Byredo Fetes Noires Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Fetes Noires Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette ($70.00 for 0.28 oz.) is all about black eyeshadow with five takes on it–though the lightest shade is more of a dirty sage green or antique pewter kind of color. It’s not for someone who wants anything but darker, smoky black eyeshadows, though, but I don’t think that it was done at the highest level of quality as a few shades had issues. The color story worked best in duos...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Mario, Tom Ford, Christine, Pat McGrath, Saks, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Byredo, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Glam Green, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptalia

Gucci Sally Soft Honey & Linnet Stone Brilliant Glow Care Lipsticks Review & Swatches

Sally Soft Honey (112) Gucci Beauty Sally Soft Honey (112) Brilliant Glow Care Lipstick ($42.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a darker beige with warm, almost peachy tones paired with a glossy finish. It had more medium color payoff in a single layer, which built up to semi-opaque coverage with a second pass. The texture felt more emollient and lightly slippery compared to other shades in the range, which resulted in slightly visible product sett...
Tags: US, Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Revlon, Milani, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lake CI, Estee Lauder Crystal Baby, Gucci Beauty, MAC Brick Dust DC, NARS Sheena LE, Clinique Camellia, Giorgio Armani Forte

20% Off Ulta Prestige Coupon Is In Your Inbox

Check your inbox or check your Ulta app for a 20% Off Ulta Prestige Coupon! You get 20% off your total order online at or in stores until December 24th! Enjoy! Where to buy Ulta You may also enjoy... You Know It’s Spring When The Nude Lipsticks Start to PopBenefit Flash Sale: 50% Off All MascarasUrban Decay Mini 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set Darks and LightsBare Minerals Bare Luxury 8 Piece Collection Review, Swatches, Photos The post 20% Off Ulta Prestige Coupon Is In You...
Tags: Beauty, Ulta, Steals and Deals, LightsBare Minerals Bare Luxury

Hindash Beautopsy Palette Swatches

was the first release from ulta-talented makeup artist Hindash for his namesake brand. It’s designed as a multi-purpose palette, so it can be used on eyes, cheeks, etc., and each pan of product is a gradient between two shades, with the idea being that you can mix and blend to the level of depth/warmth desired. The formula is also intended to be more buildable (which is accurate). I’m hoping to review this before year-end, though I have already tested it (spoiler ale...
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ColourPop Hot Chocolate Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Hot Chocolate ColourPop Hot Chocolate Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes one shimmery shade and three mattes in a richer, deeper neutral color story. All four shades were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing with little to complain about; the “worst” aspect was a bit of powderiness across all four shades but nothing that impeded performance. This quad is one of six in a holiday vault, though ColourPop said th...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Jaguar, Christine, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, NARS Madrid

What do you like about red lipstick? What don't you like?

Tell us what you love and hate about... Red Lipstick I love it! It’s such a bold and powerful shade. I tend to prefer a more luminous red over a fully matte red, so it has to feel comfortable but not be prone to feathering/bleeding. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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30 Years Special Edition by Aura Of Kazakhstan

The first niche brand from Kazakhstan, Aura Of Kazakhstan, has released a new fragrance. Called 30 Years Special Edition, it is dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of the country's independence. In 1991, the Kazakh Soviet Republic became an independent republic, but let's refrain from political assessments of the USSR collapse. Let's focus on the perfume side of this exclusive limited edition... Read full article: 30 Years Special Edition by Aura Of Kazakhstan from Fragrantica Perfumes and C...
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Salty By Lush: An Old-School Chypre With A Chaotic Veneer

On first smelling the new Salty by Lush, with a name and concept adhering to contemporary trends for elevating mundane olfactory experience and highlighting isolated facets, I was not expecting an old-school chypre complete with the textured furnishings of a Caron or Piguet. But Salty’s core scent of aldehydic rose, saltwater-washed woods, and fuzzy white florals sings of the same ilk as En Avio... Read full article: Salty By Lush: An Old-School Chypre With A Chaotic Veneer from Fragrantica Per...
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My Perfect Late Spring

In our saga about the smells that spring has in Brazil, we talked about roses, jasmines, peppers, and water lilies, as well as the smells of specific islands and their delicious tropical peculiarities. This intense and almost infinite profusion of fragrances that can be perceived during the Brazilian spring is actually an olfactory delight that few people have the luxury of noticing. For many peo... Read full article: My Perfect Late Spring from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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Fashion News Roundup: November 2021

The first US state to ban the sale of fur, a renowned make-up brand launching skincare, and other style news that caught our attention this month. Fashion maverick Virgil Abloh, who was the founder of Off-White and creative director of menswear at Louis Vuitton, has passed away at age 41. Interest in the Gucci brand is soaring after House of Gucci, the movie starring Lady Gaga, was released last week. According to the latest shoe report from Shoeaholics, part of the Kurt Geiger footwear group, ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, News, California, US, Vogue, Lady Gaga, Gucci, Lousiana, Louis Vuitton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kurt Geiger, Loeffler Randall, Virgil Abloh, House of Gucci, Shoeaholics

23% Off The Ordinary at Ulta

Hurry over to and you can your favorite Ordinary Skincare at 23% off today only! Enjoy! Where to buy Ulta You may also enjoy... Ah Guerlain!Pop Beauty Sun Bronzer Pop Beauty LolliPOP Kit for Spring 2011Stila Make Me Blush Set Rain Cosmetics Blood, Sweat & Tears Review & Swatches The post 23% Off The Ordinary at Ulta appeared first on Musings of a Muse.
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Fragrantica Talks: Futuristic Perfumes and Future Perfume Trends

Elena, Adam, John and Miguel offer their visions of futuristic perfumes and future trends in perfumery. ARTICLES:   Indonesia Spotlight: Perfume Raw Materials, Patchouli, by Eddie Bulliqi Indonesia Spotlight: Patchouli is Dying and Needs Our Help!, by Eddie Bulliqi Indonesia Spotlight: How Do Patchouli Farmers Feel about Their Deal with Givaudan?, by Eddie Bulliqi Eco-trends Greenwashing: Per... Read full article: Fragrantica Talks: Futuristic Perfumes and Future Perfume Trends from Fragran...
Tags: Fashion, Indonesia, Miguel, Givaudan, Eddie Bulliqi, Elena Adam John, Eddie Bulliqi Eco

5 Pieces You Need to Return to Work

Many companies are opening up again, and after over 18 months in pajamas, it can be exciting to be wearing real clothes again! Last year, we were all in our cubicles and stuffy work clothes, but quarantine has helped the fashion world learn to be comfortable and stylish. A lot of people are transitioning back, and the anxiety about what to wear is a little nerve-wracking. If you are a fashionista with a distinct style, you are most likely not reading this post. But if you are hopelessly confuse...
Tags: Fashion, General, Little Black Dress, Business Woman, Get Back To Work, Power Suit

New Ulta Cyber Monday Deals Have Dropped with Free Gifts

New Ulta Cyber Monday offers have dropped! Here’s what’s on offer: 23% Off the Ordinary 30% Off All Lancome Fragrances 30% Off Hempz Holiday Collection 50% Off Bed Head 50% Off Ulta Bath and Body Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer $14 Free Gifts: Benefit Free Mascara Prize Pack with $45 brand purchase Free MAC Powder Kiss Trio with $50 MAC purchase Free Full Size Wake Up Eye Gel with $25 Good Molecules purchase Free Robe or Throw with $60 fragrance purchase Enjoy! Where to buy ...
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The history of Tango: How to reclaim a story for yourself

I call Melissa to tell her my newest discovery. I gear up to lecture her about Tango and the Jews. “Do you know about them?” I ask. “I won’t be fun if you already know.” She says, “I have no idea what you’re talking about.” It starts with the Spanish Inquisition. The Jews were traipsing around Europe looking for people who won’t kill them. In Germany there were organizations that shipped Jews to help build Argentina. The Jews were skilled in reading Torah, but this was not a skill in high dem...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Careers, Diversity, Argentina, Islands, Don, Melissa, NFT, Buenos Aries

Podcast #759: To Drink or Not to Drink

As the title of his book — Drink? — suggests, world-renowned professor of neuropsychopharmacology David Nutt thinks the cost/benefit analysis around consuming alcohol is an open question. He’s not anti-alcohol — he regularly drinks himself — but he also thinks most people (more than 2/3 of folks around the world have had a drink in the past year) need to understand a lot more about drinking than they typically do in order to make an informed choice as to whether, and how much, to partake. To ...
Tags: Health, Podcast, Life, David, Health & Fitness, Nutt, David Nutt, David Nutt Dr Nutt, Imperial College London Gaba Labs Listen

Contagious Catherine Omai Review

Catherine Omai, a Nigerian perfumer, presented her first perfume, Contagious, two years ago at the Florentine exhibition, Pitti Fragranze 2019. Our colleague Miguel was lucky enough to talk to her and write about the fragrance. I had to wait for the BeautyWorld Middle East 2021 exhibition, where Contagious entered the competition, and although it did not win any awards competing in the Orienta... Read full article: Contagious Catherine Omai Review from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazin...
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Massive Eyeshadow Palette Sale at Ulta

There are a slew of eyeshadow palettes available and on sale during the Ulta Cyber Monday Sale! Take advantage of prices slashed 50% off or more! A personal favorite of mine is the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette which is $22. You likely own it already but if not it’s actually an incredible palette to pick up! Another truly gorgeous palette that no one really knows about is the Nabla Secret Palette which is $23! And the Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette: Petal Metal from Smashbox is a...
Tags: Beauty, Moscow, Ulta, Smashbox, Steals and Deals, Juvia, Petal Metal, Colourpop Nabla Kiko

Sephora Cyber Monday Isn’t Great But That 25% Off Incentive Might Catch Your Eye

Ok, so, can we all admit Sephora Cyber Monday and Black Friday def sucked. Especially compared to some of the deals happening at Ulta and of course, from brands directly. Cyber Monday launched with very little available. The good news is that Sephora is offering month-long discounts on a lot of brands which is pretty cool. Also, the 25% off your total when you checkout with Klarna is an incredible deal. No code is needed for it but it is a little tricky as they charge you full price on chec...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Klarna, Ulta, Fenty, Steals and Deals, FamilyBare Minerals

Vogue : Fantasy & Fashion Photography Book Review

Vogue : Fantasy & Fashion is a gigantic tome of a pictorial, a dream book of empowering and fantastical fashion narratives — from Brothers Grimm to futuristic scenarios—told in Vogue’s inimitable style. Lavishly illustrated, this volume celebrates Vogue magazine’s strong and deeply rooted tradition of storytelling through magical, narrative portfolios. Fashion’s greatest power is its ability to make people dream; to create new worlds. Whether falling down a rabbit hole, conquering new, digita...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Fantasy, Book Reviews, Vogue, Fashion photography, Anime, Annie Leibovitz, Brothers Grimm, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, Sofia Coppola, Peter Lindbergh, Tim Walker, Art Book Review, Amazon De

CHANEL Holiday Celebration At 19 Rue Cambon

While CHANEL celebrates the first century of the iconic Chanel No5, we at FRAGRANTICA have made our homage to a cult fragrance that to this day has not lost its fame or respect. You can enjoy our articles about Chanel No 5: We Celebrate 100 Years of Chanel No 5! – The Fragrantica team celebrates the 100th anniversary of Chanel No 5 by describing what the perfume means to each of us ... Read full article: CHANEL Holiday Celebration At 19 Rue Cambon from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes ...
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40% Off Kiko Plus $10 Extra Dollars Off

Kiko is 40% off at today for Cyber Monday plus spend $50 and get $10 off with the code CYBERMON21. It would be a nice time to haul the gorgeous Kiko Holiday Palettes! The Holiday Fable Ethereal Eyeshadow Palette and Holiday Fable Divine Glow Highlighter caught my eye. Enjoy! Where to buy Kiko You may also enjoy... Jordana InColor Pretty Shine Luxury Gloss Review and Swatches Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ ReviewWant It: Bobbi Brown Chrome Palette Lush Curly Wurly Sha...
Tags: Beauty, Kiko, Steals and Deals, Kiko You, Jordana InColor Pretty Shine Luxury Gloss Review

Lorac Pro Mini Palettes Are $10 Bucks Each Do Haul Them

The entire Lorac Collection is on sale at Ulta for Cyber Monday! Don’t sleep on these deals! The new PRO Palettes are incredible. I love the sultry PRO Palette Fairytale Forest! I picked it up when it was on sale last round and adore it. PRO Mini Palette Simmering $10 PRO Mini Palette Sparkling $10 Mini PRO Palette Frosted Sequoia Mini PRO Palette Mystic Oak Mini PRO Palette Winter Rose Also, the adorable mini Pro Palettes are incredible and a mere $10 each today during the Cyber Monday Sale...
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25% Off at Sephora Using Klarna Explanation and How It Works

Just a heads up one of my readers, Deb, has confirmed she was successful in getting 25% Off her order at There’s no code and you are charged in full for the payment but it appears Klarna takes off your last payment in the form of a discount as soon as the order is placed. So, if you’re not seeing the order automatically getting 25% off, fear not, it is working but it happens after payment is made. Thanks for the info Deb! Where to buy Sephora You may also enjoy... Stil...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Klarna, Deb, Stila, Steals and Deals, Pam Sephora

ColourPop Smoke 'n' Roses Palette + Somepawdy to Love Duo Swatches

ColourPop Smoke ‘n’ Roses Palette is the brand’s newest mega palette, which was released for the Cyber Week shopping bonanza. They also have their annual charitable product, ColourPop Somepawdy to Love Duo, where all net profits go to the Best Friends Animal Society. Here are swatches! ColourPop Smoke 'n' Roses + Somepawdy to Love Gallery Options ...
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Do you plan your looks in advance?

Not really! I might have an idea of what product(s) I’m going to use, e.g. new so-so palette, but I don’t have a real idea of how it’ll come together until I sit down to apply. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Rachin Ravindra deserved a ball hundred

When you’re batting for a draw, the unit of measurement switches from ‘runs’ to ‘balls faced’. This is where we get the concept of the ball hundred. New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra made his Test debut against India this week. He has three first-class hundreds to his name, but we are unaware whether he has ever hit a genuine fourth innings ball hundred. Ravindra came into bat on the final day with New Zealand six wickets down and needing to survive another 30-odd overs. It was not an ea...
Tags: Sex, India, New Zealand, Kane Williamson, Kiwis, Ravindra Jadeja, Tom Latham, Ashwin, William Somerville, Ravindra, Craig McMillan, Tom Blundell, Rachin Ravindra, Ajaz Patel, Alan Mullally

Die 10 besten Weihnachtsfilme, die dich auf die Feiertage einstimmen

Es ist wieder die Zeit des Jahres, in der wir uns nach ein bisschen Feelgood-Unterhaltung sehnen – und das gilt vor allem während eines weiteren Pandemie-Winters. Was gäbe es jetzt also Schöneres, als dich für ein paar Stunden in einem kitschigen Weihnachtsfilm zu verlieren?Ob dir eher nach einem albernen Familienabenteuer, einer vorhersehbaren Schnulze oder einem nostalgischen Filmklassiker zumute ist: Wir haben dir im Folgenden ein paar Ideen für deine Weihnachts-Watchlist zusammengestellt. Al...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Tim Burton, Disney, Netflix, Cameron Diaz, Manhattan, Santa Claus, Kate Winslet, Kakao, Emma Roberts, Mara Wilson, Vanessa Hudgens, Zug, Herr

„Strategische Zustimmung“ – wenn ungewollter Sex zur Überlebensfrage wird

Warnung: Der folgende Artikel enthält Beschreibungen von häuslicher Gewalt, die manche Leser:innen verstören könnten. Es folgt ein Auszug aus dem Buch Rough von Rachel Thompson. Als Philippa* 21 Jahre alt war, war sie in einer missbräuchlichen Beziehung mit einem Mann. Sie hatte Sex mit ihrem Freund, weil er dann aufhören würde, sie verbal zu missbrauchen und körperlich anzugreifen. „Er hat mich nie vergewaltigt. Er hat auch nicht versucht, mich zum Sex zu zwingen, wann immer ich ihm sagt...
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Extract from ‘Bantu Knots’: The time of budding breasts

Lebohang Mazibuko’s debut novel, ‘Bantu Knots’ is both poignant and relevant — and speaks to teenagers and adults alike The post Extract from ‘Bantu Knots’: The time of budding breasts appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: School, Writing, Sex, Friendship, Literature, God, Peer Pressure, Breasts, Friday, Novels, Boys, Natural Hair, Puberty, Extract, Ponytails, Coming Of Age

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