Sydney Grace Biscotti, Safari, Super Star, Inertia Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Biscotti Sydney Grace Biscotti Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium beige with subtle, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a moderately-dense, almost cream-like consistency that almost “melted” when applied to bare skin. It wore nicely for nine hours before fading visibly.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and ch...
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Dior Coral Flight Rouge Blush Review & Swatches

Coral Flight (462) Dior Coral Flight (462) Rouge Blush ($44.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bright, medium coral with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was smooth, moderately dense but not heavy or too firmly-pressed into the pan, and blendable, which ensured it was easy to work with on bare skin as well as on top of foundation. It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage that applied evenly and lasted nicely for ...
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Dermstore Anniversary Sale 2021: Up to 25% Off!

Dermstore’s Anniversary Sale has kicked off today and goes through August 17th. The annual event has become a time where I personally stock-up on some of my staple skincare products. Here are some of my personal favorites, both past and present, that are on sale! Some of my personal favorites that are included in the sale: Allies of Skin 1A Retinal Peptides Overnight Mask Allies of Skin Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum Allies of Skin Promise Keeper Blemis...
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Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 106

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, Christine, Weekly Features, Community Faves, Channa, Latte Sydney Grace Permanent, Java Sydney Grace Permanent, Ristretto Sydney Grace Permanent, Christy View Story August Wedding Bouquet, Christy View Story Queen of Argyll

Anastasia Peachy Keen Stick Blush Review & Swatches

Peachy Keen Anastasia Peachy Keen Stick BlushAnastasia Peachy Keen Stick Blush ($32.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, slightly muted coral with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones paired with a matte finish. The texture felt smooth, lightly emollient, and thinner, but it spread readily over bare skin and layered over foundation without lifting it up. The formula dried down to a more powder-like finish, which helped it stay matte, but i...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, CANDELILLA, Summer 2021, Anastasia Peachy Keen Stick Blush Review Swatches

Becca, Paula’s Choice, Herbivore, REN, Sunday Riley, and More On Sale During Dermstore’s Anniversary Sale

Dermstore is having a massive anniversary sale starting today! Use code CELEBRATE and snag up to 25% off a variety of brands including Paula’s Choice, Sunday Riley, Becca, and much more! Happy Shopping! Where to buy Dermstore You may also enjoy... Steal It: Cherry Culture 20% Off Coupon CodeLaneige Snow Radiant Blusher Korres 30% Coupon CodeBath and Body Works Fragrant Waters Review The post Becca, Paula’s Choice, Herbivore, REN, Sunday Riley, and More On Sale During Dermstore’s An...
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Must Have Picks from Paula’s Choice That Are On Sale Today

Good Morning! Just a heads up the entire Paula’s Choice Skincare Collection is on sale today at 25% on during their Anniversary Sale! Use code CELEBRATE AT checkout to get 25% off! Grab up your favorites or if you need a little help deciding here are some of mine! Paula’s Choice CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Eye Cream Everyone is a bit of a naysayer about this one but I actually love it. With drier eyes like mine I could use all the moisture retention I can get. This cer...
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Urban Decay What's Your Sign & Art Walk Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

What's Your Sign Urban Decay What’s Your Sign Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay What’s Your Sign Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with soft, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in one layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with a touch more. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and smooth with some velvetiness to it, which helped the product glide on ...
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Fragrantica Talks: 10 Underrated Perfumes from Pierre Guillaume

Nicola Thomis and Adam Forziatti met to talk about one of their favorite perfume houses, Pierre Guillaume, and the perfumer's clever tricks and inventions. ARTICLES: The Lightness of Citrus. Reflections on Pierre Guillaume’s New Trilogy, by Nicola Thomis Pierre Guillaume The Perfumer, by Sergey Borisov Sensuality in Summer: Imaginary Authors' Saint Julep, by John Biebel PERFUMES: Morning... Read full article: Fragrantica Talks: 10 Underrated Perfumes from Pierre Guillaume from Fragranti...
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Perfumed Horoscope: August 9 - August 15

  My great-grandfather was a shaman. I wake up to my own strange ideas and behaviors that seem to be what he is somehow genetically communicating to me. Even though he lived in Europe, in Slovenia, many of his practices are very close to those of Native Americans, including having a spirit animal and carrying the parts of that animal with you, like eagle's feathers, or wolf’s skull. This does... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: August 9 - August 15 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes...
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GovExec Daily Podcast Appearance: Emotional Compensation’s Role in Employee Retention

As a growing percentage of the workforce seeks new career opportunities, employee retention has become a major issue facing organizations today. Addressing financial compensation is important, particularly for those lower income workers whose wages have remained largely stagnant, but addressing emotional compensation is another component all organizations need to consider.  I had the opportunity to discuss this issue on a recent episode of the GovExec Daily podcast. Listen to the conversation ...
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36 Manly Smells

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in September 2017. Smells can conjure up powerful memories. The smell of pine needles can take you back to childhood Christmases or the smell of a laundry detergent can remind you of home. For me, there are certain smells that I’ve come to associate with manliness. Whenever I s...
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Is the creepy housekeeper scamming her bosses new bride?

Rebecca Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a re-watch. The Creeper: Rebecca Leave it to Alfred Hitchcock to make a movie about newlywed bliss turned into homoerotic paranoia. And leave it to Mr. Hitchock to leave us feeling conflicted about a queer character both awesome and awful. Rebecca tells the story of Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine at her best), the new bride of the dashing widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Rebecca, Alfred Hitchcock, Anderson, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Maxim, Laurence Olivier, Danvers, Hitchcock, Daily Dose, Screen Gems, Hitchock, Mrs Danvers

My bisexual boyfriend had sex with my parents…now what?!

via Shutterstock A gay man has appealed to the wisdom of gay sex therapist Dan Savage for advice on a most unusual situation. His bisexual boyfriend admitted to having a threesome with the gay man’s parents. “I’m a 24-year-old gay man with a 31-year-old bi boyfriend,” the man, identified as I Knew He Was Into Blondes writes. “I’ve known since we got together that he’s a lot more sexually experienced than I am, but it’s never been a big deal before now. This weekend, he met my parents for what...
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Ulta Steals and Deals for Sunday

Good morning friends! I hope your weekend is going great! I’m typing this from a gorgeous little spot outside! I meditated here this morning and typically when I find a place like this I tend to not want to bring technology into with me but this morning I decided why not type from this beautiful little spot. So here I am! There’s a few deals at Ulta today you might want to grab up! Anastasia Beverly Hills Buy 1, Get 1 Free Lipsticks, Lipglosses, Lip Treatments (ENDS TODAY) Select Tarte Tarte...
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What was the last hyped-up product you were unimpressed with?

Bite Beauty Power Move Lipstick was a disappointment in general but also personally since the Amuse Bouche formula was a favorite. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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"Diving Into the Subconscious of the 'Cuomosexual'/How could we have witnessed the Governor’s narcissism, bullying, and hackneyed paternalism, and found these qualities attractive? A psychoanalyst gives her take."

Ah! Perfect! This is exactly the article I'd have requested if The New Yorker had asked me What can we write for you? I could go looking for this material myself and grope at amateur psychoanalysis, but I found this, by Lizzie Widdicombe. How absolutely pleasing to just sit back and read (and react):[J]ust a year ago, much of blue-state America was lusting after Governor Andrew Cuomo... The erotic interest was documented in a Jezebel article—“Help, I Think I’m in Love with Andrew Cuomo???”... Th...
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"In September last year, Williams lost his virginity with a specially trained 'sex surrogate,' an experience he described as 'liberating.'"

"'Because it was funded by the state I could basically not have the shame of it being an unsafe or outlawed practice,' he said. However, the funding was removed in April after the local clinical commissioning group (CCG) wrote to him saying it had been decided that continued sessions were not 'an appropriate use of taxpayers’ funds.'.... 'The NHS opened up a political can of worms by awarding me funding and they wanted to shut it quickly. But they have already set a precedent.'... [Beverlee] Le...
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Rihanna is officially a billionaire. Here's how her game-changing beauty and fashion lines helped her land among the world's wealthiest entrepreneurs.

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Rihanna has officially become a billionaire, Forbes reported this week. The singer, actress, and entrepreneur derives most of her wealth from her two businesses. Lingerie brand Savage X Fenty is valued at $1 billion, while Fenty Beauty is worth $2.8 billion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Robyn Rihanna Fenty has officially reached billionaire status. The Barbados-born singer, actress, and entrepreneur is now worth $1.7 billion, Forbes r...
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Amia Srinivasan: ‘Sex as a subject isn’t weird. It’s very, very serious’

With her debut book, The Right to Sex, a 36-year-old Oxford don is dazzling everyone from Vogue to Prospect magazine. She discusses porn, gender dysphoria – and why her students are no snowflakesIf All Souls is one of the most inordinately beautiful colleges in Oxford – its bone-white gothic, best peered at by mere mortals from nearby Radcliffe Square, is the work of the great Nicholas Hawksmoor – it’s also one of the oddest and most rarefied. Famously, it has no student body. Each year, however...
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I went to a fancy $100 cocktail-making class for non-alcoholic drinks. I discovered that a 'virgin' Rose and Pine Martini tasted just as good - without the headaches.

The French Riviera cocktail is made using honey and apricot jam. Insider London bar TT Liquor says its alcohol-free cocktail classes are increasingly popular with customers. I went along to make some booze-free cocktails after England lifted nearly all pandemic rules. The bar used to be a Victorian police station, and now hosts tasting classes in its old jail cells. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many have predicted that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic will bring abou...
Tags: UK, England, London, Entertainment, Life, Germany, US, Trends, Features, Whiskey, Cocktails, Rum, Riviera, Gin, Rose, Kay

Michael German Sugarful Dream

  The third Sugarful fragrance by the French house, Michael German, was introduced. Its sugary sweet composition includes wild berries, exotic floral notes and trendy lavender. The third SUGARFUL DREAM comes after Sugarful (cotton candy + fruits and musk) and Sugarful Spice (ginger + blood orange and vanilla). The bottle of Sugarful line is designed in the shape of a sugar pourer. Believe in Dr... Read full article: Michael German Sugarful Dream from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine...
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Is robot therapy the future?

Seek help for a mental health issue today and you may find yourself referred to an online app or talking to a robot therapist. Is this welcome democratisation of an expensive resource – or the ‘Uberisation of therapy’?She’s sitting on a purple armchair, nodding slowly as she talks. “When was the last time you felt really happy?” Her voice is low and measured, with the gently broken glottal quality that one might expect of a computer simulation, her ethnicity undefined, her cardigan beige. Ellie,...
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Molton Brown The Opulent Collection: Neon Amber Labdanum Dusk

  The British brand MOLTON BROWN introduces several fragrances united under The Opulent Collection. They are light citrusy Neon Amber Eau de Toilette, warm ambery-woody, tobacco Neon Amber Eau de Parfum, and dark leathery oud Labdanum Dusk. Fragrances are accompanied by body care products. In addition to this collection, another fragrance was released in two different concentrations/versions –... Read full article: Molton Brown The Opulent Collection: Neon Amber Labdanum Dusk from Fragrantic...
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My brother has two new children – and it’s making me sad

When you want to be a parent and can’t, this is a loss to be mourned, says Philippa PerryThe question I’m a 48-year-old woman in a loving relationship. I don’t have any children. I have two brothers – my younger one has four children with his partner. The other, who is older than me and gay (and my half-brother), has recently gone abroad with his partner and had two children via a surrogate, with both fathers having had a biological child each.I’ve always supported people’s rights in principle, ...
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