fragrance

Acqua di Parma Colonia Mirra Perfume Review

Aqua di Parma Mirra

Myrrh is one of those notes that I adore but it’s not an easy note to wear. Myrrh can be very acrid and bitter. Sometimes it’s cold, like in Serge Lutens La Myrrhe (one of my favorite perfumes). Other times it’s like waxy black licorice. And sometimes you get a whiff of myrrh that smells like the exhaust of a semi-truck. Of course, myrrh will also remind some people of church/mass.

Acqua di Parma launched Colonia Mirra, which is basically a “soliflore”/single note… Continue reading

fragrance

Strangelove NYC Melt My Heart Perfume Review

Strangelove NYC Melt my Heart

Strangelove NYC is a line of über-luxe perfumes that use über-luxe ingredients. I know that sounds like cliché copy. It’s not theirs, it’s mine. I was able to try this line a few months ago. Frankly, I had avoided it because of the price tag (I’m sick of falling for expensive things). But, it was a press event and it was a reason for me to take a break from school stuff and life stress and go smell stuff.

OK, so Strangelove NYC is expensive and basically… Continue reading

hair

Klorane Mango Butter Collection Review

Klorane Mango Butter

I rarely ever review haircare products. Aside from skincare, is there anything else that really varies this much from person to person? We all have different needs and expectations. There’s also additional confounding factors like your plumbing/water, season/climate and how you style your hair (heat tools, air dry, etc.). All of this makes reviewing hair products too intimidating for me!

As with many products, results will vary. I can only give you guys my opinion/experience. I’ve decided in 2018 that I’m going to try to take… Continue reading | 4 Comments

Blog Weekly Roundup

The Lipstick League – Week of 2/12/18 – Battle of the Beauty Stores

Bourjouis Mais Oui

The Lipstick League – Week of 2.12.18

Question of the Week: Which is better, Sephora or Ulta?

EauMG’s Answer: This is too tough of a question for me. I genuinely like both but for different things. I like Sephora for their selection of brands. They are the only place where I can buy certain brands. I also think over the  years that their perfume selection has improved immensely. But, I also like Ulta for their mix of high/low and the fact they always have sales/coupons

home scents

EauMG’s Rose Candle Guide

Rose candle guide

Rose Week 2018 – Rose Candles

Oh, so you thought Rose Week was over, huh? Here’s a bonus round for Rose Week 2018! I’ve put together a guide of rose scented candles. Of course there are more roses than this but there really should be something in this guide for anyone that is looking to add a rose candle (or in my case, candles) to their home fragrance wardrobe.

Here’s my list including 20+ rose-centric candles: