gift guide

EauMG’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Niblings & Teens

Teen Gift Guide


HUG your auntie! My holiday gift guides are back! I’m not in the mood; it doesn’t feel very holiday-ish but I’m pushing through. This is an annual tradition on EauMG. Previously I referred to this guide as the “Holiday Gift Guide for Sweet Nieces and Teens” but I wanted to find a word that was more gender neutral or something I could use collectively. I have four nephews and once niece and another nephew on the way. I was told to use the word “nibling”, which… Continue reading | 8 Comments


Aftelier Bergamoss Solid Natural Perfume Review

Aftelier Bergamoss perfume

Aftelier Bergamoss is the newest solid perfume in the line. It’s exactly as the name implies. It’s a mix of bright fruits and forest moss, a throwback chypre.

Bergamoss opens with as a shade of coral. It’s like peach nectar and orange pulp. However, this scent is a chypre and it’s all about the moss. It’s peaches, oranges and a warm, dry moss. The spices in this don’t add heat but they add a dry woodiness like bark on a forest floor. Bergamoss dries down to… Continue reading | 7 Comments

Blog Weekly Roundup

The Lipstick League – Week of 2/16/15

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The Lipstick League – Week of 2.16.15

Question of the Week: What’s your favorite beauty pick-me-up? New fragrance? New lipstick? New nail color?

EauMG’s Answer: Um, all of the above 🙂 I do like to buy this sort of stuff when I’m feeling down and out. A new lip product always lifts my spirits! I’d say though that throughout the day, I do like to rely on perfume as a pick-me-up. It’s a quick way to bring an ephemeral luxury to


Sweet Anthem Emily and Phoebe Solid Perfume Reviews

Sometimes I get really sick of reviewing perfumes that retail for like a zillion dollars. So, today I want to take the time to review micro-perfumes that retail for less than micro brews and craft cocktails.

Sweet Anthem Emily

Emily – Notes listed include almond, coconut, honey, milk, oatmeal, sandalwood, vanilla and yuzu.

Emily is like this magical oatmeal cookie. It’s a warm, comforting gourmand with honey, almond and toasted coconut. It does open with a tangy citrus and cherry-like almond and then it wears as a milky… Continue reading | 6 Comments


Roxana Illuminated Perfume Impromptu Natural Perfume Review

Roxana Illuminated Perfumes

Roxana Illuminated Perfumes Impromptu is an all-natural rustic, smoky, animalic fragrance. The brand sent me samples of all three of the concentrations which gave me an opportunity not only to review Impromptu, but to do a comparison of the perfume in different mediums.


It’s balsamic and green like crushed green leaves underfoot. It’s crisp and dewy, cool with a hint of citrus from lemon balm. To my surprise, Impromptu gets smoky, reminiscent of burning leaves. The dry-down is sweetly balsamic and resinous… Continue reading | 8 Comments