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Micellar Water Takeover!

The Beautender™

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Just in case you haven’t heard, micellar waters are the latest beauty buzz! Before we get into this let’s look at the history (I promise it won’t become a lecture!), of the micellar water. They first came around in Europe during the early 1990’s after French pharmacist wanted to provide women with a gentle cleanser that wouldn’t dry out their skin. (European water tends to be a bit harsher).

After having a successful round in England and France, micellar water has finally hit the U.S! Last month, Simple Skincare released the first ever Cleansing Micellar Water. As if it couldn’t get any better, Beautylish teamed up with Bioderma for a collaboration allowing the European hit to be sold to the U.S market through their website. (Unfortunately, it sold out the first day, but they are planning on restocking soon, so sign up!)

Simple’s Cleansing Micellar water runs for only $7…

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Guerlain – Spring 2015


This Spring, Guerlain released a couple of new items that piqued my interest greatly. Meteorites now come in a great pressed version, perfect for touch ups. No more swirling your brush too hard and watching the balls roll into a little corner out of reach. There is also a new Meteorites Baby Glow BB Cream that promises glow and reduces the look of fatigue on your face. I tested it and the texture seems quite nice but I wonder how long it would last in this humid weather. The Blanc de Perle collection was also released at the same time and the highlight (no pun intended!) of it was definitely the highlighter with the pinwheel design.

I have purchased the highlighter and Meteorites Perles de Blush. Waiting to get the Meteorites compact at Taka as it is currently OOS but should be restocked this weekend. At this moment, the highlighter…

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Tired of the Lies, All the Lies

The Downstairs Backyard Experience

I am becoming frustrated with the lies that pervade the world. I am lied to all day by the media in every format, the people and the products media is reporting on, and even by people I encounter every day. I guess it’s not the lies themselves that are bothering me as much as the frequency. We have always had harmless lies, such as when someone DSC03944asks, “Does this make me look fat?” But this is more. From religion to business to government, they all tell lies. Period. Deliberate lies, and they are doing it at an alarming rate. It seems that telling a blatant lie isn’t shameful any longer, it’s ok, and if they are caught it is expected we will all just shrug it off. As a school administrator for many years, I experienced my share of lies from employees, students, board members, and parents. Salesmen, people with…

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Groundbreaking theaters that exist around the globe


A movie theater or movie theatre (also called a cinema, movie house, film house, film theater or picture house) is a venue, usually a building, for viewing movies (films), for entertainment.

Most but not all movie theaters are commercial operations catering to the general public, who attend by purchasing aticket. The movie is projected with a movie projector onto a large projection screen at the front of the auditorium. Most movie theaters are now equipped for digital cinema projection, removing the need to create and transport a physical film print.

In the US, theater has long been the preferred spelling, while in the UK and elsewhere it is theatre.

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