EauMG’s February 2015 Empties

February 2015 Empties


Well, February, which usually is a short month that feels the longest (ugh, winter) but this year, it felt like the short month that it is. This month breezed by which was great because I usually passionately hate February.

After my Hong Kong haul, I tried really hard not to buy anything. And really, I don’t need anything. But, I did end up buying a few skincare samples. And I ran out of hand soap… Continue¬†reading | 5 Comments

home scents

Votivo Holiday Candles: Reviews of Winter Cranberry & Dulce Caramelo

Votivo is a wonderful line of candles. They have quite a few that I consider staples in my candle arsenal. Every year I get excited for their Holiday line.

Votivo Winter Cranberry

The packaging is very glamorous. I like that is holiday but not too holiday. This line is are more wintery. The larger candles are housed in a “silver” mirrored vessel with the Votivo logo. The box is metallic and I want a wallpaper like it ūüėČ The candles are also¬†available¬†in a travel tin, not as glamorous but… Continue¬†reading | 3 Comments

home scents

Linnea Lights Luxe Gift Set Soy Candle Review

Linnea Lights is a line of soy candles owned by a mother and daughter in Indiana. Each vessel is hand-poured and made in small patches.

I’m reviewing the Luxe gift set that contains 3 travel sized candles in a glass vessel. The box is very “eco-luxe” and gives a nice presentation if you are using this as a gift.

Linnea Lights candle gift set

AmberRich amber blended with Egyptian musk

Amber is a sweet vanilla amber with a hint of doughy florals. This is… Continue¬†reading | 1 Comment

home scents

Votivo Candle & Diffuser Reviews – Pink Mimosa & Breath of Lavender

Votivo candles 2012


In late January, I attended the New York International Gift Fair. One of the things that really stood out to me while I was there were the two new home fragrance launches from Votivo. There are many Votivo scents that I consider staples (the ones that I always replenish). Is Mimosa of Breathe of Lavender my new favorites? Let’s see.

Pink Mimosa includes notes of mandarin, strawberry, gardenia, honeysuckle, mimosa, vanilla rum, sandalwood and musk.

This scent is perfect for summer. It’s… Continue¬†reading | 4 Comments

home scents

Illume Candle Tin Review

Illume Tin Candles Review

I’m in a candle mood again. I went through a diffuser stage, but right now, in winter, I miss the ambiance of a flickering candle. I’m either shallow or easy to please, very few things lift my mood more than a fancy candle. With pretty packaging and good scents, candles give my space personality. When my space is happy, I’m happy. I’m reviewing 4 Illume Candles:

Pineapple Cilantro – “A bold combination of juicy pineapple and fresh cilantro“. Pineapple Cilantro is a tropical… Continue¬†reading | 6 Comments