I sat on a striped sofa fidgeting with tassels that embellish rose printed silk pillows like I’ve done before. This time not because I was deflecting topics, but because of awkward silences. My eyes made contact with the big eyes in the painting of my aunt as a toddler. I glanced down at the dogwood painted glass hurricane lamp that my grandmother absolutely despised, a gift from her mother-in-law. But, she kept it because it survived the dangers of four rowdy children (all born within a four… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Excellent marketing and copy can’t stop a perfume from morphing into whatever the wearer presumes about a perfume. Zoologist Nightingale is a prime example for me. It’s a perfume inspired by Japanese spring with notes that sound dainty and delicate. Look at the bottle! It has a songbird wearing a kimono. Before wearing this, I’ve made a lot of assumptions about this fragrance. But, my assumptions are nothing like my experience with this pink juice. Nightingale is like an exaggerated, drag-like interpretation of femininity. I spray this on and… Continue reading
It’s spring! FINALLY. I had the flu for over a week and by the time I felt like going outside, there were pink blossoms everywhere. It was like coming out of hibernation. My senses are still rather dull but I have a craving for pretty pink perfumes.
Since I still can’t really smell anything, I thought it would be a good time to launch a feature that I’ve been wanting to write. Instead of writing an extensive guide to perfumes with a predominate note (like this… Continue reading | 12 Comments
The Lipstick League – week of 4.11.17
Question of the Week: Are you plotting an order for the Sephora VIB Sale? If so, what’s on your list?
EauMG’s Answer: Nope. I totally forgot about it and 10% off is not enough to tempt me.
Clumps of Mascara – Some of you have mastered everything in the makeup brushes world and then there are others of us who still don’t know what the heck we’re doing.
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).