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NY NOW Summer 2015 Wrap-up

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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.

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EauMG’s Home Fragrance Picks for Autumn 2014

The past few days have been gloomy, cool and rainy. Seattle’s rainy season is here! And that means it’s fall. This cool weather has me thinking about my favorite cozy fragrances for the home. And honestly, I can’t wait for the weekend so I can curl up in my cashmere robe with my pile of lazy/fat frugs, read a good book, drink all the coffee I want and surround myself with some of these home scents:

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1. NEST Pumpkin Chai Candle – In my opinion this is the… Continue reading | 12 Comments

Blog Weekly Roundup

The Lipstick League – Week of 4.9.12

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The Lipstick League – week of 4.9.12

Question of the Week: – What’s your favorite home fragrance product (candle, tart, incense, fragrance oil, plug-in or other)?

EauMG’s Answer – I don’t have a fragrance. I love them all. I’m a candle addict. Some of my favorite brands include Aura, NEST, Diptyque and Cire Trudon. If you read this blog, you know that. I also love fragrance oils (B&BW and essential oils), home diffusers (Votivo, Anthousa and NEST), and of course, incense (the hippier, the better)… Continue reading

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Votivo Candle & Diffuser Reviews – Pink Mimosa & Breath of Lavender

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In late January, I attended the New York International Gift Fair. One of the things that really stood out to me while I was there were the two new home fragrance launches from Votivo. There are many Votivo scents that I consider staples (the ones that I always replenish). Is Mimosa of Breathe of Lavender my new favorites? Let’s see.

Pink Mimosa includes notes of mandarin, strawberry, gardenia, honeysuckle, mimosa, vanilla rum, sandalwood and musk.

This scent is perfect for summer. It’s… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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NEST Moss & Mint Candle and Diffuser Review

NEST Moss and Mint review

NEST Moss and Mint reminds me of Persian food and that’s one of the many reasons that I love it. It’s like mint tea, greens and floral waters. It’s a beautiful scent for the home or body. And it’s one of my favorites for the summer.

The fragrance is so refreshing. It’s very “green” with herbal and cooling mint and little dainty “forest floor” florals. Should I call those floorals? 😉 It smells fresh and it really is perfect for the home… Continue reading | 8 Comments