gift guide

EauMG’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Niblings & Teens

Auntie Mame

Hug your Auntie! My holiday gift guides are back! And I apologize for the last minute of their arrival. The past few months are frankly wearing Auntie Mame down. But, after the holidays, I only have one semester of grad school left!

Anyway, back to the annual EauMG holiday tradition of gift guides. It’s better late than never, right? Previously I referred to this guide as the “Holiday Gift Guide for Sweet Nieces and Teens” but I wanted to find a word that was more gender neutral or… Continue reading | 2 Comments


EauMG’s September 2017 Empties

September 2017 empties

So, what did I buy this month? I ran out of concealer so I picked up some from MAC. Other than that, I tried to go back to “Low Buy” after my Hungary haul. I also ended up re-ordering some things from The Ordinary. I was doing good and then had a splurge on the last weekend on the month buying an Ormonde Jayne travel set, Mugler Angel Muse and a La Prairie toner. Oh, well.

Here’s my empties for September. Get cozy… Continue reading | 8 Comments


EauMG’s December 2015 Empties

December 2015 Empties

I went the entire month without buying anything UNTIL the day after Christmas. The wonderful Unseen Censer brought to my attention that Yves Rocher was running a mega sale. And I have been wanting the Vanille Noire body products. They were 50% off. I picked those up and a lot of other stuff that I didn’t need.  I forgot how generous Yves Rocher can be. I got a $10 coupon on top of that plus they threw in… Continue reading | 18 Comments


Demeter Iris Fragrance Review


Demeter Iris CologneIs Demeter Iris the best iris? No. But, it’s affordable and makes a nice room spray. Surround yourself with irises any time of the year.

Iris is synthetic and cool smelling. Almost like leathery, earthy root. Within a few more minutes I get something sweeter and more floral, reminding me of sugared violets, sweet and powdery but green. Hmm…a little Guerlain-ish. In about 10 more minutes, it goes back to being earthy, but a floral iris. And in 30 minutes, it’s completely and totally gone… Continue reading | 6 Comments