I have a thing for lemons. I really like the tart scent of a lemon. It’s a little fruity, a hint of sweetness, but for the most part it’s tart and shiny. I likey the tart part!
Jump ahead to hear about the Skin Food Lemon Pack Wash Off Mask.
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When you’ve been around as long as your Muse (way back, around the time of dinosaurs) you’ll find yourself getting bored with the normal hum-drum makeup adventure. Maybe you’ll find yourself wanting to explore new lines of makeup from Japan, Sweden, Germany, or England.
Here’s 10 Great European and Asian Cosmetics Sites to procrastinate on and drool over.
Surf’s up dudes!
Here’s one you can actually avoid, The Skin Food Lettuce and Cucumber Essence Mask Sheet, DO NOT WANT!
‘ello my dear girls (and boys)!
I hope I’m not boring you too much with my coverage on the Bihada Ichizoku line. I got many a fine request via e-mail asking for the reviews but I’m always happy to hear your feedback here via comments. You ok with the reviews so far? Likey? Do tell your dear old Muse.
Today I hauled out my Bihada Ichizoku Peeling Clear Gel and thought to myself what a fine little peel it would be for someone who hasn’t experienced the joys of a peeling gel!
Check it after the jump!
When I was 12 or so I kept a diary. I remember it was a small pink Hello Kitty Diary with a lock and key. Of course, I wrote everything that was of great import in my life at the time in it. At 12 I imagine it was some serious stuff. When I was 18 or so I recall reading back into it and smiling at the babblings of my 12 year old self. Granted, I had to literally splice open the journal to get inside because lord knows where I put the bloody key and honestly why I wanted to lock away any of those babblings is beyond me.
I’ve since grown up and in some ways my diary has become Musings of a Muse but I guess the closest I get to an actual diary these days are My Beauty Diary Masks.
After my fiasco with toilet paper smelling cleanser from Etude House I was feeling ever so scared to crack open my bottle of Etude House Cleansing Dream Cleansing Oil.
Would it smell like toilet paper too?
God please no!
Well…today I close shop on reviews from the DHC Moisture Fruit range as I’ve already reviewed the two primary pieces in the collection and only one remains. Sad sigh! Everyone with me now, awwwwwwww! If you missed out check my DHC Moisture Fruit Gel Cream Review and my DHC Moisture Fruit Foaming Wash Review.
Jump ahead for my DHC Moistuire Fruit Lotion Review!
What’s up today me loves? Hope everyone is wishing and hoping for their weekend to arrive! Happy early V-Day! And most important Happy Lunar New Year!
I’ve gotten a few requests to review Skin Food Face masks after our little beauty battle between them and Lush so today I’ll bring you one mask that’s turning into a fond fav of mine!
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The Muse has already attacked the stubborn blackheads on her nose with the Sana Pore Vacuumer Hot Gommage and failed epically but she was up for battling the rest of her face with the Sana Pore Vacuumer Hot Cleansing Gel.
Jump ahead to see how that battled worked out.
As per the request of many a fine reader I’ve hauled out some of my Bihada Ichizoku stash for you and will be doing a few reviews.
Bihada Ichizoku as I mentioned in a prior post is a skincare, beauty line inspired from a popular manga. The line sports cute characters from the series and is actually quite a popular line of product in Japan.
Today I’ll be reviewing the Bihada Ichizoku Kataomoi Concealer for you.
I do wonder, is it too taboo to talk about TP on my makeup blog? You know, toilet paper.
Oh Muse why are you bringing up such an intimate thing like toilet paper?
Well…it took me a very long time but I finally figured out what Etude House Eye and Lip Remover smells like. It smells like toilet paper! Um ok step back for a second and let me explain it smells like unused toilet paper, don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea here. You know I think Charmin is the TP that has that cloying powdery floral cheap scent going on…am I making sense?
I absolutely loved the Etude House Eye and Lip Remover but the scent totally murdered me. It was cheap, it was powdery, and it had a whole lot of floral going on. No likey. It took ages to finally pinpoint the scent and finally a light bulb went off and I realized, “hey this smells like toilet paper!”
Oh..I got long winded there for a second. I’m telling you this because it’s generally made me scared to try skin care bits and bobs from Etude House as a few items sport this same scent.
I took the plunge and gave in to purchase Etude House Cloud Bubble Foam and yes you guessed it, it smells like toilet paper.
I dunno when but Etude House released this really cute collection of Happy Tea Time Cleansing Foams. The Muse happens to be obsessed with a good cuppa tea so these simply delighted her. I was really good and only indulged in the Peach Tea Cleansing Foam as I wasn’t sure how my skin would react with these. As per the norm, cleansing foam seems to really make my skin tight and dry feeling after use so I was naturally wary about indulging in more than one.
But honestly I was simply gagging to get all of ‘em! They have Lemon Tea, Green Tea, Etc….so cute! From what I understand the “teas” aren’t meant for any specific skin type and can be used by anyone who wants a squeaky clean face.
Check out my review of the Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Foam in Peach Tea after the jump!
The Skin Food Milk Shake Point Make Up Remover was created to remove eye makeup and water proof eye makeup. It’s a dual phase remover much like Lancome Bi-Facil which has to be shaken up (not stirred…little joke there) to be used.
The Skin Food, as you may already know from my past babblings, is a line available in Korea which is well known for it’s line of “good for you” skincare, makeup, and body care products. I’ve been busy exploring the line further lately and only have great things to say about it.
Jump ahead to hear what I think about The Skin Food Milk Shake Makeup Remover.
Mmmm god I hate silicon primers but the silly cute packaging on Bihada Ichizoku FORCED me to buy it.
After my review on the Aqua Gel from Bihada Ichizoku a reader kindly requested I review the primer. Lucky enough I do in fact own it so doing the review was easy.
Bihada Ichizoku Make Up Base is a silicon base primer so I haven’t given the product as much love as I should have but it’s nice none the less!
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