Sephora Peacock Blue, Waterfall, Berry Sweet, Golden Hour, Sunshine Contour Eye Pencils Reviews & Swatches (2021)

Peacock Blue (50) Sephora Peacock Blue (50) 12-Hour Contour Eyeliner Pencil (2021)Sephora Peacock Blue (50) 12-Hour Contour Eyeliner Pencil (2021) ($11.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium blue with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage in one stroke, which could be built up to full coverage with a second layer or just doing shorter, more overlapping strokes during the initial application pr...
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Giorgio Armani Lip Power Satin Lipstick Swatches (x17)

Giorgio Armani Lip Power Satin Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a new formula that launched a few weeks ago. There are supposed to be 25 shades available, though I haven’t seen all 25 carried in the US, so here are 17 of the shades I was able to purchase when they initially launched. The formula is supposed to be long-lasting, lightweight, and have buildable, vivid color in a satin finish. Giorgio Armani Lip Power Satin Lipsticks ...
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Sunday Firesides: You Might Like It!

When the Japanese overran the Philippines during WWII, an American exporter found himself confined to an internment camp in Manila. To supplement their inadequate rations, many fellow prisoners took to eating insects, wild plants, and stray animals. But though the businessman lost significant weight, for months he couldn’t bring himself to try this seemingly disgusting foraged fare. Yet when he finally gave in, he found it was . . . not that bad, actually: “In a few days, an old tomcat tasted b...
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Lancome Creme de Marron & Perfect Fig L'Absolu Rouge Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Crème de Marron (254) Lancome Crème de Marron (254) L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light, peachy brown with moderate, warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with a second layer. The texture felt smooth, lightly creamy, and thinner with a touch of tackiness that helped keep it in place but did not feel clingy on. There was a...
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Arden, Ontario – the Coachman at Eco Acres

Eco Acres is a large expanse of mostly undeveloped land in the forest with some off-grid cabins and bunkies in Arden, Ontario. It’s just around 3 hours away from Toronto, and 2 hours away from Ottawa. Back in the late autumn of 2017 we stayed at a bunkie called The Hideaway, it was a cozy and comfortable place for the three of us, and the fall was just a beautiful time to visit. I’ve been following them online ever since, and had looked forward to visiting again someday. When I saw th...
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Pitti 2021: News From Essential Parfums

Many of our readers who know and appreciate the Essential Parfums brand have already tried their latest perfume, Bois Imperial. (On a side note, I'd like to point out that the brand was fortunate with finding its partners and developed quite fast; it started in 2018, and now the brand is already presented in more than 200 doors worldwide). For me, this new fragrance was on my Must Try list afte... Read full article: Pitti 2021: News From Essential Parfums from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes ...
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Vanilla Planifolia and Rosa Damascena from Atelier des Fleurs by Chloe

Chloe introduced its exclusive Atelier des Fleurs in 2019 and it now includes 15 fragrances inspired by exceptional raw materials, including Vanilla Planifolia and Rosa Damascena, which I prepared for today's review. Usually, brands invest more resources in their niche-kind lines, their goal is to appease a more demanding audience and stake out a piece of the niche market. Chloe's Atelier des F... Read full article: Vanilla Planifolia and Rosa Damascena from Atelier des Fleurs by Chloe from F...
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How standup comedy helped me conquer anxiety, depression – and fear of public speaking

Finding a humorous angle to some of my darkest episodes – and sharing them with strangers – was strangely cathartic“Have you gone mad?” asked one friend. “You’re so brave. I could never do that. Wouldn’t meditation be wiser?” said another. For someone with a long history of depression and anxiety, plus a morbid fear of public speaking, taking up standup comedy might seem like a masochistic decision. Yet to me it makes perfect sense. Excruciating fear of failure is at the heart of most people’s a...
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What was the last product you didn't purchase because of the packaging?

Hmm, I cannot recall an instance! I think because I tend to purchase new products to review, I barely pay attention to packaging, lol! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Chaz Revlon: That Handsome Man of the 1970s

The story of Chaz, one of the most popular inexpensive and very masculine fragrances in the United States of the 1970s, began unexpectedly. It all started with the women's fragrance Charlie Revlon. This pair of perfumes, Charlie and Chaz, bore the name of one of the founders of the Revlon brand, who led the company for 50 years, Charles Revson (Fragrantica wrote about the history of this brand h... Read full article: Chaz Revlon: That Handsome Man of the 1970s from Fragrantica Perfumes and Col...
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Armani Privé A Milano

The new edition of the exclusive Armani Privé collection, from the sub-line inspired by high fashion Les Éditions Couture, comes out in fall 2021 under the name A Milano.  Armani Privé Les Éditions Couture offers a haute couture fragrance experience, each fragrance is created as a unique piece, like in high fashion. This year's A Milano Haute Couture Edition pays homage to Milan as the... Read full article: Armani Privé A Milano from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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‘I feel a bit rusty’: Has Covid killed our sex lives?

The end of lockdown was supposed to herald an explosion of pent-up desire and a bonkbuster of a summer. But it’s been way more complicated than thatThis year was meant to be a replay of the roaring 20s, your hot girl or boy summer. We’d be hedonistic, bacchanalian and, above all, getting laid. All the pent-up energy of lockdowns, the only time it has ever been illegal for people from different households to have sex, would explode in one helluva bonkbuster summer. But has it panned out that way?...
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I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink - then got the best haircut I've ever had

Amazon's hair salon in London. Insider/Kate Duffy I went along to Amazon's only hair salon in east London for a $72 haircut. I used the augmented-reality app to see which hair color and style I liked before making a decision. The salon is filled with Amazon-branded products, such as Echos and Fire Kindles. See more stories on Insider's business page. I went along to Amazon's first hair salon in London to see what the hype was about. When it opened in April, only Amazon empl...
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3 Benefits of Using a Pacifier That No One Told You About

It’s time to make sure you have everything you need for the arrival of your little bundle of joy. For many parents, among the onesies and the burp cloths and the swaddle blankets, pacifiers are pretty high up on the list of must-have baby items. But are pacifiers really worth it? We get it. You only want to invest in supplies for your baby that is going to be helpful for both you and your little one. Trust us when we say that pacifiers are 100% worth it! Let’s take a look at some of the...
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Meet the female truckers making six-figures driving 80,000 pound vehicles across the country. The industry wants to recruit more of them.

Ingrid Brown and her truck, named "Miss Faith." Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration When Ingrid Brown started driving trucks 41 years ago, she only knew 5 other female truckers. Now, companies are recruiting thousands of women drivers with bonuses and scholarships amid the labor shortage. Carla Holmes quit her management job to drive long-haul with her husband - married 'teams' can make over $200,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Ingrid R. Brown Pe...
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Bernardine Evaristo on a childhood shaped by racism: ‘I was never going to give up’

My creativity can be traced back to my heritage, to the skin colour that defined how I was perceived. But, like my ancestors, I wouldn’t accept defeatWhen I won the Booker prize in 2019 for my novel Girl, Woman, Other, I became an “overnight success”, after 40 years working professionally in the arts. My career hadn’t been without its achievements and recognition, but I wasn’t widely known. The novel received the kind of attention I had long desired for my work. In countless interviews, I found ...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: Book Launch: If you missed my book launch on Thursday night, you can watch the recording here. Before You Leave Organized Religion When you see those deconstruction stories and pleas to leave institutionalized religion behind, don’t buy into the deception. God himself instituted these gifts. Bending the Covid Bow of Bronze: One Pastor’s Struggle Toward Hope in God There might be another answer to my dilemma of either being not called to mini...
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You be the judge: is it ever OK to put eggshells back in the box?

In our new column, we air both sides of a domestic disagreement – and ask you to deliver a verdictHave a disagreement you’d like settled? Or want to be part of our jury? Click here Continue reading...
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Dining across the divide: ‘She didn’t call me an insensitive buffoon – but I was armed and ready’

Two strangers, on opposite sides of the left-right political divide and with very different lives – can they find common ground over dinner?Click here to take partAbby, 45, London Continue reading...
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The great sperm heist: ‘They were playing with people’s lives’

Paul was in his 80s when someone called to say she was his daughter, conceived in a fertility clinic with his sperm. The only problem? He’d never donated anyFor 40 years, Catherine Simpson thought she knew who she was: a nurse, a mother of three, a daughter and a sister. She looked like her mother, Sarah, but had the same temperament as her father, George: calm, unflustered, kind.Then her father died. There was a dispute over his will, and that led her mother to call and tell her something that ...
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