fragrance

Anatole Lebreton Incarnata Perfume Review

Anatole Lebreton Incarnata

There are two types of perfumes that I get asked about frequently that apparently people really, really want to smell like. One of those is marijuana. People apparently really want to smell like reefer. The other one is “makeup”. There’s entire genre of lipstick/makeup perfumes for a reason. People want to smell like it for whatever reason. As someone that wears makeup every single day, I find myself also wanting to smell like makeup…and this makes very little sense because don’t I already smell like… Continue reading

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Trind Keratin Treatment & Caring Color Nail Polish Review

Bette Davis

Trind is a Dutch nail care line that is now available in North America. This review is long but there’s a backstory.

I have the weakest, worst nails. No exaggeration. They are paper thin and peel like bananas. There’s a medical reason for this, actually more than one. When you have bad nails, you get so sick of hearing nail “tips” and what to do, even though you know that people have the best of intentions and are being nice. It’s still really annoying. I wish people would… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Opus Oils Starlet Perfume Review

Opus Oils Starlet perfume review

Starlet is a spicy, orange blossom and rose long-wearing perfume in the Opus Oils Burlesque Collection. When I wear Starlet, I feel like an Old Hollywood starlet. Well, I feel that way every day, but you get what I’m saying 🙂 . This juice has a classic vibe.

Starlet is beautiful. It opens with green roses and tangy orange blossom water. It’s really a starlet. It’s glamorous in a classic way. With a little more time, the roses become powdery, more feminine. Orange… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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More 1940’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Bette Davis

Bette Davis 1940 vintage makeup look

Happy fall! I love this 1940’s pic of the magnificent Bette Davis. I can’t think of a better look to welcome fall! So,  here’s my modern day interpretation of this lovely, classic look:

FACE: Apply a foundation such as L’Oreal Visible Lift Foundation in your shade. Apply concealer where needed. I’m using Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Concealer. Apply a dusting of loose powder to set foundation and to provide a “vintage” finish… Continue reading | 4 Comments