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Giorgio Armani Independent & Friendly Lip Power Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Independent (200) Giorgio Armani Independent (200) Lip Power Satin Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm rosy undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to my lips in a single stroke, though it was intended to be more buildable. The lipstick had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was comfortable to apply in a fluid motion. The formula “set” slightly to...
Tags: US, Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Laura Mercier, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Summer 2021, HarrodsHarvey Nichols UK House of Fraser UK, Laura Mercier Rouge Electrique, Lip Power Satin Lipstick, Sephora Nordstrom Saks Selfridges, Pat McGrath Unfaithful


ILNP Candlelight, Lights Out, Summer Lovin' Nail Polishes Reviews & Swatches

Candlelight ILNP Candlelight Ultra Holographic Nail Polish ($10.00 for 0.4 oz.) has a black base packed with holographic sparkle and slightly larger, orange-to-green shifting sparkle throughout. It shifted from deep, fiery orange-red to greenish-gold depending on the angle with a plethora of rainbow sprinkles in the background. The consistency was easy to work with as it was fluid, smooth, and self-leveling without being prone to pool...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pigmentation, Hands & Nails Products, Nail Polishes and Treatments, Temptalia, ILNP, ILNP Amazon, Deborah Lipmann, Gel Lab Pro, ILNP Candlelight Ultra Holographic Nail


Give Me Glow Pressed Highlighter Swatches (x11)

Give Me Glow Pressed Highlighter came out with powder highlighters a couple of months ago, which are larger, plastic compacts with intense, metallic powders in them. These are for the shine, shimmer, and highlighter fanatic — all things shiny and metallic — but less ideal for someone who prefers very buildable coverage and/or a subtle sheen. Here are swatches of the 11 shades available! Give Me Glow Pressed Highlighters ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sneak Peeks, Give Me Glow


Sunday Firesides: The Best Way to Keep Up With Your Physical and Mental Housekeeping

There’s one best, sure-fire way to keep your house neat and tidy: Regularly invite people over to it. Whenever you’re anticipating a visit from guests, finding the motivation to get your place in order ceases to be a problem. Toilet paper rolls move from the floor to the holder; shipping boxes get taken to the post office; random clutter that’s been sitting on the counter for weeks finally gets put away. The fear of social shame is a big driver behind this cleaning spurt; we don’t want our gues...
Tags: Life, Advice, Character, Sunday Firesides


FRAGRANTICA Editors' Best Perfumes of 2021

Fragrantica Team wishes you a Joyful and Blissful Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The end of the year is typically a time to draw conclusions; we perfume lovers may reflect on what we smelled, fell in love with, and were disappointed by among new launches through the last 12 months, to decide if this was a "good", "bad" or "so-so" year in perfumery from our own point of view... Read full article: FRAGRANTICA Editors' Best Perfumes of 2021 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Col...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Team


Beverly Hills Polo Club Tour Review

When I entered the Beverly Hills Polo Club booth at the Cannes TFWA 2021 exhibition, I wasn't expecting much. Looking at the product design and the uninspired names of the fragrances, I let myself discover the scents without any particular excitement, until... I came across Tour. This juice, inside a green and gold box with an image of a horse and a polo player, is a little like Ralph Lauren. As... Read full article: Beverly Hills Polo Club Tour Review from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Ma...
Tags: Fashion, Cannes, Beverly Hills Polo Club, Beverly Hills Polo Club Tour Review, Ralph Lauren As Read


Eat These 7 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Illness doesn’t take a break. Year-round, you’re fighting to keep your body healthy while juggling responsibilities you just can’t drop. You might be shelling out for impressive supplements and doing all you can to stay safe, but what if taking care of your body was easier than that? If you change your diet to reflect better choices that support your immune system and the inner workings of your body, you might just find that you experience fewer illnesses and can live your life to the f...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Immune System, Healthy, Health Tips, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Food, Health & Fitness, Healthy Diet, Broccoli Broccoli, Health & Nutrition, Immune Support, Garlic Garlic, Immune Boosting


From hairpin to house: woman who mastered ‘trading up’ realizes dream

Demi Skipper began her journey in May 2020, offering a bobby pin for trade on Craigslist. This month, she was offered a house in TennesseeAfter a year and a half of pouring blood, sweat and tears, Demi Skipper has successfully taken one single hair pin and traded it up all the way to a house.In May this year, the Guardian spoke to her after she’d traded three tractors for one of only a few Chipotle celebrity cards in the world, worth about $20,000. She had been inspired by Kyle MacDonald, who in...
Tags: Technology, San Francisco, Social Media, Life and style, US news, Digital Media, Tennessee, Kyle MacDonald, Tiktok, Demi Skipper


Bvlgari Man Terrae Essence Review

It seems that the people behind the Bvlgari Man fragrances have finally gotten the idea of developing this collection further. It took shape in a collection of four elements. The Fire of Bvlgari Man In Black, the wood of Bvlgari Man Wood Essence, and the air of Bvlgari Man Glacial Essence give men the qualities of the corresponding elementals - and not so long ago, earth was added to the list w... Read full article: Bvlgari Man Terrae Essence Review from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
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Hygge, glögg and pepparkakor... why we’re all falling for a Scandi Christmas

After the comfort food and rituals, Britons are embracing more traditions, such as the festival of Santa LuciaFrom Ikea to meatballs, hygge to Nordic noir, Scandinavia’s influence on the UK has been rising steadily for decades. But this Christmas, amid the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit, enthusiasm for the region and its traditions is hitting new heights.Scandinavian goods distributor ScandiKitchen closed online Christmas orders early this year after unprecedented demand for festive products in...
Tags: Food, Europe, UK, Sweden, Christmas, Life and style, UK News, Scandinavian food and drink, Denmark, Norway, Scandinavia, Santa LuciaFrom Ikea


The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends and Family

In this article Harrison suggests that you actually may be safer getting a job without the help of family or friends. It is exceedingly rare that a friend or family member will ever be able to get... By Harrison Barnes
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Are there any brands that you'll be buying less of in 2022?

There aren’t any that come to mind where I’ll be tapering down per se. There are a few brands that I’m not currently reviewing that I used to review, but I already stopped buying from this year (like Hourglass and Viseart). — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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‘There’s always been an affinity between Christmas and ghosts’: Mark Gatiss on the joy of festive frights

The writer and actor puts the ghoul into yule with screen and stage roles reprising haunting classics from Charles Dickens and MR JamesClose the curtains. Light the fire. Then prepare to be terrified; it’s Christmas. For although the word “cosy” may be closely tied to festivities at this time of year, so it seems is the word “ghost”.In northern Europe people understandably cope with the shorter days and darker evenings by drawing in around a roaring hearth, metaphorical or otherwise. Light and w...
Tags: Europe, Theatre, Christmas, Life and style, UK News, Culture, Television & radio, Stage, Charles Dickens, Christmas shows, Mark Gatiss, MR JamesClose


John Lewis removes ‘Lollita’ child’s party dress from sale after criticism

Store pulls dress from website and apologises ‘for upset caused’ after Twitter users connect name to child abuse novelJohn Lewis has pulled a child’s party dress named “Lollita” from its shelves after receiving criticism for stocking it. The Chi Chi London “Lollita” dress was on sale for children aged three to 11 years old on the retailer’s website for £50.The name is similar to Vladimir Nabokov’s 1955 novel Lolita, which details child sexual abuse. It outlines how a middle-aged professor abuses...
Tags: Fashion, John Lewis, Children, Retail industry, Vladimir Nabokov, Lewis, Chi Chi London, Lollita


John Torode: ‘The kitchen is a great place to find yourself’

The celebrity chef, 56, shares his secrets for a happy relationship and the best sausage rollsLiving with my grandmother is probably my earliest memory, realising my mother had died and not really understanding it. Then, discovering food with my grandmother and learning to cook by her side. The most vivid memories are of standing in the kitchen and the smell of food. That stayed with me, the comfort of it.I’ve still got the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car my mother gave me for my fourth birthday. It...
Tags: Food, Television, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Food TV, Chefs, Masterchef, John Torode


David Baddiel and his daughter on his social media addiction: ‘it can reward and punish you’

Despite the abuse and anger, the comedian spent hours a day online. But then his daughter Dolly became dangerously drawn in. Was it time for a rethink?Over the past 30 years, I have read and heard David Baddiel’s thoughts on many subjects, including sex, masturbation, religion, antisemitism, football fandom, football hooliganism, his mother’s sex life and his father’s dementia. “I am quite unfiltered,” he agrees, “mainly because I am almost psychotically comfortable in my own skin.” But today I ...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Comedy, Technology, Media, Instagram, Internet, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Culture, Digital Media, Stage


Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: Podcast: I enjoyed talking to Nathan Oates about his book Stability: How an Ancient Monastic Practice Can Restore Our Relationships, Churches, and Communities on the Gospel for Life podcast. Best Books of 2021 2021 For the Church Book Awards, plus picks from the TGC Editorial Staff, Trevin Wax, Jared C. Wilson, David Qaoud, and Reagan Rose. Themelios 46.3 The new December 2021 issue of Themelios has 257 pages of editorials, articles, and boo...
Tags: Featured, Life, Links, Canada, TGC, Nathan Oates, Jared C Wilson David Qaoud, Reagan Rose Themelios


I went to Taco Bell for the first time. The food was cheap but mediocre, and I don't feel like going back.

I went to a Taco Bell in Newcastle, northern England, to try out the chain's famous foods.Grace Dean/Insider I went to Taco Bell for the first time and tried out a range of tacos, burritos, and desserts. I loved the churros and the Volcano Burrito but was disappointed by the Crunchwrap Supreme. The food was cheap but compared with other Tex-Mex restaurants, the flavors were bland. It's only in the last couple of years that I discovered I love burritos and tacos. The pandemic made it...
Tags: Food, UK, England, News, Review, California, Life, US, Trends, Features, Restaurant, Fast Food, Newcastle, Reddit, Retail, Taco Bell


Supermodel Karen Elson on fashion’s toxic truth: ‘I survived harassment, body shaming and bullying – and I’m one of the lucky ones’

She has been at the top of the industry for decades. Now she’s speaking out about the dark reality of life behind the scenes When Karen Elson was a young hopeful trying to make it in Paris, a model scout took her to a nightclub. After long days on the Métro trekking to castings that came to nothing, and evenings alone in a run-down apartment, she was excited to be out having fun. The music was good and the scout, to whom her agent had introduced her, kept the drinks coming. She started to feel t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Celebrity, Women, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Feminism, Pop and rock, Models, Paris, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Sexual Harassment


You Should Not Dabble: To Succeed It’s All or Nothing

In this article Harrison discusses how persistent pursuit of something you believe in, against all obstacles, is one of the most important keys to success. So many of us just decide at some point not... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Goal Setting, Job Search, Career Advice, Law School, Law Firms, Find A Job, Harrison, Types Of Jobs, Job Search Guru, How to Succeed, Legal Recruiter, Yoga Teacher, Acting Job, Being An Attorney


Blind date: ‘After my rugby stories, she may not want to meet my friends’

April, 27, heritage project officer, meets Jake, 27, company directorApril on JakeWhat were you hoping for?Someone based in London with similar interests, who was laid-back but up for trying new things. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Relationships, Women, Life and style, Dating, Men, Jake



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