Beauty Abroad

Beauty Abroad: Marcelle Horizon Bronzing Pressed Powder

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Marcelle Horizon Bronzing Pressed Powder is possibly the prettiest bronzer I’ve seen this year!

Wants it!

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I wonder if this as peachy and shimmery as it looks. Made up of 5 strips of color this so looks like something I need! It’s available for a limited time so Canadians get on board that ship as it’s looking quite lovely.

Also you can print out this coupon and save $1 off the $15.95 retail price.

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Road trip? Canada?

The Muse, her readers, snacks?

I call shotgun!

Let’s bring Pursebuzz too! I have a feelin’ she’d make a cool road tripper!

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Bourjois Paris Effect 3D Max Lipgloss

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Pimp’ed as a mood boosting gloss, new Bourjois Paris Effect 3D Max Lipgloss could easily enhance my mood from good to great with 33% more shine!

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A gloss that offers 33% more shine? What does that even mean? It has me hyper. Bourjois Paris Effect 3D Max Lipgloss is a dazzling lipgloss with a smoothing formula that has shine micro-activators…geez so blooming techy!

These micro-activators form a flexible and comfortable film making lips smoother and radiant with softly shimmering colors that enhance your smile. It’s ok guys, you had me at 33% more shine.

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Available in 6 shades, Bourjois Paris Effect 3D Max Lipgloss is available now within the UK, Much of Europe, Asia, and no where near the US. Yes, the love has left the building and Bourjois Paris US fails to update it’s line as quickly as it does in other parts of the world. Oh the sadness, the woe…my heart breaks daily.

Wants it?

Check Evil-bay or start calling up those long lost Brit relatives to grab you some! Review coming soon!

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Best of Inexpensive Asian Skincare: B&C Super off Eye Make-Up Remover

As you may know I have a slew of Asian drugstore finds hiding out in my closet. I really like shopping inexpensive Asian skincare and I’m always full of glee when I can score a deal online or have a friend pick me up something from Japan or Korea. One of my fav finds from the Asian skincare world is B&C Aqua Way Super Off Eye Make-up Remover. You may recognize the B&C name if you know Japanese cosmetics as they are the company behind Love Clover. B&C also offers a slew of inexpensive drugstore skincare items such as Aqua Way Super Off Eye Make-Up Remover. This retails for around $4-$5 USD in Japanese drugstores but it’s available readily online for US shoppers at around $8-$9. The price is a tad jacked up so the question to answer is it worth the price increase?

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Jump ahead to hear about it!

Yes, if you have no friends or contacts in Japan to get this for you than yes it’s worth the price jack. It’s a quality item that I’ve used for two years or more now and absolutely adore.

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What is it?

It’s a subtly orange scented gel which removes waterproof mascara, hard to remove eye makeup, and eye shadow.

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I’ll start off by saying I’m not partial to gels or balms for removing my shadow. For example I think theBalm Balms Away is awesome however it’s not my ideal makeup remover. I do prefer liquid to remove my eye makeup. That being said I can be convinced to love good quality items like Balms Away and Super Off Eye Make-Up Remover.

The formula is a very thick gel that doesn’t foam or sud, no tricks or gimmicks, simply a gel here. Taking a little more than a pea size amount you rub it on makeup laden eyes sans water. As you rub the gel breaks up makeup and goes to work to remove it. After gently rubbing for a minute or so you can proceed to rinse with warm water. Presto! Eye makeup, even hard to remove waterproof mascara, is rinsed off.

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I imagine the idea of rubbing your eyes for a minute or so isn’t too appealing but I find that the gel allows your fingers to gently glide across your eyes so no severe tugging is involved. If you’re terribly uncomfortable with rubbing you can simply work the gel onto lashes and ever so gently rinse them clean. Honestly, the friction of the gel makes for a ever so gentle removal.

It’s possibly one of the best removers I’ve come across aside from Lancome Bi-Facil plus it’s way cheaper. You get about a 3.7oz to 4oz tub for the price which will last well over 3 months with daily use.

If you’re looking for the Best Inexpensive Asian Eye Makeup Remover, B&C Eye Make-Up Remover is it. It’s Muse Approved for purchase! A tried and true favorite.

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The Muse recommends purchasing from the following places:
Sasa $8.90
Imomoko $12.95

I’ll be bringing you more of my favorite, best inexpensive Asian skincare picks soon!

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Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It Review

The tip of my nose occasionally mimics a porcupine. It’s so bloody difficult to get those pesky little blackheads cleared out even with the toughest of scrubs and nose strips. Grrr! *Shakes fist* Damn you blackheads!

I recently picked up Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It in the hopes that it would cure the woe of blackheads from my nose!

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Click ahead to see if it worked!

The bad news is those blackheads are still there. Sigh. Fail! No matter how hard I try those two or three little dots just drive me bonkers trying to remove and the only really success I’ve had getting them out is either extraction or using some Mario Badescu Silver Powder.

Oh wait my Sony Black Head Stick also works, heavy sarcasm there!

Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It is a cooling, minty scrub to refine large pores and clear ‘em up. The scrub is meant exclusively for your T-Zone but it is suggested you can easily work the scrub around your face for a deeper clean. Actually if it wasn’t for the fact that I’m using this as a simple face scrub it probably wouldn’t be worth much as it didn’t remove those blooming blackheads but it did work at getting my skin nicely polished. I’m virtually pore-less so I’m unsure if anything has been refined on my face but I did feel flake free and squeaky clean after use plus no dry, tight feeling. The scrub is blue with a fresh, minty almost medicine smell. Some may be turned off by the scent, I personally like it. If you’re feeling inclined you can also take it in the shower with you and scrub away or use it as a 3-5 minute mask!

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Although it sadly did nothing for my blackheads I’m still quite liking the nice deep clean it gives if nothing else.

It’s worthy of a pick up if you find it on sale (Soap & Glory was on sale last week at Target, could still be so check out your local store). It doesn’t perform miracles but for a basic deep clean, scrub it does a decent job. Not a love but a likey for sure.

Anyone try?

Love?

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Want It: Vaseline Rosy Lips

Sometimes my lems are big sometimes they are small. At the moment they are a teeny tiny size of under 2. What a steal!

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Vaseline makes a comeback in the UK with an amp’ed up version of simple everyday petroleum jelly with a hint of color. Yes, yes we all know my love affair with Smith’s but let me tell you Smith’s costs a whole heap of alot more than 1.49.

Available at Boots and Superdrug Vaseline Rosy Lips is pretty much the same concept of my beloved Smith’s but with a glossier, smoother finish and a heck of alot more pigment from the reviews I’ve heard around the town. Hey, DollFace has my favorite review of this tiny tin of joy!

Yes, I think I need more Vaseline in my life, particularly if it’s rosy in color.

If you wants it you’ll have to put your head together and do a little Sherlock Holmes searchin’ as it’s only available in the UK from what I’ve seen.

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