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Dior Cuir Cannage 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Because we all needed another brown eye shadow palette.Dior has been churning out the quints this year and I'm having a hard time following the assorted collections (pre-fall, not-quite-fall, pre-holiday, almost-holiday, holiday--- who knows what and why). Show More Summary

Kjaer Weis Highlighter

The latest product release from Kjaer Weis is a cream highlighter in a neutral-to-cool beige color with a visible shimmery finish that is still subtle enough for everyday use. The swatch above is obviously heavy so you can get a good...Show More Summary

Agraria Golden Cassis Woven Crystal Candle

You can see that the candle above, Agraria Golden Cassis, has seen a lot of use since we got it a couple of weeks ago. I've always been very fond of Agraria products, but I admit that since my relationship with cassis can be described...Show More Summary

Gucci Peacock Magnetic Color Shadow Duo

To be honest with you, I don't think that this Gucci Magnetic Color Eye Shadow Duo in Peacock was the best choice for me. I would have gotten much more mileage from Fume, Aristocratic, or even Malachite (all three are on my wishlist right now). Show More Summary

Vincent Longo Flamenco Creme Gel Liner

Here's my secret weapon these days: Vincent Longo Creme Gel Liner in Flamenco. While Flamenco, a medium taupe, is not a classic eyeliner color, it works beautifully to lighten a heavy/dark eye makeup look (see an example using a gold eyeliner in Lisa Eldridge's Plum Chic fall makeup tutorial). Show More Summary

Aftelier- Palimpsest

Eden by François Foucras The best gift I can get from perfume is a a strong emotional reaction. Preferably a positive one. What I received from Palimpsest, the newest Aftelier perfume, was more than that: it is a feeling of well-being, comfort, and contentment. Show More Summary

Oscar De La Renta (1932-2014)

Oscar de la Renta quotes:"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.""Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable,...Show More Summary

Currently- October 2014

Autumn Colors by Alexei Butiriskiy BookI'm in the middle of another Laura Ingalls Wilder biography, but have also started a couple of other books, including Mandy Aftel's Fragrant, and The Viceroy's Daughters (about the Curzon sisters,upon...Show More Summary

Jersey Cats

Giselle invites you to like our page Jersey Cats It's kind of funny. I never wanted to create a Facebook fan page for this blog (instead I opted for a Facebook group, where we can hang out in a more laid-back way, ask questions, and share idea. Show More Summary

Five Pick-Me-Up Ideas For Monday

Some Mondays take their role way too seriously. Like this one. Various workers have been going in and out of the house, but the new furnace won't actually be installed until Wednesday. Mt. Laundry has grown right in front of my eyes, like a pimple on a long-suffering chin. Show More Summary

Avon + Christian Lacroix Ambre ~ new fragrances

Avon has launched a new collaborative fragrance duo with designer Christian Lacroix: Christian Lacroix Ambre. Older scents in the series include Rouge & Noir, Absynthe Her, Absynthe Him and Nuit de Christian Lacroix...

Rotten eggs & horse urine

Rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether. — What comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko smells like. More at Swiss scientists determine comet's 'perfume' at the Seattle Times.

Frederic Malle The Night ~ new fragrance

French niche line Frédéric Malle will launch The Night this month in Dubai. The new fragrance "speaks the language of Middle Eastern per­fume"...

Online fragrance shopping

New at luckyscent: Keiko Mecheri Embruns. New at saksfifthavenue: Dolce & Gabbana The One collector editions.

Harrods Salon de Parfums opens

UK department store Harrods opened their Salon de Parfums — a new "retail concept for perfume connoisseurs" — earlier this month. It's located on the store's 6th floor, in an area that had been used as office space. As previously reported, eleven brands have separate boutiques...

How to Survive Halloween Without Getting a Horrifying Breakout

Once the fanaticism of Oct. 31 has come and gone, your skin is going to need a major detox. You piled on the paint, doubled up on the fake blood, and layered on the false lashes all in the name of a good scare. Sure you looked absolutely amazing bar hopping on All Hallows' Eve, but all you've got to show for it now is a giant pimple. Show More Summary

Aerin Iris Meadow & Waterlily Sun ~ brief, only slightly cranky perfume reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect when the Aerin fragrance brand launched in 2013, but after smelling the first five, I got the general drift. The latest two, Iris Meadow and Waterlily Sun, are in the same easygoing light floral mold as Lilac Path, Ikat Jasmine and Gardenia Rattan (the other two, Amber Musk and Evening Rose, had a little more heft). Show More Summary

How Wearing Colored Contacts Affected My Dating and Social Life

About five years ago, a good friend of mine approached her car to find a letter from the guy she'd been seeing. Unlike the "miss you" or "love you" little somethings typically left by someone you're dating, hers had a rather distinct...Show More Summary

The complex neural circuitry responsible for our sense of smell

The complex neural circuitry responsible for our sense of smell is the only part of the nervous system that regenerates throughout adult life. It is this ability that scientists have tried to exploit in stimulating repair in the spinal cord. Every time we breathe, molecules carrying different odours in the air come into contact with […]

Copy Beyoncé's Blunt Baby Bangs in 3 Easy Steps

Inspired by Beyoncé's flawless new look? InStyle broke down the three steps you need to try out those bold baby bangs for yourself. Baby bangs are definitely a risky look, but if anyone can pull off the trend, it's Beyoncé. Perhaps as...Show More Summary

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