The Lipstick League Question of the Week
Which fragrance have you been wearing the most this winter? (If you don’t wear fragrance, tell us about the body lotion or body wash you’ve been using the most this winter.)
G's answer: I have been wearing the heck out of Queen by Queen Latifah this winter (the original, not Queen of Hearts), and although it's a discontinued fragrance, it's still relatively easy to find and pretty inexpensive on Amazon and eBay. I cannot get enough of this fragrance right now (see Fragrantica listing here for notes, etc.). It's a dark, boozy, woody, smoky, vanilla, yet it's not severe in its darkness. In other words, if the words "boozy, dark, and smoky" generally scare you off, this is a more friendly or "lite" version of those elements, if that makes sense. To me, it smells like a grown-up vanilla. It's rich, sultry, and a bit mysterious. And it's the closest thing I've found to date that resembles my beloved and long-ago discontinued Kors Michael Kors (they both share that wonderful cognac note).
The Lipstick League Links of the Week
EauMG - My blog’s focus is usually perfume, but I’m addicted to all things beauty! Here’s my Favorite Makeup & Beauty Products of 2016.
fanserviced-b - This week I tried a fancy Austrian low-pH facial cleanser and broke down whether it’s worth the luxury pricetag.
Gouldylox - Forget those $45 lip palettes. Save your moolah and check out these playfully delicious must-haves from Glamour Dolls. (Hint: They are under $5 each!)
My Beauty Bunny - I think I'm in love! Kevin Murphy is quickly becoming my all time favorite haircare line. Check my review of the products here.
Nouveau Cheap - What’s on my radar these days that I can’t wait to buy? These new Oil Scrubs from St. Ives.
Phyrra - Is your primer right for your foundation? Ever have your foundation ball up on your face or not meld with your skin? I show you How to Tell if You're Using the Best Foundation and Primer combination, plus fix issues!
Prime Beauty - gives us a history lesson on Troll Dolls and the new and colorful PürCosmetics Dreamworks Troll Palette!
we heart this - brings you the ultimate IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Buying Guide, a must-have for It girls!
Beauty Junkies Unite - Amber wants your skin to glow, so she's giving you the opportunity to win 5 Pixi Beauty products that make skin look amazing. Head on over and enter the giveaway!
Blushing Noir - If you ever wanted your Maybelline Eye Shadows to be single you’re in for a real treat! Check out swatches, a full review and eye look of the stunning Maybelline Expertwear Eye Shadow shades.
Clumps of Mascara - Healthy skin over pretty makeup, am I right? These skincare and bodycare lovelies have been keeping me right all season long.
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EauMG is Currently Craving: Smooth, radiant skin. My dull, wintery, stressed-out skin is craving this blend of effective acids and antioxidants in Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial.