Why Lye? How Is Lye Used In Skincare?

What Is Sodium Hydroxide? Sodium hydroxide is a highly alkaline ingredient that is used in small amounts in cosmetics and skincare products to establish and hold the pH of a product. Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye or caustic soda, is a white solid compound that is used for its basic or...
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5 Things You Need To Look Good And Ride Safely On A Motorcycle

Do you ride a motorcycle? More women than ever before are hitting the open road and enjoying the freedom and style that comes with riding a motorcycle. It’s a great way to get from A to B or taking a motorcycle road trip! No matter where you go, riding a motorcycle gives you a sense of independence, it’s a great hobby and it’s also a wonderful way to meet fellow biker-moms! If you’ve only recently passed your motorcycle test, you may be wondering what to wear. Of course, you must take s...
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Tips to Grow Your Cookie Business

Now that you have set up your cookie business, the next hurdle will be how to get customers. Marketing can be the deal maker or breaker, and that’s why you should carefully prepare a marketing strategy. In this article, find some helpful tips to help you grow your cookie business. Branding You should get your branding right if you want to create a memorable impression. The first thing you need to do is to brand your cookie store, and here, cookie-branded wallpaper for walls is the best option ...
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Four Reasons Benzyl Alcohol Is In So Many Products

What Is Benzyl Alcohol? Benzyl alcohol is an ingredient that is used in cosmetics and skincare products to improve the scent, texture, and to increase the longevity of a formulation.  Benzyl alcohol is a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant aromatic scent. It is produced naturally by many plants...
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Why Is Linalool Used In Skincare?

What Is Linalool? Linalool is a naturally derived ingredient from essential oils that is used in skincare and cosmetic formulations to improve the scent. Linalool is generally associated with lavender however, over 200 plants produce linalool and it can also be found in citrus, mint, rosewood, and...
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Glyceryl Stearate

What Is Glyceryl Stearate? Glyceryl stearate is a naturally derived fatty acid that is used as a thickener and emollient in various cosmetics and skincare products. While the main function of glyceryl stearate is to improve the texture and sensory feel of skincare products it also helps to hydrate...
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Steampunk Perfume: Come, Come. The Engineer Awaits...

  “We all have our time machines, don’t we? Those that carry us back are memories. And those that carry us forward are dreams.” - H.G. Wells Steam... what? If that was your first reaction, you’re not alone. Although ‘steampunk’ first appeared on the scene as a word as far back as 1987, and the worlds it captures found in novels of the early 1900s, it has largely still remained a sub... Read full article: Steampunk Perfume: Come, Come. The Engineer Awaits... from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colog...
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Too Much Information Kills Information!

Fragrance is by its very nature transient and ephemeral; the continuing quest for digitalized experiences of olfactory nature is the last frontier in our collective civilization of sharing. Social media have expanded on our collective need for word of mouth, and fragrance companies have cottoned up to that fact pretty quickly. In an increasingly demanding environment, both from digital content c... Read full article: Too Much Information Kills Information! from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes...
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The California Zoroastrian Center (CZC) a member association of Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA) informs us of a new initiative: We are happy to introduce the ZConnectOnline website which is sponsored by the California Zoroastrian Center and was made possible by young  volunteers from our community. ZConnectOnline connects Zoroastrians all around the world. Whether for personal friendships, business opportunities, relationships, or any other type o...
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Link Love: The Challenges of Plus-Size Shopping

Refinery29 asks: “Why Is Shopping For Vintage Plus-Size Clothing So Hard?“ “Shopping When You’re Plus-Size Isn’t Therapeutic, Just Ask Plus-Size Women.“ This was also an interesting read: “For Fashion To Be Truly Inclusive, There Needs To Be Plus-Size Education.”: “But the key to a size-inclusive future is not only through demanding change from pre-existing brands. Rather, it is through preparing the next generation of game-changers to be inclusive from the start, while they are still in school....
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1980s-style banana hair clips are making a comeback

Note to nostalgia hounds: The banana clip is back. Fashionistas and hypebeasts have tunneled their way through early aughts and ’90s fashion trends over the past few years— think low-rise jeans, Paul Frank tees and platform slides. But now they’re starting to borrow from an earlier era: the 1980s. Shoulder pads, acid-wash denim — as...
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This ‘ramen’ face mask is designed to embrace glasses fogging up

A Japanese artist designed a "ramen mask" so his glasses stop fogging up because of his face mask.
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Stabbing of property manager tied to tenant’s eviction at luxury tower

A double stabbing in Seattle that left one dead and another seriously injured may be connected to a property manager's attempt to evict a tenant Wednesday.
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Forget rooftop pools and private yoga rooms — the most important new luxury home amenity is a state-of-the-art air filtration system

d3sign/Getty Images Real estate agents in California have seen a surge of requests from clients for homes that come with high-quality air filtration, reports The Los Angeles Times' Sean Dean. California has been battling historic wildfires that have severely worsened air quality.  The country also continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, and as people are spending more time in their homes, the wealthy want to ensure that the air inside is as clean as it can be. Visit Business Insider...
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It’s Immune Boosting Season! Our Top Tips For Staying Healthy

Realistically, to be well-rounded and healthy individuals we should be taking the steps needed to boost our immune system all year round. In fact, with the current pandemic that’s still causing havoc, there should be more of an emphasis on boosting your immune system. If you’ve noticed, that’s something the higher ranking officials around the world aren’t doing. Instead of spreading self-care tips and ways of boosting your immune system, you might feel as though they’re spreading bad news ...
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Milan fashion week: Everyone was invited to Prada’s show

Fashion's newest It couple just debuted their first collection under a very famous — and familiar — label.
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Nest Pumpkin Chai Candle

You’ll never catch me drinking a pumpkin spice latte (way to sweet for someone who drinks their coffee black) but I’m a huge fan of these Nest Pumpkin Chai Candles. 3 wicks means that the... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Staple from the French Pharmacy

I don’t know who needs to hear this but Micellar water is not a face cleanser. It’s a makeup remover but it will leave a residue on your face. I’ve developed a bit of an interest in... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Marcelle Anti-Wrinkle Cream

My skin has changed so much as I’ve gotten older. It’s no longer so oil and actually needs moisturizer on it regularly. I find that with wearing masks, sometimes I even have to moisturize... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Reebok’s First Plant-Based Performance Sneakers Come With a Side of Fresh Veggies

Reebok has found an unexpected way to promote its new eco-friendly performance sneakers: the brand partnered with a Boston-area farm to serve them up to customers with a side of fresh veggies. The first 50 buyers of the new design, called Forever Floatride Grow, will receive a half-bushel of produce in a sustainable wooden crate...
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Early Access is Back for the Charlotte Tilbury Bejeweled Eyes Hypnotise Early Access Returns

Charlotte Tilbury Bejeweled Eyes Hypnotise Eyeshadow Palette early access returns today at! You can snag this early Holiday 2020 with free shipping today. Enjoy! Where to buy CT Beauty You may also enjoy... Maybelline Facestudio Master Blur Stick Primer ReviewVictoria’s Secret Spring Makeup Collection 2010: Victoria’s Secret Limited Edition Spring Lip Gloss Review MUA Makeup Academy Intense Kisses Lip Gloss Review & SwatchesMusings of the Day: What Weird, Crazy S...
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How To Combat Dry Skin In 3 Simple Steps

If you are cursed with dry skin, you may have been combating the flakiness and redness of your visage for decades. The opposite of oily skin can be a difficult skin type to tame. You might be suffering with raw, dry and itchiness across your cheeks, forehead and chin. The discomfort of dry skin can make you feel self-conscious, embarrassed and unhappy when heading out and about. While people probably aren’t looking at you, it can certainly feel like they are. As the winter months start eme...
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Balenciaga Paris by Balenciaga

Balenciaga’s legacy is attention to detail and an appreciation of haute couture, so it’s no surprise that this scent smells like what you would image a private salon at the... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Why Men Love the Story of the Great Escape

When people in the UK were polled as to what movie they would most like to watch on Christmas Day, the number one choice among male respondents was The Great Escape. The classic 1963 film depicting the unbelievable breakout of 76 prisoners from a German POW camp during WWII has long held an inviolable place in any library of essential movies for men. It’s a film fathers like to share with their families, and husbands like to enjoy by themselves while their wives are off on a weekend trip. Part ...
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The real estate empire of Jennifer Lopez, from her $25 million Manhattan penthouse to her 13,932-square-foot mansion in Bel Air

The outside of her Bel Air home. Berlyn Photography Jennifer Lopez has multi-million dollar homes in Bel Air, Manhattan, and the Hamptons. She bought her Bel Air mansion for $28 million in 2016. The 13,932-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. Lopez and her fiance, Alex Rodriguez, reportedly just purchased a $32.5 million mansion on a private island in Miami. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jennifer Lopez is one of the world's highest-paid musicians. For...
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These abandoned historic homes are on the market for as little as $1,000 right now. Take a look inside.

This abandoned home in Syracuse, New York, is a dream fixer-upper. Greater Syracuse Land Bank Taking on a fixer-upper is a big project, but attempting to restore an abandoned, historic mansion is an even bigger undertaking. However, the rewards of restoring a cheap, old house to its former glory are priceless. These huge, abandoned historic homes date back to at least 1850 and are priced as low as $1,000. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fixer-uppers are all the rage rig...
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Prada and Raf Simons' debut in Milan is bright and pretty

Sunshine-yellow drapes are backdrop for vintage-couture shapes and elegant silhouettesThe new looks at Prada are as intriguing to fashion aficionados as a feature co-directed by Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino would be to film buffs.The arrival of the Belgian Raf Simons as co-creative director to Miuccia Prada at her Italian brand brings together two of fashion’s most original and esoteric designers. Continue reading...
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JOB DIARIES: An inside look at the day-to-day lives of successful professionals from every industry

Erin Mursch is a certified KonMari organizational consultant. Erin Mursch We've dug into the careers and lives of a wide range of professionals to find out what their jobs are really like, how they got started in their industries, and what it takes to be successful in their roles.From a Christie's auctioneer to a Starbucks barista to a tarot card reader, our job diaries profile dozens of unique careers that people are curious about. We spoke to a USPS employee who's been working tirelessly ...
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Why Was Louis Vuitton’s Météore Designed Like Cool Water?

Other Fragrantica users, as per the reviews section of the Louis Vuitton Météore listing, smell echoes of Sauvage, Bleu de Chanel and / or John Varvatos Artisan Pure in the DNA of Louis Vuitton’s newest masculine. For me, it was Davidoff’s Cool Water. On first sniff, it took me back to my days of wearing that well-scrutinized classic, calling to mind its unmistakable dihydromyrcenol DNA, pop... Read full article: Why Was Louis Vuitton’s Météore Designed Like Cool Water? from Fragrantica Perfume...
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