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Giant fabric and yarn sale Saturday to benefit African grandmothers – The News

Harris, from River John, and Jane Earle, a summer cottager and member of the HRM Bay Area Grandmothers group, decided to organize the fabric and yarn sale in Tata, modelled on a similar sale in Halifax. “The Grandmothers’ Fabric and Yarn sale in Halifax has been a huge success,” says Earle. “With all the creative people on the North Shore, we thought Tatamagouche would be the perfect place for a similar sale.”

Maybelline FitMe! Foundation Product Review – Pilipinas Popcorn (blog)

Photo via Maybelline Philippines Facebook

With tons of Foundation products to choose from, there still seems to be trouble choosing the right one. Issues like skin type, sebum control, allergies, genes, and whatnot, are factors that have a significant effect on how the product performs. A few days after the beginning of 2016, one of the leading makeup outfits in the Philippines, Maybelline, released its Maybelline FitMe! Collection. This FitMe! product is available in four different formats, namely: FitMe! Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation, FitMe! Foundation Stick, FitMe! Pressed Powder and FitMe! Concealer. These products have about eight to sixteen shades depending on the format.

One of the reasons why I was so curious about this product, was because it was significantly priced lesser than the former products of Maybelline. Other than that, I was lucky enough to purchase the FitMe! Liquid Foundation Matte+Poreless at one of Maybelline’s generous sale offers. So instead of paying P399 for it– I paid P299. Not bad for impulse buying.

Compared to the Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Foundation that I was currently using, this FitMe! Liquid foundation is priced P100 less– even if both are 30 ml. Foundations from L’Oreal usually cost P400-P500. And they aren’t even matte.

Applying the Maybelline FitMe! Liquid Foundation

First taking in a pea size on the back of my hand, I slowly pat it with a silicone sponge and smudged it across my face. The application was fairly easy– it didn’t really dry off too soon and it could still be re-smudged across the face after applying it the first time.

Now for such a small amount, I can definitely see it go a long way. In fact, the coverage on my face is impressive. I have dark spots and blemishes on my face and the product covers it up with ease. While it may require another pea sized amount for a smooth, flawless and patched finish, one can do for me. I noticed how my pores had been covered just right.

So because this is Matte, I didn’t have to pat on face powder. But I still put some on to hold the product in place.

Finally all throughout the day, the Maybelline FitMe! Liquid Foundation had stayed with me for the entire duration. When I sweat and dab my face with a tissue paper, I can spot some product coming off, but it’s definitely a lot lesser than that of the creamier Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Foundation.

Finally, when I removed the product, believe me when I say it wasn’t as hard as I had anticipated. Soaping it removes most of the product off, but it’s safer to still use a toner for my fear of some foundation seeping into my pores. So no trouble there.

Unfortunately, like many things in this world, it isn’t perfect. Firstly, the packaging isn’t in a pumping bottle. So it’s a lot harder to measure the sizes I take. It would have also been a lot more convenient for me if it were so. Secondly, while it’s still a Matte product, a few minutes after application, oils will start to appear making my T-Zone shiny too quickly. Thirdly, it can be a little too yellow for a few people. While the tone of the Maybelline FitMe! Liquid Foundation fit my skin perfectly because my skin is a little yellow, it may not be the same for most people for it oxidizes differently on other pinkier skin tones.

Should you try the Maybelline FitMe! Liquid Foundation?

In my opinion, it’s definitely worth trying. I, together with a lot of people, believe in its full-coverage, poreless finish. Not to mention that the price is right– and it can get better if you buy it on the right occasion. Especially for Filipinos who usually, naturally have a yellow skin tone.

And of course, Maybelline FitMe! Liquid Foundation is P399, 30 ml and it’s matte. You don’t get to see that every day. So better try it!

Hurried fundraising to protect land for sale in old Mount Pleasant … – Charleston Post Courier

MOUNT PLEASANT — One of the largest properties in the Old Village area, once part of former Gov. Jim Edwards’ family homestead, has gone up for sale and an effort is underway to buy and protect it from development.

College of Charleston associate professor Grant Gilmore, who lives next door to the property, launched the fundraising effort Sunday. He hopes to raise enough money — an estimated $2.5 million — for a competitive bid on the property by an Aug. 23 deadline.

By 2:45 p.m. Monday, Gilmore’s online gofundme page[1] had raised $1,855.

The 3.4-acre property at McCants Drive and Jackson Street is owned by one of Edwards’ heirs, Catharine Wingate. Edwards died in 2014.

“In 1938, his parents bought a farm in Mount Pleasant,” The Post and Courier reported[2], in a story about Edwards’ life. “In his elder years, Edwards often spoke of hunting, fishing and playing in the woods of the property during his youth, around what was then a sparsely populated East Cooper section of Charleston County.”

Edwards’ son-in-law Ken Wingate, who has served as South Carolina state treasurer, posted details[3] about the land for sale on his Columbia law firm’s website. No sale price is specified, and sealed bids are due by 11 a.m. Aug. 23.

The property, according to the description, is “believed to be the largest remaining undeveloped residential parcel in the Village.”

Former Mount Pleasant Mayor Cheryll Woods-Flowers, a real estate agent, was one of the first donors to Gilmore’s gofundme effort.

“There’s not much left in old Mount Pleasant to preserve,” she said Monday. “There are lots of homes being torn down, lots of trees going.”

“I’ve lived in this part of town my entire life,” Woods-Flowers said. “I just want to do whatever we can to keep whatever we can.”

Gilmore said any money raised would be pledged to the East Cooper Land Trust so that the nonprofit group could bid on the property, and it will be returned to donors if unsuccessful.

East Cooper Land Trust Executive Director Catherine Main said people could alternatively make pledges to the organization, which is working with Gilmore but is not involved in the gofundme effort.

“By the deadline, we could put in a bid based on the pledges as a bargain sale,” Main said. 

In a bargain sale, a landowner would typically claim state and federal tax credits for the difference between the selling price and the appraised value of the land.

“We have a short time frame so it’s about whether or not the community can raise the money,” Main said. “The chances of us competing with all these developers is obviously slim.”


  1. ^ gofundme page (www.gofundme.com)
  2. ^ reported (www.postandcourier.com)
  3. ^ details (www.swblaw.com)
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