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Important Features To Look For In Your Makeup Products

Buying makeup products these days is a little more challenging than it was in the past. We would reach for any brand that offers a selection of flattering blush colors or lipstick shades we found most appealing in the days gone by. However, these days, there’s a lot more to be conscious of than the color palettes and powder density of makeup products, like whether or not a brand is cruelty-free. The world is making massive efforts to enforce a new demand for eco-friendly and cruelty-fr...
Tags: Fashion, Makeup, Beauty, Eco-friendly, Makeup Palettes, Cruelty-Free, Eco-friendly Products, Makeup Products, Cruelty-free Beauty Products, Cruelty-free Makeup, Cruelty-free Skin Care, Cruelty Free Products, Eco-friendly Beauty Products


Bite Beauty Hot Tomato & Mulberry Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Hot Tomato Bite Beauty Hot Tomato Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Hot Tomato Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a vivid, medium red with strong, cool blue undertones and a matte finish. The texture was quite thin, almost clingy, but there was just enough velvetiness to the product to glide on without much tugging. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly and las...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Miley, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, MAC Candy Cane LE, MAC Frenesi LE, Summer 2021


Urban Decay Backtalk, Naked, Liar Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Naked Urban Decay Naked Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay Naked Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium pink with muted, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly across my lips and smoothed out most of my lip lines. The texture was slightly firmer initially but softened and melted against the warmth of my lips in a second. While it had some shine, it w...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Lip Products, Urban Decay, Temptalia, Summer 2021, Tom Ford Beauty Benedetta, Read Now Backtalk Urban Decay Backtalk, MAC Soar P


Sonia G. The Lotus Set Review (Initial Impressions)

The Lotus Set ($215.00) is a new, limited edition set that features a different-colored ferrule and handle compared to the brand’s permanent brushes. The set includes six brushes; three for face and three for eyes. Three of the brushes are very similar to existing, core brushes (one is exactly the same). I’d consider this a semi-review as there are three brushes that are similar to past releases, so I have more knowledge on those, b...
Tags: Tools, Beauty, Lotus, Brushes, Christine, PTT, Temptalia, Durability, Sonia G, Lotus Base, Lotus Cheek, Lotus Detail, Lotus Soft Definer


This Week in Dupes, Vol. 152

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between July 13th and July 19th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Dupe List


Shalini Fleur Japonais

Shalini has just launched its seventh creation, Fleur Japonais, inspired by the revered cherry blossoms of Japan. The “Sakura” season is a celebration of life, as the pink flowers embrace the temples of Kyoto. The cherry blossoms symbolize spring, a time of renewal, of joy and of celebration. As per usual for Shalini, Maurice Roucel is the perfumer in charge of composing this new opus. "F... Read full article: Shalini Fleur Japonais from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Japan, Fragrantica Perfumes, Shalini, Shalini Fleur Japonais, Shalini Maurice Roucel


Our Picks For Must-Have Homeschool Supplies in 2021 / 2022

With the global pandemic, the number of parents who opt for homeschooling their children has gone up significantly. Most of them worked from home, spending most of their time with their children. Many are finding that the school systems are much worse than we ever thought possible and opting to keep their kids home this coming school year because we are learning that we can in fact teach our children better than the government can. Homeschooling can sometimes be very challenging, especi...
Tags: Fashion, Canada


Understanding the Difference Between Worry & Anxiety

Folks have lots to feel stressed about. Relationships, politics, networks, money, health, the list goes on. However, while our brains regularly go through the process of trying to manage what feels like chaos and uncontrolled change, there is a huge difference between worrying about something new or different until it can be addressed and uncontrolled anxiety. Worrying is Normal Everybody worries. It’s a normal reaction to change. The unknown comes with a lot of possibilities for n...
Tags: Fashion, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Anxiety Disorder, Worry, Panic, Social Anxiety Disorder, Health & Fitness, Unwind


VLH V: Blacker Than Black

I already told you the story of the premiere fragrances by Lesya Volkhonskaya, constructed according to the principle of harmony through conflict. The VLH fragrances represent a vibrant, ringing tension contained by volcanic stone bottle. This is what the creator herself says about them. The unique VLH bottles are truly worth attention – they are made manually by ceramic artists, and in the c... Read full article: VLH V: Blacker Than Black from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Blacker Than Black, Lesya Volkhonskaya


Ultimate Back to the Office Clothing Haul Guide for 2021

Are you heading back into the office soon? We never thought we would see the day after we all started working remotely a little over a year ago. But whether your return back to the office has been highly anticipated or you’re dreading going back to your 9-to-5 office job, we are here to get you excited. And what could be more exciting than a clothing haul? Heading back into the office requires a new wardrobe of plus size womens clothing that makes you feel confident and sharp. And while ne...
Tags: Work From Home, Fashion, Workwear, Work Outfits, Work & Business, Work Fashion, Work Wardrobe, Work Wear, Comfortable Workwear, Mangostar Shuttestock, Pitchayaarch Photography Shutterstock, Elizaveta Starkova Shutterstock


Perfect Getaway Destinations Near Houston for Your Next Weekend Road Trip

We might be thinking by now that this isn’t the way we planned the year without road trips. But does that mean that we really can’t travel even for weekend trips by car? The article highlights all the possible pandemic weekend holidays via road trips that are very close to Houston. The destinations include beautiful places to be explored in Texas with safe social distancing protocols and fun-filled outdoor adventures. But before we plan for even a small holiday road trip, we must be sur...
Tags: Fashion, Texas, Austin, Seaworld, Airbnb, Houston, San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Greenbelt, Texas Hill Country, Alamo, Pearl District, Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, Lockhart, Franklin Barbecue


Family Living In An HOA: Is It Right For You?

73.9 million people now live in a homeowners association (HOA) in the United States — that’s more Americans than ever before. In many residential communities, HOAs are responsible for single-family homes as well as condos and townhouses in order to maintain an orderly and cohesive community environment. By purchasing a home in an HOA, you become part of that community and must abide by its rules and regulations. When considering joining an HOA, parents should weigh up the pros and cons...
Tags: Fashion, United States, Community, Hoa, Home Life, Family Home, Family Community


A Beginner’s Guide to Concrete

Concrete is the most widely used building material on earth. Humans have been using it for thousands of years and have built impressive structures with it that have stood the test of time. If you’re a homeowner, you’ll likely use concrete for some simple DIY jobs: setting a fence post or a basketball hoop, or laying a concrete slab for a patio.  Despite the ubiquity of concrete, there’s a good chance you don’t know that much about it. Let’s remedy that today by going over a few basics about ...
Tags: Home Depot, Life, Skills, Portland, How To, Aggregate Cement


Wet n Wild Passion Session Blushlighter Duo Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Passion Session Blushlighter Duo ($5) is one of four, limited edition scented blush and highlighter duos that launched with the . This is basically the Wet n Wild MegaGlo Blushlighter but with a new packaging color and new shade range! if you like the MegaGlo Blushlighter there’s no doubt you’ll enjoy these limited edition Blushlighter Duos as well! Let’s take a look at my review and swatches below! Wet n Wild went a little fun with this launch and created four shade ranges that ...
Tags: Mac, Wild, Beauty, Swatches, Blush, Highlighter, Makeup Reviews, Harmons, Napoleon Perdis, Summer Collections 2021, Fall Collections 2021, Wild MegaGlo Blushlighter, Wild ColorIcon Collection Review, Disney Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette Review, Pixi Jemma Kidd


Bath and Body Works Coconut Candy Apple Fragrance Mist Review

Bath and Body Works Coconut Candy Apple is a new, limited edition Fall 2021 scent that launched in a Fine Fragrance Mist, Shower Gel, and Body Lotion in stores and online. From the Bath and Body Works Fall 2021 Collection I picked up Coconut Candy Apple Fine Fragrance Mist and Lotion as well as Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Fine Fragrance Mist and Body Lotion. Nothing else really grabbed me from some of the new floral scents they launched and I’m fully stocked up on Strawberry Pound Cake and Marshmal...
Tags: Beauty, Paris, Fragrance, Bath & Body, Fragrance Reviews, Candy Apple, Bloom Sweet, Fall Collections 2021, Body Works Coconut Candy Apple, Body Works Coconut Candy Apple Fragrance Mist, Kraft Caramel


Sephora Is Set to Buy Feelunique For 132 Million Pounds

Apparently Sephora LVHM is going to buy Feelunique and the deal is set to happen later this week at around 132 Million Pounds. As you may know Sephora has long since been locked out of the UK market due to the dominance of Boots but this new deal may bring them one step closer to obtaining the UK consumer base they so desperately want. Feelunique has been looking for a buyer for about three years now with a deal falling through and no other bites but Sephora could take the retailer to the moo...
Tags: UK, Beauty, Sephora, Beauty News, FeelUnique, LVHM, Will Feelunique, BeStila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color Review


New Skincare Available Now at Ulta

I always love that first hint of Fall when it hits stores. You know that feeling of the humidity outside but the cool AC as you enter a store filled with school supplies or Fall Decor. It’s thee perfect cocktail of Summer and Fall! I went to Target recently and school supplies are already on shelves mixed in with pool floats and it feels like a marriage most perfect somehow. New beauty releases are starting to roll in for Fall as well! Ulta particularly has started stocking up plenty of new...
Tags: Beauty, Skincare, Tula, Roc, Burt, Ulta, New in Beauty, Kopari, Cover FX Water Cloud Primer, Peach Lily Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream, Catrice Lip Cushion Protecting Multi Balm, Ulta Healthy Hydration Cleansing Balm, Ulta Item Get, Ulta Blueberry Bliss Jelly Serum, Anti Stress Dead Sea Minerals Clay Mask Instantly, Ulta Blueberry Bliss Sorbet Crème


JD Singularity Woman: The Complex Character of Simplicity A Giveaway

JD Jeffrey Dame is the artisanal niche brand by Jeffrey Dame, an independent scent entrepreneur based in Scottsdale, Arizona who has been involved in the perfume industry since the grand days of Estee Lauder and Caron, for whom he has worked in a previous capacity. JD Singularity Woman, his latest fragrance, launching in summer 2021, follows JD Duality (which launched in 2018) with a different c... Read full article: JD Singularity Woman: The Complex Character of Simplicity A Giveaway from Fr...
Tags: Fashion, Estee Lauder, Scottsdale Arizona, Caron, Jeffrey Dame


Louis Vuitton's Hideous $3,000 Speaker Looks Like a UFO

Sometimes, you see an expensive gadget and think, “Oh shiz, that’s really expensive, but given the design, feature set, innovation, and build quality, it’s probably worth it.” This is absolutely never the case when luxury brands decide they want in on the tech game. There are dozens of examples of why luxury brands…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Science, Brands, Culture, Mario, Qualcomm, Luxury Brands, Louis Vuitton, Human Interest, If, Muffy, French Fashion Designers


Man Calling Libraries And Masturbating To A Supreme Court Opinion

And you thought you were excited about the law.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Sex, Courts, Supreme Court Opinion


Some Sale Picks at Sephora

There’s a few items on sale at sephora.com at the moment you might want to snatch up! Use code FREESHIP for free shipping on any order! Here’s what I saw: Ciate Burst Hydrating Lip Oil $13 Ciate Pump Plump Lip Gloss $13 Viseart Theory Eyeshadow Palette $22 Natasha Denona Foundation X+ $22 Natasha Denona Transformatte Pore Vanishing Matte Foundation $22.50 Natasha Denona Transfix Matte Concealer $14 Natasha Denona Face Glow Foundation $21 Philosophy Raspberry Sorbet Shower Gel $13 Philosophy Co...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Steals and Deals, Natasha Denona Foundation, Natasha Denona Transfix Matte Concealer, Ciate Pump Plump Lip Gloss, Natasha Denona Face Glow Foundation, MAC Jeanius Collection


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021: What I Purchased + Recommendations

Every year, I share some of the things that have caught my eye at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, both products I’ve loved and purchased in the past as well as what I’m considering purchasing this year. There’s not much I really have an eye on this year, though, so it’s mostly old favorites/repurchases for me. The sale feels a little underwhelming to me, but I’d love to hear what’s caught your eye/exciting you! Edit: Now that I’ve received my orders, I thought I’d share ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Beauty, Ugg, Whistler, Winnie, Christine, Kiehl, Bralette, Caslon, Beauty Sales & Deals, Natori Bliss, Caslon Rounded V Neck T Shirt, Neck Bralette, UGG Coastline, Tom Ford Cognac Rose Quad Set, Knit Top


SI Swimsuit’s oldest model Kathy Jacobs, 57, isn’t intimidated by younger gals

Kathy Jacobs: “Don’t just give us lip-service [claiming] that you’re inclusive — be inclusive. Old is the new hot!"
Tags: Fashion, SI Swimsuit, Kathy Jacobs


Ginny & Georgia, Bridgerton, Gossip Girl: Hollywood-Serien haben ein Colorismus-Problem

Als die ersten Fotos vom Gossip-Girl-Reboot im Netz landeten, wurde die neue Serie für ihr „diverses“ Upgrade im Vergleich zum ausschließlich weißen Cast des Originals gelobt. Während sich die Macher:innen von Gossip Girl 1.0 bis heute dafür entschuldigen, eine Serie mit sechs (!) weißen Hauptdarsteller:innen gedreht zu haben, wurden die drei Schwarzen Schauspielerinnen des Reboots (Jordan Alexander, Whitney Peak und Savannah Lee Smith) als positives Symbol für einen längst überfälligen Fortschr...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, Hollywood, Georgia, Netflix, Das Leben, Schwarz, Dayton Ohio, Rolle, Wahrheit, Ginny, Spitze, Herzen, Wahl, Macher


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021: Beauty Exclusives - Early Access is Here!

It’s that time of the year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access has begun for all cardholders and will open to the public on July 28th. Here’s a roundup of beauty exclusives! July 12th: early access for Icon cardholders July 14th: early access for Ambassador cardholders July 16th: early access for Influencer cardholders July 28th: open to the public Here are some of the beauty items that caught my eye, but you can check out the full preview of beauty ex...
Tags: Nordstrom, Beauty, NARS, Tom Ford, Bha, Christine, Paula, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Malin Goetz, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Beauty Sales & Deals, Summer 2021, Year: 2021 Launches, Charlotte Tilbury Lip Bath Trio


Salt New York Deep Sculpt + Bronze Crème Tint Review & Swatches

Deep Salt New York Deep Sculpt and Bronze Crème Tint ($16.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, plummy brown with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. The texture was lightly emollient, thin, and more like a traditional cream blush, so it never fully dried down and always had some dewiness to its finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer pigmentation that was buildable to medium coverage with two to three layers. The product applied fairly eve...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Contours, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Salt New York Deep Sculpt Bronze Crème Tint, Salt New York


Do you change the application order of your makeup products based on type of look?

Yes, definitely! While I normally do eye makeup first, then base makeup, if I’m not going to do much on the eyes, then sometimes I’ll do the base first. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


Fresh Buy 1, Get 1 Free Lip Products + 40% Off Select Products

Just a heads up Fresh still has buy 1, get 1 Free Lip Products! Put any two lip balms, lip treatments, etc into your cart and one will be automatically reduced to 0.00! Also, click here, and snag gift sets and select items 40% off their original price with code FRESHDEAL. Free shipping applies to all orders! Where to buy Fresh You may also enjoy... Wet n Wild Photo Focus Stick Foundation Review & SwatchesTarte The Bright Side Double-Ended Eye Brightener Review, Swatches, Photos MAC A...
Tags: Beauty, Steals and Deals, MAC Archie, Wild Photo Focus Stick Foundation Review


How to Jump From a Height Into Water

It can be quite the summertime thrill to jump from a cliff or bridge into a body of water. But it’s not a thrill that should be engaged in recklessly. Although some professional divers can enter the water safely from more than 100 feet, chances are good that you’re not a trained professional, and all jumps — even those from a low height — risk serious injury or death. To mitigate this risk, follow the above guidelines as to your chosen jump spot and body position.  The post How to Jump From ...
Tags: Life, Skills, Visual Guides, Manly Know-How


Grab These Picks from Skinceuticals at 15% Off

Skinceuticals rarely goes on sale but when it does I tend to stock up on my favs. As I got older I realized a lot of what I was using wasn’t working for anymore! It was time I started injecting better choices into my skincare and that’s when I started to researching formulas and much of the knowledge I gathered all came back to one particular brand. Skinceuticals. As of now it’s a pretty important part of my routine and I really like the results. I do not love the price. I’m always relieved...
Tags: Beauty, Clinique, Steals and Deals, SkinStore, Mercedes Benz of Glycolic Masks



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