Posts From February 2009

liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter Review

Breathing new life into your skin is now quite cheap thanks to Avon liiv Botanicals Collection.

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The Muse thinks combining a fine quality product with an inexpensive price tag is quite nice and she can have both with the new liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter.

Ok, so this stuff is seriously my latest obsession. Considering my skin needs as much moisture as it can get when the cold weather sets in, I’m all over liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter.

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$10 bucks people! That’s right $10! Loves it.

liiv Botanicals has a whole lot of awesome going on with it’s brand new facial and body collection. The line is clinically and demagogically tested, suitable for even sensitive skin as a preservative-free and dry-free product. The collection is a holistic beauty care collection that harvests plant power to restore vitality to skin. Whoa. Count me impressed.

But aside from all that the more important thing would be how awesome it smells….gorgeous. It’s a combination of a certain freshness with a hint of floral and a whole lot of crisp ozone that combines to create a beautiful healthy blend that’s quite alluring.

liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter is an ultra-rich body butter that’s super thick and made for various skin types, especially dry skin! This moisturizing body butter immediately hydrates my skin and makes it smell quite pretty too! My rough elbows and knees literally suck up the formula while it leaves behind silky, smooth skin. The body butter absorbs easily without leaving behind a greasy mess.

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Count the Muse impressed that a body butter costs as little as $10 USD and smells quite brilliant, contains good for you ingredients, and makes my skin super soft.

Loves it!
Alot!

Check out the entire liiv Botanicals Collection at Avon.

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Love it?

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CK One Giveaway

Ahh CK One it’s back and bigger than ever before!


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Step back into the 90′s with a re-launch of CK One kiddies!

CK One has a full on new re-launch of CK One which happened to be one of my very favorite fragrances a few year’s back now. I really loved revisiting with this one, so much so that today I’ll be giving away a bottle just for you!

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Excited?

Here’s a few ways to win the bottle:

Join me on Twitter! If you follow me already no need to do anything but if you aren’t following me head on over and add me up and you’ll be entered to win a bottle of CK One.

Secondly, place your name in the widget below for another chance to win! (In the widget please not the comment box! Any name left in the comment box is not eligible to win the bottle so please be sure to enter into the widget).

And finally visit the CK One Facebook page and leave a comment telling us why you love CK One or why you’d like to win a bottle! I’ll be checking over there and adding your name for a third chance to win. Don’t forget to mention where you heard about the contest!

CK One is available in a few formats for this relaunch which would be the standard slim line bottle who’s simplicity always catches me. I really love this bottle for it’s minimal design.

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Also launching is a new CK One Collector’s Edition which finishes a bottle of CK One and a limited edition speaker. The speaker is compatible with all standard mp3 players.

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Due to the nature of this product only US residents may enter to win! Sorry guys!

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mark Shimmer Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint Review

The Muse happens to be a big fan of mark Glossblossom and has reviewed it in the past with a fond rave. Recently mark introduced a brand new version of Glossblossom which adds a hint of sparkle to the mix of things!

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Read ahead to find out if I loved it!

The Muse likes to think that mark is responsible for the whole “color changing gloss” epidemic that’s now embraced by Smashbox, Too Faced, Tricia Sawyer, and many other companies!

I do believe that mark Glossblossom was one of the first color changing glosses on the market prior to Smashbox O-Gloss and the likes. The basic concept of GlossBlossom is the same as many brands you’ve since run across in that the gloss interacts with your body’s chemistry or temperature to change lips into the perfect shade of berry pink.

One main difference between mark Shimmer Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint and other name brands would be the difference in pigmentation. Glossblossom is a much more natural nude shade of pink than what you’d get with other color changing glosses. It’s very natural, very sheer, and very pretty in my opinion. Some people have complained about how terribly pink their lips come out when using say Smashbox O-Gloss and you really have no need to worry with Glossblossom as the color stains lips very, very subtly pink.

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The new version of Glossblossom contains a healthy dose of golden sparkle. I guess the questions is if you already have the regular version of mark Glossblossom do you need this new one? No, you do not need to buy this new version if you already have the older version simply because the gold sparkle is virtually invisible to the eye unless you’re really staring hard.

The formula remains the same which is great as I really like it although some may consider it a bit too watery. It’s not long wearing due to the fact that the texture is so watery however this is also a plus as it’s not sticky or tacky on the lips but rather natural feeling with a high gloss shine. However, on that same note you’ll be disappointed by the fact that it doesn’t wear as long as a tackier, stickier gloss might but I don’t mind in the least. It creates a subtle pink pout with a high shine and a hint of fruity flavor makes it all that and a bag of chips plus the price tag can’t be beat at a retail of $6 USD (cheaper on E-bay of around $2.99-$3.99).

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If you’ve never tried mark Glossblossom before I highly suggest nabbing one as the price tag is right and it’s nice for a quickie touch up of both color and shine.

This Muse loves it even though it has a flaw or two….don’t be sucked in by the “shimmer” thought as it fails terribly at creating any sort of sparkle on the lips.

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Sportin’ mark Shimmer Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint on my unstained lips

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Visit with mark at shop.meetmark.com

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Stash Spotlight: Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheer

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I like pretty much everything Tarte puts out but one of my absolute favs are the Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers!

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The Muse thinks that Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers don’t get nearly enough love so she thought she’d feature them in a Stash Spotlight today!

For a very, very long time these were my go to item for a beautifully pigmented pouting smile. I used to use them with almost every single look I created as they are so moist, glide on beautifully, and are pigmented as all heck. At $14 USD I always thought they were an incredible deal with the quality. I’ve been thinking about how much I’d love it if Tarte took a bit of time out and revisited with these incredible balms and maybe introduced a few new shades. The Muse would be every so happy if they did!

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If you never tried a Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheer the Muse highly recommends nabbing one! Fab stuff, ’nuff said.

Loves ‘em?

Leaves ‘em?

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In the Muse’s Purse: Silver Heart Lipstick Holder

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Find out what the Muse’s lipstick is held in when in her purse after the jump!

I found this adorable silver lipstick holder that’s shaped like a heart in a cute little Asian shop a year or two ago. I slip the lipstick I’m wearing that day inside and flip it open whenever I need a touch up as the lid holds a mirror as well!

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Cutes right?

Do check around smaller beauty shops, E-bay, and online to find a lipstick holder that’s uniquely you!

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