Urban Decay Hideaway & Hitch Hike Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Hideaway Urban Decay Hideaway Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay Hideaway Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had a smooth, creamy consistency that was more velvety as it was lightweight, dense but not thick, and had light shine to it. The sheen wore down within an hour or so, which revealed a semi-matte finish that eventually became true matte. It h...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Urban Decay, Temptalia, Pat McGrath Tropicalia, Bobbi Brown Lilac, Summer 2021

Dior Forever Couture Luminizer Swatches

Dior Forever Couture Luminizer ($48.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new powder highlighter formula that released this past week. There are six shades in the range, which are swatched in this post! Dior Forever Couture Luminizer Gallery Options Products Swatches ...
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Bite Beauty Ginger Malt & Cayenne Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Ginger Malt Bite Beauty Ginger Malt Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Ginger Malt Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a matte finish. It had medium pigmentation, which applied unevenly and had a tendency to catch around imperfections in texture. I also struggled to get the product to adhere to the inner area of my lip entirely. Th...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Laura Mercier, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, Temptalia, Chanel Rouge Charnel, MAC Viva Glam Sia, MAC Rouge, Summer 2021

Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (x7)

There are seven additional Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palettes ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) that have released that I haven’t reviewed, so I bought them while purchasing the brand’s new highlighter release. Dior Eyeshadow Palettes Gallery Options Products Swat...
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Bottega Veneta Illusione: Bois Nu For Him and Tonka Solaire For Her

In 2019, the Italian fashion house of Bottega Veneta presented the new pillar fragrances Illusione For Her and Illusione For Him. Now, in 2021 the brand prepares the launch of the first flankers of this collection: Illusione Bois Nu For Him and Illusione Tonka Solaire For Her. With these new editions, Bottega Veneta returns to the essentials and redefines the concept of modernity, where simplic... Read full article: Bottega Veneta Illusione: Bois Nu For Him and Tonka Solaire For Her from Fragra...
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implantation bleeding?

My partner and I had unprotected sex around my ovulation time. I had very mild cramping a few days laters, and have been exhausted, bloated, etc.  I was expecting my period this week, but it came 2 days early — which is also around 12 days after "conception" which could be implantation bleeding. My bleeding was light and came mid day, the bottome of my diva cup was filled overnight, was still light but filled a little of my diva cup day 2, and then was gone by what would have been day 3.  It was...
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"Mike will literally lick my face if I am not giving him affection when he desires it."

Says Amber Lee, a matchmaker, about her husband Mike Lee, a life coach and matchmaker. She adds: "This playfulness helps me to loosen up and helps him to get the attention he desires from me as we laugh and enjoy each other."Quoted in (NYT). I guess the key word there is "nonsexual." This article is about cuddling. He's not licking her face because she's withholding sex. The article would have a completely different vibe if that were the situation. He's licking her face to get nonsexual physic...
Tags: Law, Sex, Relationships, Mike Lee, Mike, Sampson, Amber Lee, Bergh, Ann Althouse, Hugging, Emily Grace Bergh, Colter Reid Bergh, Ms Bergh

Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Gold

  The newest Scandal in Gold arrives in July 2021, as a chypre-leather edition, exclusively launched and available in the Middle East. The newest creation follows the success of the Scandal collection, highlighting the rich and beautiful honey accord present in the first Scandal which was released. As Puig shared with us: "Exclusive to the Middle East, SCANDAL GOLD is a love letter from Jea... Read full article: Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Gold from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazin...
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From Demi Moore to Jennifer Lopez: How these celebs stay sexy after 50

While some stars might simply be blessed with good genes, looking this fine isn't entirely effortless.
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WAAW: The Most Premium Collection By Swiss Arabian

In 2020, the Swiss Arabian perfume company launched a new collection, WAAW, named after the special letter of the Arabic alphabet. The letter و is pronounced as "wa", it connects words, and repeated twice, making the conjunction "and". The brand repeated this letter twice in the name, then graphically in the logo, and also in an elegant openwork bottle stopper. What concept can be embodied by th... Read full article: WAAW: The Most Premium Collection By Swiss Arabian from Fragrantica Perfumes a...
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What brands are you still rooting for but are close to losing interest in?

I still have a soft spot for Urban Decay, because despite their flops, I know they have beautiful formulas, so I just keep holding out hope that they’ll bring some of those back into their range. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Do I? My quest to get to the bottom of our obsession with marriage

Why do so many of us still dream of the perfect wedding? Tom Rasmussen, bestselling author of Diary of a Drag Queen, examines what the institution really means today – and celebrates the joy of being together (any way you like)I’m in the pub on a Thursday and I’m complaining, again, about Yet Another Person Getting Married. My friend and I do the familiar dance, rattling through our arsenal of stock opinions about why marriage is trash. Intellectually. Emotionally. Imaginatively. Sexually. Histo...
Tags: Family, Marriage, Life and style, Big Society, Tom Rasmussen

Suzi Quatro: ‘I’ll never be too old to wear a jumpsuit’

The singer, 71, on enjoying her grandchildren, missing her mum, giving everything on stage and her need for an Ego RoomMy mouth is my weapon. I can destroy somebody with a flick of my tongue. I’ve got a sharp wit and a sharp way of talking. I’m not a hitter, but when I’m mad, I’m mad. I scream it out, then I’m done.Nobody could believe it when I once used the men’s toilet at a petrol station. I was on tour. Our bus had stopped for us to get snacks and use the loo, but there was a huge line for t...
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"Though most sports regulate the clothing of competitors — they’re called 'uniforms' because they’re the same for everyone — we are accustomed to seeing male athletes customize their kit."

"Male swimmers can choose cuts ranging from brief to nearly knee-length. Basketball players wear supportive garments under their uniforms that may be hidden or may go to their wrists and ankles. Baseball players maintain a lively diversity in the length of their pants, from the high-stockinged look of José Altuve to the grass-skimming cut preferred by Shohei Ohtani. No great imagination is needed to see where the handball honchos are coming from. Their rather obscure sport is a close cousin to b...
Tags: Fashion, Law, Sports, Atlanta, Olympics, Jose Altuve, Ann Althouse, David Von Drehle, Shohei Ohtani

‘Great to be back’: jubilation as parkrun returns to England

Participants celebrate with selfies and champagne as running club gets back on its feet after Covid hiatusThe return of parkrun was met with scenes of jubilation on Saturday as the weekly running club took place in England for the first time since the start of the Covid pandemic.After 16 months without the weekly ritual, thousands of runners took part in 5km runs across the country, from Cliffe Castle in West Yorkshire to Bushy Park in south-west London. Continue reading...
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‘They had a date to kill the cow. So I stole her’: how vegan activists are saving Spain’s farm animals

Spain may be famous for its love of meat – but sanctuaries across the country are coming to the rescue of its doomed cows, bulls, pigs, sheep and geeseIn the north-east Spanish region of Catalonia, an enormous bull called Pedro is poking his head over a barn door to look at some sheep. He’ll stay there for two hours if the sanctuary volunteers let him; he’ll have to be tempted away with treats so that the sheep can be let out to graze. Pedro knows the routine; he’s been here since he was a calf,...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Pets, Spain, Catalonia, Life and style, Animal Welfare, Madrid, Pedro, Farm Animals, Olivia Gómez de Zamora

Lockdown reawakened my childhood love of chess. Now I can’t do anything else | Phil Wang

The alert I get when an opponent has made their move gives me the shot of excitement I used to get from social media notificationsLord help me, I am in the whirlwind throes of the beautiful game. Online chess. The ancient pastime enjoyed a boom late last year. And I got caught squarely in its blast., the internet’s leading chess platform, saw an eruption in activity, triggered by lockdown idleness and (my own personal inciting event) Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, which landed in Octobe...
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Polygamy in Senegal, lesbian hookups in Cairo: inside the sex lives of African women

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah’s new book The Sex Lives of African Women examines self-discovery, freedom and healing. She talks about everything she has learnedExtract: ‘I have no idea what my husband told his wives when he married me’Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah has a face that smiles at rest. When she is speaking, it is with a constant grin, one that only falters when she talks about some of the difficult circumstances she and other African women have gone through in their quest for sexual liberation. She sp...
Tags: Books, Family, London, Marriage, Sex, Africa, Women, Senegal, Life and style, Society, Culture, United States, Ghana, Cairo, Accra, Accra Ghana

I have no idea what my husband told his wives when he married me

In this extract from Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah’s book The Sex Lives of African Women, a Kenyan woman reflects on life and sex in her polygamous householdInterview: ‘With some women, I thought, “Oh my God, you’ve cracked the code! You’re living your best sex life”’Nura [not her real name] is a 42-year-old Kenyan woman. She lives in Senegal with her husband and his other wives.Ishmael and I met in 2018 on Muzmatch, a dating app for Muslims. I had been a convert for about four years and I needed to exp...
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Saturday Links

Countdown: 9 Days until the release of 8 Habits for Growth. Preorder now to get the bonuses. Pastors: Please consider a group order if you’re interested in using this book in your church. Podcast: I enjoyed talking to Bill Mowry about decluttering and de-professionalizing disciplemaking on Gospel for Life podcast. Curated links for your weekend reading: Going Back to Church At church, we believe on each other’s behalf. Camping Christians are campers. At least they should be. T...
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Girlhood by Melissa Febos review – a view from her 40s

The Whip Smart author explores consent, bodies and boundaries in a poignant and frank collection of essays that celebrates the power to say ‘no’Several years ago, the New York writer Melissa Febos went to a cuddle party, in which people pay money to engage in non-sexual intimacy with strangers. The events are designed to meet the needs of those suffering from what psychologists call “skin hunger”, or a lack of human touch. Attendees in pyjamas sit amid pillows, duvets and blankets stroking and h...
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Blind date: ‘He hadn’t read the social-distancing memo’

Eddie, 79, human rights activist, meets Gisela, 65, teacherWhat were you hoping for?A soulmate able to see through the smoke and mirrors, and together see what can be done for our children’s children. Continue reading...
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‘Be interested, be curious, hear what’s not said’: how I learned to really listen to people | Annalisa Barbieri

Being a good listener isn’t just about shutting up and not interrupting – it’s about really taking in what someone is telling youWhen I was a young girl, a fabulous woman called Pam who lived opposite us would come to do my mum’s hair once a week. Pam was a retired hairdresser and beautician who had been taught partly by Vivien Leigh’s mother.I knew this because I listened as she and my mother talked. My mum would sit under the stand hairdryer with wads of cotton wool curling out from under her ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Science, London, Relationships, Friendship, Life and style, Margaret Thatcher, Health & wellbeing, Yorkshire, Naples, Annalisa Barbieri, Pam, Vivien Leigh

The New Divine Perfume: l'esprit libre

Divine launches the new perfume l'esprit libre, a perfume for liberty. It is described by the brand as iris floral. The founder of the house,Yvon Mouchel, created the new fragrance with Yann Vasnier of Givaudan. Here is how he describes their creation:   “The clarity of a summer’s sky. A light breeze, green and mellow with bergamot and green mandarine, then suddenly when you’re least expe... Read full article: The New Divine Perfume: l'esprit libre from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Yann Vasnier, Yvon Mouchel, Givaudan Here

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