Guerlain Ambre Eternel is the new release for 2016. It’s, well, nice. Can we talk about my new foundation and my bathtub?
Oh, fine. Notes of neroli, coriander, cinnamon, orange blossom, peach, ylang-ylang, woody notes, leather and amber, created by Thierry Wasser. I don’t get a lot of amber from it, but I do get a nice amount of leather. I saw a link the other day to a Luca Turin review of it. I was thinking he wouldn’t be that crazy about it, but he liked it a fair bit. I’m not hating it, and I like the peachy leather thing it’s got going on. It’s growing on me, and the price point on it is not near as bad as that oublie thing that I adore. $200 for 4.2 ounces at all the usual places. Let’s check in on it again after we talk about my bathtub of my dreeeams and my new foundation of my dreeams.
This is a bathtub, yes? It’s from MTI manufactured stone, weighing in at 300 plus pounds, 3 feet across and 72 inches long, and I could sleep in this thing without water, it is so comfy. Also, it passes the No cold Boobies test. You know what I’m saying here. You get in a comfy tub, slunk down in it to get all warm, then inevitable you have to sit up some because you keep sliding down, and your boobies wind up out of the water and start getting cold. The gentle slope on the end of it is perfection for letting you rest your feet on the other side, no sliding down any further, boobies underneath the water AND bubbles. It is perfect, and I need a crane to get it into the second floor of my house, but that’s okay, just a small crane.
I always said, I just don’t care about anything else in this bathroom remodel but the tub. I lied just a little. The bathtub, the heated floors and the corner window on the north and west sides of the tub. If I have to leave the rest of it somewhat done – if I’ve blown my budget on the tub and the windows – until I get around to it, well so be it. That tub is worth everything.
I’m also thinking about an open concept bathroom. I have an entire second floor master. So you come up the stairs, there is a little landing and to the right is a hallway and then the wall and then the bathroom. I think I should just keep the wall down, then I can use all of that otherwise dead space at the top of the stairs to make my bathroom feel larger and more open. I can just use a screen around the bathtub, but it’s just me in this house, so I don’t really need privacy. Yes or am I going all wrong here. I figure put the toilet inside of a little room, which it’s almost there now, so it just takes a door on that, and that feels perfect for that to be private.
Foundation. Most/many of you know I am always looking for the perfect foundation. I’ve gone through a lot, and lately I was using the BB Creams – La Neige, Sulwahsoo. then I grabbed my Armani Maestro out again just for a change and remembered how much I loved that. It was almost empty, that’s how much I loved it. I went to look at re-ordering and saw that mega-dollars Armani Crema Nuda. For, um, $200. What?!?! Luckily I had a $300 GC from Neiman Marcus that covered it, so yes! I’m not the fairest skin-wise, but fair, normally an Armani 5, and I got the 2, Light Glow. It’s perfect. The jar you get it in is huuuuuuge, just make sure to use the little scoop and wash it in between applications so you don’t contaminate the foundation in any way. You need a miniscule amount. I used my fingers to apply once and then used my Armani foundation brush since then, and both work great. This has some of the Crema Nera cream in it (the light version) so it is full of treatment. My skin feels actually better at the end of the day than before I applied.
Unretouched photo probably an hour or so after application. Ignore the eyebrows, I’m due to have those done tomorrow. I normally have a lot of pink tones in my skin that break through, and the Crema Nuda just evens those out. It lasts for a good 6-8 hours. It’s lightweight, but gives nice coverage, never feels like a mask, just like my skin but better. Worth $200? It was a GC! I’ll have to do a lot of thinking if I ever run out. But if this lasts for a year or more, and I’m guessing it will, the cost per wearing is pretty low. I used to go without foundation 5-6 days out of 7, but I’ve applied this almost every day since my skin feels better with it, and there isn’t any facial relieved sigh when I cleanse my face at night to take it off. That’s something amazing.
There, your overpriced I tried it so You Don’t Have To Review.
Back to the Guerlain Ambre Eternel. I think I like this a lot more the longer it’s on. Stays a very soft leather with those incredible peach notes. Nothing is coming to mind that is like that, so I am now revising my initial “it’s okay” to I really sorta am liking this and will keep playing around with it. It’s better than the first one in the dark bottles they did, Santal Royal, the one I can barely remember what it smells like.
What are we giving away this week? I think I can scoop out a couple of samples of the Armani Crema Nuda foundation to add into a draw for three Guerlain Ambre Eternel samples. If you are a guy or have no interest in foundation, just say that in your comment and you’ll be in the drawing just for the Guerlain Ambre Eternel. So just drop a comment to be entered in the drawing for a sampel of the Guerlain Ambre Eternel and optional Armani Crema Nuda foundation sample. Tell me your thoughts on any of the above – bathtub is toooooo much or just right, Goldilocks, or did you love Guerlain Santal Royal, and is there a price limit for foundation, even if it has a great treatment cream in it?