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Sheer Lipglosses | 2021 Editor's Favorites

2021 was definitely not the year of lipgloss! I reviewed around 70 glosses in total, so here’s a short ‘n’ sweet list of some of my sheerer favorites! I’ve split them into sheer/pigmented favorites because I find that’s how I categorize or look for a gloss. Sometimes I want something quite pigmented, and other times, I want a sheerer effect, whether to put on top of a lipstick or as a grab-and-go shade. If you’re unfamiliar with how I like to do my year-end favorites, ...
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Pigmented Lipglosses | 2021 Editor's Favorites

Next up, my favorite more pigmented glosses from what I reviewed this past year (just over 70 shades in total for gloss). This is another short ‘n’ sweet list of top picks! If you’re unfamiliar with how I like to do my year-end favorites, here’s the low down: I pull from the products I reviewed in 2021, regardless of whether they were new, limited edition, or an established range I’ve only just gotten around to reviewing. These are personal favorites, so they may or ma...
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Sunday Firesides: Possibilities in Spare Moments

When it comes to moving forward, becoming better, achieving our goals, the biggest obstacle very often seems to be time. In that there’s never enough of it. We keep waiting for long, uninterrupted stretches in which to read, exercise, journal, reply to a text. And yet, no matter how much we organize our schedules to make room for these sustained sessions, interruptions incessantly intervene, and we continue to struggle to accomplish all that we wish. Meanwhile, we let rich, valuable snatches of...
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Zaharoff Signature Tabac - More Than What the Name Suggests

Some fragrances are named after their creator's intentions, and they should rather be named otherwise, maybe in a less sincere and candid way. Because sometimes, we take a fragrance's name too seriously, which creates a certain expectation around the scent that may or may not be met when we finally spray and smell it. Zaharoff Signature Tabac is more or less an example, as I see it. Is Zaharof... Read full article: Zaharoff Signature Tabac - More Than What the Name Suggests from Fragrantica Pe...
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Is that really me? The ugly truth about beauty filters

Smoother skin, slimmer faces, plumper lips … how unattainable ideals are harming young usersPopping a beautifying filter on the TikTok video she was filming seemed harmless to Mia. It made it look as though she had done her makeup, took away the hint of a double chin that always bothered her, and gently altered her bone structure to make her just that bit closer to perfect.After a while, using filters on videos became second nature – until she caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror one day an...
Tags: Health, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Australia news, Snapchat, Mental Health, Body Image, Health & wellbeing, Beauty, Augmented Reality, Mia, Tiktok, Australian lifestyle


Ellis Brooklyn APRÈS Eau De Parfum

The new fragrance from the American brand Ellis Brooklyn reveals an earthy and woodsy composition. APRÈS Eau de Parfum by Ellis Brooklyn is following the previous launches Bee and Super Amber, offering a different direction and a warm woodsy composition. "The freedom of the mountains, the rush of alpine air, the bracing freshness of evergreens, and the richness of bourbon, praline, and va... Read full article: Ellis Brooklyn APRÈS Eau De Parfum from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazi...
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On my radar: Moses Sumney’s cultural highlights

The singer-songwriter on Balenciaga’s visions, the mountains of North Carolina, and the haunting power of Eve’s BayouSinger-songwriter Moses Sumney, 29, grew up between Ghana and California and studied creative writing and poetry at UCLA. His piercing falsetto and genre-defying music have brought him critical acclaim, starting with his self-recorded 2014 EP Mid-City Island, followed in 2017 by his debut album, Aromanticism, and the 2020 double album Græ. Sumney has collaborated with musicians in...
Tags: Books, Fashion, Music, Television, California, Life and style, Sufjan Stevens, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, Solange, North Carolina, Ghana, Bon Iver, Ucla, Moses Sumney


A French retreat brought into sharp focus

Photographer Serge Anton has updated his great-grandfather’s home and made it his ownHaving spent three decades travelling the world, enjoying a nomadic lifestyle, French-Belgian photographer Serge Anton finally felt the need to settle down. And he found his personal oasis of quiet in a house he inherited, a retreat called Mon Desir. Built by his great-grandfather about a century ago in Sedan, in the heart of the French Ardennes, the house sits in a landscape full of calm – a million miles from ...
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What were your five most used complexion products in 2021?

La Mer The Soft Fluid foundation, Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, AURIC Glow Lust, Fenty Beauty Soft Matte liquid foundation, Sephora Microsmooth Face Powder. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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My Three Words for 2022

You are likely familiar with the concept of New Year’s Resolutions – which are also historically already broken by mid-January. Back in 2015 I came across the Three Words concept from Chris Brogan. Here’s more about this idea … What is My 3 Words About? The My Three Words idea is simple. Choose 3 words […] The post My Three Words for 2022 appeared first on Sexy Marriage Radio.
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The person who got me through 2021: Miss J and America’s Next Top Model transported me to carefree times

Three years after it ended, scandal surrounds the show, but its familiarity and formula provided a comfort blanket. I really hope they bring it backIt sounds troublingly shallow, but when I saw the tweet that said “Holy shit, ANTM [America’s Next Top Model] is on Amazon Prime” my heart soared. I am not one who can pretend the pandemic isn’t still raging but, in that fleeting moment, I felt a spiritual lightness I hadn’t experienced since 2019.I dropped everything to binge the episodes, then fell...
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Grief, needle phobia, lack of trust: why we refused Covid jabs – and what changed our minds

Three former refuseniks reveal their misgivings about having the vaccination and what finally convinced them to take the plungeThe UK’s vaccine rollout has largely been a success: more than 90% of the population aged 12 and over has now had at least one dose, with just over half having had a second dose and the booster. However, there are thousands of people who still haven’t had a jab, despite estimates suggesting that 90% of the most severely ill Covid patients in hospital at the moment are un...
Tags: Health, UK, Life and style, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Shops in Great Britain fear gaps on shelves as new Brexit import rules hit

Regulations likely to result in higher prices and shortages for delis and othersAfter a few minutes in the queue spent eyeing up the best on offer at the local deli, it is decision time.Maybe some of the wonderful Parma ham from Italy? With a few slices of Spanish chorizo? And a piece of brie from that farm in Normandy … oh, and definitely some of the black olives from Greece. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Europe, Business, Politics, Greece, European Union, Life and style, UK News, Consumer affairs, Retail industry, Normandy, Italy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Parma, Great Britain


UK shops fear gaps on shelves as new Brexit import rules hit

Regulations likely to result in higher prices and shortages for delis and othersAfter a few minutes in the queue spent eyeing up the best on offer at the local deli, it is decision time.Maybe some of the wonderful Parma ham from Italy? With a few slices of Spanish chorizo? And a piece of brie from that farm in Normandy… oh, and definitely some of the black olives from Greece. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Greece, European Union, Life and style, UK News, Consumer affairs, Retail industry, Normandy, Italy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Parma


Time to stockpile olives? Shortages as delis are hit by new Brexit import rules

Regulations likely to result in higher prices and empty shelves for delis and othersAfter a few minutes in the queue spent eyeing up the best on offer at the local deli, it is decision time.Maybe some of the wonderful Parma ham from Italy? With a few slices of Spanish chorizo? And a piece of brie from that farm in Normandy … oh, and definitely some of the black olives from Greece. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Europe, Business, Politics, Greece, European Union, Life and style, UK News, Consumer affairs, Retail industry, Normandy, Italy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Parma


British shops fear gaps on shelves as new Brexit import rules hit

Regulations likely to result in higher prices and shortages for delis and othersAfter a few minutes in the queue spent eyeing up the best on offer at the local deli, it is decision time.Maybe some of the wonderful Parma ham from Italy? With a few slices of Spanish chorizo? And a piece of brie from that farm in Normandy … oh, and definitely some of the black olives from Greece. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Europe, Business, Politics, Greece, European Union, Life and style, UK News, Consumer affairs, Retail industry, Normandy, Italy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Parma


Flashback – Anastacia: ‘Men would say I looked like a sexy librarian, which was gross’

The singer-songwriter recreates an old photo and talks about tinted glasses, cancer surgery and dealing with lecherous menBorn in Chicago in 1968 and raised in New York, Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is the multiplatinum star known for her mezzo-soprano voice. Anastacia became one of the best-selling female singers of the early noughties with her debut album Not That Kind – featuring the career-defining I’m Outta Love. She went on to release six more albums and had No 1 hits in more than 20 countries. S...
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Field day for dogs as owners pay by the hour for safe green spaces

Hiring out patches of land for people to let their cooped-up pets run wild is a godsend for owners – and a bonus for farmersTwice a week, in rural Cambridgeshire, Rebecca Lee hires a private field for her dog, Moscow, to run about in for an hour. “Moscow is the world’s most difficult dog,” she said. “If you’ve got a dog like him, who is reactive – he barks and lunges at stuff, mostly because he’s actually quite fearful – then every walk can be traumatic.”By contrast, when she rents the field, sh...
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Ditching the diet – how I learned to accept the body I have

A lifetime of hating my body has got me nowhere. If I can’t love it, can I at least respect it?Every January, the same old battle cry: this will be the year that I get thin. Last January, I did a week-long juice cleanse, and the year before that, I fasted for three days. It wasn’t quite nil by mouth, but almost. At the time, I told myself the science interested me (the fervour with which fasting evangelists assure you that a few days without food can reset your microbiome or stave off cellular a...
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100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying

Whether it’s taking fruit to work (and to the bedroom!), being polite to rude strangers or taking up skinny-dipping, here’s a century of ways to make life better, with little effort involved … 1 Exercise on a Monday night (nothing fun happens on a Monday night).2 On the fence about a purchase? Wait 72 hours before you buy it. Continue reading...
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New year’s resolutions: ‘I’m going to give away 10% of my income’

We talk to five people about their money aims for 2022, whether it is saving more or donating to charityMoney plays a key role in many people’s new year’s resolutions to change their lifestyle, so we asked five people to tell us about their financial goals for 2022 and how they plan to achieve them.The rising cost of living and the uncertainty over the pandemic are just two of the challenges that people are having to deal with, so what are some of the things that individuals are planning to do d...
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Saturday Links

Happy New Year! May God richly bless you in the coming year. 8 Habits Challenge: I’d like to invite you to join me in an 8 Habits Challenge to start 2022. The cost is $10. Registration closes tomorrow. 9 Tips to Read More This Coming Year Whatever your reading goal, these tips can probably help you finish more books this year than last. Build Spiritual Habits in Just a Few Minutes Who has time to read a chapter in the Bible? Write in a prayer journal? Memorize a verse? My frien...
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New year, same old you! The secret to self-improvement is embracing your messy, imperfect life

It’s only when you learn to accept who you are, flaws and all, that you can make real, worthwhile changeIt’s the time of year for reinventions – or, perhaps more accurately, preparing for reinventions. For buying the diet book, drawing up the new morning routine, bookmarking the therapists’ websites or purchasing the storage cabinets for the soon-to-be-perfectly-organised house. As with all attempts at personal transformation, at new year or otherwise, this is the fun part. You get to experience...
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The art of Yves Saint Laurent: design house marks 60th anniversary

Five Paris museums to display fashion designer’s creations with artwork that inspired themSimultaneous exhibitions to mark the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent’s first collection are to be held by six leading Paris museums in an unprecedented tribute from the art world to the late French fashion designer.The events at museums, among them the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, will reveal how the celebrated couturier was inspired by some of the 20th century’s greatest artists including Picasso, ...
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Be bad, better – from anger to laziness, how to put your worst habits to good use

Forget new year resolutions and stop striving to be someone you’re not. It’s time to embrace your messy, imperfect, soft-bellied selfWe have the Babylonians to blame for making the new year a festival of self-flagellation – although their resolutions were more about appeasing gods than weight loss or cutting back on booze. (Sensibly, they carried out their rituals in spring in the Middle East, not the meteorological hellscape that is a British January.) John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, rek...
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Blind date: ‘Max has a penchant for doctors, so in a few years I’ll qualify for another date’

Max, 28, learning and development director, meets Joe, 26, PhD studentMax on JoeWhat were you hoping for?Someone funny and up for a good time. In a perfect world a doctor – we can all dream. Continue reading...
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