Posts From June 2009
Growing up in my house was quite a treat especially with a nutter mum like mine (but I love her so much regardless of how crazy she is). For a lady that shops the dollar store like it’s Neiman Marcus you could understand her mentality of telling my sister and I that soap was the bestest shaving cream evers. From the first day I started shaving my legs my mother was the biggest supporter of using soap and water to get a clean, smooth shave. Ok, mum, not so much. I dunno about you but using soap so does not get me a clean, smooth shave. I think I get the job better done with conditioner than soap but since my mum is the dollar store queen she’d be the authority on using anything cheap (such as soap) to get the cleanest, smoothest shave possible.
Yes well that never worked for me. So please can I have my can of shaving cream now?
Of course when I seen the Schick Intuition Razor which had, you guessed it, a big bar of soap encasing the razor, I was skeptical to say the least. I mean this was everything I had rebelled against as teenager and now here I am trying out a razor that’s encased in a big old bar of soap.
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So I’m always up for admitting how terribly shallow I am which accounts for my fascination with the Schick Intuition Plus Razor. The razor is now available in three limited edition design styles and I wasn’t sure what got me more excited, the pink handle or those bloody limited edition words plastered all over it. Dontcha always get that belly flipping, oh my god must have it feeling when you hear the words limited edition? Even a razor gets me that hyper….God…I need a life and so do you because you know the feeling! Don’t lie!
So….the razor. Basically the razor is encased in a bar of soap that eliminates the need for shaving cream as it lathers itself, shaves and moisturizers in one step. Ok, I likey simplicity. Although the razor looks pretty bulky it actually performs quite well as it pivots and fits the contour of my leg nicely. The moisturizing head takes a second to lather up but after a few swipes it does begin to foam up and creates a nice glide for the blades. This doesn’t produce a mass amount of lather or foam but it does give enough to give a good glide to the razor which in turn gives me a nice, smooth shave. I like the idea of eliminating the need for shaving gel as I’m always fumbling around in the shower for the can but I also admit that it’s a crutch of some sort and I miss it when I’m shaving without it for some odd reason.
I didn’t experience any cuts or nicks using the razor and it gave me a good, clean shave. It did take a second for me to get used to the bigger handle but I quickly adjusted plus it’s pink so all was quickly forgiven, the Muse likes pink! I actually could get used to using this as it would be a bit cheaper for me than buying razors and shaving gel. I did read a review stating the soap ran out quickly but not for me, seems to last until the razor dulls or at least almost.
So far the Schick Intuition Plus Razor is my Summer pick for smooth, silky legs. Loves it!
Schick has these available in three limited edition handle designs, so if you’re anything like me you’ll want to pick one up for the handle alone. Yes, the little things in life make a Muse happy such as a pink handle for one thing!
What razor do you love?
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I’m a pretty big fan of Beauty Credit because it’s so inexpensive and has such a wide variety of fun items from makeup to skincare and beyond. You’ve probably already ready many of my past reviews on the brand and perhaps you’re even a fan yourself of the line.
Although I’ve always had great success with many of the items I’ve tried from Beauty Credit one item I was slightly disappointed with.
Allow me to tell you about it, click for it.
The only item, thus far, that I’ve tried from Beauty Credit that I really didn’t love was the Beauty Credit Lovely Auto Gloss. Beauty Credit Lovely Auto Gloss has a whole lot going for it with it’s cute packaging, inexpensive price tag (£4), variety of colors, and nice pigmentation but I’m not the biggest fan of the formula.
A cute click pen houses the gloss which is rather great packaging as I love this style gloss since it makes applying so easy. It also features the cute Beauty Credit rocking horse emblem. The sponge tip applicator is a bit on the smallish side but it applies the gloss pretty well regardless.
Auto Gloss has great pigmentation, enough so you don’t have to wear a stain or lipstick beneath however it’s the formula that I find terribly crummy. It’s not at all glossy or shiny and has a slightly silicon feel which ends up making it feel more like a lip color rather than a gloss. I didn’t find it moisturizing but more drying on my lips than anything else.
I suppose if you like a silicon-like gloss you may like this but I’m not a fan. I’ve run into a similar problem with many
Maquillage glosses as well
Beauty Credit remains a fond favorite of mine for price and selection but Auto Gloss was a fail for me. No likey!
Beauty Credit has it’s own website and certain vendors around the world carry the line including ones in New York City if you’re interested in exploring the line further.
Anyone a fan of Beauty Credit?
Which items do you like?
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My sister is a real fan of clean scents. Cotton, linen, etc….really appeal to her. I can’t really say the same as I’m more of a sweet, fruity type myself. Recently, I tested out Estee Lauder Pure White Linen Coral and was pleasantly surprised at what a fresh, clean scent it was.
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Although fruity blends speak to me in the Summer I admit that the freshness and gentleness of Estee Lauder Pure White Linen Coral seems an ideal scent for warmer, humid weather. The fragrance has a certain contradiction of complexity and simplicity. With notes of Chinese Berry, Pink Peppercorns, Apple Blossoms, Waterfruits, and Cear Aldehydes it combines to create a fresh, floral, crisp, clean scent that’s sure to please anyone who can appreciate a softer fragrance.
Linen does come to mind when it hits my nose first spray. Inviting and soft like a towel from the dryer. Drown down is more of a crisp, floral that still manages to remain fresh with an every so slight sweetness.
Truly Estee Lauder Pure White Linen Pink Coral is something special. I’m really enjoying this one for warm Summer evenings.
Beautiful, simply beautiful.
Who might like this?
- Anyone who adores very fresh, clean scents.
- Anyone who enjoys a lighter scent for the warmer weather.
- Anyone who adores scents that are both fresh and floral.
Anyone smell this yet or buy?
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I’m running late with posts today but they’ll be at you soon! For now here’s a little coupon for you to go haul at Philosophy with!
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Ahhh blessed relief. Let’s all let out a collection sigh of utter, blissful relief. My good friend Iris from Rouge Deluxe reports about the Lavshuca Fall Collection 2009 and what a pleasant surprise it is!
Finally something great to look forward to from Lavshuca this year.
With it’s disappointing release after release as of late Lavshuca has fallen into the do not buy list for the Muse. Look at Summer, utter disappointment there!
My last known purchase from Lavshuca was Summer 2008 and I do think, currency conversion aside, this is testimony how bad collections have been as of late from Japan. Because seriously if I’m not hauling something is terribly wrong.
But have no fear the Lavshuca Fall Collection 2009 is so something special to look forward to it appears. The floral motif and interesting color selection shown in the photo above is enough of a reason to get this Muse excited. I’m looking forward to how this develops and I’ll start saving my pennies as of now so I might indulge. Iris reports the following items will be released:
- Lavshuca Light Mix Eyes (5 Shade Selections)
- Lavshuca Grade Color Eyes (1 New Shade Selection)
- Lavshuca Dual Prism Eyes (2 New Shade Selections)
- Lavshuca Full Baloon Rouge (15 Shade Selections)
- Lavshuca Rouge Star Classics (2 New Shade Selections)
- Lavshuca Power Memory Eyebrow (2 Shade Selections)
- Lavshuca Power Memory Eyeliner (1 Shade Selection)
- Lavshuca Pore Concealer Base
Count me excited for Fall to get here!