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ULTA's Gorgeous Hair Event: 50% Off Hair Products! (May 9th - May 29th, 2021)

ULTA’s Gorgeous Hair Event kicks off May 9th and runs through May 29th. Each day, select products will be available for 50% off. I’ve pulled out the deals below, but you can check out Ulta’s full calendar here! 5/9: 50% off IGK Good Behavior, Pattern Leave-In Conditioner, Revlon Paddle Dryer, Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Masque, Authentic Beauty Concept Products, IGK Good Behavior Smoothing Spray 5/10: 50% off Bed Head, Conair Infiniti Flat Irons, Redken Oil for All 5/11...
Tags: Beauty, Paul Mitchell, Christine, Chi, Blankenship, Ulta, Bosley, Styler, Beauty Sales & Deals, Naturelab Tokyo


Sunday Firesides: To Get the Right Answer, You Must Ask the Right Question

You walk up to a door and put the wrong key in the lock. It doesn’t turn. Do you then keep trying that same key over and over again? Of course not. Yet we do something very similar when we’re seeking to gain access to important insights in life. We ask a question, find the sought-for answer barred to us . . . and yet keep asking the very same thing, hoping that with the passage of time or a change in circumstances, the understanding will somehow come. What’s needed to unlock the insight ...
Tags: Life, Emerson, A Man's Life, Viktor Frankl, Sunday Firesides


Types of Cheese For Flavorful Dishes

When it comes to cheese, some of us may only know the classics… like string cheese. But did you know that there is actually a huge variety of cheeses on the market with different flavors, textures, and culinary uses? In this food guide, we’ll be taking a look at some of the most flavorful and... Read More » The post Types of Cheese For Flavorful Dishes appeared first on .
Tags: Parenting, Lifestyle


ColourPop Cookie Cluster Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Cookie Cluster ColourPop Cookie Cluster 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($12.00 for 0.3 oz.) includes one cream highlighter, one shimmery powder blush, and two matte blushes: light copper, gold-shimmered orange, matte orange-coral, and matte pink-coral. They were fairly as-marketed with respect to pigmentation; the blushes were more buildable and hard to over-apply, though they had enough payoff to show up on skin. I found that the texture of ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Tom Ford, Christine, Ulta, Stila, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Becca Tigerlily


Italy’s birthrate is falling. Can the storks help?

Last year, the population of Europe’s fourth biggest economy dropped by the equivalent of a city the size of Florence. Yet the northern hamlets of Val d’Ultimo have found ways to buck the trendAs if having a baby wasn’t expensive enough, fathers of newborns in the mountain hamlets that make up Italy’s Val d’Ultimo have an additional cost. In a revival of an ancient myth that white storks deliver babies, carved wooden storks carrying a newborn child in a sling are a common feature outside homes i...
Tags: Europe, Family, Children, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Childcare, Economic policy, Italy, Population, Employment law, Florence, Ultimo, Stefan Schwarz


Coloured Raine Caramel Delight Bronzer Review & Swatches

Caramel Delight Coloured Raine Caramel Delight Bronzer ($16.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented where a little went a long way, so it was much easier to work with when applied with a more feathery brush and gently patted onto the skin first, then using a clean blending or buffing brush to diffuse and buff out the color. The texture was smooth to the...
Tags: Beauty, Mica, Christine, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Temptalia, Coloured Raine, Ingredients Talc Zinc Stearate Nylon, Beauty Bay Riley Rose Coloured Raine


Summer 2021: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Swatches

In April, Sephora CollectionSephora Collection released almost two dozen new shades into their Colorful EyeshadowColorful Eyeshadow ($9.00 each) range. When they reformulated this range last, I bought all the shades available and regretted it (I didn’t even end up writing formal reviews for everything). I guess I am a glutton for punishment or an eternal optimist, as I purchased the shades that were in-stock and here we are with 18 swatches! There were also some addit...
Tags: Beauty, Bank, Sephora, Christine, Sneak Peeks


Divorce showdown Bezos vs Gates which is saddest

Marriage with kids is co-parenting and ironically, divorce with kids is co-parenting: same decisions, same values, same uneven emotional investment. Going through a divorce just to co-parent from different homes wastes so much time and energy that some people argue courts should not intervene in post-divorce parenting decisions, which would legally call a spade a spade and make parenting while divorced the same as parenting while married. In a divorce with kids, timing is everything When asked ...
Tags: Careers, World Health Organization, Quitting, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Vox, Gates Foundation, Jeff, Bezos, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda, Jeffrey Epstein, Melinda Bill, Ann Winblad, Epstein Whatever Bill


How we stay together: ‘You’ve got to either take space or give space’

Metaphorically and literally, Clive and Mary have spent their almost four decades together learning to speak each other’s languageNames: Clive Smallman and Mary HaropoulouYears together: 38Occupations: academicsClive Smallman and Mary Harapoulou were polar opposites when they first got together, they say. He was an agnostic Englishman while she was religious and Greek. Now, after almost 40 years together, while many differences remain, some things have shifted. Mary recalls the Greek proverb abo...
Tags: Family, Relationships, Life and style, Mary, Clive, Clive Smallman, Mary HaropoulouYears, Smallman, Mary Harapoulou


Good Start of Perfume 2021: Best Launches

What do you want 2021 to smell like? Brands were and are trying to engage customers and managing sales during the challenges of the pandemic. The majority of ecommerce sales have mostly been replenishment: People usually tend to choose what they love and what's already familiar to them rather than picking something entirely new. In social psychology, this effect is sometimes called the fami... Read full article: Good Start of Perfume 2021: Best Launches from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologne...
Tags: Fashion


Wearing Boho Dresses and Achieving the Bohemian Look

One of the most versatile and free-spirited styles out there is a Bohemian outfit. There are various ways to put on your taste and character and still look chic when you go outside. This is a look... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Fashion, Parenting, Clothing, Online Shopping


Best of YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks (Spring 2021)

Here’s a recap of my reviews of the eight new shades in the YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) range for spring! YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick Gallery Options Products Swatches ...
Tags: Beauty, Morocco, Round-ups, Christine, YSL, YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks, YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick


What products do you reach for when you want a grungier look?

Natasha Denona Metropolis, Sydney Grace Autumn’s Reign, or Pat McGrath Decadence palettes all give me that vibe. I’m more likely to use either Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy (really goes with everything) or Fenty’s Afternoon Snack/Mo’ Honey highlighter for cheeks. For a really light look, a... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Pat McGrath, Fenty, Natasha Denona, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You, Metropolis Sydney


KKW Desert Rose - A Study in Tuberose and Porcelain

Two recent events events made me think about the KKW line of fragrances: First, a Fragrantica reader pointed out their concern about the perfume Desert Rose not actually have a rose note in it. I remember that I'd previously done some research about the plant Desert Rose, Adenium obesum, to find that it had no relationship to the rose family, and in fact also had none of its own perfume. It does, ... Read full article: KKW Desert Rose - A Study in Tuberose and Porcelain from Fragrantica Perfume...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes


Montale Crazy In Love

A new addition to the Montale perfume line in a pink metallic flacon arrives on the market in May 2021. The amber-floral composition of Crazy In Love creates a warm and seductive touch and follows Montale Oud Pashmina, Montale Dark Vanilla, Montale Oud Tobacco and Montale Velvet Fantasy as some of the latest creations of the popular French line. "Inspired by the wondrous Kingdom of Montale e... Read full article: Montale Crazy In Love from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Montale, Kingdom of Montale


Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: The Winsome Christian The word “winsome” is not in the Bible. Yet it’s worth pondering this old-fashioned concept as it relates to the witness of the modern-day church.A winsome life is attractive and inviting, exactly the sort of life every Christian should aim to lead. Aren’t All Religions the Same? Sure, there are minor theological variations, but aren’t all religions working toward the same goal, namely, to make the world a better place? ...
Tags: Featured, Life, Links, Gospel Coalition Canada


‘I hope you know this was never about football’: coaching my daughter’s team

When we started training, I thought it was for her sake. So why do I dread the day my daughter hangs up her boots?One day you’ll understand that this was never about football. It could have been anything. I just wanted to be where you were, as much as possible, for as long as you let me.When you were five we had an argument in the car on the way to a training session. I don’t know exactly what it was about. As I mentioned, you were five, so it could have been anything: how I’d packed the wrong s...
Tags: Family, Football, Sport, Life and style, Parents and parenting


Bobby Gillespie: ‘I am a lead singer, I love myself’

The musician on his Raquel Welch wallpaper, crying when Maradona died and breaking his back in four placesBorn in Glasgow, Bobby Gillespie, 58, founded Primal Scream in 1982. The band’s third album, Screamadelica, won the 1992 Mercury music prize. Utopian Ashes, Gillespie’s album with Jehnny Beth, is released on 2 July; their single, Remember We Were Lovers, is out now. He lives in London with his wife, fashion stylist Katy England, and two sons.When were you happiest?Standing on stage in betwee...
Tags: Music, London, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, Dance music, Glasgow, Gillespie, Primal Scream, Maradona, Jehnny Beth, Robert Young, Bobby Gillespie, Raquel Welch, Andrew Innes, Katy England


Blind date: ‘Would we have kissed? Good question’

Nicole, 26, ecological consultant, meets Luke, 26, physiotherapistWhat were you hoping for?I’m still just excited to get out after lockdown. I hate dating apps, so was looking forward to getting to know someone in person. Also, free food. Continue reading...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Dating, Luke, Nicole



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