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EauMG’s September 2015 Empties

September 2015 Empties

 

September was still rather warm here but it was milder, less humid. And then October arrived and the temps dropped. It’s like Mother Nature just knows when there’s a season change or something. I think she may have some experience with these sort of things ūüôā

In September,¬†¬†I ended up splurging on more than I should have. I made a large ColourPop order. I love their lip products. I ended up taking advantage of¬†Barneys “Love Yourself” event when you get… Continue¬†reading | 4 Comments

vintage

Ingrid Bergman Color Story – Orange & Green

Ingrid Bergman

Sometimes I get sick of words and I just want to look at pretty things. Here’s a color story inspired by this striking and inspiring orange and green themed portrait of Ingrid Bergman.

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Mighty Moss – A deep green shimmer eyeshadow stick. This color is so pretty on medium complexions with warm toned eyes. $17

OCC Lip Tar in Beta – A bright, hot orange liquid lipstick that can be mixed or worn alone… Continue¬†reading | 2 Comments

fragrance

Clinique Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s Reserve Perfume

Clinique Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

A perfume’s life expectancy is even more brief than a caveman’s. Most perfumes don’t live long enough to blow out five candles on their pink frosted birthday cake. To see a perfume reach it’s 40th anniversary is very rare. And to see a perfume reach its 40th and still be loved is even more aberrant. I’ve always adored Clinique Aromatics Elixir. I have a thing for chypres. And Aromatics Elixir is my “casual” chypre. It’s often a scent that I wear in the fall… Continue¬†reading | 13 Comments

makeup instruction, vintage

1960’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Nancy Kwan

Nancy Kwan 1962

I love Nancy Kwan. And what a fashion icon she was! We will never forget her iconic Vidal Sassoon haircut. Here’s what I did to get a similar early 1960’s makeup look of Nancy Kwan:

FACE: Nancy’s complexion was always flawless, never heavy or “made up”. Her freckles often shown through. I have under eye circles, so I applied Covergirl Simply Ageless Concealer in Corrector and blended with a sponge. I applied a “sheer” amount of Guerlain Lingerie

skincare

Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer Review

Wow. This is one hyped up product. And¬†because¬†of the hype, I have expectations. And I’m a super cynical skincare user. I don’t expect for products to actually work but I don’t expect for them, excuse me, to be ballsy enough to make such “serious” claims. Clinique went ballsy with their claims for Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer. They claim that this moisturizer, formulated for all skin types that desire an even skin tone, will “instantly brighten and clarify”. Instantly?… Continue¬†reading | 5 Comments