MAC Drank the Love Potion, Frantic Romantic, Mocha Swirl Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

Drank the Love Potion MAC Drank the Love Potion Lipglass ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with cooler undertones and a smattering of fuchsia and pink pearl throughout a more cream-like finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly but settled into my lip lines enough to be noticeable in person (despite having a very high-shine finish). The texture was smooth, moderately tacky, and a little thicker, which...
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MAC Step Bright Up/Alche-me Hyper Real Glow Duo Review & Swatches

Step Bright Up/Alche-me MAC Step Bright Up/Alche-me Hyper Real Glow Duo ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium gold with warmer, more orange undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation–the brand wasn’t particularly helpful on pigmentation, which they described as “luminous payoff”–that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The powder was incredibly soft and smooth to the touch without being powdery at al...
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Terra Moons Dark Energy, Siren, Star Sign Duochrome Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Dark Energy Terra Moons Dark Energy Duochrome Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened purple base with blue and purple shimmer that gave it a soft, metallic sheen. The texture was denser, slightly thicker than most of the brand’s eyeshadows, but it was incredibly pigmented where a little went a long way. The denser, creamier consistency helped the product adhere evenly to bare skin and have longer wear, as it lasted for nine ho...
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This Week in Dupes, Vol. 164

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between October 5th and October 11th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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NARS Holiday 2021 Eyeshadow Palettes Now Available

  Release Date + About the Launch The Holiday 2021 Collection where you can indulge in limited-edition palettes for everyone on your wishlist–including you. Now online NARS Nordstrom SephoraSephora Macy's Ulta ...
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Everything You Need To Know About Remodeling Your Home

One of the biggest remodeling projects you can undertake is your home. In fact, it is one of the most significant investments you can make. Over the past few years, increasing demand for remodeling has led to a shift in what homeowners can afford. The average home renovation costs over $27,000, and homeowners spend a median of 8 hours a week on their renovations. Remodeling your home is one of those tasks that people dread doing because they don’t want to make expensive mistakes. But by...
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How To Sell a House That Needs Repairs

The decision to sell a house is generally one that has occurred to homeowners at some point, and that’s mostly because a need may arise, and selling becomes the attractive option. These needs could range from relocation to needing cash. But what happens when a home seller is either too busy with work or doesn’t even have the means to foot the bill that a repair may require? It’s simple: don’t fret! I can tell you that the issue of trying to sell a fixer-upper is a relatable one becau...
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Brioni Eau de Parfum Intense

  After the success of Brioni Eau de Parfum, LALIQUE GROUP launched the new version of the fragrance in October 2021. Brioni Eau de Parfum Intense continues the inspiration, story, and collaboration with Master perfumer Michel Almairac, who worked on the new creation together with Karine Vinchon-Spehner. The Intense version, same as last year's, favors sophistication and a bespoke Brioni suit as... Read full article: Brioni Eau de Parfum Intense from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine....
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SMR Saved My Life

This week Sexy Marriage Radio celebrates 10 years being on the air!! It’s amazing to realize how far our message continues to spread, and how many listeners have been impacted by our episodes. We are completely humbled and grateful for all the support and feedback we’ve received over the years. What follows is a message […] The post SMR Saved My Life appeared first on Sexy Marriage Radio.
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Mancera Fig Extasy

The French house Mancera Paris presents the newest creation inspired by figs. Fig Extasy evokes the scents of fig wood with sweet, green, and wood tones. "The tender and milky flesh underline the emotion of a sumptuous accord – Lavender - Leather - Vanilla - Tonka - Ginger – and immerse us in a Provencal memory where the daylight is endless. The fig has never been so fascinating!" The... Read full article: Mancera Fig Extasy from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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Masturbation memories: a sex toy giveaway (50 prizes!)

Here we are, in the formerly-futuristic year 2021, and it's been 14 years since I sat in my college dorm room and typed up my very first sex toy review. My blog is now a teen, the same age I was when I fell in love with a girl for the first time. Should I be asking my blog about its sexuality? Honey, you know you can come to me with anything. I could yammer on about how different everything was back in 2007, because BOY WAS IT, but I'll leave that for my social media posts throughout the giv...
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‘Darkness and light’: Alexander McQueen fashion house comes home to London

Rooftop catwalk show celebrated the city and its ‘unpredictable skies’, said designer Sarah BurtonTwenty years after a young Lee McQueen signed a deal with Gucci and moved his catwalk shows from East End carparks in London to plush Parisian salons, the Alexander McQueen brand marked the world’s shifting back on to its axis by coming home.The first McQueen show in 18 months brought actors Vanessa Kirby, Emilia Clarke and Kosar Ali to a front row of folding chairs on the 11th floor of a Wapping mu...
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Get These New Beauty Picks from Ulta for 10% Off

Good morning friends! The last days to haul at Ulta and get 10% off are upon us. Use code FALL10 and get 10% any online order that you pick up in-store! There’s a lot of new items that you might not want to wait on since the Holiday 20% off at Ulta is probably pretty damn far off! Here’s a few new beauty picks you might want to grab! Arianna Grande Cloud 2.0 Intense Eau de Parfum $58.50 After Discount I scored this recently and it smells amazing with a great long-lasting linger. It has...
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Pitti Fragranze 2021: Brief Overview of New Spanish Brand Anconú

One of the brands presenting their debut this year at Florence's Pitti Fragranze was the Spanish house Anconú. Their fragrances are made in Grasse, France, and they all share something that I interpret as very Mediterranean and connected to nature. Anconú seems like a very unpretentious brand that doesn't hide behind complicated concepts. Here are my impressions on the scents, based on the ... Read full article: Pitti Fragranze 2021: Brief Overview of New Spanish Brand Anconú from Fragrantica...
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How to Look Behind You (Without Looking Behind You)

Editor’s note: The text and illustrations of this piece were adapted from Krav Maga: Fundamental Strategies by David Kahn. When facing street violence, you can usually identify verbal, behavioral, and physical manifestations indicating that violence is imminent. Recognize it or not — and it is decidedly important that you do — it is highly likely there will be some indicator prior to an attack. This all-important situational awareness capability allows you to avoid a “-5” situation — where...
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Sol Body Wild Orchid Shimmering Body Powder Review & Swatches

Wild Orchid Sol Body Wild Orchid Shimmering Body Powder ($10.00 for 0.35 oz.) has a rich lavender base with warmer, gold shimmer throughout. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which could be dialed down using a lighter hand or intensified by using a fingertip to apply the product. While it was a “body powder,” it felt almost cream-powder in feel to me, but it definitely felt and performed like a powder once I picked it up with a bru...
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12 intime & ehrliche Fotos über Mutterschaft (NSFW)

„Ich glaube, ich wusste schon von klein auf, dass ich eines Tages Kinder haben wollte“, erinnert sich die britische Fotografin Imogen Freeland. Diese angeborene Faszination fürs Muttersein bewegte Freeland zu ihrer neuen Serie Birth of a Mother (zu Deutsch: die Geburt einer Mutter), die intime Fotografien von schwangeren Frauen und jungen Müttern zu Hause zeigt. Einige davon kannte sie, andere lernte sie im Zuge dieses Projekts kennen. Einige von ihnen sind Fremde, die sich über Instagram an...
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Do you prefer full-size or travel-size for skincare?

For something like makeup remover or cleansers, travel-size is nice because it takes me awhile to get those types of products to begin with, so it is convenient to have something I can easily take with me if needed. For everything else, I prefer full-size! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Squid Game zu gucken, macht dich nicht weniger kapitalistisch

Achtung: Spoilers für Netflix’ Squid Game direkt voraus!  Wenn du Squid Game nicht inzwischen längst selbst gesehen hast, hast du die Serie garantiert trotzdem von allen Seiten empfohlen bekommen. Das koreanische Drama wird gerade zu einer der meistgesehenen nicht-englischsprachigen Produktionen aller Zeit und war zeitweise in 90 Ländern die Nummer 1 der Netflix-Charts. Netflix’ CEO Ted Sarandos hat spekuliert, Squid Game könne ihre erfolgreichste Show überhaupt sein, und ein südkoreanischer ...
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Ulta’s 50% Off Hair Care Deals Today

Good Morning! The latest Ulta Gorgeous Hair Deals are live: 50% Off Select PRAVANA 50% Off Select ALTERNA 50% Off Select PUREOLOGY Enjoy! Where to buy Ulta You may also enjoy... Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment Makes Dry Lips Happy50% Off Select ZoevaBanila Co Dear Hydration Balancing Moisturizer An Ideal Priming MoisturizerMilani Powder Eyeshadow Review & Swatches The post Ulta’s 50% Off Hair Care Deals Today appeared first on Musings of a Muse.
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30% Off Skinstore (First Aid Beauty, Elemis, CosRX, More)

Hurry over to and score many skincare brands for 30% off using code COUNTDOWN. The percentage off drops 1% every three hours so take advantage of it now before it drops down around 12PM EST. Brands like Elizabeth Arden (grab the Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum for 30% off), Elemis (the cleansing balm is divine), and Soap and Glory are all 30% off retail prices! Enjoy! Where to buy Skinstore You may also enjoy... Win This: Rimme...
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Chronotope Playalinda Perfume Review

Scent of the day had to be Chronotope Playalinda since the formula flight was today. This smells like the skin of someone who smells nice. Warm, salty, sunny. There’s something mineral in this that’s... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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The author of a new book about the 4-day work week breaks down 3 myths about achieving your goals - and outlines one simple step towards working fewer hours

Joe Sanok is the author of Thursday is the new Friday. Joe Sanok Joe Sanok is the author of a new book about the four-day work week. Changing your weekend plans can be a good first step towards a four-day work week, he said. The idea is to build more value in your life outside of just your job, he said. Joe Sanok, the author of a new book about productivity and a four-day work week, says there are three myths about achieving your goals that everyone should be aware of.The first is that...
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Lavincense: New Perfume by Hermetica

The French brand Hermetica, known for its alcohol-free skin-moisturizing fragrances, has announced its new fragrance, Lavincense, to complement their floral collection. As the name suggests, Lavincense is built on two main materials: frankincense and lavender (as well as lavandine) oils. With this new Eau de Parfum, the brand reinterprets both these traditional perfume materials, creating a moder... Read full article: Lavincense: New Perfume by Hermetica from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes M...
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Casual Denim with Luxe Touches

A new outfit from Tanja Jager, whom we introduced to YLF in December 2020. By wearing a column of colour in light grey neutrals Tanja creates outfit cohesion because it connects the top and bottom of this casual outfit with luxe touches. The chunky-knit turtleneck and the distressing on the skinny jeans add textural interest. Faux-tucking the sweater showcases the logo belt, and lengthens the leg line from the hip upwards. Tanja’s platform ankle boots also add height. For footwear and accessorie...
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New Erin Condren Focused Collection 2022

has always been a favorite of mine and for 2022 there are even more beautiful sleek designs and muted colors to choose from! For those of you who like things more elegant and functional, I present you the new EC Focused Collection for 2022! I love how they all look so gorgeous on my Restoration Hardware desk. The moss green color is so rich and lovely and I'm head over heels for the pinstripe pattern which has thin gold foil lines. As a member of the ECSquad, I was giving a box of items from ...
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When Pastors Declare Victory Too Soon

I came across an article I submitted to Leadership Journal twenty years ago. Leadership Journal, now defunct, was legendary back then, and not just for the comics (the first thing I’d read). Unlike other periodicals, I kept them. I had a row of them in my library. I submitted an article called “The Youngest Member.” It was about me, a young pastor then, leading an older church. They turned me down. I opened the document again recently out of curiosity, and was pleasantly surprised. It’s...
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Time millionaires: meet the people pursuing the pleasure of leisure

It is often a struggle just to stay afloat. But if you had enough money, would you pursue more of it – or should time now be our greatest aspiration?In every job he has ever had, Gavin has shirked. When he worked in a call centre, he would mute the phone, rather than answer it. When he worked in a pub, he would sneak out of the building and go to another pub nearby, for a pint. His best-ever job was as a civil servant. He would take an hour for breakfast, and two for lunch. No one ever said anyt...
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