Terra Moons Space Case, The Cosmos, Solar Expansion Extreme Multichrome Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Space Case Terra Moons Space Case Extreme Multichrome Shadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) seemed to have a greener base with an intense, multichromatic shift that went from warmer, olive gold to lime green to pale periwinkle to plummy-purple. The eyeshadow had a smooth, metallic sheen that was shiny but did a great job of showcasing the shift in a variety of lighting–no hunting for those shifts at all. The texture was soft, smooth, and blend...
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Urban Decay Brilliance & Ancient Lip Eclipses Reviews & Swatches

Brilliance Urban Decay Brilliance Lip Eclipse LipstickUrban Decay Brilliance Lip Eclipse Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.06 oz.) has a sheer, peachy-gold base with flecks of lighter and darker gold micro-glitter throughout. The brand described this shade as “sheer,” so it was in line with how it was marketed. The texture was lightweight, thin, and lightly emollient with more of an oily slip, so it was harder to keep on and had a tendency to gr...
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Sunday Firesides: Good Times Are Not Around the Corner (And That’s Great News!)

“As soon as this work project gets done.” “As soon as we get more settled in.” “As soon as I’m done planning this event.” “As soon as the kids are older.” How commonly do we offer these postponements to personal urges and others-issued invitations to take a trip, make a move, or simply hang out? “Things are busy right now,” we tell ourselves. “But in a week/month/year, my calendar will be much freer. Good times are right around the corner!” There is a bit of truth to this. Different seasons in ...
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Everything You Need To Know About Jujube Fruit

Jujube fruit, also referred to as Chinese dates or red fruit, originates from Southern Asia. It has become popular in recent years across the world. Today, it is being grown in Texas as well as other southwestern areas of the United States. Jujube fruits are small round fruits that are purple or dark red when ripe. Jujube has a chewy texture and a sweet taste, so they are mostly dried and used in desserts and candies in Asia. They also have medicinal value, such as decreased anxiety and...
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Chanel No 5: Ask For The Moon - Holiday Editions 2021

This year is exceptional for CHANEL! One of the most famous perfumes in the world, Chanel No5 celebrates its 100th anniversary. Elena reminds us of the 5 interpretations of Chanel No5, giving the perfect overture to the newest campaign and products specially designed for the holiday season 2021. With the ASK FOR THE MOON campaign, Chanel celebrates the first century of Chanel No5 and glorifies i... Read full article: Chanel No 5: Ask For The Moon - Holiday Editions 2021 from Fragrantica Perfu...
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Getting Reacquainted With Smell Bent

One of the truly indie perfume companies out in the fragrance landscape - a real pioneer at the beginning of the niche wave that engulfed perfumery in the last decade - is Smell Bent. This Los Angeles-based perfume house, run by founding perfumer Brent Leonesio, has broken so many of the classic tropes of perfumery that many still consider Smell Bent as one of the original rule benders, paving th... Read full article: Getting Reacquainted With Smell Bent from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes M...
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Trend watch: How to wear oversized shirts

Filed under ‘forever favourites’, the classic shirt has upsized and moved on from the confines of the neat workwear uniform shirt favoured by city workersAn oversized shirt is the neutral power player of your wardrobe. Choose a striped fabric, or classic white or blue, and you will find that its versatility is limitless. Style it slightly dishevelled, à la Patti Smith, with narrow pants, or offset a miniskirt with its volume – think Julia Roberts in the shopping scene from the 1990 blockbuster P...
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In 1921, N°5 came into the world. It was the first fragrance created by visionary fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel. Her intention was to liberate femininity from its olfactory constraints in the same way that she used her creations to free minds and assert a new style. During this era, the fragrances on the market generally limited women to the scent of a single flower, such as lily of the valle... Read full article: 5 INTERPRETATIONS OF Chanel No 5 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
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With N°5, Gabrielle Chanel created an abstract fragrance that changed the history of perfumery, a welcome shock to the senses that was impossible to associate with any particular flower. As for its presentation, Chanel designed a minimalist bottle that allowed the amber color of the fragrance to take center stage. The flat shape, similar to that of a hip flask, was designed for movement and speed... Read full article: Chanel N°5 – EVOLUTION OF THE BOTTLE from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes ...
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Urban Decay Uni-mind Afterglow Highlighter Reviews & Swatches

Uni-mind Urban Decay Uni-mind Afterglow Illuminating HighlighterUrban Decay Uni-mind Afterglow Illuminating Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium, yellowy gold with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage, which was slightly more pigmentation than marketed. The texture was moderately dense, slightly firmer in the pan, and there was a dryness present that translated into a ...
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How A Small Pharmacy Became a Big Perfume House: Discover More About O Boticário.

When the 1970s arrived, many new developments gained speed all over the world, and women's empowerment took women out of the home, placing them in the labor market in positions that were previously destined exclusively for men. New musical styles and new philosophies of life emerged, in which reconnection with oneself was the basic rule. The modus operandi of humanity begins to tolerate exper... Read full article: How A Small Pharmacy Became a Big Perfume House: Discover More About O Boticário...
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Does more choice in products these days overwhelm or delight you?

I enjoy it overall, since I think variety is good–we all have different preferences, so having options at different price points, retailers, etc. is a good thing. I can see it being overwhelming, though, especially if one is new to beauty! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Viva la vulva: why we need to talk about women’s genitalia

Ignorance about the basic biology of vulvas is still shockingly high – yet there are huge health benefits, physical and emotional, to be won with better understandingIf you have a vulva between your legs, could you identify the seven separate structures in a mirror? If your partner has a vulva, can you identify theirs?For over half the population, the vulva is a significant part of their body; an exit and an entrance, a site of pleasure and, often, pain, that speaks to core human function and ne...
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L'Oreal Paris Ever Pure Bond Strengthening System

I torture my hair. I color it, highlight it, heat style it every day; I have hair extensions. I basically put it through the ringer and expect it to look beautiful each and every day. I am often amazed that I can get my hair to look the way I want it to, much less beautiful with all that I put it through. ...
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Benjamin Lay was the best radical vegan Quaker hunchback abolitionist of the 1700s

I got an email a while back from a fellow by the name of David Lester, who asked if I wanted to read his graphic novel biography of "an 18th-century dwarf and hunchback who fought a lonely, heroic fight for the abolition of slavery." — Read the rest
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A New Line From Rituals: Serendipity

Dutch Bath-and-Body, Cosmetics, and Fragrance house Rituals presents their new winter line, Serendipity, a limited edition based on the phenomenon of serendipity: stumbling across something positive that you weren't looking for.  According to the house, one could argue that we're all surrounded by acts of serendipity; we're just not seeing them. "Maybe it's really about being more conscious of ev... Read full article: A New Line From Rituals: Serendipity from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes M...
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Guardian angel: the headteacher inspired to clean up after meeting a turtle in Bali

In our new column, in which we make nice things happen for nice people, Victoria Cairns moves from litter-picking the streets to cleaning up the waterwaysIt was a turtle that changed everything. Victoria Cairns, 45, a headteacher from Derbyshire, was diving in Bali in 2008 when she saw one of the island’s famous turtles. It loomed towards her in the crystal clear water, and she was delighted – until she saw the plastic bag in its mouth. “I just thought: ‘Oh God, we are parasites’,” Cairns rememb...
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Desperately seeking Diana: can any actor get to the heart of the people’s princess?

The princess is now a constant presence on our screens, from a camp musical to The Crown. Such a blank canvas is a dream for directors and a nightmare for actors, writes Hadley FreemanThe first imitation I ever saw of Diana, Princess of Wales was in my bedroom when I was five. It was a Diana Bride doll, ordered by my mother from a catalogue, although with her rictus smile and huge helmet of hair she looked more like Nancy Reagan. The details didn’t matter: she had the vague outlines of princess ...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: Podcast: I enjoyed talking to Micheal Bird about his book Seven Things I Wish Christians Knew about the Bible on Gospel for Life podcast. Think Little “Don’t Think Big. Think Little”. I wish Christians would adopt this mindset. Dear Pastor … Your Shepherd Doesn’t Care How Big Your Church Is Christ isn’t calling us to grow his church. He will do that. He is calling us to be faithful. How the Neighborhood Church Could Make a Comeback I b...
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Dining across the divide: ‘I was expecting someone more confrontational, but he was so sweet’

From immigration to environmental activism: can two strangers see eye to eye over lunch?• Click here if you’d like to dine across the divideShamus, 55, LondonOccupation CEO of an AI company Continue reading...
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Living with Huntington’s disease: ‘For our family, the end of days is always close at hand’

Fifteen years ago, writer Charlotte Raven was diagnosed with the incurable neurodegenerative disease – what did it do to her family and her marriage?The day I found out how I was going to die began innocuously enough: the usual blur of nappy changing and tetchy texts to my husband. Life in our recently refurbished London home had settled into a rhythm, with a low-level background of domestic discontent. Arguments about wallpaper had run their course; our cats had made their peace with our one-ye...
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Blind date: ‘A man on the next table was watching a horror film’

Marta, 30, project manager, meets Andrew, 33, broadcast journalist Marta on AndrewWhat were you hoping for?Romance, naturally. Failing that, someone I could have an interesting conversation with. Continue reading...
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Tim Dowling: ask me how busy I am. Go on, ask me

My friend is trying to invent a catchphrase, but he hasn’t had much traction so far. I’m doing what I can to helpMy friend Don Bowen may be the only person I know who has sought to coin and popularise a turn of phrase. He wanted his expression to grow organically, so didn’t deploy a viral campaign. He waited for people to ask him what he’d been up to. And when they did, he would say: “Why, I’m as busy as a horse on an escalator.”He hasn’t had much traction so far, probably for more than one reas...
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Stardust Musk and Geisha Diva: New Perfumes by De Gabor

What I love so much at perfume exhibitions: you never know what kind of pleasant surprise you’ll find. It could be a new marvelous perfume brand, or a new perfume love, or a familiar face with good news. Or some lucky combination of them all. That’s what happened when I met Gabriel Gabor, perfumer and owner of Parfums De Gabor at Pitti Fragranze 2021. He was smelling some of the Voskanyan ... Read full article: Stardust Musk and Geisha Diva: New Perfumes by De Gabor from Fragrantica Perfumes a...
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How To Style Animal Print Dresses This Winter

Animal print is a fashion trend that has been coming back into the limelight again and again, but now it’s here to stay. Which once was a yearly trend, this wardrobe must-have has become an all-year-round staple. One of the great things about animal print is that it is so versatile that it can be worn any season, with prints such as leopard, snake, croc and alligator, there is so much choice. Wondering whether you can wear animal print during the winter? But this print can cause worry as t...
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