Melt Cosmetics Besos, Recuerdos, Alma Gemela Ultra-Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Besos Melt Cosmetics Besos Ultra Matte Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, deeper red-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. The texture seemed a little more silicone-heavy and velvety compared to most of the brand’s matte lipsticks, but I found it was unforgiving of lip texture and imperfections, as it tended to cling and clump around them (despite exfoliating prior). It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmen...
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Melt Cosmetics Estrella, Colibri, Concha Gel Liners Reviews & Swatches

Estrella Melt Cosmetics Estrella Gel Liner ($19.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a rich, deeper gold with moderate, warm undertones–not quite antique-leaning but not that orange-based either–with a smooth, metallic shine. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, but it was a little overly emollient, so I preferred to give it a little time (like five seconds) to “dry” before applying it to my lid and this ensured a more even, fuller ...
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ColourPop Charleston Luster Dust Loose Highlighter Review & Swatches

Charleston ColourPop Charleston Luster Dust Loose Highlighter ($7.00 for 0.106 oz.) is a darker, rosy copper with moderate, warm undertones and fine flecks of sparkle over a luminous sheen. The loose format made it harder to ascertain the exact coverage, as it was very fine and airy, but it seemed to have more semi-opaque coverage that could be sheered out if desired, but it didn’t take much product to get higher coverage. I found it...
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Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 120

Sundays are for readers! Each week, on Sunday, I like to see what the community has been enjoying. “Most Loved” are products that readers specifically loved but didn’t add to their wish list ( ). “Most Wanted” are products that readers specifically added to their wish lists ( ). This is populated based on the last seven days of activity! You’ll find the icons to interact with products throughout the site, like on Glossovers. You’ll also find recently submitted makeup looks and color stories ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Weekly Features, LORAC, Community Faves, Christine View, Mario Permanent, Chanel Limited Edition, Jesse Makeup, Natalie View Story Terra Moons Wishlist, Mary View

Ulta Hello Holidays Sale 2021: Up to 50% off Early Black Friday Deals

Ulta’s Hello Holidays sale is live! It started today, November 14th, and runs through November 16th. You can check out all of the deals here, but I’ve pulled out some of the key ones below: For members: 5X points on all fragrance purchases 20% off MAC for Diamond + Platinum members Makeup Deals: 40% off Foundation, Concealer, Primer, Bronzers (Select Products) 40% off Palettes (Select Products) 40% off bareMinerals Bronzer 40% off Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation 40%...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, St Tropez, Bondi, Christine, Maybelline, Ulta, Kitsch, LORAC, Ardell, Perricone, Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, Beauty Sales & Deals, Lancome Mascaras, Milani Foundation Concealer, Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation Concealer

Want to Sparkle Down The Aisle? Meet These Golden Wedding Dresses

There really are few better ways to glow down the aisle than wearing a gown of gold. And so, with […] The post Want to Sparkle Down The Aisle? Meet These Golden Wedding Dresses appeared first on Polka Dot Wedding.
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Everything You Didn’t Need To Know About Engraved Pens

The humble pen: its origins date back to at least 2,000 BC and the time of the Egyptians, who created the reed pen with which to write on parchment. Fast forward four thousand years, and the pen today is no less significant. Although we live in a digital age, a pen is the vehicle of the written word and all the thoughts and ideas that it can create. Perhaps that’s why the gift of a pen, and in particular an engraved pen, is seeing a resurgence in popularity.  The history of the engrave...
Tags: Fashion, Times, Pens, Gift Ideas, Eugenie, Napoleon III, Gift Ideas For Her, Gift Ideas For Him, Engraved Pens, National Pen

How to Make Ernest Hemingway’s Favorite Hamburger

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in September 2019. Ernest Hemingway had a huge appetite for life. Whether pounding away at his typewriter, deep sea fishing off the Florida Keys, hunting from the mountains of the American West to the savannas of Africa, or issuing journalistic dispatches and even running his o...
Tags: Living, Featured, Life, India, Africa, Food & Drink, Cuba, Matt Moore, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Papa, Ernest, Florida Keys, The Paris Review, Spice Islands, Mei Yen Powder

Ulta Sunday Deals of the Day Plus $10 Off $60

Head over to today to snag some great deals. First deal is $10 off your $60 purchase with code SALE21 (excludes prestige). Second deal, you can select a free beauty bag of your choice that contains 23 samples when you spend $70. And here’s a bunch more deals happening today: 20% Off MAC for Diamond and Platinum Members Includes Holiday 2021 (be sure to sign into your account to score the discount) 40% Off Palette from Lorac, Buxom, Lime Crime, Essence and much more! 40% Off Concealer...
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House of Gucci: Read the Book, See the Film

House of Gucci, the amazing-looking film that features a star-studded cast including Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, will soon be out in theaters and I am really excited to see it. The trailer looks amazing: But as cool as the movie looks, I am really dying to read the book first! House of Gucci: A...
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Perfumed Horoscope: November 15 - November 21

  This is a week of both very implosive and explosive energies. Be ready to ride a wild horse, and while staying on the horse will feel good, taming it will bring many rewards and benefits. If you have a history of inner restlessness, make sure to use the right natural calming remedies not to go overboard (Mars opposing Uranus). This week we are looking at the amazing scented journeys offered b... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: November 15 - November 21 from Fragrantica Perfumes and C...
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When was the last time you decluttered?

I try to do it every three to six months, depending on what else is going on. I keep significantly less and less as the years go on as I don’t need to do as many in-person comparisons, so there’s less need to keep products after I’ve reviewed them. So these days, they get separated into bins... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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I used to hate exercise, but with support from my parents, I’m now jumping for joy

I was turning 40 and very unfit. Now my super-healthy parents, both in their 70s, have inspired me to exercise and I love itIt’s Saturday morning and I’m standing in the middle of Osterley Park, west London, between my mum and dad, getting ready for the weekly parkrun. My dad is jogging on the spot, my mum is doing the same. I am thinking how do I get out of this? Both of them are full of energy, encouraging me to get warmed up. All I want is a chocolate and nice masala chai – my favourite spicy...
Tags: Psychology, Science, London, Fitness, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Osterley Park

Germaine Cellier: Genius and Witch

No, Germaine Cellier was not the first woman perfumer. However, shе was the first woman who became a genius perfumer. She was the first female perfumer whose name was renowned, one that all great fashion houses earned to collaborate with. Cellier was the first woman nose who created perfume not according to somebody's whims and wishes but strictly following the voice of her own inspirati... Read full article: Germaine Cellier: Genius and Witch from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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The agony of choosing termination for my baby who had foetal anomaly

There is a silence around the death of a baby, and a greater hush around the issue of termination for foetal anomaly. Laura Doward shares her life-changing experienceI’m looking at my name, handwritten in capital letters, neat as a button. Considering asking for another form to rewrite it, make it shakier.“Foeticide,” the doctor is saying. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Family, Women, Pregnancy, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Abortion, Parents and parenting, Laura Doward

Dan Savage: ‘When politicians leave sex alone, I’ll leave politics alone’

Dan Savage is the world’s most influential sex columnist, who regularly offends both conservatives and liberals with his radical views. On the 30th anniversary of his column he tells Eva Wiseman how, for all the controversy, what he’s really interested in is how to make long-term relationships workDan Savage is not easily shocked, but recently, well. A few weeks ago he got a letter. A 24-year-old man wanted advice – he’d taken his partner, bisexual, older, to meet his parents for what both thoug...
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My Body by Emily Ratajkowski review – revelatory essays

Uncomfortable honesty from the model and actor in an examination of what it means to be paid for your beauty and the boundaries of powerOne afternoon, Emily Ratajkowski’s therapist took her up to the roof and presented her with a bowl of water balloons. Ratajkowski had awoken from a dream where she had been fighting, in a terrible rage, but when she tried to hit out it was “like being a ghost,” she explained, “something without a body”. Her therapist had suggested she throw things to access her ...
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Houses of tomorrow: A more hopeful vision of domesticity, or a dystopian nightmare?

In the future, will we find a better way to live, or will our homes be taken over by surveillance and despotic appliances?Imagine, if you can, a small, bluish room. Wires, screens, sensors. A few keepsakes from the old world. The room’s fleshy inhabitant, confined indoors by a zoonotic pandemic, greenwashes a data-mining company from her bed. The government has made it illegal for her to step outside.There is a communal kitchen down the corridor, which she shares with a few strangers she met onl...
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Emotions and Our Careers

Everyone tries to maintain a certain emotional state, and learning to control your own emotions will have a profound impact on your career. While everyone allows their emotional states to be... By Harrison Barnes
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I’ve been ill and alone – now relationships seem meaningless | Philippa Perry

Reprogramme your thinking from “everyone is horrible” to “everyone is lovely”, says Philippa Perry. It can turn your life aroundThe dilemma I’m only now able to get back into society after 20 months of having to isolate. Due to medical complications, I was only recently vaccinated and had been completely solitary out of fear of dealing with Covid. I was ill with a life-threatening infection at one point during lockdown and luckily got through that, but it showed me how alone and vulnerable I am....
Tags: Friendship, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Philippa Perry

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