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My Story: ‘Here I Am, Man With Beard And Red Lipstick’

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Red lipstick—from the deepest crimsons to the brightest cherries is associated with several contrasting notions. On one hand, it is considered to be one of the most powerful symbols of female beauty while on the other hand, it has, on numerous occasions, been labelled and condemned as a visual statement of flirtation or seduction. Accentuating one such meaning of this beauty product and taking on social bullies, a Kolkata-based man took to social media to share his experience. Pushpak Sen took to Facebook to narrate the incident that happened with his 54-year-old mother who was slut-shamed and was bombarded with […]

What Mascara Does Madison Prewett Use On ‘The Bachelor’? It’s So Affordable

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Bachelor fans are likely still reeling from the very dramatic finale to Season 24 that aired on Tuesday, March 10. But amidst all the drama and arguing, one thing stood out the entire season: Madison Prewett’s eyelashes. After some snooping, it turns out Prewett uses $9 mascara for her long, defined lashes. While it’s still unknown what will happen between her and Peter Weber, or whether she and his mom will ever get along, at least you can get the same spidery lashes as the Bachelor contestant. As a former pageant girl, Prewett probably has some pretty good makeup tricks […]

Virtual Dating Events In London – Here’s The Deal – Smudged Lipstick – Smudged Lipstick

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Virtual Dating Events In London – Here’s The Deal Dating events in London have VIRTUALLY changed. I guess the events world has changed in general and we, as a business need to move with said change. It’s a reality we find ourselves in, and one I never actually thought I’d be excited to make. This week we launched our first ever online event series “Behind the Black Mirror”. It’s something I’d put off hoping the situation would change and we’d be able to run a lot more offline events sooner. Alas, with the new “rule of 6” coming into play…… […]

August and Event Re-Launch Updates – Smudged Lipstick – Smudged Lipstick

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Hi everyone. I hope all of you and those close to you are safe and well during such a difficult time. I wanted to give you all an update as to what’s happening here at Smudged as things start to open up. I’ve always wanted to be as transparent as possible with all of you from the moment I started the company…… And it’s been tough for more reasons than you can imagine. But, Smudged is the sort of business that’s been built on toughness and all of the kind emails and messages over the past few months have been […]

Why Dating Companies Should Never Focus on Love…. – Smudged Lipstick – Smudged Lipstick

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Why Dating Companies Should Never Focus on Love…. I don’t get it. I never have.  The “meet the one” or “love is just around the corner” lines splashed everywhere from billboards to websites in the hope that we’ll hand over our hard-earned money on something that nobody can ever guarantee. Without getting into the eternal debate of “what is love?” I wanted to explore as to why dating companies should never focus on love. There’s No Metric For Love The summary of data by any survey can always be taken with a grain of salt based on the respondents and […]

5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need A Dating Coach – Smudged Lipstick – Smudged Lipstick

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5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need A Dating Coach Don’t get me wrong, I understand the appeal of paying a dating coach. Hey, I understand the appeal of paying for any type of coach that will help you improve certain aspects of your life. But, having worked in and around the industry for 7 years, I’ve been privy to dealing with some of the best and worst dating coaches the UK has to offer and I wanted to share a realistic look as to why you really don’t need a dating coach. ONE: Dating is Subjective Nobody can be a […]

5 Ways Lockdown Can Help You Improve Interacting In Real Life – Smudged Lipstick – Smudged Lipstick

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5 Ways Lockdown Can Help You Improve Interacting In Real Life As crazy as it might sound, lockdown is going to make you better at interacting with people in real life. Stay with me on this one, it is going somewhere…… In a world where people can barely leave the house without checking the weather on their phone, here at Smudged Lipstick our ethos is firmly built on running cool events that improve offline communication skills. Sure, whilst re-watching all 4 series of Veronica Mars (you can skip the movie – it’s crap) might not seem like the  best way to […]

Help the Locals – Bull in a China Shop Shoreditch – Smudged Lipstick – Smudged Lipstick

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Running a small business during this period is really tough – this is why it’s really important to help those where we can. In our new blog series “Help the Locals”, each week we want to showcase things that our favourite venues are doing during Covid-19 and give you a real insight into the people who put their blood sweat and tears into running them. This week we spoke with Simon Chen, owner of Bull in a China Shop in Shoreditch to give us an inside look into his business and how we can help. View this post on Instagram […]

Smudged Lipstick Update – May 2020 – What’s Going On? – Smudged Lipstick – Smudged Lipstick

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20/5/20 Most importantly, I hope all of you and those close to you are safe and well. It’s hard to know where to start. Firstly, I want to thank all of you for your support and patience during such an unprecedented time. The emails, texts and phone calls have all been received with so much appreciation – it’s hard to put into words exactly how much they mean to both myself and the team. Nobody envisaged the year to unfold the way it has and being an events company and a small business at that, it has affected us as […]

5 Reasons We Need To Make More Phone Calls – Smudged Lipstick – Smudged Lipstick

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5 Reasons We Need To Make More Phone Calls The phone….. Oh, how it’s evolved over the years! From literally having just one function to now being able to…… well……. do pretty much everything. So, now that we can use it to do pretty-much everything – heaven forbid we actually use it to make phone calls. With the art of the phone conversation dying a slow and painful death, I thought I would look at 5 reasons we need to make more phone calls to improve our communication skills. ONE: You Learn a Lot About Somebody From Their Phone Etiquette  […]