Banana Republic Wildbloom Rouge EDP Perfume Review

Banana Republic Wildbloom Rouge

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Banana Republic Wildbloom Rouge is an autumn flanker to Wildbloom. It’s described as a “musky woody floral”. I guess technically it is but I find it fresher and lighter than the “musky woody” and more vibrant that its velour corsage. Wildbloom Rouge may have been launched as an autumn flanker but I find it seasonless.

Wildbloom Rouge is tart, freshly sliced Granny Smith apples mingling with dewy florals. It wears as a clean, almost shampoo-ish apple floral… Continue reading | 1 Comment


Cartier Eau de Cartier Essence d’Orange EDT Fragrance Review

Cartier Essence d'Orange

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Sometimes you just really like a fragrance. You can’t really explain why, but you just like it. Cartier Essence d’Orange is one of those fragrance for me.

Essence d’Orange opens with a refreshing bergamot and orange with supple musks. Essence d’Orange is not a sharp or bright citrus. It’s a “soft citrus” that reminds me of orange infused cotton. The overall feel of Essence d’Orange is cosmetic reminding me of orange dusting powder. And there’s a bit of… Continue reading | 12 Comments


Lili Bermuda Coral & Pink EDT Perfume Reviews

Lili Bermuda is a niche line located in Bermuda that draws their inspiration from the islands (how couldn’t you?).

Lili Bermuda Coral

Coral: Notes listed include clementine, freesia, rose and ginger.

Pink opens with a juicy orange mixed with rose. I also get a hint of ripe peaches. And then it becomes a freesia floral. It’s nothing special but it does smell like a watery freesia and I know some people are into that.

Give Coral a try if you like sheer florals or if you like… Continue reading | 1 Comment


Hourglass Aura Sheer Lip & Cheek Stain Review

Hourglass Aura Lip & Cheek Stain
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I am a fan of Hourglass Cosmetics. I’m impressed with the line’s formula and color choices. I’m also a fan of lip and cheek stains so I was delighted when Hourglass launched Aura Sheer Lip and Cheek Stain. Each of these products are water-based, easy to blend, and are easy to layer for buildable color. I’m reviewing both of these items in the pretty pink that verges on red in some lights shade, Flush. The shade, Flush, has… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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Badger Natural Lip Tint & Shimmer Review

Badger Lip Tint and Shimmer Review

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Badger Lip Tint & Shimmer is a natural lip product with lots of organic fair trade cocoa butter. Each tube features two lip colors. All of the shades have a natural Opal Shimmer Lip Balm. The other end of the tube has a natural lip tint. I love tinted lip balms because they are so easy. I also have dry lips that require lots of TLC. I am a major fan of Badger