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Smashbox Harley Quinn & Mongal Be Legendary Anti-Hero Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Harley Quinn Smashbox Harley Quinn Be Legendary Anti-Hero Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, deeper ruby red with cool, blue undertones and barely-there pearl in a cream finish. It had rich pigmentation that applied evenly and comfortably across my lips without catching on texture imperfections or emphasizing my lip lines. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy but wasn’t overly slippery, so it had good adhesion and wasn’t pro...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Laura Mercier, Smashbox, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Lake CI, MAC Leap, MAC Hellebore DC, Lake Ci 15850 Red 21 Lake Ci 45380 Red 27 Lake Ci, Fall 2021, Smashbox Int, Smashbox UK, Smashbox Harley Quinn Mongal


ColourPop Under the Sea, Arabian Nights, I See the Light, A Dream is a Wish... Super Shock Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Under the Sea ColourPop Under the Sea Super Shock Shadow is a cool, minty green with a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a tendency to sheer out as it seemed to have too much slip, which also resulted in it looking uneven. I had the best luck applying it with a fluffier brush for a sheerer layer of color but couldn’t use it as a more opaque product well. It lasted decently for nine hours before fading a bit.FURTHE...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Mica, Christine, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptalia, MAC Dark Energy, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top


ColourPop Lost Girl & Fly with Me Creme Gel Liners Reviews & Swatches

Lost Girl ColourPop Lost Girl Crème Gel Liner ($5.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish with larger flecks of sparkle on top. The texture was rather smooth given how sparkly it was, but it wasn’t the most comfortable liner to work with on my lower lash line due to the chunkier sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage if...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Roach, Ulta, Eye Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Chanel Khaki Intense, Fenty Beauty Bank Tank


Best of ColourPop Glossy Lip Stains

ColourPop Glossy Lip Stain ($8.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is supposed to have the “long-lasting powers of a lip stain” with the “shine of a gloss” paired with “medium to buildable coverage” that is “non-drying.” There are nine shades that have been released, which I’ve now reviewed, so it’s time for a wrap-up! 01. ...
Tags: Beauty, Round-ups, Christine, Colourpop, Temptalia, ColourPop Glossy Lip Stain, ColourPop Love Bite Glossy Lip Stain, ColourPop Sugar Snap Glossy Lip Stain, ColourPop Glossy Lip Stains, ColourPop Roll Out Glossy Lip Stain, Berry Ripe ColourPop ColourPop P Permanent, ColourPop Berry Ripe Glossy Lip Stain, ColourPop Cherry Up Glossy Lip Stain, ColourPop ColourPop LE Limited Edition, ColourPop Double Cherry Glossy Lip Stain, ColourPop ColourPop P Permanent


Sunday Firesides: Don’t Adopt Ideas Based on Trends

When we think about fads, we typically think about things like clothes and toys. But ideas — from those around diet to entire philosophies — can also ride the waves of cultural fancy. Keto, jiu-jitsu, and Stoicism will one day seem as outmoded as low-fat eating, taekwondo, and 90s-style evangelical Christianity do now. Social issues similarly wax and wane, are talked about everywhere, by everyone . . . until some new topic du jour ascends in the news cycle, and the former largely drop out of th...
Tags: Life, Advice, Character, Bobby, Hank, Keto, Bobby Hill, Beanie Babies, Sunday Firesides


Truly Beauty Presents Its First-Ever Fragrance: Unicorn Fruit

Unicorn Fruit is the first-ever eau de parfum by Truly Beauty, makers of their self-proclaimed, cult-favorite product, Unicorn Fruit Whipped Body Butter, as well as a dizzying ass-ortment (this could be fun) of other hair and body products with such cheeky (still going strong) names as "Buns of Glowry" and "Acai Your Boobies." They also offer a "Glazed Donut Shave Gel," which is making my mou... Read full article: Truly Beauty Presents Its First-Ever Fragrance: Unicorn Fruit from Fragrantica P...
Tags: Fashion, Glowry, Unicorn Fruit


A bridge too far: can Sydney overcome nimbyism to become a cycling city?

The delays and opposition to the long-awaited Harbour Bridge ramp are emblematic of a city still not at peace with cyclists One of the world’s most feted pieces of transport infrastructure currently lets down an increasingly popular mode of transport: the bicycle.Currently, the 2,000 cyclists who cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge’s dedicated cycleway daily must dismount and battle 55 steps on the north side. The number of cyclists struggling on the stairs looks only set to grow: cycling in Sydney’...
Tags: Life and style, Australia news, Cities, Cycling, Transport, Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Harbour Bridge


Lalique de Lalique Crystal Edition 2022 - The Fougères Flacon

Since 1994, initiated by Marie-Claude Lalique to celebrate the birth of her perfume LALIQUE DE LALIQUE, limited, numbered, and signed editions of Collector's Flacons have become an annual event. This year, Lalique presents the 2022 Limited Edition in the spectacular Fougères flacon. Like all previous limited editions of pure perfume in crystal bottles, this year's edition also includes the orig... Read full article: Lalique de Lalique Crystal Edition 2022 - The Fougères Flacon from Fragrantic...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Lalique, Marie Claude Lalique


Strong International Appetite For 25th Edition of Beautyworld Middle East

Dubai, UAE: With travel restrictions easing around the world, international beauty companies from more than 50 countries, comprising 15 national pavilions, will reconnect at the 25th Beautyworld Middle East – the region’s largest international trade fair for the beauty industry–seeking to strengthen their foothold in, or gain a share of, an important and growing market. Organised by Mes... Read full article: Strong International Appetite For 25th Edition of Beautyworld Middle East from Frag...
Tags: Fashion, Dubai, Fragrantica Perfumes, Beautyworld Middle East, Mes Read


What cheek formula do you wish came in more shades/options?

Since Marc Jacobs Air Blush was discontinued, because that’s the one I’d normally say… CoverFX Monochromatic Duos are a range I’d love to see expanded! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You, Marc Jacobs Air Blush


A garden at Ground Zero: what I learned growing an oasis in the shadow of 9/11

Soon after 9/11, I moved into an old building by Ground Zero. First step? Plant an unlikely patch of greenIf you listen, I mean really listen, you will hear your garden speaking to you. Mine, which sits on a 10th-floor Manhattan terrace, a stone’s throw from where the World Trade Center stood, first spoke to me on a crisp September morning 20 years ago. I had jury duty that day and decided to walk the two miles south from my home in Greenwich Village down to the courthouse in the financial distr...
Tags: Food, New York, Vegetables, Life and style, Manhattan, World Trade Center, Gardens, Greenwich Village, Ground Zero


Saturday Links

Podcast: Season 1 of the Gospel for Life podcast is over, but I’ve put together a summary of the twelve principles covered, along with links to dig down deeper. Curated links for your weekend reading: What Do I Do With “Wasted Years?” What do you do when you can’t make sense of a season in your life? Your sacrifices are met with empty harvests and brass heavens? Wisdom Is a “Who” More Than a “What” If we want to know what perfect wisdom looks like, there is one place to look—the S...
Tags: Featured, Life, Links, Timothy, Nazareth, Gospel Coalition Canada, Son of God the Son of Man Jesus, Ways to Improve Your Small Congregation, Your Church 's Social Media


Sally Rooney on the hell of fame: ‘It doesn’t seem to work in any real way for anyone’

At 30, the Normal People author is already the most talked-about novelist of her generation. As she readies her third novel, she’s bracing for more (unwanted) attentionSally Rooney appears before a stark, white background, stripped of even the most incidental feature. It makes me laugh: in 18 months of Zoom meetings, I’ve encountered people in their bedrooms and home offices, in front of bookcases and windows – situations that, no matter how bland or contrived, still betray some minor, contextua...
Tags: Books, Celebrity, Fiction, Life and style, Culture, Rooney, NICK, Sally Rooney, Normal People


Fran Lebowitz: ‘If people disagree with me, so what?’

With a hit Netflix series and The Fran Lebowitz Reader now published in the UK, the American wit talks about failing to write, her dislike of Andy Warhol and her best friend Toni MorrisonFran Lebowitz is a famous writer who famously doesn’t write. “I’m really lazy and writing is really hard and I don’t like to do hard things,” she says, and it’s the rare writer who would not have some sympathy with that. Yet, as all writers also know, writer’s block, which the 70-year-old has suffered from for f...
Tags: Books, UK, New York, Media, Women, Life and style, World news, Netflix, Culture, LGBT rights, Andy Warhol, Essays, Erroll McDonald, Lebowitz, Fran Lebowitz, Journalism books


Vaccine wars: how the decision not to get the shot is tearing loved ones apart

When friends and family disagree about getting vaccinated, close ties can fray. Some siblings have even stopped talking to each otherMegan, a 30-year-old from rural Nebraska, feels torn. She hasn’t been vaccinated against Covid-19, but if left to her own devices, things would be different. She worries about what would happen if she caught the virus and passed it on to her toddler daughter, whose history of health complications includes hospitalization for lung problems. Megan feels a responsibil...
Tags: Life and style, World news, US news, Nebraska, Megan, Coronavirus, COVID


‘That first year was a crazy rollercoaster’: why a new mother turned a crisis into cartoons

When her partner left her with a newborn one dark Finnish winter, Anna Härmälä didn’t crumble. Inspired by Fleabag, she turned her pain into raw, funny cartoons“It’s Finnish winter in complete darkness, and it’s raining ice. And then you can’t sleep, and the baby is screaming, and you’re too tired to get up, but if you don’t get up, there is no one else there.” Anna Härmälä is describing February 2015, when her partner walked out on her and their five-week-old baby. In order to remember, she has...
Tags: Books, Family, Instagram, Life and style, Culture, Illustration, Art and design, Childbirth, Comics and graphic novels, Anna Härmälä, Härmälä


Blind date: ‘By the time I arrived, he was best mates with the manager’

Tandeka, 29, content designer, meets Eamon, 31, postgraduate studentWhat were you hoping for? A fun evening with someone I may not have otherwise met. Continue reading...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Dating, Éamon, Tandeka



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