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

Lucky Penny (220) Sephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful EyeshadowSephora Lucky Penny (220) Colorful Eyeshadow ($9.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a very light, golden copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly creamy texture that was smooth to the touch and blended in practice. It showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.FURTHER READING: ...
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YSL Nu Incongru & Rose Curieux Slim Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Nu Incongru (12) YSL Nu Incongru (12) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte LipstickYSL Nu Incongru (12) Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was incredibly smooth and lightweight with more of a velvety creaminess, which enabled the product to apply evenly and skate across my lips. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which ...
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New Flankers by Givenchy: Irresistible Eau de Toilette, L'Interdit Edition Milllesime, and Gentleman Eau de Toilette Intense

At the moment, Givenchy is focused on developing three perfume lines in its lux segment: Gentleman, Irresistible, and L'Interdit, unless it decides to surprise us with something totally new. All of them have gotten new flankers before the summer started. Let's compare them to their originals. Gentleman Eau de Toilette Intense The Gentleman line by Givenchy has beautiful, gentlemanly fragrances.... Read full article: New Flankers by Givenchy: Irresistible Eau de Toilette, L'Interdit Edition M...
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This Week in Dupes, Vol. 145

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between May 25th and May 31st before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Chanel Les Beiges Summer Light Collection Swatches

Here are swatches of the new Chanel Les Beiges Summer Light Collection, which launched recently for summer. It includes two eyeshadow palettes, four lipsticks, one liquid highlighter, and a new shade of the brand’s reformulated bronzer (I’ve also included the original here) that is “Deep” (though more like medium, so the range continues to lack inclusion). Les Beiges Summer Light Gallery Optio...
Tags: Beauty, Chanel, Christine, Sunbeam, Sneak Peeks, Chanel Les Beiges, Chanel Les Beiges Summer Light Collection, Lips Lip Swatches Tender Tender, Intense Intense

Case Study: Feminite du Bois, The Memory Booster

Talking about Shiseido fragrances, about densely woody fragrances, about unisex fragrances, in fact just talking about scents with perfumers and perfumephiles at all, one cult fragrance is bound to butt into the discussion: the legendary Féminité du Bois introduced in 1992 under the Shiseido brand. But it was certainly not their first fragrance, with the historical brand from Ginza, Tokyo, havin... Read full article: Case Study: Feminite du Bois, The Memory Booster from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
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How to Create a Soundtrack for Your Life

The soundtrack of a movie can really help make a film, deepening the anxiety of suspense, heightening the glory of victory, magnifying the heartache of tragedy, and accenting the protagonist’s change of course. Daniel Day-Lewis’ leap into a waterfall in The  Last of the Mohicans wouldn’t be as dramatic without Trevor Jones’ score swelling in the background, nor would Kevin McCallister’s reunion with his mom at the end of Home Alone without John Williams’. The takeoff of jets has...
Tags: Living, Taylor Swift, Entertainment, Life, John Williams, Jimmy, Daniel Day Lewis, Kevin McCallister, Trevor Jones

See ya, sweats! New Yorkers are going bold with their summer fashion

NYC fashionistas are shedding their drab pandemic duds and slipping into vibrant attire this summer.
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Charlotte Tilbury, Christian Louboutin Beauty, Tom Ford, and More On Sale

Head over to for some huge savings on luxury beauty brands today! Notable brands on sale: Christian Louboutin Beauty (30-40% Off Beauty and Fragrance) Charlotte Tilbury (Prices as Low as $19) Cle de Peau Beaute 30% Off Burberry Beauty 30% Off Lipstick Queen 30% Off NARS 30% Off Tom Ford 30% Off There are some incredible deals worth taking advantage of. Enjoy! Where to buy Net a Porter You may also enjoy... Essence Kiss The Frog Lipstick Review & SwatchesIt Cosmetics Na...
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  "Eurofragance, the Spanish company that creates fragrances, participates one more year as a gold sponsor in the Barcelona Olfaction Week (BOW), the international benchmark event to promote innovation in the perfume industry, the science of smell, and the culture of beauty. The meeting is held in a hybrid format, between online and face-to-face events, from Saturday May 29 to June 5, 2021. "Ba... Read full article: EUROFRAGANCE Joins The BARCELONA OLFACTION WEEK 2021 from Fragrantica Perfum...
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Are We Here for a Harry Styles Makeup Collection?

The beauty airwaves are alive with the news that Harry Styles is coming our with a makeup and fragrance collection soon According to reports Harry has allegedly filed a trademark under the “wholesale of perfume and cosmetics” category. Harry’s name is listed as well as Emma Spring, his former personal assistant. One Direction had a few fragrances several years ago if you recall. There are some hardcore One Direction fans out there and many of them love Harry Styles so this might just take of...
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3 Tips To Help Develop Your Child’s Social And Emotional Skills

Every child needs to develop social and emotional skills for them to grow up into healthy and functional adults. Social skills include effective communication, showing empathy and respect, active listening, and developing good interpersonal relationships. On the other hand, some examples of emotional skills include having a positive self-image, self-control, taking pride in accomplishments, and being sensitive to other people’s feelings. Disrupted social and emotional skills can lead to...
Tags: Fashion, Parenting, Adhd, Autism, Social Anxiety, Emotional Health, Emotional Support, Pediatrician, Social Skills, Child Psychologist

To the Snail That Crawled On My Yoga Mat Today……….

What are the benefits of snail mucin and why should you use it is a very common question I get. As well as questions like Why do you like snail mucin so much? Why do you use it? When do you use it? Aren’t you grossed out by it? This one is for the snail that decided to take up resident on my yoga mat early this morning. You’ve inspired an entire post. Who says snails don’t move fast? Because I swear I laid that mat down, went back to my car really quick for my water bottle, and there you ...
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Awesome places to call home within the US

Are you a free spirited person who is ready to get out of your hometown and see what more the world has to offer you? If so, here are a number of awesome .  Mississippi While you might have your eye on a state with more luxurious living, Mississippi is an awesome place to move to. It ranks as one of the most affordable states in the USA. It comes in with a cost of living that is about 15% lower than the rest of the country! You can afford to travel around the world and come home to your huge...
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Dolly Parton’s Makeup Includes a Bunch of Maybelline and This One Product That’s Still Sold But Not in Stores

Every wondered about Dolly Parton’s makeup routine? I mean, the woman is as a national a treasure as Betty White is lately. I’m not much of a country music kind of girl but Dolly’s as cute as a button! What’s not to love? She recently interviewed in a news article that…. Wait, for it. Deep breath now. She sleeps in her makeup. Dolly, girl, what are you talking about? You can’t do that! “I usually try to keep my makeup on at night,” she said. “Because I never know if there’s going to be an ...
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It’s Pride Month Let’s Understand What That Means

Pride Month kicks off today and as always brands are quick to jump on the bandwagon to release rainbow hued packaging in an effort to gain a new following and demographic. Ok, that sounds a bit harsh….! It’s not always about gaining new followers! Some brands actually put effort into bringing awareness to the LGBTQ+ community by either donating or educating their consumers on what Pride Month means. As an ally that has many friends in the community I feel the need to use my voice and platfor...
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Why You Deserve The Best Cozy Everyday Loungewear

You have probably seen images of celebrity closets full of designer dresses and fantastic outfits. In all honesty, you have probably dreamed of having such a closet. However, an increasing number of people are realizing that ownership isn’t everything.  After all, you spend hundreds of dollars on a fantastic dress and then wear it once. It is a much better idea to find a fantastic dress and rent it, you can then wear a different dress on every occasion and save yourself money.  All you ...
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Becca “Hi, Angel” Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Celebrates Pride and Says Goodbye

Becca “Hi, Angel “Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter arrives today and not only celebrates Pride and says goodbye as this is the brand’s final release before closing their doors in September 2021. Hi, Angel is an iridescent highlighter inspired by the shade Opal (aka it’s probably a dupe haha!). This opalescent highlighter has a reflective blue pearl finish! My love of Becca actually started with their Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter. I’m not a huge fan of highlighter as you ma...
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Albizia Phaedon Review

I was looking forward to smelling the new fragrance, Albizia Phaedon, announced on Fragrantica in February 2021, with great anticipation. Blooming albizia with pink fluffy flowers of a magical look, which makes you want to touch them, struck me in Nice during the World Perfumery Congress 2015. This is when I became another fan of the flowers in our editorial office. The subtle, tender scent of... Read full article: Albizia Phaedon Review from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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Bare Minerals Mineralist Eyeshadow Palettes Look Chalky, Dry, and Boring

These new Bare Minerals Mineralist Eyeshadow Palettes look chalky, dry, and boring! Oops! I said it! The new Bare Minerals Mineralist Eyeshadow Palette launched in six shade selections for Summer 2021 and include six shades of eyeshadow each. These vegan friendly palettes are filled with velvety mattes and luminous satins according to Bare Minerals but let’s be honest these promo images oh mah ga! They simply are not it. They ain’t kidding about being “minimalist”. I’ll be the first to adm...
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Not Me Hating On the Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 5

Anastasia Beverly Hills is set to launch the Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 5 this June for Summer 2021. The palette includes 25 pigmented shades of lilac, purple, pink,, brown, and orange shades in matte, satin, and multi-dimensional sparkle finishes. As with all the Pro Pigment Palettes this was curated by Norvina personally and will be $60 with a cruelty-free formula that’s vegan. It arrives in a lilac case with a generously sized mirror. I’m actually terrified of it. Let me correct t...
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Companies could invite a 'minefield' of lawsuits if they let employees choose how often they work remotely, economist says

Tom Werner/Getty Images Hybrid work could eventually result in lawsuits, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom told Bloomberg. Single men could return to the office full-time while working mothers may work from home some days. It could result in a difference in promotion rates and a "legal minefield" for companies, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The future of work could bring about new challenges for employers and employees alike - including, one leading economist s...
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Miller Harris Rêverie de Bergamote

British niche perfume house Miller Harris presents Rêverie de Bergamote, a fresh citrus, aromatic, and woody fragrance, added to the Editions Collection. Dazzling bergamot, aromatic and herbal rosemary, and dry, earthy, woody and smoky vetiver from Haiti are the main features of this new composition. The scent is inspired by a tranquil atmosphere of summer mornings, basking in the quiet, enjo... Read full article: Miller Harris Rêverie de Bergamote from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
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Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette Sadly Brings Nothing New

Oh Patrick I adore you but not another nude eyeshadow palette! Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette arrives June 3rd at and it’s a stunning palette nude eyeshadow palette featuring 12 warm and “cool” shades in two formulations of cream and powder. The luminous cream bases (two appear in this palette) act as primers for the matte and metallic shades to intensify the shades. A few people have pointed out the palette looks a lot like the recent Too Faced Teddy Bare It All Eyesh...
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Pat McGrath Paradise Venus Divine Blush Review & Swatches

Paradise Venus Pat McGrath Paradise Venus Divine BlushPat McGrath Paradise Venus Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish-copper with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had more of a “natural matte” finish when applied and blended out, so it did not appear dry or flat but didn’t have an overt sheen or visible shimmer on the skin. The texture was soft, slightly powdery in the pan, but it was...
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Giorgio Armani Lip Power Lipstick for Summer 2021

Release Date + About the Launch Lip Power satin lipstick achieves to combine long-lasting results and comfort, the two qualities usually opposed in lipsticks. Formulated with a unique combination of oils and highly concentrated pigments, this long lasting lipstick in a light texture brings vivid color in its truest form that stays comfortable all day long. With its color intensity and coverage that stays...
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Selfless by Hyram Is Supposed to Launch Today

Selfless by Hyram is a new skincare collection created by skincare guru, Hyram Yarbro. I didn’t even know who Hyram was until I got on Tiktok last year during lock down. Now my FYP is filled with a combination of skincare gurus like Hyram, my online crushes, and cosplayers (particularly the fetishized Mando and Kylo Ren (Patrick, I am so talking to you dude! Sorry, I know Kylo makes you uncomfy lately but I love him!!). Anyway, if you asked me about a celebrity or influencer launching a skinc...
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Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Face and Body Stick Sunscreen Review

I used this sunscreen all weekend and I love it – I actually think it’s so slept on and I’m not sure why more people aren’t talking about it. This is the Neutrogena Canada... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Has your relationship to skincare changed in the last year?

Early last year, I started taking a new medication, and I didn’t realize it for months later, but it actually caused deep, cystic acne and lots of it in places I had never had it. I originally thought it was just from stress (I had a lot going on, plus the pandemic!), but two weeks off the... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Step Away from Your Job Search

I recently wrote a tweet about “stepping away.” This is based on a project I was working on, and getting stuck. I could stare at the screen for minutes… er, hours, and make no progress. Or, I could walk away. I chose to walk away and address it the following day, which inspired this tweet (I’m also including Jacqui’s response/forward): This ‘stepping away’ that my friend, @jasonalba references, is so powerful on many levels, including in your #career growth + transition. Sometimes you have to u...
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