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Does Silversea's Silver Spirit Measure Up to the Rest of the Fleet?

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Ahoy mates, I've been writing about the new Silver Spirit and I finally got a chance to see this spiffy ship up close and personal. We spent the night on board with a few of Silversea's special invited guests. I took photos of the new additions.


I've sailed on Silversea ships before, but this is the larger vessel in the four ship fleet. She can hold around 540 passengers and weighs in at 36,000 tons. (The older Silver Shadow and Whisper carry 382 pax and replace 28,258 gross tons while the Silver Wind totes 298 people and weights 17,400 tons).


The almost all-inclusive Spirit rises 11 decks and features all the amenities of the rest of fleet with a few additions and noticeable Chachanges, Cha-ching changes: there's now a "small" charge for one of the alternative dining rooms ($30 a person plus the cost of wines of $100 or more).


Veranda Suites (ours was 740) measure about 376 sq ft and have a 65 sq ft private balcony. Big changes are the larger bathroom with hug…

The Top 10 Mascaras For Luscious Lashes Mesmer-Eyes,Sue Devitt, e.l.f, Lumene

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For the past few weeks I've been testing mascaras in my search for the top 10, it's a tough task because so far I like  just about every one I've tried--from $3 e.l.f to $95 Lashfood.....keep coming back for more great finds. (Mascaras supplied by companies for my subjective review and testing).





This one will probably take top honors. I just tried it and my eye lashes look sensational, the eyelineris also great and goes on perfectly. It's called Mesmer-Eyes--a new releasefromNapoleon Perdis. The PR person said, "It's like a miracle bra for your lashes!” It sells for $25 and worth every cent.



The magical multi-tasker ensures that your eyes make an impact all day long. Mesmer-Eyes Mascara is a real triple threat offering exceptional volume, superb length and you-go-curl bounce in one amazing new wand. The comb has two sides—use the wide side to boost lashes and the fine side to separate them—which reaches even the wimpiest of lashes and coats them with intense …