Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 101

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, Sydney, Christine, Weekly Features, Community Faves, Sydney Grace, MAC Limited Edition, Melissa View, USA MAC Limited Edition, Mario Permanent, Violette Laura Mercier, Rose Vif Laura Mercier, Royal Woo MAC Limited Edition, Jessica View Story Urban Decay Eyeliners

ColourPop High Tide Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

High Tide ColourPop High Tide 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) is an aqua and teal-themed color story that included six matte shades (or mostly matte shades!) and three shimmer shades. All nine shades were semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, fairly blendable, and easy enough to work with. Ingredients High Tide LE Limited Edition...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Linda Hallberg, Natasha Denona Python

MAC Lustreglass Lipstick Swatches (x15)

MAC Lustreglass Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) just released and replaces the brand’s original Lustre-finish lipsticks. MAC listed 20 shades on their website, but only 15 of the shades were available when I purchased. MAC Lustreglass Lipstick Gallery Options Products ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, Sneak Peeks, MAC Lustreglass, MAC Lustreglass Lipstick

ColourPop Lush Life Creme Gel Liners Reviews & Swatches

Toucan Do It ColourPop Toucan Do It Crème Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a rich, marigold with strong,w arm orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was somewhat buildable in coverage, that applied decently to the lower lash line but wasn’t as even as it could (or should) have been. The texture was more emollient while being slightly stiffer, which may have been why it was hard to get a trul...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Eye Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Summer 2021, ColourPop Lush Life Creme, Fenty Beauty Lime Feva LE

5 Tips for Opening a Fashion Boutique

The process of opening a fashion boutique can be a fun, fulfilling, and lucrative experience if done correctly. Fashion boutiques can sell handmade couture pieces, curated collections, low-cost basics, and other assortments of fashion items. There are boutiques for men, women, and children alike, all around the world. In a sea of similar businesses, there are some decisions that the owner of any new boutique will have to make in order to set their boutique apart from the competition. Here are f...
Tags: Business, Fashion, Style, Social Media, Nextdoor, Host, Boutique, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Eye 4 Style, Unique and Memorable Brand Story Fashion

Bitter Peaches: Peaches in Perfumery

A peach, like a rose, for example, is a plant that has arisen through human intervention. The David peach (Latin Prunus davidiana) can be considered a distant wild ancestor of the peach tree, while the modern cultivated peach is a hybrid of David's peach, along with many other species (common almond, Chinese plum, quince, Gansuan peach, and common apricot.) Peach or common peach (Latin Prunus per... Read full article: Bitter Peaches: Peaches in Perfumery from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes ...
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Perfume PosseWitchiness? I ‘borrow’ the neighbour behind my garden’s tree. It’s a eucalyptus – tall, full, frondy. At dusk (gloaming) it’s both beautiful and unsettling. When we have gales, it bends and bows – again, unsettling. But when it’s still it feels… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseWitchiness?
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ColourPop Cherry Crush Collection Swatches

ColourPop Cherry Crush Collection launched this past week and includes a new shadow palette, two gloss stains (new formula), and two eyeliners. There were also three Cheek Dew blushes, but since the formula was an absolute fail in the past, I skipped those. ColourPop Cherry Crush Collection Gallery Options Products ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sneak Peeks, Colourpop, ColourPop Cherry Crush Collection, Cherry Juicy Juicy Scarlet Black Cherry Take

What was the last base combo you tried and loved?

La Mer The Soft Fluid + Auric Glow Lust! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Jeff Bezos is retiring at 57 with $197 billion - 739,489 times the median American's retirement wealth

Jeff Bezos in 2019. John Locher/AP Jeff Bezos is leaving his role as Amazon CEO at the age of 57 with $197 billion. The median net worth of Americans when they retire at 65 is $266,400. Bezos is currently the richest person in the world. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' reign as Amazon CEO will come to an end on Monday, and he'll be stepping down as the world's richest person.He will be retiring from the role at the age of 57 with an estimated $199 b...
Tags: Amazon, News, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bloomberg, Economy, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, Andy Jassy, US Census Bureau, John Locher, Net Worth, Tech Insider

Perfumed Horoscope: July 5 - July 11

  There are weeks when astrological advice is needed more, and this is one of those weeks. Consider for example that misunderstandings could lead to inadequate decisions this week. This could put us directly into a struggle-mode while at the same time, we sense the opposite: that we are actually experiencing a creative peak (Venus in Leo). This is a time for fun in our lives. It can set us... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: July 5 - July 11 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazi...
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Anne Theroux: ‘I want to have my say’

Her marriage to the prolific author Paul Theroux fell apart in 1990. He has written about the divorce, now she tells her side of the storyIn 1996 the author Paul Theroux wrote a short story about the final evening of a marriage, where the characters talk poetically and drink champagne. “The reality”, writes Anne Theroux today, “was different.”I arrive at the café early, but Theroux had arrived earlier still. She greets me from the far side of a wisteria- strung patio, elegant in the shade. We ar...
Tags: Books, Family, Marriage, Life and style, Divorce, Culture, Autobiography and memoir, Paul Theroux, PAUL, Theroux, Anne Theroux

Alicia Keys: ‘I’ve always had to be strong’

Alicia Keys reflects on 20 years of stardom, going makeup free and where she gets her ‘grit energy’In 2016, when Alicia Keys released her sixth studio album, Here, she celebrated the launch with a gig in New York’s Times Square. An article written in the Guardian by a journalist who was on the promotional junket described the machinery of her management system at the time, as functioning “like an onion”. A formidable, multi-layer of managers, confidants, coaches, assistants, a personal film crew...
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Allison Mack: Hollywood actor with key role in abusive Nxivm sex cult

The Smallville star was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday. How did she fall into the service of such a group?Allison Mack, the actor best known for her starring role in the series Smallville, presented a very different look to the woman who’d arrived at the same Brooklyn courthouse in early 2018 to be arraigned on charges she manipulated women into becoming sexual slaves within the Nxivm self-empowerment group.Back then, she was confident and smartly dressed – the picture of a succ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Celebrity, Life and style, World news, US news, Brooklyn, Allison Mack

Sunday with Gary Kemp: ‘It’s all got a bit arty in our house’

The singer talks about indie films and apple fritters, bike rides and books in bedEarly bird or lie-in? I’ve been an early riser for years. One Sunday, very soon, I’m going to set my alarm for 4am, go and sit in my local wood and, if I don’t get arrested, listen to the dawn chorus.Sunday brekkie? We’ve got a 9-, 12- and a 16-year-old. Our house is like a restaurant with all the different eggs, avocados and pancakes. The battle is getting them off their screens to gather around the table. Continu...
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I’m an unsuccessful writer, how can I escape this feeling of despair?

Direct your energy into your creativity and do what you want to doThe question I am a nearly 40-year-old woman and I’ve recently realised that I have no idea what would make me happy. I’m married with children and a good career. We’re financially comfortable. I have nothing to complain about. Yet beneath the surface, I feel a sort of numb despair at life. I find no joy in anything. I dislike my job and feel disconnected from my family. I sleep poorly, which doesn’t help; sometimes at night I get...
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