La Curie Faunus EDP Perfume Review

La Curie Faunus

La Curie is a Southwestern indie perfume line inspired by myths, legends and mystics. Faunus, a smoldering woodsy scent, is one inspired by a forest god.

Faunus is opens with one of those leathery-mustardy synth ouds (which I like) with a delicate bergamot glimmer. It starts to smell like a new leather moto jacket with oud. Faunus dries down to a smoldering cedar incense.

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JoAnne Bassett Serendipity Natural Parfum Review

Joanne Bassett Serendipity

Serendipity is a perfume in JoAnne Bassett’s More Life Collection, a line of all-natural parfums.

Serendipity opens with a hay-like rose and sliced cucumbers. With time I get a spicy neroli and mimosa that’s almost salty – French florals touched by sea. The dry-down is warm with vanilla and incense woods. Serendipity starts out bright and dries down to something more sultry or like “evening” wear.

Serendipity is one of those fragrances that needs some heat. I’m not talking about warm weather necessarily, but it… Continue reading | 7 Comments

Tory Burch by Tory Burch EDP Perfume Review

Tory Burch perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Tory Burch has a really cohesive preppy-chic aesthetic that I find it extremely frustrating that the perfume is so generic.The fashion brand is a mash-up of preppy Hampton-ish meets Palm Beach elements throughout the decades; the brand could have fun with this perfume. But, instead they played it safe and boring, giving us what could easily be a flanker of well, anything launched in the past 15 years.

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The Lipstick League – Week of 8/11/2014

Chen Yu Sun Red

Week of 8/11/14

Question of the Week: When it comes to fall/winter, which beauty brand collections are you always excited to see?

EauMG’s Answer: NARS. I always look forward to their collections. For holiday, I can’t wait to see what Guerlain has to offer. Their Perfume Shimmers usually come in the best packaging.

EauMG – Are you completely over the heat? Cool down with EauMG’s guide to perfumes inspired by snow.

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Trind Keratin Treatment & Caring Color Nail Polish Review

Bette Davis

Trind is a Dutch nail care line that is now available in North America. This review is long but there’s a backstory.

I have the weakest, worst nails. No exaggeration. They are paper thin and peel like bananas. There’s a medical reason for this, actually more than one. When you have bad nails, you get so sick of hearing nail “tips” and what to do, even though you know that people have the best of intentions and are being nice. It’s still really annoying. I wish people would… Continue reading | 4 Comments