ColourPop So Fly Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

So Fly ColourPop So Fly 9-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($14.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a new, limited edition and Ulta-exclusive palette (at least, for now!) that includes five matte eyeshadows (though one had some sparkles) and four shimmer eyeshadows. There was a good amount of contrast between depth and finish, though I don’t think it encapsulates a dragonfly theme to the best of the brand’s abilities from a color story perspective. T...
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Chanel Passion Pink & Fall for Me Rouge Coco Baume Lip Balms Reviews & Swatches

Passion Pink (922) Chanel Passion Pink (922) Rouge Coco Baume Tinted Lip Balm ($40.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium plum with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. The consistency was lightly emollient, which ensured it applied comfortably without tugging on my lips, but the product didn’t feel overly slippery when worn. It had semi-sheer to medium pigmentation that stayed on well for three hours and felt lightly moisturizing over t...
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Coloured Raine Stiletto Rose Cream Blush Review & Swatches

Stiletto Rose Coloured Raine Stiletto Rose Botanical Cream Blush ($12.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a darker, pinky-plum with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was emollient but much thinner, more gel-like and spreadable compared to the original launch of cream blushes (which I tested in tandem with these). It felt wetter to the touch but did not displace, so it was a lot easier to work with and could be used with fingertips...
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Sunday Firesides: Do You Like the Idea More Than the Reality?

Is there anything more thrilling than unwrapping a shiny guitar; flipping through the pages of a new journal; buying a piece of exercise equipment; signing up for a self-help program? You feel a tingle of excitement as you imagine yourself slaying songs; penning notes for your sure-to-be-bestselling novel; flexing your freshly-formed biceps in the mirror; being your best dang self day in and day out. This is going to be the thing that changes you. This is going to be awesome. But, before long, ...
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Duchess of Cambridge’s 40th birthday marked with trio of new photos

Portraits by fashion photographer Paolo Roversi show Kate wearing Alexander McQueen dressesThe Duchess of Cambridge has marked her 40th birthday by releasing three glamorous portraits of herself.Pictured in different Alexander McQueen dresses, Kate posed for fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, who has worked with stars such as Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss and described photographing the duchess as “a moment of pure joy”. Continue reading...
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Japanese man who rents himself out to 'do nothing' for a living says he will 'reply to chitchat, but that's it'

Shoji MorimotoCBS Saturday Morning Shoji Morimoto works as a so-called "Do Nothing Rent-a-Man." People hire the 38-year-old to join them in activities like eating, shopping, and going for walks. "I don't make any special effort," he told CBS News, adding, "I reply to chitchat, but that's it." Shoji Morimoto loves his job, but he doesn't try very hard at it. That, in fact, is exactly what makes him so good at it.The 38-year-old Japanese man offers his services — or lack thereof — a...
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Jusbox Launches Suit of Lights - The Fifteenth Fragrance in Their Collection

As a brand, the Jusbox take is on producing a fusion of perfumery and music, celebrating moments of iconic musical history with fragrances and exploring the idea that "music has a perfume." Their latest release, Suit of Lights, is the brand's homage to Michael Jackson and his rhinestone-gloved performances. Master perfumer, Julien Rasquinet, created Suit of Lights as an Extrait de Parfum - and at... Read full article: Jusbox Launches Suit of Lights - The Fifteenth Fragrance in Their Collection ...
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What are your favorite perfume notes?

Amber, sandalwood, tonka bean, patchouli, coffee, rum, oud, cardamom. I also really love lavender but am pretty picky about it. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Diwan Bahadur M M Mullan: Father of Balaghat

Our dear friend and contributor Havovi Gowadia writes in… A notice was put up on our community WA group. The Municipal Corporation of Balaghat and the Mullan Trust had invited the Parsis of Nagpur to come to Balaghat to celebrate the 153rd. birth anniversary of Diwan Bahadur M. M. Mullan on 25-10-2021. The Nagpur Parsis were very familiar with the name of Mullan since the Nagpur Dar-e-Meher known as Mullan Dar-e-Meher was built and consecrated with the donations received from Seth Naswanji Mulla...
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Harlan Coben: ‘I used to write in the back of Ubers’

The writer, 59, on working in a disco, being an introvert and growing up JewishIn college I worked as a tour guide on the Costa del Sol. It was a weird scene. I saw some wild stuff; some violence I’d like to forget. I lived in one hotel room with four or five people for a while. I worked in a discotheque. But it inspired my first attempt at really writing. I needed to get it all down.I think most writers have impostor syndrome. On the one hand you think, “I suck, I’ve got nothing to say, this is...
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Marie Kondo: ‘My greatest achievement? Organising the world’

The decluttering queen on Japanese comfort food, learning to take breaks and her love for a black bearBorn in Tokyo, Marie Kondo, 37, was 19 and studying sociology at Tokyo Woman’s Christian University when she launched a consulting business to help people declutter and organise their homes. In 2014, she published her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up; it has been translated into 44 languages and sold more than 13m copies worldwide. She was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most i...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: Pastoring the City and Handling a Hostile Culture Tim Keller on coming to Christ, learning to love the city, and assessing how the Church is responding to shifting cultural pressures Endangered Attention: How to Guard a Precious Gift How then can we steward our limited, precious, endangered attention? “One Anothers” I Can’t Find in the New Testament The beautiful “one another” commands of the New Testament are famous. But it is also strik...
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Gemma Chan on the truth about her father’s life at sea: ‘He knew what it was like to have nothing’

The actor knew her father had served in the merchant navy, but it wasn’t until she read about Britain’s mistreatment of Chinese seamen in the 40s that she understood just how much his experiences had shaped her family“Take the rest of the noodles and the pak choi and you can have it for your lunch tomorrow.” My dad pushed the takeaway containers and their remaining contents across the table towards me.“I’ve got loads of food at mine, why don’t you and Mum keep it?” I protested. I knew he’d insis...
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Blind date: ‘Describe Tom in three words? Not Jack Grealish’

Ellie, 27, charity worker, meets Tom, 27, auditorEllie on TomWhat were you hoping for?Flowing conversation, free food and to meet my future husband. Continue reading...
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Tim Dowling: it’s our 30th wedding anniversary soon – but first a dance with the dustbins

I’ve had hundreds of chances to become a better husband over the years – and I’ve seized none of themI am sitting at the kitchen table. My wife is standing at the sink with her back to me, washing something up while telling me about all the upcoming social obligations she has managed to extract us from.“Is it a good idea,” I ask, “us never going anywhere again?” Continue reading...
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