Posts From August 2008

Fresh Absolute Concealer Review: It’s Holy Grail Material!

Is it me or do you feel like Fresh Cosmetics get terribly overlooked since everyone is always concentrating on Fresh’s skincare, bath and body, and perfume selection.

I simply adore a majority of the perfumes Fresh puts out plus the skincare is truly out of this world but really, sometimes, I like to take a second and remind myself what a great little line up of cosmetics Fresh has available.

Since I’m on my concealer kick still I thought I’d review one of my favorite concealers that happens to be from Fresh.

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Fresh Absolute concealer is definately an answer to any and all under eye woes. It’s a heavily pigmented, moisturizing concealer that does a superb job of erasing both fine lines and dark circles.

At $22 USD for a rather tiny pump jar of concealer this could sway you to pass it up but I urge you to try it once and I pretty much guarantee you’ll love it. The formula is nicely moisturizing although slightly on the runny side however I really don’t mind in the least as I use a very tiny amount anyway so the product has no time to make too much of a mess as I blend. A little goes a long way as this is heavily pigmented in a major way. It’s probably one of the most pigmented concealer I have stashed in my beauty arsenal. This blends super well and I’m very impressed with the way it simply glides across my under eye area. This is something to say considering how dry my eye area is concealers don’t glide, believe you me, so to have one that glides as I blend makes me want to fall to my knees in thanks. The concealer pretty much lasts all day long with no touch ups in between. You put it on and it stays…and it stays it and stays….until you take it off. The concealer doesn’t crease nor does it cake it virtually erases very fine lines and creates smooth flawless coverage. Please…remember…a little goes a very long way.

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One minor rant is that the pump distributes way too much product and until you’re used to the trick of using it you’ll end up pumping out a rather large amount of product which you’ll waste because you won’t need that much. Don’t make the mistake of pressing it down quickly or pressing it down far the way I did. Very gently push down with a slight wiggle to your finger tip and hope for the best. The packaging definately can use improvement in this department. Even when I’m being gentle too much product comes flowing out which completely ticks me off.

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All in all I really like this one but it can use an improvement on the packaging. Aside from that coverage is really good, it blends beautifully, and the price isn’t bad at $22 USD since a little goes a long way.

The Muse stamps it with an approval for purchase!

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Definitely worth checking out! The Muse likes it!

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Tricia Sawyer Clearly Pretty Color Revealing Gloss

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Tricia Sawyer Clearly Pretty Color Revealing Gloss caught my eye recently and I want to give it a try.

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I wasn’t a big lover of Smashbox O-Gloss when I tried it out so this definately has my eye after seeing the promo. Aren’t you loving the fresh pinkness of the model’s lips? So juicy! Love it.

The gloss is body heat activated and gives your lips not only a glossy finish but also a gorgeous stained effect that completely customized by your body chemistry.

As I said Smashbox O-Gloss was slightly disappointing so I’m hopeful Tricia Sawyer Clearly Pretty Color Revealing Gloss will be a hit plus it’s $18 USD where as O-Gloss is $22 USD!

Sweet!

Review to follow shortly maybe!

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Smashbox O-Gloss Review

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Bliss Shock Therapy and Bliss Minity Scrub Soap Review: Chillingly Cool Summer Treats for the Skin

Do you realize in less than two weeks Summer will turn quickly into Fall? Holy cow where did the time go! I still have Summer blog entries to post….is there a board I can appeal to to extend the Season?

Dear Seasonal Board,

Can we please have an extra month of Summer? The Muse hasn’t yet gotten through all her Summer makeup collections and wants to finish up her reviews before the cold weather sets in.

Thank you for considering this matter.

Sincerely with Hugs and Kisses,
the Muse

I REALLY should have gotten to this post earlier but hopefully we’ll have a sudden heat spell and you can make proper use out of my Bliss Shock Therapy and Bliss Minty Scrub Soap Review!

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Do you love minty goodness?

I do.

Which is why I’m absolutely smitten with Bliss Shock Therapy. It’s cool, refreshing, and minty. Literally. I mean it’s really cool. As in it makes you shiver after you step out of the shower! Cool right?

This fantastic little shower gel is uber awesome as it literally cools you down on warm, humid morning. Squeeze some in a puff and go to town and you’ll begin to notice as it lathers that your skin will begin tingling and cooling off! After you step out of the shower chances are you’ll be rubbing your arms and shivering a bit.

I love it!

It’s that extra shock of cool that I need on hot Summer mornings plus it wakes me up like all hell in the Winter! Brrrrrr!

I happen to adore Shock Therapy so much that I normally follow up my cooling experience with the ridiculously large bar of minty soap. This soap is about the size of my foot. It’s freaking huge! I love all Bliss soaps but this one in particular is a favorite of mine since it’s minty and cooling.

The bar contains a fine grain of scrubbing beads inside the bar so you can get to work scrubbing those rough, dry elbows, knees, and legs to reveal smoother skin! I normally use the elevated side to work on dry spots and follow up with the smooth side.

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The soap lasts ages and ages since it’s so large and you get the benefits of both a great soap, a cooling, refreshing shower, and an exfoliating treatment!

Psstt….I normally purchase Bliss Shock Therapy in bulk when Bliss has clearance section up. Around this time it’s about $7-8 USD a bottle! Sweet deal!

Both of these are Muse Approved for purchase!

Love ‘em for a cooling Summer experience!

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Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer

Make Up For Ever has a new range of primer available right now from Sephora. You may or may not have seen these already but I’ve been busy trying one out that I got about a week ago and will reviewing for you shortly!

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Excited?

You should be.

The primers are available in 7 shade selections that are used to correct skin problems such as dull skin, yellow under tones, sallow skin, etc….

These are $32 USD and well worth your cash, you’ll find out why soon!

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See what other primers I’m loving or not….

Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine Primer

MAC Prep & Prime Review

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Bath and Body Works Scentportable Fragrance Unit Review

Ooo look what I got!

A Bath and Body Works Scentportable Fragrance Unit!

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Fun, Fun, Fun!

I’m a sucker for tarts, scented oils, room spray, etc…so the idea of having a portable little unit of scent that I can clip anywhere I want kinda gets me hyper!

This little guy is available from Bath and Body Works for $5 USD but I’m sure sooner or later you’ll see some cool deal on these!

Basically this has a scented gel disk inside a plastic housing with clip. You can either sit this on a desk, table, etc…or clip it in a closet, car, or any small space. It delivers a blast of yummy scent to whatever area you choose to put it in. It’s a rather nice and safe way to fragrance an area without a electric, batteries, or the flame of a candle.

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The one I have is Coconut Vanilla which smells beautifully foody and tropical. It kinda smells like cake mixed with coconut. The throw on this is fabulous. I have it clipped in my car so you know as soon as the temperature rises and your vehicle is sitting in the sun for a good long while the scent will begin to warm up and create a beautiful fragrance. I love getting in the car after a hot day and smelling this mmmm!

It’s also suggested to throw in a gym bag or luggage! These last 4-6 weeks supposedly, I’ve only had mine a week and so far it’s going strong!

One minor problem with the unit is it isn’t refillable. After the fragrance gel insert is completely dried up you aren’t able to purchase a replacement so you’ll be throwing the entire unit out for a fresh one. Not exactly environmentally friendly unless the plastic is biodegradable but I don’t think it is. Aside from this minor rant I thought this was a rather cute way to get a little fragrance into small spaces!

Check ‘em out at Bath and Body Works! They also happen to come in five scents to choose from!
Got one?

Loving it?

How do you scent your home, car, office?

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Searching for other great ways to scent your space? Check out my tart warmer post!

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