Outfit Formula: Easy Velvet Top

We see velvet tops every year, especially as we approach the holidays. Many of my casual clients like them because they’re usually easy to incorporate into outfits, very comfortable, festive, and can be worn untucked. There is no need to wait till the holidays to wear velvet tops, and you can absolutely wear velvet during the day.  Here are four versatile velvet top outfits that will work for most of us. They range from casual to dressy, and feel free to change the colour palettes to suit your ...
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MAC Holiday 2019 Collection – Starring You

Release Date + About the Launch Give the gift of stardom with a legendary lineup of A-list kits wrapped with cinematic impact. Find the perfect gift for everyone in your audience – or yourself. The collection can be previewed now for MAC Devoted/Obsessed and Pro members here. Early access 10/11 for MAC Devoted/Obsessed members, 10/17 official release ...
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5 Mistakes to Avoid to have Great Friendships

I want to be the friend who’s there for my girlfriends, don’t you? If so, you probably don’t want to be silent when they need someone to speak up, or not there when we should be the friend who is there for them. “In the end, we will remember, not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther-King I want to be the friend (and you must too if you’re here on Girlfriendology) who doesn’t make these friendship mistakes (but I have, so I’m trying to improve and be a better ...
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Tom Ford Dorothy, Abigail, Cherry Boys & Girls Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

Dorothy Tom Ford Beauty Dorothy Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, light-medium coral with warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was closer to sheer than the other two shades launched this season! The product applied comfortably to my lips as the texture was lightweight, creamy without being too slippery, and had fairly evenly application. The ...
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‘We Are Puget Sound’: Sally Brownfield / The People of the Water

Hope returns to a peninsula at the southern end of Puget Sound, where a member of the Squaxin Island Tribe grew up respecting the bay and its life-sustaining harvest.
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Zoey Deutch Demonstrated the Chicest Way to Style a Bob Haircut, and It Looks Familiar

Zoey Deutch just showed all of us the chicest way to style a bob haircut. The Zombieland: Double Tap actress's hairstylist Gregory Russell posted a photo of Deutch's bob in a retro '60s style that we think is a dead ringer for the late Jackie Kennedy. Her ends were curled inward (showing off her statement-making earrings), while the back portion of her hair was teased and blowdried. While this hairstyle probably takes quite a bit of effort (in the '60s, it wasn't uncommon for women to visit the...
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Tom Ford Gerard, Rolando, Udo Boys Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

Gerard Tom Ford Beauty Gerard Lips & Boys Soft Matte Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was as described, that applied fairly evenly but let my natural lip color come through. As a result, the natural unevenness of my lip color was more visible in contrast to the lighter, peachy-orange hue. The texture was lightweight, velvety and s...
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Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Blush Palette Review & Swatches

Hourglass Cosmetics Ghost Ambient Lighting Blush Palette ($58) for Holiday 2019 is a new, limited edition blush quad that includes three brand new shades and one shade that’s available in the permanent range. The three new shades in the palette are Surreal Effect, Lucid Glow, and Infinite Flush with Brilliant Nude being the only shade available as a full-size. I thought Brilliant Nude was the least pigmented of the three on my skin tone which brings up the issue of why Hourglass hasn’t created ...
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Colourpop Over Dramatic Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches

Colour Pop Overdramatic Super Shock Cheek ($8) is a new blush shade that launched with the Whatever Eyeshadow Palette for Fall 2019. There are actually six shades and I was able to get all of them in the Call It Whatever Vault they have available for $99. I got a coupon for a few bucks off and I really just loved this collection so I went all wild and crazy and hauled the complete collection. Let’s take a peek at the Overdramatic below! Colourpop Over Dramatic Super Shock Cheek comes in lim...
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Women’s Wellness: It’s a Girlfriend Thing – Women’s Health Week

It’s Women’s Health Week and we’re looking at Women’s Wellness and the health benefits of female friendship. If Oprah sold a pill that made you: healthier, happier, less stressed, live longer and feel more beautiful, would you buy it? Most of us would. Most of us would pay good money for those health benefits — anything that would improve our health and quality of life.  The secret is, we all have that ‘pill’ available to us at any time. It’s called ‘female friendship.’ Scientific proof has con...
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“I had an idea how the day would pan out but I went anyway” – a match report

Send your match reports to [email protected] If it’s a professional match, on no account mention the cricket itself. If it’s an amateur match, feel free to go into excruciating detail. Edwardian went to Cambridge MCCU versus Worcestershire CCC at Fenner’s back in April. Edwardian writes… I had an idea how the day would pan out but I went anyway. I hadn’t been able to get to any of the county fixtures at Fenner’s so I decided to go, expecting to leave at lunch...
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25 Dreadfully Romantic Makeup Looks Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas

If you're dying to try out something new for Halloween, how about one of these Jack and Sally The Nightmare Before Christmas makeup ideas? The eerie duo from the classic Tim Burton film are perfect for a couples costume, and if you're flying solo or in a group, either character is iconic and intricate enough to make you the standout of any Halloween celebration. Doing the creepy makeup for one of these characters might seem a little intimidating, but it's definitely possible with the right suppl...
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These Halloween Nail Art Looks For Short Nails Are Somehow Both Spooky and Chic

Dressing up for Halloween doesn't need to be limited to costumes and makeup. Adorning your nails with spooky designs is one way to get into the spirit for the upcoming holiday. If you're looking for Halloween nail art that looks chic on short nails, you've come to the right place. We've curated looks that feature terrifying horror film characters as accents and marry some of this year's biggest nail trends (like gradient nails) with designs that are quintessential Halloween. You'll even find a g...
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Cardi B Just Proved This Neon Nail Polish Color Isn't Limited to Summer

This year's mood board for popular Fall nail polish colors is, naturally, filled with darker hues, rich berries, and neutrals. Cardi B's latest manicure, however, makes the case for an unexpected shade: neon yellow. The rapper debuted her new nails at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Oct. 6. Since then, she's paired the look with bright outfits, including a dual-colored suit that she wore to a recent Vogue Forces of Fashion panel. While bright yellow is a nail polish color that is a stap...
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25 Easy Yet Brilliant Halloween Costume Makeup Tutorials From Instagram

When it comes to planning out our Halloween costumes and Halloween makeup (duh), we're always looking for ways to one-up ourselves - to make this year's look even more creative than those of years prior. The best way to do that is with help from some of the top Halloween makeup tutorials on Instagram. Sure, we've watched YouTube videos, been inspired by nail art on social media, hunted down tips and tricks on Pinterest, and even looked to Reddit. But this year, we think the key to crafting a mem...
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Find the Perfect Halloween Beauty Look For You, According to Your Sign

If you're the person who checks your horoscope before your email every morning and tries to guess your date's birth time right after meeting them, maybe you should let the stars determine your Halloween costume, too. Heads up: Mercury is turning retrograde on the spooky holiday, but according to the AstroTwins Ophira and Tali Edut, this does not have to spoil the good times. It might even be the perfect beauty inspiration for your look. "Retrogrades turn us back to the past," Tali said. "So go r...
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The Kardashian-Jenners Have Set This Year's Biggest Nail Art Trends With These Looks

This year, some of the most distinct and memorable nail art trends were born . . . many of them thanks to the Kardashian-Jenner family. Sisters Kylie, Khloé, Kendall, Kourtney, and Kim have all been seen with a handful of eye-catching nail looks, courtesy of some of the best manicurists in the game. The masterminds behind these designs include Chaun Legend, who is both Kylie and Khloé's go-to as of late, Kim Truong, who does Kourtney's nails, and the artists at Modern Pamper Salon, an LA-based ...
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Ho Ho Holy Smokes, Bath & Body Works Already Released Some Holiday Products

Folks, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Now, repeat this process a few times until you're feeling nice and calm. What calls for the impromptu breathing exercise, you ask? Well, we thought you might need it considering Bath & Body Works already dropped a slew of its highly anticipated holiday products in the middle of freakin' October. The beloved body care retailer oh-so-casually released a collection of lotions, creams, shower gels, candles, fragrance mists, and hand soa...
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Complete Your Euphoria Halloween Look With These Impressive Nail Art Ideas

Since the first episode of Euphoria aired months ago, it seems everyone can't stop talking about the bold and fantastical beauty looks worn by each of the characters. Whether it's glitter eye shadow, vivid colors, or graphic eyeliner, we've all been influenced by this fairy-like take on beauty, and it couldn't be more perfect for the Halloween season. If you're looking for ideas to set your Euphoria costume apart from the rest, consider dressing up your nails to help you play the part. Ahead, f...
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Khloé Kardashian's Latest Manicure Uses This Magical "Milky White" Nail Polish Color

We've finally gotten a close-up look at Khloé Kardashian's latest manicure - which she first previewed on Monday in her post debuting her new blunt bob - and it's one of her most magical ones yet. Chaun Legend, the reality star and Good American founder's go-to manicurist as of late, posted a photo of her new look, which features what he called a "milky white" nail polish color. It has a celestial, glassy finish that is similar to the iridescent and pearly ones we've seen take over Instagram. Wh...
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Tom Ford Fleur Neige Cream & Powder Eye Color Review & Swatches

Fleur Neige Tom Ford Beauty Fleur Neige Cream & Powder Eye Color ($62.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a sparkling, white gold powder eyeshadow and a creamy, pearly taupe cream eyeshadow. With the powder eyeshadow layered on top of the cream eyeshadow, the color created was a light-medium, sparkling pewter with warmer undertones. Both products performed consistently with past duos released by the brand,...
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Drama in the house

A veteran stage actor walks down memory lane and recounts the time when Parsi Theatre blossomed in the city. If one has to trace the legacy of Parsi Theatre in the city, it goes back to 1850s, when the first play Bejan Manijeh by Kaikhushru Kabraji was performed. Several Parsi Natak companies sprung up during the time performing classic Persian and Indian sagas such as Sohrab and Rustam and Shakuntala. The groups also ventured into Urdu epics such as Laila Majnu. There’s a whole history of Parsi...
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Everyone’s thirsting over Minneapolis’s hunky mayor Jacob Frey after he owned Trump on Twitter

Move over Justin Trudeau. There’s a new hunky liberal politician in the stratosphere and his name is Jacob Frey, the 38-year-old mayor of Minneapolis who everyone’s been talking about after he owned Donald Trump on Twitter this morning. It all started when Frey’s office requested Trump pay $500,000 ahead of a MAGA rally scheduled for this Thursday in Minneapolis. The fee is to cover the costs of stuff like cops, traffic police, crowd control, and all that other boring stuff that’s needed anytim...
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Selena Gomez Shares a Close-up, Makeup-Free Selfie, and Fans Are Loving It

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Oct 7, 2019 at 3:36pm PDT Over the past few years, Selena Gomez has been increasingly private online. Choosing to share very few glimpses into her personal life, these days, her Instagram feed is a mishmash of birthday wishes to her closest friends and an unfiltered view of her latest projects with Netflix. This Tuesday -...
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4 Haircut Trends You're Going to Fall Head Over Heels For This Season

Think of this year's shift in haircut trends the same way you would a rom-com: you cheer when the protagonist cuts it off or gets blunt, but eventually, you're rooting for them to make room for romance. That's exactly what you can expect in the hair department this Fall. "There's definitely a romantic inspiration," said Mark Townsend, hairstylist to the stars and Dove brand ambassador. "Trends aren't seasonal anymore - they transition from season to season but get updated slightly. So last Fall...
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Complete Your Euphoria Halloween Look with These *Truely* Impressive Nail Art Ideas

Since the first episode of Euphoria aired months ago, it seems everyone can't stop talking about the bold and fantastical beauty looks worn by each of the characters. Whether it's glitter eye shadow, vivid colors, or graphic eye liner, we've all been influenced by this fairy-like take on beauty, and it couldn't be more perfect for the Halloween season. If you're looking for ideas to set your Euphoria costume apart from the rest, consider dressing up your nails to help you play the part. Ahead, ...
Tags: Halloween, Beauty, Nail Art, Nail Polish, Nail Trends, Beauty Trends, Halloween costumes, Nail, Euphoria, Halloween Beauty, Halloween Costumes 2019

Shiseido Pays $845 Million To Acquire Drunk Elephant

It’s finally happened! Shiseido paid $845 Million to acquire Drunk Elephant after many rumors and speculation about whether the deal was going to happen especially since Estee Lauder was apparently bidding on the brand as well but in the end Shiseido won out and hopes that bringing Drunk Elephant into their fold will strengthen the footprint of the company in the global beauty industry. Drunk Elephant avoids essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrance and dyes, a...
Tags: US, Beauty, Estee Lauder, Masterson, Oreal, Shiseido, Beauty News, Drunk Elephant, Tiffany Masterson, Jamie Kern

Holy Pepperoni! This Halloween Pizza Makeup Tutorial Has Me Craving a Slice of Deep Dish

If just reading the word "pizza" is making you hungry right now, you might want to consider being a deep dish with extra pepperoni this Halloween, sauce and all. As cheesy as it may sound, pizza can make a straight-up terrifying Halloween costume if it's done right, and Vanessa Davis, aka @the_wigs_and_makeup_manager on Instagram, already has me seeing nightmares of sentient pizza slices with her trippy food-inspired makeup tutorial - I consider that a job well baked done. Davis begins by apply...
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Chic Fall Outfit for Hourglasses—Under $150

Chic Fall Outfit for Hourglasses—Under $150 Specs: Body type: Hourglass Occasion: Casual after-work event Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $150 Pieces: Burrell Sweater, $99.20, Joie Button Detail Wide-Leg Pants, $35.40, Nordstrom Acetate Cuff Bracelet, $9.99, Shoptiques more at Chic Fall Outfit for Hourglasses—Under $150. This is an original post from The Budget Fashionista.
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5 Fun Family Activities The Whole Family Will Love

Have the school holidays rolled around and you find yourself stuck with a bunch of bored kids? Get out and explore with the whole family, with our fun activity suggestions below! Hot Day? Try a Water Park. Instead of going to your local pool, try travelling to a water park that you and the kids can explore instead. Water parks are great because they offer a range of attractions outside of alternative lane swimming, including water slides, wave pools, and river tubing.  ...
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