Sydney Grace Euphoria, Star Struck, Stolen Kiss Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Euphoria Sydney Grace Euphoria Cream Shadow (2020) ($8.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a medium-dark lavender with subtle, cool undertones and flecks of larger sparkle over a metallic finish. It had more medium, buildable color coverage, which was easiest to work with by squeezing out some on the back of my hand, and then using a fluffy brush to swirl it the product over my hand before applying to my actual lid. This seemed to help absorb some of...
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Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 123

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, Weekly Features, Community Faves, ColourPop Limited Edition, Silver Spoon ColourPop Limited Edition, Bluebell Glaminatrix Permanent, Amy View Story Good Reef, Dia View Story Mini Nd Pallet

ColourPop On a Whimsy & Ticket to Dreamland Palette Swatches

ColourPop On a Whimsy and Ticket to Dreamland are two of the brand’s newest eyeshadow palettes. They originally launched at Ulta, which is where I purchased mine from, but they’re also available at ColourPop. On a Whimsy + Ticket to Dreamland Gallery Options Products ...
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Katherine Tash “Primavera” Wedding Gown Collection

Oh, what a dream the brand new “Primavera” wedding gown collection from LA evening wear turned wedding gown designer Katherine […] The post Katherine Tash “Primavera” Wedding Gown Collection appeared first on Polka Dot Wedding.
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Shop Great Site for Dope HBCU Hoodies and History

One of the things that you will catch me doing in my free time is reading. History is one of the things that has always been something I’ve gravitated to. Black History is one of the things that grabbed my attention even as a youngster. In middle school, my parents bought me a set of Black History encyclopedias. During my senior year of high school, me and some friends visited Clark Atlanta, Fort Valley and FAMU. College didn’t come calling until I had all my kids much later in life. Despite t...
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ColourPop Couplet Palette Review & Swatches

Couplet ColourPop Couplet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, neutral eyeshadow palette that included three matte eyeshadows and two shimmery eyeshadows. There was a good range of contrast between the shades, so it was more versatile than some of the brand’s other smaller neutral palettes. The quality was consistent with my past experiences using the formulas: pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing with ligh...
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Sagan Dalya: The Subject Note of Maher Olfactive’s Latest is a Remarkable Natural Material

Perfumer Shawn Maher, known for Chatillon Lux and a separate line called Maher Olfactive, set out to create a “fuzzy blanket” of a scent with his latest, Sagan Dalya. While elements of it certainly fit that description, I associate it more with an intense scent memory of antique stores and dry attics. If this scent is a blanket, it’s one your grandmother knitted in 1971 and stowed away in a... Read full article: Sagan Dalya: The Subject Note of Maher Olfactive’s Latest is a Remarkable Natural ...
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Danessa Myricks Coffee Cake Colorfix Matte Review & Swatches

Coffee Cake Danessa Myricks Coffee Cake Colorfix Matte ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. When applied and sheered out a bit, it was almost like a muted rusty-copper. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer and did not need much product to get there. With this shade and formula, you’ll want to use less than you think you need and build up if necessary. The consistency was smooth...
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Gucci Julie Blush & My Cousin Rachel Brilliant Glow Care Lipsticks Review & Swatches

Julie Blush (215) Gucci Beauty Julie Blush (215) Brilliant Glow Care Lipstick ($42.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium coral with moderate, warm undertones–not too pink, not too orange–paired with a glossy finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer pigmentation that applied comfortably across my lips in a fluid motion as the texture was lightweight, smooth, and gel-like, so it had good glide but not too much slip. It stayed on nicely for three hours...
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Jack London’s Wisdom on Living a Life of Thumos

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 December 2017. The philosopher Plato thought that the soul of man could be compared to a chariot and consisted of three parts: a dark horse which represented the appetites, a white horse that represented thumos, and the charioteer which symbolized reason, and worked to keep t...
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Do you have a budget for beauty purchases? How does it work?

I have a loose budget–an idea of what I am trying to spend around for the year, but I don’t have a strict limit on a monthly basis or even yearly basis. I just try to be consistent from year to year! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Lethal Cosmetics Multichrome Eyeshadow Swatches (x9)

Lethal Cosmetics Multichrome Eyeshadows are a new, recently-released launch that includes nine shades that can be purchased individually ($16.50 each) or as a bundle of nine ($146). I have swatches for you now, but I’m expecting to review these in January/February 2022 based on my current backlog of products, so early impressions are that they are in line with Lethal’s shimmer formula. I find that Lethal’s shimmers are often a little less metallic, either more frosted...
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Voyage Royal - Scents of Lost Kingdoms

  VOYAGE ROYAL is the first in-house line of creative hub Venice Olfactory, launched in October 2021. The Voyage Royal collection takes us on an olfactory journey towards lost kingdoms. It is announced as a collection of fragrances "inspired by those men and women who shaped the history of mankind and changed its course forever. The world would not be the same without them. The perfumes of thi... Read full article: Voyage Royal - Scents of Lost Kingdoms from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes M...
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Most people flee the suburbs, but nowhere land is the perfect backdrop for my novels

Suburbia is neither glamorous nor picturesque. But this is precisely what makes it rich terrain for my booksIt’s early December and in my corner of southeast London the Christmas illuminations are going up. Garden gnomes may have fallen out of fashion, but their seasonal equivalent, inflatable Santas, are very much in evidence. There are some pockets of tasteful conformity, where entire streets observe a “house style”, but mostly it’s a delightful free-for-all. If levels of outdoor decoration re...
Tags: Psychology, Garden, Books, Science, London, Life and style, Cities, Culture, Health & wellbeing, New Zealand, Surrey, Norwood, PG Wodehouse, Bromley, Croydon, Suburbia

Catch them if you can? Meet the exotic pet detectives

Skunks, iguanas, terrapins, big cats… Britain has more invasive and exotic animals than you imagine. Meet the search and rescue enthusiasts dedicated to capturing them and keeping them safeSometime in 2016, Chris Mullins received a message about a missing skunk. Mullins, 70, who lives in Leicestershire, had founded a Facebook group, Beastwatch UK, in 2001 as a place to document exotic animal sightings in the British countryside, so it was natural for news of this sort to trickle his way. In that...
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Perfumed Horoscope: December 6 - December 12

  This may turn out to be a tricky week since the indicators (Mercury, Sun square Neptune Mars square Jupiter) keep saying: Stay grounded, Stay realistic, and Go to your innermost core for some fine inner-to-outside expansion. This week we are sharing 2 new findings from the world of organic perfumes: Lake Skye and Scent-Organix.   Aries You may experience that traveling over the holi... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: December 6 - December 12 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Col...
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Why You Need to Love Yourself and When You Need to Change Your Friends, Job and Life

The secret to a happy career and life is realizing that we too need to love ourselves unconditionally. There is no other choice. By Harrison Barnes
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Sunday with Claudia Schiffer: ‘Wine, cheese and a game of cards is my winter favourite’

The model and actor cooks apple pancakes or else pasta bolognese, stares at the clouds, walks the dogs, enjoys a calm family dayWhat does Sunday feel like? Calmness. I wake up naturally, no alarm. Monday to Friday, I’m up at 7am to make breakfast and do the school run. We live in the English countryside: rolling hills, fields, farmland. I love being surrounded by nature. Even when it’s raining I just watch the clouds.Do you cook? We normally have a long brunch with local produce – I like making ...
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We’re in our 70s and he’s perfect – except he doesn’t want sex…

A compatible friend needs treasuring. You might need to look elsewhere for sexThe question I met Tom online. We have now been dating for nearly two years, sometimes on Zoom as we live three hours away from each other. This is long-term relationship potential – except, from my side, for one thing.I am a deeply sexually alive person. Sex is an immense joy to me. Not only the explicit physical acts of it, but also the sharing, the play, all the openness and openheartedness. Tom is divorced and I su...
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