Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume (Vintage)
I imagine that Givenchy Insensé was a difficult one to “get” during its launch in 1993. I still find this masculine-floral a bit difficult to comprehend (I mean the name roughly means “wild and crazy”), but in a good way.
Insensé opens as very vegetal with lots of basil and aldehydes. It’s green, dewy, alive. So much galbanum! I’m always confused by Insensé because it is clean and soapy but their is a skankiness that isn’t actually dirty but… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Epic Blend is a Canadian based lip balm brand. They kindly scent me a few of their permanent lip balms for me to try. It’s like they new that I had epically dry lips or something…
The line consists of three collections: More Moisture, Vegan and Hemp.
More Moisture contains seven organic moisturizers: shea butter coconut oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, beeswax and non-GMO vitamin E. This formula has some “slip” to it but doesn’t wear off super quickly. The flavors in this collection are… Continue reading
The Lipstick League – week of 4.7.14
Question of the Week: I own more of this brand than any other:
EauMG’s Answer: Perfume – Serge Lutens and Guerlain. Makeup – Revlon and NARS. Skincare – Paula’s Choice
Lipglossiping – counts down the days until she can welcome the summer with a punch of seasonal colour from Deborah Lippmann!
My Beauty Bunny – Feeling lucky? Go ahead and enter to win a shopping spree at Nurture My Body
Sometimes I get sick of words and I just want to look at pretty things. Here’s a color story inspired by this striking and inspiring orange and green themed portrait of Ingrid Bergman.
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Mighty Moss – A deep green shimmer eyeshadow stick. This color is so pretty on medium complexions with warm toned eyes. $17
OCC Lip Tar in Beta – A bright, hot orange liquid lipstick that can be mixed or worn alone… Continue reading | 2 Comments
After sampling Manakara many times, I didn’t really understand it’s purpose or why it exists at all. It’s a gourmand, candy rose – like a heavily edited Aquolina Pink Sugar. After sampling it many more times, I realize that it doesn’t have to have a purpose. I feel like this was Kurkdjian having some fun. It seems like his attempt at making perfumes for 10 year old girls or for those that are kids at heart.
Manakara is a sticky sweet rose. In fact it reminds… Continue reading | 2 Comments