EauMG’s Spring 2014 Perfume Picks

My allergies have alerted me that it is indeed springtime. As I sit on the sofa sneezing with a box of tissues at hand, I’ve put together my “picks” for Spring 2014 (since I can’t smell; I can’t test new things). Here’s a list of perfumes that should get you through all of your spring activities.

Spring 2014 perfumes

Spring Festivals

Here are my picks for various spring-related outdoor festivals and gatherings:

Joya No. 6 Perfume Oil – This is an evergreen gin and… Continue reading | 21 Comments

Pirouette Perfume Gold Souvenir EDP Review

Pirouette Gold Souvenir

The past few days in Seattle, it’s been gorgeous. We’ve had sunshine, fluffy white clouds gracing bright blue skies. Flowers are in bloom and spring green buds are dusting tree leaves. This perfect weather had me thinking about a perfume launched last year by Seattle-based Pirouette. Souvenir is a perfume inspired by lazy, sunny days and that’s exactly what I get from it – yellow flowers and blue skies.

Souvenir opens with a floral astringency. It’s a fruity lavender and mimosa. If Souvenir were a color, it’d… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Givenchy Insense EDT Fragrance Review

Givenchy Insense

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume (Vintage)

I imagine that Givenchy Insensé was a difficult one to “get” during its launch in 1993. I still find this masculine-floral a bit difficult to comprehend (I mean the name roughly means “wild and crazy”), but in a good way.

Insensé opens as very vegetal with lots of basil and aldehydes. It’s green, dewy, alive. So much galbanum! I’m always confused by Insensé because it is clean and soapy but their is a skankiness that isn’t actually dirty but… Continue reading | 4 Comments

Epic Blend Premium Lip Balm Review

Epic Blend Lip Balms

Epic Blend is a Canadian based lip balm brand. They kindly scent me a few of their permanent lip balms for me to try. It’s like they new that I had epically dry lips or something…

The line consists of three collections: More Moisture, Vegan and Hemp.

More Moisture contains seven organic moisturizers: shea butter coconut oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, beeswax and non-GMO vitamin E. This formula has some “slip” to it but doesn’t wear off super quickly. The flavors in this collection are… Continue reading

The Lipstick League – Week of 4/7/14

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The Lipstick League – week of 4.7.14

Question of the Week: I own more of this brand than any other:

EauMG’s Answer: Perfume – Serge Lutens and Guerlain. Makeup – Revlon and NARS. Skincare – Paula’s Choice

Lipglossiping – counts down the days until she can welcome the summer with a punch of seasonal colour from Deborah Lippmann!

My Beauty Bunny – Feeling lucky? Go ahead and enter to win a shopping spree at Nurture My Body