fragrance

Blooming Dream Jasz EDP Natural Perfume Review

Blooming Dream Jasz

Blooming Dream is a Portland-based natural perfume line created by a garden designer. As you can imagine, the natural beauty of plants have really influenced this line.

The opening of Jasz is tart. It’s like freshly grated ginger and Lemonheads. It’s bright and reminds me of the color yellow. The citrus “brightness” in this persists much longer than I had anticipated (about 30 minutes). It bridges into a greener heart with spices. On a warm day, the jasmine will bloom – reminding me more of a… Continue reading | 7 Comments

fragrance

Caron Tubereuse Parfum Extrait Review

Caron Tubereuse Extrait

Caron Tubereuse is the most recent fountain perfume from the house. It was created in 2003. It is obviously made for people with pockets for a fountain creation but found all of the others too old-fashioned. And when I say old-fashioned, I mean “too complex”.

Caron Tubereuse reminds me of grape soda pop in the opening. It’s fizzy and fruity. This quickly vanishes and it becomes a tuberose with peach. And then it wears as tuberose and freesia with a dash of nutmeg. It’s a bright tuberose, not… Continue reading | 8 Comments

makeup instruction, vintage

More of the 1930’s – Get the Makeup Look of Rochelle Hudson

cigarette card of 1930's actress Rochelle Hudson

This is such a cute and natural look. Rochelle Hudson looks so young in this print. With the plaid, she is quite the modern day hipster! 😉 This makeup look is very neutral; therefore, I see it working for many complexions and eye/hair colors. Here’s what I did to achieve this simple, 1930’s inspired makeup look.

FACE: I evened out my complexion with Shiseido Stick Foundation in O20. I blend with my fingers… Continue reading | 3 Comments