Why Is Microcrystalline Wax Used?

What Is Microcrystalline Wax? Microcrystalline wax is a type of wax that is used in skincare and cosmetic products to thicken and improve the texture and consistency of the formulations. Microcrystalline wax is a wax that is produced by de-oiling petroleum. While it may seem concerning that a...
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CRA-YON Sand Service: Mountains and Oceans in a Box of Crayons

CRA-YON is a new brand from Sweden founded by Niclas Lydeen and Christine Gustafsson, creators and masterminds behind Agonist, the niche perfumery brand already well-known to our readers. Their new creation is much more accessible in terms of design and positioning, with the main aim of "showing the difference between a good and a truly excellent scent" and creating fragrances "for real wo... Read full article: CRA-YON Sand Service: Mountains and Oceans in a Box of Crayons from Fragrantica Perf...
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How To Bleach Jeans

Here is an overview of how to bleach jeans. Bleaching jeans involves the use of bleach and water. The process is simple enough that most people can do it in their own homes. The results will vary depending on the type of jeans, how they’re constructed, and the bleaching method used. However, you can turn even very old dark-colored jeans into a brand new pair of white ones with some patience and care. Step 1: Prepare jeans for bleaching First, clean the area around your worktable so you don’t get...
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5 Social Distance Friendly Outdoor Activities for Toddlers

Outdoor activities are an important part of exploring, getting fresh air, and exercising. With many businesses closed or implementing reduced capacities, parents and caregivers may find themselves relying more heavily on outdoor activities to entertain their toddlers. When planning playdates and activities, we have to make sure to use social distancing rules. Even if you’re outside, it is important to maintain appropriate space between people. Playdates are still possible and can still ...
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Pixi Glow Tonics On Sale

‘ello ‘ello my dears! I hope you’re having your best Tuesday every! It’s been VERY busy around here today! I’m catching up on comments, emails, and dms as quickly as I can. I hope you’re hanging in there and having a productive day! Just a heads up quite a few Pixi Glow Tonics are on sale at Ulta plus spend $15 and get $3.50 off with code 992042. Here’s what’s on sale: Pixi Beauty To Glow Kit $12 Pixi Purifying Trio Kit $11 Pixi Glow Tonic $7.50 Pixi Glow Tonic Trio $16 Pixi Vitamin C Tonic ...
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Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images After 27 years, Jeff Bezos announced he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from l...
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Are We Not Done With the Controversial, Sexual Names Yet?

I guess we’re not quite done with all the orgasms, lolitas and underage reds as Too Faced Lady Balls Lipstick enters our stratosphere for Spring/Summer 2021. There’s already a Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick in the shade Lady Balls which is a matte warm red which inspired this new collection! Apparently the name is supposed to give you confidence, courage, and empowerment. I’m titling my heads sideways and squinting my eyes at that. We can have all those things without actually hav...
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Perfumes – Really Brief!

Perfume PossePerfumes – Really Brief! Oh, hey, this is an improvement. I can type for a little bit, and it only hurts like a little and then more.. and then I better get to the point before I hit my word limit.  It is really… Continue Reading → Perfume PossePerfumes – Really Brief!
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I Don’t Drink But Hand Sanitizer Got Me Drunk Last Year And The Hangover Cure Was Good Hand Cream

I don’t drink but I’ve gotten plenty of alcohol from hand sanitizer! I mean, if hand sanitizer could get you drunk I’d be full on lushed up because I’ve abused and over used that sh1T like a pro in 2020. I’ve always kept a pocketbac around and I’ve used them normally but when COVID hit. Forget it. I become a chronic user of sanitizer like never before! “Oh god I touched a door knob! Get the sanitizer!” “Oh no I touched cans of soup other people have at the grocery store! Sanitizer!” The wo...
Tags: Beauty, Hand and Nails, Strawberry Lemon Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream, Gold Bond Ultimate Intensive Healing Hand Cream

We Never Did Get Around To Cancelling Ari for that Donut Licking Thing Right? Thank God Because I Really Love Cloud!

Heads up there are two new Ariana Grande Fan Box Fragrance Sets available at Ulta. The first one is the Ariana Grande Cloud Fan Box and the second is the Ariana Grande R.E.M. Fan Box. I dunno if I technically need these as I’m not even an Ariana Grande fan but I have to admit both Cloud and R.E.M. are actually two very impressive juices for a celebrity launch! If you’ve been curious about either of them now is a good time to haul as these boxes contain a 3.4 oz ($64) of the fragrance, a 0.3 o...
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Guide to Cruelty-Free Skincare & Cosmetics

Cruelty-free skincare and cosmetic products are not tested on animals. In the past, it was believed that animal testing helped to prove safety and efficacy, but this is no longer true. (Learn More – The Impact of Animal Testing & Animal Products) Even if some products are not tested on...
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Jean Paul Gaultier La Belle Le Parfum

  La Belle was (and still is) a true hit! It was launched together with La Beau in 2019, with a campaign and story that took us to the lush garden of Eden, the fragrant Gaultier garden. Sonia Constant and Quentin Bisch composed this beautiful creation for us to enjoy.     Many people loved it and they were amazed by the flacon design and the campaign itself. Now the time has come for Jean ... Read full article: Jean Paul Gaultier La Belle Le Parfum from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Maga...
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Valentine's Day Love Release: Lancome Idôle Edition Limitée

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Lancome launches a limited edition bottle of its latest pillar fragrance of the house, named Idôle, that won over its audience with the new concept of a tiny flacon and a modern composition that gathers musky, floral, and chypre accords.  As described by Lancome, "The Idôle bottle, designed by architect and industrial designer Chafik Gasmi, is the fitting t... Read full article: Valentine's Day Love Release: Lancome Idôle Edition Limitée from Fragrantica Perfumes...
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Wie viel REM-Schlaf brauchen wir tatsächlich?

Ich muss an dieser Stelle eines ehrlich zugeben: Schlafen ist mit Abstand meine Lieblingsbeschäftigung. Ich liebe es, mir ein Mittagsschläfchen zu gönnen, wenn es draußen regnet. Außerdem verbringe ich meine Tage damit, mir vorzustellen, wann ich wieder in meinem gemütlichen Bett liegen, die Augen schließen und träumen kann. Schlaf erlaubt uns, uns auszuruhen und neue Kraft zu tanken. Er ist unerlässlich für unsere Gesundheit – so sehr, dass ein Mangel daran sogar über Leben und Tod entsch...
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New Makeup Brushes and Tools from Real Technique and EcoTools for Spring 2021

Who needs new brushes? I don’t but ya know I can always be tempted. Ecotools and Real Techniques both have new Spring 2021 launches popping up at Ulta this week! I always love both brands as they’re very affordable plus the quality is pretty good. Oh and by the way Real Techniques has a new Brush & Sponge Cleansing Gel! I dunno if they reformulated it from the Gel Brush Cleanser! That stuff was pretty darn good. We’ll have to see how both compare! I know it’s an ounce smaller now and a li...
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The 6 Types of Grit (And How to Develop Them)

We all want to be better than we are today.  And that often requires pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone, even when you don’t feel like it. It requires getting back up and trying again and again when you fail. It requires sticking with a path long enough to see it through.  In short, becoming a better man requires grit .  The concept of grit has become well-known in recent years, due to the efforts of psychologist Angela Duckworth, who has spent her career trying to figure out w...
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Wir haben den neuen Concealer von The Ordinary getestet – 6 ehrliche Meinungen

Seit The Ordinary 2016 auf den Markt kam, hat die Skincare-Marke weltweit Millionen von Fans für sich gewonnen. Fast jedes ihrer Produkte hat inzwischen Kultstatus erlangt und ist in Badezimmerschränke in aller Welt eingezogen – und das aus gutem Grund: Die Seren, Cremes und Co. sind nicht bloß nachweislich effektiv, sondern auch noch erschwinglich. Schließlich sollte Hautpflege kein Luxus sein. Nach dem Erfolg ihrer Skincare-Produkte ist es kaum verwunderlich, dass die Brand jetzt auch in ander...
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Target’s Starting to Look like Sephora So, How Will This Ulta Thing Pan Out?

Have you been to Target lately? I know! That’s really a rhetorical question to set the mood because I know your butt has been in there at least twice this month (and it’s only the February 2nd). Target can be addicting! The promise of cheap couture lines, pretty home decor, and the fact you can get the freshest King’s Hawaiian Rolls makes for long, romantic strolls down the aisles. Well, not lately! The pandemic has me riding an anxious high anytime I go in. Very soon Ulta will open mini l...
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E.L.F. Lunar Year 2021 Arrives

Gong hei fat choy friends! The Lunar Year looms ahead and we can hope and pray it means good things for 2021! Of course, their are no shortage of Chinese New Year Makeup Collections including a new E.L.F. Cosmetics Lunar Year 2021 Collection featuring two gift sets. Correct me if I’m wrong but this is the first time I’ve seen a Lunar Year Collection from E.L.F.! Don’t get too excited though as it isn’t a makeup collection really but more two gift seats featuring re-promoted items. That’s p...
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Going To Target For Toilet Paper? Coming Out With $200 Worth Of Makeup? I Get You!

I totally know you’ve done the Target run for toilet paper or some Smartly All-Purpose Cleaner (you know the one that smells like an Anthropologie Candle) and come out of the store with $200 of god knows what. I bet most of it was skincare or makeup! Now that Ulta is headed into Target stores you can expect to up the amount you spend every time you go. I personally think their should be a warning above the door that reads “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”. Here’s some new beauty you can ...
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Choix: An Oriental Collection from Venice

For the first time, an exclusive collection of Choix fragrances was presented at Esxence 2018. I was introduced to its fragrances by the Venetian perfumer Luca Gritti, known for his own brand, Gritti Venezia. According to him, this collection was commissioned by a certain Middle Eastern entrepreneur who paid for the entire process of creating the brand and its fragrances. For me, the word Choix�... Read full article: Choix: An Oriental Collection from Venice from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colog...
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Lancome La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal

In February 2021, the collection La Vie Est Belle by the French house Lancome was expanded with a new edition that will surely attract the attention of many fans of this popular line. Although it comes as this year's flanker of the original, it seems to me that the new creation will arouse the desire of many others who have not favored the La Vie Est Belle line so far. The composition is differe... Read full article: Lancome La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologn...
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We need to talk: the linguistic clues that reveal your relationship is over

A new study shows that months before a breakup, a partner’s language can change subtly. Here’s what to look out forName: The language of breakupsAge: Timeless. Ever since Eve ate that ill-fated pomegranate, romantic relationships have been problematic. And people have to find a way of saying goodbye. But this particular ... Continue reading...
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Nike creates hands-free sneaker for people with physical limitations

The new design was created with adaptive athletes in mind.
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How To Apply Hyaluronic Acid Because You Might Be Doing It Wrong

Do you know how to apply your Hyaluronic Acid the right way? You might be surprised to learn you’re doing it wrong! I always find HA reviews online interesting because many expressed how dry their skin felt after applying Hyaluronic Acid! Dry? That can’t be right! Hyaluronic Acid is humectant. It acts like a sponge and draws moisture to your skin while helping to retain that moisture. It’s one of the best things you can use if you have dull, drier skin as it acts to pull in moisture and p...
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The Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Polka Dot Socks

Fun and flirty, polka dot patterns have been in style for decades. The color, dot-size, or other pattern details change, but polka dots have staying power. For a long time, women and young girls wore them, but now even men incorporate them into their style. One great way to use polka dots in your wardrobe is to wear polka dot socks. The pattern can be as understated or attention-grabbing as you choose. If you want to put more polka dots in your closet, here are nine do’s and don’ts to w...
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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks Discontinued

Beauty moves so fast, and if you shop at Sephora a lot you might have noticed that fav Canadian lipstick brand Bite Beauty is rebranding as vegan and so earlier this year they got rid of all their... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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SOS bei Angstzuständen: Mit diesen 3 Atemübungen kommst du wieder zur Ruhe

Die letzten paar Monate waren nicht ohne. Wir brauchen dir bestimmt nicht alle turbulenten, beunruhigenden und angstauslösenden Ereignisse seit dem Ausbruch der Pandemie wieder ins Gedächtnis zu rufen. Dabei steht eines allerdings außer Frage: Du bist mit deinen Gefühlen nicht allein. Wenn du dich von Stress oder Ängsten überwältigt fühlst – sei es aufgrund des derzeitigen Ausnahmezustandes weltweit oder einer persönlichen Angelegenheit –, gibt es unterschiedliche Möglichkeiten, um wieder ...
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