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EauMG’s February 2017 Favorites

West Village flowers

February is that month that flies by but I never complain about it. I want the dead of winter to fly by. I don’t want it to last longer.

It was a dull month. There were mid-terms and projects due. The weather was spotty. One day it’d be so springlike and perfect and the next it would be snowing. It was confusing.

World Trade Center

My mom randomly showed up for a day. I wake up and… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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EauMG’s May 2016 Favorites

Catskills
Catskills

How is already June? This was compounded by my birthday. The older we get, the more time disorients us. I spent the first part of the month overly conscious of mortality and frankly, indulging in a pity party…more like a pity gala being more emo than 13 year old shopping at Hot Topic. We spent a weekend up in the Catskills (David’s birthday follows mine by ten days). This isolation, babbling brook and hot tub crashed my pity party. This was much needed.

The rest of the… Continue reading | 5 Comments

fragrance

Olympic Orchids Sakura EDP Perfume Review

Olympic Orchids Sakura

Being that it’s spring, I’ve been reviewing perfumes that remind me of blossoms. Most of these scents have been borderline fantasy. They’ve been so perfect, an idealized version of nature. Olympic Orchids Sakura is a perfume inspired by spring blossoms that isn’t sweet or overly powdery.

Sakura opens up as cool, humid and earthy, like sakura blossoms on a foggy day. There’s a hint of licorice. But, for the most part, Sakura reminds me of damp dirt. This is a cherry blossom fragrance, so I expect some… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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EauMG’s March 2016 Favorites

Epcot
Spaceship Earth

I thought March was going to be a great month but it ended up being a real doozy.

In the beginning of the month we went to Orlando for a few days to enjoy sunshine and Disney World. It was spring break, so it was packed. It was an OK trip, but it was exhausting as well. I suppose most trips are.

When I got back, I ended up getting the flu. This was the first year that I didn’t get a… Continue reading | 16 Comments

Blog Weekly Roundup

The Lipstick League – Week of 3/21/16

1970's Revlon ad

The Lipstick League – Week of 3.21.16

Question of the Week: In honor of Easter and springtime in general: do you like pastels when it comes to color cosmetics? If so, tell us a few of your favorites!

EauMG’s Answer: The reason that I rarely ever splurge on any limited edition spring makeup collections is because they’re pastel. I don’t really like “clear pastels”. For example, if I wear an eyeshadow in the pink family, I like dustier shades like mauve