MAC Been There, Plum That & Whatta Doll Love Me Liquid Lipcolours Reviews & Swatches

Been There, Plum That MAC Been There, Plum That Love Me Liquid Lipcolour ($24.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deeper, eggplant purple with warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied smoothly and fluidly across my lips without emphasizing my lip texture or settling noticeably into my lip lines. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and like a velvety-cream, just in liquid forma...
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The lightness of citrus. Reflections on Pierre Guillaume’s new trilogy

Back at the start of May, Fragrantica Editor and columnist Sergey Borisov broke the exciting news that Pierre Guillaume was about to launch a citrus trilogy of scents: Lumieres d’Agrumes. The three fragrances: Solsekia 07, Grand Siecle Intense 7.1 and Morning in Tipasa 7.2 represent both an update and a reimagining of Pierre’s citrus scents to bring them into line with current trends but also ... Read full article: The lightness of citrus. Reflections on Pierre Guillaume’s new trilogy from Frag...
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Dior Light Bronze Dior Forever Natural Bronze Review & Swatches

Light Bronze (02) Dior Light Bronze (02) Dior Forever Natural BronzeDior Light Bronze (02) Dior Forever Natural Bronze ($48.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a very light, peachy-brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a smooth, more velvety texture with a touch of powderiness that was present in the pan–made the powder easy to pick up–but it sat beautifully on my skin as it looked more “natural matte” than full-on, flat m...
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What do you like about face masks? What don't you like?

Tell us what you love and hate about... Face Masks I love how indulgent they feel, but there are some masks I’ve tried where they feel nice, but I have no idea if they’re actually doing anything! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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When Did You Know You Were Home

Perfume PosseWhen Did You Know You Were Home A bit ago, I was chatting with a friend about what it means to be Home and I asked ‘when did you know you were Home?’.  For her, it wasn’t a house, it was the moment  she first stepped into… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseWhen Did You Know You Were Home
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How To Pick the Best Probiotic for You

Probiotics are receiving more attention in recent years and rightfully so. The health benefits that probiotics offer are noticeable and life-changing. However, not everyone knows how they work or how to find the best probiotic. To better understand how you can leverage probiotics for a better life, it’s best to have a good foundation on what they are and what they do. An Introduction to Probiotics Probiotics are bacteria that you consume and make their way to your intestines. Kn...
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How to stop procrastinating by making any kind of work interesting

[This is from my newsletter, The Magnet. Please subscribe. There's a free edition and a paid edition – Mark] I'm a procrastinator. I have been my whole life. I can think of two reasons why. One is that it's hard for me to get started on something. — Read the rest
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Ariana Grande married her real estate agent boyfriend

The pop star and Dalton Gomez, a Compass agent who has been dating her publicly since last spring, tied the knot this weekend at their Montecito home.
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Melinda Gates reportedly hired trust and estate lawyers in her divorce from Bill Gates, an 'unusual' move signaling that she could tweak their 3 kids' $10 million inheritance

Melinda and Bill Gates during a TED conference in 2014. YouTube/TED Experts told Page Six that naming trust and estate lawyers in divorce filings is unusual. The move could mean that Melinda Gates wishes to change the amount that their three kids inherit. Bill Gates has said that each will get $10 million, with the rest of the $130 billion going to charity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates named trust and estate lawyers in her filing for divorce from Bill Gate...
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Gucci The Alchemist's Garden: Gucci Garden Eau de Parfum

  Under the license of Coty, the luxury collection by GUCCI, THE ALCHEMIST'S GARDEN, presents a new edition, this time in a limited number of 1000 pieces. The fragrance is signed by Master perfumer Alberto Morillas. The scent was created in the spirit of the place from which it takes its name, also home to the recently opened Archetypes exhibit—a multi-sensory exploration of the House’s ad ... Read full article: Gucci The Alchemist's Garden: Gucci Garden Eau de Parfum from Fragrantica Perfumes...
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Dogecoin’s Fading But Neiman Marcus Sales Rebound

If you’re over there biting your fingernails over the state of Dogecoin and other crypto today you aren’t alone. Be right back I’m gonna go sob under my desk for a while! It’s ok though! Good news awaits us in the beauty world at least. Neiman Marcus sales rebounded apparently in Q3 and count me shocked. Lord & Taylor, maybe you moved too quickly there….! According to reports there’s a 43 to 44 percent gain in the third quarter compared to the 2020 period and only about a 6 to 7 percent de...
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The average salaries for Americans working in 19 life-saving jobs

Firefighters earn an average of $56,360 a year. Ringo Chiu/Reuters Annual National EMS Week started on May 16. Nurses and other workers in life-saving positions are also helping save lives during the pandemic. From EMTs to firefighters, here are the average salaries as of May 2020 for 19 life-saving jobs. See more stories on Insider's business page. 19. Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers earn an average of $27,050 a year. Reuters/Mark K...
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Luxe Eyeshadow Palette Set On Sale + Free Shipping

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Luxe Eyeshadow Palette Set is on sale at for $34! It comes with the Soft Glam Palette as well as a Mini Lash Brag Mascara in Jet Black and a Mini Liquid Lipstick in Crush. Enjoy! Where to buy Nordstrom You may also enjoy... You’re A Mean One Mr Grinch But You’re Still Gifting Us Makeup This SeasonSteal It: Urban Decay Loose Pigments $10Bobbi Brown Fall Collection 2009: Bobbi Brown Fall Nudes CollectionLoves It: Lumene Vitamin C+ Age Def...
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Podcast #709: The Art of Conversation — A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure

How do you form a meaningful connection with another person? Well, it starts with simply opening your mouth. From there, my guest says, you want to progress through a conversation, or perhaps a series of conversations, in a particular sequence of stages that will form an effective on-ramp towards a stronger relationship. Her name is Judy Apps, she’s a speaking and voice coach and the author of several books on communication, including The Art of Conversation. Today Judy and I discuss that art...
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Kristin Ess Cleansing Co-Wash Totally Stopped Me from Shedding Like a Poodle

Kristin Ess Frizz Management Cleansing Co-Wash totally stopped me from shedding and I feel like I get less hair breakage using this stuff! Love! For some reason hair care became a weird sort of addiction during lock down…! I found myself exploring new brands, doing new hairstyles, and just treating my hair a lot nicer than I normally do! I think it was some new level of self care for me! At this time I also started using Kristin Ess Cleansing Co-Wash (and pretty much exploring her entire lin...
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Cheap Thrilling It With Smartly Body Lotion and Shower Gel

I like long romantic strolls down the cleaning aisles at Target. I find peace and my inner zen while browsing Method and Mrs. Meyer’s…..ahhhh…! Tell me you like to clean stuff without telling me you like to clean stuff ;-D No but seriously, there’s something very calming about just a Target trip especially when it isn’t super busy and you can just casually stroll through the aisles without invading anyone else’s space. As you may know, since I’ve told everyone that will listen, Smartly Citrus...
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Christian Louboutin Loubiworld Scent Library Set Is Affordable and Ship Free

Finally Christian Louboutin Loubiworld perfumes are finally available in a Scent Library Set at an an affordable price. I’ve been wanting to try these for a while and wasn’t really up for that $300 Travel Set they introduced! I’ve smelled almost all of them but I really want to see how they wear on my skin! Christian Louboutin Loubiworld Scent Library Set is a complete collection of all six scents that come in 0.14 oz vials. You get: Loubifunk Fragrance: a carnival of rose, blackcurrant and...
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Monday Motivation: Tell Yourself You’re Pretty Today

Wakey wakey my friends! It’s currently 5AM and my eyes are at that glued together stage! I normally don’t have allergies but for some reason my eyes have been watery and itchy lately (as well as my nose) and it makes me wake up with them feeling like they are half closed. I’m so not a morning person….! This makes it worst….! I may die before the day is over. A little drama for you there to start the day…! Good news, by the time this reaches you we’ll all be wide awake, bright eyed and bu...
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Career Durability: Ensure You Have a Job As Long As You Want One

You might remember that last fall, I helped DeVry University with a survey about workplace sentiment during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when employees should be feeling recognized and celebrated, nearly one in four employed Americans said they believed that American workers are not valued. And, more than a third of survey respondents claimed that based on their employer’s actions since the start of the pandemic, they feel disposable. Were these feelings valid? Could employers actually take ...
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Wildlife Is Now Thriving Again in Chernobyl–Even If Humans Won’t for Another 24,000 Years

In Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 sci-fi film Stalker, a mysterious artifact renders a landscape called the Zone inhospitable for humans. As critics have often pointed out, a tragic irony may have killed the director and some of the crew a few years later. Shooting for months on end in a disused refinery in Estonia exposed them to high levels of toxic chemicals. Tarkovsky died of cancer in 1986, just a few months after the disaster at Chernobyl. “It is surely part of Stalker’s mystique,” Mark L...
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I Squealed A Little At the Caboodles Malibu Barbie Collection

My little girl side readily admits that anything Barbie gets me super excited especially this Caboodles Malibu Barbie Collection. Don’t hate me the Colourpop Malibu Barbie Collection did nothing for me but I’m feeling this Caboodles Collection. I mean, it’s Barbie and Caboodles…! I have such fond memories of both! Beauty confession! I still have my lilac marble shaded Caboodle from years and years and years ago back when dinosaurs roamed the beauty world. I have so many great memories of B...
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We don’t talk about Israel in my family so I have to talk about it here

Everyone in my family holds a different view about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. I used to track my site traffic like Google was my fortune teller. The top three countries for my audience were always US, UK, and Australia. The next few countries changed a lot, but often Israel was number four. My family is so used to fighting about the Israelis that we even fought about the reason for my large Israeli readership. How do I feel about the Palestinians? I fall on the far end of horrified by ...
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Benefit California Kissin’ ColorBalm Moisturizing Lip Balm Bringing Back Feel Good Revlon Lip Butter Memories

Benefit California Kissin’ ColorBalm Moisturizing Lip Balm ($21) are a new pigmented, moisturizing lip balm that launched in 16 shades. These are formulated with wild mango butter and hyaluronic acid to keep lips hydrated and smooth. Benefit also promises up to eight hours of wear with these. What did you think when you first saw them? Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters? Yup! Me too! Can you believe it’s been 10 years since they launched them? They should totally bring them back! I bet I can g...
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If you had to wear only one blush forever, what would it be?

Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy (discontinued) is one I’ve worn a lot and find flatters my coloring and a slew of looks, from bold to more subtle. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Easy Ways To Make Your Employees Feel Appreciated

Employee morale is directly linked to productivity for any business, leaving you with the challenge of maintaining positive company culture. The best way of doing that is by taking steps to help your employees feel more appreciated as members of the organization. If you find it difficult to express your appreciation for your employees, following these suggestions can help. Image Source: Simply Express Your Appreciation It’s easy to assume  making an employee feel valued will req...
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500 Happy People – Habits Lawyers Can Learn From

500 happy people, no this does not sound like a law firm or bar association near you. The legal industry, unfortunately, is filled with unhappy people. Many oft-discussed factors are involved and there are too many to list. Whether it is grueling work hours, intense pressure from clients, a “24/7/365 response required” mentality or other factors, lawyers are often the first to say that their profession – and indeed their lives – are not entirely happy. But does this have to be the case? Can lawy...
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ILIA A Fine Romance Multi-Stick Review & Swatches

A Fine Romance ILIA A Fine Romance Multi-Stick ($34.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, which made it one of the more pigmented shades within the range (for those who need or desire higher coverage). The texture was lightweight, smooth, and moderately emollient but had to be warmed up slightly before rea...
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2 Awesome Suncreens

Empties from the weekend, I’ve been outside as much as possible. The Vichy sunscreen is 10/10 and we were using the little bit from last year. Neutrogena Hydroboost is nice for the body but not... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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I Swear These Beauty Products Changed Their Formulas…….

Have you ever loved a lipstick or an eyeliner or a moisturizer so much that you felt the need to stock up on it? Don’t worry! You aren’t alone! I’ve totally had moments where I’ve hoarded away some fragrance, skincare, or even a MAC Pigment or two that I loved. I think some of the psychology behind this is the fear it’ll be discontinued but another fear is that the formula will change. I’ve seen this happen time and time again! I’ll fallen in with something, use it to the very last drop, r...
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Sole traders: how sneakers became as collectable as art

Sale of Kanye West’s 2008 Grammys pair for $1.8m heralded era of investment grade trainersTo most people they just look like a pair of trainers or sneakers, but for Gerome Sapp the Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes represent a watershed moment in design and modern commerce. “If you’re a sneakerhead, you know that sneaker,” says Sapp.The art market is paying attention, too. The shoes, co-designed by Kanye West and worn by him to the Grammys in 2008, became the most expensive ever sold when Sapp’s compa...
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