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The Lipstick League – Week of 7.10.17 – Green Beauty

Uschi Obermaier

The Lipstick League – week of 7.10.17

Question of the Week: Is a beauty product being labeled green, natural or organic a selling point for you?

EauMG’s Answer: Nope, not really at all. I like effective products or products that I personally enjoy (like because they smell good). If a product meets those requirements and happens to be green, natural or organic, then that’s cool. If not, that’s cool too. When it comes to labeling, there’s a lot of misleading labels to sell products because brands

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House of Matriarch Twin Peaks Perfume Collection

House of Matriarch

Everyone keeps asking me if I’m keeping up the Twin Peaks: The Return. I haven’t. I’ve been busy and I figured I’ll truly commit myself to once the current season ends. Like many people, I’m a Twin Peaks fan. I sometimes wonder if that series subconsciously impacted my choice to move to Western Washington when I first got out of school. I was attracted to the eerie beauty, the complete opposite ecosystem of the South, that I was introduced to me via David Lynch.

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Alchemologie Juke Natural Perfume Review

Alchemologie Juke

Alchemologie Juke is a natural perfume inspired by Mississippi Delta jooks/juke joints. With copy including “bayou” and “magnolia flowers” with a note list prominently featuring white florals, I couldn’t wait to open my sample of Juke.

Juke opens as a heady, humid white floral. It’s absolutely gorgeous. I wish it could last forever, but it can’t. It’s almost like linden and frangipani. It becomes more indolic. Juke starts to remind me of unlit sticks of Nag Champa incense. There’s a honeyed tobacco in the heart that keeps Juke… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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EauMG’s April 2017 Empties

EauMG's April 2017 Empties

April flew on by. I was sick with the flu, lost in projects and just dealing with annoyances left and right. I did have some fun which led to a Low-Buy Relapse (again).

I relapsed in March with my Low-Buy so I made it more of a goal in April. This wasn’t easy. My friend was in town for an EXO concert¹ (and my slightly early birthday celebration). We went to all the k-beauty stores and they were filled with temptations.  I bought a Mamonde

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Providence Perfume Co. Organic Perfumed Tea Collection Review

Providence Perfume Co. Tea

Fragrances and flavors go hand in hand. I’m actually surprised that more perfume brands don’t have flavorful luxuries (i.e. tea or chocolate) in their lines because it seems like such a natural pairing!¹ When a perfume brand offers ways for me to basically eat or drink perfume, I’m interested.

Providence Perfume Co. has six flavors of “a*poth*a*care*tea” AKA organic, perfumed loose leaf tea blended by an indie perfumer.

Disclaimer – I’m not a tea expert unlike many of my knowledgeable, dedicated friends. I’m more… Continue reading | 12 Comments