The Lipstick League – Week of 8.24.15

1966 Clairol makeup ad

The Lipstick League – Week of 8.24.15

Question of the Week: How many makeup products do you use for an everyday face?

EauMG’s Answer: You know, I’ve never counted. I actually think it would shock me. After being asked, I tried to keep dibs. Most days I use the following: concealer, finishing/brightening powder, foundation (not most days), highlighter, brow pencil or pomade, clear brow gel, eye makeup primer, at least 2 eyeshadows, most days I use eyeliner, mascara, blush, taupe powder to contour

Arquiste Fleur de Louis EDP Perfume Review

Arquiste Fleur de Louis

All of the Arquiste perfumes are like little scented “time capsules” and are inspired by specific times in history. Fleur de Louis is a perfume inspired by Louis XIV circa 1660 in the Basque Region. Fleur de Louis is a cool white floral with iris. It’s one of those perfume-perfumes. You know, a perfume for people that wear perfume.

Fleur de Louis opens as cool orange blossoms and jasmine with an aldehydic greenness. It’s sheer with a cool rain freshness. As the fragrance wears, there’s an addition… Continue reading | 4 Comments

NY NOW Summer 2015 Wrap-up

NY Now Logo

Last week I went to NY Now which is a large home, lifestyle and gift trade show. I call it the “Acres of Soy Candles Event” because that’s why I go. I go for the candles.

Let me start out by apologizing for the lack of pictures. My phone’s battery was so low and honestly, when I’m at these things I get so distracted by stuff that I forget to take pictures. Plus, some exhibitors don’t like for photos to be taken.

Here were some highlights… Continue reading | 9 Comments

Thorn & Bloom Savage Garden Natural EDP Perfume Review

Thorn & Bloom Savage Garden

Thorn & Bloom Savage Garden is one of those perfumes that plays up the cool, minty aspect of white florals. And when perfumes do that, it’s like they play up the “wildness” of florals like ylang-ylang.

Savage Garden opens with tangled wild weeds and ylang-ylang. The ylang in this is cool, minty. Tarragon gives the impression of a “cool anise”. It’s like anise but greener and cooler. Savage Garden wears as a cool, herbal white floral. It eventually dries down to bitter herbs and… Continue reading | 6 Comments

The Lipstick League – Week of 8.17.15

1990's Candies ad

The Lipstick League – week of 8.17.15

Question of the Week: What do you think of the current ‘90s revival in beauty and fashion?

EauMG’s Answer: I love it. I’m getting older so I was going to be nostalgic for my “younger” days anyway. I also think it’s very flattering to see the young’uns thinking my generation was so darn cool. And in reality, we weren’t really. But, I think it’s flattering, cute and naive. And lip liner is back so I feel comfortable