Beauty Abroad

Yay or Nay: Steam Cream

By now you’ve probably indulged in your own pot of Steam Cream or not….after reading the Muse’s wonky rave and review about it she’s making the big assumption that she’s convinced you that life can’t go on without a few pots of Steam Cream hanging around your washroom, your vanity, and at your desk.

Miss my review?

Blast you! I guess I forgive you, click here to read it!

Question is, if you did indulge, is Steam Cream a Yay or a Nay for you?

Jump ahead to see what I think!

Cute tins? Check! Fast absorbing? Check! Works on my face, body, hands, and everywhere else in between? Check, check, check!


What isn’t to love about this multitasking demon of a cream that softens my skin and makes it all pretty again? Multitasking as both a facial and a body cream this amazing moisturizer sinks in on contact and is possibly thee fastest absorbing cream I’ve ever used in my life.

With good for you ingredients and a soothing, healing blend, Steam Cream has been a fast favorite this past Winter and a life saver for my dry skin.

So of course, it’s most definately, a big yay!

How about you?

Steam Cream must have winged it’s way to your side of the world by now.

Is Steam Cream a Yay or a Nay for you?

Do share!

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Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Moist Review

I reviewed Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Matt for you last year when the weather was warm and humid enough to appreciate a matte powder. The weather is well on it’s way to being warm here again but my skin is quite dry and gross thanks to the harsh Winter. Since my face can use all the moisture it can get it’s difficult to set my foundation with powder when my skin is so terribly dry and tight.



Have no fear, Beauty Credit Lovely Pact Moist to save the day!

Beauty Credit is a Korean line of cosmetics sold in the UK and a few other select countries. The line has everything from skincare, bath and body care, and of course cosmetics. I’ve tried a few various pieces from the cosmetic department and have always been impressed with the great quality for the price. Since I began reviewing Beauty Credit sometime last year I do believe they have since gone from not shipping worldwide to shipping worldwide. Don’t quote me on that but I think they are now which is great if you’re lemming a few items after reading this review.


Lovely Powder Pact Moist is a light, nearly transparent powder with moisturizing vitamin E to keep skin hydrated and refreshed during use. This is particularly a good powder for the Muse who’s suffering from Winter blues skin at the moment. The powder is incredible light weight and doesn’t settle on the skin like a mask. A simple dusting sets my foundation and allows breathable, flawless coverage. The powder is silky smooth and feels quite natural on my skin.

The compact and packaging is of course part of the powder’s appeal. Sporting the Beauty Credit emblem of a rocking horse on both the powder and the compact, this sweet design makes the powder all the more appealing. The compact is a golden shade and comes with a puff and a clear cover that slips over the powder to protect it from the puff and from causing a mess.


With lovely packaging, flawless coverage, and a pretty price of 7 is it any wonder why Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Moist appeals?

Who might like this?

  • Anyone who wants a pretty compact to tote around for touch ups!
  • Those with dry skin that desires a lighter powder for touch ups and setting foundation.
  • Anyone who wants a nice light coverage for makeup application.
  • Those who want a quality powder for a little price tag!

This one is well worth checking out for yourself.

Shop the entire Beauty Credit line by visiting www.beautycredit.co.uk

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Stash Spotlight: Lavshuca Palettes


My stash of Lavshuca palettes has gotten considerably smaller over the years as they release more and more palette styles and colors that I am none too fond of. I believe the last time I indulged was last Summer. I’m hopeful this Summer we’ll have more of the same great palettes from Lavshuca rather than a rehash of terrible colors.

Until Summer the Muse hauled out some of her Lavshuca to do a Stash Spotlight on!


As I said Lavshuca has failed to catch my fancy as of late. Lord knows it’s an epic fail lately. I am so terribly eager for news of the Summer Collection to reach my ears (hopefully good news and not disappointing news!).

I’ve been collecting Lavshuca for a few years now and I embraced the brand new packaging with glee however I do miss the certain princess feel the brand used to sport however I’m still loving the new slicker clothes.

Could be the sparkle, the smallness of the palettes, or just the fact that it’s Japanese but Lavshuca has a special place in my heart even when it’s busy putting out crummy shades!

Here’s a few pictures of my stash of palettes!


Lavshuca lover yourself?

Longing for something better from Lavshuca?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Blast from the Past: Past Clio Collections


I did a little Spring clean up a few days ago and came across some great post cards from some past Clio Collection, as far back as 2005 w00t! I thought you might enjoy peeping at them as Clio hasn’t really updated in a while!

Jump ahead for a full peek!


Hope you enjoyed a look into Clio’s past!

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IsaDora Spring Collection 2009: IsaDora In Bloom


I’ve already blogged the IsaDora Spring Collection, In Bloom but today I thought I’d share further details and images from the collection as it’s such a great beauty budget collection that it’s well worth a re-mention! Have a peek after the jump!

For Eyes:

Isadora Shadow Palette in Blooming Spring $19 USD

A Spring color palette of soft bleached pastels in peachy sherbet, soft pastel pink, glimmering lilac, sheer luminous mint and shimmering bronze.


For Brows:

Isadora Eye Brow Lift and Define $13 USD

A double ended brow pencil and highlighter is a one-stop-shop for flawless, shapely brows. Apply the soft pink color underneath the brow to accentuate brow area and make eyes pop. Gently fill in sparse areas in brows with the brown pencil to naturally define brows and frame the eyes.


Isadora Jumbo Flex Sharpener $5 USD

Professional quality flexible sharpener for round or sharp jumbo pencils. It includes a cleaning stick and pop-off case for storing shavings for mess-free sharpening.

For Complexion:

Isadora Ultra Cover Compact Powder SPF 15 in Camouflage $14

This anti-redness water-based pressed powder foundation instantly covers problem areas such as veins, dark under eye circles and effortlessly evens out skin tone for a flawless finish. The universal shade flatters all skin tones and features an oil absorbing formula that immediately mattifies and protects skin with SPF 15. Perfect for on the go touch ups as skin adjusts to warmer climates.

For Lips:

Isadora Crystal Gloss Stick $12

A sheer lip gloss stick with a crystal shine finish with the perfect touch of color. Moisturizing shea butter and Vitamin E provide a soft and creamy texture.


Available in 6 Shades:
  • Taffeta Pink: a soft, luminous pink
  • Mango Fizz: a shimmery copper
  • Coral Rose: a vibrant coral with a hint of pink
  • Choco Breeze: a bold terracotta
  • Bermuda Pink: a vivid, feminine pink
  • In Red: a glossy, dazzling red

The entire collection is available now from Cosmetic Mall.

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