Aston Villa remains perfect as Barkley beauty downs Leicester

Leicester City – Aston Villa: Perhaps the most surprising thing that can happen in this wacky Premier League season is nothing, and that’s almost what we saw Sunday when Aston Villa stayed perfect with a 1-0 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

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Chelsea loanee Ross Barkley scored a wonderful stoppage-time goal to move Villa to 4-0, one point back of leaders Everton and holding a match-in-hand.

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The hosts were without Jamie Vardy and James Maddison but still would’ve expected better in dropping four points off the top of the table.

Leicester City – Aston Villa saw the league’s second- and third-place sides battle at the KP.

Three things we learned from Leicester City – Aston Villa

1. Foxes, Villans cue Macbeth… until stoppage time: The match actually was pretty entertaining, albeit without that certain substance of final third interest. Call up Shakespeare — William, not former Foxes and current Villa assistant Craig — because the frenetic attacks of both teams were “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

Perhaps Vardy would’ve been the difference here. Maybe it’s likely he would’ve. But instead it was Ross Barkley who snatched something out of nothing when given some space to let fly a vicious hit from outside the 18.

2. Goodness, is Grealish exciting?!? Every time Jack Grealish gets the ball, you’ve got hope that something special is going to happen for the occasion. He was all action, with three key passes, four fouls given, and five drawn. Grealish also got stuck into 22 duels. He only won 12, but that’s not bad for an attacker. Villa just couldn’t find bounces like it did against Liverpool.

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3. Fofana impresses on debut: Not even 20 years old, Wesley Fofana started his first Premier League match and boy, oh boy, was he very good. The Saint-Etienne product was faced with Grealish’s side of the pitch and etched his name on the Man of the Match Award with a laundry list of audacious stats (read on). Credit to veteran Jonny Evans for helping the youngster in a big spot.

Man of the Match

Here are Fofana’s numbers (via SofaScore. Remember that he’s 19):

  • Nine clearances
  • Six interceptions
  • Three tackles
  • 12-of-16 duels won
  • 83 percent passing

Yup. The real deal on debut.

Leicester City – Aston Villa recap

The chances were at a premium early, a 22nd-minute moment from Kelechi Iheanacho to Timothy Castaigne forcing a good intervention in tight from Villa.

At that point there had been a whopping two shot attempts, both from Leicester City.

Trezeguet missed by a yard after John McGinn and Jack Grealish cued up a prime but challenged chance in the heart of the box.

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The second half also failed to produce much, a fortunate Youri Tielemans free

SOUK Skincare Line Offers The Perfect Self-Care Gift Of Moisturizers, Cleansers, and More

SOUK Skincare Line Offers The Perfect Self-Care Gift Of Moisturizers, Cleansers, and More

Premier line offers natural, effective beauty care products we all need right now

During the COVID-19 pandemic and ahead of the holidays, SOUK Skincare is proud to introduce a line of fresh, effective, and affordable beauty care products that are made from natural ingredients.

The SOUK Skincare line includes moisturizers, masks, exfoliants, serums, and more including their best selling Cranberry & Turmeric Clay Facial Mask, Vitamin C Brightening Serum, Rosewater Hydrating Cream, and Herb and Aloe Firming Eye Cream.

“SOUK Skincare takes a ‘no-nonsense’ approach to skincare,” said the team at SOUK Skincare. “We ban over 1,000 ingredients from our products, utilizing the best of nature to make highly effective products.”

The SOUK Skincare team is excited to offer what they’re calling “the perfect self-care gift we all need right now”, during the pandemic and ahead of the busy holiday season. Currently, SOUK Skincare has three kits and sets on sale at their website.

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Style at Home: Creating the perfect gallery wall – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

No room is complete without art on the walls. Artwork is the cherry on top, the frosting on the cake, the accessories to the perfect outfit — it is the finishing touch that pushes your space from beautiful to stunning.

A few weeks ago I posted a photo that featured a lovely gallery wall display curated and hung by our very own talented art (and chandelier, and really anything that requires hanging ) specialist, Dillon. Dillon has been with the shop for 23 years and has his art arrangements down to a science — so precise it seems like magic. He has traveled from coast to coast on behalf of Nell Hill’s, hanging art for customers from Palm Springs to Washington, D.C., and is always in high demand.

This is why, when I started receiving some questions on how to create the perfect display, I knew I needed to corner him and get the inside tricks and tips that he has collected over the years to share with you all.

Step One: Grouping your art. When pulling pieces for a gallery wall there are many ways to mix and match. While Dillon sometimes likes to pick a theme for a grouping, the most important part of a collection is to have variety. This means different sizes, shapes, mediums, and subjects are all welcome in a grouping. Having a diverse collection of items makes for an interesting display that encourages the eye to explore. When Dillon is finished pulling art for a display, he sorts them into piles based on size and frame color which makes for an organized way to start creating your layout.

Step Two: The Layout. Once you pull the art with which you are working, it’s time to layout your vision. Instead of going straight to the wall with hammer in hand, we recommend a floor layout first. When Dillon has the time (and space) he lays out his pieces on the ground in front of his chosen wall starting with the visually heaviest pieces.

The heaviest pieces are going to be the largest sized or those with dark, bold frames and colors. By beginning with these pieces, you can ensure that they are spread evenly throughout your display to create visual anchors that draw the eye from side to side. Grouping too many of the heavy pieces together can create an unbalanced and lopsided display. Add in medium sized pieces and fill in with the smallest among your grouping to complete your gallery.

While your display is on the ground and you have it looking just right, mark the middle of the display and take a picture on your phone. This way, once you start moving things around you have something to reference for spacing and placement.

Step Three: Spacing and Measurement. First things first: Identify where you want the middle of your display to fall on the wall and mark it. The easiest way to place an arrangement is to place the middle first and

This Is the Perfect Face Mask, for Everyone in Need of Function, Style, and Comfort

Over the last few months, it quickly became apparent that I needed to take my mask fashion as seriously as I take my regular fashion. Some face masks are pretty, and some are comfortable, but not many are both — some are even pretty uncomfortable. I have had many failed mask experiences: too tight, too thick, just plain dull, sparkly yet itchy (no thanks), mask made out of a cute swimsuit? Please don’t do it. So naturally, when MasQd popped up on my Instagram feed, I had to continue my quest and give them a try. The results? I was building my mask wardrobe before, but now I’m solely interested in a MasQd collection instead.

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MasQd face masks come complete with a filter pocket (filters sold separately), adjustable nose wire, and soft, stretchy cotton ear loops that don’t feel like you’ve just wrapped dental floss around the back of your ears. The fabric itself is a lightweight, antimicrobial, and easily washable cotton. And they stay on your face while speaking, without riding either above your chin or below your nose. Many masks have the wire nose piece but what makes this one different is that it runs along the entire top part of the mask so that you can mold it to the shape of your beautifully unique face for maximum comfort.

MasQd’s design contours in all the right places, giving you some (literal) breathing room in the front. That means you can speak freely without sounding like Darth Vader or ending up eating the inside of your mask.The bonus? If, like myself, you stand by wearing lipstick despite knowing that you’re wearing a mask, it won’t be rubbing all over the inside of it.

Now the fun part: MasQd makes choices for everyone. If you like patterns, they’ve got you covered, literally. But if your style is more subtle, MasQd offers plenty of solids and neutrals with a couple of trendy ribbed options for Fall. Men, fear not if Golden Butterflies or Crystals aren’t your thing — MasQd has an assortment of solids, prints, and sizes just for you. MasQd also offers a variety of choices in children’s sizes for both boys and girls.

I love supporting small businesses, and that’s one more thing that makes this female and minority-owned business one-of-a-kind. All of their stylish and comfortable face masks are made right here in the USA. What more could you ask for?

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15 Wedding Ring Sets for the Perfect Bridal Stack

If you thought stacking was just for your wrists, think again. Instead of flying solo with a solitary engagement ring, say yes to a wedding ring set. According to jewelry designer Payal Shah, a wedding ring set traditionally has three matching rings: an engagement ring with the couple’s wedding bands. The concept is that these rings complement each other to form a cohesive set.

Meet the Expert

Payal Shah is the founder of the fine jewelry label Lˊ Dezen, which combines precious stones with architectural design. Her pieces have been worn by Rihanna, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez, among others.

Why Should You Choose a Wedding Ring Set?

Shah feels that choosing a ring set is a marker of unity and a symbol of the couple’s commitment to each other. “When chosen purposefully, it serves as a great metaphor for equality and your new life together,” she says. “It’s a sign that this is not just another jewelry piece you own.” When bought together, there is also the added advantage of possible price incentives.

Tips for Buying a Wedding Ring Set

This is jewelry you will be wearing every day for the rest of your life, so it’s important that the design and colors reflect your personality. Invest time in your research—whether you’re buying a ready set or customizing it—to keep any unpleasant surprises at bay. Shah suggests playing with proportions for an interesting look: “Mixing shapes promises a visual appeal. Certain center tops with a wedding band style may not look elegant. So your engagement ring could be a semi-mount, set with a loose diamond of your choice.”

She advises against mixing metals. For starters, the finishing for each is different, so it’s hard to achieve an even look. “Moreover, if the metals are of different strengths, the wedding band could end up scratching the engagement ring or vice versa if not well thought out,” Shah explains.

She adds that 18 karat gold is a sound investment, flexible, and has a stronger alloy to keep the prongs in place. Platinum is ideal if you are not setting in any diamonds, and will wear the metal by itself. Since it doesn’t change color, your band will not dull down over time.

Ahead, scroll through 15 wedding ring sets we love.

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Perfect Corp. Takes the Global Beauty Tech Forum Virtual on 11/11, Showcasing the Power of Advanced AI + AR Beauty Tech Innovation

Perfect Corp.’s franchise event, The Global Beauty Tech Forum, will gather industry leaders across beauty, retail, technology, and media for a deep dive into the impact of AI and AR technology across the consumer shopping experience

Perfect Corp. announces the return of The Global Beauty Tech Forum, which will be held virtually on November 11, 2020 with a half-day of programming. The franchise event will digitally gather the innovative minds behind leading beauty brands, retailers, technology companies, and media giants for an in-depth discussion on the impact of advanced beauty technology as it applies to the consumer shopping journey. As our world continues to adapt and adjust in response to a global pandemic, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are quickly becoming a lifeline for companies to safely and effectively connect with their consumers.

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Perfect Corp. takes the Global Beauty Tech Forum virtual on 11/11 (Photo: Business Wire)

The Global Beauty Tech Forum will help to showcase the unique ways brands of all sizes (large, medium, and indie) are leveraging the power of advanced AI and AR solutions, and implementing them across all distribution channels, to best service the discerning modern day consumer and drive business. The comprehensive programming will feature a keynote presentation from Perfect Corp. founder and CEO, Alice Chang, followed by an extensive lineup of panel discussions and ‘fireside chats’ covering a range of topics. The complete schedule is set to include:

Keynote with Perfect Corp. Founder and CEO

A glimpse into the groundbreaking tech advancements that are re-imagining the consumer shopping experience and demonstration of new AI and AR technologies that will shape the industry in 2021 and beyond. Presented by Perfect Corp. founder and CEO, Alice Chang.

Fireside Chat: Digital Technologies and Innovation at The Estée Lauder Companies

A discussion with special guest Ophelia Ceradini, Vice President of Digital Technology and Innovation at The Estée Lauder Companies, for an inside look at the future of Beauty Tech across the company’s portfolio of over 25 prestige beauty brands.

The Personalized Brand Experience

An in-depth discussion with trailblazing beauty brands— Aveda, Neutrogena, and e.l.f. Cosmetics —about the unique ways they are implementing beauty tech solutions to create interactive, personalized beauty experiences to enhance the customer shopping journey and drive sales. Panelists to include: Rachael Ostrom, Executive Director of Digital Strategy and Transformation at Aveda; Natasha McClean Haubrich, Head of Global Neutrogena; Ekta Chopra, Vice President of Digital at e.l.f. Cosmetics; Moderated by: Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director at People.

A Chat with the Experts

A chat with key opinion leaders across makeup, skin, and hair, including celebrity makeup artist and founder of FYFE Jillian Dempsey, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer, and celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa, for a look at how advanced beauty technology has challenged them to transform and adapt to a new type of interactive user experience.

The Beauty Shopping Experience, Re-Imagined

Whether in-store, online or direct to consumer,

The Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas For Men

Are you looking to purchase the perfect gift for the special gentleman in your life? There are plenty of wonderful gadgets, tools, trinkets, and other types of gifts that will surely have him shouting for joy this holiday season. Here are some of the more popular Christmas gift ideas for men:

Sporting Goods

It’s probably a pretty safe bet that the man in your life is into some type of sporting activity whether it be basketball, baseball, golf, hockey, tennis, fishing, or any other type of activity that would normally be considered a sport. Chances are pretty good that he’ll be totally satisfied with a new golf club, or a new fishing rod, or any other type of gift related to a sport that he thoroughly enjoys.

Sports Memorabilia

If he’s a big time sports fanatic, then you will certainly make his day by presenting him with an autographed football, baseball bat, golf towel, or any other autographed item form his favorite sports icon. This is perhaps one of the more difficult gifts to acquire, and it may not even be possible at times, so perhaps you might consider settling for sports memorabilia items such as pictures, plaques, bar furniture, clothing, and more.

Electronic Gadgets

The possibilities are endless when it comes to the different types of electronic gadgets that can given out during the Christmas season. Hand held poker games, portable DVD players, cell phones, and camcorders are all wonderful gifts that men thoroughly enjoy and can never get enough of.


Who ever heard of a guy that has too many tools? The truth is that a man can never have enough tools in his toolbox, workbench, or wherever it is that he keeps his equipment for performing every day maintenance tasks around the house or apartment. New socket wrenches, drill bits, hammers, all-in-one tool sets, power drills, or any type of power tool will make the perfect addition to that special someone’s collection.


If the guy you’re shopping for is big into music, then you might consider purchasing him a new mp3 player if he hasn’t already got one. Does he have an iPod? Perhaps you might want to buy him a new pair of high quality earphones or an iPod docking station that can double as an alarm clock.

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Relive Childhood Memories And Design The Perfect Holiday Gift, A Personalized Toy Box

Who did love getting a personalized gift as a child? There was something exciting about receiving a present with your name engraved or painted on it. If you ever needed to wow a recipient with a gift, a personalized item was a sure win.

Adult gift-givers can relive the fun of those childhood memories by giving personalized gifts. Today's shoppers have many options in personalization ranging from "off-the-shelf" items to hand-painted or even custom engraved gifts. Online shopping supports all of these gift options and more with personal design tools to make gift-giving even more fun and meaningful. It's now possible to create a perfect holiday gift right from the comfort of home. Better yet, you'll be able to preview the design, something you could never do with over-the-phone orders.

Design Your Own Is Perfect For Unique Names

If you're one of those people with a unique name you know how hard it is to find personalized items off the shelf. If you know a kid with a hard-to-find name, you know how disappointing it is for them to never find anything with their name on it. Design your own options eliminate this frustration and allow you to bring a smile to the faces of these kids who are proud of their unique names.

A Personalized Toy Box Is Fun And Functional

One gift that will be welcomed by kids and parents alike is a personalized toy box. Kids will love having their own place for all of their treasures, made even more special by their name being displayed front and center. Parents will appreciate having a functional and attractive storage spot for the unending pile of toys kids seem to accumulate.

Personalized toy boxes come in all shapes and sizes from 100% hand-crafted and laser-engraved heirloom-quality pieces to manufactured fiberboard boxes that feature painted or acrylic lettering. Some toy boxes are large enough to double as a bench or coffee table, others are small enough to tuck into a corner in a bedroom or playroom.

A good toy box design tool will give you several options to choose from to design your toy box such as wood color, name versus monogram, and font choice. Before making your final purchase you should be able to see a mock-up of your design to verify that everything is spelled correctly and designed the way you want. With one quick glance you'll be able to tell if it suits the personality of your intended recipient. If it doesn't, simply play around with your options some more until it's perfect.

This preview function takes the guesswork out of personalized gifts. No more waiting on pins and needles, hoping the final product looks the way you want it to. You'll know exactly what to expect before you even click the purchase button.

Selecting The Perfect Holiday Gift

If you're convinced that a personalized toy box should be on your shopping list this year, make sure it's a quality piece. Quality pieces last longer and look …

Retirement Signature Frames – The Perfect Retirement Gift!

When most people think of a retirement gift, they think of a watch. It's the tried and true gift that companies give employees to say thanks for all the years of hard work. It's a great gift on behalf of the company but if you're the lucky individual enlisted with planning the retirement party, you're probably in need of a personalized gift on behalf of everyone at the office.

The perfect gift would probably be an affordable, personalized, lifetime keepsake from everyone attending the farewell party and yet something that would make a beautiful presentation to wish the retiree well on the next stage of their life. Is there such a gift with all these qualities and still be original?

Well, there is and it's called a signature frame and it is able to encompass all of these great qualities by displaying pictures of the retiree surrounded with signatures and / or messages from friends and fellow co-workers. The signed frame, complimented with pictures and an engraved plaque will make a memorable gift at a retirement party.

Many signature frames are sold as kits and include everything from the pen for signing the mat board to the mounting system to quickly and easily add special photographs.

To make a fun presentation at the party, fill the frame with older photos of the person during their time at work and also personal photos of them throughout their life such as their hobbies, old graduation pictures etc. That way, when friends and colleagues sign the frame they will have a chance to reminisce about their friend while having fun looking at how much they have changed over the years. Be sure to take some new photographs at the party so they can later be added to the frame as a way to remember this final farewell memory.

This simple, fun retirement gift will provide years of happy memories for the retiree by displaying a lifetime of work memories while at the same time providing a personal memento from fellow employees and friends.

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Capture Your Perfect Moment with a Wedding Website

Not so many years ago, the proposition of a wedding website would be a thing of humor. For decades, wedding invitations created from custom stationary and mailed via snail mail has been the standard way of inviting guests to your ceremony and reception. However, with the advent of Internet, more and more people are moving with the growing trend of creating a personal wedding website. Some might think that a wedding website is an ‘extra’ feature to add to your planning, but you will soon see why it is almost a requirement with regard to an “all inclusive” wedding plan.

The biggest advantage to setting up a personal website is that one can display information for your guests and others to view well in advance of the actual event. With typical weddings, many guests come out of town and getting informational changes to them in a timely manner is crucial. Any and all changes to the actual format of the wedding can quickly be published on a website for all the expected quests to review. A direction map for guests that are unfamiliar with your area is also an added and appreciated feature. Setting up a website in advance of the wedding allows the guests to feel connected to the bride and groom, and allows them to feel like they are part of the planning. Also, the bride or groom can point out hotel accommodations and unique tourist features for out-of-town visitors to take advantage of when they are visiting. The possibilities of a complete website are virtually endless.

There are a few options if one decides to embark on having a wedding website. You can hire a web designer to create a custom design for you and your fiancé, complete with your choice of colors, styles and content. This person will usually supply a complete package along with the needed hosting for the website. Another option is going with an online website template, usually through a wedding website provider. These templates are pre-made, usually very easy and fast to set up, and only usually require that one fills out some forms online, and make payment. These companies can be found by searching for ‘wedding website’ in any search engine. Look for a wedding template host that provides some of the newer features, such as an online planner and photo uploads. If you are opting to only provide photos of your wedding online without a full website, choose image hosting. These packages are a great alternative and are a smaller, cheaper way to allow you to post your beautiful pictures on the Internet for all to see for years to come.

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