10/16/14

Daily Scent Review: Arcana Ganesh

In an attempt to motivate myself to blog every day, I will now start this new feature on my blog in which I write a review for a scent that I have every day. Hopefully this will also help me get through my stash and revisit tons of unloved bottles!

Arcana Soaps "Ganesh" Perfume

ARCANA GANESH
Honor the generous and happy spirit of Sri Ganesha and he will bless you greatly. A large, joyous snoutful of coconut cake is snugly wrapped in honey, vanilla, Indonesian clove, green coconut, and a warm blend of spices.
In the bottle, I smell very strong honey and vanilla. On my skin, I get a burst of cake, and then dusty, plasticky, coconut (which is what I always get with coconut, unfortunately). This persists throughout the wear, with a touch of metallic clove coming up later on. Coconut and cloves are both notes that I'm wary of because the former turns to plastic and the latter turns to metal (this is consistent across all brands I've tried with those notes). Thus, unfortunately, I am not a fan of this.

What did you wear today?

10/9/14

Shiro Cosmetics Custom Glosses: Plausible Walrus, I Loved a Maid, Bowties are Cool, Women's Weapons

I bought these Shiro custom glosses back during the anniversary sale in April, but never got around to putting up swatches until now! Shame on me. Plausible Walrus and Bowties are Cool are no longer available (they were COTMs). The formula is non-sticky and feels like a liquid lipstick. These are awesome. I got all of them in opaque with no flavor/scent. I only dislike Plausible Walrus because it's too metallic for my tastes, but the other three are nice (albeit quite similar).

On to the swatches!

L to R: Plausible Walrus, I Loved a Maid, Bowties are Cool, Women's Weapons