Clarins Jade Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Jade (05) Clarins Jade (05) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette ($43.00 for 0.1 oz.) includes three more greenish-leaning shades with a deeper, contrasting navy blue. All four shades had some shimmer, to them, though they were more satin-to-pearl with finer shimmer that looked more like a soft sheen once applied and blended out on skin. They had semi-opaque to opaque coverage that lasted for eight hours for the most part, though this was nowh...
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MAC My Lips are Insured & Marrakesh Me Later Love Me Liquid Lipcolours Reviews & Swatches

My Lips are Insured MAC My Lips are Insured Love Me Liquid Lipcolour ($24.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable if desired. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and creamy with fluidity that helped it maneuver easily along the edges of my lips. This particular shade seemed slightly creamier and had a touch...
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Lethal Cosmetics Fusion Pressed Highlighter Review & Swatches

Fusion Lethal Cosmetics Fusion Magnetic Pressed Highlighter ($18.00 for 0.18 oz.) has a light-medium orange base with much lighter, golden shimmer throughout that gave it a luminous finish. The end result was lighter and less orange–and more golden–when applied to my skin at certain angles. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was moderately dense but not thick or difficult to pick up with a dry, fe...
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Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 094

Sundays are for readers! Each week, on Sunday, I like to see what the community has been enjoying. “Most Loved” are products that readers specifically loved but didn’t add to their wish list ( ). “Most Wanted” are products that readers specifically added to their wish lists ( ). This is populated based on the last seven days of activity! You’ll find the icons to interact with products throughout the site, like on Glossovers. You’ll also find recently submitted makeup looks and color stories ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Community Faves, Esther Geller, Gamma Ray Terra Moons Permanent, Antares Terra Moons Permanent, Helix Nebula Terra Moons Permanent, Adela Arceo, Mia View Story Tarnished Metals

Neroli vs Orange Blossom in Perfumery

Bitter orange aka Seville orange or Bigarade orange (Citrus × aurantium subsp. amara L.) is, perhaps, the most important citrus material in perfumery. The plant originates from Southeast Asia, although it doesn't grow in the wild. Biologists believe that bitter orange is a hybrid between pomelo (lat. Citrus maxima) and mandarin (lat. Citrus reticulata.) Bitter orange is cultivated primarily�... Read full article: Neroli vs Orange Blossom in Perfumery from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Mag...
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How to Plan San Francisco Night Tours with Friends in 2021

San Francisco is one of the most liberal cities in the United States. From delicious street food to shopping havens, live music concerts, cabaret, and drag shows, it has everything to keep you mesmerized. So, it’s undoubtedly an exciting place to visit and experience beautiful sights, thrilling nightlife, and delectable seafood.  But to enjoy a typical San Francisco night, you need to have a plan. Here are some valuable tips on planning your itinerary so you can get the most out of your...
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Drowning and Dreaming

Perfume PosseDrowning and Dreaming I’m at a loss. It has rained, it is raining, it will rain. We get 40% more precip than London, which is saying something. After years in this country I fully understand why people talk endlessly about the weather. Decades… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseDrowning and Dreaming
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ILIA Tenderly Multi-Stick Review & Swatches

Tenderly ILIA Tenderly Multi-StickILIA Tenderly Multi-Stick ($34.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a very light pink with strong, warm undertones and a dewy sheen. This one read as if it had very faint pearl, as it looked more luminous on my skin than most of the other shades in the range. It had sheer color payoff that could be built up to medium coverage if desired. The balm was more solid in the tube, but it softened and became moderately emol...
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7 most notorious and excessive Roman Emperors

Roman Emperors were known for their excesses and violent behavior. From Caligula to Elagabalus, the emperors exercised total power in the service of their often-strange desires.Most of these emperors met violent ends themselves.We rightfully complain about many of our politicians and leaders today, but historically speaking, humanity has seen much worse. Arguably no set of rulers has been as debauched, ingenious in their cruelty, and prone to excess as the Roman Emperors.While this list is certa...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Sex, Government, History, Rome, Innovation, Hercules, Jupiter, Alexandria, Philo, Roman, Nero, Suetonius, Seneca, Gaul

Perfumed Horoscope: May 17 - May 23

  The purpose of this week's horoscope is to help us navigate away from potentially confusing situations. We should not take anything for granted. Any verbal or mental confusion may complicate our relationships (first Mercury and then Venus “square” Neptune.) This includes any foods and drinks that should be checked before ingesting. My neighbor Katya taught me to hold my palm over food an... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: May 17 - May 23 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazin...
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9 Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in April 2008. Whether for warmth, cooking, or signaling, fire is a survival essential. As is the knowledge of how to make one without matches. You never know when you’ll find yourself without those convenient little red-tipped tools. Maybe your single engine plane goes down whi...
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Costus: the opposite of clean

If you happened to see costus among perfume notes, and then googled it to find out more, you've probably seen a picture like this:   Costus igneus   Costus species are distantly related to ginger: both their families (Costaceae and  Zingiberaceae) belong to the same order, Zingiberales. Here, compare costus to ginger flower: After narrowing your search, the world web has already shared with y... Read full article: Costus: the opposite of clean from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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Divorces of the rich and famous: a 1% solution or the start of a trend?

With such high-profile splits at Bill and Melinda Gates and Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos, some say the wealthy play by their own rules but celebrities often set standards the rest of us followA cascade of recent high-profile divorces of the very rich and famous has presented new questions for the divorce industry – and offered a voyeuristic thrill-ride for millions of the less well-known.Some of the divorces of recent years have apparently been amicable or pseudo-amicable, such as the tech billionai...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Kim Kardashian, Life and style, US news, Divorce, Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Kim Kardashian West, Jeff, Mackenzie Scott, MacKenzie Bezos

Taffeta with no tantrums: How we created Diana’s fairytale wedding dress

As the gown of the 80s goes on show, David Emanuel, its co-designer, describes working with his ‘sweet as pie’ royal client For David Emanuel, the memories are always close to the surface. Straightening the veil, smoothing ruffles of ivory silk taffeta, whispering “a few sweet things” to Diana Spencer before she walked down the aisle in St Paul’s Cathedral and became the Princess of Wales.“It was a long time ago, darling,” he says, of creating what is probably still the world’s most famous weddi...
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Managing Your Career

In this book, Managing Your Career, Sean McPheat gives readers a practical plan on how to go about taking control of their careers, no matter what field they are in. Sean is the Founder and Managing... By Harrison Barnes
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My fiancé is trying to control me and stop me seeing my parents | Dear Mariella

These are serious warning signals about your future happiness which you should not ignore, says Mariella FrostrupThe dilemma My boyfriend and soon-to-be husband doesn’t like my parents. He is not rude to them. In fact, he can be very welcoming. However, each time I bring up a conversation about my parents he criticises their parenting method in raising me and my siblings. He feels they didn’t do a good job with us. For example, my parents encouraged us to come home with our boyfriends. But from ...
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