Posts From June 2009

Neutrogena Wave Duo

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Kinda weird I was discussing the release of a new Clarisonic a few posts back and now Neutrogena Wave Duo pops on the scene.

Neutrogena Wave Duo is the new and improved Wave Cleaner from Neutrogena!

Click it to find out what’s new!

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One of the main areas of interest on the new Neutrogena Wave Duo is it now has two speeds. One speed removes dirt, oil, and makeup where as the other speeds things up for a deep pore refining clean.

I was quite delighted with the original Wave when I tested it out several months ago so count me curious what the new version is like.

If you’re looking for a cheaper route and aren’t willing to dish out $200 for a cleaning brush this is something to consider.

You can get $3 off the Wave or $2 off the refill pads by visiting and signing up at the Neutrogena site if you’re interested.

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Beauty Muse: Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil

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Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil is pretty incredible stuff and one of my favorite ways to remove makeup. Can you improve on a perfect product like this?

Beauty Muse Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil with me today and tell me how you’d make it better if you could.

Is it already perfect for you?

Would you change the packaging?

Would you want a new, improved formula for your skin type?

Some sort of scented cleansing oil?

What ways would you take it and make it better?

Click ahead to see my Beauty Muse for Shu Cleansing Oil!


Being one of the few cleansing oils available on the market in the US, Shu Cleansing Oil is as perfect as perfect can be. Removes makeup (even waterproof mascara) in one swipe, makes skin smooth and moisturized, plus has plenty of added perks and benefits with use over time.

Seems the ideal product and not much to change about it.

As for me I would change the price ever so lightly. Although a large bottle lasts me for close to 8 months to a year, the price remains sometimes a bit too high. A 5oz size will run you $32 and the light larger 15oz will set you back $72.

I can get a 32 oz Philosophy Purity on QVC for under $30 bucks.

You see my point?

As fantastic as Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils are the price needs a little work. That’s how I’d improve it.

How about you?

Is it perfect as is?

Needs some tweaking?

Tell it!

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Five Eyeshadows To Compliment Your Summer Tan

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Check out a round up of shadows and swatches to compliment your Summer tan and feel free to add some of your favorites in the comment box!


Summer is here and if you’re a sun seeker these five shadows should compliment your toasty warm skin this season!

MAC Soft Force


Velvety with a slight twinkle, MAC Soft Force is a smooth, buttery yellow that will work lovely on lightly tanned skin for a soft focus on lids.

Bare Escentuals Glimspe in Mai Tai


Soft burnt orange has a slight sparkle finish and is ideal for a soft wash of color on lids or buildable for a more fiery sunset eye look!

Benefit Velvet Eyehsadow in Bikini Line


Considering it has bikini in the title already that must mean it’s worthy of your Summer tan! With a soft, velvety smooth finish, Bikini Line is a subtle kiss of pastel yellow that will compliment a soft tan.

Urban Decay Baked Eyeshadow



Urban Decay Baked is one a flattering shade for Fall or Summer. Bold penny bronze will make a darker tan or skin tone pop with a highly pigmented, shimmery finish. Baked puts the “b” in bold!

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Hot Ginger


If it’s inexpensive you crave try out Beauty Rush Wet Dry Eye Shadow in Hot Ginger to light up your eyes and freshly tanned skin with a subtle glow of bronze and sparkle!

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Pieces of Life: Say Who? Edition

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Do you know who this lovely lady is?

Discuss! XD

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Product Musings: Majorica Majolica Lash Expander Mascara

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Care to Muse Majolica Majorca with me? It’s been a while since I mused Japanese cosmetics. After talking with some of my mates on Twitter today I realized how much I miss musing about on CozyCot about makeup and just posting hauls and such. Good times!

I was inspired to product muse about one of my favorite mascaras soon after. Majolica Majorca Lash Expander is worthy of a muse for sures!


For the longest time Majolica Majorca mascaras were my go to holy grail mascara for longer, fuller lashes. I swear MJ mascara has some magical formula that makes my lashes look incredible. I’ve been so busy testing everything in the sun the past year or so I can’t recall the last time I purchased a new version of MJ mascara. With each new season Majolica Majorca has a knack for introducing a new mascara with a supposedly new and improved formula. Most times the formulas are as incredible as the last but I’m a traditionalist and love the simple old Lash Expander as is.

The design of the mascara is meant for Asian eyes and lashes as the applicator tends to fit the contour of an Asian eye very well and pulls lashes upwards and out. I love it because it always gives my lashes a fuller, longer look. Particularly longer! Many mascaras I’ve tried and none give me as much length as I get from MJ.


It’s my first Japanese love and will remain so ever after. I’ll continue to buy new versions as it releases and I’ll try not to push it aside when I’m busy testing other mascaras as I must remind myself it’s superior to all others. Loves it!

Are you a fan of MJ mascara?

Why or why not?

If you’d like further details about Majolica Majorca Mascara do see my full review here.

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