Should I Use Isodecyl Neopentanoate?

What Is Isodecyl Neopentanoate? Isodecyl neopentanoate is a synthetic ingredient that is used in cosmetics and personal care products as an emollient and skin conditioning agent. It is primarily used in facial skincare products and sunscreens. Isodecyl neopentanoate is the ester of branched-chain...
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Why Is Salt In My Skincare?

What Is Sodium Chloride? Sodium chloride, more commonly known as table salt, is not a skincare ingredient that you may expect to see in your product but sodium chloride functions as a binder, oral care agent, gentle abrasive, thickener, and preservative in a variety of cosmetics and skincare...
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Polysilicone-11: What You Need To Know

What Is Polysilicone-11? Polysilicone-11 is a type of silicone that helps to improve the feel of skincare and cosmetic formulations and helps to form a protective film to prevent moisture loss.  The terms ‘silicone’ and ‘silicon’ are often mistakenly used interchangeably, when in fact they are...
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Update on my mom.

Perfume PosseUpdate on my mom. So what happened was… I was going to write that review, but my mom is still sick – we thought she was slowly getting better this past week –  and she went to the hospital today. I think it is… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseUpdate on my mom.
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Introducing Mutant Flowers, Oliver Valverde's New Fragrance Collection Via Crowdfunding

It's been a while since we've heard news about new launches from the talented Spanish perfumer Oliver Valverde. But in fact, as we already announced back in July, there is a lot to tell, and this shall be updated and talked about here on Fragrantica very soon. First of all, his collection of fragrances, Oliver Co. is now renamed Avant Garden Lab. And he is also coming up with a crowdfunding proj... Read full article: Introducing Mutant Flowers, Oliver Valverde's New Fragrance Collection Via Cr...
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NaNoWriMo Tips

A couple of days ago, I searched for NaNoWriMo tips from people who’ve done it before. I especially looked for lessons that people discovered by contrasting their own failures versus successes with NaNoWriMo. I compiled a short list of the most interesting tips as reminders for myself, so I thought I’d share this list with you in today’s post. I’m sure you can generalize some of these ideas to improve your ability to succeed with other short-term challenges as well. Just write. Don’t do ed...
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Lolita Lempicka Mon Petit

Lolita Lempicka Mon Petit is a fresh, floral, slightly sweet and musky fragrance made for mothers and children. The perfume is made to suit the sensitive skin of babies; it is vegan, free of alcohol, sun filters, stabilizers, and colorants. It also does not contain essential oils and natural extracts that can cause allergies or have the potential to be toxic. The top notes of Mon Petit, a creati... Read full article: Lolita Lempicka Mon Petit from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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Millennials reconsidering finances and future under COVID-19

Millennials have been labeled the "unluckiest generation in U.S. history" after the one-two financial punch of the Great Recession and the pandemic shutdowns. A recent survey found that about a third of millennials felt financially unprepared for the pandemic and have begun saving. To achieve financial freedom, millennials will need to take control of their finances and reinterpret their relationship with the economy. It can be tempting to look at the economic history of the last two decades an...
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Ousted Uber cofounder Travis Kalanick has reportedly spent $130 million on his ghost kitchen startup. Here's what it's like inside one of the secretive locations.

A delivery worker signing in on a tablet inside San Francisco's CloudKitchens location in late 2019. Katie Canales/Business Insider Travis Kalanick, the ousted Uber cofounder, opened a San Francisco location for CloudKitchens, a startup that rents commercial space and turns it into shared kitchens for restaurateurs in late 2019. Kalanick has shelled out more than $130 million on 40 such commercial properties, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. His CloudKitchens con...
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Chloe Sevigny at the 2010 Golden Globes

Just a beautiful throwback because I think we all needed it today. Chloe Sevigny looks flawless at the 2010 Golden Globes.  As I write this, she’s already won for best supportive actress and... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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New Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Lipsticks and Swatches

Make Up For Ever has a new lipstick collection called, Rouge Artist, and if you’re a lipstick lover, then you’re going to want to check it out. The formula is creamy but sets matte so... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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6 free online courses from Ivy League schools to educate yourself on race and America's long history of injustice

These humanities courses will help you understand the history of racial oppression and violence in the US. AP In the wake of protests against racism and ahead of a presidential election, now is an important time for Americans, especially non-Black people, to educate themselves on the history of race and racial oppression in the US. Business Insider found several free online courses on race and white privilege offered by top institutions like Yale University and Stanford University. The cou...
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Guerlain Meteorites Highlighting Powder Pearls for Holiday 2020

Guerlain Meteorites Highlighting Powder Pearls ($57) for Holiday 2020 has arrived today at What is it about Meteorites that we feel the need to collect all the LE versions that Guerlain throws our way? I have tons of them in my collection and I’m always on the look out for more. This year’s version comes in a gorgeous golden box featuring six different shades of white, champagne, pink, mauve, and green pearls that act to capture the light and bring it to your complexion! Now com...
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Ciate x Miss Piggy Now Available at Sephora

She’s here! Ciate x Miss Piggy landed at today! Enjoy! Where to buy Sephora You may also enjoy... Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette and Blush is Back Get It While You CanLaneige The Snow Eye Palette 01 Review, Swatches and FOTDGet 5 Full-Size Lipsticks in the MAC Spring Lipstick VaultClarins Prodige Lip Gloss for Spring 2012 The post Ciate x Miss Piggy Now Available at Sephora appeared first on Musings of a Muse.
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Should You Be Shopping for the Holidays Now? Maybe!

I just got a note from Hourglass Cosmetics inviting me to shop their early Black Friday Sale starting soon because they are concerned about shipping delays in November. Should you be shopping for the holidays now? Maybe! I haven’t really thought much about it because hey, who’s thinking about the Holidays when COVID, raging fires, hurricanes, and politics are around right? But I thought about it today after getting that e-mail and I remember how hard it was getting things here in New York wh...
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Fenty Beauty Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel Has Some Pretty Good Ingredients

Fenty Beauty Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel ($40) is a new nightly treatment moisturizer that acts to hydrate skin and create a smoother, more even tone. This is the fourth skincare product from Fenty and right now it looks like they’ll be extending the line even further as they Fenty website is split between Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin now. Oddly, Fenty is one of those lines that you feel like the creator would actually use these products. If rumors are true Riri is really big on skinc...
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It’s Here! It’s Here! L’Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar for Holiday 2020 Has Arrived!

I’m happy to say the L’Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar for Holiday 2020 has arrived today! I must have one! Here’s some pictures from a prior calendar they did! Cute right? I always get excited when they do their Holiday Advent Calendar! It’s filled with fun favorites for your bath, body, and even your face! Not to mention it is a 24 day calendar! I sort of hate on the 12 day ones! Granted, some are cute but isn’t 24 days way better than 12?! Curious what this year’s looks like and ...
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James Bond Stoicism

One of the things that makes the James Bond books better than the James Bond films , is that while the latter mostly represent not-too-deep action-driven entertainment, the former are peppered with philosophical asides. Ian Fleming’s 007 has arguments with his nemeses on the nature of power and autonomy and discussions with colleagues as to how one can know if they’re really on the right side of things. Bond himself lives with a certain personal philosophy, one that mixes different elemen...
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Porter Sa Peau L'Objet Parfumant by Roberto Greco

A Photo Perfume art exhibition named Porter Sa Peau (Wearing One's Skin) has just opened on October 15th, 2020, at Gallery NeC (Paris). Its visual part of 23 compositions was created by Roberto Greco (above), the photo artist with a special devotion for still art, scents and niche perfumery. You may have seen perfumes by Corps Volatils, AETHER, Perris Monte Carlo, Liquides Imaginaires, Room 1... Read full article: Porter Sa Peau L'Objet Parfumant by Roberto Greco from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
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Macy’s 10 Days of Glam Continues with These Deals

Macy’s 10 Days of Glam continues today with new daily deals that are 50% off (use code GLAM10 for free shipping). Today’s deals: Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Fig Eau de Toilette Spray $27 Sunday Riley A+ and Luna Retinol Trial Set $21 It Cosmetics Confidence In An Eye Cream $27 Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette $19.50 First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer $13 Enjoy! Where to buy Macy’s You may also enjoy... NYX Matte Black Liner Review & Swatches Stila 25% Off Plu...
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I'm a therapist who traded in typical self-care advice for going wave running in the Florida Keys. Here's why it's working — and how anyone can put the spirit behind it into practice.

Amy Morin on her sailboat home with her dog. Amy Morin Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. During the pandemic, Morin has been working from her sailboat home with little social interaction or outside activities, which she says for some can be a recipe for depression. Instead of going the traditional self-care route, she decided to step up her routine by scheduling time every day to take her WaveRunner...
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Could COVID-fueled mass migration impact the presidential election?

People moving from California to Nevada and Arizona is leading to a surge in registered Democrats in both states, according to a study released Tuesday by Redfin.
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Mucinex to Debut Sickwear Apparel Line in YouTube Livestream

Mentions of Mucinex prompt thoughts of liquids and pills to help people feel better when they are suffering from colds, but after tonight, the Reckitt Benckiser brand hopes hoodies and jumpsuits will come to mind as well. "People at home, especially through Covid, want to feel comfortable," RB general manager of marketing and chief marketing...
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Home immortalized in iconic Slim Aarons photograph listed for $25M

A Palm Springs home captured in a 1970s Slim Aarons photo of California society women has just hit the market with a potentially record-breaking price tag.
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Lust auf neue Nägel? Das sind die beliebtesten Acryl-Designs des Jahres

Wenn dir beim Stichwort „Acrylnägel“ erstmal nur die klassischen French Nails einfallen, hast du definitiv Nachholbedarf – und weißt vielleicht gar nicht, wie sehr Acrylnägel auch deine eigenen Finger optisch beeinflusst haben: Schon seit Generationen dienen die innovativen Statement-Maniküren aus Acryl vielen der Naturnägel-Trends als Vorbild, über die du auf Instagram, TikTok und Co. stolperst. Ob du nun selbst Lust auf Acryl hast, längst überzeugter Fan bist oder lieber bei deinen eigenen Näg...
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Beauty Finds by Ulta Gift Sets for Holiday 2020

The latest curated Beauty Finds by Ulta Gift Sets for Holiday 2020 are now available at! These are Ulta’s equivalent to the Sephora Favorites Sets with a selection of several brands that you can try out before buying. I just grabbed the Ulta Lip Line Up 9 Piece Sampler Kit as it meets the free shipping threshold! The set includes: Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Matte Lipstick Dead Roses (0.045 oz) Bare Minerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick (0.06 oz) Buxom Power-Full Plump Lip Ba...
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I'm a chief human resources officer at an over 70,000-person company where 72% of staff are women. Here's how we're making sure they're supported in their careers.

Getty Images Maxine Carrington is deputy chief human resources officer at Northwell Health, New York's largest healthcare system and private employer. She says that while the pandemic is hopefully short-lived, the impact that it's had on working mothers in the workplace will not be. Employers need to step up and support women where they are, from focusing on their well-being to offering backup care options. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's not easy for women to jug...
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Auf TikTok kriegst du Geld dafür, Brands schlechtzumachen – das steckt dahinter

In unserer kapitalistischen Welt ist ethischer Konsum kaum noch möglich. Inzwischen ist es sehr schwer geworden, auch nur einen einzigen Euro auszugeben, ohne damit unwissentlich zum Beispiel Kinderarbeit, Ausbeutung und Umweltverschmutzung finanziell zu unterstützen. Ganz egal, an welche Marken du dich dabei hältst – gefühlt führt jeder Weg zwangsläufig irgendwann zu einer Handvoll Firmen, die immer reicher und mächtiger werden, während unsere Erde dem Untergang immer näher rückt. Selbst ...
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Video: How To Apply Liquid Eyeliner

I’ve really tried to master liquid eyeliner over the past few weeks – and the best way to get good at it is to practice again and again, until you’re happy with where the line is... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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The Many Ways to Wear A Big Scarf

I enjoy wearing big scarves because they look dramatic and effectively keep out the chill when I’m out in the elements. They do double duty as wraps when I’m indoors, which is handy when you run cold. Our Yorkie Sam also makes himself very comfy snuggling in my big scarves.  I’ve found that the chunkier — but not too chunky — wool and cashmere big scarves are the easiest to manage because they are smooth, yet have a little friction that helps them to stay put once tied. Thin big scarves tend to ...
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