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ColourPop Heavy Petal, Dancing Lady, Orchis Lippie Stix Reviews & Swatches

Heavy Petal ColourPop Heavy Petal Lippie Stix ($7.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, moderately dense texture that was lightly tacky on my lips (but not heavy or uncomfortable to wear). The product applied evenly and didn’t emphasize lip texture or my lip lines. It lasted nicely for five and a half hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.FURTHER ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Creme, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Vivien, Smashbox, Milani, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Lippie Stix, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate


Sunday Firesides: The Cult of Personality in a Small-Minded Society

We have moved from living in an information age, to living in a personality age. There is so much information available and on high blast, that people filter which bits to pay attention to based on how compelling/likeable/resonant they find the persona of its source. As both a cause of this shift and a result of it, every modern individual is encouraged to cultivate their personal brand. The social media feeds of writers, artists, and influencers of every stripe thus showcase their work alongsi...
Tags: Life, Behavior, Character, Socrates, Nietzsche, Sunday Firesides, Kierkeegard


The relationship sabotage scale: quantifying why we undermine ourselves in love

Developed over the course of five studies, the relationship sabotage scale is designed to give analytical rigour to a term more common in pop cultureDo you feel constantly criticised by your partner? Do you sometimes check their social media profiles? Will you admit to them if you know you’re wrong about something?If you strongly agree or disagree with some of these statements, you might find yourself with a high score on the Relationship Sabotage Scale.1. I get blamed unfairly for issues in my ...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, Relationships, Dating, Australian lifestyle


Armani Si Passione Limited Edition

  2017's creation Si Passione from Giorgio Armani now gets a limited flacon adorned with a red heart on the flacon and the outer packaging. The composition signed by Christine Nagel and Julie Masse remains the same, combining piquant-fruity and flowery accords. Sì Passione (2017) was a reinterpretation of the original Si fragrance that gives it a new dimension - described as "an irresistib... Read full article: Armani Si Passione Limited Edition from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazi...
Tags: Fashion, Giorgio Armani, Christine Nagel, Julie Massé, Armani Si Passione Limited Edition, Si Passione


Matrixyl-3000 | Simply the Best Face Cream with Peptides

Wrinkles! Blast them! New skin rejuvenation options like Matrixyl-3000 face cream with peptides is a welcomed way to not only treat but to prevent wrinkles.
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ColourPop Just My Pluck Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Just My Pluck ColourPop Just My Pluck Pressed Powder Blush ($8.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a darker, rosy mauve with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture felt smooth and silky to the touch, but there was a dryness present that made my skin look a little drier than it was once I applied and blended out the product. It had medium, buildable pigmentation, as the texture had some powderiness that made it more inclined to sheer out, bu...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Fall 2021, Giorgio Armani Cool Mauve


What was the last nail polish you wore?

My nails have been in SHAMBLES for weeks! I’ve just broken so many for stupid reasons, so nothing that recently, but the last was ILNP Sitting Fireside. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


See inside the many homes of Walt Disney, from his parents' $800 cottage to his lavish 'Technicolor Dream House'

Outside Disney's Los Feliz home. Patricia Ruben Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Chicago and died in 1966 in Burbank, California. Throughout his life, he lived in multiple properties, mainly in California. He called his vacation home in Palm Springs, California, his "Technicolor Dream House." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Walt Disney lived from 1901 to 1966. He was born in Chicago, but he spent most of his life in California. Walt Disney....
Tags: Real Estate, California, Life, Disney, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Chicago, Roy, Cinderella, Walt Disney World, Los Angeles Times, Walt Disney, Mediterranean, Palm Springs, Ruth


Miniskirts, Stones, pop art: why the swinging 60s will never go out of fashion

Vibrant prints, tunics and knee-high boots are back on the couture catwalk – more than 50 years after the first ‘youthquake’The new exhibition at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum, Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture, might have been 15 years in the making but it is, as head of exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft, says “timely”. The 1960s – a decade so mined for retro references that it has become the stuff of costume parties – is once again in vogue.At Prada’s first physical show ...
Tags: Fashion, London, Culture, The Rolling Stones, Paris, Prada, Focus, Max Mara, Christian Dior, Paris Fashion Week, Versace, Mary Quant, Vintage Fashion, Marc Bohan, Dennis Nothdruft, Maria Grazia Chuiri


Cake was my first love – it sees me through life’s highs and lows

There should be no guilt with cake, only romance – in the making, the display, the history… and, of course, the eatingThe Great British Bake Off is back! Sales of baking utensils skyrocket when the amateur baking show is on. It appears we’re all cake mad. But I’ve always been mad as a box of doughnuts for cake, long before the GBBO started. In fact, it’s one of my loves – not one of my vices.Cake and I are friends; we go back a long way. At school, we’d bake in home economics class and sell our ...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Cake, Science, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Baking, Gbbo


Pitti Fragranze 2021: Voskanian Parfums

The first perfumer I met at Pitti Fragranze 2021 was the young perfumer Tsovak Voskanyan from Armenia. You may remember his first experience in creating fragrances - 100% natural fragrances based on oils that Tsovak himself distilled from herbs and resins from Armenia, enclosed in luxurious, gorgeous bottles made of natural polished obsidian (Fragrantica wrote about the Eco Parfums here.) The bo... Read full article: Pitti Fragranze 2021: Voskanian Parfums from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologne...
Tags: Fashion, Armenia, Fragrantica, Pitti Fragranze, Voskanian Parfums, Tsovak Voskanyan, Tsovak, Eco Parfums


Fear on the ward: UK mothers threatened with social services for refusing maternity care

Women who turn down advice from health service staff say they are being coerced with threats of referrals to agencies and policePregnant women and new mothers are being referred to social services by midwives for refusing to follow their advice, patient advocacy groups have warned.Expectant parents who have declined care, including opting out of scans, refusing inductions or failing to attend antenatal appointments, are among those who have faced threats from healthcare professionals amounting t...
Tags: Family, UK, Women, Pregnancy, Life and style, Society, UK News, Health & wellbeing, NHS, Parents and parenting, Childbirth, Women's Health, Coronavirus, Association for Improvements, Maternity Services Aims Continue


Elijah Wood: ‘I still have a pair of Hobbit feet in my house’

The 40-year-old actor on living with Frodo, coping with fans and why he loves fatherhoodI grew up in a blue-collar, working-class family in Cedar Rapids in Iowa. My dad worked at the box factory, and my mum worked at the Quaker Oats factory. Eventually they pooled resources and built a deli called Souper, which sold soups, sandwiches and salads. There’s normally a moment of inspiration that inspires an actor’s origins. For me it was minestrone soup… Of course it wasn’t! I never had that moment.W...
Tags: Film, La, Life and style, Culture, Iowa, Paula Abdul, Elijah Wood, Lord Of The Rings, Zack, Cedar Rapids, Frodo, Quaker Oats, Science fiction and fantasy films


Sam Edelman Signature Fragrance

  On the footwear company's official website, Sam Edelman is described as "A creative visionary and legend in the footwear industry," and "a dominant force in fashion, making an indelible impact on some of the most renowned contemporary footwear brands throughout the past 40 years." "Sam and his wife, muse, and business co-founder, Libby Edelman, have grown Sam Edelman into a complete lifes... Read full article: Sam Edelman Signature Fragrance from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine...
Tags: Fashion, Sam, Sam Edelman, Fragrantica Perfumes, Libby Edelman


Companies struggling to hire and retain staff are dumping more work on existing employees - and it's driving a new wave of burnout

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images Job openings and employee quits are both at record highs, and it now takes on average of 7 weeks to fill a role. A rising trend of "ghosting" in the hiring process is straining the individuals who remain. Some employers are asking workers to do a job and a half while only paying for one. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tad Long calls the past three months his "summer from hell."Long is a district manager and director of operations for a g...
Tags: Jobs, News, Careers, Trends, Indiana, Long, Pennsylvania, Retail, Burnout, Ohio, New Mexico, Dixon, Garrett, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, MOD Pizza, Ghosting


Saturday Links

Podcast: I enjoyed talking to Ashley Hales about her book A Spacious Life on Gospel for Life podcast. Curated links for your weekend reading: I Searched for the Key to Discipleship Once I realized that the people around me were showing me how discipleship works, I started to see it everywhere. Live Near Your Christian Friends and Family Christians should default to choosing where they live based on Christian community. Men, Are You Submissive? Submission is not a female virt...
Tags: Featured, Life, Links, Jesus, Ashley Hales, Gospel Coalition Canada


3 people with decades of experience between them say they can't find a job after retraining in tech, forcing them to apply to internships and junior roles

Barbara Costa wants to start a career in user experience. Barbara Costa Insider spoke to 3 millennials who are trying to land jobs in UK tech after retraining. One has worked for Microsoft and Facebook but is now applying for entry level positions. Experienced professionals can become pigeonholed compared to younger graduates, said a recruiter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Camila Da Silva has worked at some of the world's largest tech companies, but the 36-year-o...
Tags: Facebook, UK, London, Microsoft, Careers, Employment, Job, Trends, Tech, Internships, Millennials, Brazil, Costa, Graduates, City University, Stephen Jones


‘Sun-powered orgasms are fantastic’: why I went to live in a desert cave

Armed with only a solar charger, a vibrator and some marijuana gummy bears, I rode out the pandemic – and my fear of spiders – in a California commune When Jesus was in the desert for 40 days, the devil tried to lure him off track by tempting him to turn stones into bread. This seems a bit tame on the devil’s part. Lying around in my cave in the Mojave desert, California, at three in the afternoon in 38C (100F) heat, my food fantasies revolve around fish and chips and roasted meat.Other afternoo...
Tags: Travel, California, Environment, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Jesus, Deserts, United States Holidays, California Holidays, Mojave


‘His rage, his pain, his shame, they’re all mine’: Jeremy Strong on playing Succession’s Kendall Roy

Strong’s role as the self-destructive media heir takes commitment – and the actor goes all in• Plus: inside the Succession writers’ roomEarlier this year, Jeremy Strong left his apartment in Brooklyn, walked across the bridge to Manhattan and headed towards the far west side of the island, where he was filming the third season of the feverishly adored and heavily accoladed HBO series Succession. Strong plays Kendall, the alternately bullied and rebellious son of the vilified, Murdoch-esque media...
Tags: Hbo, New York, London, Television, Media, Celebrity, Drama, Life and style, Culture, Brooklyn, Television & radio, Television industry, Stage, US television, Manhattan, Brian Cox


Lady Hale on judgments and jewellery: ‘Maybe I should have worn a dragonfly’

After a famously damning verdict on the Brexit process, the supreme court queen and her spider pin became an unlikely viral sensation. Who better to model this season’s brooches?The woman who used to be president of the highest court in the land is surveying a table bedecked in brooches, mostly with an insect theme. Cooperative and engaged, she looks for all the world like a person who is enjoying herself, nothing on her face but the cool clarity for which she is known; not a trace of impatience...
Tags: London, Law, Women, Life and style, UK supreme court, Brexit, Lady Hale, Brenda Hale


Dining across the divide: ‘He said: don’t go there. So I was like, we’ll definitely go there’

Rights, royalty, relationships: can two strangers find common ground over dinner?Click here to take partAlex, 32, Isle of WightOccupation Social worker Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Transgender, Sexuality, Monarchy, Vaccines and immunisation, Social trends, Coronavirus


As a Facebook whistleblower prepares to speak out, what can be done to rein in tech firms?

Pressure piles on social media firms after US senators challenge Instagram over impact of app on children’s mental healthUS lawmakers have left Facebook in no doubt this week that revelations about the impact of its Instagram app on teen mental health have further damaged the company’s reputation. The Democrat senator Richard Blumenthal said the social network was “indefensibly delinquent” in its behaviour and had “chosen growth over children’s mental health”, after the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, US, Social Media, Life and style, Society, World news, Regulators, US news, Mental Health, Body Image


Blind date: ‘I thought she might ditch me for the waiter’

Lottie, 26, influencer marketing manager, meets Amber, 30, corporate events managerLottie on AmberWhat were you hoping for?A civilised evening, lots of paneer, and for my date not to be someone I’ve previously ghosted on dating apps. Continue reading...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Dating, Lottie



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