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EauMG’s April & May 2017 Favorites

Guggenheim NYC

OK, so I’ve had to consolidate 2 months into one. This is mostly because of the stupid blog hacking that put me out of commission. And then it was finals/wrapping up of my first year of grad school. I’ve been busy.

Gosh, let me see if I remember what happened over these two months. I was busy with school and projects. I went to a lot of museums. I had a friend in from Seattle and we went to a k-pop (EXO) concert. I had a great… Continue reading | 15 Comments

fragrance

The People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo EDP Perfume Review

Luctor et Emergo perfume

The People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo is now a niche cult classic. Launched in the late 1990’s, this fruity, boozy scent really paved the way for numerous niche perfumes launched in the early ’00s, as well as mainstream perfumes launched in the past 5 years. It’s an unusual perfume that has stood the test of time. It’s something that I hope doesn’t get ignored, especially in an era when everyone and their mother, brother and third grade teacher are launching niche perfume brands (and getting bought… Continue reading | 11 Comments

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EauMG’s January 2016 Favorites

Jersey City Heights
Pretty winter day in Jersey City.

January was an eventful month. I entertained. I was entertained. I lived through a blizzard. I got a lot of stuff done.

I had a Turkish friend staying with us. This forced me to do things which made me fall back in love with living on the East Coast. We ate and drank. We went to see Kinky Boots with America’s sweetheart Wayne Brady. He’s a great singer and dancer (which I… Continue reading | 19 Comments

fragrance, fragrance and food

Fragrance & Food – Grapefruit Fir Compote & Angel Food Cake

Fragrance & Food – Grapefruit Fir Compote with Angel Food Cake

Loosely based on CREED Silver Mountain Water

Years ago, I had a sponge cake with a rosemary grapefruit topping at a café. This combination of flavors inspired me to play around with the combo of tart grapefruit, the dynamic fresh/cooling mountainous flavor of fir over vanilla sugar. I wanted something refreshing.

Grapefruit Fir Angel Food Cake

This is a super easy recipe especially if you buy a pre-made angel food cake. I purchased an angel food cake… Continue reading | 6 Comments

makeup

LUSH Lip Tint Review in Double Choc & It Started With A Kiss

I have never tried LUSH lip balms or lip tints before. Like most LUSH products, I find reviews that love or hate them. You know that I love bold or dark matte lips but when I’m not wearing those shades (like to work), I go for lip tints. I am not a lip gloss person because lip gloss lasts like 2 minutes on my lips and I hate the sticky feel of lip gloss. Lip tints aren’t sticky and moisturize like a balm. So here’s my review of these natural lip tints in simple little tins.