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The Lipstick League – Week of 8.27.18

Sophia Loren

The Lipstick League – week of 8.27.18

Help a Blogger Out: Sheila from Painted Ladies says “I need a great fast drying top coat that’s budget friendly – help my nails out!”

EauMG’s Answer: I wish I had some suggestions but I don’t 🙁 I love a fast drying top coat. They’re so convenient! But, I found that the ones marketed as “quick dry” cause my fragile nails to become even more dry and cause peeling. Once I eliminated all the “quick dry” products from nail routine


Eris Belle de Jour EDP Perfume Review

Eris Belle de Jour review

Eris Parfums is the line of perfumes created by vintage perfume collector and writer, Barbara Herman (of Yesterday’s Perfume). Barbara has been my source for all things vintage perfume related so I was so excited to see her not only write a book but launch this line of perfumes.

Belle de Jour opens as salty orange blossoms and musk. It’s both cool and warm with a metallic coriander and fur stole-like musk. The heart is a cool, acrid floral… Continue reading | 2 Comments


Giorgio Armani Si EDP Perfume Review

Armani Si EDp

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’ve been in a perfume funk where nothing new has really interested me but there have been some expectations.¹ Before this “Late Summer 2016 Reawakening”, I can only think of a few new things that I felt like wearing. Oddly enough, one of the things that I’ve enjoyed wearing over the past 2 years has been a designer perfume, Giorgio Armani Si.

Si opens with a blackcurrant candy floss. It’s sweet, fruity and slightly like burnt sugar. The rose comes into the… Continue reading | 13 Comments


April Aromatics Rosenlust EDP Natural Perfume Review

April Aromatics Rosenlust EDP

Rose Week 2013

April Aromatics Rosenlust is a perfume for rose lovers. If you want a “garden” rose, you’ll want to try this.

Roselust is a citrus rose. It opens with a strong blast of grapefruit with hints of watery rose. The heart of Rosenlust is a grapefruit rose, very realistic, true and “living”. The dry-down of Rosenlust is a “fresh” rose with a hint of powdery orris. Rosenlust is a realistic soliflore; it’s naturally beautiful. There’s not much to Rosenlust… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Longing For Something Tropical: Get The Look Of Sophia Loren

When the weather gets a bit chilly I start thinking a bit more “tropical”. I love deep berry lips in the winter but sometimes I just want this kind of look. I want to pull out the Pucci scarves and pretend I’m a drug lord’s wife. I want to be tan and I want killer eye makeup. To get Sophia’s look apply tinted moisturizer in your shade. I like Estee Lauder Daywear Plus Tint because it smells like cucumbers and that is sure to get you out of a winter rut… Continue reading