body products, Personal, skincare

My Epic Hungary Haul – Summer 2017

Budapest

In case you didn’t know, last month I went to Budapest on a vacation. We had a great time looking at architecture and drinking wine. But, you know me. I’m obsessed with skincare (and everything else). So, of course I took the time to check out drugstores and beauty stores. I’m embarrassed to even post what I bought because I went crazy. I blame the fact that my hotel was next to a DM Drogerie (one of my favorite stores).

When I travel, I look for things… Continue reading

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Vilhelm Don’t Tell Jasmine Perfume Review

Vilhelm Don't Tell Jasmine

I like Vilhelm Don’t Tell Jasmine because it reminds me of glamorous, rowdy 70’s supermodels like Jerry Hall and oddly enough, nights in Mexico. Also, it’s jasmine. And I love jasmine.

Don’t Tell Jasmine opens with a fruity crème de cassis that immediately brought to mind a kir royale. The citrus adds a champagne-like effervescence. Underneath all of this is a skanky jasmine. If you are sampling this, I really hope you like jasmine because that’s what this perfume is all about! It’s a big jasmine… Continue reading

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Aftelier Amber Tapestry Natural Perfume Review

Aftelier Amber Tapestry

When I moved to the NYC area, I started to take up tapestry weaving as a hobby. I don’t know why I decided to do such a thing while living in such a small space, but I did. I really enjoyed it. I took classes and rented space in a textile center. I would get lost in fibers and colors. When I started grad school, everything was pushed to the back burner. I still have a primitive handloom with an unfinished piece on it, but it just stares… Continue reading

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Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Perfume Reviews (2017)

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing Popular Perfumes

Years ago Kat Von D had launched perfumes. They were discontinued. I remember them very vaguely but not enough to do a comparison between those and the new 2017 edition. One thing that I can certainly say is that the new 2017 bottles are gorgeous. They’re an improvement!

Kat Von D perfumes

 

Saint

Notes listed include clary sage, mirabelle plum, jasmine, almond blossom, caramel, tiaré, lily-of-the-valley, vanilla, sandalwood, peach and musk.

So, let’s start with the “candied floral” one that… Continue reading

Blog Weekly Roundup

The Lipstick League – Week of 9.11.17

Serge Lutens El Attarine Bell jar

The Lipstick League – week of 9.11.17

Question of the Week: If you could travel anywhere in the world with the sole purpose of buying beauty products, where would you go and why?

EauMG’s Answer: Oh, what a fun thought! I know it seems obvious, but my first thought was Seoul. But, then I’m like, you know, I love shopping in Hong Kong so much. Some of my favorite brands I picked up there were from Taiwan. I think I’d like to