Erin Condren Holiday Gifts 2020: Perfect Gifts for Stationery Lovers + Life in Quarantine

The is the best shopping stop for planner/stationer lovers as well as for all of us dealing with life in quarantine. There are puzzles, playing cards and hoodies right next to Life Planners and notebooks. As a part of the EC Squad, I was so lucky to receive a big box of the new Holiday Collection to share with all of you. This season more than any other, you'll probably find some amazing gifts for even the non-planners on your list.  And for you Hello Kitty lovers, there are some new things o...
Tags: Fashion, Bags, Lulu, EC, Stationery, Paper Goods, Planners, Flower Power, Erin Condren, Coquette, Ec Squad, Stationery Lovers Life, Metallic Party

Is Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer Safe?

What Is Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer? Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer is a synthetic ingredient used to improve the texture and feel of skincare and cosmetic formulations. It is mainly used as a thickening agent, texture enhancer, film-forming agent, and emulsifier in...
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How to Do a Perfect Push-Up

It’s hard to beat the burn of an old-school push-up. The push-up works multiple muscles in a single movement: chest, shoulders, triceps, and core. It requires no special equipment and can be done anywhere, anytime. But while most people have been doing push-ups since their first P.E. class, mastering the subtleties of correct technique can help you get the most out of this exercise. In this illustrated guide, we walk you through those subtleties from beginning to end. Pay attention to the detai...
Tags: Life, Bodyweight Exercises, Health & Sports, Ted Slampyak, Amazon Illustrated, Push-Ups

New Creations From Ricardo Ramos Perfumes de Autor

Ricardo Ramos Perfumes de Autor is a Colombian/Spanish house based in Granada (Spain) founded by fashion designer Ricardo Ramos whose work is inspired by the identity signs and cultural heritage related to costumes and textiles from different countries all over the world, with special attention to the folk, tribal and indigenous traditions, discovered after extensive traveling and deep cultural ... Read full article: New Creations From Ricardo Ramos Perfumes de Autor from Fragrantica Perfumes a...
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Why Is Polysorbate 20 Used?

What Is Polysorbate 20? Polysorbate 20 is an ingredient used in skincare and cosmetic formulations to improve the texture, feel, and scent of the product. It is mainly used as a surfactant, emulsifier, and fragrance ingredient.  Polysorbate 20, also listed on an ingredient label as Tween 20, is...
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Should I Be Using Products Containing Dipropylene Glycol?

What Is Dipropylene Glycol? Dipropylene glycol is a type of alcohol that is used in cosmetics and skincare products to improve the texture and stability of the formulation. It is mainly used as a solvent, viscosity-decreasing agent, masking agent, and fragrance ingredient. Dipropylene glycol is a...
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Mithuben Hormusji Petit: Indian Freedom Fighter

MITHUBEN PETIT, WHO FOUGHT FOR INDIA’s FREEDOM WITH GANDHIJI, RENOUNCED HER COMFORTS AND LUXURIES Petit surname has its roots in the French word ‘petit’ (meaning physically small). One of the women pioneers of India’s freedom struggle, Mithuben’s ancestors had worked as a shipping clerk and interpreter for the British East India Company, French merchants who dealt with a lively, short Parsi clerk and they called him ‘le petit Parsi’. He was great grandfather of Mithuben’s father Sir Dinshaw Men...
Tags: Life, India, History, Mumbai, Bombay, Gujarat, Petit, Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Raj, Parsi, Padma Shri, East India company, Sardar Patel, Gandhiji, Kasturba

How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe on a Budget

Source: Whether you’re looking to maximize your closet space or avoid spending too much money on shopping throughout the year, the capsule wardrobe is a genius way to build a collection of compatible staples that you can wear in an infinite number of ways. When you build a solid collection of items that mix and match seamlessly, you can make tons of fresh, beautiful outfits without anyone knowing that you’ve worn the piece before! From finding basic tops that g...
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5 mattress companies with early Cyber Monday sales — here are the deals you can get at Purple, Helix, Tuft & Needle, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Leesa Cyber Monday has turned into Cyber Week, with retailers like Walmart and Best Buy starting their sales before Thanksgiving and extending them days after.Brands like Leesa, Casper, Tempur-Pedic, Purple, and Tuft & Needle always offer Cyber Monday deals that can save you hundreds of dollars on comfortable and supportive mattresses. Read about the best mattresses here as they may be on sale duri...
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Select Viseart Palettes on Sale With Additional 20/15/10% Off

Select Viseart Palettes are on sale at including the Petite Pro 5 Soleil and Petite Pro 4 Apricotine. You can also use your HOLIDAYFUN code to get an extra 20/15/10% off depending on your Reward Membership status. Enjoy! Where to buy Sephora You may also enjoy... Tarina Tarantino Electric Butterfly Eye Dream Hypershadow Review, Swatches, Photos CVS SalesKiko In the Shade Eyeshadow and Kajal Review & SwatchesViktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Valentine’s Day Set The post Select V...
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Spend $100 on Gift Cards and Get $20 at Ulta (Good for More Than One Transaction)

Spend $100 on a gift card and you’ll get a $20 E-Reward instantly at Ulta. Just pop a gift card in your cart, check out, and a e-Reward is sent to you with moments with a code you can use on your next purchase. This offer is valid until 11/8 and the E-Reward can be redeemed 12/26 thru 01/30. It’s for each $100 gift card purchases so if you do two gift card purchases you’d receive two $20 rewards. Enjoy! Where to buy Ulta You may also enjoy... Pieces of Life: Harry Potter and the Hal...
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KKW x Kris Fragrance Now in Candle

On April 15th, 2020, Kim Kardashian's KKW Fragrance brand launched the perfume KKW x Kris, which featured her mother, Kris Jenner. According to the brand, this first fragrance collaboration between Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner aimed to celebrate "the unconditional love between mother and daughter." Inspired by this fragrance, today, a limited-edition scented candle was launched, coi... Read full article: KKW x Kris Fragrance Now in Candle from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine....
Tags: Fashion, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Kris, Fragrantica Perfumes

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate: Is It Safe?

What Is PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate? PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate is a synthetic polymer that functions as an emollient, surfactant, and emulsifier in cosmetics and skincare products. PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate is a polyethylene glycol (PEG) ether of glyceryl cocoate. Glyceryl cocoate is a monoester of glycerin...
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Is Liquid Paraffin Good For Your Skin?

What is Liquid Paraffin? Liquid paraffin is a very highly refined mineral oil used in cosmetics and medicine. Mineral oil is a clear, odorless oil derived from a mineral source, typically a distillate of petroleum. It is the by-product of refining crude oil to make gasoline and other petroleum...
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Link Love: Keeping Warm in Cold Weather

The Guardian looks at the 10 things you need to know before buying a “duvet coat” — “a long, puffer-style cocoon that is more than a jacket.” They also had five cold-weather experts try them out to see if they are worth buying. I thought this was very informative: From gardeners to nature reserve rangers, The Guardian asked people who work in the elements how to handle the cold. There are good tips in the comments too. Fab Links from Our Members Joy likes the variety of pretty colours in this ...
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Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’71 Body Mist Needs An Entire Body Collection

Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’71 Body Mist just needs an entire body line! I need shower gel, body lotion, give it to me and scent it like Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’71! This is gorgeous! I honestly didn’t think that they could top Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist but they did it. Ok, well, not top, because I’m still very much a fan of the original Cheirosa ’62 fragrance but ’71 is GORGEOUS! I was a little concerned when I first purchased this because Coco Cabana is sort of disappointing and I was ...
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Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer Review & Swatches

Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer ($45) launched a few months ago and has quickly become my favorite nightly moisturizer. And now that winter is here this is even better! It’s very hydrating formula and I absolutely love what it does for my skin. I use it nightly and wake up with brighter, smoother skin. A lot of my dullness is due to dryness! My skin tends to look really dull when it’s dry! A good hydrating moisturizer like this makes my skin look alive again! Farmacy...
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Mexico demands explanation from Isabel Marant over indigenous designs

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s culture ministry on Wednesday questioned French fashion designer Isabel Marant’s use of patterns from indigenous Mexican communities, marking the government’s latest complaint over high-fashion brands appropriating local styles. According to the ministry, Marant’s latest collection, including a long cape with stripes and starburst designs in gray and brown hues, includes elements...
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Charlotte Tilbury No Walk of Shame Cheek To Chic Blusher Review & Swatches

Charlotte Tilbury No Walk of Shame Cheek To Chic Blusher ($40) is a new shade to the Cheek to Chic Blusher Collection that launched a few short weeks ago. Like Pillow Talk, No Walk of Shame is now available in pretty product that Charlotte has available. Lipstick, lipgloss, eyeshadow, you name it and Walk of No Shame is now available in it. I’m not at all mad about that because I really love the shade! It’s a really pretty warm berry rose. The blush shade is fairly deep and I decided to purchas...
Tags: Beauty, Walk, Caitlyn Jenner, Swatches, Blush, Charlotte, Charlotte Tilbury, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Fall Collections 2020, Cheek to Chic Blusher Collection, Charlotte Tilbury Sephora Beautylish Nordstrom

Fragrant Showers from Sisley

Sisley is well known for their great skincare offerings to most because that seems to be their main attraction at the counters – most days you can get a free mini-manicure or facial at their... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Lumixyl Review

Melasma affects 80% of women who are of child-bearing age, and now there’s a solution for it! As your skin ages, you will notice that scars don’t fade as easily and there are sun-spots... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Hydroquinone, Lumixyl, Lumixyl Review

Sisley Radiant Glow Express Masque With Red Clay

I adore clay masks because they absorb excess oil and make my skin look matte for the majority of the day.  When I saw that Sisley had a clay mask that also promised to leave my skin luminous, I had... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Private Collection from Estee Lauder

This year’s Estee Lauder Private Collection scent is Jasmine White Moss.  It’s an interesting scent because it’s one that was started by Estee Lauder herself and then abandoned for... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Charlotte Tilbury Walk of No Shame Collagen Lip Bath Gloss Review & Swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Walk of No Shame Collagen Lip Bath Gloss ($35) is a new shade in the Collagen Lip Bath formula that launched several weeks ago! I’m so glad they decided to put Walk of No Shame into a lipgloss formula because as much as I love the lipstick I’m more of a lipgloss kind of girl! This is such a great rosy berry shade and the Collagen formula is divine! Let’s take a look! Charlotte Tilbury Walk of No Shame Collagen Lip Bath Gloss is probably one of the more pigmented Collagen L...
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Estée Lauder X Disney The Princesses Collection: Solid Perfume Fairytales!

  Most of us have a favorite Disney movie or character that brings us back to our childhood, evoking sweet memories of the iconic stories about strength, love and friendship. In time for the Holidays, ESTEE LAUDER created a solid perfumes fairytale collection in collaboration with Disney, intricately designed by luxury jewelry designer and storyteller Monica Rich Kosann. Those of us who lo... Read full article: Estée Lauder X Disney The Princesses Collection: Solid Perfume Fairytales! from Fr...
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Smashbox Gloss Angeles Trio Set Affordable, Awesome, and a Value

Smashbox Gloss Angeles Trio Set ($29) is a limited edition lipgloss set that launched with the Smashbox Holiday 2020 Collection. I gotta admit that throughout the year Smashbox fail to wow me! They just don’t do seasonal collections the way they used to but when the Holidays come around I tend to look over their launches because I feel like they are sooooooo underrated! The palettes and sets they create for the Holidays are always brilliant! This particular set is great if you’re a lipgloss lov...
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How to Make a DIY Compass

A compass is a valuable tool for outdoor exploration. If you just know the basics of how to use one to find direction, they can be useful for finding your way; if you know how to orient yourself by pairing a map with your compass, you can do a lot more.  Even when someone does know how to use a compass, however, they don’t always understand how this device actually works. All magnets have two sides, a north pole and a south pole. Each side emits a magnetic field that pulls at opposing poles. Wh...
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Olivia Culpo’s sister Sophia wore her Miss Universe dress to prom

"The youngest always gets so spoiled,” she said.
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Liquides Imaginaires Liquide

Liquide is a new limited edition of Liquides Imaginaires, a niche brand, released in the fall of 2020. The fragrance presents silver as a material and as a color, developed by perfumer Anne-Sophie Behaghel. "I am one of the seven sacred metals. My white radiance transforms objects into treasures, into heavenly manna, into fetishes endowed with magical or talismanic properties, noble enough to ... Read full article: Liquides Imaginaires Liquide from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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