Remember how fond the Muse is of ranting about the lack of face masks available without the US? Asian markets are flooded with all sorts of facial masks and it’s a common part of skincare regime to use these masks for extra moisture, whitening benefits, and a number of other reasons. Almost all masks are commonly found in drugstores at quite an inexpensive price tag.
Now US women are quite deprived of these great treatments and if you’re seeking such a face mask a few select brand such as Shu make these masks but with a high price tag.
I was excited to see that the Sephora Brand Power Mask Collection has popped up at Sephora! Wow finally a company within the US was finally jumping on board the face mask craze.
Don’t get too excited, read ahead to find out why!
The idea behind the Sephora Brand Powder Mask Collection was quite exciting as I loved the idea of finding masks locally at my Sephora store. Cool!
Three masks are available for use one of which is a face mask that delivers extra moisture to the face! The Muse can always use as much moisture as possible on my face. Also available is an eye mask that also delivers moisture, comfort, and cooling to the eye area.
And finally another face mask option is available that nourishes tired skin and creates a more fresher, newer you!
Are you excited yet? I was.
Until I seen the price.
Umm hello expensive how are you?
The masks are not sold in bulk such as ones from Asian companies which means you’re getting a SINGLE mask, ONE time use for a price tag that starts at $8 and ends somewhere at $12.
Even Shu Eye Masks run cheaper at $45 for a box of 8 which adds up to around $5.65 per a mask.
Um no my face does not need moisture at that cost! Especially moisture that isn’t even from a high end brand name.
Needless to say you won’t catch these in my cart until they are on clearance for a buck ninety nine. The Muse is all about playing it cheap with these masks! Love the idea, no likey the price.
Lower your prices Sephora and they will come.
Hello, my name is the Muse and I’m addicted to lip balms. Whoa I’m kinda proud of myself for admitting I have a problem!
No but seriously I really do have some sort of problem when it comes to tasty treats for my lips in the Winter. I could really care less in the Summer as my lips aren’t nearly as dry so I don’t bother much but Winter hits and the addiction for lip balm sets in!
When I seen a cute quad of lip butter on QVC I had a hard time not putting them in my cart and purchasing away!
Read on about kawaii lip balms!
The 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip Butter Set (Item Number A88350) contains four tasty little balms all tucked into a keepsake aluminum tin…ok, ok…I admit that the tin kinda sorta did me in and I was totally feeling the need to own a tin full of lip butters. It was lip butter storage at it’s best…ahhhh kawaiiiiiiiiiii!
The kit is $29 USD and contains four lip butters in peach, strawberry, pomegranate, and cranberry. Hmmm tiny bit pricey but did I mention it includes a tin to store the lip butters in? Key selling point people…kinda…sorta.
Ok, maybe I’m all alone in my diseased nature but take a look at pictures and try to tell me these aren’t cute as all heck!
I was good, I didn’t order them but you can’t keep me from drooling! What? Am I the only one developing a serious case of the lems for this cute set?
I was browsing around Sasa looking for a steals and deals when I noticed that they are now carrying Kyowa Rose Hip Makeup Removal Cleansing Tissues! Coolness! I have these hanging out just about everywhere in my house and office. I keep ‘em by my bed, on my vanity, in my bathroom, in my desk draw…they are kinda my go to item for freshening up makeup, cleaning brushes, and removing makeup on the fly.
Read more about why I love ‘em after the jump!
I’m a big fan of MAC Makeup Remover Wipes but damn they dry my skin out bad plus they kinda sting a little bit. I’ve long since replaced them with Kyowa Rose Hip Makeup Removal Cleansing Tissues that I buy at my local Asian supermarket for a buck. That’s right, $1 for 30! Score! A steal and a deal, thank you very much.
They do a rather fab job of removing all my makeup without drying out my skin so I keep buying ‘em for quickie makeup removal when I’m lazy plus I use ‘em for a variety of other reasons too since the price is right. Do keep in mind that they epically fail at removing waterproof mascara but honestly have you ever met a wipe that does a good job with that? I haven’t, not even MAC’s version.
Although I do like these for super quick makeup clean up I really dig having them around for wiping my brushes in between shadow color changes. Swipe a few times and my brush is nice and clean for my next color plus dries really quick. These also make a nice pick me up in the summer when my forehead is being oil, quick wipe removes the oil and I can brush on a bit of powder to mattify.
Honestly, they are pretty multitasking and the price can’t be beat. When I seen them on Sasa I was kinda excited that the rest of the world could now indulge (that is if you don’t have many options around in regards to small Asian shops, markets, etc…) although on Sasa they do retail for $3.20 USD but still if you’re doing a Sasa order it’s not too bad a deal to throw a box in your cart to take them for a whirl.
They smell fresh and clean, leave my skin moist without a tight, itchy dry feeling, and multitasking as a remover, brush cleaner, and more! What more could a girl want at this price?
Kyowa makes several styles of the wipe, so pick the one you want and get cleansing! The Muse loves ‘em!
Step through the Muse’s past posts and check out some of her bolder, vibrant FOTD’s from looks she created in the past!
Today I thought I’d look back on some older looks I created and bring my favorites out to play! These may be posts you’ve already seen or maybe they’ll be a new discovery for you. Please join me in visiting and enjoying some past FOTD’s (Face of the Day pictures). Considering the Muse has revamped a tiny bit and gone very soft looking lately she thought you’d enjoy her wilder days!
With the release of the MAC Naughty Nauticals Color Story the Muse was really feeling all those blues! She was particularly happy with Mutiny Pigment as she recalls! Check out these two FOTD’s from that collection!
Naughty Nauticals & DazzleGlass Meet Up!
Trying my hand at a Naughty Nauticals Face Chart
The Muse simply adored the Fafi for MAC Collection, do check out her rather outrageous and dramatic Fafinette FOTD to feel the love!
The Muse adores purple. She associates it with her inner goth side! Of course, many of her FOTD’s last year were inspired by some purple element. Check out this Reader’s Request Purple FOTD.
Enchanted by fairies? Indeed. See the Enchanted Fairy inspired look the Muse duped after falling in love with one of Sephora’s Holiday Catalogs.
Ahhh rejoice in MAC Eyeshadow in Big T again which is and shall remain the Muse’s favorite shadow!
Trying to recreate Anna Sui’s Royal Romp look from Fall ’07 proved difficult but try it the Muse did. Check out her version of the Royal Romp promo!
I hope you enjoyed some of these fun looks that the Muse created in the past. I know over the last year or so my tastes have evolved some and I rarely do bold looks anymore but I must say I still love them every more and shall try to incorporate them into my daily looks more often so I can start posting about them again here on Musings.
Tell me about some of your favorite shades you use for a bolder, vibrant eye look or send me your favorite popping FOTD and I’ll share it here.
How is everyone today? I hope you all had a super fabulous weekend! We deserve it right?
The Muse is quite swamped today and she’s doing her best to get through a slew of comments left over the weekend! I’m really enjoying reading everything you wrote in between getting work done here at my office! It’s one hell of a busy Monday for this Muse!
I have a slew of reviews lined up but I need a few things to be edited and a few pics need to be taken, etc…..so things are moving a tiny bit slow today! Excuse the wait.
I’ve been working on a few new features at Musings which I hope you’re enjoying! If your comments are anything to go by I guess you’re liking the new posts I’ve come up with like Stash Spotlight, Musings of the Day, Etc…..or at least I hope you like them! I’ve also been scheduling posts for the weekends so when I’m not around you all have something to enjoy. Hope you’re loving that too.
Anyway! Back to work with the Muse! Must crack the whip and get my butt in gear to clean up my desk today! Reviews coming your way soon so check back later in the day!
For now tell me about your weekend? How was your BBR hauling?
Tell the Muse!