Bite Beauty Melon Mojito Daycation Whipped Blush Review & Swatches

Melon Mojito Bite Beauty Melon Mojito Daycation Whipped BlushBite Beauty Melon Mojito Daycation Whipped Blush ($32.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a muted, medium coral with warmer undertones and fine, pink pearl throughout. It seemed more pigmented when initially squeezed out, but it sheered out instantly in practice, so the best coverage I could achieve was semi-sheer but that was patchy. If I left it as a very sheer layer (barely visible on...
Tags: Beauty, Smith, Christine, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, Temptalia, Summer 2021, NARS Bowery LE

Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows (Summer 2021) Reviews & Swatches (Part 1 of 4)

First Light (29) Sephora First Light (29) Colorful EyeshadowSephora First Light (29) Colorful Eyeshadow ($9.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a light, yellowy gold with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was fragile and arrived broken, though there was a lot of slip to the powder, which allowed me to push it back together just by pressing it with my fingertips (though not enough to travel with or anything!). It had n...
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Bite Beauty Watermelon Marg Daycation Whipped Blush Review & Swatches

Watermelon Marg Bite Beauty Watermelon Marg Daycation Whipped BlushBite Beauty Watermelon Marg Daycation Whipped Blush ($32.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, pinky lavender with iridescent micro-sparkle over a matte finish. The blush lacked dimension applied, despite the sparkle, as the underlying base was so flat–definitely not “natural-looking” as marketed. The consistency felt like a whipped mousse, and it was very quick to dry down ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, Temptalia, Barbe, Kevyn Aucoin Grapevine, Summer 2021

Luna and Endymion: A Tale Told by Penhaligon's

He heard but the last words, nor could contend One moment in reflection: for he fled Into the fearful deep, to hide his head From the clear moon, the trees, and coming madness. It is gratifying for the traveler, who wandered far and wide, to find the path back to his native land again ... Luna, Evelyn De Morgan, 1885 After roaming the vast landscape of perfumery, I always go back to the Brit... Read full article: Luna and Endymion: A Tale Told by Penhaligon's from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
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April Aromatics Lavandeluce

Fans of the natural perfume house April Aromatics from Germany may notice something familiar when they see the brand's characteristic flacon carrying the name Lavandeluce, and they would be right: Lavandeluce was an earlier creation from December 2019 when it was launched in the limited Gourmand Collection Mini Scents. Another one from this set that made its way to the big bottle is Vanilicious, w... Read full article: April Aromatics Lavandeluce from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine....
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What kind of beauty content do you engage with most?

I’m mostly a lurker and the content I come across tends to be through Instagram, which is mostly new product releases and looks, but I don’t read/watch a lot of review content on purpose (unless I’ve already reviewed myself), so then if I watch a video, it’ll usually be a get-ready-with-me... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Life on the other side: meet five people who’ve had an extreme change of heart

Janice was a drug dealer who now works with ex-prisoners, Christian used to be a neo-Nazi and now helps former extremists… Five people who have radically changed their lives reveal what made them switchMy life as a criminal wasn’t glamorous. People think of the money, but not what happens after midnight: the police you have to hide from; the family members who won’t talk to you; the thieves, robbers and informants on your back. This is what I now remind people who find themselves sucked into the...
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Coronavirus vaccines may be slightly less effective for women than men, emerging research suggests

A physician administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images Clinical trials suggest that coronavirus vaccines are slightly less effective among women than men. A new CDC report also found that women represent most breakthrough infections. Scientists are exploring why women may respond differently to these shots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Anna Kern, a 33-year-old nurse practitioner in Ferndale, Michigan, didn't expect to ge...
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My closest friend, my biggest enemy: can I make sense of my sister’s life and death?

When Arifa Akbar’s artist sister died suddenly, she was left wondering why their relationship had been so fractious. Could a trove of sketchbooks reveal the truth?My sister’s illness was a mystery until the day before she died. In the spring of 2016, Fauzia was taken to hospital twice and each time she stayed in intensive care for days on end. Her doctors conducted tests, drew up hypotheses, disproved them, and called in more doctors until her medical team was engorged with expertise but no clos...
Tags: Health, Family, Life and style, Mental Health, Depression, Tuberculosis, Fauzia, Yaseen, Arifa Akbar

Saturday Links

Podcast: I enjoyed talking to Rich Villodas about his book The Deeply Formed Life on the Gospel for Life podcast. Curated links for your weekend reading: Make This Your General Rule of Thumb When Binding the Conscience of Others Could every believer, in every place, across all time, people’s and cultures, both now and forever, do this thing? Manners for Social Media in Polarized Times Describing others with demeaning epithets is arrogant and unbecoming. Let’s run as far from it as...
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‘I cringe at it now’: what happened to the kids of reality TV?

Whether lurking in the background of The Real Housewives, or starring in their own show, a generation have had their childhoods captured on screen. How did it change them?Shane Keough’s mother, Jeana, is a former Playboy model. His father, Matt, was a professional baseball player. He grew up in a sprawling mansion and wanted for little. When a TV executive called Scott Dunlop decided to make a reality show about the rich, glamorous and drama-loving residents of Orange County, California, he had...
Tags: Family, Reality TV, Television, Celebrity, US, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Sydney, Playboy, Parents and parenting, Orange County, Cheshire, Real Housewives, Matt, Orange County California

Sephora’s Memorial Day Sale Now Live

Head over to and enjoy 50% off more on a slew of different items for Memorial Day! Here’s a few items that caught my eye: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush $15 Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2 $30 Viseart Theory Eyeshadow Palette $31 Guerlain Shalimar Eau de Toilette $52 Guerlain Shalimar Perfume Extract $86 Tarte Youth or Dare Multi-Acid & C-Serum $29 Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint $14 NUDESTIX Cream Lip + Cheek Pencil $13 Sephora Gleaming Stones Premium Eyeshadow Pale...
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Hair waste from salons recycled to mop up oil spills on sea shores

Hairdressers from UK and Ireland sign up to initiative to protect environment and power National GridHair cuttings from salons are being used to mop up oil spills and hair bleaches, and dyes are being burned to create energy as part of a scheme to make the hairdressing industry greener.Over the past 10 months, 550 salons across the UK and Ireland have signed up to the Green Salon Collective (GSC), an initiative that reduces salon waste through recycling and education programmes. Continue reading...
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Blind date: ‘Describe him in three words? Confident, charming, intelligent’

Joseph, 24, release engineer, meets Beti, 25, doctorWhat were you hoping for?A nice dinner with interesting company. Failing that, a funny story. Continue reading...
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‘I was losing my mind’: can baby sleep gurus really help exhausted parents?

Growing numbers of frazzled parents are paying a fortune to people who claim they can help them get a good night’s rest. Are they being taken for a ride? Plus a doctor’s top tips for children of all agesBy the time her baby was four months old, Zara, a psychologist and executive coach from Surrey, was able to open a bottle of wine and have “a bit of an evening”. He was sleeping in four-hour stints, waking twice in the night. Then, at four and half months, his sleep pattern changed: “It was five ...
Tags: Family, Sleep, Children, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Surrey, Zara

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