So you wanna know the deets on the new MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 eh? I’ve had it for several months now heck maybe it’s even been a year….I believe mine came from Duty Free in either Japan or Singapore, not sure which. This was around the original date when it was available within Asia only.
The tube I’m reviewing for you is from Asia but I do want to indulge in the one that has released on our shores as well just to see if the formulas are the same. I suspect they are but out of curiosity I will be buying the other version and comparing the two for any differences.
If you’re unfamiliar with BB Creams or have questions about them I do suggesting familiarizing yourself with them by clicking here.
German import, Essence Cosmetics, debuted at Ulta last Spring with beauty goodies that had sweet budget prices of .99-$2.99 much to the joy of our wallets.
This Spring they have extended their collection and have included a slew of new nail accessories so if you’re a nail girl wanting to keep things within a friendly beauty budget check out a few of these friendly nail goodies for $2.99 or less that are available now at Ulta.
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Boscia brings the first black nose strips to the US with their new Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips.
Nose strips aren’t a common pick up in the prestigious cosmetic world and are most commonly associated with Biore here in the US however charcoal strips or black strips are very common in the Asian market. Various brands produce nose strips including Shiseido in Asia.
We are sorely lacking…
But thanks to Boscia we now have a new way to attack those pesky blackheads!
As you know from my prior post has a brand new Pivoine Flora Makeup Collection that released for Spring 2011. The collection is inspired by the graceful peony which dances like a ballerina in the Mediterranean breeze. The collection features a stunning color collection of luminous springtime hues with a formula that’s enriched with softening peony extract (in some cases the makeup even has the delightful aroma of the peony flower)!
I have a full review of the new L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Petals Eye Quartet that will be pop later today but I wanted to do a quick post with a look I used to create it!
This is a super easy Spring look for day use that can be achieved with a few simple steps.
The evolution of youTube beauty has brought about quite a few videos that feature stashes and hauls galore. What is this odd fascination we have with looking at other people’s stashes (does that sound perverted?)…..I know I can literally sit for hours, with my mouth hanging open, and my eyes unblinking as I watch a stranger on youTube that gives me the grand tour of her beauty collection.
Hours of entertainment right there people.
So….I want you to send me your stash pictures (or videos) and I’ll feature them here on Musings of a Muse so we can sit down with a bucket of popcorn and look through them.
Small, big, huge, crazy scary….send it on over!
Can’t wait to see!
Mail them to musingsofamuse at gmail dot com
I’ll be stalking my inbox for them.
Of course, it wouldn’t be fun without swag! Anyone who takes time out to send photos will get a token (aka swaggalicious beauty goodies) of my appreciation via mail if I feature it on Musings.
Lancome released O de L’Orangerie recently….is it me or do you want to say, “O da Orange!” whenever you see that typed out? Yeah, well, obviously I have way too much time on my hands.
After spending the better part of 30 minutes at our Lancome counter and bickering back and forth about which of the three O’s smelled the nicest and what five products we’d choose with our GWP, my best friend Jai and ended up not actually buying the newest scent…what a pointless trip….we did end up getting an old favorite that we never tried before which was Lancome O De Lancome Eau de Toilette.
I must have missed the memo on this one because I have never heard about it until now. Whoa. Weird. I thought I was well versed on all good things Lancome fragrance but obviously this one passed me by.
It’s a very mature fragrance and it won’t prove a favorite for everyone but Imma like smelling like old lady yo, yeah, it’s that kinda mature….
With BB Creams finally taking the Western market by storm I was quite hyped about testing out US formulations of a BB Cream plus add to the fact that we’d have options available that were easy to purchase and needless to say you can add to my excitement. Most folks that have never tried an Asian BB Cream will probably rave the new collection of Dr. Jart BB’s available at Sephora. It’s a given that having never tried something superior that you’ll instantly like these rather brilliantly formulated products however being a connoisseur of BB Creams I can honestly say so far these options prove very, very low calorie compared to Korean BB Creams.
Summer’s almost here kids! w00t! Any blockbusters you’re wanting to see this Summer? This morning I was looking at the trailer for Fright Night and proceeded to yell in outrage that Colin Farrell had more scenes in it than Ten. No fair people….this is his first time in a Hollywood flick (HP doesn’t count) , give him some air time plus we are all lovin’ on that rather rad Criss Angel look he got going on there (not!). Yeah, well, after seeing their clothing of choice for him I’m thinking we need to haul this pic back out again!
Regardless, I’m such a fond fan of the original I’m really looking forward to the hot mess of a remake, it could be good…maybe?
How about you?
Any movies you’re looking forward to this Summer?
Or better yet what Summer 2011 Makeup Collections are you hyped about?
My beauty budget side wants to peep Essence Cosmetics Sun Club Collection, it looks cute!