The Lipstick League – Week of 7/11/16

Ida Lupino

The Lipstick League – week of 7.11.16

Question of the Week: Name the last free beauty sample you received that ultimately led to the purchase of a full-size product.

EauMG’s Answer: This is when my Empties come in handy! I ended up buying Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream after using a teeny tiny sample because I liked the weird texture. What about you? 

Clumps of Mascara – Who knew it could be possible to be THIS obsessed… Continue reading

Raw Spirit Summer Rain EDP Perfume Review

Raw Spirit Summer Rain

Raw Spirit¹ Summer Rain is a fragrance inspired by summer thunderstorms in the Florida Everglades².

Summer Rain opens as tangy citrus zest. It smells exactly like zesting a lime. In addition, the grapefruit adds a bitterness to the natural sweetness of the lime. This opening is hyper-realistic. The heart does capture some of that Florida humidity. It’s a humid white floral with leafy greens. It’s the white florals that grow so easily in Southern Florida like orange blossoms and tangled vines of jasmine. No other note… Continue reading | 8 Comments

EauMG’s June 2016 Favorites

Chicago

Chicago!

June was an absolutely crazy month. Looking back at my Smell Diary and Favorites, this seems to be a common theme with summers for me. June is one of those months where everything seems to happen.

The month started with me so sick with food poisoning (salmonella) that I was knocked out for a week severely dehydrated and malnourished. This resulted in a hospital visit which did help me recover. Unfortunately with my health stuff, I’m told I won’t be “normal” for… Continue reading

Lancome Tresor in Love EDP Perfume Review

Lancome Tresor in Love

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Oh, flankers¹! Do we love to hate them or hate to love them? I think in most instances, flankers are completely unwarranted². Why crowd the shelves with slight variations of the same theme? Or even worse, why make a perfume that suggests that it’s related to its epic namesake and instead give us some generic pink pepper floral? When it comes to flankers in Perfume World, many of us have very impassioned feelings towards these “scent sequels”.

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The Lipstick League – Week of 7/4/16

Carmen McCrae

The Lipstick League – Week of 7.4.16

Question of the Week: Quick! What’s your current favorite concealer?

EauMG’s Answer: For the past few months I’ve been really into IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye. It’s full-coverage, which I need because my seasonal allergies seem like they aren’t even seasonal anymore but like, forever allergies. The formula doesn’t budge but doesn’t crease either. I’ve been so happy with it. 

Blushing Noir – #LipstickIsMyVice about as much as Ruby Rose is. FYI that… Continue reading