Etat Libre d’Orange Noel au Balcon EDP Perfume Review

Etat Libre d'Orange Noel au Balcon

I’ve never been a person that likes “Christmas” scents. I find them nauseating and honestly, I don’t have any positive associations with this time of year. I wanted to try Noel au Balcon for the nigella note. Nigella is a seed with a spicy, herbal “green” flavor that is used in Armenian string cheese. It’s one of my favorite spices. Because it has an “onion-y” quality*, this is why I suspect it isn’t used in perfumery. However, seeing it listed made me curious and… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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EauMG’s 2013 Gift Guide for the Chic Hipster

hipster pug

It’s that time of the year when I make a holiday gift guide for people cooler than me. This one is for the hipster on your list. What are my qualifications for creating such a gift guide? None. But, I did go to the cool pour-over coffee shops and “whiskey and bitter emporiums” (yeah, hipster bars) to people watch, you know, for gift guide research. I was not enjoying a variety of delicious beverages…

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The Lipstick League – 12/3/2012

Janet Blair Christmas

The Lipstick League – week of 12.3.12

Question of the Week – Share with us some ideas for fun stocking-stuffers to give to fellow beauty-obsessed friends or family this holiday season.

EauMG’s Answer You can always check out any of my gift guides for suggestions 😉 I would say for my beauty-obsessed friends I’d recommend LUSH Bubble Bars, Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish, Miss Ferling Violette Lip Balm, L’annine Fresh Jasmine Hand Cream, or 

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EauMG’s Holiday 2012 Gift Guide for Sweet Nieces & Teens

Auntie Mame

I have a niece; she’s a baby. I can’t wait for her to get to the age where I can send adorable Christmas and birthday gifts that are glittery, glittery and more glittery. The response to sending the nephews glittery, glittery and more glittery hasn’t been well received in Middle America. Oh, you just wait. When those boys are 7, they will both get gifts of perfume from me…and bow ties. Every year I like to put together a “niece” holiday gift guide. This is my guide for… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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EauMG’s Holiday Survival Kit

Vikki Dougan

From now until the 1st of the year you will be running yourself ragged, eating too much and probably drinking more booze than usual. It’ll be a 6 weeks of food comas and stretchy pants. You may be traveling to boring locations to visit family who may or may not criticize your career choices and complain about how you never come and see them. Parties. Parties. Parties. Some will be with the people you love, others will be awkward cocktails with coworkers. It’s a wonderful time of… Continue reading