Charlotte Tilbury Cosmic Pearl Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Cosmic Pearl Charlotte Tilbury Cosmic Pearl Eyeshadow Quad ($56.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday palette that contained three shimmery eyeshadows and one matte eyeshadow. All four were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, and this color story offered some contrast and dimension, making it more versatile. Ingredients Cosmic Pearl LE...
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Best of Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Melting Color Balms

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Melting Color Balm ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a newly-released, cream-to-powder blush formula that is supposed to offer buildable color that can be used on cheeks (as well as eyes). Here’s a recap of the reviews I’ve published now that I’ve finished testing everything! 01. ...
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ColourPop CD & Good and Plenty Lippie Pencil Reviews & Swatches

CD ColourPop CD Lippie Pencil ($5.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep, reddened burgundy with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but when layered up, the color itself deepened considerably. As a result, this led to the product looking more uneven in color when applied all-over my lips (where it’s hard to get exactly one layer and not have to go over bits again!). This worked well for lining along...
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What's your current body skincare routine?

I’ve been alternating between a long-time favorite, Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, and something new I picked up: Avene XeraCalm AD Cream, for moisturizing. For in-shower, I’ve been working my way through a Fresh body wash. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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I knew that was going to happen… The truth about premonitions

Uncanny and creepy, premonitions that turn out to be authentic can feel profound. But is there science to explain them?Around seven years ago, Garrett, was in a local Pizza Hut with his friends, having a day so ordinary that it is cumbersome to describe. He was 16 – or thereabouts – and had been told by teachers to go around nearby businesses and ask for gift vouchers that the school could use as prizes in a raffle. There were five other teenagers with Garrett, and they’d just finished speaking ...
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Huda Beauty Charming Cherry GloWish Blush Powder Review & Swatches

Charming Cherry (04) Huda Beauty Charming Cherry (04) GloWish Cheeky Vegan Blush Powder ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bright, raspberry pink with strong, cool blue undertones and a satin finish. The finish became more glowing as it was buffed and blended out on my skin, so it had a natural sheen but no overt shimmer particles coming through. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which I’m sure some will prefer, but the for...
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Danessa Myricks Spicey Colorfix Matte Review & Swatches

Spicey Danessa Myricks Spicey Colorfix Matte ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a medium, reddish-plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy without being too runny or too thin, which helped it maintain its opacity if desired but kept it being spreadable and blendable. The formula was quick to dry down, so I found that it was imperative to use a lot less product than necessary–as it was intensel...
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Bruschetta with Pumpkin Spread, Sage, Vegan Feta and Pomegranate Arils

As we move deeper into fall, we notice that party season will soon be upon us. One ultimo favorite is bruschetta. There are many different topping to put on these delicious little toasted slices. These pumpkin bruschetta are our new favorites. Bruschetta with Pumpkin Spread, Sage, Vegan Feta and Pomegranate Airls Yield: 12-16Ingredients: 1 baguette2-3 tablespoon olive oilfor the pumpkin spread:1½ cups pumpkin puree2 tablespoons tomato paste½ teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon onion ...
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Sunday Firesides: Do Your Part to Revive Tired Words

Tortilla chips made with “love.” (Though that likely isn’t among the top five emotions experienced by the worker who churns out those chips on the factory line.) Companies that refer to their employees as “family.” (Because dear kin will terminate your relationship without warning and give you fifteen minutes to pack your stuff and vacate the premises). Automakers that equate their vehicles with “freedom.” (Nevermind the shackles those monthly loan payments will burden you with). The corporate ...
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The Superfumista: Bespoke Perfume Service With an App

Have you ever dreamed of your own perfume? A Made-to-measure perfume that is unique and made only for you? Have you found the price of bespoke perfumes too high? Meet Benjamin Sachs, who runs his project The Superfumista to create bespoke perfumes for the price of a niche brand bottle. We talked with Benjamin in Florence to find out more! BENJAMIN SACHS: The name of my project is The Superfumista... Read full article: The Superfumista: Bespoke Perfume Service With an App from Fragrantica Perfu...
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Good vibrations: tapping in to ASMR

ASMR, the euphoric tingling certain sounds provoke, has created online superstars with millions of followers. Is it just a weird fad, or could it help people with anxiety and depression?When I was five years old something strange happened. After a busy afternoon finger-painting and running around, we were gathered by our teacher on the classroom carpet to listen to a story. I can’t remember which book she read – only that she began to do so in a soft voice, pitched somewherejust above a whisper....
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Owners offload dogs bought in lockdown by pretending they are strays

Rescue centres say they are seeing more and more pets their owners are now too busy to look afterPeople are pretending that dogs they acquired during lockdown are strays so that rescue centres take them in, after failing to sell them online, animal rescue charities and shelters have warned.Figures from March revealed that more than 3.2m pets were bought by UK households during lockdown. Since Covid restrictions were lifted and people have started to return to the office, charities have reported ...
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"A trans woman who transitioned late, in her fifties for example, who benefited from being treated as a man and paid as a man throughout her career, could really skew the figures."

"It makes the data inherently unreliable. It is unsafe as a matter of principle. The idea behind the sex pay gap is to identify systemic sex-based discrimination and rectify it. That’s the idea. It’s to right the historical wrong of women being underpaid."Said the barrister Akua Reindorf, quoted in "Biggest firms won’t record sex of bosses under diversity plans/Identifying as a woman is enough in proposals from regulator ‘captured by Stonewall'" (London Times). Stonewall is an LGBTQ group that ...
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What it's like to be a wind-turbine technician, where workers start for the good wages and stay for the adrenaline and panoramic views

Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Energy companies like GE and Vestas rely on legions of technicians to keep wind turbines working. An outage of just one tower can jeopardize a company's service contract at a 54-tower field. Andrew Slate, who has worked in the industry for five years, described a typical day on the job. There are more than 65,000 land-based wind turbines in the US. To keep all of those pieces of equipment in service, large firms like GE and Vestas -...
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Mismatch plates and hang art low: 18 ways to create a more beautiful home

Matt Gibberd, founder of high-end architectural estate agency The Modern House, shares his top tipsFor the past 16 years, I have spent my days nosing round other people’s homes like a design-obsessed basset hound. I have been granted access through hundreds of locked doors, perched on wobbly Windsor chairs, and taken tea in stylish studio flats, cleverly converted factories and even a working barge. Throughout all this, I’ve learned a lot. As The Modern House has grown, I’ve discovered that thes...
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10 of the best eco-friendly places to stay in Europe

These sustainable stays offer the chance to share mountain views with bears, sleep easy in a low-carbon hotel and wellness experiencesThe Holenberg forest is the gateway to the Maashorst nature reserve, a rewilding pioneer in North Brabant, home to roaming bison and Tauros – a project to revive the aurochs, an ancient European ox. Tucked away in the forest, among a rusty palette of trees, heather and wetlands, sits off-grid and self-sufficient Cabin Anna. From the linen to the recycled waste-pro...
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‘We planted a seed’: the Afghan artists who painted for freedom

The Taliban has whitewashed Kabul’s political murals – and those who created them have fled into exileNegina Azimi felt shock and fear like never before when she heard that Taliban fighters had entered Kabul on 15 August. As an outspoken female artist in Afghanistan, she knew they would come for her.“We heard reports that the Taliban might raid houses. I was scared because I live in a very central neighbourhood and every room in my house is adorned with the kind of art the Taliban won’t approve...
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Bogue Profumo Celebrates 10 Years of Existence With AG

The Italian house of Bogue Profumo, a product of the amazing mind of perfumer and architect Antonio Gardoni, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark this date, a new fragrance is now announced, intended as a limited edition, simply called AG. The name might be simple, but the scent and the bottle are everything but; AG is a totally self-referential work built on notes and inspirations that ... Read full article: Bogue Profumo Celebrates 10 Years of Existence With AG from Fragrantica Perfum...
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From gummy worms to snickerdoodles: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Halloween recipes

Sweet and savoury treats for the big night: black lime gummy worms, a deep-fried noodle snack with fried peanuts and curry leaves, and pumpkin spice cookiesFor anyone doing the sweet-sweep rounds next weekend, Halloween can feel more like trick and treat, rather than trick or treat. No sooner have our kids been plied with sweets than we try to trick them out of eating them. Or did Scrooge just come early to our house this year? Anyway, for 2021, I’m going to lean into making Halloween snacks ins...
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Springsteen and Obama on friendship and fathers: ‘You have to turn your ghosts into ancestors’

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen discuss their dads, their unlikely friendship, and second careers – as podcast hosts President Barack ObamaGood conversations don’t follow a script. Like a good song, they’re full of surprises, improvisations, detours. They may be grounded in a specific time and place, reflecting your state of mind and the current state of the world. But the best conversations also have a timeless quality, taking you back into the realm of memory, propelling you forward toward ...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: Cultivating a Gracious Climate in Your Church What are some ways to cultivate a climate of grace in your church? A Pandemic of Disunity If an individual Christian does not show love toward other true Christians, the world has a right to judge that he or she is not a Christian. You May Not Be as Far from Other Christians as You Think It’s easy to assume the signals indicate a person is either on this side or that side, when, in reality, th...
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Jane Fonda on the climate fight: ‘The cure for despair is action’

Sometimes the only way to get attention is to break the rules. Fifty years after my first arrest, I’ve embraced being locked up in the name of the planet. As Cop26 nears, here’s why it’s time to rise up• The good fight: the climate activists risking everythingThe first time I was ever arrested, I was picked up for smuggling drugs into the US from Canada. They were vitamin pills, but that didn’t seem to matter to the police officer in Cleveland, who mentioned that his orders had come from the Nix...
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Blind date: ‘We were still propping up the bar close to midnight’

Rebecca, 36, researcher, meets James, 28, primary school teacherRebecca on JamesWhat were you hoping for? A fun night out with someone lovely, and a heap of good wine. Continue reading...
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‘I was terrified’: the vet sterilizing Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos

The progeny of animals brought illegally to Colombia and kept in the drug lord’s private zoo must now be put on birth controlWhen Gina Paola Serna studied to become a biologist and veterinarian in Colombia, she never expected to one day be tasked with neutering an invasive herd of hippos that once belonged to Pablo Escobar.When they were smuggled into the drug lord’s private zoo in the 1980s, there were just four hippos. But in the 26 years since Escobar’s death, their numbers have steadily grow...
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