Glaminatrix Sweetheart, Tropical, Sherbet, Sprite, Bloom Foiled Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Sweetheart Glaminatrix Sweetheart Foiled Eyeshadow ($8.04 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep pink with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, fine gold pearl that gave it a smooth, metallic finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with a soft, lightly creamy texture that was moderately dense and easy to work with. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably. Top DupesIngredientsLook ...
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Chanel No. 5 Holiday Colour Collection Swatches

Chanel No. 5 Holiday Colour Collection is a new, limited edition release that includes five lipsticks (at least some have been released previously, they’re just in special packaging), two highlighters (a liquid and a cream), two liquid eyeshadows, and an eyeshadow quad (which was still on pre-order when I placed my order for the other items, but it shipped and I should have that soon!). Chanel No. 5 Holiday Colour Collection ...
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Guerlain Mauve Plum & Deep Pink Rouge G Velvet Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Mauve Plum (520) Guerlain Mauve Plum (520) Rouge G Luxurious Velvet Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, more velvety texture that felt lightweight, thin without being clingy or prone to emphasizing lip texture. The lipstick applied evenly and smoothly across my lips, and it wore well for six hours (out of 16 hours marketed!). There was ...
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ColourPop Bling Time Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Bling Time ColourPop Bling Time 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a very warm-toned, neutral color story that included five matte eyeshadows, three shimmery eyeshadows, and one pressed glitter. As one might suspect, the pressed glitter was harder to use and seemed sheerer/drier than some of the better pressed glitters by the brand. Otherwise, the remaining eight shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing–ve...
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Death By Vanilla: Why Did Dior Reformulate Miss Dior?

I can’t understand Dior’s recent move to reformulate the 2017 Miss Dior Eau de Parfum. Did it not sell as expected? The brand wanted newness in their pipeline? Trying to keep up to date with trends? If you follow the history of the Eau de Parfum exclusively, you’ll track its course from the original 2005 Miss Dior Chérie, through to the 2011 Miss Dior Chérie (reformulation 1), 2012 Miss ... Read full article: Death By Vanilla: Why Did Dior Reformulate Miss Dior? from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
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Sunday Firesides: Don’t Define Yourself By What You’re Not

Ask any graphic designer or architect, and they’ll tell you that, much to their chagrin, clients have a much easier time expressing what they don’t like about a draft or mock-up than conveying what they’d rather have it look like instead. Individuals often evince this same dynamic in designing the architecture of their lives. “I don’t want to be like everybody else. I don’t want a 9-5 job. I don’t want an ordinary life.” Perfectly understandable. But how would you describe the extraordinary lif...
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Armand Basi In Red Blooming Passion

The newest addition to the In Red collection of the Armand Basi brand for 2021 is In Red Blooming Passion, signed by perfumer Nathalie Lorson and designed for a  younger audience that prefers fruity florals with a touch of gourmand aromas. "In Red Blooming Passion by Armand Basi has the same exuberant sensuality of a red flower that has just blossomed, thanks to the warm caresses of the sun's ... Read full article: Armand Basi In Red Blooming Passion from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Mag...
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‘It feels almost naughty to leave’: For returned Australians open borders bring new dilemmas

The resumption of international travel pits new lives against old dreams for Australians who returned from overseas during the Covid-19 pandemicTo live and work overseas is a rite of passage for many Australians. Life abroad, however, took on a new sense of fragility with the rise of Covid-19. More than a million Australian citizens were forced to choose between riding out the pandemic in a foreign country, or returning to the relative safety of Australia.Since March 2020, it is estimated about ...
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ColourPop Of Quartz Collection Swatches

ColourPop Of Quartz Collection is a new, cooler-toned release that includes a nine-pan eyeshadow palette, three lipsticks, two gel eyeliners, and three pressed glitters (that do include plastic, or PET, glitter). Here are swatches! P.S. — As always, you can use affiliate code TEMPTALIA for 10% off normally (though it’s at 20% at the moment) – it will not stack if ColourPop has another sale going on. ColourPop Of Quartz Collection ...
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What's your favorite fragrance for evenings out?

Right now, I’ve been loving Tom Ford Amber Absolute… not that evenings are really OUT these days, lol! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Guilty Pleasure: An Exclusive Collection by Symrise

German fragrance house Symrise prepared an exclusive fragrance collection called Guilty Pleasure for the BeautyWorld Middle East 2021 exhibition. There were three chapters of forbidden pleasures: Chocolate, Coffee, and Tobacco, with a total of 15 perfumes. The concept was developed by Victoria Lagros, Marketing Manager at Symrise, and she introduced me to all the fragrances. It turned out that ... Read full article: Guilty Pleasure: An Exclusive Collection by Symrise from Fragrantica Perfumes ...
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Dennis Bovell: ‘I’m still angry about the six months I was jailed, wrongfully’

The reggae musician and producer, 68, talks about Bob Marley, Linton Kwesi Johnson, police intimidation, impressing his dad and writing songs in prison to vent his angerMy very first memory is meeting my dad. I was small and because he worked in America, I only knew him from the photo that sat on the mantelpiece. It’s because of my dad that I made every effort to become a musician. He said to me, “You should find a decent job, because if you make music, you’ll never eat a decent meal in a decent...
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‘I can’t explain how I am still alive’: Dr Denis Mukwege on risking his life to save African women

The Nobel prize-winning gynaecologist counts Michaela Coel, Jill Biden and a small army of Congolese women among his fans. Yet he still won’t call himself a heroIn 1984,at the age of 29, Dr Denis Mukwege moved to France from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to complete his training as a junior obstetrician. It was his first trip to Europe, and he had spent half his life savings on the air fare. The city of Angers was to be his home for five years, but he struggled to make it one. He would ar...
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Sadie Frost and her mother get ready for a wedding: ‘I imagined this amazing princess life ahead of me’

The actor and her mother recreate an old photograph, and reflect on the ‘craziness’ of family lifeA poster girl for 90s cool, Sadie Frost rose to prominence as a Vivienne Westwood model, before starring in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The daughter of Mary Davidson and psychedelic artist David Vaughan, who died in 2003, Frost began her acting career with a Jelly Tots advert in 1968. She has since ventured into fashion (with the label FrostFrench), stage performance (one-woman pla...
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Bond No 9 Holiday Offer

Each year, the New York brand Bond No 9 prepares a special Holiday offer, including unique sets, Swarovski crystal flacons, and glamourous Holiday editions. Following the brand's latest launch, NoMad, Bond No 9 has shared their 2021 Holiday Menu with us. Spirited, Statement-Making Scents Inspired By New York "Mesmerizing.  Magical.  Manhattan.  Bond No. 9 fragrances convey the courage, the... Read full article: Bond No 9 Holiday Offer from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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‘I went from having to borrow money to making $4m in a day’: how NFTs are shaking up the art world

Digital art is a billion-dollar business, with everyone from Paris Hilton to Damien Hirst trading in ‘non-fungible tokens’. But are NFTs just a get-rich-quick scheme masquerading as culture?“It’s actually a lot simpler than you think.” It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and somewhat to my surprise, I’m on the phone to Paris Hilton, who is graciously explaining the world of NFTs.Hilton is many things – a reality star, an heiress, an unlikely lockdown fitness guru who uses designer handbags instead of weig...
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‘You feel connected to them forever’: The adventure lover who saved a stranger’s life

Austin Mellor plunged into the cold Irish Sea to save a woman caught in a riptide. The Guardian Angel treats him to a safer adrenaline fix on an indoor ski slopeWhen Austin Mellor was in year seven, a boy in his year was being bullied. It had been going on for a while, and Mellor hated it. One day he snapped and gave the bully a black eye. It worked. The bully stopped.When Mellor’s mum, Julie, found out, she was worried. “She says I’m one of those people who goes out of their way to help others,...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: I Was Discipled by … the Church God never gave me a spiritual father who would play Paul to my Timothy, but I’m not sure that’s very common anyway.Instead he gave me his very body. I was discipled by the church. Like the Railways, Some Churches Will Need Subsidising in Perpetuity We need gospel-hearted subsidy if we are going to see the church flourish in certain communities. Mesmerized by The Phone, Missed My Daughter Last week, I was me...
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‘I feel like an animal in a cage’: in bed with insomniac Britain

In the small hours, thousands of people lie in bed, eyes open, mind racing, desperately hoping to nod off. What are they thinking about? We spend a long, long night with the nation’s sleeplessPaul Chan has tried hot tea, hot baths, hot-water bottles, a cold breeze from an open window, mental maths, brainteasers, very slow breathing in bed and very brisk walks around his bedroom. Now, on a random night in October, the 52-year-old from Liverpool tries to get to sleep by imagining that he is James ...
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Moby: ‘I have been accidentally celibate for six years’

The musician on his hair (or lack of), Fox News and his great love: a tiny dog named BagelBorn in New York City, Moby, 56, became a global star with his 1999 album, Play; his records have now sold more than 20m copies. His latest, Reprise, is a collection of orchestral recordings of his classic hits; Gregory Porter covers his song Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? on his new album Still Rising. Moby lives in Los Angeles.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?Being argumentative. Continue re...
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Go with the (lateral) flow: how Covid has changed the work Christmas party

Suppressed partygoers prepare to ramp up the glamour, offset by an emphasis upon Covid-compliant celebrationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor anyone who dreads the thought of the work Christmas party, it will come as welcome news: this year’s office party vibe is intimate, more lavish, with no dancing – and it might not even be in December at all.But early indications are that despite – or maybe because of – almost two years working from home in elasticated waistba...
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Blind date: ‘When I asked if we could meet at a different restaurant, he joked that I was a diva’

Will, 25, medical student, meets Kate, 26, PhD studentWill on KateWhat were you hoping for?A fun evening with someone who didn’t take themselves too seriously and a good story to share with my friends. Continue reading...
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The Greatest Secret of Billionaires, 95-Year-Old Attorneys and the Retirement Myth

Do work that you love, and make it part of your life and identity. Success comes to people who love what they are doing, because their work becomes part of their lives, and there ceases to be a... By Harrison Barnes
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