I don’t want to be one of those boring people that complain about the weather, but I’m going to be one of those boring people. The weather in March was so frustrating. We had an icestorm. The disgusting, tar-soaked ice piles lingered for weeks. It was cold and disgusting. All I wanted was spring and it couldn’t be found.
A lot of people do “Anti-Hauls” on Youtube. If you aren’t familiar with these, these are videos where people talk about what they aren’t buying. With so many launches, I love the premise of this. It gives us a reason to talk about what’s new without actually participating in this makeup economy of “BUT THIS LIMITED EDITION THING!”.
Inspired by my fellow Lipstick Leaguer¹, Phyrra, I’ve decided to put together my own monthly Anti-Haul (sans Youtube/video because I can’t find the time nor do I appreciate the harassment).
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
When the fashion label Elizabeth & James launched Nirvana Bourbon and Nirvana Rose, I knew that Nirvana Bourbon would be a hit for them. Vanilla fragrances are popular because their smooth, sweetness seems to appeal to everyone¹. After trying Nirvana Bourbon, I was impressed. It’s a dry, boozy vanilla that differs from the usual sweet/candied designer/mainstream vanillas. I did state that I prefer Nirvana Rose (after all, I’m a rose lover) but this doesn’t mean… Continue reading | 12 Comments
The Lipstick League – week of 4.4.17
Question of the Week: Quick! Name the last concealer that you purchased and tell us how it’s been working for you.
EauMG’s Answer: I have been emotionally damaged by bad concealers so these days I rarely ever buy them. Currently, I’m hung up on IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye. I like it’s coverage and dewy finish. It’s great for under the eye (which is the only place I use concealer).
Blushing Noir –… Continue reading
Overview of what I bought in March: I received my The Ordinary order and so far I love what I’ve tried This is a really effective, cheap brand. I also like their minimalist packaging.
My skin had been looking dull from crummy weather and I realized I don’t have an AHA cream. Based on a friend’s recommendation, I bought derma E Overnight Peel. This stuff is wonderful for me. For an AHA, it’s very gentle and effective. It’s a good “maintenance” product… Continue reading | 14 Comments