Posts From June 2009
It’s been a while since I stash spotlighted hasn’t it? I thought I’d do a rather quickie post of a haul I did months ago when Sephora was killing Napoleon Perdis from it’s stores.
Check it below!
I’m not Napoleon Perdis’s biggest supporter and yes I’ve been known to make fun of his tan a time or two. But I admit he had a few odd pieces in his collection that were decent enough one of which were the Eye Patrol Eye Shadows. I think they ran about $22 when they were fully priced at Sephora but I got them at the grand total of $6 bucks each when NP was axed. Btw take a peep at this post when I was predicting NP’s demise from Sephora, I’m such a blooming fortune teller.
These are really quite pretty so we must give Napoleon a few props for creating such a nice little shadow. They have a hint of shimmer, a soft silky texture, and very nice color pay off. Likey! Plus hauling all of ’em for $6 bucks each didn’t hurt either.
Anyone get these during the clearance sale?
Napoleon Perdis was not harmed during the making of this post.
On occasion I run into mascaras that clump my lashes together in a gluey mess. Indeed, I’m sure you know the culprits guilty of this unseemly sin! I truly hate clumpy, gross looking lashes and the worst part is when you have a full eye look on and it seems almost impossible to “declump” the lashes with a mascara comb. Sigh. The trials and tribulations of mascara.
Here in lays the solution to all your woes or so Tarte tells us! Tarte Rejuvelash is supposed to help me rid myself of the nightmare of clumps.
Does it work?
Click it to find out!
Tarte Rejuvelash is one of those things that makes you scratch your head and go, “hmmm do I really need to spend $16 on a declumping medium?” Doesn’t that sounds fancy? Declumping medium. Whoa. I think it’s worthy of my beauty arsenal actually as it’s saved my lashes and eye looks numerous times since purchasing it.
What is it?
It’s a mini, clear formula in a tube that looks like a mini mascara which contains all sorts of important bits that Tarte tells us about but frankly it’s simply an interesting little tool to have stashed away for days that clumps come out to play.
You’ve just complete an incredible smoky eye and you’re ready to finish it off with a quick curl of your lashes and a ton of mascara to make all that dramatic eye shadow pop. You curl and begin applying mascara…gasp! It clumps up your lashes and you’re left looking like you have a uni-lash (one single lash instead of several). Whip out Tarte Rejuvelash and slowly comb it through that uni lash to separate your lashes and clean up the mess your mascara made.
I find this works better than a simple lash comb because it’s a wet application. The applicator is slightly dampened with all that important formula I was telling you about above plus the applicator is a complicated little creation that allows you to glide through lashes and separate them precisely. Now a lash comb takes a fair bit of work and sometimes makes a bigger mess than the one you’re already sporting however Rejuvelash seems to work considerably better because of the interesting, emollient formula and cool brush.
The formula also happens to soften my lashes so I tend to use it when my lashes are feeling a bit stiff after a coat of intense waterproof mascara.
I dunno if $16 is something you’d want to splurge on but I find that Tarte Rejuvelash is a good one to keep around for cleaning up possible mascara messes when they crop up!
Yes, well, it goes without saying that anything with pineapples, coconuts, or other tropical fruits talks to me, particularly in the Summer!
Meet Lush Coco Lotion:
Jump ahead for the details!
Inspired by the beautiful Caribbean, with fresh pineapple juice, extra virgin coconut oil, mandarin and rosemary this new lotion from Lush sounds well..it sounds lush!
You know the Muse thinks she could happily live in the Caribbean. She’s been all around it and thinks the people are so incredible plus it helps that most everywhere on in the Caribbean is a little piece of paradise. So anything that reminds me of paradise tops my skincare regime!
Count Lush Coco Lotion as a want for this Muse! Yes, please I’d like to smell like fresh pineapple.
Available now from Lush UK and soon to follow in the US I’m ever so sure.
All the members of the Total Beauty Network recently got a chance to try out the Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor that’s newly launched from Max Factor a few months ago. I read quite a flattering review about it on MUA and some other lovely words from fellow bloggers which had me eager to try it out for myself .
Jump ahead to hear the word on Max Factor Vidid Impact Lipcolor!
I’ve heard plenty of great reviews about this but I have to say it’s not really all that special. The pigmentation is decent, the lipstick applies smoothly enough but could be a bit more moisturizing, and the price is decent enough but I don’t see myself running to the store to pick up a few more. I only tried one color and honestly wasn’t all that impressed.
If anything I’m positive I can find a better drugstore lipstick than this in my humble opinion. Perhaps it was that the finish was the semi-matte? Or maybe it was the fact that the color applies somewhat dully without a hint of moisture or shine. The formula is a tad forgivable when gloss is placed on top but not by much.
If anything the variety of shades, 20 altogether, price tag of $7.99 or less, and nice pigmentation could appeal to some but for me I’ll skip. As for me I’m not running to my local drugstore to haul it anytime soon, no likey, just an uneventful lipstick for this Muse!
Anyone a fan?
What are some redeeming qualities you like about Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor?
Tell the Muse!
I dunno about you but my face needs a revamp after the Winter. When the warm weather begins to set it I seriously need to work to get my skin in proper Summer ready order. Winter is harsh for me as it dries my skin out, causes gross flaking, and just generally destroys the freshness my skin normally has. What am I left with? Dull, dry, in need of help skin.
So to wake up my winter skin this year I’ve tried out Clarins Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask and I proceeded to say hello to soft Summer skin!
Click it for the review!
Although it’s a tad expensive and it’s made for mature skin I still likey Clarins Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask. Props because it smells so heavenly (soft rose floral scent) but bigger props for making my face so smooth and moisturized.
The mask is a moisturizing pink cream that you apply generously to skin and leave on 10 minutes. I leave it on half an hour, might as well get all the moisturizing I can get for the $62 price tag. After time has elapsed I proceed to rinse it off with cool water. My skin feels nicely moisturized after use, very soft and nourished, and just generally pampered.
The greatest thing about it?
I love how I apply a super generous layer and I’m left with a slew of what appears to be lotion on my face. But within the time I leave it on, be it 10 or 30 minutes, my skin literally sucks the mask up. It’s a pretty awesome effect as when I look in the mirror after a time my face is virtually clear of the mask prior to my rinse. Pretty cool!
If you’re seeking something to bring a bit more moisture into your life or looking for way to revive dry skin or dullness left over from the Winter this is worthy of a look at. It’s quite expensive though so it may have you second thinking whether it’s something you need or not. Clarins has my heart lately and I was pretty delighted for what this did for my skin. If I were you I’d head to counter and ask for a tiny sample to try out, you might find yourself falling for it too!
Do share some of your tips for getting your skin back in shape after a long Winter!
Tell the Muse!