Posts From January 2009

Sneak Peek: MAC Cremeteam Cremesheen Lipstick in Lavender Whip

Crack the whip ladies and check out MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Lavender Whip!

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Yesterday you were privy to the brand new MAC Cremesheen Glass and today I bring you a sneak peek at a look of one of the newest shades of Cremesheen Lipstick in Lavender Whip!

Loving it?

I imagine you’ll want to get your mod on with this interesting lilac lip color with a creamy smooth formula that glides onto lips leaving behind a “mod”-like finish and a burst of Spring purple!

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We fell in love with MAC Cremesheen Lipstick this past fall and now MAC is reintroducing the collection with some new shades and some old favorites. Watch your MAC counter in February for the release of MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in eight shades!

Now I’m off to figure out the best way to use Lavender on my lips…hmmmmmmmmmmm……..I aim to do Twiggy proud with my moddy purple look!

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Avon Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial Review

The Muse is always fascinated by tales of large pores! I honestly am. I have absolutely no problem in regards to large pores on my face and can’t begin to understand the problems and woes that come with large pores. Heck I already have plenty of problems without added drama of large pores.

Whenever I hear some of you discussing large pore problems I become instantly intrigued as I’m just curious how exactly one should go about covering large pores, treating them, etc…..It’s quite a mystery to me.

I recently ran across Avon Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial and couldn’t help but think of the many conversations I’ve had on here with readers complaining about large pores….it seemed maybe, just maybe Avon Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial might be the solution some of you craved?

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Avon Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial doesn’t come cheap at $48 USD (have no fear Avon always has awesome sales so I imagine sooner or later you’ll score a deal or two!) and I must say I was shocked as I didn’t know Avon carried products that were ranging above $20 bucks…whoa. Count me shocked and surprised. I’m somehow of the mentality that if it costs more that must surely mean it works. Dontcha sometimes get that vibe? Even I pay $118 for mascara it surely will work WAY better than the $8 one! Either I’m nuts or everyone has totally experienced that feeling before. Of course, when I heard Avon Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial was $48 USD I was all about how it must be a miracle in a bottle!

What is it?

Avon Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial is designed to visibly shrink pores while resurfacing skin to clarify and reveal fresher, renewed skin. Revitafresh Technology helps skin look more even and smoother. I have no idea what Revitafresh Technology is but it sounds important and it sounds like people with large pores need some of that stuff! The treatment does also offer relief for fine lines so if you’re running into the effects of aging this will be helpful as well.

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As I mentioned I don’t have large pores but it sounds like this was something I could make use of simply because I suffer from dull skin. My skin somehow fails to have any glow left in it lately. This happens a few times a year in particular Winter and Summer when the heat and the cold take a toll on my skin and it loses moisture.

I’ve used this for over two weeks now and I must say my skin does look refreshed and healthy. Count the Muse impressed. I used this in conjunction with my current moisturizing so this took the place of my serum temporarily. It’s a very light, gel like formula that absorbs instantly into skin and feels slightly cooling on. They do promise instant results that are visible but I honestly seen no results until 11 days into use. Within 11 days I noticed that my skin was even and less dull and I also felt like it looked healthier if that makes sense. After I stopped using the product my skin ended up going back to being dull again so I’ve taken up using it again in place of my normal serum. From all the rave reviews on the site it appears to be a miracle cure for those with rosacea as well.

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Who may want to try it?

  • Anyone with redness or ruddy cheeks and face
  • Those who want to diminish the appearance of large pores
  • Anyone who wants to resurface their skin and wake up dull, uneven skin

I think it’s worth checking out as I did see pretty nice results!

Snag it and read the raves @ shop.avon.com

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Kose Softymo Powder Wash Whitening Formula Review

As per my original post about how I was cleaning up my washroom and coming across all sorts of cleansers, creams, potions, and lotions from various Asian brands.

Today I’ll be reviewing Kose Softymo Powder Wash Whitening Formula. Did I just hear a yay for whitening? The Muse is all about whitening agents although a majority of them don’t work so well but hey it’s worth a try!

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Does Kose Softymo Powder Wash Whitening Formula really whiten?

We’ll see…jump ahead to hear the word!

Kose Softymo Powder Wash is a typical powder wash which comes in a fine powder formula that you add water to in order to develop a sudsy wash for whisking away dirt, oil, and other nasties from your face. It’s one of my favorite powder washes mainly because it’s dead cheap at around $3-$6 USD so really who can’t love that?

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I also happen to love it because it’s particularly good at washing away makeup (not eye makeup obviously) without drying out my skin. It contains Aloe Vera which could account for why my skin feels quite nice and moist after use.

Supposedly it clears away dead skin cells while preventing dull skin and offering a “whiten”, “renewed” skin. Sorry, have to disappoint here, but I didn’t experience much in the way of renewal to be honest or whitening of any kind.

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Honestly, it’s a great, inexpensive budget powder wash that works great at getting my face clean without investing a ton of cash plus no tightness or dryness after use but that’s about it. Don’t expect bells and whistles as there aren’t any here.

The one plus side of the whitening formula is it doesn’t retain the strange sour milk smell that a majority of Softymo Powder Washes are legendary for. This is an upside for me as I really get a tiny bit turned off by that stench of the other powder washes even though it goes away almost instantly.

All in all if you can find it cheap it’s well worth picking up especially if you like powder washes!

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Lori Greiner Deluxe Cosmetic Organizer

The Muse is a big fan of Lori Greiner as you may already know from my post, upon post, upon post of her awesome storage units!

A majority of my collection of makeup is stashed away in a Lori Greiner organizer or two!

On Lori’s recent QVC appearance she spotlighted one of her new Mirrored Wall Cabinets that I am seriously having a case of the lemmings for!

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Looks quite unassuming doesn’t it? Wait till you see what it looks like opened!

Open up this mirrored cabinet and inside lays a spot for just about anything and everything in your cosmetic collection! The entire unit holds 150 pieces of makeup with spots for your lipstick, compacts, brushes, and more!

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The cabinet is wall mountable or you can purchase a separate frame that will hold the unit in an upright position for placing on a table or vanity.

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The cabinet comes in your choice of finishes (oak, cherry, or white) and is also available in a jewelry version for stashing away accessories, earrings, etc….

I’m dying to purchase the makeup one but I’m trying to be reasonable with my purchasing at the moment! If I do get it expect a review and a rave! It’s $78 USD and available now from QVC using Item Number H06285.

The Muse loves it!

Anything Lorai Greiner is ALWAYS Muse Approved! The Muse thinks she’s aces with her wonderful creations.

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Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Concealer

The Muse so needs to try out Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Concealer!

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Have you see these? Check it!

I rarely get excited about drugstore cosmetics but this looks promising to say the least. When I was purchasing my cheese mascara at Walgreens I ran across a display of these but sadly all the lighter shades were sold out.

I’m generally curious about the product as it reminds me of Laura Mercier or Bobbi Brown’s dual concealers which has the creamy concealer on top and a silky white setting powder on the bottom. I’m not sure but that Flickr photo says $12.79 USD and don’t quote me but I could have sworn it was $8.99 USD around these parts.

Must. have. it. now.

Honestly, it seems promising to say the least and hopefully I can locate it as I’m highly curious if it’s worth the splurge! You know me, concealer gets me happy!

Anyone try?

Do share!

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