Clarins Midnight Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Midnight (06) Clarins Midnight (06) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette ($43.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a darker, smokier set of shades that includes three more shimmery eyeshadows and one more semi-matte shade. The texture was slightly firmer/denser throughout the quad, which made coverage slightly to noticeably weaker and not as blendable as it should have been. Ingredients Midnight ...
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A Summer of Warmth with Natasha Denona Palettes | Biba, Bronze, Sunrise, Sunset

I thought I’d share some color combos for summer, and instead of doing a variety of brands and products in one post, I wanted to change it up by highlighting a single brand/product type instead. First up, the Queen of warm-toned neutrals… Natasha Denona. Sunset, Sunrise, and Bronze just scream warm, bronzy summer to me, but I put in a couple of combos using Biba that weren’t quite so orange/red-based. What kind of colors do you reach for most during the summer? I feel ...
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ColourPop Rum Runner Blush Stix Review & Swatches

Rum Runner ColourPop Rum Runner Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium coral with moderate, warm undertones balanced between pink and more orange paired with a dewy sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, balmy consistency that had moderate slip and applied best with a fingertip or a stippling brush. The formula worked well on bare skin as well as layered over base products and blended out well (though I ...
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5 Common Homeowner Mistakes You Must Avoid

Nobody’s home is perfect. For starters, interior trends and personal tastes are constantly evolving. The good news is that many of the smaller issues can slide for several months (or even years) before they become a problem. However, other aspects require attention much sooner. Whether you’re a new homeowner or not doesn’t matter. Here are five of the most common mistakes that you simply must not make.  #1. Ignoring Security Safety first. If your home is left in a vulnerable sta...
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MAC TNTeaser, Cockney, Flustered Lustreglass Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

TNTeaser MAC TNTeaser Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium orange with warmer undertones and a soft, luminous sheen with faint pearl. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which could be built up to mostly opaque coverage with two to three passes. The lipstick had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was on the thinner side, which kept it feeling lightweight. The color applied evenly and didn’t emphasize ...
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Eden-Roc by Dior: The Scent of KAYF

Eden-Roc is a fragrance with a story I could not join in on. I usually study the legend and the background first, and only then do I smell the fragrance itself. One can argue at length whether 'what the creator wanted to say' is important from a systematic point of view, but if a creator indeed had something to say, if he or she had a certain super task (and that is the way works from the ... Read full article: Eden-Roc by Dior: The Scent of KAYF from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine...
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Creed Viking vs Viking Cologne

To me, Creed’s 2021 Viking Cologne bears very little resemblance to the original Viking; so different in tone and colour that they could, and should, be thought of as two independent references. If you didn’t like Viking, don’t discount Viking Cologne on the name alone. If you loved Viking, don’t blind buy the Cologne!  Creed have taken the same approach formulating Viking Cologne as the... Read full article: Creed Viking vs Viking Cologne from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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Sir Homi Mody … Dadabhai Naoroji: Five Parsis behind Mumbai’s street names

These five roads in Mumbai are named after politicians, bankers, lawyers and activists who had two things in common: one, they were Parsi, and two, they all contributed to the development of Mumbai, and India as a whole. There is no community in Mumbai as wealthy as the Parsis. Bombay owes a lot of its historical glory to them. The British clearly thought favourably of them, given the linkages they formed with the community. In 1877, Sir J.R. Carnac, governor of Bombay, is said to have told th...
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First of Many: Delnaaz Irani revisits Commander

This week’s First of Many features Delnaz Irani. In the 86th edition of our series, the actor talks about her first acting project, Sri Adhikari Brothers’ TV show Commander (1992). Delnaz Irani never had an ambition to become an actor, and started acting only to earn some extra pocket money. Ironically though, the actor found her calling in the profession and is still here after three decades with a slate of work in both Bollywood and TV. She has appeared in films such as Pyaar Mein Twist, Bho...
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Phantom by Paco Rabanne: Artificial Intelligence + Human Emotion = Augmented Creativity

Following the big launch of the latest pillar by Paco Rabanne, we received more interesting info about the creation, inspiration, and futuristic direction of the newest fragrance PHANTOM. To first read our announcement of PACO RABANNE PHANTOM, click here. Paco Rabanne’s team developed PHANTOM with the perfumers, scientists, and technicians of the International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) c... Read full article: Phantom by Paco Rabanne: Artificial Intelligence + Human Emotion = Augmented Cr...
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Louis Vuitton Les Extraits Collection

Louis Vuitton launches a new collection of fragrances called Les Extraits, which includes five editions: Cosmic Cloud, Dancing Blossom, Rhapsody, Stellar Times, and Symphony. Each of them represents a different olfactive family and is concentrated at 30 percent. The fashion house teamed up with American architect and designer Frank Gehry to create sculptural fragrance bottles with a three-dime... Read full article: Louis Vuitton Les Extraits Collection from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes ...
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5 Tips to Help You Sell Your Home Quick

If you bought a house but it no longer feels like home, you’re not alone. In fact, you’d be in the majority among the millennial generation, where sixty-four percent of homeowners regret buying their current place. Perhaps the neighborhood wasn’t the right fit. Maybe you needed certain features, or the fixer-upper you got required too much fixing. Or, as is common, the mortgage proved too expensive to bear. Whatever your motivation, if you need to sell your home quick, check out our lis...
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What Can You Do to Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Our surroundings are quite polluted. It’s a depressing reality, but it’s the reality. Every day, our news channels are strewn with garbage beaches, animals discovered with plastic tabs stuck on them, and even our feed is polluted with fake news! The Problem of Pollution in the Air However, we believe that one of the most dangerous types of pollution is the kind that we can’t keep out of our bodies. Air pollution is a problem. Our cities’ pollution levels are horrendous! But what...
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Review: Salvezza Paris Collection

Today, we'll talk about the fragrance collection by Salvezza Paris, one of the less-known perfume brands. The Salvezza Paris name suggests Italian roots ("salvezza" is Italian for 'salvation') with a production line in France. However, a closer examination of the perfume manufacturer, The Perfume Agency, delivers two offices - one in Paris and one in Dubai. It's easy to find out that the Paris o... Read full article: Review: Salvezza Paris Collection from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
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Anne Lamott on Taming Your Inner Critic, Finding Grace, and Prayer (#522)

Illustration via 99designs “Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.” — Anne Lamott Anne Lamott (@AnneLamott) uses honesty, empathy, and humor to write about our world. In her beloved and bestselling books, like Operating Instructions (an account of her son’s first year), Bird by Bird (her classic book on writing), and Help, Thanks, Wow (a celebration of prayer), Lamott delves into what makes us human. She explores the wide experience of life that unites us: birth and death, parent...
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Up to 30% Off YSL Beauty

Happy Friday Ladies and Gents. Just a heads up to you can snag 20% off your total today at or spend $150 and get 30% off. Use code SUMMER. Enjoy! Where to buy YSL You may also enjoy... IMAN Cosmetics Lip Affair Palette Review & SwatchesPieces of Life: Busy as a Bee EditionNARS Bright Lights, Big City Eyeshadow Palette Nordstrom’s Anniversary Exclusive 2011The Holiday Typically Means Honey Cake! The post Up to 30% Off YSL Beauty appeared first on Musings of a Muse.
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10% Off at Ulta

Enjoy 10% Off on your online order to pick up in store from now through July 10th! Use code FRIYAY. Happy Shopping! Not valid on Dyson, CHANEL, The Ordinary, Beauty Steals® or Beauty Deals. Excludes Services at The Salon at Ulta Beauty and Benefit Brow Services. Offer ends 7.10.21. Where to buy Nordstrom You may also enjoy... Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour for Fall 2013Covergirl Lip Lava Review & SwatchesToo Faced Glow Job Radiance-Boosting Glitter Face Mask Rev...
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How do you deal with eyeshadow fallout?

During application, it doesn’t bother me so much. I’ll wipe it away with a fluffy brush or use a cotton swab (with some remover) to remove heavier fallout. If it’s throughout wear, then I’d apply the shade with a dampened brush next time! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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How to Optimize Your Remote Work Life

The recent global pandemic has pushed many professionals to work from home. It is a new way of operation for many people. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to adapt to this new way of operations. If you have never worked from home, here are a few tips on optimizing your remote work life. Scheduling Since you are working from home, you need to develop your schedule. It would help if you were self-aware to help you create a program that works for you and your work. Identify the time you ar...
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Paco Rabanne Phantom

Finally, we can welcome a new fragrance from Paco Rabanne, not from the popular Million collection but a brand new one, announced as a futuristic aromatic fragrance "born from the clash between luxury craftsmanship and new-tech."   “By pushing experiences to the limit, we can change mindsets.” -Paco Rabanne, 1967 Chainmail. Paper. Dayglo leather. Hammered metal. Knitted fur. Starting... Read full article: Paco Rabanne Phantom from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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‘I know it’s weird’ – Jumbo: the film about a woman who falls in love with a funfair ride

Inspired by Erika Eiffel, who married the Eiffel Tower, this surreal debut tells the story of a woman who falls in love with a big, swirling fairground ride. Its director explains allJust imagine the pitch. “I want to make my debut film about a girl who falls in love with a funfair ride. Um, that’s it.” But, however improbable it may seem, Zoé Wittock didn’t just get Jumbo bankrolled, the film was also screened at Sundance. And it’s every bit as strange, and quite a bit richer than you might exp...
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Sunscreens On Rotation

Some sunscreens I have on rotatation right now – let’s go from left to right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aveeno Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50. Thick, greasy, white. I don’t hate it because... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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6 Hot Summer Makeup Trends to Try Now

6 Hot Summer Makeup Trends to Try Now The weather isn’t the only thing heating up this season. Now that we can see full, mask-less human faces again, makeup is back in style — and hotter than ever. … more at 6 Hot Summer Makeup Trends to Try Now. This is an original post from Budget Fashionista.
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French posters of kissing couples promote ‘desirable’ side of Covid jab

Health authority creates adverts to send positive message about social effects of vaccinationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA romantically suggestive French advertising campaign to persuade young people to have the Covid-19 vaccine has pointed out the “desirable” effects of getting jabbed.The posters, produced by health authorities in the south of France, aim to show how getting inoculated can considerably improve people’s social lives by addressing public concerns o...
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Top fashion brands face legal challenge over garment workers’ rights in Asia

Pan-Asian labour rights group launches groundbreaking attempt to hold global labels accountable for alleged rights violations during pandemicLegal complaints are being filed against some of the world’s largest fashion brands in major garment-producing countries across Asia in a groundbreaking attempt to hold the global fashion industry legally accountable for human rights violations in the countries where their clothing is made.The Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA), a pan-Asian labour rights group...
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Nein, Netflix’ Young Royals ist nicht die schwedische Version von Élite

_D1A9827.CR2 Achtung: Spoiler für die Netflix-Serie Young Royals direkt voraus! In Netflix’ Young Royals, der schwedischen Teenie-Serie, die seit Juli auf der Streaming-Plattform verfügbar ist, steht ein nachdenklicher, fast schon unbeholfener Prinz (Edvin Ryding) im Mittelpunkt. Nachdem er in eine üble Nachtclub-Schlägerei verwickelt wird und die königliche Familie in Ungnade fallen lässt, wird er auf ein Internat geschickt. Prinz Wilhelms Familie – dazu gehören auch die Königin (Pern...
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Experience: I lived in an airport for seven months

I slept under the escalator, surrounded by plastic barriers – the PA announcements would jerk me awakeI was working as the marketing manager for an insurance company in Abu Dhabi when civil war broke out in Syria, the country of my birth. I’d left five years earlier, aged 25, but military service in Syria is mandatory, and the outbreak of war meant I would be expected to return. But I didn’t want any role in the killing machine.When I refused to join the army, the Syrian embassy wouldn’t renew m...
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51 Years

It feels like I turned 50 yesterday, but here we are one year later. Time flies by faster each year, which is all the more reason to try to make each day meaningful, happy and fulfilled. Of course, there are bad days, anxiety-provoking situations, and stresses in life that are unavoidable. But I can at least try to fill my day with positive energy, view challenges as opportunities, give people the benefit of the doubt, support those who are struggling, take care of loved ones, be patient, kind a...
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My summer of love: ‘Every time he kissed another girl, my heart broke’

One hot teenage summer, I made a lifelong friend. Years later, it turned out there was much more between usIt was the summer of 2000 when I fell in love. I would love to say it was hot, but it was probably raining; weather doesn’t bother you when you’re 14 and smitten. My baggy jeans were drenched in south London gutter scum, with knee-high puddle water stains and my try-hard skater shoes that had never once touched a skateboard, ugly as hell and a size too big.It was the school holidays and a g...
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