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The Lipstick League – Week of 12.12.16

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The Lipstick League – Week of 12.12.16

Question of the Week: What’s the one beauty product you hope you get for the holidays?

EauMG’s Answer: I know I’m not going to get it but I’d love to get that huge Bite Beauty Vault Mini Lipstick set that is currently unavailable and was like $200. 

we heart this – Check out swatches and vivid descriptions of the new MAC Shadescents; fragrances ode to six classic MAC lipsticks.

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Le Jardin Retrouve Cuir de Russie EDP Perfume Review

Le Jardin Cuir de Russie

Le Jardin Retrouvé has been revived. Originally founded in 1975, Le Jardin Retrouvé is “OG niche”. The perfumer and founder of the brand (and co-founder of the Osmothèque) passed away in 2005. Now Yuri’s son and daughter-in-law are keeping the legacy alive. The brand currently has seven fragrances based on Yuri’s original formulas.

I’ve tried the entire brand. There are many that I like but there’s one that I keep reaching for: Cuir de Russie. Like an amber, many heritage perfume… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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EauMG’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Vintage Beauties

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Here’s my annual holiday gift guide for glamorous types that would be happy to have back-seamed stockings in their stocking! This is the gift guide for those that appreciate the timeless elegance of red lipstick, perfectly set hairstyles and oval-shaped manicures. Even if one can’t live the Old Hollywood fantasy lifestyle of silk dressing robes and a MGM contract, one can add a little bit of glamour in their daily lives with any of the items here:

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Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela EDP Perfume Review

Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela

I really liked the subversive quality of the vintage-feeling floral perfume Seyrig by indie perfumery Bruno Fazzolari. Because I liked that one, my perfume pals kept urging me to try Au Delà, a floral chypre. While Seyrig had a subtle punk/alt-cult feel, Au Delà doesn’t. This is the sort of perfume that smells like it would be sold in the 1950’s in fancy shops in Paris.

Au Delà is like an aldehydic orange blossom with coriander. It’s a dry, green floral with a brut… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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What I Learned from a Week of Wearing Drugstore Perfumes

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Last week, I revisited/reviewed five cheap perfumes available in most American drugstores. I didn’t try the “vintage”. I tried what you can go and buy now. I wanted this to be a feature on easy accessibility.  I did this because many of us know these perfumes but most Perfume People ignore these perfumes. And I understand why we do. There are so many perfumes in this world and life is too short to wear bad perfumes. We’re all bombarded by new releases. We’ve all been underwhelmed by… Continue reading | 29 Comments