The Lipstick League – Week of 10/6/14

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The Lipstick League – week of 10.6.14

Question of the Week: When applying your makeup, do you stand or sit? Where do you apply it? In your bedroom, bathroom or…?

EauMG’s Answer: This has always depended on where I live. In the past I’ve had vanities, dressing rooms, etc. And now I don’t So I apply my makeup in the bathroom, standing in front of the mirror. The good thing is that this bathroom has both overhead and natural light. I will say that I

DSH Perfumes Kohl Gris EDP Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes Kohl Gris

DSH Perfumes Kohl Gris is a perfume inspired by “mysterious” kohl liner. However, I think of, Kohl Gris like an angry scorned lover on the verge of a complete meltdown. At that isn’t really a bad thing. It’s just a hot-tempered scent.

“Smoky eyes” are often perceived as seductive, sultry and I like the thought of kohl rimmed eyes. But when I try to do this, I’m told that I come across as looking mad.  As I’ve matured, I’ve finally realized that lining… Continue reading

EauMG’s September 2014 Favorites

Nashville

Greetings from Nashville!

September went by so quickly! It was a pretty good month filled with people I like and good food. I ended up spending a week in Nashville visiting family, friends and my little baby nephews (8 and 18 months old). We also had folks visit us in Seattle. However, I realize that after all these years, Seattle feels much more like “home” than Nashville. I stick out there; I was reminded of that during my last visit, that odd Left Coast relative…

I was… Continue reading | 14 Comments

Ayala Moriel Treazon Natural EDP Perfume Review

Ayala Moriel Treazon perfume

Here’s more proof to back up my theory that people only think they don’t like tuberose because they’ve only tried synthetics. I tell all tuberose haters to try the gorgeous natural composition, Hiram Green Moon Bloom. Natural tuberoses aren’t as sharp or as aggressive. Now I’m going to add another tuberose to the “tuberose haters must-try” list.  Ayala Moriel Treazon takes the natural beauty of natural tuberose and contrasts it with an interesting blend of spices and creamy woods.

Treazon opens up with a sweet mint… Continue reading | 9 Comments

Tom Ford Extreme EDT Fragrance Review

Tom Ford Extreme

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Tom Ford Extreme reminds me of a perfumer’s interpretation of Western U.S. forest fire. But, since it’s a Tom Ford perfume, I’m highly suspicious that it is an interpretation of a super sexy firefighter.

Tom Ford Extreme exists to be a smoky wood and tarry leather fragrance. The opening has a  Dior Poison-ish black plum cough syrup thing going on with dried herbs/Jäggermeister with a hint of sharp, green barbershop violet. Like many of the “regular” Tom Ford fragrances, the… Continue reading | 2 Comments