Odin Owari 02 is a rather intelligible citrus fragrance inspired by Japanese mandarins. I always joke that straight guys* can’t resist this line. This in part has to do with the fact that my husband shops Odin and wears their clothes. They stores aesthetic is rather basic casual masculines (plaid button-ups, button fly jeans) that are exceptionally well-made, many made from luxury materials like Japanese indigo or cashmere. David is also drawn to their fragrances. And this makes sense. The fragrances are rather basic, casual… Continue reading
Epic Blend is a Canadian based lip balm brand. They kindly scent me a few of their permanent lip balms for me to try. It’s like they new that I had epically dry lips or something…
The line consists of three collections: More Moisture, Vegan and Hemp.
More Moisture contains seven organic moisturizers: shea butter coconut oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, beeswax and non-GMO vitamin E. This formula has some “slip” to it but doesn’t wear off super quickly. The flavors in this collection are… Continue reading
The Lipstick League – week of 4.7.14
Question of the Week: I own more of this brand than any other:
EauMG’s Answer: Perfume – Serge Lutens and Guerlain. Makeup – Revlon and NARS. Skincare – Paula’s Choice
Lipglossiping – counts down the days until she can welcome the summer with a punch of seasonal colour from Deborah Lippmann!
My Beauty Bunny – Feeling lucky? Go ahead and enter to win a shopping spree at Nurture My Body
Sometimes I get sick of words and I just want to look at pretty things. Here’s a color story inspired by this striking and inspiring orange and green themed portrait of Ingrid Bergman.
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Mighty Moss – A deep green shimmer eyeshadow stick. This color is so pretty on medium complexions with warm toned eyes. $17
After sampling Manakara many times, I didn’t really understand it’s purpose or why it exists at all. It’s a gourmand, candy rose – like a heavily edited Aquolina Pink Sugar. After sampling it many more times, I realize that it doesn’t have to have a purpose. I feel like this was Kurkdjian having some fun. It seems like his attempt at making perfumes for 10 year old girls or for those that are kids at heart.
I love to celebrate the different seasons with food – traditional baked goods, seasonal produce, regional flavors. I also love to switch out my perfumes and beauty products to more “seasonal” items like “purple floral” perfumes and pastel nail polish. I’m really influenced by the seasons.
Here’s a little “guide” to spring beauty products, yes, many inspired by the symbolism associated with how many Americans celebrate Easter, Passover and spring festivals. I don’t want to support the commercialization of religious holidays, but let’s face it. Things like… Continue reading | 2 Comments