Sydney Grace Purple (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2021)

Purple (Deep) (2021) Sydney Grace Purple (Deep) (2021) Mystery Bag (2021) ($30.00) includes five new eyeshadows and one highlighter that you’ll find in all of the Purple (Deep) mystery bags, plus two to three additional items that may vary from bag to bag. In the bag I have, my additional products were: Charissa, a new Lip Cream, and Blossom, an existing Cream Shadow. The quality was consistent with the brand’s eyeshadow formulas over...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Charissa, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Fragrance Oil, Makeup Palette/Set

Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 108

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, Sydney, Christine, Weekly Features, Community Faves, Pat McGrath Huetopian, Scoop Sydney Grace Permanent, Eiffel Tower Sydney Grace Limited Edition, ColourPop Astrology, Aries Peace Love Libra, Madra Órga, Jo View Story Farraige Mhór

ColourPop New Millennium Palette Review & Swatches

New Millennium ColourPop New Millennium 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, pink and purple-themed palette that included three matte shades and two shimmer shades. The mattes were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with, even if a little powdery, while the shimmers were thicker and drier, which made them hard to apply without using them with a wet brush. Ingredients ...
Tags: US, Eu, Beauty, Fda, Christine, Ulta, Stila, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin, LE Limited Edition

YSL Nude Tension, Brown No Way Back, Rose Incitement Velvet Radical Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Nude Tension (301) YSL Nude Tension (301) The Slim Velvet Radical Matte Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium coral with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and denser, like a velvety primer in a way, that was comfortable to apply. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly but was slightly prone to settling into my lip lines, which wasn’t the norm with this formula....
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Milani, Lip Products, YSL, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Lucky, Pat McGrath Pink, Slim Velvet Radical Matte Lipstick, Fall 2021, ColourPop Oasis LE, ColourPop Dulcet LE

Perfumed Horoscope: August 23 - August 29

  There are a few things we can ask ourselves with this past weekend's full moon and the transgression of the Sun into the Virgo atmosphere. First, as the word full moon indicates, what kinds of fullness are we experiencing? Ideally, it was a creative and romantic connection that we felt abundantly. The full moon represents standing on the top of a hill and figuring out what we see coming, and ... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: August 23 - August 29 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colog...
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Zegna Pour Homme: The First Ermenegildo Zegna Fragrance

The Italian house Ermenegildo Zegna was founded in 1910 in the city of Trivero in Northern Italy. The founder started with the production of natural woolen fabrics, the first Zegna menswear boutique was opened in Paris in 1980, and the first fragrance, Zegna Pour Homme, entered the perfume market in 1992, launched with the help of the Spanish company Puig. Quite late by the standards of Italian pe... Read full article: Zegna Pour Homme: The First Ermenegildo Zegna Fragrance from Fragrantica Per...
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Black Opium vs Black Opium Extreme

The first Black Opium Yves Saint Laurent turned out to be not at all what I had so eagerly anticipated. I imagined Black Opium to be a velvety spicy, and thicker, and more mysterious version of the classic Opium, assuming this from its name... The addition of coffee made it sound absolutely irresistible. Unfortunately, Black Opium greatly disappointed me. It had nothing to do with Opium. And it w... Read full article: Black Opium vs Black Opium Extreme from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Ma...
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How to Store Water for Long-Term Emergencies

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 April 2014. A big storm and an earthquake hit your town at the same time. It’s a certified quakenado. Your house is spared structural damage, but the power and water are out. According to news reports, the grid is down in your area and several water mains are broken. Conserva...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Life, Skills, Fema, BPA, Rainwater, Creek Stewart, Outdoor/Survival, Two Week Water Storage Options Store

‘We lost everything’: Afghan wheelchair basketball team captain speaks out

Nilofar Bayat begins rebuilding her life in Spain after days of fear for her life under Taliban ruleWhen the Taliban entered Kabul, Nilofar Bayat, the captain of Afghanistan’s female national wheelchair basketball team, knew she had to get out.“There were so many videos of me playing basketball. I had been active in calling for women’s rights and the rights of women with disabilities,” she said. “If the Taliban found out all of this about me, I knew they would kill me.” Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Women, Spain, Sport, Life and style, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Basketball, Nilofar Bayat, Disability and sport, Kabul Nilofar Bayat

Zoom dilemmas solved! Expert advice on making video chats less awkward and more fun

Whether it’s chatting with small children, planning occasions or finding ways to socialise off-camera, after 18 months of lockdowns we’ve learned what worksWith many parts of Australia still in lockdown, connecting with others can feel increasingly challenging.Whether video calls are stifling your usual banter with friends, or the problem is actually hearing them at all over a patchy internet connection, Zoom fatigue is real. Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Games, Technology, Australia, Friendship, Life and style, Zoom, Australian lifestyle

Secrets from the FraternityX set, tips for the bathhouse, & a super romantic Grindr date

Now that there’s nothing to watch on OnlyFans anymore, switch over to TikTok and check out some of the best you might have missed this week: A bunch of gays went to hibachi. @miikemarinCan’t take us anywhere #gay #gaytok #nycgay #hibachi ♬ original sound – michael A man confronted the Wyoming bar encouraging the murder of gays. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); @whatsupimtyThis is the Eagles Nest in Cheyenne, Wy. #TShirtSaga #EqualityState...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Wyoming, Wendy Williams, Abba, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Cheyenne, Tiktok, Ashton Ray, Ed Hansen, FraternityX, Rob Carlo, TIKTALK, Ty Rob Carlo, Silenzio Bruno Chiquitita

Diva Birthday Bash Part II: Who doesn’t sweat a lot better in the dark?

Dick Tracy 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 Forgotten: Dick Tracy Continuing our Diva Birthday Bash here at Screen Gems, we honor Madonna who turned 63 this week by reviving one of her most successful–and most forgotten films. Nobody back in 1990 would have ever believed that the world would have all but forgotten Dick Tracy some 30 years later. The movie, produced by Disney, arrived in theatres...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Stephen Sondheim, Madonna, Beatty, Batman, Dick Van Dyke, Ad Friendly, Queerty, McDonald, Sondheim, Blu Ray, Dick Tracy

What was the most recent neutral look you wore and loved?

I played around with my Sydney Grace x Temptalia palettes (just for fun) and did Heart Dog on the lid with Infinite Echoes (Light) blended out. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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These gay wedding photos from 1957 are incredible… but who are the grooms?

The photos were printed in 1957 at a neighborhood drugstore in Philadelphia. They capture a ceremony featuring two grooms.
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Philadelphia, Queerty

Anastasia Sun Kissed Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches

Sun Kissed Anastasia Sun Kissed Cream BronzerAnastasia Sun Kissed Cream Bronzer ($35.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a very light, yellowy brown with warm undertones and a natural matte finish. It didn’t add shine, but it didn’t mattify either, so it let my skin come through. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and emollient without being thick or overly slippery, which made for a more foolproof and forgiving application. It had medium, buil...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Anastasia, Cheek Products, Bronzers, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, Anastasia Sun Kissed Cream Bronzer Review Swatches

Hot summer nights: ‘My brother brought friends to marvel at the awful state of my body’

First I got sunburn, then one of the worst cases of chickenpox the doctor had ever seen. I was supposed to be on holiday, yet I was the tourist attractionThe hottest summer nights of my life were in Australia around the Christmas of 1988. My brother was on a gap year with a mate, working in a factory in Dandenong, a suburb of Melbourne. They were living in a tiny, scruffy caravan in an overgrown field when I went to visit. It had come with air-conditioning, they explained, but on their first nig...
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Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts

According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. So how do we beat our digital dependency?Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I confess, in passing, to having an unhealthy attachment to my iPhone, checking it every few minutes like a compulsive tic (sound familiar?) Lembke is having none of it. She wants me to abstain from us...
Tags: Health, Technology, Media, America, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Netflix, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing, Stanford University, Fomo, Anna Lembke, Lembke

I act like a petulant child when I’m with my busy, uninterested mum

It’s all too easy to return to the roles we used to inhabit, but try and see the situation from your mother’s point of viewThe question I am a 43-year-old woman. I have a happy marriage and amazing kids. During lockdown my 76-year-old mother, who is a widow, has coped well, launching herself into reading, gardening and clearing out stuff in the house, with never a word of self-pity.Now that things have opened up and we can visit again, the distance requires that we stay over. My problem is that,...
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