The best lip gloss you can buy

Lip gloss is so 1999, but that’s a great thing to be in the year 2019. Glossy lips are fully back in style, and the latest formulas are all grown up. The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer is the most beloved option on the market, known for its high-shine formula that’s comfortable to wear because it isn’t sticky. Like many people born in the early ’90s, my first forays into makeup involved body glitter and lip gloss. I’m still mourning the shimmery tube of cake-flavored gloss from BonneBell that rolled under the TV stand in my childhood bedroom, never to be seen or heard from again (until we… Read More

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The real reason we set off fireworks on the Fourth of July

Every Fourth of July, sparkly fireworks illuminate the sky. But, haven’t you always wondered why it’s a tradition to set off explosions of light in the sky on Independence Day? It’s certainly a day for celebration, but why fireworks? Why not just stick to barbeques and all things red, white, and blue? Well, you can thank famous historian John Adams for it. … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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Halle Bailey Will Play A Black Ariel In Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake

There are 12 official Disney Princesses in the beloved Disney franchise. Only one of them, Tiana, of “The Princess and the Frog,” is Black. The princess franchise began in 1937 with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and “The Princess and the Frog” came out in 2009, which means for 72 years, young Black kids didn’t see themselves in these feisty female heroines. All that to say, it’s about damn time for some change. And it’s coming, because singer/actress Halle Bailey has just been cast as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action reimagining of “The Little Mermaid.” And people are very ready for her to be part of that world. YES… Read More

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The Rituals of ‘Becoming America’

Our two great American holidays are of course Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July. They’re particularly American: Independence Day, for obvious reasons. Thanksgiving, because no one else observes it, or can keep track of when it is. For Americans overseas it’s a particularly wonderful gathering day, on what the Brits or Koreans or French people around you assume is just another Thursday. They have their rituals: In November when it’s cold, we have the family gatherings, the pie and turkey, the stuporous sessions watching football or parades on TV. In July when it’s hot, we have the picnics, the parades, hot dogs and the fireworks. And they’re hard to screw… Read More

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