Dailies 08/05/14

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Daily Fragrance: Serge Lutens L’Orpheline. I don’t like this. It’s very quiet, and the lavender note smells like old-fashioned men’s shaving cream. It’s more interesting than the last Serge, Vierge de Fer, but less pleasant. Full review forthcoming.

Daily Soap: Lush Shark Fin Soap. Shark Fin Soap is exactly the kind of product that makes me such a huge Lush fan. 100% of the selling price of this achingly adorable soap goes to the United Conversationists Fin Free Campaign. You get to play Sharknado in the bathtub, sharks get to keep their fins. Everybody wins!

Except for Tara Reid and her shark-hand, or lack thereof.
Except for Tara Reid, who bravely sacrifices her hand to the Sharknado. Moment of silence, people.

Daily Nails: TonyMoly TonyNail Trendy Mellow Mint. Behold TonyMoly‘s genius: $3 mini bottles of bright, trendy colors, so you can try out a trend without splurging. You’ll need three coats, but the formula has no particular issues otherwise. TonyMoly just opened their first U.S. boutique in Midtown. I hear they are extremely nice to people who spill half a bottle of bright pink nail polish on themselves and the floor.

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Dailies 07/30/14

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Daily Fragrance: Chanel No. 5 Eau de Cologne. My brother is having an MRI today. I prepared myself by watching Lilo and Stitch and crying a lot. I chose Chanel No. 5 to help me tap into my inner stiff-upper-lip WASP. That sharp blast of aldehydes in the opening is instantly comforting.

Daily Shower Product: Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel. The shower gels are my favorite Lush product, and I have a lot of favorite Lush products. Caramel-y It’s Raining Men is my #1, but the scents are excellent across the board. Happy Hippy is one of the simpler scents, a hardcore, photorealistic grapefruit.

Daily Recipe: Korean-American Everyday Cooking Bulgogi. Why aren’t there more graphic novel cookbooks? I found this little guy for $4 at MOCCA Fest (Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art). Easy, savory Korean comfort food, with adorable illustrations and occasional cat appearances.

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Dailies 07/25/14

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Daily Fragrance: L’Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine, for the weekly Now Smell This community project. You’re supposed to wear a Hermes fragrance or a Jean-Claude Ellena creation, so I went with the enchantingly creative Bois Farine. Bois Farine was famously inspired by the Ruizia Cordata tree, whose branches smell like flour. But to me, Bois Farine has always smelled like peanut butter. My brother is allergic to peanuts, so Bois Farine is basically my personal forbidden fruit. I will never forgive L’Artisan if they discontinue this.

Daily Nail: Clinique 70 & Sunny. This manicure may have been inspired by the Pokemon Yellow cartridge. Perfect egg yolk color, typical yellow polish streakiness. All Lacquered Up just posted her top yellow polishes; I think I might need OPI I Just Can’t Cope-acabana.

Daily Game: Pokemon Yellow. Please join me in a moment of silence for my beloved Nintendo 3DS, which left our cruel world on Wednesday after extensive water damage. You were a good, brave 3DS. May you frolic with Mario, Link, and Pikachu in the Nintendo Elysian Fields.

In the absence of my trusty companion, I’ve been kicking it majorly old-school with my old Gameboy Color and Pokemon Yellow. As much as I’m enjoying those 1999 graphics, I’ve decided to save up for a replacement 3DS (although the original can never be replaced in my heart) by selling off a few perfumes. I have the discontinued Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Mokha and the upcoming Josie Natori perfume, both 50 ml and never opened. Please note that this is a different bottle of Vanille Mokha than the very-much-opened bottle seen in yesterday’s Dailies. Please email me if you’re interested in either!

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Dailies 07/24/14

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Daily Fragrance: Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Mokha. My all-time favorite CSP scent. The drydown is a basic, overly sweet vanilla, but the opening is the most realistic freshly-ground-coffee-beans accord I’ve ever smelled in a perfume. It’s discontinued, because of course it is.

Daily Body Product: Dylan’s Candy Bar Chocolate Cupcake Body Cream. Another discontinued beauty. Dangerously close to the smell and texture of Pillsbury chocolate frosting. Someday I will accidentally spread it on cupcakes.

Daily Bobblehead: Marceline The Vampire Queen. I’m visiting my parents in Maryland, where I keep my surprisingly extensive bobblehead collection. Marceline is Adventure Time’s sassiest vampire. I feel like we haven’t had a Marceline episode in forever, you guys.

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Dailies 07/23/14

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Daily Fragrance: Sweet Anthem Juliet. American women are already a rarity in the perfume industry (except in indie perfumery, where they dominate. Get it, ladies!) But an American, female perfumer that’s also my (hilariously diminutive) height? Well, there’s only one: Meredith Smith of Sweet Anthem. This pint-sized perfume wonder makes some of the most polished indie perfumes I’ve ever tried, and at crazy-reasonable prices. The jasmine in Juliet eventually goes too sweet on me, but the mango opening is so much fun. I think I’m going to try Petra and Owl next.

Daily Tea: Pukka Love. Never again! Way too much licorice for me.

Daily Lip: NARS Eros Lip Lacquer. One of my all-time favorite colors in one of my least favorite formulas. So goddamn sticky, but that gorgeous plum is worth it.

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