Yardley London Perfumes

My current favourite perfumes are less than $25 at the drugstore and they have been around for ages for a reason! Yardley of London perfumes are one-note wonders.  They’re available in Rose,... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Truvelle 2021 Wedding Gown Collection

Truvelle have always been one of the first designers to come to mind when one thinks of dreamy, romantic wedding gowns. Since their founding in 2013, every year just keeps building on a core collection that has always been filled with beautiful laces, unexpected details and well thought out detail. The new collection for 2021, honours past clients – Truvelle asking their retailers to nominate brides who had incredible backstories. The result? This collection features gowns named after eight incr...
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Do Cellulite Creams Actually Work?

Cellulite is a condition in which the skin looks lumpy and dimpled. It affects more women than men because women have thinner skin that can show cellulite more clearly. (Roughly 85% of women over 21 have cellulite, compared to less than a quarter of men.) To try and get rid of cellulite, customers turn to anti-cellulite creams (and sometimes more expensive and painful solutions like surgery or liposuction).  Anti-cellulite creams are designed to smooth the appearance of your skin by ...
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What The Weeknd wore at the Super Bowl halftime show

The Weeknd wore a sparkly red Givenchy suit jacket to the Super Bowl halftime show.
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Reduce Gutter Maintenance With These Beautiful Gutter Alternatives

Most homes have protection in place to make sure that rainwater and melting snow don’t drip down the exterior of the building. Improperly installed gutters can lead to the destruction of the foundation. Most of the time, those protections come in the form of rain gutters with a variety of parts. With those traditional gutters come yearly responsibilities in the form of gutter maintenance and upkeep. The Problems With Traditional Rain Gutters The most common areas of gutter maintena...
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Swatch: Essie Demure Vixen

This is probably my favourite nail colour of the summer – I cannot stop wearing it.  It is so pretty, and such an unusual neutral that I atleast keep it on my toes for as long as I can.  Essie... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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The Lovely Bones

If you’ve seen the movie, then you’ll know what to expect – this is a great story about a girl who dies and keeps an eye on her family from up in heaven.  She tells you how they... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Dior Escale a Portofino

I continue with my Dior reviews with a bit on their Escale a Portofino which was released in 2008. I know it’s an older scent, but I was so smitten with Pondichery that I had to get this a... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Antique Molecules, Modern Perfume: The Secret Stories That Retold Fragrance, and Us – Vol. 2

Catch up from Vol. 1 here: Antique Molecules, Modern Perfume: The Secret Stories That Retold Fragrance, and Us – Vol. 1 It was 1889, one hundred years after the French Revolution. The Eiffel Tower had just been built and opened to the public, to wild success. The Moulin Rouge just unlocked its doors, offering a circus of beauty and burlesque decadence to any Parisian wishing to partake in such ... Read full article: Antique Molecules, Modern Perfume: The Secret Stories That Retold Fragrance, a...
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Rose Griotte: New Fragrance By Les Parfums de Rosine

We are used to the fact that all the fragrances of the French Perfume House Les Parfums de Rosine are dedicated to the endless and beautiful universe of roses, but the new Rose Griotte is a slightly different story. Griotte rose does not exist in nature (yet?), but there is Griotte cherry, ubiquitous in France. This is one of the many types of common cherry, or sour cherry (Prunus Cerasus,) whi... Read full article: Rose Griotte: New Fragrance By Les Parfums de Rosine from Fragrantica Perfumes...
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Jo Malone Perfume

Some Jo Malones I have and love.  Zara has a whole collection designed by Jo Malone so I got my originals out and took a pic.  What do you think? Are you a fan? Are you shopping at Zara?   Visit to read the rest of this article.
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The Ordinary Buffet Review

What is The Ordinary Buffet? “Buffet” is a pretty interesting name for a skin care product, right? According to The Ordinary, the name of this formula was inspired by some brands referring to their expensive products offering combinations of technologies as a “buffet”, distastefully...
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The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Review

The Story Behind The Ordinary The Ordinary is a popular skin care brand under the global beauty brand, Deciem’s, umbrella. Created to offer effective, clinical solutions at an affordable price tag, The Ordinary features a cohesive collection of treatments to meet the most common skin care needs....
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Le Labo Thé Noir 29

Perfume PosseLe Labo Thé Noir 29 We’re about to enter four very cold (for here) days – Beast from the East II. Previous BftE a few years ago gave us the only decent snow I’ve seen in this country in ages. I like snow. I have… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseLe Labo Thé Noir 29
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Readers reply: how do spacecraft manoeuvre in the vacuum of space?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsHow do spacecraft manoeuvre in space? Surely, in a vacuum, reaction force will not work?Rolf EricssonPlease post new questions to [email protected] Continue reading...
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Perfumed Horoscope: February 8 - February 14

  This may be the week where everything is opposite of what is supposed to be. The New Moons, like the one on Thursday, are supposed to be calming, to prepare for the new cycle of events, activities, and states of being. Instead, our precious Luna is touching almost everything out there. The sequence could be like this: panic, withdrawal, exoneration, over-chattiness, and finally the weekend.... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: February 8 - February 14 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colo...
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Fuel for Life Homme Diesel Review

Do you have this flask too? Covered with a specially battered and worn coarse khaki fabric, deliberately sewn with large stitches with a zipper, with a threaded stopper cap ... it resembles an army or tourist flask. A utilitarian item far from luxurious. Something that should be in every house, just in case. When I first took it in my hands and read the name Fuel for Life, written in rough let... Read full article: Fuel for Life Homme Diesel Review from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazi...
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Can I have your attention? How I came to love public speaking

Speaking in public is daunting – even if it’s only on Zoom. What if you forget your words, or fall over, or are heckled? But with a little practice it can also be surprisingly liberatingA hilltop in twilight. Snow on the ground. Dog walkers hurrying home. And me, on a soapbox, talking into a megaphone that refuses to work. If you’ve ever Zoomed, you know the problem: I’m on mute. Of course, many people don’t Zoom. Even after months of lockdown, they’d just rather not. And I don’t blame them (you...
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‘Adoption has been a journey from ignorance to enlightenment’

When I decided to adopt orphaned twins from Ethiopia, it felt like the most natural thing to do. But it raised many questions about motherhood and the bond we have with our childrenI assumed I would conceive naturally when John and I decided to start a family. I didn’t. We turned to fertility drugs with ambivalence. Reports of the mood swings the drugs sometimes caused worried me. I had only gone through one round when I broke a wooden dish-drying rack over John’s head. I don’t remember what he ...
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‘My new husband keeps quizzing me about past lovers’

You should never feel shame for your sexual history, says Mariella Frostrup, and your husband has no business being overly inquisitiveThe dilemma I have recently married and we have a loving, supportive relationship. Lately, however, my husband has become overly inquisitive about my sexual history. We have discussed this before, and he has admitted he has had 11 sexual partners. I told him I had three prior to him – two of them were very casual and one was a brief relationship after a breakup wi...
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Skywhalepapa enthrals Canberra crowd – even as winds keep him grounded

Thousands gather before dawn for the official launch of beloved Skywhale’s new companion Many cities have patron saints. In Palermo in southern Italy there is a story that a vision of Saint Rosalia, a young hermit, saved the city from a plague. In Berlin, you can see a black bear everywhere you look: on the city’s coat of arms, on street signs, as statues like teddy bears telling visitors they are welcome.Around the world, part of living in a city is to believe in mythical creatures or visions t...
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