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Anti-Haul May 2017

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!”. Here’s my version, sans video. Here’s my additional comments¹. 

In May, Maybelline launched a ton of things. I don’t really need any of them but I’m curious about the Fit Me Powder (if I ever run out of loose powder). Ulta started… Continue reading | 8 Comments

skincare

Colleen Rothschild Skincare Reviews

Colleen Rothschild Skincare

Colleen Rothschild is a skincare brand that boasts that they have “sensory-rich” products. I have a perfume blog. Trust me, I love things that involve the senses. But, when it comes to skincare, I tend to settle for simple. In skincare, I often take a term like “sensory-rich” as meaning “we use a lot of fancy fillers that are trendy or you haven’t heard of but aren’t really effective to sell you something expensive”. That is not the case at all with Colleen Rothschild products. Yes, they have… Continue reading

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Shanghai Tang Gold Lily & Spring Jasmine Perfume Reviews

Shanghai Tang ad

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

A few years ago when I was in Hong Kong on a major skincare spree¹, I picked up two bottles of perfume from Shanghai Tang. Most of the perfumes that are sold in Hong Kong are also available in the U.S. I bought the Shanghai Tang ones because I haven’t seen them before (and the sales associate was so incredibly nice).

Some of you may be looking at these bottles and their names and rolling your eyes at… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Blog Weekly Roundup

The Lipstick League – Week of 5/5/17 – Current Skincare Loves

Virginia Cruzon

The Lipstick League – week of 6.5.17

Question of the Week: Name three skincare products you’re currently loving…

EauMG’s Answer: I’m really surprised by my love of Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream. It has the best texture and is so lightweight. I love it for warmer, humid days. It layers effortlessly under my SPF. However, I wish it did not come in a jar. This is an old love, but I still love it – Biore Aqua Watery Essence. I was also… Continue reading

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Scent Trunk Review

Scent Trunk is a customized, monthly fragrance subscription service.  I’m not talking “customized” in that they send you some samples you may like based on your preferences. With Scent Trunk, you receive a perfume tailored to your preferences. This is the New Scent Trunk model – bespoke perfume. Or at least, bespoke-ish. I think you preferences are paired with a pre-existing Scent Trunk composition (they have dozens). So, it’s possible that you and I could end up with the same custom/”bespoke” perfume¹.

Here’s how it works:

Scent Trunk Scent Test