New Must-Have Beauty Products 2021

Every year, I like to go through my vanity drawers, which is where I keep some “everyday” kind of products; they’re a mix of cheek colors, lip products, and complexion products that I really love and let myself reach for occasionally (either to wear after testing new products for the day or to wear in a set of photos when a new product doesn’t work), and do a soft reset. This means taking some favorites from the past year and putting them into those vanity drawers, whi...
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Galia Lahav “Telenovela” Couture Wedding Gown Collection

What better way to kick of a brand new year (one that’s going to be filled with amazing things right?) […] The post Galia Lahav “Telenovela” Couture Wedding Gown Collection appeared first on Polka Dot Wedding.
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What To Do If A Loved One Is Charged With A Crime

Many of us have been there. We have been in bed fast asleep or sitting watching the TV, minding our own business when the call comes out of the blue from the police. Perhaps your loved one has had one too many drinks at a bar or a nightclub and you are asked to go and collect them from the police station. Perhaps they have been arrested and you are called by their attorney to let you know they are in custody.  Families are caught completely off guard in this kind of circumstances. This ...
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Making Hair Health A Priority In Life

If you love your hair, it’s safe to say that you’re not alone. Many people would consider their hair to be one of their most valued attributes, putting loads of care into making sure that it always looks good. Of course, though, styling and cleaning your hair to achieve perfection isn’t always the best way to make sure that it is healthy. To help you out with this, this article will be exploring some of the best ways to make sure that your hair is always healthy and looking good, giving yo...
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16 Ways to Become a Better Man in the New Year

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 2019. When it comes to New Year’s goals and resolutions, not all are created equal. Below we suggest 16 that offer a whole lot of ROI. Some take only a few minutes; others represent simple changes; all will positively transform your life and help you become a better...
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Lipsticks (Under $15) | 2021 Editor's Favorites

With 98 budget-friendly lipsticks reviewed in the past year, I whittled my list of favorites to 12. Here they are! 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 may not be the highest rated products reviewed during the y...
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Gucci Guilty Eau de Parfum Intense Pour Femme and Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Parfum

Available from January 1st, 2022, under the license of Coty, Gucci is offering two new fragrances to the Gucci Guilty line: Gucci Guilty Eau de Parfum Intense Pour Femme and Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Parfum. The female composition brings ambery-florals, while the masculine edition offers a blend of aromatic, woodsy, and ambery notes. GUCCI GUILTY EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE POUR FEMME rewrites Guc... Read full article: Gucci Guilty Eau de Parfum Intense Pour Femme and Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Parfu...
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Did you learn anything new about your makeup preferences in 2021?

Still pretty set in my ways, or my favorites, I should say, so not really anything new, lol! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 127

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 ...
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Perfumed Horoscope: January 2 - January 9

  This week we are sharing our insights into the astrology of 2022. We see it as the year of Unions and Reunions. One of our favorite observations so far is that on February 2nd, 2022, Jupiter will be at 22 degrees of Pisces. This guides us outside the traditional astrology into almost a mysticism to meditate on the symbology of Number 2: We are definitely turning the corner!   Whatever was st... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: January 2 - January 9 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologn...
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Burberry Her Eau de Toilette

  The Burberry Her line has reached excellent popularity in the last few years. From the pillar of the collection, Burberry Her Eau de Parfum launched in 2018 and signed by perfumer Francis Kurdjian, through newer editions Burberry Her Blossom and Burberry Her Intense both launched in 2019, to the Burberry Her London Dream presented in 2020, Burberry offered their recognizable mix of casual ele... Read full article: Burberry Her Eau de Toilette from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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"Sweats were Out! Dresses and heels were In! The notion of 'revenge dressing' — dressing up to make up for lost time, and to spite a virus that has no feelings — took hold."

"But then: delta. And after that: omicron.... So now the question is no longer what we will wear post-pandemic, but whether there will be a post-pandemic at all. We seem doomed to exist somewhere in the murky middle for at least another season, and hybrid work arrangements may keep us in the soft-pants space even longer. Rather than whiplashing back to expensive and impractical clothes, forecasters are seeing people dressing more for the version of themselves that they’ve discovered over the las...
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Kirat Assi: ‘Bobby tried to destroy my hopes, my dreams, every part of my life’

She had been ‘catfished’ for years, and now her hit podcast tells the story of tracing the scammer and her quest for justiceThe voice of Kirat Assi, subject of the podcast Sweet Bobby, is so familiar I momentarily forget we had never spoken, let alone met. I am one of the million-plus listeners gripped by her story of being “catfished” – duped into a relationship by someone with a false identity.Assi, who lives in London, fell victim to a complex fraud that lasted eight years and involved up to ...
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We often fail to keep resolutions – but writing in a notebook brings great rewards

Scribbling down our thoughts is a great way to make sense of things – and very satisfyingIn 1989, when I was 16, I moved into a pub with my parents and my younger brother, Matty. It was highly exciting. I took to barwork as I liked the chat, and also enjoyed the opportunities offered for eavesdropping. I was curious about the adult world and up until then had learned most of what I knew from books. Now I had all these real lives to study. I should write some of this down, I thought, and would sc...
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From torment to pleasure: how playing the violin became part of me

A bullying teacher almost made our classical music critic give up playing as a child but when she switched lessons for making music with friends she discovered true delightI had an uncle who, intermittently and not necessarily simultaneously, wore a kilt and played the violin. Each to me was exotic – twin roads to freedom from the dullness of a prosaic, southern English childhood. For a short time I took up highland dancing, with real swords and modest skill. I was seven when I begged to be allo...
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I compared McDonald's McPlant with KFC's vegan chicken burger. Both tasted great but one was much harder to track down.

I compared McDonald's McPlant to KFC's vegan chicken sandwich to see which came out top.Grace Dean/Insider McDonald's has rolled out a new vegan cheeseburger with a Beyond Meat patty in the UK. I compared it with KFC's vegan chicken burger, and both tasted great. KFC's burger needed more toppings and the McPlant didn't stand out from other vegan cheeseburgers. McDonald's rolled out sales of its new plant-based burger, the McPlant, in the UK in October. It started...
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Fashion designer Gabriela Hearst: ‘I could always have gone back to selling cattle’

She’s New York’s most in-demand fashion designer. But for Gabriela Hearst, starting out on a remote Uruguayan ranch has proved to be her most valuable experienceHang on, wait there a minute, I want to show you something,” says Gabriela Hearst, hopping up from her chair in her airy Manhattan office and reaching for something on the shelves in the background of her Zoom frame. “These are my journals from when I was 16 or 17 – let me check the date, um 1993, yes I was 17 and look!” She flattens a p...
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Out with the meat, in with the plants as world’s top chefs offer vegan menus

From London to San Francisco, haute cuisine is joining the food revolution. Michelin-starred chefs explain they’re going meat-freeAlexis Gauthier used to sell 20kg of foie gras a week. Now the chef, whose London-based restaurant became entirely vegan in 2021, only sells a plant-based version. Since becoming vegan, he admits, Gauthier Soho has “lost a lot of customers, sadly”. But he says he has gained even more new diners, all looking for something different and sustainable and prepared to pay t...
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Lost your get up and go? Here’s how to get it back

After a lifetime of loving exercise, Martin Love lost his motivation. But where had it gone? And could he get it back? Plus, five experts on how to maintain your mojoOn my parents’ mantelpiece, among the pictures of smiling grandchildren, lopsided graduation hats, old sports cars and a young soldier in smart uniform, is a picture of heroic athletic endeavour. In a little silver frame is a small blond boy in a white vest straining every sinew as he belts around the corner of a grassy athletic fie...
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‘I would have bought stock in Zoom!’: experts on wisdom (and regrets) for a new year of Covid

As we greet a third calendar year of pandemic life, experts who helped us make sense of the past two years discuss lessons learned, and wisdom to carry forwardIf 2020 was a year of fear and isolation, 2021 marked one of return – a road toward something like “normal”, despite so many hairpin turns. The mass distribution of Covid-19 vaccines did not restore the norms of pre-pandemic life, as many had hoped, but it did change the rules of engagement. Time and again, people adapted.As we greet a thi...
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Ulta Love Your Skin Starts Today Here’s What You Need

The Ulta Love Your Skin Even has started at today! Here’s what’s on sale: Nufu Trinity Facial Toning Device $169 KYLIE SKIN Foaming Face Wash $12 Beeman 1802 Bloom Cream Daily Probiotic Moisturizer $27 Tula Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm $14 Enjoy! Where to buy Ulta You may also enjoy... Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng MistLancome Oscillation Mascara GiveawayMilani Color Perfect Lipstick New Shades Review and SwatchesSephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Blus...
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From stand-in stars to tech titans: The Observer’s faces to watch in 2022

We look at who will be making headlines this year, in both a positive and negative lightToby Helm Continue reading...
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My teenager doesn’t want to see her dad again after we split | Ask Philippa

You seem to be making yourself ‘right’ and your daughter’s dad ‘wrong’ – with her a pawn in this fight. Don’t be in league with her against himThe question My teenage daughter has been depressed for 18 months. During the past two years, I have been in the process of separating from her dad and their relationship has deteriorated to the extent that when we move apart she says she no longer wants to see him. She is not attending school and is struggling to engage with learning despite it being an ...
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