seating in common areas. Will people follow-through and do thei...
Tags: Wellness, New York, Cdc, Boston, Careers, America, Costco, TCU, Gallup, Centers for Disease Control, Atul Gawande, Gawande, Connection Culture, Connection Culture Group, Yale New Haven Health System, Katharine P Stallard

Finding an Existential Second Wind

On usual occasions we make a practice of stopping an occupation as soon as we meet the first effective layer (so to call it) of fatigue. We have then walked, played, or worked ‘enough,’ so we desist. That amount of fatigue is an efficacious obstruction on this side of which our usual life is cast. But if an unusual necessity forces us to press onward, a surprising thing occurs. The fatigue gets worse up to a certain critical point, when gradually or suddenly it passes away, and we are fresher t...
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What Do People Claim After A Car Accident?

No one wants to be involved in a car accident. Which is why most of us abide by the rules of the road, drive defensively, stick to the speed limit and are always cautious? Sadly, even the most sensible of drivers can get caught up in car accidents, and they’re usually the fault of someone else. The injuries that you can sustain in a car accident can vary; however, it’s often the aftermath of the crash and subsequent injuries that cause the most upset. From time off work to rising medical bills...
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Sephora Points Can Be Exchanged For Donations To National Black Justice Coalition

Sephora Reward Points can now be exchanged for donations to the National Black Justice Coalition. For the month of June, you can head over to the Sephora Rewards Bazaar and exchange 500 points into a $10 donation, 1000 points into a $20, and 1500 into a $30 one. There’s a lot of feelings involved with this one. Some small part of my heart it saying that I don’t use my points anyway because let’s face it Sephora Reward Points are useless. They made some weak attempt at allowing us to redeem r...
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How To Always Look and Feel Your Best, No Matter What!

Now, more than ever, it is hard to look and feel your best. There are so many external and internal forces working against us. There are fewer reasons to look good because we are going out less and possibly fewer resources to help. There are also increases in anxiety and depression, which can make feeling good hard as well.  In order to look and feel your best, you need to take care of all the areas in your life that contribute to your well-being. Just focusing on one area is great if y...
Tags: Wellness, Fashion, Social Media, Mental Health, Emotional Health, Wellbeing, Self Care, Home Life, Look Your Best, Idebenone Neck Firming Cream

Suave Hand Sanitizer Is Here and More Are Coming

Guess who has a hand sanitizer? Suave! Yup, Suave Hand Sanitizer has hit the market. It’s now available at Target. And this my friends is how you can tell your grand kids someday how the evolution of hand sanitizer started. Because you know that if Suave is doing it we’re going to see everyone and their mama introducing their own formulas soon! I’m sure it’ll be all Baskin Robbins 100 flavor choices up in here soon. You know there’s some irony in the fact I stock pile Bath and Body Works ...
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ROI of Leadership Development – Adil Malia

Our dear friend Dr. Adil Malia writes I think this is one of the best ‘heart to heart’ chats I had till date on ‘People, Talent, Leadership & Transformation’. I believe that we should let Goodness be the overarching purpose, let Happiness be your goal and let Flourish be the mission of your enterprise. Full transcript: The post ROI of Leadership Development – Adil Malia appeared on Parsi Khabar.
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Self Care For Cancer Patients – How To Stay Strong This Summer

As a cancer patient, life will become harder than it was before. Cancer is a terrible disease that can ravage the body and mind, and many of us lose sleep, strength, and life because of it.  If you are a cancer patient this year, it is important to practice self care and stay healthy during this pandemic. We want to talk about how you can take better care of yourself this year and stay strong even during the most difficult times.  Use art to relax  Art can heal the soul,...
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Today I Listen, I Learn, I Commit To Doing Better

I think one of the biggest things that has come out of the Black Lives Matter movement is it taught me to listen more. I think in listening you can learn a lot more. There’s nothing wrong with just being silence for a few minutes to absorb what you are hearing around you. There’s a lot of information floating around for us to educate ourselves with. There’s so many ways we can listen, learn, and commit ourselves to being better humans. We’re still going to make mistakes because I haven’t y...
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Montale Parfums Oud Tobacco

  The Montale Paris collection presented another edition in which the oud leads the dance, this time an oriental dance with warm and soft aromas of tobacco. The bright red color of the metallic bottle combined with the gold details evokes spicy elements of the scent. The composition is based on a combination of oud and soft and velvety aromas of tobacco warmed by the balsamic heat of tonka bean... Read full article: Montale Parfums Oud Tobacco from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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Byram Jejeebhoy Passes Away

Noshir Dadrawala informs us that Byram Jejeebhoy passed away today. Noshir reminisces… He had contested the BPP elections in 2008 as a member of the Adult Franchise for Progress (AFP7) comprising eminent Parsis like Legal Luminary Mr. Nadir Modi, Director of Tata Memorial Hospital Dr. Katy Dinshaw, Managing Director of HDFC Mr. Keki Mistry, Media Baron, Muncherji Cama, former BPP trustee Mr. Maneck Engineer, Mr. Byram Jejeebhoy, tax expert Mr. Soli Dastur (he was added later and opted out). I t...
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L’Oreal True Match Eye Cream In A Concealer Promises to Conceal and Treat

L’Oreal True Match Eye Cream In A Concealer is a new concealer slash eye cream that’s launching for Summer 2020 shortly. This new hybrid formula acts to conceal pesky dark circles as it treats the delicate eye area providing moisture and acting to retain that moisture thanks to a formula that contains 0.5% pure hyaluronic acid. The is an intriguing formula that’s completely ruined b the ingredients it includes but as a concealer (and an eye cream) junkie it’s my responsibility to try it for you...
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Skin tight, with bite: lion-mauled jeans

Covid-19 takes no prisoners, and North Safari Sapporo in Japan’s northernmost prefecture is no exception. Scott Wilson reported for SoraNews 24 that mandatory shutdowns have forced the animal park to get creative, so the zoo  started a crowd funding campaign offering incentives such as earrings made from skin shed by their snakes and feathers dropped by their parrots, coasters gnawed by beaver, and for 70,000 yen ($639) a pair of distressed jeans that have been ripped, chewed and mauled by th...
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Maybelline Summer 2020 Arrives at Ulta Today

Maybelline Summer 2020 arrives today at (on sale buy 1, get 1 free) and I’m ever so thankful to see it available in a total collection versus the crappy timed released on Amazon. I mean, seriously, how annoying is when they release one product every few days on Amazon. I find it irritating for some reason. But you can snag it now at Ulta. I imagine it’ll slowly start trickling into stores as well too when and if stores are open in your area. It’s a pretty small collection with a ma...
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Fading Sweetness: A Parsi Story in Pakistan

The Beginning In the masterfully tucked away Dinshaw Avari colony in Karachi, Syrus Doctor spends every business day looking after a tiny and all-but-forgotten library towered over by the Tower of Silence, a unique structure used by Zoroastrians during funerals, next door. He is of short stature, a middle-aged man in a striped T-shirt, standing next to a golden dog that, considering the Parsi adoration of dogs, probably belongs to somebody in the colony. “It used to be active,” I detect a hi...
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Rocky Mountain Soap Company Hydrating Toner

I love this hydrating toner and I love that it comes in a spray bottle. This isn’t the full sized of course, but just a travel size of the Aloe and Frankincense Hydrating Toner from Rocky... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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20 Questions for Trump Supporters

Since this is a time of listening and opening dialogues, I thought it would be wise to learn more about Trump supporters and what their reasoning is for supporting him. Most Americans and vastly more people around the world currently disapprove of Trump and the job he’s doing (or not doing). But millions of people, including 88% of Republicans, still approve of him. I’m curious to know more about these people. Who are you, and why do you support him? If you currently support Trump and woul...
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Horizontal Striped Tops: Yay or Nay

Horizontal striped tees, knitted tops, and pullovers are a Modern Classic, although there are also trendy and fashion-forward versions to choose from every season. Fits vary from body-con and tailored, to fluid and oversized. There is a range of stripes, which can be broad or narrow, loud or subtle, tonal or high contrast, and neutral or non-neutral. Fabrics are usually knitted, although the occasional woven is available too. The collection below shows some good examples. Although most of my cl...
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Horizontal Striped Tops: Yea or Nay

Horizontal striped tees, knitted tops, and pullovers are a Modern Classic, although there are also trendy and fashion-forward versions to choose from every season. Fits vary from body-con and tailored, to fluid and oversized. There is a range of stripes, which can be broad or narrow, loud or subtle, tonal or high contrast, and neutral or non-neutral. Fabrics are usually knitted, although the occasional woven is available too. The collection below shows some good examples. Although most of my cl...
Tags: Fashion, Patterns

The Opportunity We Face Right Now

What a year. I remember the days when the impeachment in the States was the big news. Was that only last December? Since then we’ve had a pandemic and financial crisis. Add to that the unjust murder of George Floyd and other incidents of injustice and you have yourself a mess. And we’re not even halfway through the year. How should we respond to all of this? My Concern As I read social media, I see the danger of Christians becoming just another noisy advocacy group divided by our v...
Tags: Featured, Life, Church, States, Trump, Sayers, Christian Living, Mark Sayers, George Floyd

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