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EauPEN Thread – Pretty Bottles

Jean Paul Gaultier Fragile

 

Have you ever purchased a perfume just for its packaging?
I hate to admit this, but I have. These days I rarely buy full-size bottles. But, there was a time I’d buy a bottle of perfume just because I liked the bottle. Those days are long gone but here’s what I remember buying just for the bottle:

Van Cleef & Arpels Féerie – I don’t even like faeries but for some reason I wanted this bottle…also the fact that it lists violets as a note… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Zoologist Camel Perfume Review

Zoologist Camel

Zoologist Perfumes draws its inspirations from animals. With the copy and the name, I expected for Camel to have a Middle Eastern or Horn of Africa influence. This influence is seen throughout perfumery with the use of resins, woods and fruits from the regions and “desert imagery”. It does seem like if your brand is inspired by animals and if you want to do a “spice route” sort of perfume, then a camel as your mascot seems like a good idea.

The opening of Camel is like… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Personal

EauMG’s 2017 Empties & Thoughts

2017 Empties

Empties are posts that I do where I tally the amount of beauty products that I empty. It also is something that I do that makes me feel like a total hoarder (empty bottles accumulate until the end of a month for a “photo shoot”), but hey, bloggers are weird people. There’s a few reasons why I’m so consistent with my Empties post. Firstly, it helps me keep up with what I’m actually using. I can quickly reference and see if something was a hit/miss for… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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MAC Ruby Woo & Velvet Teddy Perfume Reviews

Cathee Dahmen

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing (Two) Popular Perfumes

MAC Cosmetics launched Shadescents, a line of perfumes to correspond with some of their best-selling, cult status lipstick shades. I was all about this concept as it combined both of my vices – perfume and lipstick.

I’m not on MAC’s PR list and it really didn’t appear they reached out to anyone that talks solely about perfume, so I had to wait for these to come into stores. It was a wreck. I went to two stores in NYC and… Continue reading | 6 Comments

Blog Weekly Roundup

The Lipstick League – Week of 1/8/18 – Biggest Skincare Issue

Edith Bagaaya

The Lipstick League – week of 1.8.18

Question of the Week: What’s your biggest skincare issue, and which product(s) do you use to help with that issue?

EauMG’s Answer: Cystic acne. It’s the absolute worst. I keep meaning to write about my experience with it. Basically, my skin was perfect until I reached my 30’s. At this time, every thing went to heck. To abbreviate this long story, it’s not just products that manage this. I take medication, use topical prescriptions, avoid certain ingredients and hope