Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish 10 Sheer Fantasy Swatch + First Impressions


Hi everyone it’s Mani-Monday!Essie Nail Polish has released their Gel Couture Nail Polishesthat promises toprovide up to two weeksof color and shine. Unlike salon gel manicures there is no lamp requirement to dry, is far easy to remove, and less damaging to natural nails.

I applied color number 10 Sheer Fantasy today and I am beyond impressed with how it turned out. I used three coats, four total, including the clear gel polish. I cannot stop staring at the mani I gave myself this morning. Sheer Fantasy is a beautifully chic, sheer pink that works well with kisses from the sun (tanned skin). The polish dried quite nicely (without air bubbles) and does feel thicker than theaverage polish, but not as thick as a salon gel manicure. I do think it has the gel finish, which I love!

Above are photos in direct sunlight from this morning.


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The Future of Work

Barataria - The work of Erik Hare

It’s generally assumed that the biggest issue this election is job creation. We have to say “assumed” because there isn’t a solid poll which shows that this is the first thing on everyone’s mind. More interestingly, as we’ve pointed out, we’re getting close enough to full employment that it’s hard to imagine where enough workers will come from.

Then again, it isn’t hard to imagine a job shortage. As we also have pointed out, the key issue when it comes to jobs isn’t trade deals or unfair labor practices – it’s automation. Robots build our stuff, computers file our paperwork.

If we want to seriously talk about jobs, the first thing we have to realize is that the short-term is probably covered by the coming worker shortage as Boomers retire. That’s the good news. Over the longer haul, however, automation of various kinds will replace more and more…

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35 years ago, MTV debuted and video killed the radio star – USA Today

The Tony Burgess Blog

Aug. 1, 1981, might not immediately come to mind as an important date in history, but to a generation of music fans, it was monumental. On that day, 35 years ago, a cable TV channel that played music videos around the clock made its debut.

Source: 35 years ago, MTV debuted and video killed the radio star

I grew up on MTV back when it played music. Much of my youth was spent in front of the TV watching bands like Duran Duran, Van Halen, Asia, Queen, Toto, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Aha, Hall and Oates, Scorpions, Culture Club, Europe and more.

It was where Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince, David Bowie and other artists made a name for themselves to a brand new audience. Without MTV, my teen years would have been very different.

The original “VJ’s” or hosts of the music segments as seen 35 years ago.

The music…

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Breaking: Bayer buys Monsanto: the Empire strikes back


Jon Rappoport
September 16, 2016

This is the largest corporate cash buyout in history.

Mega-giant Bayer put $66 billion on the table, and mega-giant Monsanto said yes.

Think GMOs, crop seeds, pesticides, medical drugs.

Keep in mind that one of the consultants on the European side of this deal is the Rothschild Group.

But that’s not all. Dow and DuPont are planning to merge. Recently, another biotech giant, Syngenta, was swallowed up by the state-owned ChemChina. And this just in: two major Canadian fertilizer manufacturers, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. are merging.

Consolidation, monopoly. The Empire strikes back.

The global rebellion against GMOs and pesticides, particularly Monsanto’s Roundup, is one of the reasons for these deals. But lurking in the background is another factor, exemplified by the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty.

If the TPP passes, corporate tribunals will take over the adjudication…

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Why We Say “Black Lives Matter”

Barataria - The work of Erik Hare

Another day, another person dead from a police bullet. Another night of unrest as anger spills out into the streets. Another heated round of angry statements from all sides shouting past each other. Another opportunity missed to speak words of healing, love, and respect.

We say “Black Lives Matter” because it is not at all obvious that our nation believes this. It seems obvious enough that “All Lives Matter”, but when you focus on those of us who are darker life seems much more disposable, much easier to kick to the curb and forget.

When we say Black Lives Matter we say it not as a direct challenge in opposition to the officers in uniform or to white people. We say it as a challenge to the systems that produce far too much death far too easily, and as with everything bad in our nation that death falls heavily…

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