Coup de Feu Marquay: Dionysian Passion of Youth

If you love vintage fragrances, then from time to time, you flip through the pages of web auctions in search of vintage perfume bottles. Sooner or later, you will definitely encounter the French brand Marquay. Most likely, the first perfume of the house that will grab your interest will be Prince Douka - it looks like an old children's doll: a glass stopper in the shape of a head in a turban wit... Read full article: Coup de Feu Marquay: Dionysian Passion of Youth from Fragrantica Perfumes an...
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Phytosurgence Swatches

Phytosurgence is a newer, Canadian-based brand that caught my attention after several long-time blogger friends started sharing photos/swatches. I bought several of their products–pretty much what was in stock when I made my order–and have swatches of four of their cream-to-powder highlighters (there are eight shades in total), eight cream blushes, and six cream eyeshadows. Phytosurgence Gallery O...
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Urban Decay 714 & Hex Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

714 Urban Decay 714 Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay 714 Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a vivid, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a firmer texture than the majority of matte shades in the formula, so it felt more like a traditional matte–firm, thin, lightweight, and tugged slightly (but not painfully). It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and stayed on well ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Harlem, Christine, Milani, Lip Products, Urban Decay, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, MAC Media P

Sunday Firesides: A Man of 50 Is Responsible for His Face

Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln, was talking with an associate, when another member of his department walked by. Stanton remarked that the middle-aged officer was “a pretender, a humbug, and a fraud,” and asked rhetorically whether his companion had ever seen anyone who so resembled a codfish. Stanton’s companion was taken aback, saying that the officer had a sterling reputation, and on any account, didn’t have control over his looks. “I deny your conclusions,” Sta...
Tags: Life, Behavior, Character, Abraham Lincoln, Stanton, Edwin M Stanton, Sunday Firesides

Connection Culture Cited in PM Magazine

Having a healthy workplace culture is important to the success of organizations in any sector, including the public sector. PM Magazine, a publication of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), recently explored the role culture plays in local government success. In the article, author Patrick Ibarra writes that while conventional wisdom seeks to address government challenges with additional resources, culture is actually the secret sauce to achieving higher levels of effect...
Tags: Careers, Media Appearances, Connection Culture, PM Magazine, Patrick Ibarra

Four New Fragrances Ready to Discover by Burdin

The French house Burdin is one of those sleeping beauties of the 1930s who recently came back to life. The name Burdin may not be completely new to you; Stéphane Burdin founded the brand in Paris in 1937; one of the first selective perfumeries, located on Boulevard Sébastopol. Different brands rubbed shoulders with the fragrances he composed, dressed by Lalique or the crystal works of Nancy. W... Read full article: Four New Fragrances Ready to Discover by Burdin from Fragrantica Perfumes and Co...
Tags: Fashion, Paris, Fragrantica Perfumes, Lalique, Burdin, Stéphane Burdin, Nancy W Read

L'Entier Robert Piguet: Pastry Chef on the Beach

When our colleague Miguel Matos first announced L'Entier Robert Piguet in 2018 and shared his first impressions of it, I crossed my fingers in anticipation. After the promised aquatic oud composition, I expected one thing from this scent - more similarity to my favorite scent from this genre, Oud Minerale Tom Ford. However, life surpasses all expectations - the fragrance turned out to be completel... Read full article: L'Entier Robert Piguet: Pastry Chef on the Beach from Fragrantica Perfumes ...
Tags: Fashion, Tom Ford, Fragrantica Perfumes, Miguel Matos, Robert Piguet

Recipes for this weeks FoodShare’s DWS box.

When I don’t know if it’s the name that triggered their ire, but they complained about the price of this box and shared my post so that I could get a bunch of angry messages about it for no good reason. After thinking about it, I don’t really take issue with the price or the contents on any level, but ultimately that’s my call to make. I realize that sometimes people just don’t buy a bunch of vegetables on a regular basis, so they may not know how much things cost in stores or otherwise, b...
Tags: Toronto, Tokyo, Vegans, Local Food, FoodShare, Perilla, Efo Riro, Jegbese, Efo Shoko, Lagos Spinach, Korean Vegan, Christie At Home, Waldorf Market, Ministry of Curry, Tokyo Bekana, Red Wagon Farm

Fashion Basics: Classic Accessories We All Need

Fashion Basics: Classic Accessories We All Need Have you ever looked inside your closet and felt that deep-pitted sense that something is missing? Like, certain fashion basics that you can’t quite name? If this happens regularly, you … more at Fashion Basics: Classic Accessories We All Need. This is an original post from Budget Fashionista.
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What limited edition lip product do you wish would be re-released?

Urban Decay Rebel Vice Lipstick, which was more limited life… but alas, I felt personally slighted that UD didn’t add that to the newer Vice reformulation! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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‘The assignment made me gulp’: Could talking to strangers change my life?

So often we interact with the world via phones and apps, but what if you struck up a converastion with a random person? A growing body of research suggests we shouldIt’s 7am on a Monday and my heart is racing. Normally my Mondays are reserved for tedious activities, but this morning I’m chasing a high. I’m not in a nightclub greeting sunrise with a tequila, sadly, but in an east London café. The source of my palpitations? I’m steeling myself to strike up a conversation with an unsuspecting man a...
Tags: Health, London, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing

Sydney Grace Custom 9-Pan Palette Ideas x11

Tomorrow, August 1st, Sydney Grace single eyeshadows will be 25% off, so I thought I’d take some time to play with possible custom 9-pan palettes for those who find themselves overwhelmed by the brand’s single eyeshadow selection. Have you made a custom Sydney Grace palette before? What’s in yours? Happy Days ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Sydney Grace, Makeup Look Ideas, Save Ground Leaves, Save Lilac Bloom Sydney Grace, Sunshine Midnight Gold Indiana Love, Save Faded Sunset, Save Warm Hugs Sydney Grace, Sunshine Green Mango, Save Forbidden Forest Sydney Grace, Save Sunset for Two Sydney Grace, Save Electrostatic Sydney Grace, Save Evening, Lake Sydney

Don’t Wait For Life To Come At You

You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential. David Goggins, Can’t Hurt Me Are you at a place in your life where the above quote rings a bell? Is there a nagging thought in your head that goes like this? “My life is meant to be more…” Do you feel a bit overwhelmed though because you’re not quite sure what to do? I understand completely what that is like. I’ve been there. I know how impossible it can all feel...
Tags: Careers, Change, Don, David Goggins

Ba Humata Lecture Series: August 2021

The August 2021 Ba Humata Lecture Series will present The Spirit of Zarathushtra: Cooperation and Fellowship: Yenghe Hatam and related prayers On Sunday, August 1, 20218:00 AM Pacific | 11:00 AM Eastern | 7:00 PM UAE |7:30 PM Iran | 8:00 PM Pakistan | 8:30 PM India | 3:00 PM GMT This Eighth Webinar Features The Following Global Zarathushti Icons: Ervad Dr. Kersey Antia (USA)Ervad Ardavan Solan (Pakistan)Tanya Hoshi (Canada)Jehangir Sarosh OBE (United Kingdom) Moderated by Dr...
Tags: Usa, News, Life, India, Iran, Pakistan, Kersey Antia, Yenghe Hatam, Karishma Koka Founder Host And Moderator

From Oslo pram guy to the teenage vacuum expert: inside the obsessive world of niche online reviewers

Wade can tell you the best pram for a tall parent; Matthew knows which cleaner has superior suction power. But how do you become a respected reviewer on the wild west of the internet?Once a month, every month, more than 8,000 strangers pay James Hoffmann a total of £16,263 so he can go out and buy coffee machines. Hoffmann, 41, from London, is an author, business owner, coffee connoisseur and, above all, a YouTuber: more than 900,000 people subscribe to his channel, on which he discusses everyth...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, London, Money, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Life and style, Consumer affairs, Digital Media, Consumer Rights, Consumer magazines, Matthew, Oslo, Wade

Baxter Dury: ‘Everything was about Dad. It was the only way he knew how to survive’

The musician talks about growing up with a pop star dad, escaping his shadow – and the 6ft 7in drug dealer who lived with them Baxter Dury strolls up to the pub, casually dressed and apologetic. The indie musician, known for his stylish suits, is wearing a white vest and unbuttoned denim shirt. His face is even whiter than the vest. Food poisoning. He ate oysters the other day, and has never been so sick. He orders a pineapple juice and soda water, sheepishly. “That’s going to be the headline, i...
Tags: Books, Family, Music, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, Autobiography and memoir, Dad, Baxter, Ian Dury, Baxter Dury, Biography books

The knock that tears families apart: ‘They were at the door, telling me he had accessed indecent images of children’

Every month in the UK, hundreds of homes are visited by police officers dropping a bombshell: someone has been viewing images of child abuse. What happens to the families left behind?It was an ordinary summer evening in 2016 for Emma when her ex-husband, Ben, dropped their young children back after a weekend visit at his place. The couple had been divorced for less than a year. Their split had brought with it the usual pain and sadness that comes when a long relationship ends, but things were am...
Tags: Family, UK, Crime, Children, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Child protection, Social Care, Parents and parenting, Ben, Emma, Online Abuse, Sex offenders register

Saturday Links

Countdown: 3 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. Curated links for your weekend reading: What If Christian Ministry Was Really Complex? Rather than being intimidated or terrified by the challenges of our context, recognising the complexity of the system can be an exciting invitation to lean into the gifts of God that are ours in Christ by the Spirit....
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How Games Workshop grew to become more profitable than Google

Tabletop gaming, based on a mix of science fiction and fantasy worlds, has seen sales surge during lockdownIt started in a small flat in west London, with three friends selling board games and a fanzine via mail order; now Games Workshop is worth more than Marks & Spencer and Asos and is more profitable than Google.This week the Nottingham-based company, which produces the Warhammer fantasy role-playing brand, announced all of its workers would get a £5,000 bonus after sales and profits surged d...
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, London, Life and style, UK News, Retail industry, Culture, Nottingham, Board Games, Asos, Games competitions

The Extraordinary Kindness of God and Flowers

A few weeks ago, on a warm July afternoon, our family drove to the lake for a weekend away. I normally want to get to the lake quickly, but on this particular day, I enjoyed every moment of the hour-and-a-half-long trip. It was because of the flowers. July days on this particular route always make me smile because of the flowers. Every July, the same beautiful wildflowers pop up in Iowa ditches — tiger lilies, Queen Anne’s Lace, and blooms whose names I do not yet know. July’s ditch flowers remi...
Tags: Inspiration, Reagan, Kindness, Noah, Beauty, Iowa, Wisconsin, Anna, Flowers, Creation, Anne, Trish, Encouragement, Robin Wall Kimmerer

Lab-grown dairy is the future of milk, researchers say

Startups are joining the race to create first imitation cow’s milk by artificially reproducing proteins in curds and wheyFor decades, people on plant-based diets were restricted to soya-based options to recreate dairy, until veganism went mainstream and a clutch of palate-pleasing almond, coconut and oat-based alternatives emerged. Last week, Swedish scientists launched a potato milk, equally lauded for its sustainability credentials and criticised for deriving from a humdrum carbohydrate. The h...
Tags: Food, Business, Nutrition, Singapore, Environment, Life and style, Food & drink industry, Milk, Plants, Silicon Valley, Veganism, Diets and dieting, Vegan food and drink

Blind date: ‘He kept name-dropping celebrities he’s worked with’

Will, 27, A&E doctor, meets Owen, 26, stage managerWhat were you hoping for?To meet the love of my life, or at least go viral. Continue reading...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Dating, Owen

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