Bloglikes - LifeStyle https://www.bloglikes.com/c/life-style en-US Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:03:43 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter What do you like about Charlotte Tilbury? What don’t you like? https://www.temptalia.com/what-do-you-like-about-charlotte-tilbury-what-dont-you-like/ I don’t find myself all that drawn to Charlotte Tilbury products off the bat; like I don’t hear about a new release and get particularly excited, but some of my very favorite products are by Charlotte Tilbury (Hollywood Flawless Filter, Filmstar Bronze & Glow, Hollywood Light Wands). The brand has a tendency to release everything in the same wheelhouse, though, and I think they could do a substantially better job releasing color cosmetics that would work on more skin tones.

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Tom Ford Fleur Neige Cream & Powder Eye Color Review & Swatches https://www.temptalia.com/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, though I felt like the cream eyeshadow was slightly too emollient, so it wasn’t as foolproof to work with.

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Fleur Neige (Eye Color) is a pale, white gold with moderate, warm udnertones and a sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry (see the angled swatch for a better representation of coverage as the base color of this shade really blends in with my skin tone!) and mostly opaque coverage with higher sparkle content when applied with a dampened brush.

The texture was more firmly pressed in the pan with a slightly denser, thicker feel to it, which helped the sparkles to combine with the underlying base pigment and adhere better to bare skin. There was slight fallout during application when I was blending out the edges. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours with slight fallout over time.

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Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone/Phenyl Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Glycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Ceresin, Propylene Carbonate, Polyacrylamide, Silica, Tin Oxide, Laureth-7, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288)] Rds Product Name

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Fleur Neige (Cream Color) is a muted, medium-dark smoky taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage, but the formula seemed to have some added slip (that I wasn’t used to), which seemed to give it that slightly sheerer effect when initially applied.

The consistency was creamy, spreadable, and felt a little whipped in texture in the pot, so it had an airy quality to it that helped the edges blend out well. I’d recommend applying it and letting it “soft set” for about five to ten seconds before blending it out. It’s a forgiving product, though, as you can still blend out the edges softly even after it dries down–it doesn’t have a really firm/dry set (that can sometimes crack). It wore well for 12 hours without fading or creasing on me.

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$45.00/0.17 oz. - $264.71 Per Ounce

The Cream Color for Eyes formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and “metallic” with a “creamy formula” that doesn’t “crease or smudge.” The majority of the shades I’ve tried in the range live up to those things–good pigmentation but can be applied sheerly (use less and/or apply with a fluffy brush) or kept opaque (a little goes a long way) with eight to twelve hours of wear (no primer). They’re blendable and dry down fast enough not to crease too easily while you’re working on them but not so quickly that they don’t budge. I did find that a couple of the new shades were more emollient than past shades and did have a longer dry down time and were harder to keep out of creases (in this review, that would be Siren Blue).

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Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone/Phenyl Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Glycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Ceresin, Propylene Carbonate, Polyacrylamide, Silica, Tin Oxide, Laureth-7, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288)] Rds Product Name

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Tom Ford Ondine, Sterling, Mario Boys Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches https://www.temptalia.com/tom-ford-ondine-sterling-mario-boys-lip-colors-reviews-swatches/ Ondine

Tom Ford Beauty Ondine Lips & Boys Soft Matte Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark coral-orange with strong, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer pigmentation in a single pass, which was buildable to medium coverage. The product applied fairly evenly, but it seemed to highlight imperfections of my lip texture, especially on my upper lip, though it didn’t seem to highlight my lip lines.

It had a velvety, smooth texture that didn’t feel wet or creamy like a typical lipstick, but it didn’t feel clingy while on it either. This shade lasted nicely for four hours and felt lightly hydrating while worn.

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$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Soft Matte finish is supposed to have a "veil of sheer" color with a "powdery, velvety finish." Most shades had sheer to medium coverage that was buildable to medium to semi-opaque coverage. The texture felt velvety, lightweight, and thin, though it didn't feel clingy, and glided easily across my lips. The major downside was that it wasn't the most flattering on, so sometimes the color didn't look as even as it could or it accentuated lip lines/caught on lip texture. The wear varied between three and five hours, while the formula felt lightly hydrating.

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Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Lanolin Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Ozokerite, Bisdiglyceryl Polyacyladipate2, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Polyethylene, Fragrance (Parfum), Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Tocopherol, Squalane, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'orge, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ceramide 3, Acrylates Copolymer, Cholesterol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Barium Sulfate, Alumina, Linoleic Acid, Vanillin, [+/ Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)].

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Tom Ford Beauty Sterling Lips & Boys Soft Matte Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, darker plum with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that applied fairly evenly but seemed to slip into my lip lines slightly–enough that it was noticeable in person, though.

The consistency felt smooth, velvety, and glided easily across my lips without tugging. It felt very lightweight and thin, but it didn’t feel clingy nor was it drying over the four and a half hours it wore for.

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$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Soft Matte finish is supposed to have a "veil of sheer" color with a "powdery, velvety finish." Most shades had sheer to medium coverage that was buildable to medium to semi-opaque coverage. The texture felt velvety, lightweight, and thin, though it didn't feel clingy, and glided easily across my lips. The major downside was that it wasn't the most flattering on, so sometimes the color didn't look as even as it could or it accentuated lip lines/caught on lip texture. The wear varied between three and five hours, while the formula felt lightly hydrating.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Soft Matte Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Lanolin Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Ozokerite, Bisdiglyceryl Polyacyladipate2, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Polyethylene, Fragrance (Parfum), Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Tocopherol, Squalane, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'orge, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ceramide 3, Acrylates Copolymer, Cholesterol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Barium Sulfate, Alumina, Linoleic Acid, Vanillin, [+/ Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)].

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Tom Ford Beauty Mario Lips & Boys Soft Matte Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, plummy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff in a single layer, which was buildable to medium coverage.

The consistency felt lightweight, thin without being clingy, and glided easily across my lips with its velvety, primer-like feel. It didn’t emphasize my lip lines and softened some of the more minor ones. This shade stayed on nicely for four hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.

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$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Soft Matte finish is supposed to have a "veil of sheer" color with a "powdery, velvety finish." Most shades had sheer to medium coverage that was buildable to medium to semi-opaque coverage. The texture felt velvety, lightweight, and thin, though it didn't feel clingy, and glided easily across my lips. The major downside was that it wasn't the most flattering on, so sometimes the color didn't look as even as it could or it accentuated lip lines/caught on lip texture. The wear varied between three and five hours, while the formula felt lightly hydrating.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Soft Matte Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Lanolin Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Ozokerite, Bisdiglyceryl Polyacyladipate2, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Polyethylene, Fragrance (Parfum), Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Tocopherol, Squalane, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'orge, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ceramide 3, Acrylates Copolymer, Cholesterol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Barium Sulfate, Alumina, Linoleic Acid, Vanillin, [+/ Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)].

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ColourPop x Disney Designer Once Upon a Dream Set Review & Swatches https://www.temptalia.com/colourpop-x-disney-designer-once-upon-a-dream-set-review-swatches/ Once Upon a Dream

Colour Pop Once Upon a Dream Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a soft, pink-peach highlighter paired with a bright, pinky red liquid lipstick. The two products can be purchased individually as well! The highlighter was a bit firmer than ideal, but it applied well enough and had good wear. The liquid lipstick was slightly more pigmented than marketed but applied evenly and lasted for almost six hours.

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Coronation is a soft, peachy-pink with gold-to-pink shifting pearl that gave it a soft, pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, denser texture that was lightly creamy but worked better with moderately dense brushes in order to pick up product evenly. The powder applied well to bare skin and blended out without issue. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading on me.

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$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

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Ingredients

Talc, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Distarch Phosphate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrolyzed Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Octocrylene, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) Butter, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Quercetin, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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Prince Phillip is a medium, pinky-red with cool, bluish undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was more pigmented than described (“medium buildable”), and it was buildable to nearly full coverage with a second layer.

The consistency was lightweight, like a watery gel that was thin but not overly wet, so it spread evenly across my lips and didn’t sink into my lip lines as it dried down. It didn’t seem to do much drying down when swatched on my arm, but it dried down noticeably on my lips to a mostly matte finish. I’d consider it more transfer-resistant than transfer-proof, as there was little left behind on my glass after drinking and lots of color behind, but it could be rubbed off a bit. It wore well for five and a half hours and was non-drying over time.

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The formula is supposed to have "medium buildable coverage" that has a "soft, diffused" effect. It's a more amped up take on their Blotted Lips concept or a slightly "washed out" take on their Ultra Matte/Ultra Satin range. The formula is much thinner--almost weightless--and spreads evenly with a single layer. I'd argue that most shades were often closer to semi-opaque rather than medium and buildable--and I used only what was on the doe-foot applicator to apply (without going back for more) for both top and bottom lips.

The consistency was airier, light, thin, and spreadable with a soft dry down that didn't feel like it was wholly locked in (like Ultra Mattes) but had significantly less transfer than a traditional lipstick (or even the Ulta Satins). They were not the most forgiving of lip texture or lip lines, but they were more flattering than most formulas I've tried that are similar in effect and coverage. Some shades had more of a matte finish shortly after application while others had subtle shine that wore down to a matte finish within an hour or less.

Longevity ran anywhere from three to six hours with some shades leaving subtle stains behind, and the formula felt mostly non-drying for me. It had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Lux Liquid Lip swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Alumina, Flavor, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

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Are there certain brands you only purchase when they’re on sale? https://www.temptalia.com/are-there-certain-brands-you-only-purchase-when-theyre-on-sale/ If it’s not something I feel like I need immediately for review, then I will definitely wait to purchase, especially any brands that routinely hold sales or are often discounted–say Physicians Formula at Ulta.

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The Spring 2020 shows have come and gone, and in their wake are a whole lot of beauty trends to get inspired by. And here's the thing: you don't need to wait six months to start playing around with the hair and makeup looks we saw on the runways. Thanks to social media, the idea of strict, seasonal trends is a thing of the past. If this Winter you want to want to put a flower in your hair like the models wore at Etam, or apply a fluoro-orange shade of lipstick like the one we saw at Versace, go right ahead. In fact, we think it's a swell idea.

When it comes to the beauty looks we saw again and again this season, many of them shouldn't come as a total surprise. Several are trends that have slowly been bubbling up this past year. Neon shadow and 3D makeup, for instance, made multiple appearances during the Fall 2019 shows back in February, while we've seen loads of celebrities wearing watercolor shadow on the red carpet in the past few months.

And while, sure, we don't expect you to head to the office with Swarovski crystals glued to your face anytime soon (although, if you work in an environment where that's welcome, go right ahead), there were plenty of wearable beauty trends in the Spring 2020 shows. Considering getting a bob? Well, you've got all the haircut inspo you need from this season's runways. Just bookmark this link and show it to your hairstylist at your next salon appointment. And while gold was this season's hottest (and shiniest) hue, you don't need to glue on a pair of false gold lashes like makeup artist Pat McGrath did at Valentino or wrap your hair in thread like hairstylist Guido did at Alexander McQueen. Simply buy a gold barrette or dust a shimmery gold shadow over your lids to get in on the trend without going over the top.

Keep reading to discover our favorite hair and makeup trends from the Spring 2020 shows. Then be prepared to start taking your beauty game to another level.

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Knowing Your Hair Porosity Is the Key to Healthy Hair - Here's How to Find Yours https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/what-is-hair-porosity-46754129

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Finding the right way to nourish your hair can be a quite the journey, especially if you're a fellow natural who can't quite seem to figure out which products will keep your curls in their best shape. If your hair sometimes suffers from dryness, breakage, and/or frizziness, and no product or treatment you've pumped into it seems to be helping, there's a chance you might be missing a pretty big step, which is determining your hair's porosity level.

In case you're not sure what that is, we talked to celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps to get the 411 on all things hair porosity and why finding yours is essential to your hair journey.

What is hair porosity?

As Heaps puts it, "porosity refers to your hair's ability to absorb and retain moisture," and to understand it a little better, it helps to know a thing or two about cuticles. Tiny as they are, every strand of hair on your head consists of multiple layers, and the outer most layer is where the cuticles are. It's this layer - which consists of "scales" that can open and close - that protects the other layers inside the hair shaft and allows moisture and water to penetrate the strand.

But how your cuticles lay can say a lot about your hair's ability to stay moisturized: if they lay flat and are really close together, that means it's harder for water and other products to penetrate your hair. On the flip side, if your cuticles easily open (and stay open) your hair might still have trouble retaining moisture due to gaps and holes that will let said moisture pass, but won't hold it in. All of this is to say that hair porosity is separated into three categories, and your cuticles determine which category your hair fits into.

What are the levels of hair porosity?

Low, medium, and high. Here's a little breakdown of what each one means.

Low porosity: As mentioned earlier, if your cuticles are close together, your hair essentially repels water, making it difficult for any type of moisturizer to permeate and hold. This means your hair porosity is low. "When there is low porosity, the cuticle is tight and the hair doesn't have the ability to absorb moisture," Heaps says. "This kind of hair can be dry and water will visibly bead up on it." Depending on the products you use, they can also sit on your hair and build up if you don't shampoo regularly.

Medium porosity: Also called "normal porosity," medium porosity hair does a decent job of retaining moisture. According to Heaps, the cuticles on this kind of hair are "flat and closed, but also open easily to absorb moisture." This type of hair is the easiest to style since it's not as dry or susceptible to breakage as the others.

High porosity: "If your hair has high porosity, the cuticle is damaged and the layers of the cuticle are open," Heaps says. To add to that, if your cuticles open easily and stay open, or if there are gaps in your cuticle layer, you might still have a difficult time retaining moisture. High porosity hair is more susceptible to breakage and tangles, and can often take an extended amount of time to dry when wet. Hair that's been damaged by excessive heat or chemicals like color, perms, or relaxers often falls into this category.

So, what's my hair porosity?

Determining your hair porosity is actually pretty simple. One of a handful of ways to test it out is via the "Float Test." If you're feeling curious, take a few loose strands of clean hair from a comb or hairbrush and place them in a cup or bowl of water. Let the strands sit for a moment and then look at how the hair behaves.

If your hair sinks to the bottom of the dish quickly, then your porosity is high, whereas if it sinks rather slowly, then it has a normal/medium porosity. If, after a few minutes, the strand appears to just float on the surface, then your porosity is low.

Products for low porosity hair

If your hair isn't very porous, Heaps recommends using lightweight, water-based products. You may also want to steer clear of anything with protein, since it has a tendency to sit on top of the hair and make the strands feel dry and brittle. Hair milks and light natural oils also work for this type of hair, as well as clarifying shampoos to help rid your hair of product build-up. Some recommendations include Curls Blueberry & Coconut Hair Milk ($15), Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Conditioner ($25), and Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo ($27).

Products for medium porosity hair

For normal porosity hair, Heaps recommends products focused on moisture and protein to maintain the hair's health, like Redken All Soft Mask ($29), TRESemme Botanique Nourish + Replenish With Coconut Milk & Aloe Vera Conditioner ($5) and DevaCurl No-Poo Original Zero Lather Conditioning Cleanser ($24).

Products for high porosity hair

Since high porosity hair is generally weak and prone to breakage, those who have it should focus on hydrating and protein-rich products to help fill in the gaps of their damaged cuticles. If you have this type of hair, you should also deep condition regularly before following up with a sealant (think oils and butters), and try to incorporate products with humectants into your routine. A few product suggestions include Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie ($11), Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner ($14), and Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Correct Masque ($12).

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The Kosas 10 Second Eye Shadow Made Me Completely Rethink Liquid Shadow https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/kosas-10-second-eye-shadow-review-46760853

Ordinarily, I'm not a huge fan of liquid eye shadows. I find that many of them crease, are too sheer, and flake off once dry. That's why I was surprised to find a collection I actually want to add to my already-packed daily makeup bag. When the Kosas 10 Second Eyeshadow ($28) first crossed my desk in the shades Element, Waterfall, and Fahrenheit, I was intrigued by the watery texture and "shake well" instructions on the frosted tube.

The unique consistency was enough to convince me to give the category another try. Read what I thought, ahead.

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The Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow Made Me Completely Rethink Liquid Shadow https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/kosas-10-second-eyeshadow-review-46760853

Ordinarily, I'm not a huge fan of liquid eye shadows. I find that many of them crease, are too sheer, and flake off once dry. That's why I was surprised to find a collection I actually want to add to my already-packed daily makeup bag. When the Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow ($28) first crossed my desk in the shades Element, Waterfall, and Fahrenheit, I was intrigued by the watery texture and "shake well" instructions on the frosted tube.

The unique consistency was enough to convince me to give the category another try. Read what I thought, ahead.

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These Under-$25 Multitasking Beauty Products Save You Both Time and Money https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/best-multitasking-beauty-products-under-25-46760175

Multitaskers: they're quick, convenient, and the best products for when you're trying to create a backseat beauty beat. (You know, a beauty look you put together in the back of your Uber.) Purchasing one of these multitasking beauty products will streamline your routine, helping you get ready in as little as five minutes.

Whether you're looking for lipsticks that double as subtle blushes or hardworking SPF products disguised as face and body makeup, you'll find it on this list. There is even a wand that contains three essentials for your fiercest brows ever.

The best part about each one of these picks is that they are all under $25. Edit your beauty stash with these affordable multitasking beauty products ahead.

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Lucky Scent Opens a NYC Store! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/fragrantica/~3/ZeNnh-rklag/Lucky-Scent-Opens-a-NYC-Store--12836.html Among Fragrantica's members, especially those with a preference for niche perfumes, you'd have a hard time finding someone who hasn't heard of Lucky Scent. Established in 2002, luckyscent.com is the premier online destination for rare and exclusive fragrances. The company shops the world for niche, hard-to-find, cult-following lines, presenting a unique web experience to those weary of suspicious...
Read full article: Lucky Scent Opens a NYC Store! from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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The "Side Tip" Nail Art Trend May Be Your Next Go-To If You're Over the French Manicure https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/side-tip-nail-art-trend-46758317

While the french manicure has been everywhere lately, some nail artists are choosing to put a modern twist on the look with the "side french tip" nail trend. The look includes straight lines drawn diagonally across the nail, from one side to the center of the tip. Kylie Jenner's go-to nail artist Chaun P. has been highlighting the trend on Instagram, referring to it as "side tips," and showing different variations of the trend on his clients.

Many people are choosing to wear side tips in the classic nude and white tip combination, but others are combining this new look with other fashionable color combinations like neon nail polish hues and the paint-chip manicure trend.

Ahead, check out all the ways beauty-lovers are wearing the side-tip manicure trend.

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Gabrielle Union Showed Off Her Natural Curls, and She Really Is All That https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/gabrielle-union-natural-hair-video-46760315
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Gabrielle Union's hair seems to change almost weekly, and her latest is one of our absolute favorites. In an Instagram post on Monday, Union shared a Boomerang video of herself showing off her naturally curly hair, marking her location as "My Happy Place." Paired with an open-front leather motorcycle jacket, Union's look gave off major Janet Jackson vibes - both beautiful and badass all at once.

"Them: Why don't you ever wear your natural hair?!? Me: Heyyyyyyyyyyyyy," Union captioned the video. Like many celebrities, Beyoncé included, Union doesn't always wear her natural hair down because it can be a lot of work to maintain, so we're especially grateful for this glimpse at her gorgeous curls. Here's to hoping Union graces us with even more stunning hair photos in the future.

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Margot Robbie Just Wore This Power Color on Her Nails, and It Was Fierce https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/margot-robbie-black-nail-polish-color-46759097

Saying something is "the new black" typically means something is newly fashionable. While actress Margot Robbie is capable of making most beauty decisions look fierce, she has chosen to go with a nail color that is, at its core, powerful.

Robbie recently debuted a glossy black manicure, which was painted on short nails by her go-to manicurist Tom Bachik. As if the nail color wasn't statement-making enough, she paired her look with a white power suit.

Nail expert and founder of her eponymous brand Jin Soon Choi previously told POPSUGAR that she predicts that black will be one of this season's most popular nail shades. "When you want to evoke power, black fits the bill - especially with a high-gloss finish," Choi said. "I predict growing popularity of black shades this Fall, bolstered by it being the ultimate gender-free nail polish shade. It's very hip and high fashion, so it works in any context in which you feel bold, confident, and in control."

Robbie wore the manicure for a screening of her new film Bombshell, based on the true story of the women who ousted late chairman and CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced. Robbie's entire beauty look, including her nail shade, can be seen as the real-life manifestation of how badass she is in the upcoming movie.

Check out her new nail look, ahead.

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New Skincare and Skincare Gift Sets Available Now at Ulta https://www.musingsofamuse.com/2019/10/new-skincare-and-skincare-gift-sets-available-now-at-ulta.html

I find that more and more people that read my blog have started concentrating more on their skincare. I think that’s partly because we are all tired of the endless makeup reruns we’ve been seeing but I think it’s also because we are slowly realizing that good skincare means we need a lot less makeup.

I always like when the Holiday season rolls around because it means a lot of different skincare sets launch making it easy to try new products at a fraction of the cost. I’ve selected some new skincare products that launched as well as skincare gift sets that might be worth a look at that are available now at Ulta.
Here’s a look!

Aveeno Glow Oat Mask With Pomegranate Seed Extract $13.99
Aveeno has two new face masks available that I’m curious about! This one contains kiwi water to boost glow and hydrate drier skin. It’s mean to be applied on clean, damp skin and left on for five to ten minutes to restore, nourish, hydrate, and ease dullness!

I Dew Care Vitamin To-Glow Pack $25
Memebox is still actively adding new items to their I Dew Care Collection. The items in this set released a few months ago and I haven’t yet tried them so hauling this set is a perfect way to do so! The set includes Bright Side Up Brightening Vitamin C Serum, Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask, and Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream!

Too Cool for School Holiday Cracker Box $9
You all know how much I love Too Cool for School’s hydrating Egg Cream Mask Hydration and Egg Mellow Cream! This little set is a nice way to check them both out as it includes one sheet mask, a deluxe Egg Mellow Cream, plus three small samples of the Pumpkin Sleeping Pack.

I Dew Care Kitten Around Mix and Match Kitten Mask Collection $15
Talking of I Dew Care if you’ve been wanting to check out their masks this little set includes three 0.35 oz sizes of Sugar Kitten Peel-Off Mask, Disco Kitten Peel-Off Mask, and Space Kitten Peel Off Mask and a cute little Cat Headband!

Ulta Cinnamon Apple Cider Peel Off Mask $3
Yeah, so, this is probably horrible for my skin but doesn’t a Cinnamon Apple mask sound amazing?

Ulta Ice Cream Social Cream Mask $3
As rich and creamy as your favorite soft serve ice cream this hydrating masks smells like a yummy dessert!

Yes To Merry & Bright Masking Kit $9.99
If you’re a masking kinda girl or guy this set from Yes To might intrigue you!

Includes:

  • Grapefruit Glow-Boosting Unicorn Peel-Off Mask
  • Grapefruit Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask
  • Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask
  • Detoxifying Charcoal Peel-Off Mask
  • Bunny Ear Hair Scrunchie

Feeling Beautiful Peace, Love, Glow Hydration Kit $9.99
Hydrate and nourish skin with this cute little gift set from Freeman’s that includes:

  • Rejuvenating Cucumber + Pink Salt Clay Mask
  • Hydrating Glacier Water + Pink Peony Gel Cream Mask
  • Brightening Seaweed + Pearl Sheet Mask
  • Headband
  • Reusable Water Bottle

E.L.F. Cosmetics Supers Mini Skincare Kit $15
If E.L.F. Cosmetics newer Supers Skincare intrigues you this mini set will give you a taste of the line!

Includes:

  • SuperClarify Cleanser (0.9 oz)
  • SuperTone Toner (1.0 oz)
  • SuperHydrate Moisturizer (0.5 oz)
  • SuperMask (0.5 oz)

Curel Skincare from Japan $20-$35
Recently Ulta started carrying Kao Biore Skincare from Japan which was exciting and even better yet is the fact they now carry the Curel Skincare Collection as well! Eye cream, moisturizer, and more is now available from the Curel line.

Olay Serum Stick $26.99
There’s something handy about having a serum in a stick right? Swipe it on, pat it into place done! Olay’s Vitamin B3 hydrates and nourishes skin in a quick swipe!

Olay Vitamin C Mask + AHA Resurfacing Peel $26.99
Speaking of Olay their new resurfacing mask sounds interesting! This two step mask acts to brighten skin while gently polishing away drier skin!

Banila Co Dear Hydration Toner $16
Banila Co recently launched at Ulta and this hydrating toner preps skin perfectly for the rest of your skincare!

Revolution Hydration Boost Lightweight Hydrating Gel Cream $10
Revolution’s new Skincare Collection has me curious but some items are a bit better than others. This lightweight gel cream sounds a treat for daily use!


Holika Holika Aloe Face and Body Care Set $15
When my dry skin is freaking out Holika Holika Aloe range really helps! This little set is a great intro and includes Soothing Gel for face and body, Shower Gel and Cleansing Foam all infused with Aloe.

Ulta Holiday Animals Sheet Mask Set $9
Hydrate your skin with this playful selection of hydrating sheet masks!

Peter Thomas Roth Mask-Erade 5 Piece Sampler Kit $19
It’s back! This is nice little way to check out some of Peter Thomas Roth’s bestselling masks including Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer!

Tweezerman Dry Face Brush $14
Every try a dry face brush? It’s freaking amazing to gently exfoliate and resurface your skin!

Ahava Mask Moment Boxed Mask Set $18
Gather round all my sheet mask addicts as this set gets you seven of ’em to brighten, hydrate, and spoil skin!

2555061 $38
Dr Roebuck has a few new launches and one of them is this new nighttime eye cream works to diminish visible signs of aging, dark circles and puffiness, while moisturizing and firming the eye area.

Do you have any skincare on your wish list for the upcoming season?

Any restocks?

Do share!

Where to buy

Ulta

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Podcast #551: Inside the Gangsters’ Code http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheArtOfManliness/~3/Ix_gj7TNWo0/

Lou Ferrante was a mobster who worked for the Gambino crime family and made a trade out of hijacking trucks loaded with expensive goods. Eventually, the law caught up with him and he ended up in prison. There, he discovered a love for reading and writing which set off a personal transformation that led to him leaving the mafia. After his stint in jail, Lou went on to become an author and the host of a Discovery Channel documentary series called Inside the Gangsters’ Code

Today on the show, I first talk to Lou about his early life of crime and the autodidactic education he gave himself in prison. Lou shares the books that had the biggest impact on him, including works of history, philosophy, and fiction. We then shift gears to discuss Lou’s work on Inside the Gangsters’ Code, the idea of honor that the mafia and other gangs share, and what it means to practice omertà. We end our conversation discussing why young men join gangs and the human needs they fill.

Show Highlights
  • How Lou got involved in the mafia in the first place
  • How he got caught jacking trucks and ended up in prison 
  • The experience in prison that made Lou turn his life around 
  • How reading and self-education transformed Lou’s life 
  • The classic authors and books that Lou gravitated to 
  • How Lou improved his vocabulary and taught himself to write 
  • What was Lou’s plan for after he got out of prison?
  • What sorts of gangs did he visit and interact with on Inside the Gangsters’ Code?
  • Is the gangsters’ code similar across the world?
  • What is omertà?
  • Why do young men join gangs? What need are they filling?
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How designers are fighting the rise of facial recognition technology http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EndlessInnovation/~3/IbcTJUFN0BA/facial-recognition
  • To combat the rise of facial-recognition technology, designers have created clothing and accessories that helps to conceal people's identities from A.I.
  • Although some of these inventions appear to be effective, their main point seems to be to raise awareness about facial-recognition technology.
  • In the U.S., surveys suggests that most Americans would oppose strictly limiting the government's ability to use facial-recognition technology.


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Concerned about the rise of facial-recognition technology, some designers are creating fashion for a somewhat counterintuitive purpose: not to get noticed, at least by the cameras.

In the Netherlands, Jip van Leeuwenstein designed a transparent "surveillance exclusion" mask that obfuscates a wearer's face to facial-recognition cameras but not other people.

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"By wearing this mask formed like a lens it possible to become unrecognizable for facial recognition software and because of it's transparence you will not lose your identity and facial expressions," von Leeuwenstein writes. "So it's still possible to interact with the people around you."

In Japan, Isao Echizen, a professor at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, designed a "privacy visor" fitted with near-infrared LED lights. When worn, the facial-recognition software can't tell there's a human face behind the lights, according to Echizen's tests.

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In Japan, Isao Echizen, a professor at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, designed a "privacy visor" fitted with near-infrared LED lights. When worn, the facial-recognition software can't tell there's a human face behind the lights, according to Echizen's tests.

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In the U.K., artists in "The Dazzle Club" have walked the streets London with their faces painted in blue, red and black stripes in an effort obfuscate their faces from the city's 420,000 CCTV cameras, only some of which are using facial-recognition technology.

"There has always been something subversive about streetwear, and one of the new areas of subversion is definitely surveillance and, in particular, facial recognition," Henry Navarro Delgado, an art and fashion professor at Canada's Ryerson University, told Reuters.

In September, a British court ruled that government use of facial-recognition technology doesn't violate privacy and human rights.

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Other anti-surveillance apparel includes shiny fabrics that reflect thermal radiation that drones search for, beanie hats that confuse the facial-recognition system ArcFace, and Hyperface, which makes clothing with patterns that confuse A.I. into focusing on the fabric rather than your face.

"The main significance is creating awareness," Delgado told Slate. "That's why fashion is so effective: You have something to say, you wear it, people see you, it's immediate. Part of the purpose is to make people who normally don't think about this aware that these technologies are out there, and we're being watched."

Facial recognition in the U.S.

Surveillance cameras are common on city streets in the U.S. city, but most cameras aren't equipped with facial-recognition technology, as millions are in China and, to a lesser extent, the U.K. In May, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban facial technology on city property, not including airports.

"Good policing does not mean living in a police state," said city councillor Aaron Peskin. "Living in a safe and secure community does not mean living in a surveillance state."

But such comparisons are silly, according to Daniel Castro of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

"In reality, San Francisco is more at risk of becoming Cuba than China — a ban on facial recognition will make it frozen in time with outdated technology," he said, adding that governments "can use facial recognition to efficiently and effectively identify suspects, find missing children or lost seniors, and secure access to government buildings."

The results from a recent datainnovation.org survey suggest that most Americans would agree with Castro.

The surveyors wrote:

"There were some differences in these opinions based on age, with older Americans more likely to oppose government limits on the technology. For example, 52 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds opposed limitations that come at the expense of public safety, compared to 61 percent of respondents ages 55 and older. In addition, women were less likely to support limits than men. For example, only 14 percent of women support strictly limiting facial recognition if it comes at the expense of public safety, versus 23 percent of men."

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Ardeshir Irani, the father of Indian talkies who had many other milestones to his name http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ParsiKhabar/~3/DDEVm4pYz2U/

Ardeshir Irani | Commons

New Delhi: “The theatre was mobbed. Tickets were unavailable for weeks and the police was called in to control a riotous mob,” writes movie historian B.D. Garga on the discharge of Alam Ara in his e book, Artwork of Cinema.

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The primary Indian sound movie, Alam Ara, was launched in 1931. It modified India eternally. And if there’s one particular person whose identify is most indelibly linked with this alteration, it’s Ardeshir Irani.

In the present day, 50 years after he died, LiiStudio rewinds to a couple key scenes of the life and instances of this pioneer.

Making of a film mogul

Born right into a Parsi household in Pune in 1886, Ardeshir Irani was a college trainer and a kerosene inspector earlier than he went to Bombay’s J.J. Faculty of Arts. Following his father’s footsteps, he bought concerned within the enterprise of phonographic tools and musical devices. Quickly after, he realised he was meant for one thing extra, one thing greater, and that one thing greater was the world of flicks. In partnership with exhibitor and businessman Abdulally Esoofally, he started exhibiting movies in ‘tent cinemas’. By 1905, Irani was Common Studios’ Indian consultant, and by 1914, Irani and Esoofally had acquired the town’s Alexander theatre.

Established in 1920, his first manufacturing firm, Star Movies restricted, was in collaboration with Bhogilal Dave, a graduate from the New York Faculty of Images. The corporate produced Irani’s directorial debut, a silent movie referred to as Veer Abhimanyu, in 1922. 5 years later, Irani arrange Majestic Movies, adopted by Imperial Movie Firm in 1926, below whose banner Alam Ara was launched.

A viewing of Common Photos’ Present Boat, a 40 per cent talkie, at Bombay’s Excelsior Cinema someday in 1930, led Ardeshir Irani to reinvent Indian cinema. Till 1930, silent footage dominated the market and the one talkies obtainable had been these made by the People. Nonetheless, with the discharge of Alam Ara on 14 March 1931, Indian cinema developed a brand new id, one replete with track and dance the trope that’s synonymous with Hindi cinema throughout the globe even after 88 years. Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal aptly mentioned, “(It) set the template for the kind of films that were made later,” with seven songs.

The musical that modified India

“Rustom Bharucha (a versatile lawyer who later managed Imperial Studios) and I picked up the rudiments of sound recording from Wilford Deming Jr, a Hollywood sound expert, who had come to Bombay to assemble the machine for us,” Irani informed B.D. Garga. “He was charging us Rs 100 per day, a large sum for those days, which we could ill afford, so I took it upon myself to record the film.”

Irani’s studio was adjoining to the railway tracks and the sound of trains passing by was too loud and distracting. And so was launched the idea of evening shoots. “There were no soundproof stages. We preferred to shoot indoors and at night,” Irani informed Garga.

The place a mean silent movie took roughly a month to shoot, the primary talkie took longer because of the logistical obstacles it confronted. Following the 1 to four am schedule, accompanied with further warning by your complete crew due to the ‘single system’ digital camera which recorded sound immediately on to the movie Alam Ara was made on a price range of Rs 40,000.

The movie was tailored from a “popular stage play by that doyen of Bombay dramatists, Joseph David, who also adapted it for the screen”. The story revolves round two queens of Kumarpur Navbahar and Dilbahar each of whom are childless. Nonetheless, a fakir predicts son will quickly be born to Navbahar, leading to Dilbahar’s jealousy. She additionally has her eyes set on the military chief, Adil, who rejects her. Out of spite, she imprisons him and banishes his pregnant spouse.

When the newborn is born, named Alam Ara, she is raised amongst the nomads. When she finds out whose daughter she actually is, she returns to the palace, looking for her father’s launch. On the palace, she meets and falls in love with Navbahar’s son. The climactic scene ties collectively a number of threads the place Dilbahar is uncovered, Adil is launched and Alam Ara marries the prince.

Many of the movie’s songs had been sung by Zubeida, the actress who performed Alam Ara. Nonetheless, for the longest time, no credit got to any music composer. “I chose the lyrics and the tunes. We used only a harmonium and tabla player who were out of camera range and the singer sang into a hidden microphone,” Irani informed Garga.

The casting of the lead was initially meant for Mehboob Khan, however was later given to Grasp Vithal, whereas Prithviraj Kapoor, unusually, performed the villain’s position.

And when the film hit the screens, the joy had reached such a fever pitch that theatres had been mobbed, riots unleashed and tickets meant for 4 annas (about 25 paise) had been bought at Rs 5 and thus started the black advertising of film tickets.

Past Alam Ara

Irani’s contribution in direction of cinema was not restricted to bringing the primary talkie to India, but additionally to Iran. The Lor Lady, launched in 1934, was the primary ever Persian sound movie to be launched, at a time when folks primarily watched European brief comedies and animated options with political undertones. Irani directed it, and in addition produced it alongside Abdolhossein Sepanta, who additionally starred in it. This too was successful, with sold-out theatres.

The plot of the movie revolves round a younger teahouse lady from Lor, Golnar, who’s kidnapped by a gang of thieves. The chief of the gang, Goli Khan, takes a liking to this lady. Nonetheless, she meets a younger man referred to as Jafar, falls in love and strikes to Bombay with him, out of worry of the lawlessness in Iran. The lead character was performed by a neighborhood the primary ever feminine movie star from Iran Roohangiz Saminejad. She was a volunteer and the spouse of an worker who labored on the set.

The affect of talkies

Talkies marked the start of a brand new period in Indian cinema, however they meant the top of the street for a lot of silent movie actors who weren’t native to India and subsequently unfamiliar with the languages, and even these whose voices weren’t conducive to sound movies. Quickly, regional artists began gaining recognition, and Anglo-Indian artists receded to the background aside from one. Ruby Myers, often called Sulochana, was of Jewish origin and dominated the Indian field workplace throughout the period of silent films. Talkies compelled her to take a break, study Hindi and earn again the highest spot with the discharge of Anarkali, Bombay Ki Billi and Indira BA (renamed Indira MA) all of which had been speaking remakes of her hit silent movies.

“Following the inception of ‘talkies’ in India some film stars were highly sought after and earned comfortable incomes through acting,” notes Renu Saran in her e book, Historical past of Indian Cinema.

Ardeshir Irani is liable for many firsts on this planet of cinema. Whereas Alam Ara stays a preferred instance, The Lor Lady was additionally a benchmark, and a 3rd milestone in opposition to his identify is the discharge of the primary colored movie in India, Kisna Kanya, in 1937.

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How You Can Save Money by Working from Home http://workchic.com/blog/2019/10/how-you-can-save-money-by-working-from-home/ working at home tips

If your job allows you to work remotely from home, or you run your own business from your home office or living room, you may think the costs involved are going to increase your household bills quite a lot, and it could deter you from working this way. However, you can save quite a lot of cash by working from home, and here are a few suggestions that might make it more worthwhile for you.

Fewer Clothes

You will not need to spend so much money on clothes, as a lot of the time you will not be seeing customers or clients. If you really want to, you could even work in your pjs all day and there is no one there to berate you for improper attire!

Of course, you need to keep a couple of work outfits in case you have to attend meetings, but you will not need working clothes for every day of the week.

Travel Costs

Travelling to and from a workplace not only costs you money, it takes up your time too. Just think how much earlier you have to get up every day just to get yourself ready for a daily commute. No matter how you travel to work, it is not cheap. Train fares, bus fares, or car running costs can all eat into your earnings.

Save yourself the cost of getting to work each day, and the hassle of the commute, and spend a bit extra time in bed.

Energy and Internet Expenses

You may think your bills will suddenly increase if you are working from home, but they do not have to. Energy costs are something you can look at reducing by looking at commercial energy suppliers’ deals on comparison sites like Utility Bidder. On a normal household tariff, you may pay more for your utility bills because of the extra energy you are consuming, but finding a great deal for commercial tariffs could save you a fortune.

Internet expenses are the same. You usually get a limited amount of data, and if you are spending hours working online, this might not be enough. Going over your data limit is very expensive, and you would be better off with a business package where your data usage is unlimited.

Food

You may well have been organised enough to take a packed lunch to work each day, but not everyone is, and buying food at lunchtime soon racks up how much you are spending. When you work from home, you can have what you fancy at whatever time it suits you.

Other Advantages of Working from Home

Working from home has other advantages than being cash efficient. You may have deadlines to meet, but you will be your own boss most of the time without other people looking over your shoulder. If you have family commitments, you can fit the work in around them, as most bosses are not too concerned about the actual hours you work as long as the work is done when it should be.

Don’t disregard the possibility of home working as you might just find it’s the best thing you ever did.

Disclosure: This article was written by a guest author.

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Fashion designer Sophia Kokosalaki dies aged 47 https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/oct/14/fashion-designer-sophia-kokosalaki-dies-aged-47 Known for her elegant drapery, the Greek-born designer created gowns for the red carpet, costumes for the Greek Olympics and chic wedding dresses

Sophia Kokosalaki, the London-based Greek designer, has died at the age of 47. Kokosalaki was known for her talent for drapery and clothes that had a female-friendly glamour. They were worn on the red carpet by Chloë Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst and Jennifer Connelly.

The fashion world took to social media to express their grief about the news. Journalist Melanie Rickey, writing on her @fashioneditoratlarge Instagram account, called Kokosalaki: “a brilliant and hugely talented designer who reinvented drape and Greek craft into exquisite high fashion.” Fashion critic Sarah Mower posted a picture of the designer bowing at the end of a catwalk with the caption: “Mourning the loss of dear Sophia Kokosalaki, a great talent, sister pioneer of the London fashion new wave of the 2000s, Greek fashion heroine.”

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Rihanna's Black-and-Gold Drip Manicure Is the Most Luxe Nail Art We've Seen https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/rihanna-black-gold-drip-nail-polish-46759093

Rihanna attended the NYC Porcelain Ball this weekend with a beauty look so hot, parts of it seemed like they were melting. The singer's nails were painted black and featured gold polish dripping down a few accent nails. Her go-to manicurist Maria Salandra posted an image of matte black candles with gold wax dripping down the side, which can be assumed to be the inspiration for this creative drip manicure.

While we've seen this nail art before, we can't get over how luxe it looks in this black-and-gold color palette. Ahead, check out Rihanna's nails and the rest of her steamy beauty look.

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Glossier's New Serum Will Give Your Skin a Better Glow Than Your Favorite Highlighter https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/glossier-futuredew-serum-review-46757472

Glossier found a way to bottle up the dewy skin look you've been seeing on Instagram into one no-fuss product. The brand released Futuredew, what it calls an "oil-serum hybrid" that promises to keep skin moisturized and shining for up to 12 hours.

"It's long-wear skin care," Glossier founder Emily Weiss said at the event for the product. She explained that it was created for those who want that post-facial glow, fast. "You know when you get a facial or when you put [your skin care] on in the morning? You look amazing if you've done your zillion steps, but by noon, [you may not] look glowy anymore . . . This is still dewy and glowy for 12 hours."

Weiss also explained the best way to apply it: she said to pat your face with a towel once after you've cleansed it (so that your skin is not too wet or too dry) before tapping the serum on.

As someone who has been loving the dewy skin look, I was excited to try the new serum. Check out how well it held up to the 12-hour claim, ahead.

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Bobbi Brown Autumn Eyeshadow Palette for Fall 2019 https://www.musingsofamuse.com/2019/10/bobbi-brown-autumn-eyeshadow-palette-for-fall-2019.html

Bobbi Brown is having a really good time releasing palettes this year! The Bobbi Brown Autumn Eyeshadow Palette is the fourth new eyeshadow palette I’ve seen that launched in the past month! Damn girl, slow down. Both the In the Flash and Luxe Gems Eyeshadow Palette are two others on my list that recently launched!

This is an interesting one as the shape and style is like nothing I’ve seen from the brand before. Autumn Eyeshadow Palette is a limited edition palette that’s $29 and includes three matte and three metallic shades. It looks like a fairly small eyeshadow palette but since has some really nice essential shades that I can easily see myself using daily. Oddly enough, the Luxe Gem Eyeshadow Palette which is a Holiday 2019 release launched before this palette which is obviously a Fall 2019 launch. Seriously, brands really are mixed up with Fall/Holiday launches this year!

Shades include:

  • Bone
  • Nude Bark
  • Golden Sage
  • Blackened Olive
  • Nightfall

Bobbi Brown Autumn Eyeshadow Palette for Fall 2019 is available now for $29 with free shipping at Nordstrom.

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Ulta 12 Days of Beauty for Holiday 2019 https://www.musingsofamuse.com/2019/10/ulta-12-days-of-beauty-for-holiday-2019.html

It’s back! The Ulta 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar has returned! This limited edition advent calendar counts off the last 12 days of the Holiday season with a new, cute little Ulta makeup gift.

Want some spoilers?

Jump ahead to find out what’s inside!

The contents of the Ulta 12 Days of Beauty for Holiday 2019 includes:

  • Jelly Eyeshadow (0.1 oz)
  • Liquid Highlighter (0.15 oz)
  • Eyeshadow Primer (0.17 oz)
  • Chubby Lip Crayon (0.05 oz)
  • Eyeliner (0.02 oz)
  • Tinted Lip Oil (0.07 oz)
  • Metallic Cream Eyeshadow (0.03 oz)
  • Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick (0.03 oz)
  • Shiny Sheer Lip Gloss (0.03 oz)
  • Chrome Eyeshadow (0.1 oz)
  • Matte Bronzer (0.1 oz)
  • Blush Duo (0.09 oz)

Ulta 12 Days of Beauty for Holiday 2019 is $20 (or $16 with promo code 756993) and available now at Ulta.

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Lipstick Queen Luxury Lip Vault for Holiday 2019 https://www.musingsofamuse.com/2019/10/lipstick-queen-luxury-lip-vault.html

The makeup vaults are starting to trick in my friends! I’m guilty of picking up the Charlotte Tilbury Glittering Galaxy Of Makeup Magic Beauty Advent Calendar! Did I need it? Probably not. Did I want it? Hells yes!

Someone might have to pull me back from grabbing the Lipstick Queen Luxury Lip Vault that’s available online only at Ulta.com. I have my 20% Off coupon burning a hole in my pocket and this is tempting but I have a few of the items in it so that’s the only thing holding me off a purchase. It’s $98 but with the discount it comes to $78 which makes it a DEAL!

It contains 8 full-size Lipstick Queen Lipsticks in the following shades:

  • Medieval (sheer red)
  • Frog Prince (emerald green lipstick transforms lips to petal pink)
  • Nothing But the Nudes in Hanky Panky (soft rosy brown)
  • Nothing But the Nudes in Spice or Nice (nude)
  • Saint Natural (the color of lips but magnified)
  • Saint Champagne Pink
  • Sinner in Mauve (regal mauve)
  • Jean Queen (a gentle step up from nude)

Most of these retail for $25 each making each shade 50% off retail as you’re getting about $200 worth of lipstick for $98! If you don’t have some of these shades it’s well worth picking up! Jean Queen is a fabulous MLBB (my lips but better) pink=, Nothing But the Nudes Lipstick are truly gorgeous, wearable nudes, and Medieval is a great red! You’re getting some fab shades here.

You can snag the Lipstick Queen Luxury Lip Vault exclusively online at Ulta.

Any makeup vaults you’re looking forward to?

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How to Stick to Your Creative Goals https://lifehacker.com/stick-to-your-creative-goals-by-using-this-theory-1839031832

The next time you worry that everything you want to do creatively has already been done by someone else, or feel anxious about the amount of time it will take for you to become as good at your creative work as you’d like to be, tell yourself that you’re on a bus. In Helsinki, Finland. And the most important thing you…

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