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Kawaii Alert: Cupcake Bandages

Cupcake Bandages

Did I mention I love me some kawaii makeup, beauty, and doodads of any kind?

I’m a girl at heart so I love cute little bits and bobs which is why these cupcake bandages caught my eye recently and I had to take them home with me.

Mind you they are kinda useless!

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QVC Customer Choice Beauty Awards 2013

QVC Customer Choice Beauty Awards 2013

Hello from somewhat sunny Bermuda I wanted to take a second and tell you it’s time for the QVC Customer Choice Beauty Awards! The QVC 5th Annual Customer Choice Beauty Awards features over 30 different categories featuring the very best in beauty from mascara, to conditioner, skincare, and more…you name it and the Beauty Awards covers it.

The QVC Customer Choice Beauty Awards gives you, the customer, a chance to vote for their very favorite beauty products and allows you to help vote those products to the top of the list, a position that’s highly sought after by brands who have hopes their product will be nominated as a QVC Customer Choice Beauty Award Winner!

The beauty polls open to the public during Beauty’s Best, a 25-hour event kicking off Friday, August 23 at 11pm ET and continuing all day August 24 but Musings of a Muse readers get early access to the polls! Visit http://qvc.co/EveryVoteCounts to make your selections! Winners will be announced during the 5th Annual QVC Customer Choice Beauty Awards show on October 17th.

I see PLENTY of my own favorites like Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof SmolderEYES Liners, WEN Conditioner, and of course, no list would be complete WITHOUT my very favorite product of all time, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer.

The best part about this awards ceremony is the fact that QVC has teamed up with Musings of a Muse to offer three of the products that are participating Customer Choice Beauty Awards as a giveaway package! That giveaway post is scheduled for later today so keep your eyes peeled!

Happy Voting!

I’d love to hear about your favorite beauty products that you’re voting for so do let me know all about them in the comment field.

Happy Weekend!

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The Ultimate Summer Legs

Gillete Venus Olay Razor

The weather is finally starting to warm up around here and my legs are starting to make a reappearance after hibernating for the winter and even the spring. Spring was a bit chilly this year with a good deal of rain so there weren’t many opportunities for dresses, skirts, or shorts. I hope to redeem that now this summer! The Gillette Venus & Olay Razor in the newest Sugarberry scent is just the ticket to getting my legs smooth and perfect for shorts.

Seriously, keeping your legs smooth is a full time job sometimes which is why you need a good razor handy to get a great close shave. The Gillette Venus & Olay Sugarberry Razor contains five blades allowing for a close shave. The soft grip handle allows for comfortable control of the razor as you shave. But the best part of the razor is the fact that you don’t need separate shaving cream to get a smooth shave as the razor has built in Olay Moisture Bars located on either side of the razor which help lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness vs. the Breeze razor over time and take the place of shaving cream. These bars have a sweet scent called Sugarberry! When you’re done just pop the razor into its storage caddy that you can tack onto the tiles in your shower stall.

Having a good razor at home will save you a good deal of money on laser, electrolysis, or waxing treatments and makes hair removal at home easier and more efficient.

Most women prefer a wet shave as it’s easy on our legs plus mess-free as we can do it in the shower.

For a smooth, close shave follow these tips:

  • Make sure your razor blade is fresh and is of good quality. The Venus & Olay Razor has five blades which allow for a close, comfortable shave and once your blades go blunt it’s easy enough to purchase refills.
  • Take a warm, hot shower to soften hair.
  • Some suggest shaving down your legs before shaving upwards as it has longer lasting results. This is actually what I do. I shave down and proceed to shave upwards after so you get a double shave experience that gives you a little longer in between shaving.

Since the Venus & Olay Razor has built in moisture bars you don’t need to go the extra step with shaving cream or soap however, I do suggest following up, after your legs are dry, with a good body cream such as Olay lotion to provide more moisture and smoothness to skin.

Gillete Venus Olay Razors

Gillete Venus Olay Razor Sugarberry

Gillete Venus Olay Sugarberry Razor

Venus Olay Razor

Getting smooth, summer legs are made easy with a good razor and a few simple steps!

How do you keep your legs smooth and short worthy for the warm weather?

Do share!

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Not Up for a Gloss or Lipstick Touch Up? No Worries Beauty Fixation Pre-Filled Portable Swabs Has You Covered!

Beauty Fixation Pre Filled Portable Swabs

I apply lipstick in the morning and gloss but I tend to wipe it away as I sip my tea…so perhaps it sticks around on my lips for an hour? Two at the most…!

I’m very lazy touching up, for a beauty junkie you’d think I’d be a little more diligent retouching up my makeup as the day progresses, but I’m not.

Solution?

Beauty Fixation Pre-Filled Portable Swabs!

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Beauty Bytes: Beauty Brand Blogs

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So you know by now all your favorite beauty brands are out there in Twitter-land tweeting away about life, the universe, and everything. I should hope by now you’re followin’ ‘em and talking to them daily as they are a friendly lot.

But did you also know that your fav brands are bloggin’ it to? More and more brands are beginning to take on the world of blogging. It’s a social marketing media-fest as brands Tweet, Facebook, mySpace, and Blog their way through the Internet. It’s a great way of getting some one on one time with your fav brands.

Jump ahead to learn about more brands who are blogging.

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