Posts From June 2009

WANT IT: Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection Pastel Eye Palette

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We’ve already gotten our fair share of the Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection this year but that hasn’t stopped me from loving all over the Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection Pastel Eye Palette.

Released in both Asia and Europe this gorgeous little palette shouts summer fun with shimmering baby blues, grays, buttery yellow, and a fair share of pink. At one time I considered myself a big fan of pastels but lately I feel like they look washed up on me however my mind can be changed when presented with a pretty little palette such as this.

No news of when or if it might release state side but we can all drool away happily and hope!

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WANT IT: Revlon Super Luxurious Lipstick


Here’s something to get excited about. Check it.

I was recently reading the latest issue of W magazine, for the interesting articles of course and not just to peep at Bruce Willis’s new wife’s boobs, I’d never do that.

Anyway, I was reading happily away and came across an ad for Revlon Super Luxurious Lipstick.

Click to hear a babble or two about boobs and lipstick.

The advertisement has what’s her name, wow her name escapes me right now, ummmmmm JESSICA ALBA! Phew, sorry brain fart. Right o, Jessica Alba was wearing the lipstick but that’s not what’s exciting. It was the shade. Whoa. Likey! She was wearing Revlon Super Luxurious Lipstick in Spicy Cinnamon and it screamed Fall to me. I got so excited I was willing to drop Emma Heming’s boobs so I could go out to the drugstore and see if they had some of this shade in stock, loves it! Not the boobs, the lipstick.


Anyone see this ad?

Anyone have the shade?

The Muse wants it in her life please.

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Beauty Most Unusual: Nightingale Droppings Facial Cream


Birds nest, crushed pearl powder, all of these are possibly different, unique Asian skincare techniques but Nightingale Droppings Facial Cream falls under the Beauty Most Unusual realm!

Bird poop in your moisturizer? They has it!

Check it after the jump!

I dunno about you but I’m not sure if I’m up for spreading bird sh..ahem…bird poop on my face. I’ve tried bird’s nest and crushed pearl powder as I believe everything and anything that Asian’s tell me about proper skincare but I may have to draw the line at Nightingale Droppings.

Supposedly the crap of a nightingale works as an incredible mask treatment for the skin by removing heavy makeup and leaving behind smooth and supple skin. Thankfully it’s a fragrance free experience.

Alright, if I’m honest I admit I’m curious……

Now where can I find a nightingale do you think?

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Drugstore Drive-By: June 28th to July 4th

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Time to drive by your local drugstore for some steals and deals! Check out what’s on sale next week after the jump!

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Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color
$5.99 and Extra $1 Bonus Buck
With CVS Card

Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara
$12.99 and $3 Extra Bonus Bucks
With CVS Card

Revlon Foundation, Concealer, Powder, or Blush
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Almay Pure Blends Lip Gloss or Eye Shadow
$7 and $3 Extra Bonus Buck
With CVS Card

Maybelline Super Stay Foundation
$10.99 with $1 Extra Bonus Buck
With CVS Card

Physicians Formula Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Spend $15 on Clean and Clear products and Get $5 Bonus Bucks
With CVS Card

Covergirl Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

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Maybelline
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Rimmel Cosmetics
40% Off

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Neutrogena Cosmetics
40% Off

Aveeno Skin, Bath, Hair, or Sun Care
20% Off

Revlon Face and Eye Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Sally Hansen Nail Polish
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Physicians Formula
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Happy Shopping!

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Lush Dark Angels Cleanser Review: Incredible!

The good word on Lush Dark Angels Cleanser is about to unfold oily skin chicas. Lush Dark Angels Cleanser is Lush’s newest “breakaway” cleanser which is a mud scrub for oily skin types made of charcoal and rasshoul. I told you more about it in a prior post which you can see here.

I’m neither young, nor oily, nor dark skinned as recommended for users of Lush Dark Angels Cleanser however I am a Lush lover and that qualified me to purchase some and try it out!


Click to find out what I think.

I’m sorry but I suddenly feel the need to defend the fact that I’m about to review skincare. It’s been said, if you listen to a whisper of news, that if I’m not a scientist or if I can’t provide proper proof of my results with an item that I am not qualified to review it for you (another words my freedom of speech is being threatened). The fact is I must give you a disclaimer that no I’m not a scientist and the below results will vary.

Now that we got passed that boring stuff…on with the good stuff!

If you’re a Lush lover you already know this but for the non Lush users allow me to explain the term “breakaway” cleanser. Lush makes several cleansers that are cut from a “roll” and sold by the pound, quarter slice, etc….these pieces are placed in tiny little containers and sold off to Lush fans far and wide by weight. They are entitled breakaway cleansers because you break off a tiny piece from the larger “roll” and proceed to use it. Thus Lush Dark Angels Cleanser falls into this category. To use it, you’ll break off a small piece, mix it with a few drops of water, work it into a paste, and proceed to cleanse your face with it. Do keep in mind that I consider these cleansers a type of after treatment. Another words do remove all your makeup prior to “cleansing” with this. That’s the way I like to do it and I think it’s the best way.


Now….Dark Angels. Let’s get to that review.

If you’re familiar with Lush Coalface you’ll love Dark Angels. It’s basically the same product as far as I am concerned but it a different format. Coalface is a solid soap format where as Dark Angels is a breakaway cleanser formula. The difference between the two would be Dark Angels is far scrubbier. It has alot of little tiny, fine pieces of charcoal in it which makes a great dead skin scrub. This could prove a bit much for those with sensitive skin though. A little bit goes a long way and one little drops covers my entire face in black mud. It smells like a mix of charcoal and licorice which I find pleasant but some may find revolting.


The results….

One use makes my skin feel smoother, made it glow, and removed traces of oil. I tried it after a long day and my face was oily on the forehead and by the sides of my nose with dry spots on my cheeks. Although meant for younger, oilier, problem skin it successfully worked on the cocktail of combination skin I had going on. I was scared it would dry my skin out badly but it simply made it feel smoother and removed all traces of oil and dryness while leaving behind a nice healthy, glow. To say I was surprised is an understatement. I honestly though I’d end up drier than I already am after use but nope. If anything it made my skin smoother and more refined. This is of course after one use so I’ll proceed to test further and see what happens so far I adore the results.

I imagine Dark Angels has the potential to have incredible results for anyone with oily skin. It seems like the ideal treatment for soaking up oil and mattifying skin. I suggest heading to Lush for a small, free sample and trying it out in the morning prior to a shower. Just wet your hands and work it into a paste and proceed to scrub it onto your face. Afterward step into the shower to rinse. This makes a big mess so it’s best used this way rather than rinsing over a sink. It’s also beneficial as you’ll start your day with a nice matte skin thanks to the cleanser.

Lush Dark Angels Cleanser is so far a winner hands down for me. Pleasantly surprised by this little cleanser by Lush but really I shouldn’t be surprised at all because Lush is ace in the skincare department as far as the Muse is concerned.

Loves it.

Anyone try yet?

Loving it?

Tell the Muse!

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