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Anti-Haul April 2017

A lot of people do “Anti-Hauls” on Youtube. If you aren’t familiar with these, these are videos where people talk about what they aren’t buying. With so many launches, I love the premise of this. It gives us a reason to talk about what’s new without actually participating in this makeup economy of “BUT THIS LIMITED EDITION THING!”. Here’s my version, sans video. Here’s my additional comments¹. 

It’s prime “Summer Collection” time so I have a lot of new things to discuss. Too many new things to discuss!

Here’s some things that have launched or will be launching soon… Continue reading | 8 Comments

Blog Weekly Roundup

The Lipstick League – Week of 2.6.17

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The Lipstick League – week of 2.6.17

Question of the Week: Is there a beauty brand that you feel is in need of a makeover or overhaul? If so, what would you do to reinvigorate the brand?

EauMG’s Answer: Oh, this is such a great question! I can’t wait to see what the other LLers are saying. A lot of makeup brands have really stepped up their game over the past few years (like Wet n Wild and

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EauMG’s 2016 List: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Perfumes

What a year, what a year! 2016 was a crazy one. It was one filled with great ups and downs. 2016 started with unexpected illness which led me to care for my mother. Then I dealt with illness of my own. Everyone we knew was dealing with some sort of health scare. It was one of those years. On top of this, it was difficult to not think the world was imploding around you. Anyway, everything seems really chill right now and I won’t take that for granted.

Despite the downs, there were some ups. I drank champagne in a hot tub… Continue reading | 34 Comments

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Talk Some Scents Into Me – Summer 2016 Edition

Myrna Loy

 

In all honesty, I’ve felt a bit burnt out by perfume for the past couple of years. I mean, if this blog were a child, it’d be in 2nd grade. That’s a long time to talk about the same thing. I thought it may not even be “perfume” but life and personal obligations…stress. A lot has changed in my life during this time. We’ve moved across the country, we work different jobs and there’s all sorts of other things that have occurred that have me thinking about… Continue reading | 42 Comments

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Guerlain 180 Ans EDP – What a Really Expensive Exclusive Perfume Smells Like

Ava Gardner with Guerlain

 

Years ago (2008), Guerlain made a limited edition perfume to celebrate their anniversary AND to celebrate their customers that spent like a bazillion dollars with them. OK, maybe not a bazallion dollars but their loyal customers that probably do spend a lot. It was a non-commercial perfume that was a gift to loyal customers and industry insiders. One of my friends was one of these folks (actually a few were, but she’s the one that shared a small sample with me).

These days 180 Ans… Continue reading | 10 Comments