fragrance

A Beautiful Life PoP EDP Perfume Review

A Beautiful Life Pop

 

A Beautiful Life PoP is a vegetal musky fragrance that reminds me of hazy summer days. A portion of the profit sales are donated to The Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization that helps comic creators in need.

Pop opens as an herbaceous musky clary sage with a hint of pear and peach. Because of this, I’m reminded of white varieties of lavender – slightly fruity but very herbal and crisp. With time I get a peach sprinkled in dried, ground… Continue reading

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A Beautiful Life Black Rose EDP Perfume Review

Rose Week 2012

Sometimes a perfume takes you to a place. Sometimes these places are “fantasy”: what you think a Tibetan temple smells like, what the inside of a 1920’s Chicago speakeasy smells like, etc. Sometimes a perfume takes you to a memory place. A Beautiful Life Black Rose is a memory fragrance for me. Upon first whiff, I’m transported to honky tonks on fall nights.

A Beautiful Life Black Rose

If you have ever visited Nashville for fun, I bet you’ve been on Broadway. It’s… Continue reading | 2 Comments

makeup

A 2011 Robin’s Egg Blue Nail Color Guide

A sky blue nail color guide

I go in nail color phases like everyone. The latest fancy is robin’s egg blue. You know a blue that’s light, milky, reminds me of spring! I haven’t worn blue nail color like this in ages. Since Hard Candy was sold at Sephora, haha! But, really is there a color, in general, that people like more than robin’s egg blue? It seems to be a color that most people like from purses to home décor. It’s such a delicate and tranquil shade. It’s… Continue reading | 5 Comments

new products

A 2010 Holiday Gift Guide for the Chic Hipster

Holiday 2010 Indie Cosmetic & Fragrance Guide

Here’s a gift guide for the person that is cooler than me. This gift guide contains some luxurious indie beauty and fragrance gifts in a variety of price points.

1. Strangebeautiful Artisnal Library of Camo Nail Color Kit – Who wouldn’t love a kit of 8 unusual artisanal nail colors? I love Strangebeautiful Artisanal Library of Camo Nail Color Kit. This kit contains strange satin finish greens, putties, and taupes. Oh, how I love these colors! More info… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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A Beautiful Life Smitten Huile de Parfum Fragrance Review

A Beautiful Life Smitten Parfum review

A Beautiful Life Smitten perfume oil is described as “feminine, fresh, and sexy – like the blush of first love or the sultry promise of a summer night“. It is a tart citrus floral fragrance with an earthy base from New Jersey located hipster cosmetic/fragrance brand, A Beautiful Life or ABL.

When I first apply Smitten, I get peppery tangerine juice. It is a sparkling citrus and very easy to identify as tangerine. But, it has an earthy vibe… Continue reading | 7 Comments