ColourPop Baby Doll & The Rachel Fresh Kiss Lip Cremes Reviews & Swatches

Baby Doll ColourPop Baby Doll Fresh Kiss Lip Crème ($8.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a light-medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. The texture was smooth, spreadable, and more velvety with less “wetness” going on, but it still was easy to work with. This particular shade seemed a little thicker, and as a result, was prone to settling into my lip lines. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which was mor...
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Melt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Stargazer Melt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a light, golden peach with a hint of pink in its base paired with a smooth, lightly metallic sheen. It had finer pearl throughout, which prevented it from emphasizing my skin’s natural texture when applied as a standalone highlighter. The consistency was lightweight, fluid, and more like a thin, sp...
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Sydney Grace Black Hole & Forest Floor Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Black Hole Sydney Grace Black Hole Cream Shadow (2020) ($8.00 for 0.34 oz.) has a darker gray base with flecks of larger silver sparkle over a more metallic finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied at its best and most evenly when worn at high coverage. I found it harder to apply and blend out the edge without getting some fallout (initially) and the base didn’t appear as even. The texture was smooth, thin, and spread...
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Sunday Firesides: There Are No Second Chances

In the immediate aftermath of an awkward date, blown job interview, aborted attempt to meet a mentor, abandoned decision to share a heartfelt belief with a friend — any scuttled act of potential courage — comes the invariable cognitive salve: “I’ll do it next time.” Yet, no matter how embarrassment-diminishing, self-incrimination-resolving, and dissonance-soothing this rationalization may be, you will not get a second chance. For there are none. At best, you may get another, very similar shot, ...
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What type of formula do you prefer for a fragrance? (Parfum, Toilette, etc.)

Eau de Parfum for me! I find it gives me the level of intensity and longevity I prefer. Like if I put on perfume, I want to put on perfume. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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MHOM, a Thai Perfume You Should Smell

Like so many independent perfumers, Nutt Wesshasartar came to the craft from other artistic ventures. His chief occupation as a director of photography could only hold part of his creative drive – and his family’s roots in classic Thai perfumery gave him that excuse to explore olfaction as an outlet. While such talented Thai creators like Pissara Umavijani and Prin Lomros lead the charge of c... Read full article: MHOM, a Thai Perfume You Should Smell from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Mag...
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Legends of the fall: is autumn all it’s cracked up to be?

With its cosy socks, simmering hotpots and scary festivals, autumn is rich in tradition. But should we insist on fetishising a season of rain, fading light and tedious poetry?Depending on your view, autumn has a bad rap, or an easy time of it. Overdue a renaissance or passé to even admit liking at all. As a child, I considered autumn the red-headed stepchild of the calendar. It was the end of summer. It was back to school. It was a period in which blue skies turned white and the sun started show...
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Julia Roberts takes over Paris for floral-bomb fashion shoot

Julia Roberts films a commercial for Lancome in Paris.
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New From Sana Jardin Paris: Vanilla Nomad

Sana Jardin is a socially conscious, luxury fragrance house that was founded in 2017 by Amy Christiansen Si-Ahmed with the aim to use clean and sustainable perfume as a vehicle for social impact and the economic empowerment of women with limited access to work. Amy started the eco-luxe collection based on her life-long love of fragrance, cultivated by many travels through the middle-east, and he... Read full article: New From Sana Jardin Paris: Vanilla Nomad from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colo...
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Seven simple steps to sounder sleep

How I overcome my chronic insomnia with scienceEverything about our day impacts our sleep. How many minutes we spend outside, what and when we eat, what’s happening with our hormones, our habits, emotions, stress and thoughts – all this feeds into the sleep we end up with at night. All of which I was completely oblivious to when battling chronic insomnia for years on end.Sleep anxiety can create a very real and vicious circle. I would spend hours lying in bed, increasingly wired, anxious and exh...
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Best of ColourPop Astrology Eyeshadow Quads

ColourPop Astrology Collection includes 12 new eyeshadow quads; each quad includes two shimmer shades and two matte shades. The collection launches tomorrow, August 19th at 10AM PT. You can use code TEMPTALIA to get 10% off. 01. ...
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Dan Aykroyd: ‘I still have the lizard brain of a 20-year-old’

The actor, 69, talks about crying over his kids, not being able to cook and still having 80% of his dance movesI am actually one of the few people on the planet who is a heterochromiac syndactylite. I have webbed middle toes on both feet. I also have different coloured eyes: one is brown, one is green. I don’t know how many of us there are: I heard seven.I think I still have the lizard brain of a 20-year-old. I wake up every morning and I have the same vision, the same perception – except when I...
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Meet the average Netflix user, a Millennial woman without a college degree living in the American suburbs earning less than $50,000 a year

Daniel Reinhardt/picture alliance via Getty Images Netflix has 74 million subscribers in the US and Canada. Its typical user is a woman who lives in the US suburbs and has some or no college education. The average user is also more likely to identify as liberal or a moderate, not republican. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix is arguably the most ubiquitous streaming service, with 74 million subscribers in North America.It appeals to viewers of all walks of life, but...
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Garment workers in America’s fashion capital may make just $6 an hour. A new law could change that

California measure would end practice of paying workers per piece made and put brands on the hook for wage theft claimsLos Angeles is considered the center manufacturing in America, employing over 40,000 people to make clothing for brands including Reformation, .But for decades those workers have functioned under a system that sees them paid per piece they construct, meaning they often earn less than $6 per hour, according – less than half of California’s minimum wage. Continue reading...
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Brazilian Rosewood From the Amazon for the World's Most Famous Perfume

It is known that many of the raw materials used in perfumery come from flowers, leaves, roots, seeds, and trees, and many of them are unrestrainedly exploited, which today brings the risk of extinction. The ancient knowledge of the native peoples of the Amazon dictated for centuries a sustainable way of extracting these essential oils, using branches and leaves without destroying the plant as ... Read full article: Brazilian Rosewood From the Amazon for the World's Most Famous Perfume from Fra...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: Podcast: I enjoyed talking to Reagan Rose about making time on the Gospel for Life podcast. Beware the Sin of City Planners and Pastors Your job isn’t just to bring God to these people. Your job is to recognize how God is already moving among them. The ministry doesn’t need your plans as much as it needs your attentiveness and your support. The Ministry of Being a Little Bit Further Along What most people need and long for as they face trial...
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After returning from vacation to 765 unread emails, I tried ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt's hack of responding to everything ASAP. It just created a bunch more work.

Eric Schmidt. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach I tried a productivity hack for my 765 unread emails. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt replies to emails as soon as possible, even with one or two words. I tried it out and from what I learned, it's not a useful technique for most people. See more stories on Insider's business page. I recently took a couple of days away from work, and although I enjoyed it, I've returned to a common problem: An overflowing email inbox - 765 unreads to be exac...
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Couscous cake and Middle Eastern mac’n’cheese: eight show-stopping new recipes from Team Ottolenghi

It takes a band of global talents to create Yotam Ottolenghi’s distinctive dishes. In an exclusive extract from his latest book, he introduces some of their finest new creationsOriginally located under a railway arch in north London, built from equal parts brick and tahini, walls coated in olive oil and floors stained with spice, the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen started off simply as the place where I play with my food; my low-tech lab where ideas turn into dishes, which turn into recipes. Gradually,...
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Final Day of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Sale

And that’s all folks! The Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale ends today with these deals: Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder $17 Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow $12 Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit $14.50 50% Off Clarins SPF Day Creams NARS Climax Mascara $12 50% Off Juice Beauty Serums Enjoy! Where to buy Ulta You may also enjoy... Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches30%-50% Off Youth to the People, Sunday Riley, Tocca, MoreFresh Sugar Plum ...
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Blind date: ‘We both managed to choke on our wine’

Tom, 34, TV editor, meets Katharyn, 32, recruitment operations managerWhat were you hoping for?Ideally, to meet the person I could move to the country and adopt huskies with. But generally, just to have nice chats with someone fun. Continue reading...
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