Glaminatrix Mermaid Scales, Sandra, Blue Jeans, Arctic, Sapphire Foiled Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Mermaid Scales Glaminatrix Mermaid Scales Foiled Pressed Pigment ($11.74 for 0.064 oz.) seemed to have more of a translucent base chocked full of shifting shimmer that went from pale, icy blue to green to lavender. I wouldn’t describe it as a strong multichrome shift, but it was categorized as a multichrome and I was able to see three shifts–they were just subtler overall. The texture was smooth, more loosely-pressed so using a light...
Tags: US, Eu, Beauty, Sydney, Arctic, Fda, Mica, Christine, Violetta, Stila, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, MAC Dark Energy, Lake CI

Gucci Rust Red, Margaret Ruby, Jody Wild Mauve Brilliant Glow Care Lipsticks Review & Swatches

Rust Red (515) Gucci Beauty Rust Red (515) Brilliant Glow Care Lipstick ($42.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and a lightly glossy sheen. It wasn’t as shiny as most shades in the formula. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one layer, which could be built up to medium coverage if desired. The lipstick felt smooth, emollient but not overly slippery, and seemed to soften my lip lines for the mo...
Tags: US, Beauty, Morocco, Lipstick, Gucci, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Lake CI, Carmin, Tom Ford Beauty Ashton, Gucci Beauty, Shiseido Rouge, Tom Ford Beauty Mitchell

Holidays 2021 - Personal Wishlists Part 1

When the calendar flips to December, gift-giving becomes the focus for many people all over the world. Whether the main celebration of the month is a religious one, such as Christmas or Hanukkah, or if it simply revolves around getting together with friends and family, enjoying food, drinks, and festive house decorations, gift-giving seems to be inextricably linked to this time of year. As kid... Read full article: Holidays 2021 - Personal Wishlists Part 1 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colo...
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Survey Says... December 8th, 2021

Happy Wednesday! Here's this week's survey, which you can copy and paste and share as a comment. Your skin tone/coloring: Most used gold eyeshadow? Most used gold highlighter? Least used gold eyeshadow? Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Recovering from burnout, I’ve become very self-protective. How do I step back into the swim? | Leading questions

You’ve done a brave thing by changing your life, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith, don’t let that change become its own choreAfter years of struggling with a punishing combination of emotional instability and over-work in high pressure jobs, I eventually got sick, dropped out and am finally on the road to recovery, with a new understanding of how to take better care of my mental health and the value of a healthy body.I’ve been appreciating simple pleasures, good old friends and the b...
Tags: Life and style, Work & careers, Health & wellbeing, Australian lifestyle, Eleanor Gordon Smith

ILNP Off the Grid, Sitting Fireside, Underground Nail Polishes Reviews & Swatches

Off the Grid ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish ($10.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a darker, more muted purple base chocked full of dirty gold-to-warmer gold shimmer and holographic micro-flakes. The texture was smooth, fluid, and easy to work with over my nail without it pooling along the edges. It dried down fairly quickly to a smooth, even finish. Per the brand, it has its maximum coverage in two to three coats. In the swatches, I’ve a...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pigmentation, Hands & Nails Products, Nail Polishes and Treatments, Temptalia, ILNP, ILNP Amazon, Deborah Lipmann, Gel Lab Pro

Uniform Limbo: In the midway of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy wood, astray

For not every one who is not bad enough to be punished is good enough to be honoured; just as not every one who is not good enough to be honoured is bad enough to be punished. Gregory Nazianzen, Oration 40 Hello, dear admirers of the unknown! Unfortunately, for the second year in a row, the most important way to get acquainted with new products is not available to us: Many exhibitions (for obviou... Read full article: Uniform Limbo: In the midway of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy...
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Top 5 Best Indoor Plants for Dark Rooms 

Plants are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they can actually improve the air quality of your space. However, if you have a dark room without much natural light, there is still hope for indoor plant life in your home.  The key to having an indoor garden when there isn’t much sunlight is choosing the right kind of plants. Below is a list of the best indoor plants for dark rooms that will brighten up even the darkest living spaces and purify the air at the same time.  Lucky Bamboo ...
Tags: Fashion, Home Decor, Air Quality, Bamboo, Ferns, Home Life, House Plants, Maidenhair Fern, Lucky Bamboo Lucky, Calathea Calathea, Calatheas

Podcast #762: Prepare Now to Have Your Best Year Ever

How did your 2021 go? Did you accomplish less than you wanted to? Are you hoping to have a more successful run at your goals in 2022? Well my guest today has got your plan for making the coming twelve months your best year ever. His name is Michael Hyatt, and he’s the CEO of the leadership consulting firm Michael Hyatt and Company and the author/creator of the Your Best Year Ever book and course. Today on the show, Michael takes us through the five-part process he believes is key for successf...
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How To Create a Productive Home Office

With the proper design, a productive home office can help workers get the job done more efficiently and comfortably. The main goal of setting up a home office is to increase your productivity by creating a space that will allow you to concentrate on your work and maintain your focus. After the pandemic of 2020, millions of people have switched to working from home. While many have now returned to their offices and various workplaces, a good majority of people have chosen to continue to ...
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Mobile phone apps make it almost impossible to get lost these days. And that isn’t good for us | Adrian Chiles

In an era of mobile phones, we rarely lose our way - which means we miss out on the joy and relief of finding it againA travel company called Black Tomato, in return for a significant sum of money, will drop you in the middle of you know not where, and leave you there. The product is called Get Lost and is surely more evidence that we’ve, well, lost our way.Which isn’t to say that it’s a daft idea. As a matter of fact, it quite appeals to me. I’m used to feeling psychologically lost – that would...
Tags: Psychology, Life and style, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, Adrian Chiles, Black Tomato

Mispronounced words: how omicron, cheugy and Billie Eilish tripped us up in 2021

The world is divided on how to say the name of the latest Covid-19 variant. But however you pronounce it, we can all agree: it’s not as annoying as someone asking for ‘expresso’Name: Omicron.Age: The new and potentially more virulent Covid-19 variant was first detected in South Africa at the end of November. Young, then. Continue reading...
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Fanny’s Restaurant Channels Old Hollywood Style at New Academy Museum

It’s easy to imagine comedian Fanny Brice spending many a festive night at storied Hollywood eateries like Perino’s and the Brown Derby. Newly opened for dinner service, Fanny’s — at Los Angeles’ recently launched Academy Museum of Motion Pictures — interprets the comfortable, classy feel of those vintage spots in its own sleek, contemporary way. […]
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Punks, Goths, and Mods on TV (1983)

The Rivethead preoccupation with fashion is inescapably related to their anxiety over being confused for subcultures they profess to hate: Goths, Punks, Metalheads, Death Rockers… The fact that so many subcultures claim black as their color of choice contributes to the confusion. There are two points upon which theorists of post-industrial British subcultures generally agree: 1) No matter the music or the fashion, the boundaries between one subculture and another were rigorously, even v...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, UK, Television, College, Angels, Britain, Josh Jones, University of Reading, Jean Genet, Genet, Punk Rock, Durham NC Follow, Hebdige, Dick Hebdige

Ein Eis-Lifehack soll beim Einschlafen helfen – ich habe ihn getestet

Du leidest an Schlaflosigkeit? Hey, ich auch. Dabei lag die Lösung für unsere Probleme womöglich die ganze Zeit in unseren Tiefkühlfächern – behaupten zumindest TikToker:innen wie @heyfrankiesimmons, @empathary und @borcikjewelry. Sie sind davon überzeugt, dass dich ein Kühlpack auf deiner Brust innerhalb von nur 15 Minuten in den Schlaf lullen kann. Meine Schlafstörungen ruinieren mir schon den Großteil meiner 20er den Tag. Wann immer ich eine halbwegs erholsame Nacht hinter mir habe –...
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Gift Ideas: Le Labo Introduces Fragrant Soap Discovery Set

I don't know many things a hot bath could not cure...During the wintertime it's also a wonderful occasion to pamper one's self, to feel snuggly and comforted, especially with the anxiety of the global pandemic. But the paraphernalia of a bath ritual also make great stocking stuffers, now that the holidays are coming. Uber-chic niche perfume brand Le Labo introduces the Scented Body Bar Discovery S... Read full article: Gift Ideas: Le Labo Introduces Fragrant Soap Discovery Set from Fragrantica ...
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Milk Makeup Fly Bionic Blush Review & Swatches

Fly Milk Makeup Fly Bionic Liquid Blush ($20.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a bright, vivid coral-red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It didn’t seem to dry down that quickly when I initially swatched it, but when I actually applied and blended it out on my cheeks, it had much more of a matte dry down that ended up being pretty transfer-resistant. The formula was more gel-like and very fluid–almost overly fluid–and worked better...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Laura Mercier, Blushes, Cheek Products, Milk Makeup, Sephora Sephora, Wayne Goss, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Bloom, Fall 2021, Milk Makeup Fly Bionic Liquid Blush

70s Home Decor Is Back: 5 Tips to Help You Make the Retro Style Feel Fresh

One thing about the ‘70s is that it seems like it will never go out of style. That being said, it’s making a louder “comeback” now more than ever. Finding ways to incorporate that much desired retro feel in living spaces and homes is the thing of the moment. Why? Because nothing says “living life to the fullest” more than the uniqueness of retro home decor details.The infatuation with the lifestyle of the ‘70s can be easily translated into an interior design style. You just have to know th...
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Google’s 2021 search list: Bernie Sanders ‘mittens’ and Squid Game top the trends

Annual list reveals most searched-for terms globally related to sports, investing, Covid and skinny jeansSquid Game, Bernie Sanders’ mittens and how to wear skinny jeans, were among the most searched for subjects on Google around the world this year, and in the UK the Euros dominated web queries.The annual search trends list released by Google showed Squid Game, the bloody South Korean smash hit on Netflix, was the most searched for TV show, while the knitted gloves worn by Sanders, a former US ...
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How has your relationship with beauty changed over the last year?

I don’t think it has changed in the last year, actually! It’s still something that brings me joy and is my creative outlet. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Das sind die 9 besten Film-Musicals aller Zeiten

Wer liebt sie nicht, die Musicals, bei denen du am liebsten direkt selbst zu singen und tanzen anfangen möchtest? Im Laufe der Jahrzehnte hat sich das Musical-Genre immer weiter von der Bühne auf den Bildschirm verlagert und jede Menge zeitloser Klassiker wie West Side Story, Singin' In The Rain oder moderne Must-Watches wie Mamma Mia! oder La La Land hervorgebracht. Dir ist nach ein bisschen musikalischer Friede-Freude-Eierkuchen-Stimmung zumute? Dann scroll dich durch unser kleines Best-of. Du...
Tags: Fashion, Music, America, Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Mamma Mia, Julia, Auch, Pierce Brosnan, Zeiten, Sterne, Musiker, Dann, Herz, Wahl, Hilfestellung

La -La-La

She's back. I just emerged from a series of routine medical visits. The first time I have been to a doctor in... wait for it... 42 years. I feel like singing because it's over, I like the doctor, and it seems I am ok!  But mostly because it's over.  I have been trying to get a picture of the bobcat that has taken up residence beyond the stone wall here. No luck yet.  Newsletter at Feel Free ...I think I can out a feed in the sidebar, let me try...
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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50+

Congratulations, you got your hands on the most hyped sunscreen of the year, and it is completely average. It’s the La Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Invisible Finish. I mean, it’s fine. Powdery... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Zeit im Grünen gegen PMS: Ist da wirklich was dran?

Ich erinnere mich noch genau daran, wie eine Freundin von mir eines Tages wie in den Filmen langsam zu Boden sank und lauthals zu heulen begann, weil ihre Lieblingspizzeria an diesem Tag geschlossen hatte. Ihre Reaktion beunruhigte mich in keiner Weise, da ich wusste, dass sie gerade mit PMS zu kämpfen hatte. Außerdem konnte ich ihr Verhalten als jemand, die gegen monatliche Zusammenbrüche nicht immun ist, nur allzu gut nachvollziehen; für viele Frauen ist das prämenstruelle Syndrom ein fi...
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Umweltschädliche Fast Fashion ist oft die einzige Plus-Size-Option

Wenn du dir die size-inclusive Modebranche mal nur in Zahlen ansiehst, könntest du schnell den Eindruck bekommen, das Shoppen als Plus-Size-Person sei heute einfacher und zugänglicher als noch vor einem Jahrzehnt. Und oberflächlich stimmt das auch: In den letzten zehn Jahren hat sich das Angebot in den Größen L bzw. 44 und aufwärts exponentiell vergrößert und ist noch dazu immer preisgünstiger geworden – insbesondere im Fast-Fashion-Bereich. (Außerdem gibt es auch immer mehr kleinere, unab...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Elizabeth, Mann, Wie, Marken, Weil, Jahren, Kurz, Beispiel, Dann, Geld, Laden, Wege, Viele, Meinung

Weekly Roundup: A Little Fancy

Here’s a short list of festive pieces that were winners on my clients, or just caught my eye. Sometimes adding one or two festive items to your style can change the landscape of your wardrobe. Dress the items up or down, wear them in beautiful classic ways, or create interesting juxtapositions that pander to your mood. Wear a sparkly necklace with a sweatshirt, a sequin skirt with a graphic tee, or stompy boots with a formal dress. But most importantly, wear what makes you feel comfortable, happ...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, London, Lists, Salvador Dalí, Eliza, Dillard, AllSaints Rosetta Tinsel Two Piece, Naturalizer Vanessa Sandal, Talbots Black Watch Plaid Pleated Skirt, Lauren Ralph Lauren Lurex, Maggy London Long Sleeve Glitter Velvet Midi Dress, Eliza J Sleeveless, Bennett Issy Pink, Brooks Brothers Merino Mixed Media Rope Cardigan

One toy’s journey through the supply chain crisis: from Chinese factory to UK child’s stocking

Will your Christmas gifts arrive in time? We track the shortages and supply chain blockages that will affect the festive season this yearThis year, as children around the world write their Christmas lists, Santa has more to consider than whether they have been naughty or nice. Some of the season’s most popular items, from bikes to the Nintendo Switch, are in short supply across the UK, Europe and US.To see what’s going on, we follow an imaginary toy from factory to Christmas tree to illustrate t...
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Let’s start at the start. Exactly how short was Rory Burns’ innings?

What is the start? Is the first ball the start? (Rory Burns bowled for 0.) Is the first session the start? (England 59-4.) The first innings? The first day? (England 147 all out.) Maybe the whole of the first Test match is the start. (Well at least there’s rain around.) Despite notching a score that could, in another arena, be termed a ‘maximum’, it doesn’t feel like England got off to a particularly good start in this Ashes series. Everything hung off that first ball when Rory Burns thu...
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Last-Minute Gifts on Amazon Prime, Perfect for Fashion Gals

Last-Minute Gifts on Amazon Prime, Perfect for Fashion Gals The clock is ticking! If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life, you don’t have a ton of time—but you do have … more at Last-Minute Gifts on Amazon Prime, Perfect for Fashion Gals. This is an original post from Budget Fashionista.
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How To Run Your Own Yoga Studio

In the past few decades yoga has been gaining a great deal of popularity. While the artform itself is millenia old, its popularity is gaining traction in the rest of the world.  If you are skilled in yoga, you should try setting up a yoga studio of your very own. This is a great way to do yoga on a regular basis, and earn money at the same time. Here are some great tips for setting up a yoga studio.  Choose A Fitting Location If you are going to run a yoga studio, you shou...
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