Dior Toile de Jouy Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Toile de Jouy (429) Dior Toile de Jouy (429) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new(er) warmer neutral color story that included a mix of finishes that ranged from matte to sparkle. This palette suffered from a general powderiness/dryness across the board compared to most of the brand’s eyeshadows. Most shades had semi-opaque or better coverage, and they were blendable, but they absolutely required a prime...
Tags: Dior, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Eyeshadows, Makeup Palettes, Christine

Fenty Beauty Triple Dip Diamond Bomb Diamond Veil Palette Review & Swatches

Triple Dip Fenty Beauty Triple Dip Diamond Bomb Diamond Veil Palette ($42.00 for 0.31 oz.) includes three, sparkling highlighters with two new shades and one previously-released shade (Fenty Glow). The key takeaways one needs to know about this formula is that it is high-sparkle with a sheerer base and a consistency that can be fussy (ha, ha) to work with. I find fingertips to work the best for getting product from the compact to my s...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Carmine CI, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition, LE Limited Edition, Huda Beauty Topaz, All Dupes Clionadh Phoenix Embers

ColourPop Teen Spirit & Beverly Hills Fresh Kiss Lip Cremes Reviews & Swatches

Teen Spirit ColourPop Teen Spirit Fresh Kiss Lip Crème ($8.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle cool undertones and a cream finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly and smoothly across my lips, but it settled a little bit into my lip lines–not quite noticeable in person, though. The texture was smooth, velvety, and lightweight with an airy quality to it, which ensured comfort during...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Beverly Hills, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Julia Le, Pat McGrath Profumo, Tom Ford Beauty Johnny, MAC Sugar Sweet Cameo LE, Fall 2021

This Week in Dupes, Vol. 161

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between September 14th and September 20th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Acqua Di Parma Lily Of The Valley: Cheap and Cheerful

The newest of Acqua Di Parma’s “Signatures of the Sun” scents, Lily Of The Valley, smells idiosyncratic compared to the rest of the line. Whilst previous editions, notably Osmanthus and Yuzu, possess refined naturality in their spritely, transparent, effervescent aesthetics, Lily Of The Valley falls into more conventional perfumery territory, overtly more synthetic, saccharine, and chemistry... Read full article: Acqua Di Parma Lily Of The Valley: Cheap and Cheerful from Fragrantica Perfumes an...
Tags: Fashion, Yuzu, Lily of the Valley, Acqua di Parma, Acqua Di Parma Lily

Guerlain Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia

In September 2021, the house of Guerlain has launched a limited edition of the cult Shalimar perfume from 1925. The new version is named Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia, and comes after last year’s Shalimar Philtre de Parfum version. The new composition, backed by perfume duo Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk, is a dedication to the vanilla ingredient. An "overdose" in the compo... Read full article: Guerlain Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes M...
Tags: Fashion, Guerlain, Fragrantica Perfumes, Thierry Wasser, Delphine Jelk, Guerlain Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia

Billionaire Bill Gross and his millionaire neighbor are back in court amid a months-long feud over an expensive sculpture and the 'Gilligan's Island' theme song

Amy and Bill Gross. PATRICK T. FALLON / Contributor / Getty Images Billionaire investor Bill Gross is back in court this week over a spat with his neighbor. The neighbor claims Gross and his wife, Amy, violated a court order regarding playing loud music. The conflict stems from a $1 million glass sculpture on Gross's property. See more stories on Insider's business page. Billionaire bond investor Bill Gross and his wife, Amy, are back in court this week over an ongoing spat with ...
Tags: News, Law, Gross, California, Life, Finance, Trends, Bloomberg, Billionaires, Pimco, Bill Gross, Times, Los Angeles Times, Billionaire, Amy, Schwartz

These Splurge-Worthy Hoodies Will Ease You Into Fall With Style

Don’t keep stealing your significant other’s hoodies — it’s time to buy a comfy new one of your own this fall. Hoodie season is right around the corner, and with the athleisure trend still in full force, this transitional piece is as much of a wardrobe staple as ever. You can cozy up in the high-quality hoodies below for years to come. You’ll find these warm hoodies from Revolve, Asos and more are worth it to invest in. Veronica Beard Ursina hoodie Revolve This chic take on a hoodie from Ver...
Tags: Fall, Fashion, Shopping, Cdc, NFL, Cbs, Asos, Mount Everest, North Face, Essentials, Lululemon, Don, Abercrombie Fitch, ASOS ASOS, Faherty, Veronica Beard

Key findings about the religious composition of India

Religious pluralism has long been a core value in India, which has a large majority of Hindus and smaller shares of Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other groups. In recent years, the size of these communities and their future growth have been topics of great interest to the Indian public. Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati, India, on Nov. 13, 2018. (Biju Boro/AFP/Getty Images) By Stephanie Kramer | Pew Research Center A new Pe...
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A chef who offers health benefits, paid vacation, and a 401(k) plan raised base pay to $18 to $24 per hour and said he's not struggling to hire workers

Irene Jiang/Business Insider The restaurant industry is facing a staffing crisis, with 75% of operators struggling to hire. Restaurant owners are finding a solution by paying workers more, The New York Times reported. Chef Jason Hammel said adding a higher wage to his benefits package made it easier to find staff. See more stories on Insider's business page. The past two decades have been busy for Chicago chef Jason Hammel, who opened Lula Cafe in 1999 with a four-burner stove and som...
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A chef who offers health benefits, paid vacation, and a 401(k) plan raised base pay to $18 to $24 per hour and says he's not struggling to hire workers

Irene Jiang/Business Insider The restaurant industry is facing a staffing crisis, with 75% of operators struggling to hire. Several restaurant owners are finding a solution by paying workers more, according to the NYT. Chef Jason Hammel said adding a higher wage to his benefits package makes it easier to find staff. See more stories on Insider's business page. The past two decades have been busy for Chicago chef Jason Hammel, who opened Lula Cafe in 1999 with a four-burner stove and s...
Tags: News, US, Careers, Trends, Bloomberg, Minimum Wage, Chicago, Maine, New York Times, Retail, Ruby, Times, Matt Murphy, Hammel, Jason Hammel, American Staffing Association

The One Question NOT to Ask for Healthy Introspection (And What to Ask Instead)

We’d all like more insight about ourselves. Gaining greater self-awareness can allow us to make improvements in our relationships, career, and life in general. When we’re trying to figure out what makes us tick, we typically ask ourselves, “Why?” “Why do I hate my job?” “Why do I always fall for the wrong person?” “Why can’t I lose weight?” “Why do I lose my temper?” “Why am I depressed?” People can write hundreds of pages in their journals or spend months in therapy trying to answer these type...
Tags: Life, Behavior, Character, CBT, Tasha Eurich

Fenty Eau de Parfum: A Rose-Centered Unisex Perfume

Fenty Eau de Parfum is the first fragrance for the beauty brand Fenty owned by LVMH and Rihanna as a 50/50 joint venture. The new Fenty fragrance quickly sold out from the Fentybeauty website and hasn't yet appeared in Sephora. Fenty is a rose-centered perfume that seems too bold for a lux brand; it smells self-confident niche. If it weren't Rihanna's, I wonder how people would react? Fenty�... Read full article: Fenty Eau de Parfum: A Rose-Centered Unisex Perfume from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
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Sex Education: Aimee Lou Wood spricht über sexuellen Missbrauch ihrer Rolle

Triggerwarnung: Der folgende Artikel enthält potentiell verstörende Geschichten von sexuellem Missbrauch. Der folgende Artikel enthält keine Spoiler zu Staffel 3 von Netflix’ Sex Education. Sex Education hat schon immer versucht, verschiedene Facetten von Sex und Selbstfindung zu beleuchten – sowohl im Guten als auch im Schlechten. Und in ihrer dritten Staffel, die seit letzter Woche auf Netflix zu sehen ist, setzt sich die Serie mit einer Storyline rund um sexuellen Missbrauch ausei...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, Australia, Netflix, Aimee, Welt, Mann, Rolle, Umgang, Laurie Nunn, Therapie, Staffel, Aimee Lou Wood, Ehre, Sex Education Sex Education

ColourPop So-Called Blush Stix Review & Swatches

So-Called ColourPop So-Called Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark berry with strong, cool blue undertones and a luminous finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation, as marketed, that applied well to bare skin and layered well over foundation as it wasn’t prone to lifting up my base. The texture was smooth, creamy, and emollient with good glide, which helped it apply well with fingertips as well as brushes. ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Natasha Denona Bloom, Fall 2021

Has a pet ever destroyed any products?

Thankfully, no! I don’t recall Mellan doing so (he was pretty good about those things!), and we gated Winnie from being able to access areas that had a lot of makeup in more accessible places. So far… so good with Winnie! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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"My teachers were always, like, ‘Who’s going to wear this? Who’s your customer?’ And I would say, ‘I hope I don’t know who my customer is, because they shouldn’t exist yet.'..."

"Reed describes himself as gender fluid: 'Not bang-smack in the middle of male and female, but fluid—literally anywhere on the pendulum.' Though Reed had been calling himself gay since he was nine, he began to struggle with the identity in London: 'I didn’t feel like I was a gay man. I didn’t feel like my gender fit. I didn’t feel represented by it.' For the first time, he had friends who were transgender or pansexual. 'I started meeting all these people that felt so confident expressing themsel...
Tags: Fashion, England, London, Law, Russia, America, Grammar, Solange, Latin America, Reed, Ann Althouse, Rebecca Mead, Gender Difference, Harris Reed, Woke America

REFY Cream Bronzer + Cream Blush Swatches

REFY BeautyREFY Beauty is a brand that recently launched at SephoraSephora, so I picked up their cream blushes, cream bronzers, and liquid highlighter to try out. I thought that the size (0.05 oz.) for the cream blushes was a typo on the product listing, but no, they are really small compacts–like unusually small for a cream blush (often 0.15 oz. or greater). The cream bronzers and liquid highlighter are more in line with typical product sizes from other brands, though...
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Etat Libre d'Orange The Ghost In The Shell

There is always a great buzz when Etat Libre d'Orange launches something new. In mid-September the Parisian brand presents to us the latest fragrance, THE GHOST IN THE SHELL, as a fresh and modern floral fragrance — a fragrance for the future. The composition was created in collaboration with Mane. MERGER OF THE MATTER, BIRTH OF THE SPIRIT. "It is a night of pale moonlight, a night towa... Read full article: Etat Libre d'Orange The Ghost In The Shell from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes...
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It Was All Very Well to Say ‘Drink Me,’ But……

A drink to make me smaller? Nay! I much prefer Shel Silverstein’s Drink Me which makes the drinker taller! “She drank from a bottle called Drink Me And she grew so tall, She ate from a plate called Taste Me And down she shrank so small. And so she changed, while other folks Never tried nothin’ at all.” It’s a quote that’s always stuck with me because it reminds me that I need to try new things and if I don’t I’m missing out. Does that make sense? Because sometimes in life as much as we tr...
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Ich habe Vaginismus & hörte jahrelang, ich würde mir die Schmerzen einbilden

Wie viele gute Geschichten beginnt auch diese mit einem One-Night-Stand. Ich war sehr, sehr betrunken und mit einem Typen zu ihm nach Hause gefahren. Als er versuchte, seinen Penis in mich zu drücken, fühlte es sich an, als sei meine Vagina versiegelt. In dieser Nacht machte ich dafür den Alkohol verantwortlich – doch es passierte wieder und wieder. Als ich ein paar Monate darauf in einer frischen Beziehung steckte, tat meine Vagina jedes Mal weh, wenn wir penetrativen Sex versuchten. Das fühlte...
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How much do you spray?

Unpopular opinion: one spray is often enough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Or am I a chronic undersprayer?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s my travel spray of YSL Opium which never got upgraded to a full bottle, because on spray is... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Can’t stop the beet! 10 tantalising beetroot recipes – from hearty borscht to tempting brownies

Delicious, versatile and good for you – there’s so much you can do with this ruby-coloured root vegetable apart from pickling it. Here are some of the best recipes to get you startedThe beetroot has a long and storied history. Assyrian texts from 800BC describe beetroots growing in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The ancient Romans considered them an aphrodisiac and used them to treat everything from fever to constipation. In 1653, Nicholas Culpeper said they embodied the energy of Saturn. The V...
Tags: Food, Vegetables, Life and style, Main course, Soup, Dessert, Nicholas Culpeper, Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Betrunkene Instagram-Posts sind das neue „Drunk Texting“

Es ist der Neujahrstag 2020. Irgendwo im englischen Leeds reibt sich die 22-jährige Tahmina* müde den Schlaf aus den Augen, löst mit etwas Mühe ihre Zunge vom Gaumen und ext ein Glas Leitungswasser. Wie der Rest der Welt ist Tahmina an diesem Morgen ziemlich verkatert. Kleine Erinnerungsschnipsel vom Vorabend huschen ihr durchs Gehirn: vom Vorglühen zu Hause, von der Bar, vom Rave, schließlich vom Schwulenclub. Dann dreht sich ihr Magen um, als irgendwann mehr Erinnerungen zurückkehren.  E...
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Weekly Roundup: Hints of Fall

Most people I know enjoy dressing for Fall. I bat for Team Spring and Summer, but Autumn is magical in its own way. I enjoy the change of dress from Summer clothing, as well as the glorious fiery foliage. Onward to a stylish and fabulous Fall.  Stock levels are low at most retailers, especially in brick-and-mortar stores. I suspect this has a lot to do with ongoing supply chain issues brought on by the global pandemic. That said, retail looks better than it did last year. I had a good browse at ...
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Bring Back Foxe’s

There’s nothing like reading Foxe’s Book of Martyrs as a teenager. Want an easy life? Foxe’s will cure you of that expectation. Beginning with Stephen, and continuing for some 2,500 pages, you will learn that following Jesus will may include suffering or worse. The descriptions are stark. The pictures are worse. Historian Douglass Campbell writes, “Those who could read for themselves learned the full details of all the atrocities performed on the Protestant reformers; the illiterate could ...
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