EauMG’s March 2017 Empties

March 2017 Empties

Overview of what I bought in March: I received my The Ordinary order and so far I love what I’ve tried This is a really effective, cheap brand. I also like their minimalist packaging.

My skin had been looking dull from crummy weather and I realized I don’t have an AHA cream. Based on a friend’s recommendation, I bought derma E Overnight Peel. This stuff is wonderful for me. For an AHA, it’s very gentle and effective. It’s… Continue reading | 14 Comments

home scents

EauMG’s Home Fragrance Picks for Autumn 2014

The past few days have been gloomy, cool and rainy. Seattle’s rainy season is here! And that means it’s fall. This cool weather has me thinking about my favorite cozy fragrances for the home. And honestly, I can’t wait for the weekend so I can curl up in my cashmere robe with my pile of lazy/fat frugs, read a good book, drink all the coffee I want and surround myself with some of these home scents:

fall home fragrances

1. NEST Pumpkin Chai Candle – In my opinion this is the… Continue reading | 12 Comments

home scents

Botanicus Blue Bamboo Room Spray Review

Botanicus Blue Bamboo

Blue Week – 4. 10 – 4. 17

I have always thought that if you vacation, that you should assign a home fragrance to the place that you are staying because this scent will remind you of your trip later. For beach vacations, I bring with me Botanicus Blue Bamboo. This is my relaxed, no-worries-in-the-world home fragrance. This is what I have assigned Blue Bamboo to be. When I spray it, I’m reminded of happy times with my spouse spent on warm, sandy… Continue reading | 3 Comments

home scents

Voluspa Maison Rouge Collection Review

Voluspa Maison Rouge Collection

Not too long ago, I mentioned that Voluspa has launched the Maison Rouge Collection, a diverse home fragrance collection with beautiful Art Nouveau inspired packaging. More info here. I’ve had a chance to sniff the entire line and here’s what my nose and me think:

Warm Perique Tabac – My impression is that this is a warm, comforting fragrance. It is tobacco but not a dried pipe tobacco. The tobacco used in Warm Perique Tabac is freshly cut, only partially dried… Continue reading | 12 Comments

Beauty Best Under $10, skincare

Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner Review

Thayers Rosewater Witch Hazel Toner ReviewWeekly Cheap Secret:

I’ve been using Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner for years. This is the toner that I prefer from fall through spring. This is my favorite alcohol-free toner.  The formula is simple and I love the rosewater aroma. The story is that this formula is based on the formula that Victorian-era Rose Thayer used over 150 years ago. Everyone complimented on her skin, which looked at least 10 years younger